2021 Fall

Celia Álvarez Muñoz

Alumni spotlight

The Seduction of Art

Celia Álvarez Muñoz's innovative work has earned her the title of Texas State 2D Artist.

Written by: Jessica DeLeón

#culture, #Alumni Profiles, #2021 Fall

Curtis Goodwin

Alumni Spotlight

A Numbers Game

Alum combines math and sports as a performance data scientist for the Houston Texans.

Written by: Leigh Anne Gullett

#Feature Stories, #2021 Fall

Giovannie Cruz

Alumni Spotlight

Living Life Off- Script

Vocal performance alumna finds her way as a Hollywood actress.

Written by: Brittney Dear

#College of Music, #Alumni Profiles, #2021 Fall

Hillary Shah

Student Spotlight

A Dream Impact

UNT student wins 2021 Truman Scholarship for advocacy work to uplift marginalized communities.

Written by: Heather Noel

#Alumni Profile, #College of Arts & Sciences, #Department of Political Science, #Honors College, #Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, #2021 Fall

Road striping

Research

Making Roads Safer to Drive

UNT researchers are trying to solve a common problem that affects safety -- road striping.

#UNT News, #Campus News, #Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, #College of Engineering, #2021 Fall

Keisha Casiano

Alumni Spotlight

Artistically Impactful

Alumna's art project for students goes viral on Facebook.

Written by: Brittney Dear

#Alumni Spotlight, #Features, #College of Engineering, #College of Visual Arts and Design, #2021 Fall

UNT sports fans

Mean Green

Game On

All UNT sporting events will return to full capacity this season at Apogee Stadium.

#Athletics, #Mean Green Athletics, #2021 Fall

Life saver floation ring

Alumni Feature

Literal Lifesavers

Through living kidney donation, three alumni give the ultimate gift.

Written by: Erin Cristales

#Features, #G. Brint Ryan College of Business, #College of Visual Arts and Design, #Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, #2021 Fall

Theresa Acosta

Alumni spotlight

Taking Her Shot

Theresa Acosta is in the middle of the action as a head athletic trainer in the WNBA.

Written by: Jessica DeLeón

#Alumni Profile, #Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation, #College of Education, #Alumni Profiles, #2021 Fall

Bola Ogun

Alumni spotlight

Calling the Shots

Bola Ogun is living her dreams as a director of TV shows, including "Big Shot."

Written by: Jessica DeLeón

#College of Arts & Sciences, #Department of Dance and Theatre, #Alumni Profiles, #2021 Fall

Melanie Ecker in her lab

Research Feature

Engineering Better Health

UNT's biomedical engineering department's innovative work is reshaping people's lives.

Written by: Jessica DeLeón

#Department of Biomedical Engineering, #College of Engineering, #Feature Stories, #2021 Fall

Photo of Larry McMurtry

Dialogue

Remembering Larry McMurtry

A former classmate remembers an encounter with the late writer.

#Letters to the editor, #2021 Fall

Lola Obamehinti

Alumni Spotlight

The Boys Club Gets a Reboot

Cybersecurity expert and eBay executive Lola Obamehinti works to diversify the tech industry.

Written by: Erin Cristales

#Department of Library and Information Sciences, #Features, #College of Information, #Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, #2021 Fall

Katy Cagle

Alumni spotlight

Major League Dreams

UNT alum Katy Cagle landed a unique client -- the Texas Rangers.

Written by: Jessica DeLeón

#Department of Design, #College of Visual Arts and Design, #Alumni Profiles, #2021 Fall

Technology illustration

Technology

High-capacity Computing

UNT forges collaboration with UT's Texas Advanced Computing Center.

#UNT News, #Campus News, #2021 Fall

Three students wear Oculus headsets as they evaluate technology at the UNT’s Girls Surge into STEM XR Camp.

Science and Technology

At New STEM Camp, Ideas Surge

Camp spearheaded by UNT professor offers opportunities for underrepresented girls in grades 6-12.

Written by: Erin Cristales

#Research, #Online Extras, #College of Information, #2021 Fall

UNT College Inn

Online Extra

One Building, Many Memories

College Inn may soon be gone, but its former residents will remember the great times they had.

Written by: Jessica DeLeón

#2021 Fall

Graduation illustration

Partnerships and Programs

Bolstering Student Opportunities

UNT has unveiled a new partnership and degree program designed to give students a leg up.

#Department of Biological Sciences, #UNT News, #College of Arts & Sciences, #Campus News, #College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism, #2021 Fall

Michael W. Hankins

Alumni Spotlight

Making History Soar

Michael W. Hankins ('07, '13 M.S.) brings alive the importance of aviation history.

Written by: Jessica DeLeón

#College of Arts & Sciences, #Department of History, #College of Music, #Alumni Profiles, #2021 Fall

Alex Garland

Alumni spotlight

Clear Focus

Alex Garland's fast-thinking efforts recognized by a national photographers group.

Written by: Jessica DeLeón

#Alumni Profiles, #2021 Fall

Charolotte Decoster

Online Extra

Reliving History

Through her work at Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, alumna educates the public.

Written by: Sydney Cooper

#Features, #Department of History, #Online Extras, #2021 Fall

Scott Bakula with 'Texas Penitentiary Team' athletes filming Necessary Roughness in 1991

Online Extra

Necessary Roughness Turns 30

The film, released Sept. 27, 1991, had a starring role at UNT.

Written by: Kayla Lindberg

#2021 Fall

Nada Shabout

Outstanding Faculty

Professor Wins ‘Arab Nobel Prize'

Art professor Nada Shabout has received the prestigious Kuwait Prize for Arts and Literature.

#Department of Art Education and Art History, #UNT News, #Campus News, #College of Visual Arts and Design, #2021 Fall

From Concerto to Compost

UNT music alumna creates business to help the environment.

Written by: Danielle Zachariah

#Department of Geography and the Environment, #College of Music, #2021 Fall

Vince Granata

Books

The Untold Story

Vince Granata, a creative writing doctoral student, wins praise for his memoir.

Written by: Jessica DeLeón

#culture, #College of Arts & Sciences, #Department of English, #Alumni Profiles, #2021 Fall

Alexandra Ponette-González

Science

Breath of Fresh Air

UNT geographer selected to serve on top advisory committee informing air quality standards.

#UNT News, #College of Arts & Sciences, #Campus News, #Department of Geography, #2021 Fall

Carmen Menza

Alumni Spotlight

Composing Visions

Composer and visual artist Carmen Menza had a unique inspiration for her upcoming work.

#College of Music, #Alumni Profiles, #2021 Fall

Green Brigade Marching Band

Campus Happenings

Glory to the Green Brigade

The marching band is sporting new uniforms to honor its rich history.

#Brilliantly Green, #Campus News, #College of Music, #2021 Fall

UNT President Neal Smatresk

From Our President

Setting the Scene

This year brings excitement -- and record-setting enrollment.

#Letters, #2021 Fall

Hugh Nini

Alumni spotlight

Stages of Life

Hugh Nini has gone from musician and ballet dancer to published author.

Written by: Jessica DeLeón

#College of Music, #Alumni Profiles, #2021 Fall

Researchers Jyotsna Dhillon, Arup Neogi, Arkadaii Krokhin, Ezekiel Walker

Research

Controlling Sound Waves

UNT researchers are gaining the attention of the physics world with their discoveries.

#UNT News, #College of Arts & Sciences, #Campus News, #Department of Physics, #2021 Fall

Randall Good

Alumni Spotlight

A Space of Beauty

Alumnus paints Renaissance-inspired ceiling painting in UNT legacy family's home.

Written by: Sydney Cooper

#Department of Art Education and Art History, #Department of Studio Art, #Features, #Online Extras, #College of Visual Arts and Design, #2021 Fall

Kelli Watts

Alumni spotlight

Sweet Success

UNT alumna Kelli Watts' macarons will be sold in H-E-B stores across Texas.

Written by: Jessica DeLeón

#College of Visual Arts and Design, #Food/Spirits, #Department of Design, #College of Visual Arts and Design, #Online Exclusives, #2021 Fall

Amie Lund and Chandra Carey

Faculty/Staff Appointments

Many Join New Roles at UNT

UNT has welcomed new faculty and staff and existing faculty and staff into new roles.

#UNT News, #Campus News, #2021 Fall

Jhoalmo Sibrian

Alumni spotlight

Making a World of Difference

Jhoalmo Sibrian draws on his life as an immigrant and education at UNT to pursue a global career.

Written by: Jessica DeLeón

#Alumni Profiles, #Alumni Profiles, #2021 Fall

fungus on corn

Research

Taming Fungus

UNT researcher aims to knock out a crop fungus that could improve food availability.

#Department of Biological Sciences, #UNT News, #College of Arts & Sciences, #Campus News, #2021 Fall

Supporting Success

Neurodiversity Network

UNT bolsters student, staff and faculty well-being with new initiatives.

#UNT News, #Campus News, #2021 Fall

Johnna Sargent

Online Extra

A Modern-Day Technology Leader

Alumna Johnna Sargent ('16) develops new technology and improvements to naval aircraft carriers.

Written by: Sydney Cooper

#College of Engineering, #Alumni Profiles, #2021 Fall

Freedom's Ring

Faculty Books

Civil Rights, Political Pundits, Spain

Faculty members explore a range of topics in their new books.

#culture, #Books, #2021 Fall

William Basinski

Alumni Spotlight

The Beauty of Chaos

Composer William Basinski's work drew praise after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Written by: Jessica DeLeón

#Alumni Profile, #College of Music, #Alumni Profiles, #2021 Fall

Nimia Amaya

Alumni Spotlight

A Leading Lady

UNT alumna has been recognized as a top female leader in the marketing industry.

Written by: Danielle Zachariah

#College of Arts & Sciences, #Features, #Online Extras, #Department of Radio, Television and Film, #2021 Fall

UNT Esports

Extracurriculars

UNT Esports Levels Up in Competitions

UNT Esports leader, teams receive national recognition as program continues to expand.

#UNT News, #Campus News, #2021 Fall

Timothy Tran waits to take the field at Apogee Stadium during his Spring 2021 graduation.

Alumni Spotlight

Act of Faith

Timothy Tran (’21 M.S.), who fled Vietnam in 1978, recently graduated with his master's.

Written by: Erin Cristales

#Alumni Profile, #College of Arts & Sciences, #Online Extras, #2021 Fall

Camryn Yoder, Lorenzo Wilson and JaQualia Morris

Academic Excellence

Kuehne Speaker Series gives scholarships

Three students are grateful to receive the awards.

#giving impact, #2021 Fall

Jane Nelson

Alumni Spotlight

Helping the School That Helped Her

UNT honors Sen. Jane Nelson with the Presidential Medal of Honor for her work.

#College of Education, #Department of Linguistics and Technical Communications, #Alumni Profiles, #2021 Fall

Phil Samson

Perspective

Art Meets Science

Studio art graduate student creates sculptures inspired by plant research.

Written by: Heather Noel

#Department of Studio Art, #College of Science, #College of Visual Arts and Design, #Essays, #2021 Fall

UNT Alumni Awards

Giving impact

Honoring Outstanding Alumni

UNT Alumni Association honors graduates who have made their mark.

#Alumni Life, #Alumni life, #UNT Alumni Association, #2021 Fall

Jennifer Nixon

Online Extra

Help During Hard Times

A transplant social worker, Jennifer Nixon (’11) offers support to donors and recipients.

Written by: Erin Cristales

#Department of Rehabilitation Studies, Social Work, and Addictions, #Online Extras, #College of Health and Public Service, #2021 Fall

Kristen Barnhart Peers

Online Extra

From Doodles to Bookstores

CVAD graduate Kristen Barnhart Peers draws for the "Little People Big Dreams" children's book about...

Written by: Jessica DeLeón

#College of Arts & Sciences, #Department of Communication Studies, #Alumni Profiles, #2021 Fall

Garrison Gerard

Star Student

Composing is Just in His Nature

Garrison Gerard ('19 M.M.) explored beautiful Denali as part of Composing in the Wilderness.

Written by: Erin Cristales

#UNT News, #Music, #Campus News, #College of Music, #2021 Fall

Pat Cheek

Alumni Spotlight

Selfless Hearts

Denton ISD's ninth middle school named after UNT alumna.

Written by: Brittney Dear

#Alumni Profile, #College of Arts & Sciences, #Department of English, #Department of Spanish, #Alumni Profiles, #2021 Fall

Early jazz performance at UNT

Retrospective

A Year for the History Books

UNT enjoys several university anniversaries this year.

#2021 Fall