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Welcome Back the Mean Green at UNT Fan Fest

August 18th, 2017 | Posted in Alumni News
Do you have the meanest, greenest family in North Texas? Show off your spirit at Fan Fest, the UNT Alumni Association’s biggest celebration of the summer!

The Denton County Alumni Chapter is kicking off the UNT athletics season in style at Apogee Stadium. Get in the spirit with a Green Brigade marching band performance, get autographs from UNT players, and follow along in the stands as the football team warms up the crowd with drills.

We’ve packed in too much fun for one evening, so stick around after sunset for a movie night on the field. Spread out your blanket and unwind as “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” plays on the world-class Jumbotron.

UNT Fan Fest

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
6–10:30 p.m.
Apogee Stadium, Gate 3b 
1251 S Bonnie Brae St.
Denton, TX 76207

This FREE family festival includes:

  • Live music from the Raised Right Men
  • Complimentary concessions (hot dogs, french fries, popcorn, and drinks) 
  • Inflatable play centers 
  • Marching band performance
  • Player autographs and drills
  • Movie night on the field

Free parking is available in the Apogee Stadium Black Lot. Get directions to the Black Lot here

RSVP here by Sunday, August 20.

Summer Family Events

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Alumni News

A giraffe’s tongue is black. An airplane’s “black box” is not.

Curious minds young and old can explore these facts and more at the UNT Alumni Association’s summer family events.

On July 29, we’ll have our eyes to the skies at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas. Guests will enjoy a catered breakfast on the mezzanine level with an eagles-eye view of suspended aircraft displays. Kids can enjoy the indoor play space and flight themed crafts while parents explore the museum’s impressive 35,000-piece collection of aviation and space flight history.

On August 12, our Tarrant County Chapter invites you to a fun-filled day at the Fort Wort Zoo. Start off with a hearty breakfast and an up-close Animal Encounter, then discover the wild with your family. 

Whether your interest takes you down onto the Savanah or high in the skies, you’ll create new family memories at the UNT Alumni Association’s summer events. Bring your UNT friends to celebrate the old memories, too!

Frontiers of Flight Museum

Saturday, July 29, 2017
10 a.m.–Noon
Frontiers of Flight Museum
6911 Lemmon Avenue
Dallas, TX 75209

Tickets:
$5 – Alumni Association Member
$10 – Non-Member
Free – Children (ages 0-12)
For more information and to RSVP, visit:

https://www.untalumni.com/flightmuseum

Fort Worth Zoo

Saturday, August 12, 2017
10 a.m.­–Noon
Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway
Fort Worth, Texas 76110

Tickets:
$10 – Alumni Association Member
$20 – Non-Member
$5 – Children (ages 3-10)
Free – Children 2 and under
 

For more information and to RSVP, visit:

https://www.untalumni.com/fortworthzoo

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNT

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Alumni News

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNT is a lifelong learning program with classes, events, and trips designed by and for adults 50 and better. It is a vibrant community of curious minds, adventurous hearts, and welcoming members. Classes are selected by peers and taught by distinguished university professors and area professionals. Each engaging class is led by friendly faculty, and classes are 90-minute sessions. Access to special collections and sites provide extra enrichment. With over 100 classes, multiple locations, and a wide variety of topics, we have options for everyone. 

No grades, no tests—just curious minds learning.

Join OLLI for life’s next adventure!

Archaeology, Music, Science, History, Nature, Religious Studies, Literature, Nutrition, Language, Technology, Art, Current Events, and much more!

Find out more or become a member at olli.unt.edu.

Get in touch with OLLI at UNT:
olli@unt.edu | 940-369-7293 | facebook.com/olliunt | twitter.com/olliunt

Rough Riders

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in Alumni News

Join us for a night of food, fun and Mean Green pride at UNT Night at the Frisco RoughRiders. Enjoy ballpark food, a firework show after the game, and much more all included in your ticket! RSVP by June 18th, click here to learn more about the big game!

 

UNT Night at the Frisco RoughRiders
Saturday, July 1, 2017
First Pitch – 7:05 pm
Dr Pepper Ballpark
7300 Roughriders Trail
Frisco, TX 75034

Tickets:
$10 – Alumni Association Member
$20- Non-Member
$5 – Children (ages 3-10)
Free – Children 2 and under

Ticket includes:

  • Ballpark food
  • Domestic beer
  • Wine
  • RoughRiders program
  • Picnic style seating and traditional ballpark seats
  • Area across from Primrose Playground for children to play during the game
  • Fireworks show following the game

Tickets will be picked up on-site at the Left Field Entrance Gate.

Parking is available around the ballpark for $10.

RSVP below by Sunday, June 18.
Click here to RSVP.

Block Party

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in Alumni News
Congratulations to our Class of 2017 graduates! As you begin your journey through life, we hope that you remember and cherish the memories that you made at University of North Texas. Our Grad Block Party 2017 was a huge success, and we thank you all for joining us in our festivities. We had live music, games, photo ops, UNT merchandise, and finally, a stunning firework show to end the night! We hope everyone enjoyed the event, and hope you have a fantastic summer!

Alluring Alumni Adventures

May 19th, 2017 | Posted in Alumni News
Travel the world and explore places near and far. Two new cruises are now available exclusively priced for UNT Alumni. Check out the details of each unique experience below. Then, click here to learn more and to register for the trip!

Kaleidoscope of Cultures – OCEANIA CRUISES*

Miami to San Francisco (16 Nights)

Date:    May 6—May 22, 2018 Regatta
Price:    From $3,799 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Embark on your luxury cruise aboard the Regatta in vibrant Miami, an international city rich with the influence of Caribbean and Latin American culture. Start with a trip through Havana’s history, from its colonial beginnings to post-revolutionary present. Learn all about Spanish military history at the Castillo San Felipe de Barajas in Cartagena before traversing the iconic Panama Canal on your way to the awe-inspiring rainforest canopy of Puntarenas. Delight in the coastal beauty of San Juan del Sur and travel back in time to visit the Mayan temples of Puerto Quetzal. In Mexico, you’ll see why Acapulco was the resort of choice for celebrities from Elvis Presley to Elizabeth Taylor and take in the exotic desert coastline of Cabo San Lucas. Finally, disembark the Regatta in San Francisco, a dramatic city with an artistic personality.

*Date, price, and itinerary are subject to change.

Allure of Autumn – OCEANIA CRUISES*

Montréal to New York (10 Nights)

Date:    September 23 – October 3, 2018 Insignia
Price:    From $3,949 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Experience the explosive colors of autumn as you sail down North America’s immense and beautiful Atlantic coast. Embark on your luxury cruise aboard the Insignia in Montréal, Canada’s second-most populous city, which blends North American charisma with European charm. Québec City, the only walled city in North America, shows old-world European charm seeping into the heart of French Canada; while Saguenay claims Canada’s only navigable fjord, flanked by emerald mountains and towering plateaus. From Sept-Îles, a port town fronted by a stunning seven-island archipelago, you’ll sail across the magnificent Gulf of Lawrence; embrace British and Scottish traditions in Halifax; and discover the curious reversing river of Saint John before you continue south into the United States. Admire the awe-inspiring Acadia National Park; immerse yourself in America’s revolutionary history on Boston’s renowned Freedom Trail; and relax in New England’s own European-style resort city, Newport; before finishing your journey in New York, the “City that Never Sleeps.”

*Date, price, and itinerary are subject to change.

Nibble and Mingle

May 19th, 2017 | Posted in Alumni News
The Greene Family Foundation along with Football Hall of Famer Joe Greene have partnered with two time Top Chef alumni, James Beard nominee and author John Tesar of The Knife Restaurant, and the Highland Hotel to host the inaugural Nibble & Mingle evening to raise funds for UNT’s Agnes Lucille Craft Greene Scholarship. 

The event will feature tastes from John Tesar and other celebrated chefs. Special guests attending include Hall of Famer Earl Campbell. 

Additional evening highlights include a four-piece jazz quartet of students from UNT’s College of Music and a silent auction with many sports memorabilia pieces. 

UNT student recipients of the Agnes Lucille Craft Greene scholarship are either survivors of breast cancer or have a parent/legal guardian who have been affected by breast cancer. Join us and support changing a student’s life.

Highland Hotel 
5300 E. Mockingbird Ln 
Dallas, TX 75206

June 9, 2017
7-11 p.m.

To purchase Tickets: https://www.prekindle.com/promo/id/24898848753002476

Agnes Lucille Craft Greene, 1947-2015

Mean Green Night at the Rangers

May 19th, 2017 | Posted in Alumni News

Don’t miss out on Mean Green Night on Friday, June 2, when the Texas Rangers take on the Houston Astros. The first 2,500 UNT fans to show their special event ticket at the designated cap redemption area on game day will receive a limited edition UNT-themed Rangers hat.

Here’s how to enjoy UNT Night with your fellow Mean Green:

Step 1: Purchase your ticket here. Only tickets purchased through the link will be eligible for a UNT-themed Rangers cap.

Step 2: Get to Globe Life Park early on June 2. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the first 2,500 fans to line up at area inside the Southwest Airlines Third Base Gate will receive a UNT-themed Rangers hat.

Step 3: Enter through any entrance and head to the area inside the Southwest Airlines Third Base gate to get your cap.

Step 4: Show your Rangers and UNT pride!

For more information, or to purchase 20 or more tickets please contact Jeremy Christopher at 817-273-5173 or jchristopher@texasrangers.com.