Celebrating UNT's Arts, Business Impact

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  • Arts Walk of Fame. Talented UNT alumni are among the first honorees to be selected for the Denton Arts Walk of Fame, a new project recognizing artists with ties to Denton who have made an impact on the national stage. Granite stones with the engraved names of the artists will line both sides of East Hickory Street. Alumni inductees include musicians Pat Boone, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Norah Jones; members of the bands Brave Combo and Midlake; pianist Bob Rogers, who also served on the music faculty and was named a Professor Emeritus; architect O'Neil Ford; and artists Kerry Gammill and Jesús Moroles ('78).
  • The Dallas 500. UNT leaders earned a spot on D CEO magazine's list of the 500 most influential businesspeople in the North Texas region. Included are President Neal Smatresk; UNT System Chancellor Lee Jackson; Terry Pohlen, professor of logistics; and 16 impressive UNT alumni. The Dallas 500 list was announced in November in a special edition of the magazine, celebrating regional leaders who have made the Dallas-Fort Worth area a powerful economic engine.
  • New union opens doors. The Mean Green family has a new 300,000-square-foot University Union that is eco-friendly and represents the heart of student life with ample amenities for dining, study and gathering. Opened in November, it boasts state-of-the-art features and sleek design, including new space for the One O'Clock Lounge inside The Syndicate.