2018 Fall

Student at a computer wearing a headset with microphone

cover story

Next Generation Education

With 60 percent of post-millennials expecting to have multiple careers, UNT is providing opportunities for students to grow with the creative economy.

Written by: Meredith Moriak Wright

#esports, #Frisco, #makerspaces, #Technology, #Department of Marketing & Logistics, #College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, #Features, #College of Visual Arts and Design, #2018 Fall

Jen Guzmán and Tony Barrett

Program Feature

Business of Music

College of Music graduates hone craft with entrepreneurial spirit.

Written by: Jessica DeLeón

#Music, #Music, #Features, #College of Music, #2018 Fall

President Neal Smatresk talks with a student outside the Student Union

From Our President

Embracing Creativity

UNT provides the skills students need to evolve as future creative leaders.

#Letters, #2018 Fall

Carlson family

Legacy Families

'Love' is the Score in Tennis Club

Four generations find love at UNT.

Written by: Erin Cristales

#Legacy Families, #Legacy Families, #2018 Fall

Tao Yang

Faculty Spotlight

Powe Award Winner

Professor Tao Yang earned prestigious award for his research into microgrids.

#UNT News, #Department of Electrical Engineering, #Campus News, #College of Engineering, #2018 Fall

Crystal UNT alumni awards

Soaring Eagles

Alumni Awards 2018

UNT honors outstanding alumni for their notable careers and service.

#Alumni Life, #giving impact, #UNT Alumni Association, #2018 Fall

<p>Mean Green Football</p>

Mean Green

Successful Kickoff

The Mean Green started off the 2018 football season by trampling SMU 46-23.

#Athletics, #Mean Green Athletics, #2018 Fall

Benjamin Sirota wearing nitril gloves and working with equipment

Research

Cutting-Edge Research

UNT researchers' work gets published in Nature's Scientific Reports this summer.

#Campus News, #Department of Materials Science and Engineering, #2018 Fall

Photo from the fifties of a teacher and elementary school students

Online Extra

Slideshow: Child Development Lab

Stroll down memory lane with photos from the history of UNT's Child Development Lab.

Written by: Erin Cristales

#College of Education, #Online Extras, #2018 Fall

<p>UNT Football</p>

Dear North Texan

Winning Photo

Fall marks 50 years since this Mean Green vs. Arkansas tilt.

#Football, #Journalism, #Yucca, #Letters, #Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, #2018 Fall

Sharilyn Amaya

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS

Best and Brightest

Seventy-six National Merit Finalists choose UNT for its outstanding academic programs.

Written by: Meredith Moriak Wright

#Department of Economics, #Features, #College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism, #Honors College, #2018 Fall

David Wolf, Cathy Bryce, Debbie Smatresk and UNT President Neal Smatresk at the Diamond Eagles Family Patio

UNT Alumni Association

Diamond Eagles Family Patio

The Alumni Pavilion's new Diamond Eagles Family Patio was revealed Sept. 1.

#Alumni Life, #UNT Alumni Association, #2018 Fall

Dan J. Kim

Faculty Spotlight

Fulbright Scholar Grant Recipient

Professor Dan J. Kim will research online technologies and cultural norms.

#Department of Information Technology & Decision Sciences, #Campus News, #2018 Fall

Fredrick Sembatyain Uganda

Global Connection

Autism Outreach in Uganda

UNT's Kristin Farmer Autism Center hosted an international autism workshop this summer.

#Kristin Farmer Autism Center, #Global Connection, #Campus News, #College of Education, #2018 Fall

Angie D. Cartwright

Faculty Spotlight

Early Career Professor

College of Education selects Angie D. Cartwright for inaugural designation.

#Campus News, #Department of English, #2018 Fall

<p>UNT students</p>

Resources and Retention

Creating Connections

UNT faculty and staff are working to ensure all students feel ready for university life.

Written by: Erin Cristales

#Student Life, #Campus News, #2018 Fall

<p>McConnell Tower turns green</p>

Awards and honors

Insurance Program Honored

UNT was awarded the prestigious Global Centers of Insurance Excellence designation.

#Campus News, #2018 Fall

Andrew Torget in an auditorium with video projection screens

Brilliantly Green

Record-Setting Lecture

Professor makes history; Dude Perfect visits UNT; alums appointed to council.

#Brilliantly Green, #Campus News, #Department of History, #2018 Fall

Diane Bruxvoort hold a book titled The New Education

Ask an Expert

Diane Bruxvoort

How are libraries continuing to change in the digital age?

Written by: Erin Cristales

#Department of Library and Information Sciences, #Expert Take, #2018 Fall

<p>Sunny Nunan and her mom in the Admin Awards office</p>

Alumni spotlight

Administering Recognition

Alumna trumpets businesses' unsung heroes with awards ceremony.

Written by: Erin Cristales

#Business, #Features, #Department of Communication Studies, #Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, #Online Exclusives, #2018 Fall

Brandi Renton

Faculty Spotlight

Business Fellowship

National association selects Brandi Renton as a 2018 fellow.

#Campus News, #2018 Fall

John Peters

Faculty Focus

Conrad Expert

Professor John Peters is the winner of the UNT Foundation Eminent Faculty Award.

#Campus News, #Department of English, #2018 Fall

Helen Schlueter and family at her graduation

The Last Word

Fertile Valley

Alumna remembers life in Vet Village in the 1950s.

Written by: Helen V. Schlueter ('54, '69 M.A.)

#UNT History, #Essays, #2018 Fall

John Ishiyama

Faculty Spotlight

Political Science Award

John Ishiyama has won the prestigious Frank J. Goodnow Award.

#Campus News, #Department of Political Science, #2018 Fall

Vanessa Dionne applies make up to an actor's face

Behind the Scenes

Transcendent Artist

Vanessa Dionne's make-up work for "The Bold and the Beautiful" earns her an Emmy.

#Dance and Theatre, #Culture, #Dance & Theatre, #Department of Dance & Theatre, #2018 Fall

<p>Nonprofit leadership program</p>

Academics

Nonprofit Leadership

UNT's College of Health and Public Service now offers a bachelor's in nonprofit leadership studies.

#Campus News, #College of Health and Public Service, #2018 Fall

Dave Copps

Alumni spotlight

Dave Copps

When it comes to building corporate culture, Brainspace founder uses his head -- and his heart.

Written by: Erin Cristales

#Business, #Science and Technology, #Features, #Department of Anthropology, #2018 Fall

UNT mascot Scrappy poses with a UNT Model T car with UNT license plate

Green Pride

Hit the Road With UNT Flair

Ride with pride on the Texas roadways with a UNT license plate.

#Green Pride, #2018 Fall

Lindy West at a podium

Campus Event

Mayborn Literary Conference

Gifted news storytellers headlined UNT's Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference in July.

#Campus News, #Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, #2018 Fall

Jordan Burchill and Mikaela Kahn

Reel deal

Movie Music

UNT alumni Jordan Burchill and Mikaela Kahn see song in Spike Lee movie.

#Music, #Music, #Culture, #College of Music, #2018 Fall

<p>Alan Dershowitz</p>

Special Events

Kuehne Fall Speaker Series

Defense attorney and legal scholar Alan Dershowitz will speak at the fall series.

#Campus News, #2018 Fall

Art depicting a brains network

Online Extra

Q&A: A Smart Take on Artificial Intelligence

AI enthusiast and brain builder Dave Copps discusses the vast changes on the horizon.

Written by: Erin Cristales

#Technology, #Online Extras, #2018 Fall

Two women at desk reading

Continuing Education

OLLI at UNT Expands Locations

OLLI at UNT has expanded from three locations to five.

#Alumni Life, #OLLI, #Campus News, #2018 Fall

Duane King

Alumni Spotlight

King of Creativity

As a kid, Duane King drew pictures of spacecraft and 18-wheelers.

#Visual Arts and Design, #Visual Arts, #Culture, #College of Visual Arts and Design, #2018 Fall

Jingran Sun

Student Spotlight

Dissertation Fellowship

Jingran Sun has earned the coveted C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellowship.

#Campus News, #Department of Public Administration, #2018 Fall

<p>UNT Radio Players</p>

Dear North Texan

RTVF pre-1968

UNT's broadcast program started much earlier than 1968.

#Radio, #Letters, #Department of Radio, Television and Film, #2018 Fall

Oliver Chyan

Research

Seeing Invisible Problems

Chemistry professor Oliver Chyan has developed a way for manufacturers to view flaws in microchips.

#Science/Research, #UNT News, #College of Arts & Sciences, #Department of Chemistry, #Campus News, #2018 Fall

Katie Woodard holding a child

Alumni Spotlight

Mercy and HOPE

UNT alumna Katie Woodard helps others on centers of Mercy Ships. 

Written by: Jim Rogers

#Social Impact, #TAMS, #Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, #Alumni Profiles, #2018 Fall

Jordan Case

Dear North Texan

Giving Impact

The winter issue noted several individuals giving back to UNT, including Jordan Case.

#Giving, #Radio, #Letters, #Department of Radio, Television and Film, #2018 Fall

Cover art text for Putting the Tech in Texas story

Dear North Texan

Excellent Issue

The summer issue was the most professional I have ever read. 

#Letters, #2018 Fall

Narendra Dahotre

Faculty Spotlight

Lifetime Achievement Award

Narendra Dahotre received the honor from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

#Engineering, #Campus News, #College of Engineering, #2018 Fall

Matt Davis

Alumni Spotlight

College Fund Yields Business

UNT alumnus Matt Davis' landscaping business helps support students.

Written by: Jessica DeLeon

#Business, #G. Brint Ryan College of Business, #Alumni Profiles, #2018 Fall

Man on horse back holding a UNT flag

Parting Shot

UNT Day at the Fair

Current and past Eagles hoofed it to UNT Day at the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo.

#Featured Photo, #2018 Fall

Martin Godoy performing with a flute

Musical talent

Top Flutist

Doctoral student Martin Godoy wins international competition.

#Music, #Music, #Culture, #College of Music, #2018 Fall

collage of UNT traditions

Online Extra

Video: Eagle Expertise

Learn all the modern UNT traditions, including how to form the perfect Eagle claw.

#Mean Green Athletics, #Green Pride, #Online Extras, #2018 Fall

Werner Herzog and Caleb Spaw

Future filmmaker

Working with a Legend

UNT alumnus Caleb Spaw learns from the best in film and TV.

#Media Arts, #Television & Film, #Culture, #Department of Media Arts, #2018 Fall

Cijoy Olickal

Academics

Blockchain Course

UNT now has a blockchain class, with experts like Cijoy Olickal teaching the course.

#Campus News, #G. Brint Ryan College of Business, #2018 Fall

Shayna Russo

Online Extra

Home Away From Home

After two and a half years in the foster care system, freshman was recently adopted.

Written by: Caylin Gibson

#Features, #Online Extras, #2018 Fall

Sarah Adams

Creative works

Fun Ride

UNT alumna Sarah Adams makes film out of experience in jury duty.

#Media Arts, #Television & Film, #Culture, #Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, #2018 Fall

Video still from Soar Higher

Online Extra

Video: Soar Higher

Watch UNT's fall ad, which showcases the university's research, creativity, pride and passion.

#Online Extras, #2018 Fall

John Leadbetter with saxophone in front of a wall of saxophones

Online Extra

Sax and the City

UNT alumnus John Leadbetter's saxophone shop in New York City attracts top musicians.

Written by: Jessica DeLeón

#Music, #Music, #Online Extras, #College of Music, #2018 Fall

Cierra Caballero wearing sweatshirt that says eat people

Horror expert

Facing Fears

UNT alumna Cierra Caballero reports on her love for horror for PopNerdTV.

#Media Arts, #Television & Film, #Culture, #Department of Media Arts, #2018 Fall

Video still on UNT Dining Services

Online Extra

Video: A Full Plate

Check out the awesome options in UNT's dining halls, including the all-vegan Mean Greens.

#Dining, #Online Extras, #2018 Fall

Book cover for Sons of Freedom

Faculty Books

War History

UNT history professor Geoffrey Wawro explores how U.S. military helped Allies win WWI.

#History, #Books, #Culture, #Department of History, #2018 Fall

Kate Sorrells wearing safety glasses an operating a large drill

Worlds of Wow

Creature Artist

UNT alumna Kate Sorrells uses art degree to design playground equipment.

#Visual Arts and Design, #Visual Arts, #Culture, #College of Visual Arts and Design, #2018 Fall

Book cover for  Shakespeare, Popularity and the Public Sphere

Faculty Books

Shakespeare's Politics

UNT English assistant professor Jeffrey S. Doty examines political power.

#English, #Books, #Culture, #Department of English, #2018 Fall

Book cover for Learning Games: The Science and Art of Development

Faculty Books

Game Creation

Scott Warren, UNT professor of learning technologies, explains process of making video games.

#Department of Learning Technologies, #Information, #Books, #Culture, #College of Information, #2018 Fall

Video still of Mike with students

Online Extra

Videos: Check Out Minute with Mike

Watch videos from Mike Goddard's 'Minute with Mike' series.

#College of Education, #Online Extras, #2018 Fall

Nic Nicosia

An eye for the unusual

Photography Pioneer

UNT alumnus Nic Nicosia is considered a leader in the staged photography movement.

#Visual Arts and Design, #Visual Arts, #Culture, #2018 Fall

Michelle Schusterman holding a snare drum and drumsticks

Different beat

Novel Idea

UNT alumna Michelle Schusterman draws on music background for her books.

#Books, #Music, #Books, #Culture, #College of Music, #2018 Fall

Amanda Ekery in a recording studio

Vocal artist

Spreading Music

UNT alumna Amanda Ekery sets out to bring more women in the jazz world.

#Music, #Music, #Culture, #College of Music, #2018 Fall

<p>Carlos Munguia is sworn in.</p>

Appointments

New UNT System Regents

Three new regents have been appointed by Gov. Gregg Abbott.

#Campus News, #2018 Fall

UNT student on stage at commencement wear cap and gown regalia

Online Extra

Grads for Gowns

UNT’s Division of Student Affairs launched a new program this fall to help alleviate some of the...

#2018 Fall