Bragging Rights

Rick Holter, Courtney Collins, Jeff Whittington and Thorne Anderson (Courtesy of Thorne Anderson)

Pass it on: Great things are happening at UNT. Learn about them here and share our successes with your family and friends.

  • Best-ever finish. UNT's Mean Green Racing, the university's SAE Formula racing team, is hard at work on next year's car after this year's model placed 13th at the Formula SAE Lincoln this summer -- the highest-ever ranking the team has received. The four-day competition tests the cars on factors such as acceleration, endurance and efficiency.
  • Bicycle friendly university. UNT was named a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists. UNT encourages bicycling as an easy transportation option that creates positive effects for individuals and the community, from saving money and creating healthy lifestyles to reducing carbon emissions and traffic levels. Through the "I Bike UNT" initiative, members of the UNT community can access cycling resources such as free bike locks, lights and social bike riding events.
  • Winning storyteller. Associate professor Thorne Anderson served as videographer for the team that received the Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Video for "One Crisis Away: Rebuilding a Life." The digital news project for Dallas TV station KERA told the story of a single mother whose home was destroyed by a tornado. Anderson (right) is a specialist in photojournalism, multimedia and visual storytelling in the Mayborn School of Journalism. He received the award with (from left) KERA's Rick Holter, vice president/news; Courtney Collins, reporter; and Jeff Whittington, executive producer.