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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.

SMU Tailgate and Pep Rally

August 18th, 2017 | Posted in Athletics
Sharpen your talons, alumni! Mean Green football faces off with rival SMU at the first away game of the season, and the Dallas County Alumni Chapter is helping you paint the town green.

Kick-off the action on September 8 at the UNT vs. SMU Alumni Pep Rally. We’ll be at Four Corners Brewery, owned by alumnus George Esquivel (’91), for a sneak-peak of the new facility before it opens to the public. Get in the spirit with $3 brews and appearances by the UNT Spirit Squad and Scrappy. After dark, chill out on the patio with The Southpaw Preacher, a skillful 8-piece soul/funk band born out of UNT’s own Division of Jazz Studies.

On game day, skip the ice run and leave the cooler at home. The UNT Alumni Association is bringing the tailgate celebration to you at UNT vs. SMU!

We’ll be grilling up tailgate favorites right outside of Dallas Hall to announce that the Mean Green have arrived. Get into the groove with 80’s cover band Live 80 and their break dance trio, then pump up the pride with heart-thumping performances by UNT’s Green Brigade marching band and Spirit Squad.  


UNT vs. SMU Alumni Pep Rally Fan Fest
Friday, September 8, 2017
6–9 p.m.
Four Corners Brewery
1311 South Ervay Street, Dallas, TX 75215

FREE ADMISSION

Event includes:

  • $3 craft brews from Four Corners
  • Food truck artisan eats available for purchase on-site
  • Special appearances by the UNT Spirit Squad and Scrappy
  • Live music by The Southpaw Preacher

RSVP here by September 5. The first 250 people to register will receive a UNT/Four Corners branded koozie!


UNT vs. SMU Tailgate and Game
Saturday, September 9, 2017
3-6 p.m. 
SMU Dallas Hall
3225 University Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205

Tickets
$20 – Alumni Association members and Mean Green Club members
$30 – Non-members

Event includes:

  • Catered food (hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ beans, chips, tea, and lemonade)
  • Cash bar (beer and wine for $5 each, cash only)
  • Live music and dance by Live 80
  • Special performances by The Green Brigade marching band and Spirit Squad
  • Photos with Scrappy

RSVP here by September 5.

Gear up for game day with your Mean Green Family!

August 18th, 2017 | Posted in Athletics
Join us for our GameDay Grille at the Alumni Pavilion every home football. There will be live music, Mean Green face painting, a catered buffet, and lawn games. Local craft beer and Texas wine is available for purchase at the bar.

The UNT Alumni Pavilion, located at the northeast entrance of Apogee football stadium, serves as a memorable gathering place for food, fun and fellowship among alumni and friends. The pavilion features high-definition TVs and stunning views of the stadium from the outdoor deck.

All current members, and one guest per member, receive free admission. Day passes are available on-site for $10 per person. Kids 12 and under are free.

Alumni GameDay Grille events open two hours prior to each home game kick off, so make plans to attend! We also host a special gathering on the evening of the Homecoming Bonfire for our alumni to enjoy the event!

Fall 2017 Football Schedule:

Date Pavilion Open Kick-Off Opponent
9/2/2017 4:00 PM 6:00 PM Lamar
9/23/2017 3:30 PM 5:30 PM UAB
10/14/2017 3:30 PM 5:30 PM UTSA
10/28/2017 3:30 PM 5:30 PM Old Dominion
11/11/2017 2:00 PM 4:00 PM Homecoming – UTEP
11/18/2017 3:30 PM 5:30 PM Army

Did You Know?

August 18th, 2017 | Posted in Did You Know?

The Student Money Management Center (SMMC) offers programming throughout the academic year? They focus on topics that help students have a healthier relationship with money during their collegiate careers and beyond. During UNT’s First Flight Week, the SMMC is hosting a “Dorm Hacks” workshop to reveal commonly hidden fees and showcase the resources available to all dorm residents. Ensure funding for these enriching programs for our students—learn more here, and give your gift today!

Partner Profile – Jostens

August 18th, 2017 | Posted in Partner Profiles

We take great care in passionately helping people:

– Express themselves

– Celebrate experiences and traditions

– Recognize achievements

– Share their stories

We proudly partner with the UNT Alumni Association in the Official Ring Presentation Ceremonies held bi-annually. This ceremony is where students receive their rings, the symbol of pride and commitment to the university.

No longer a student, but want a class ring to commemorate your time at UNT? We can create a ring for you as well!

Visit us online at http://college.jostens.com/

Calendar of Events

August 18th, 2017 | Posted in Events

 

2017 Highlights

September

September 2
Alumni GameDay Grille
UNT Pavilion

UNT vs. Lamar
Apogee Stadium

September 8
UNT v. SMU Alumni Pep Rally
Four Corners Brewery
Dallas

September 9
UNT vs. SMU Tailgate
SMU Boulevard
Dallas

September 23
Alumni GameDay Grille
UNT Pavilion

UNT vs. UAB
Apogee Stadium

September 28
Dallas County Alumni Chapter Fall Reception
Belo Mansion

October

October 10
Tarrant County Alumni Chapter Fall Reception
The Colonial

November

November 9
Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards

November 10
Homecoming Bonfire
Alumni Pavilion

November 11
Golden Eagles 50th Reunion Breakfast
UNT Union

Alumni GameDay Grille
UNT Pavilion

UNT vs. UTEP
Apogee Stadium

November 25
UNT vs. Rice Tailgate
Houston

UNT News Briefs

August 18th, 2017 | Posted in UNT News Briefs

National Science Foundation grant to fund drone advances at UNT

The National Science Foundation has awarded Shengli Fu, University of North Texas College of Engineering associate professor and chair of electrical engineering, a $250,000 grant for drone research and development. The grant is part of $1 million that has been divided between UNT, the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi and the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez.

Click here to read the full story.


Internationally known artists to discuss work as UNT determines public art for new Art Building

The University of North Texas’ new Art Building is expected to feature art from an internationally recognized artist – and the public can hear from a group of finalists before the artist is selected to develop an artwork proposal.

Click here to read the full story.


UNT students named Spectrum Scholars by American Library Association

The scholarships are given to high-achieving students who are earning graduate degrees in library and information science.

Click here to read the full story.

Colleges and Schools Highlights

August 18th, 2017 | Posted in Highlights
College of Health and Public Service

SR Education Group recently ranked two of HPS’ online graduate programs in their GuideToOnlineSchools.com 2017 Best Value lists. Our online graduate rehabilitation counseling… READ MORE

Emergency management researchers to study factors for recovery after disaster

This past October marked four years since Hurricane Sandy became the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history when it hit the New Jersey coast, causing about $75 billion in property damage. Thousands of homes destroyed or heavily damaged by the storm have not been rebuilt, and many residents who evacuated have not returned to their communities. READ MORE

Essay: Tenacity by recent graduate Marisa Nowicki

Tenacity” by Marisa Nowicki (’17) – Although neither of my parents attended college, they fostered in me a deep love of learning from an early age. We would often play word games in the car, and it was during one of these car rides that my dad introduced the new word-of-the-week: “tenacity,” the quality of being determined or persistent. I’ve always liked the word, and as an adult it often reminds me how much my family has sacrificed to ensure I gained a quality education. READ MORE
 

College of Business

Network with Wren Baker: September 7

Stay connected to your UNT alum at the next Eagle Business Network event on Thursday, September 7. You will also have the opportunity to learn about new developments in UNT athletics with the month’s featured speaker Wren Baker, UNT Vice President and Director of Athletics.

Time: 7–9 a.m.
Location: Maggiano’s Little Italy, 205 NorthPark Center, Dallas, Texas
Cost: $18.00

Event Details:
7 a.m. Registration and Networking
7:30 a.m. Buffet Breakfast
8 a.m. Program begins (ends at 9 a.m.) 

Register here, and don’t miss your chance to network around the breakfast table.

Purchase with a Purpose

University of North Texas student found his calling for helping others following last year’s July 7 ambush of police officers in downtown Dallas, which left five officers dead and wounded a total of 11 people.

“The Dallas shooting was bad, but it sparked a fire in me and I’m going to let that fire shine bright,” said Ipinowula “Ipi” Adedokun, a junior majoring in finance.

Following the shooting, Adedokun wanted to help children who lost parents that night, but he didn’t know how – so he started a group in hopes it could become a nonprofit to lend him credibility. This June, just a few weeks before the one-year anniversary of the shooting, the organization – World Apparel Co. – became designated as a domestic nonprofit corporation. About half of the proceeds from online purchases of T-shirts and trendy dresses, jackets and hats goes to aid children’s charities or individual families.  READ MORE

Logistics Lab Leading Innovation

UNT’s Jim McNatt Institute for Logistics Research (JMI) is helping Trinity Logistics executives determine how to distribute domestically manufactured ASME propane tanks from sister company Trinity Containers in the most time—and cost-saving way possible. Undergraduate student and former Trinity Logistics intern Megan Vassh used large-scale data analysis to optimize the company’s distribution plan. READ MORE

 

College of Education

Student creation for retail’s top show lands UNT team spot on HSN with designer

An idea created on campus is giving three University of North Texas graduates the opportunity of a lifetime – a live appearance on the HSN television shopping network. They will appear in a cell in the 7-9 p.m. (Eastern) slot Aug. 4 (Friday).

Thanks to a unique handbag design, the former students won the National Retail Federation’s 2016 Student Challenge at the annual “BIG Show” in New York City. There they met NRF judge and designer Danielle DiFerdinando, founder and creative director at Danielle Nicole and a regular HSN feature. She pitched an idea to HSN and then invited Katelyn Patrick Boutin, Nichole Fallis and McKenzie Hibler – all 2016 graduates of UNT’s merchandising and digital retailing programs – to join her on a show. READ MORE

 

Athletics

North Texas Launches Young Alumni Season-Ticket Promotion

The North Texas Athletic Department has announced a football season-ticket promotion for first-year graduates and young alumni that graduated within the last five years. 

Any person who graduated from the University of North Texas in 2017 is eligible to receive two free 2017 North Texas football season tickets.

Those who graduated from North Texas between 2013-16 are eligible for the Young Alumni discount ticket program, which offers up to two season tickets for $50 each. Tickets are for seats in sections 119, 120 and 121 of Apogee Stadium, near the student section.

All free and discounted Young Alumni tickets must be claimed no later than Aug. 31, 2017.

To purchase tickets, visit the North Texas Ticket Office website.

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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