Great Things are Happening

Photo by Michael ClementsPass it on: Great things are happening at UNT. Learn about them here and share our successes with your family and friends.

  • Graduating Green. Committing to sustainability, December graduates were the first to receive their diplomas with the choice of wearing biodegradable commencement gowns that decompose in soil in one year. The acetate fabric fiber of the gowns is made from natural wood sourced from renewable forests. The zippers are made from recycled products.
  • First Double. While UNT’s One O’Clock Lab Band now has six Grammy nominations, this was the first year the band was in contention for two Grammy awards. The band attended the 52nd Grammy Awards in Hollywood representing its latest album, Lab 2009, which was up for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album and Best Instrumental Composition for "Ice-Nine" by director Steve Wiest ('88 M.M.).
  • Beauties and Brains! Two UNT students – Kristen Blair, Miss Texas, and  Nicole Miner, Miss New Mexico – advanced to the top 10 finalists in the recent Miss America Pageant. Other UNT beauty queens are Lonice Bell (’08), Miss Dallas 2007, and Armaiti Shahidi-Fitzgerald (’06), Mrs. International 2009. Read more about UNT beauty queen legacies.