Great Things are Happening at UNT

Ivana Hall (Courtesy of BluDoor Studios)Pass it on: Great things are happening at UNT. Learn about them here and share our successes with your family and friends.

  • Scrabble for literacy. Word wizards gathered at UNT this spring to test their vocabulary prowess at the UNT Scrabble tournament supporting UNT's Success for Life through Reading program, which promotes early childhood literacy. Every $5 entry fee bought two books for the children's reading program.
  • Organic gardens a growing idea. For centuries, artists have used dye gardens for their work. In October, UNT will open its very own on the west side of Bain Hall. UNT's Natural Dye Garden will provide sustainable, natural dyes made from flower petals, plant leaves, roots and other organic materials to color up student projects and serve as a beautiful community space where visitors can walk, relax and enjoy art installations by Greenmeme Designs and UNT students.
  • Beauty queen's vocal talent. Former UNT student Ivana Hall competes Sept. 15 for the Miss America title in Atlantic City after being crowned Miss Texas this summer. Hall won over Miss Texas judges with her vocal talent and pageant platform "HIV/AIDS Education and Resources: Each One, Reach Out to One." Hall was the reigning Miss North Texas at the time she was crowned. Read more about other UNT beauty queen legacies.