2018 Spring

<p>Spring 2018 Cover</p>
<p>UNT alumni at an outdoor gathering</p>

UNT Alumni Association

Expanded Regional Programming

UNT Alumni Association plans more events for alumni in cities throughout Texas.

#2018 Spring, #Alumni Life, #Alumni life, #UNT Alumni Association

<p>Tom Weger</p>

Award of Excellence

Historical Honor

UNT alumnus Tom Weger wins award for works on Chisholm, Great Western Trails.

#2018 Spring, #Culture

<p>Two UNT students in a classroom</p>

Academic Programs

New Degrees

To ready students for high-tech careers, UNT offers 13 new degrees, with more on the way.

Written by: Erin Cristales

#2018 Spring, #Campus News, #Campus News

<p>Rudy Reynoso at the Grammys Red Carpet event</p>

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE

Rock Star Trek

UNT alumnus Rudy Reynoso rubs elbows with music royalty after winning a trip to the Grammys.

#2018 Spring, #culture, #Online Extras

<p>UNT Graduation Block Party (Photo by Gary Barber)</p>

Green Pride

Graduation Block Party Marks Major Milestone

UNT to honor recent graduates with new block party commencement tradition.

#2018 Spring, #Alumni Life, #Alumni life, #Campus News, #Green Pride

<p>Elliotte Dunlap</p>

Alumni Spotlight

Elliotte Dunlap

Alumnus' desire to effect change led to UNT's Multicultural Center in 1995 and continues today.

Written by: Nancy Kolsti

#2018 Spring, #Business, #Diversity, #Social Impact, #Business, #Features

<p>Ed Stephan</p>

Alumni spotlight

Finding his Beat

UNT alumnus Ed Stephan's hard work led to performing on a Grammy-winning album.

Written by: Jessica DeLeón

#2018 Spring, #culture, #Culture, #College of Music

<p>Christine Williams</p>

Best Short Film

Winning Work

UNT alumna Christine Williams' film named runner-up at the Denton Black Film Festival.

#2018 Spring, #Culture, #Department of Radio, Television and Film

<p>Alan Baylock conducting an outdoor performance ath the Frisco Art Walk</p>

Brilliantly Green

UNT Faculty, Students, Alums Make Their Mark

UNT's Alan Baylock lands on list of 10 People Who Define Dallas.

#2018 Spring, #Campus News, #Brilliantly Green, #College of Music

<p>From left, Brenda McCoy and Paul Poston Sr.</p>

Online Extra

A Legacy of Service

UNT Presidential Citation honors Paul Poston Sr. nearly 76 years after he left UNT for World War II.

#2018 Spring, #Online Extras

<p>University of North Texas students in a materials science lab of Nandika D'Souza.</p>

Power of Research

Research and Innovation

Through collaborations and creativity, UNT advances research and industry partnerships.

#2018 Spring, #Research, #Science/Technology, #Features, #Science/Technology

<p>Women in Civil War Texas: Diversity and Dissidence in the Trans-Mississippi</p>

Faculty books

Women During Wartime

UNT history lecturer Deborah Liles edits book on Texas women's activities during the Civil War.

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

<p>Simon Walker</p>

Creative Designs

Letter Perfect

UNT alumnus Simon Walker's fonts appear on high-profile media.

#2018 Spring, #Department of Design, #Culture, #College of Visual Arts and Design

<p>Ashwin Kumar, Ted Zhao, Sarah Zou, Abhishek Mohan and Tan Yan (Photo by Ahna Hubnik)</p>

Outstanding students

TAMS Students Honored

UNT TAMS students named semifinalists in the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search.

#2018 Spring, #Campus News, #Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, #Campus News, #Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science

<p>The MRF spaces photographed in Discovery Park on the UNT campus</p>

Parting shot

Materials Research Facility

The facility's two dozen machines lead to cutting-edge discoveries made by students and faculty.

#2018 Spring, #Research, #Science/Technology, #Department of Materials Science and Engineering, #Science/Technology, #Featured Photo, #College of Engineering

<p>Aaron Glassburner and John Dicken</p>

continuing education

Bettering Military Logistics

Air Force members are completing doctoral degrees at UNT as part of a unique program.

#2018 Spring, #Business, #Campus News

<p>Tara Owens</p>

Program Feature

Seeking Justice

UNT criminal justice alumni work to reduce crime, increase security around the world.

Written by: Amy Armstrong

#2018 Spring, #Social Impact, #Department of Criminal Justice, #Features, #College of Health and Public Service

<p>Worried About the Wrong Things</p>

Faculty books

Youth and the Internet

UNT's Jacqueline Ryan Vickery finds youth use internet in positive ways.

#2018 Spring, #Books, #Culture, #Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

<p>Yvonne Valdez (Photo by Brit Peters)</p>

Alumni Spotlight

Behind the Scenes

UNT alumna Yvonne Valdez makes mark in Hollywood as a film editor.

#2018 Spring, #culture, #Culture, #Department of Radio, Television and Film

<p>Emma Restivo</p>

Outstanding students

Rising Star

UNT freshman Emma Restivo travels to National Retail Federation Big Show and Student Program.

#2018 Spring, #Campus News, #Campus News, #College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism

<p>D CEO cover, Dallas 500, the most powerful business leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth. Front row from left: Melissa Reiff, Emmitt Smith Back: Mike Rawlings, Andrew Beal, G. Brint Ryan. Portrait by Elizabeth Lavin</p>

DALLAS 500

Making the Cut

This year's Dallas 500 features many UNT alumni, faculty and administrators.

#2018 Spring, #Business, #Campus News

<p>Terriell Bradley</p>

mean green

Action-packed Season

Mean Green basketball nets new records, postseason play.

#2018 Spring, #Athletics, #Athletics, #Features

<p>Science and Socio-Religious Revolution in India</p>

Faculty books

Building Community

UNT professor Pankaj Jain explores how science and religion work together in Indian villages.

#2018 Spring, #Books, #Culture, #Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies

<p>From left, Diamond Eagles Society co-founders Cathy Bryce (’91 Ph.D.), Debbie Smatresk and Shari McCoy</p>

Giving impact

New Initiative Creates Campus Impact

Diamond Eagles Society raises money for patio at UNT Alumni Pavilion.

#2018 Spring, #Alumni Life, #Alumni life, #camps news, #Campus News

<p>Neale R. Chumbler</p>

appointments

New Dean of HPS

Neale R. Chumbler has been named the new dean of UNT's College of Health and Public Service.

#2018 Spring, #Campus News, #UNT News, #Campus News, #College of Health and Public Service

<p>Leila Rahimi</p>

Online Extra

Olympic Broadcast Dreams

Leila Rahimi had lofty dreams as a Denton teenager — literally.

Written by: Leigh Anne Gullett

#2018 Spring, #Athletics, #Brilliantly Green, #Online Extras

<p>Tim Love (Courtesy of Tim Love)</p>

celebrity chef series

'Food. Love. Hospitality.'

The UNT Celebrity Chef Series will feature restaurateur Tim Love on April 23.

#2018 Spring, #Campus News, #College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism

<p>Kayla Olson and Farrah Penn</p>

Notable Authors

Writing Their Future

UNT alumni Kayla Olson and Farrah Penn write young adult novels.

#2018 Spring, #College of Arts & Sciences, #Department of International Studies, #Emerald Eagle Scholars, #Books, #Culture

<p>Steven Glassner</p>

Online Extra

Positive Impact

Steven Glassner wants to impact his own students the way his UNT professors influenced him.

Written by: Amy Armstrong

#2018 Spring, #Department of Criminal Justice, #Social Impact, #Online Extras, #College of Health and Public Service

<p>Ryan Hooks</p>

Alumni spotlight

Taking the Plunge

As head of sales, UNT alumnus Ryan Hooks helps services and revenue soar at Frisco's iFLY.

Written by: Erin Cristales

#2018 Spring, #Alumni Profile, #College of Arts & Sciences, #Business, #Department of Communication Studies

<p>Diane Bruxvoort</p>

appointments

New Dean of Libraries

Diane Bruxvoort will serve as UNT's new dean of libraries beginning April 1.

#2018 Spring, #Department of Library and Information Sciences, #Campus News, #College of Information

<p>Justin Watts portrait</p>

faculty spotlight

Professor Hits Runway

Assistant professor Justin Watts was a model at a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

#2018 Spring, #Campus News, #Department of Rehabilitation Studies, Social Work, and Addictions, #College of Health and Public Service

<p>Jonathan Camacho</p>

Alumni Spotlight

Music Man

UNT alumnus Jonathan Camacho's music heard in many places, including ESPN.

#2018 Spring, #Culture, #College of Music

<p>President Neal Smatresk and his wife, Debbie, visit with National Merit Scholars. (Photo by Michael Clements)</p>

from our president

Soaring Higher

UNT continues strides to better serve students with more options.

#2018 Spring, #Campus News, #Letters

<p>Michelle Jernigan</p>

Alumni spotlight

Food Allergy Advocate

UNT alumna Michelle Jernigan volunteers for cause that affects her family personally.

Written by: Alaetra Smith

#2018 Spring, #Social Impact, #College of Education

<p>Mariela Nuñez-Janes</p>

faculty focus

Empowering Youth

Mariela Nuñez-Janes' story is all about helping migrant and Latino youth tell theirs.

#2018 Spring, #Department of Anthropology, #Campus News, #College of Health and Public Service

<p>Gary Cocke</p>

ASK AN EXPERT

Gary Cocke

How can you grow a garden using native plants?

Written by: Jennifer Pache

#2018 Spring, #Ask an Expert

<p>Shay Youngblood</p>

Many talents

Creating Conversations

UNT's Shay Youngblood sees works performed by top theater, Viola Davis.

#2018 Spring, #culture, #Diversity, #Department of Dance and Theatre, #Culture, #Dance & Theatre

<p>North Texas Normal College Class of 1915</p>

dear north texan

1915 Treasure

Son finds old panoramic photo while cleaning out his father's home office.

#2018 Spring, #Letters, #Letters to the editor

<p>Kellie Delka</p>

Alumni spotlight

Sliding into Victory

UNT alumna Kellie Delka aims to make 2022 Olympics in the sport of skeleton.

Written by: Jessica DeLeón

#2018 Spring, #Athletics, #Athletics, #Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation, #College of Education

<p>Jane Goodall</p>

GUEST SPEAKER

UNT Welcomes Goodall

Jane Goodall will speak at UNT on April 9 as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series.

#2018 Spring, #Campus News

LINGUISTICS RESEARCH

Preserving the Lamkang Language

UNT graduate student is working to save her disappearing language.

#2018 Spring, #College of Arts & Sciences, #Research, #Campus News, #Department of Linguistics and Technical Communications

<p>Kathy Scherler</p>

Alumni Spotlight

Spreading Music

UNT alumna Kathy Scherler creates music program for children in need.

#2018 Spring, #culture, #Social Impact, #Culture, #College of Music

<p>Shirley and Don Baker, Don is wearing  a football helmet and uniform</p>

dear north texan

Football Couple

Go to class, elope, take final -- alumna looks back fondly on her college years.

#2018 Spring, #Letters, #Letters to the editor

<p>Shan Gao</p>

The Last Word

To Chile and Back

Shan Gao recalls how her experience in Chile changed her views on wilderness.

Written by: Shan Gao ('12 Ph.D.)

#2018 Spring, #Essays

<p>From left, Shivganesh Bhargava, head of Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT-Bombay; P.V. Balaji, dean of research and development, IIT-Bombay; Marilyn Wiley, dean of UNT's College of Business; Manjula Salimath, associate professor of management,</p>

global connection

College of Business, IIT-Bombay Partner

Colleges collaborate to host International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Family Business.

#2018 Spring, #International, #Global Connection, #Campus News, #Department of Management, #College of Business

<p>Randy Schekman</p>

GUEST SPEAKER

Nobel Prize Winner to Visit UNT in April

Nobel Prize-winning biologist Randy Schekman will bring his knowledge to UNT for two lectures.

#2018 Spring, #Campus News

<p>Daniel Rojas</p>

Composing for film

Movie Musician

UNT alumnus Daniel Rojas' guitar work heard on major movies.

#2018 Spring, #Culture, #College of Music

<p>Illustration from 1956 yearbook of two women in a car next to a football player</p>

dear north texan

A Rolling Car

Alumnus recalls a 1956 incident from his North Texas days.

#2018 Spring, #Letters, #Letters to the editor

<p>UNT System building</p>

Online Extra

#TogetherWe

The UNT System's universities serve, inspire and drive the North Texas region.

#2018 Spring, #Online Extras

<p>Chelsea Jones, Woodrow Weaver and Carlos Castro with junior Joshua Intondi (pictured with Julie Willems-Espinoza, associate director of UNT's Center for Logistics Education and Research, from left)</p>

outstanding students

Logistics Win

A team of logistics and supply-chain management students wins top prize at Operation Stimulus.

#2018 Spring, #Campus News, #Department of Marketing and Logistics, #College of Business

<p>Rosa Clemente</p>

bridges to inclusion

Equity and Diversity

Scholar-activist Rosa Clemente delivers keynote address at 2018 Equity and Diversity Conference.

#2018 Spring, #Diversity, #Campus News

<p>Drew Zaremba conducting</p>

Music Masters

Composing Careers

UNT alumni Drew Zaremba and Garrett Wingfield win 2018 Herb Alpert awards.

#2018 Spring, #Culture, #College of Music

<p>1963 - UNT students having fun at a snowball fight on campus</p>

Dear North Texan

Snowy Campus Memories

Read about what some alumni shared on Facebook about their memories of snow days on campus.

#2018 Spring, #Letters, #Letters to the editor

<p>UNT love letters</p>

online extra

Love Stories

This year’s winning UNT love story was hard to beat.

#2018 Spring, #Online Extras

<p>OLLI class attendees</p>

continuing education

OLLI Summer Kickoff

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNT will host its summer kickoff May 16 at Apogee Stadium.

#2018 Spring, #Campus News

<p>Hand wearing nitrile gloves holding test tube</p>

Online Extra

UNT Cancer Research

UNT faculty and students are making impacts with their cancer-fighting research.

#2018 Spring, #Research, #Online Exclusives

<p>The Diaz quintuplets, from left, Enna Diaz, George Diaz, John Diaz, Emilio Diaz, and Maria Diaz.</p>

Graduation Stories

High Five

The Diaz quints complete their journeys as UNT students.

Written by: Jessica DeLeón

#2018 Spring, #Graduation