September 30, 2012
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- Olympic tryouts. Three Mean Green track and field athletes qualified for Olympic trials, competing to represent the United States, Israel and the United Kingdom. Hurdler Steven White was fresh off a 14th-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. White is a second team All American. Former Israel youth champion Shahaf Bareni placed first in high jump in the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Championships. And Jo Adams, ranked 49th in England, recorded UNT's second-fastest time in the 1,500-meter run.
- Meet me at the Union. Students will have a new union in 2015, thanks to their approval of a fee to fund construction. The $130 million union —- like all of UNT's new construction — will be designed to meet LEED standards. The current University Union, built in 1964, was planned for 17,000 students. Enrollment has grown to 36,000, and more than 2.5 million people visit the building every year.
- Zoom, zoom. The Mean Green Machine, the 1931 Model A seen at football games and spirit events, will zip around UNT's Apogee Stadium with new vigor this season. A student team in the College of Engineering, funded by the Division of Student Affairs, gave the vintage car an engine transplant, converting its power source from gasoline to electricity. Read more about the "green makeover."