2017 Winter

<p>2017 Winter Issue</p>
<p>Members of FFWC (Faith Filled Women of Christ) volunteer at Twice as Nice in Denton, TX</p>

Cover story

Impact of Giving

UNT achieved a record-breaking fundraising year for the university.

Written by: Jessica DeLeón

#Features, #2017 Winter

<p>Melissa Huffman</p>

alumni Spotlight

Melissa Huffman

A devastating hurricane season cements alumna's passion for work as a meteorologist.

Written by: Nancy Kolsti

#Science/Technology, #Department of Public Administration, #Science/Technology, #2017 Winter

<p>Kathy Foster</p>

Program Feature

Computing for the Future

Computer science alumni use innovation to solve problems and create new technologies.

Written by: Meredith Moriak Wright

#Department of Computer Science and Engineering, #Science/Technology, #STEM, #Features, #2017 Winter

<p>"Pictured at the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards Dinner are, from left, President Neal Smatresk, Don Millican ('74), Emily Mauzy ('06, '06 M.S.), Elliotte Dunlap ('97), Sarah Mickelson ('05), Mary Lu Waddell, Stephen 'Steve' F. Waddell ('75, '96 E</p>

Soaring Eagles

Alumni Awards 2017

UNT honors outstanding alumni for their notable careers and service.

#Alumni Events, #Alumni Life, #Campus News, #2017 Winter

<p>The Mean Green women's soccer team won the 2017 Conference USA Tournament on penalty kicks, 3-1, against the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. (Photo by JC Ridley)</p>

Mean Green

Champion Seasons

Time to celebrate multiple conference championships and a bowl game bid.

#Athletics, #Athletics, #Mean Green Athletics, #2017 Winter

<p>Rick Holter, Courtney Collins, Jeff Whittington and Thorne Anderson (Courtesy of Thorne Anderson)</p>

Brilliantly Green

Bragging Rights

Mean Green Racing earns personal best; faculty member earns major honor.

#Engineering, #Journalism, #Sustainability, #Brilliantly Green, #2017 Winter

<p>Amy Friedrich-Toulouse</p>

The Last Word

Legacy of Love

Amy Friedrich-Toulouse remembers her grandparents.

Written by: Amy Friedrich-Toulouse

#Education, #Legacy Families, #Essays, #College of Education, #2017 Winter

<p>Han Wen (Photo by Ahna Hubnik)</p>

Ask an Expert

Han Wen

How can you best pair wines with holiday meals?

Written by: Jennifer Pache

#Food/Spirits, #Hospitality and Tourism, #Ask an Expert, #Campus News, #2017 Winter, #College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism

<p>Golden Eagles Class of 1967</p>

Golden Eagles

Memories Shared from Class of '67

Members of the Class of 1967 celebrated their 50th anniversary by sharing a few memories.

#Alumni Events, #Homecoming, #Essays, #2017 Winter

Green Pride

UNT Battle Flag Flies High

The largest-ever version of the UNT Battle Flag is flying outside Apogee Stadium.

#Athletics, #Traditions, #Campus News, #2017 Winter

<p>Paulette Marie Hasier standing with numerous globes and file cabinets</p>

Alumni Spotlight

Mapping History

Alumna makes mark as first woman to lead the Geography and Map Division at the Library of Congress.

Written by: Scott Brown

#History, #Libraries, #Department of Library and Information Sciences, #2017 Winter

From our president

Next-generation Research University

UNT is poised to become a global leader in education innovation.

#President, #Letters, #2017 Winter

<p>John Colaruotolo</p>

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

Composing Solutions

John Colaruotolo earned degrees in music, but plays to a different crowd as a workshop facilitator.

Written by: Jessica DeLeón

#Music, #Culture, #2017 Winter, #College of Music

<p>Hannah Olowokere</p>

Alumni Spotlight

Helping After Harvey

Hannah Olowokere makes impact by raising funds to help her hometown community rebuild.

Written by: Jessica DeLeón

#Journalism, #Volunteerism, #2017 Winter, #Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

<p>UNT Football vs UTEP photographed at Apogee Stadium</p>

Parting Shot

New Orleans Bowl-bound

The Mean Green head for the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Dec. 16.

#Athletics, #Athletics, #2017 Winter

Career development

New Peer Mentoring Program

UNT earns $1.6 million grant grant from Greater Texas Foundation.

#Campus News, #UNT News, #Campus News, #2017 Winter

Project Success

Teaching Teachers

Grant allows UNT to prepare bilingual, English as a Second Language teachers.

#Campus News, #Education, #UNT News, #Campus News, #College of Education, #2017 Winter

UNT Alumni Association

New scholarships

Two new scholarship funds available to UNT students for the 2018-19 academic year.

#giving impact, #UNT News, #Campus News, #2017 Winter

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

Comic Book Hero

UNT alum Hector Rodriguez uses his comic book series to help represent Latinos in the media.

Written by: Jessica DeLeón

#Education, #Visual Arts and Design, #Visual Arts, #Culture, #College of Education, #2017 Winter

Counseling services

Cultural Competency

UNT professors received HHS grant to study health disparities.

#Department of Counseling and Higher Education, #Education, #UNT News, #Campus News, #College of Education, #2017 Winter

Newsmakers at UNT

Kuehne Speaker Series

Donald Trump Jr. speaks at UNT's event that raises money for scholarships.

#Special Events, #UNT News, #Campus News, #2017 Winter

Cancer research

Sedation Alternative

UNT professor Manish Vaidya studying new methods for young patients undergoing radiation therapy.

#Research, #Science/Research, #STEM, #UNT News, #Campus News, #2017 Winter, #College of Health and Public Service

Making transitions

Helping Transfer Students

UNT, Collin College to team up in 15-month Seamless Transfer Pathway Design Challenge.

#Education, #UNT News, #Campus News, #2017 Winter

Legacy Families

Life-Changing Choice

Three generations of the Waddell family select UNT.

Written by: Amy Armstrong

#Legacy Families, #Legacy Families, #College of Education, #2017 Winter

Student achievements

Siemens Finalists

Four UNT TAMS students make regional finals for math, science and technology competition.

#Science/Research, #STEM, #Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, #UNT News, #Campus News, #2017 Winter, #Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science

Music honor

Winning Artist

UNT alumna, saxophonist Jessica Rose Dodge wins VSA Young Soloists Award.

#Music, #Music, #Culture, #2017 Winter, #College of Music

<p>1970-71 Cheerleaders</p>

Dear North Texan

Best Days

My days in Denton from 1967 to 1971 were some of the best of all my life.

#Letters, #Letters, #2017 Winter

Innovative initiatives

On Track for Success

UNT inks partnership with Texas Motor Speedway, providing fresh opportunities for students.

#Campus News, #Science/Technology, #STEM, #UNT News, #Campus News, #2017 Winter

Artistic expression

Weaving History

UNT alumna Helen Lucero creates award-winning career as curator, expert.

#Visual Arts and Design, #Visual Arts, #Culture, #2017 Winter, #College of Visual Arts and Design

<p>Students playing harp</p>

Dear North Texan

Remarkable Fortune

Some of my favorite memories of North Texas are of attending the Demonstration School.

#Letters, #Music, #Letters, #2017 Winter

Faculty focus

Standout Chemist

Thomas R. Cundari received the 2017 Eminent Faculty Award.

#Campus News, #Chemistry, #Science/Research, #Science/Technology, #STEM, #UNT News, #Department of Chemistry, #Campus News, #2017 Winter

Creative endeavors

Learning From the Best

Playwright Moisés Kaufman, composer Bruce Broughton to work with UNT students.

#Dance and Theatre, #Music, #Music, #Culture, #2017 Winter, #College of Music

<p>Robert Toulouse</p>

Dear North Texan

Refreshing Approach

Over the years, many of my UNT colleagues have shared their stories of Bob Toulouse.

#Letters, #Letters, #2017 Winter

Science fiction

Nerding Out

UNT alumna Whitney Lovett-Shin finds nerds' dream job as producer for SYFY channel.

#Media Arts, #Television & Film, #Culture, #Department of Radio, Television and Film, #2017 Winter

<p>Paul Voertman in store office</p>

Dear North Texan

Indelible Marks

Two articles in your fall issue caught my eye and brought back memories.

#Letters, #Letters, #2017 Winter

Faculty achievements

National Board Appointment

UNT engineering professor Nandika D'Souza recognized by Women in Engineering ProActive Network.

#Engineering, #Science/Technology, #STEM, #UNT News, #Campus News, #College of Engineering, #2017 Winter

Global Connection

IELI 40th anniversary

UNT's program is one of the most prestigious for learning academic English in the U.S.

#Global, #Libraries, #Global Connection, #Campus News, #2017 Winter

Innovative research

NSF Emerging Frontiers Grant

UNT researchers receive nearly $2 million grant studying ultrasound.

#Department of Physics, #Engineering, #Physics, #Science/Research, #STEM, #UNT News, #Campus News, #2017 Winter

Using his voice

Global Music

Song by UNT alumnus Michael Solomon Williams lands global response.

#Music, #Music, #Culture, #2017 Winter, #College of Music

Lifelong learning

New OLLI Director

Stephanie Reinke to head UNT's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

#Community Outreach, #2017 Winter

Behind the scenes player

Creating Community

UNT alumna Julie Althaus Crawford wins lifetime leadership award for theatre work.

#Dance and Theatre, #Department of Dance & Theatre, #Culture, #Dance & Theatre, #2017 Winter

Photography honor

Insightful Views

UNT graduate student Trinity Kai's photography wins VSA Emerging Young Artists award.

#Visual Arts and Design, #Visual Arts, #Culture, #2017 Winter, #College of Visual Arts and Design