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Accents Speak Louder than Words
Racking Up Respect
Livin' in Late Night
Technology on Trial
Betty Crocker's Recipe for Education
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  • An overall 44 percent increase in enrollment ó from 18,782 in 1982 to 27,073 in 2000
  • Endowment growth from $850,000 in 1982 to more than $45 million in 2000
  • Transformation of the UNT campus ó more than $130 million in renovation and construction
  • Increased nationwide recognition for many of UNTís academic programs
  • UNTís listing as one of the nationís 100 Best College Buys since 1997
  • Transformation of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine into the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth in 1993
  • Establishment of the UNT Office of Postgraduate Fellowships in 1993 to help students seeking scholarship, research and study opportunities
  • Raising of $43.7 million ó between 1987 and 1992 ó to exceed the $35 million goal of UNTís first capital campaign
  • Revival of the UNT Alumni Association in 1989 ó now known as the North Texas Exes
  • A change in the universityís name from North Texas State University to the University of North Texas in 1988
  • A change in UNTís image to that of a metropolitan, research university, working to become a top-tier institution
  • Establishment of the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science and admission of the first TAMS students in 1988
  • Opening in 2000 of the UNT System Center at Dallas, which is on the pathway to becoming the University of North Texas at Dallas
The chancellor, Texas Sen. Royce West and Rep. Helen Gliddings helped with registration at the opening of the UNTSystem Center at Dallas in January 2000

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