2018 Summer

<p>The North Texan 2018 Summer</p>

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Stoke a Hub for UNT Innovators

UNT alums and staff mentor aspiring entrepreneurs at Denton-based coworking space.

Written by: Erin Cristales

#Innovation, #Online Exclusives, #College of Information, #2018 Summer, #College of Visual Arts and Design, #Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science

<p>Leann Berry. Photo by Ranjani Groth</p>

Alumni spotlight

Crafter of Cocktails

UNT alumna Leann Berry delights Dallas restaurant scene with her creative spirits and stories.

Written by: Jessica DeLeon

#College of Arts & Sciences, #Dance and Theatre, #Food/Spirits, #Department of Dance and Theatre, #Culture, #Dance & Theatre, #2018 Summer

<p>UNT Tech Titans</p>

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UNT Tech Titans Timeline

A look at the alumni who have launched startups in the North Texas region.

Written by: Erin Cristales

#Business, #Online Exclusives, #2018 Summer

<p>Robert Maynard. Photo by Ranjani Groth</p>

Program Feature

A Degree in Perseverance

For nontraditional students, the B.A.A.S. program provides the flexibility to earn a diploma.

Written by: Jessica DeLeón

#New College, #Feature Stories, #2018 Summer

<p>Jon McCarry</p>

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UNT Revamps Murphy Center

New director helms what is set to become an 'innovation hub' for the North Texas region.

Written by: Monique Bird

#Innovation, #Online Exclusives, #College of Business, #2018 Summer

<p>CampReward.com</p>

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Startup Beginnings

Alum works nights, weekends to make 'Expedia of campgrounds' a reality.

Written by: Erin Cristales

#Business, #Innovation, #Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation, #Online Exclusives, #2018 Summer

<p>Wende Zomnir with her team at the Urban Decay headquarters</p>

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

Wende Zomnir

Co-founder and CEO of top-selling makeup brand Urban Decay isn't afraid to go bold.

Written by: Erin Cristales

#Alumni Profile, #Features, #Online Exclusives, #2018 Summer, #Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

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Back in the Classroom

Janet Bracken fulfilled her dream of earning a degree and now is helping others fulfill theirs.

Written by: Jessica DeLeón

#New College, #Online Exclusives, #College of Business, #2018 Summer

<p>Rossana Boyd</p>

Faculty Focus

Advocating for ELLs

College of Education professor is a tireless champion for students and teachers.

Written by: Erin Cristales

#Faculty Focus, #Department of Teacher Education and Administration, #2018 Summer

<p>UNT President Neal Smatesk particaptes in a dance at the 2018 Grad Block Party</p>

From our president

Expanding Our Presence

Frisco branch campus, digital research centre help meet needs of future, current students

#Letters, #2018 Summer

<p>Mark Duebner in airport</p>

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

Swinging Into Action

As director of aviation for the city of Dallas, alumnus Mark Duebner prepares for everything.

Written by: Monique Bird

#Public Administration, #Alumni Profiles, #2018 Summer, #College of Health and Public Service

<p>President Neal Smatresk and Vice President for Advancement David Wolf present the Wings of Eagles Presidential Award to Jim McNatt ('66).</p>

Wingspan Gala 2018

The Bright Lights of UNT

During its Wingspan Gala, the university honored alumni, faculty, students and friends.

#Alumni Life, #Special Events, #Features, #2018 Summer

<p>2018 Scrappy Awards. Photo by Rick Yeatts</p>

Mean Green

Student-Athletes Fly High at Ceremony

Mean Green football, soccer players take home top honors at second annual Scrappy Awards ceremony.

#Athletics, #Mean Green Athletics, #2018 Summer

<p>Pictured at left, from left to right: Frisco City Councilman Will Sowell, Frisco Mayor Pro Tem Shona Huffman, Frisco City Councilman Bill Woodard, Scrappy, Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney, UNT President Neal Smatresk, Frisco Deputy Mayor Pro Tem John Keating and</p>

Expansion

Spreading Its Wings

UNT develops partnership with Frisco to make way for a new branch campus in Collin County.

#Frisco, #Spaces, #Campus News, #2018 Summer

<p>President Neil Smatresk presents NetDragon founder Dejian Liu with an eagle painting at the NetDragon Digital Research Centre launch announcement May 15. The centre will offer students and faculty sponsored research and technology development opportunitie</p>

Global Connection

UNT Launches NetDragon Digital Research Centre

UNT joined forces with Digital Train Limited to launch its NetDragon Digital Research Centre in May.

#Innovation, #Global Connection, #Campus News, #2018 Summer

<p>Jalea Seals. Photo by Michael Clements</p>

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The Parent Gap

Alumna Jalea Seals ('09) shows caregivers how to help children with behavioral issues.

Written by: Erin Cristales

#Alumni Profile, #Department of Psychology, #Online Exclusives, #2018 Summer

<p>Tesa Hargis</p>

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Global Good

Honors College alum Tesa Hargis ('17) was awarded a $45,500 Rotary Global Grant.

Written by: Erin Cristales

#Alumni Profile, #Global, #Online Exclusives, #2018 Summer, #Honors College

<p>Ciara Boniface</p>

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A Reel Winner

The world's Next Visionary Filmmaker is a media arts student at UNT.

Written by: Jessica DeLeon

#Department of Media Arts, #Television & Film, #Online Exclusives, #2018 Summer

<p>Joe Greene</p>

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Greene Pride

UNT's newest residence hall will be named after the university's most iconic figure.

#Spaces, #Mean Green Athletics, #Online Exclusives, #2018 Summer

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

PARTING SHOT

Diaz Quintuplets

After four years, the Diaz quintuplets are graduating from UNT.

#Featured Photo, #2018 Summer

<p>Kevin Smith and Dan Franks</p>

Podcast Movement

Talking Head

UNT alumnus Dan Franks' career as an accountant led to podcasting.

#Business, #Department of Accounting, #Media Arts, #Television & Film, #Culture, #College of Business, #2018 Summer

<p>James Wallace. Photo courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse</p>

Creating experiences

Movie Maker

UNT alumnus James Wallace always loved the movies. Now he curates programming for Alamo Drafthouse.

Written by: Jessica DeLeon

#College of Arts & Sciences, #Media Arts, #Television & Film, #Culture, #Department of Radio, Television and Film, #2018 Summer

<p>Giovanni Valderas</p>

Inspired by community

Artist and Advocate

UNT alumnus Giovanni Valderas wins Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award for unique project.

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

Legacy Families

A Family Tradition

The Usabiaga family has made UNT their place to learn about business.

Written by: Monique Bird

#Business, #Legacy Families, #Legacy Families, #College of Business, #2018 Summer

<p>Octavio Quintanilla</p>

Creative endeavors

Making Poetry Visible

UNT alumnus Octavio Quintanilla is the 2018-20 Poet Laureate for the city of San Antonio.

#Books, #College of Arts & Sciences, #English, #Books, #Culture, #2018 Summer

<p>Bola Ogun. Photo by Adriana Gonzalez Vega</p>

Behind the scenes

Rebel Artist

UNT alumna Bola Ogun's work in Hollywood leads to mentorship with Robert Rodriguez.

#College of Arts & Sciences, #Dance and Theatre, #Department of Dance and Theatre, #Culture, #Dance & Theatre, #2018 Summer

<p>Street Democracy book cover</p>

Faculty Books

Street Democracy

UNT history professor Sandra C. Mendiola Garcia explores street vendors' fight for democracy.

#Books, #College of Arts & Sciences, #History, #Books, #Culture, #Department of History, #2018 Summer

<p>Wealth Builder Challenge book cover</p>

Faculty Books

Building Wealth

UNT adjunct professor Dave Ragan and alumnus Ricky Grunden Sr. advise on money matters.

#Books, #Business, #Books, #Culture, #College of Business, #2018 Summer

<p>Cover of "I Scream You Scream"</p>

Faculty Books

Sweet Surprise

UNT political science professor Wendy Watson writes Mysteries A La Mode series.

#Books, #College of Arts & Sciences, #Political Science, #Books, #Culture, #Department of Political Science, #2018 Summer

<p>Michael Gause</p>

High honor

Thirst for Success

UNT alumnus Michael Gause named Detroit Symphony Orchestra African American Orchestra Fellow.

#Music, #Music, #Culture, #2018 Summer, #College of Music

<p>Otura Mun. Courtesy of Otura Mun</p>

Traditional and modern

Different Beat

UNT alumnus Otura Mun's eclectic mix of music draws national attention.

#Music, #Music, #Culture, #2018 Summer, #College of Music

Jazz History

Wonderful World

UNT alumnus Michael Cogswell retires after overseeing Louis Armstrong House Museum for 27 years.

#Music, #Music, #Culture, #2018 Summer, #College of Music

<p>Photo by Kathy Prichard</p>

Musical Theatre

Dream Job

UNT alumni work with George Takei on his musical "Allegiance."

#College of Arts & Sciences, #Dance and Theatre, #Department of Dance and Theatre, #Culture, #Dance & Theatre, #2018 Summer

<p>Jana Hawley, dean of CMHT</p>

Appointments

New Dean of CMHT

Jana Hawley is joining UNT as the dean of the College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism.

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

<p>Wesley Randall, dean of New College</p>

Appointments

New Dean of New College

Wesley Randall, professor of logistics, is the new dean of UNT's New College.

#Department of Marketing & Logistics, #New College, #Campus News, #College of Business, #2018 Summer

<p>Three baby goats</p>

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

Goat Enterprise

UNT alumna Jonna Hopewell Payne Davis' goat farm brings in skin-care products and even yoga.

Written by: Jennifer Pache

#Alumni Profile, #Alumni Profiles, #2018 Summer

<p>Richard Dixon</p>

faculty SPOTLIGHT

Professor Elected into Royal Society

Richard Dixon was elected into the United Kingdom's prestigious scientific organization.

#Department of Biological Sciences, #Campus News, #2018 Summer

<p>Ana Cleveland</p>

faculty SPOTLIGHT

Health Information Honoree

Ana Cleveland is the recipient of the highest honor the Medical Library Association confers.

#Campus News, #College of Information, #2018 Summer

<p>From left to right, James Renfroe and Matthew Hernandez.</p>

Academic competition

Debate Tournament

UNT debaters finished in the top 44 teams in national debate tournaments.

#Department of Accounting, #Campus News, #College of Business, #2018 Summer, #Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

<p>Kathryn Ostermeier</p>

Student spotlight

Work Identities Research

Ph.D. candidate studying how different identities at work or at home impact people on the job.

#Research, #Campus News, #Department of Management, #College of Business, #2018 Summer

Student spotlight

Audit Foundation Grant Recipient

Accounting doctoral candidate awarded $10,000 Michael J. Barrett Doctoral Dissertation Grant.

#Department of Accounting, #Campus News, #College of Business, #2018 Summer

<p>TAMS tracks</p>

CURRICULUM

TAMS Expands Academic Tracks

TAMS is giving students the option of combining study in the sciences with study in the arts.

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

<p>Donghui Zhu</p>

Research

Grant Awarded for Stent Development

The College of Engineering received a $2 million grant to develop a biodegradable medical stent.

#Department of Biomedical Engineering, #Research, #Campus News, #College of Engineering, #2018 Summer

<p>Ricardo Gonzalez</p>

ASK AN EXPERT

Ricardo Gonzalez

How can you keep kids engaged in learning over the summer?

Written by: Madeline Greene

#Ask an Expert, #College of Education, #2018 Summer

<p>The Denton New Horizons Band. Photo by Ranjani Groth</p>

Brilliantly Green

Great Things are Happening at UNT

Shattering glass ceilings, history-making win and reaching a milestone.

#Brilliantly Green, #College of Business, #2018 Summer, #College of Music

<p>Zach Palmer and Lauren Scally. Photo by Ahna Hubnik.</p>

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

Renovating and Preserving History

UNT alums preserve Denton homes while building renovation and construction business.

Written by: Meredith Moriak Wright

#Alumni Profile, #Alumni Profiles, #College of Business, #2018 Summer

<p>John Soliswith his father, Javier making the UNT eagle claw in front of the library mall fountain. Photo by Kasey Kamenicky/FWCreations</p>

Giving Impact

Ring Ceremony

Time-honored symbol gains new tradition.

#giving impact, #UNT Alumni Association, #2018 Summer

<p>Naomi Niyah</p>

the last word

Caring Campus

Recent graduate reflects on research victories and other UNT highlights.

Written by: Naomi Niyah ('18)

#Department of Biological Sciences, #Essay, #Graduation, #Research, #Essays, #2018 Summer, #Honors College

<p>John (’80 M.B.A.) and Mary Alda (’84)</p>

UNT Alumni Association

Set Sail with Your Fellow UNT Eagles

The UNT Alumni Association is offering travel opportunities through Oceania Cruises.

#UNT Alumni Association, #2018 Summer

Dear North Texan

The Maestro

I am so sad to learn of the passing of Maestro Anshel Brusilow.

#Letters, #2018 Summer

Dear North Texan

Great Grads

I started my college education in 1959, the year after I graduated from high school.

#Letters, #2018 Summer

Dear North Texan

Football Heroes

Great to see a letter in the spring issue about one of my boyhood heroes, quarterback Don Baker.

#Letters, #2018 Summer

<p>1909 student volunteer fire company</p>

Dear North Texan

Student Fireman

I worked as a teenage student fireman along with other teenagers for the Denton Fire Department.

#Letters, #2018 Summer

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The Mothership

Urban Decay is no ordinary beauty brand, and its headquarters in Newport Beach, California, reflect...

#Online Extras, #2018 Summer

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Urban Decay's Global Initiative

In 2015, CEO Wende Zomnir and Urban Decay launched The Ultraviolet Edge, a global initiative to...

#Online Extras, #2018 Summer

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UNT Broadcasters Celebrate 50 Years

Reunion brought back members of the 'Mercer Mafia.'

#Online Extras, #Department of Radio, Television and Film, #2018 Summer