December 8, 2016
- Media Arts students score big. Students involved with NTTV, the student-run cable television station, received six Student Production Awards from the Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Top awards were earned in the categories of newscast, general assignment serious news, nonfiction, community/public service, commercial and talent..
- Rocker helps launch UNT Collab Lab. Grammy Award-winning guitarist Jeffrey Baxter from Steely Dan spoke about the power of collaborative thinking at a kick-off event for the UNT Collab Lab. Opening in fall 2017, the lab will feature a pop-up restaurant, program space for the College of Visual Arts and Design, and co-working spaces for students, faculty and the community to collaborate and innovate..
- Motivational mantra lands UNT acceptance. A video of Jordin Phipps, a third-grader at the Watson Technology Center in Garland, calling to "start the day in a positive way" prompted UNT to award her with the President's Award for Excellence in Leadership, a $10,000 scholarship and admission in the class of 2030. "I am smart. I am a leader. Failure is not an option for me. Success is only moments away. I have the attitude of a North Texas Eagle," Phipps says in the video that went viral on social media. Phipps' love for UNT stems from her mother — Nichole Smith ('06).