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April 22, 2022

UNT Dallas COL Student Takes 1st Place at Annual Judge’s Gavel Motion Competition

8th Annual Judge's Gavel Motion Competition

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April 20, 2022

Mobile Food Pantry – April 22

UNTD and the North Texas Food Bank will partner to bring a drive-thru mobile food pantry to campus on Friday, April 22 from 9 a.m. – noon. 

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April 12, 2022

CPI at UNT Dallas Announces Launch of Texas Law Enforcement Peer Network

Texas law enforcement officers have a new tool to support their mental health.

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April 03, 2022

Pass Her The Gavel Campaign Launches in Support of Historic Supreme Court Nomination

Black Law Students Association and the Young Black Lawyers Organizing Coalition, launch Pass Her The Gavel Campaign in support of the historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.

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April 02, 2022

UNT Dallas to Host Trailblazer 360 Preview Day April 9

Open house event for prospective students and their families

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March 20, 2022

UNT Dallas Partners with North Texas Food Bank

The University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas) and the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) will partner to bring a drive-thru mobile food pantry to campus on Friday, March 25 from 9 a.m. – noon.

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March 09, 2022

UNT Dallas Earns 2022-23 Military Friendly® School Designation

UNT Dallas is designated Military Friendly®

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March 01, 2022

UNT Dallas Selects New Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

New Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

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February 24, 2022

Trailblazer Care Pantry: Blazing a New Trail Toward Student Success

New resource to help students in need

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February 11, 2022

Stacey Neal (Mayfield) Combest, Law Alumna, Receives Gubernatorial Appointment

Congratulations to Stacey Neal (Mayfield) Combest, J.D. for her gubernatorial appointment. Ms. Combest is a 2018 graduate of the UNT Dallas College of Law.

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January 21, 2022

Law Professor Receives Sloan Foundation Grant

UNT Dallas College of Law professor receives Sloan Foundation grant to study effects of clean energy transition on Native American tribes

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January 12, 2022

Business Law Forum Gives Students Practical Legal Experience

The Office of Career and Professional Development has partnered with Bell Nunnally to launch the Bell Nunnally/UNT Dallas College of Law Business Law Forum. The pilot program is designed to expose law students to business law and transactional practice areas.

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January 12, 2022

Spring 2022 Update

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January 10, 2022

Campus hosts Texas Philanthropy Leadership Circle

Another indication that the UNT Dallas name and the university's unique mission are gaining traction in southern Dallas and beyond, UNT Dallas on Wednesday welcomed the Texas Philanthropy Leadership Circle to campus. The two-hour visit with members of numerous foundations and organizations consisted of a campus tour, lunch as President Bob Mong detailed the university's

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September 08, 2021

CPI Receives $2 Million from The Texas Instruments Foundation

UNT Dallas has been awarded a four-year, $2 million gift by the Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation. The project focuses on creating an Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) Project™ Center of Excellence at the Caruth Police Institute.

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April 22, 2021

Dallas (April 22, 2021) – The University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas) is extending its reach across counties in a new partnership – Tarrant To & Through (T3). The university recently joined the T3 Partnership, collaborating in an area-wide effort to ensure that Tarrant County students receive the education they need to succeed in today’s workforce and start on a path

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April 21, 2021

On April 7, UNT Dallas celebrated student accomplishments in the literary and visual arts at the virtual JAG Arts Celebration. Graduate and undergraduate students in all academic programs of study were invited to submit original works in poetry, prose, or visual arts (in English or Spanish) for a chance to win a cash prize and have their work published in the Daedalus Arts

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April 12, 2021

UPDATE: (April 15, 2021) The Mobile Food Pantry event planned for April 16 has been rescheduled due to the high probability of rain. The new date is Friday, April 30, 9 a.m.-noon, (Dallas) — The University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas) and the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) will partner to bring a drive-thru mobile food pantry to campus on Friday, April 16 from 9 a.m. –

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April 12, 2021

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has awarded $650,000 to the University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas) and Navarro College as part of the Texas Reskilling Support Fund Grant Program.

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March 22, 2021

March 19, 2021 - UNT Dallas College of Law is Ranked #1 in the country for Law School Diversity. preLaw / National Jurist Magazine announced the Top 25 law schools in their Winter 2021 Edition which was published this month. While racial disparity remains in America, many institutions of higher learning are stepping up recruitment efforts to attract the best and brightest

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March 09, 2021

At a time when many universities are faced with declining enrollment, the University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas) continues to grow.

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March 04, 2021

(Dallas) — The University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas) and the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) will partner to bring a drive-thru mobile food pantry to campus on Friday, March 19 from 9 a.m. – noon. This free, drive-thru service is available to all community members in need of support as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create health and economic challenges throughout

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February 09, 2021

The University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas) and the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) will partner to bring a drive-thru mobile food pantry to campus on Friday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m. – noon. This free, drive-thru service is available to students, faculty, staff, and all community members in need of support as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create health and economic

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January 13, 2021

The Caruth Police Institute (CPI) has been approved to bring the ABLE training program to the Dallas Police Department starting in February of this year. ABLE or Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement is a national training program that provides practical active bystandership strategies and tactics to law enforcement officers to help reduce mistakes.

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December 16, 2020

The University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas) and the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) continue to partner and offer support for families in need. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create extremely difficult health and economic challenges throughout Texas. Many UNT Dallas neighboring communities have been hard-hit by illness and unemployment and still need support. In an

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December 11, 2020

The University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas) has been selected, by State Senator Royce West, to manage the Dr. Emmett J. Conrad Leadership Program. The program transitioned from the Office of Senator West to UNT Dallas in December. The application window for the 2021 Class of the Conrad Program is open Dec. 7, 2020 – Jan. 4, 2021. The program is open to all

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November 07, 2020

UNT Dallas College of Law celebrated the 105th anniversary of its new home, known for decades as Old City Hall. Erected in 1914, the majestic Municipal Building, situated on the corner of Main St. and South Harwood St., recently was resurrected after years of sitting dormant to become the UNT Dallas Law Center. In its previous incarnation, the building served as the staging

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October 30, 2020

For the past few weeks, the university has conducted student surveys, polled employees and followed the progression of COVID-19 cases throughout Dallas county. Based on this information, the university will continue to operate in a safety-first mode and will offer Spring 2021 courses in a virtual learning format.

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October 30, 2020

Texas opened early voting on Tuesday, October 13. Although this early voting was extended to accommodate turnout in light of the special circumstances, Governor Abbott refused to expand who was allowed to vote by mail. More recently, he limited the number of boxes for voters to deliver mail-in ball to one per county. In Harris County where Houston is, that means there is only

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October 27, 2020

UNTD Wins DFW Mock Trial Competition

Congratulations to the UNT Dallas COL students Fernando Leal-Calandra, Chase Miller, Anthony Lyons and Aubrey Eyrolles for their First Place win in the inaugural DFW Metroplex Mock Trial Competition! Fernando Leal-Calandra was also awarded Best Advocate for the entire competition!

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October 22, 2020

Law Center Wins AIA Dallas Design Award

Congratulations to UNT Dallas College of Law for receiving another preservation honor. The Design Awards has designated the UNT Dallas Law Center as a 2020 Winner for its responsiveness to beauty, poetry, site condition and context, inspiration, process, and environmental, economic, and social impact.

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October 04, 2020

University of North Texas at Dallas, the fastest-growing public university in the state, has once again set a new standard for enrollment, eclipsing the 4,000-student mark for the first time. Official enrollment for Fall 2019 is 4,059, a year-to-year increase that hit our goal of 8% annual growth. "The strategies we have implemented to recruit local urban Dallas students,

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September 23, 2020

The UNT Dallas Faculty Senate hands out its four annual awards.

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September 23, 2020

UNT Dallas finalizes its first competitive Esports squad.

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September 21, 2020

UNT Dallas makes a successful collegiate athletics debut at the Crusader Invitational.

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September 16, 2020

Trailblazing university forges ahead despite COVID-19 challenges.

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September 13, 2020

UNT Dallas is growing in myriad ways, from its student body to number of degree plans offered to the campus itself. At Thursday's Convocation, another new measure of growth took hold -- the start of a Trailblazer tradition. At the end of convocation, the first one held in the newly opened Student Center, the first-year students in attendance rose in unison, each holding a

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September 13, 2020

The UNT Dallas Faculty Alliance has its hands full each year whittling down an excellent group of candidates for its annual awards. With faculty growing each year, and the bar on exceptional work continually being raised, selecting the 2018-19 award winners was no easy task. Those winners were announced by Provost Betty Stewart during Thursday's Convocation ceremony.

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September 11, 2020

Professor Robert O. Harris Jr., one of the foremost collectors of Walt Whitman books and papers in the world, is lending selections from his extensive private collection to be exhibited at SMU’s DeGolyer Library in celebration of the great American poet’s 200th birthday. The exhibit, “All Goes Onward and Outward: Walt Whitman at 200,” opens Thursday, September 12, at the

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September 09, 2020

Arthur Bradford spent his career in the corporate sector at companies such as Walmart, JC Penney and PepsiCo

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September 03, 2020

UNT Dallas students Carlos Martinez-Flores (from left in photo), Daisy López-Martinez, Patricia Masek and Yarik Molina emerged from an international grant competition with an impressive third-place finish, scholarship money and a $4,000 grant to develop their project: The Hispanic Educational Empowerment Project. The foursome, all Spanish minors, submitted their application

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August 28, 2020

A new era at the University of North Texas at Dallas kicked off Monday with the most anticipated grand-opening event in the young history of the institution: the 131,000-square-foot Student Center. Appropriately held on the first day of classes so many of UNT Dallas' record student body of more than 4,100 students could attend, the buzz on campus was, well, just how much this

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August 27, 2020

The Student Center is a leader in energy and environmental design.

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August 19, 2020

To promote the launch of its national Blockchain Innovation Challenge, the American Council on Education gives a shoutout to UNT Dallas and its partners.

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August 13, 2020

Research awards will help ensure UNT Dallas Public Health graduates are equipped with career-ready skills in data analytics critical to solving today's public health challenges.

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July 23, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take an enormous economic toll on many in southern Dallas, UNT Dallas and the North Texas Food Bank bring back a disaster relief mobile food pantry to campus.

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July 20, 2020

Community Youth Development Rising Blazers grant is up and running with a virtual summer camp from students and parents.

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July 09, 2020

X-Culture project puts UNT Dallas students at the center of real business challenges.

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July 08, 2020

Now more than ever it is important for UNT Dallas to afford opportunities to minority-owned businesses in our area and Texas.

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July 01, 2020

President Bob Mong addresses students, faculties and staff about the Fall 2020 semester.

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June 18, 2020

To commemorate Juneteenth and the end of slavery in the U.S., the UNT Dallas main campus and the College of Law will close on Friday, June 19.

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June 17, 2020

UNT Dallas students were determined to continue to deliver health education workshops to local 10th-graders in the face of COVID-19.

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June 15, 2020

UNT Dallas professors have their study published in the Linguistic Society of America's distinguished journal, Language.

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Principal Massey, alumna of PIC
June 11, 2020

The Principal Impact Collaborative (PIC) at the University of North Texas at Dallas this week announced its 2020 cohort of 23 principals from school districts across the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

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June 09, 2020

The new University of North Texas at Dallas athletics program, scheduled to begin competition this fall, has been officially invited to become a member of the Sooner Athletic Conference.

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June 08, 2020

UNT Dallas Responds will bring together students, faculty, staff and the community for a virtual discussion of today's most pressing issues, and call to action.

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June 02, 2020

A statement from UNT Dallas President Bob Mong.

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May 29, 2020

826 will foster a vibrant and encouraging environment for our young, urban Dallas students to explore their passions and creativity, to share their ideas and advocate for their communities, UNT Dallas President Bob Mong says.

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Dr. Santos-Hatchett at citizenship graduation
May 28, 2020

Dr. Sheryl Santos-Hatchett spent a decade helping to build UNT Dallas the School of Education. Now she's the first professor granted emeritus status.

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May 22, 2020

Because of the COVID-19 crisis, students are advised to attend a university close to home that, like UNT Dallas, can deliver a completely virtual curriculum.

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May 20, 2020

Forced to cancel the traditonal commencement ceremony due to COVID-19, UNT Dallas announces plans to livestream a graduate tribute.

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May 18, 2020

Lewis Giles becomes the first College of Law recipient of this Leadership & Involvement award.

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May 15, 2020

In this time of crisis, UNT Dallas will not require students to submit SAT or ACT scores for admission.

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May 14, 2020

Melawn Dineen, a graduate student in Public Leadership, is offering free lawn services to anyone who can use a helping hand during the COVID-19 pandemic. A Marine Corps veteran and a highly involved student at UNT Dallas, Dineen seeks to aid faculty, staff members, UNT Dallas police officers, and many others. “I’m looking for nurses, doctors, firefighters, police officers,

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May 13, 2020

On May 31, Dr. Sheryl Santos-Hatchett’s distinguished career as an educator heads into retirement. Dr. Santos-Hatchett served as the founding dean of the School of Education (2010-15) and over the last five years she’s been a professor of Bilingual Education. Because of COVID-19, we are missing out on being around Dr. Santos-Hatchett’s infectious positive personality on

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May 13, 2020

The University of North Texas at Dallas has made GreenLight Credentials’ innovative digital platform available to students, allowing them to take control of their academic records. UNT Dallas is focused on growing enrollment, supporting student success and providing greater opportunities for a first-rate education that yields career results -- without increasing the financial

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arthur lumzy at home office
May 07, 2020

So much of what Arthur Lumzy does as Director of Career Services is dependent on interpersonal interaction, whether it’s strategizing one-on-one with a student or delivering dozens of employers directly to our students on campus. Arthur’s job fairs are second-to-none. Obviously, COVID-19 has put a stop to all of that. It hasn’t stopped Arthur from keeping the department as

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May 05, 2020

Seven UNT Dallas students are leading a project designed to highlight Texas companies that are making a positive social impact during the COVID-19 crisis. While the students are learning remotely due to the COVID-19 crisis, they are working on the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Tracker. The project identifies Texas companies that have made a “good deed” contribution to

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North Texas Food Bank drive-thru food pantry
May 01, 2020

Thursday’s North Texas Food Bank mobile pantry was the third one held on the UNT Dallas campus in the span of one month, and put the crisis into perspective: Many southern Dallas residents are in dire need of food during the COVID-19 pandemic. With each mobile food drive, the line of cars has grown longer. For four hours Thursday, the Texas National Guard loaded boxes of food

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UNT Dallas Law Grad Volunteers at NY Hospital
May 01, 2020

Written By, Angela Morris John Kiraly, a UNT Dallas College of Law graduate who learned this month he passed the Texas bar exam, has volunteered for three weeks in the patient administration department of a pop-up hospital in a tennis center in New York. When he learned he had passed the Texas bar exam, John Kiraly was as excited and relieved as any law graduate. But he might

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student worker working from home
April 30, 2020

Osvaldo Rojas is a sophomore Information Technology major and has been a student worker for the UNT Dallas Office of Information Technology (OIT) since 2018. Like all of us, Osvaldo is working remotely from home, and he helps to ensure that UNT Dallas and College of Law faculty, staff and students are fully functioning technologically. Keeping our university community

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Dr. Sabrina Hodge, Supervisor of Trailblazer Elite
April 28, 2020

The University of North Texas at Dallas has hired Sabrina Hodge to serve as Supervisor of the newly created Trailblazer Elite program. Trailblazer Elite provides strategic services and resources to 18-22-year-olds who are first generation students and starting college for the first time. The program is designed to promote student retention and ensure that these students

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UNT Dallas student Alisha Wilson
April 27, 2020

UNT Dallas senior Alisha “Carmen” Wilson is a public health major on track to graduate in fall 2020. Yet as a substance abuse nurse and a psychiatric nurse at separate crisis centers, she is receiving the learning experience of a lifetime during the coronavirus pandemic. When she’s not studying, Wilson splits her time at the Dallas County Treatment Center, an opioid addiction

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UNT Dallas Mobile Market
April 24, 2020

Organized by UNT Dallas and partners Toyota and DART, our Mobile Market was put to excellent use Thursday, distributing food to approximately 100 families at two southern Dallas apartment complexes. The Mobile Market reached families living in food desert areas, where it is a daily challenge to access fresh and whole foods even prior to the COVID-19 crisis. The Mobile Market

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anthony and toni minter and family
April 23, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has changed our world and managed to cram all of our responsibilities and priorities under one roof. With schools and businesses closed, parents are balancing full workloads while simultaneously parenting and homeschooling children. It can all feel like a daunting task. Some families have successfully embraced the challenges and have found ways to make it

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chris marshall posing on campus
April 21, 2020

UNT Dallas is beyond pleased to share that Chris Marshall, a Trailblazer alum, current grad student and one of the most active and recognizable students on campus, has won a long battle with COVID-19. Chris started feeling ill in mid-March. He was hospitalized in Dallas, and later flown to Medical City Plano, where he credits the hospital’s staff for saving his life. “I was at

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Dr. Steven Arxer grant
April 21, 2020

UNT Dallas Associate Professor of Sociology Dr. Steven Arxer is beginning work on a research study that will explore intervention strategies to help veterans better transition from prison back to society. Veterans Administration Research and Development is funding the $1.14 million study called, Successful Transitions and Reintegration Tools for Veterans (START-VETS). Arxer,

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josh howard mens basketball coach
April 15, 2020

Josh Howard, former Dallas Mavericks All-Star forward who played 10 seasons in the NBA, has been named head coach of the University of North Texas at Dallas’ new men’s basketball program. Howard was a Mavericks first-round draft pick in 2003, played seven seasons for the franchise, and spent the last four years as the head coach at Piedmont International University in his

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womens basketball coach rodney belcher
April 14, 2020

The University of North Texas at Dallas has hired Plano Senior High School girls state championship coach Rodney Belcher to lead its new women’s basketball program. Belcher guided Plano to its first girls basketball state championship in 2018, and earned multiple coach of the year honors, including awards from the National Federation of State High Schools, the Texas

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track and cross country coach kenneth royal
April 13, 2020

The University of North Texas at Dallas has hired highly successful Dallas ISD coach Kenneth Royal to lead its new men’s and women’s track and cross country programs. Royal has 15 years of head coaching experience on the high school level,and built a standout career over the last 11 years at the Dallas ISD. He served as the boys and girls head cross country coach and girls

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law students win moot court competition
April 10, 2020

UNT Dallas College of Law might be the youngest law education program in America but it certainly shook up the landscape of established titans during the Oklahoma City Regional Moot Court Competitions. In the past six months, three UNT Dallas Advocacy teams have qualified for National contests in the Mock Trial, Moot Court and Tax Law categories. During the Spring 2020

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drive thru food bank on campus
April 10, 2020

High demand for food in southern Dallas communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred the North Texas Food Bank(NTFB) to bring its disaster relief food truck back to the UNT Dallas campus from 10 a.m. - Noon on Tuesday, April 14. This free, drive-thru service is available to all community members. Safety precautions have been established to limit any physical

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April 10, 2020

The UNT Dallas School of Business, headed by Dean Karen Shumway, has garnered a national ranking from Study.com for the best human resources programs in the country. UNT Dallas ranked No. 25 and is prominently featured on the Study.com website. "Students want to attend the best program they can afford in their chosen field, so they refer to national ranking lists to help them

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Rebecca Romero at home
April 09, 2020

Rebecca Romero has a full plate. She is a senior majoring inInterdisciplinary Studies – Social Studies 4-8, and she’s minoring in history. But, that’s not all. She’s also a student worker, serving as the lead student assistant for the Office of Student Affairs. Not only is Rebecca adjusting to taking her classes virtually, she’s learning how to work that way, too. In the

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UNT Dallas College of Law alumnus Jim Mullen
April 09, 2020

Jim Mullen chose to make a career change five years ago, leaving behind the chaotic life as an emergency room nurse and enrolling at the UNT Dallas College of Law. Now a personal injury lawyer with the Curtis Law Group based in Dallas, Mullen likely never thought he'd dive head-first back into the emergency room fire. Then came along COVID-19. As he watched the virus overwhelm

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ashley correa at home
April 09, 2020

Ashley Correa approached Spring 2020 with unbridled eagerness. After all, she was bearing down on her final semester before graduating and she was looking forward to being on campus with her classmates and friends. Of course, the COVID-19 crisis has changed everything, and forced all of us into virtual classroom and work situations at home. Still, Ashley is making the most of

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darnell davis helps at food bank
April 06, 2020

UNT Dallas alumnus Darnell Davis is a shining example of what it means to harness the trailblazer spirit and serve one’s community. The 2019 biology graduate who was studying at Baylor and is scheduled to begin a master's program in Biotechnology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore this summer, is home in Dallas because of the COVID-19 outbreak. When UNT Dallas announced

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drive thru food bank on campus
April 02, 2020

The University of North Texas at Dallas and the North Texas Food Bank joined together to hold a drive-thru food pantry on the UNT Dallas campus on Tuesday, March 31, to aid families in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Volunteers from UNT Dallas provided 3,750 boxes of food to approximately 1,200 households. A line of cars began to form well before the 9 a.m. start, and soon

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April 02, 2020

The University of North Texas at Dallas is the newest member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). UNT Dallas begins competition for the first time this fall. In January, UNT Dallas students voted overwhelmingly in favor of an athletics fee that will help fund men’s and women’s teams in basketball, cross country and track. “We are thrilled to be

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April 02, 2020

When local journalists need expert analysis, they increasingly turn to UNT Dallas faculty. On Wednesday night, UNT Dallas College of Law professor Mike Maslanka appeared in an investigative report by CBS 11’s Ginger Allen. Her report looked into workers’ complaints who feel their employers aren’t doing enough to protect their health and safety during the COVID-19 crisis. Watch

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March 31, 2020

Ana Sanchez Alfaro, a senior Information Technology major and student worker, has proven to be an invaluable member of the Office of Advancement. During this new era of physical distancing, Ana continues to perform important work from home during the COVID-19 crisis. She is taking on research-based projects, among other efforts, to help coordinate and organize the office as

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disaster relief food pantry
March 26, 2020

The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) disaster relief effort will be on the UNT Dallas campus to distribute free food from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31. The campus is located at 7300 University Hills Blvd., in Dallas. The service will be strictly drive-thru. Safety precautions have been established to limit any physical interaction with NTFB and UNT Dallas volunteers.

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derrick morgan
March 13, 2020

The University of North Texas at Dallas announced the promotion of Derrick Morgan to fill the newly created position of Assistant Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations. Recognized as the fastest-growing public university in Texas, UNT Dallas recently surpassed 5,000 alumni. Morgan will continue to work within the Division of University Advancement, Office of

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March 12, 2020

Our approach to the COVID-19 outbreak is focused on protecting the health, safety and well-being of our university community. Due to this rare public health threat, UNT Dallas and the UNT Dallas College of Law will extend Spring Break through Friday, March 20. We will continue to closely monitor this extremely fluid situation and keep our campus frequently updated. We will use

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Courteney Harris UNTD Law Professor
March 04, 2020

Courteney Harris is the Assistant Dean for the Office of Career and Professional Development at UNT Dallas College of Law. After graduating from Xavier University in Louisiana, with a B.A. in English, Harris earned her M.P.A. and Juris Doctor Degree from Texas Southern University. Before joining the leadership team in Dallas four years ago, she practiced law as a Tax Attorney

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Yarick Molina
March 04, 2020

UNT Dallas senior Yarik Molina has been selected to the 2020-21 cohort of the Newman Civic Fellows. Students selected for this national honor are leaders on their campuses who demonstrate a commitment to finding solutions for challenges facing communities locally, nationally and internationally. Molina, a first-generation student, is a constant presence on the UNT Dallas

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March 03, 2020

The Honorable Royal Furgeson, the inaugural dean of the UNT Dallas College of Law, was named 2020 honoree for the Dallas Bar Foundation (DBF) Fellows Justinian Award. This DBF annual recognition is reserved for an oustanding member of the legal community who has consistently personified professional excellence and is held in the highest esteem by his or her peers. Judge

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luis franco home office
February 29, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has certainly added challenges to all of our jobs. Whether it’s thrust into working from home with spouses and children sharing the same space, or lacking the convenience of tools and resources available at the office, it’s been an adjustment for everyone. But for Luis Franco, Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment, the crisis has altered the

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February 27, 2020

Young minority voters have the numbers and the power to determine the future political direction of the state of Texas and the nation. But, will they vote? We'll learn much more about that on Tuesday, March 3, when Texas and 13 other states go to the polls on what's called Super Tuesday. So far, Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada have held primaries or caucuses, with South

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student health center
February 17, 2020

As a primary care provider, Monica Summerhill treats patients at the University of North Texas Health Science Center Student Health Clinic in Fort Worth. Now, technology lets the physician assistant bridge distance so she can see patients at the University of North Texas at Dallas. Summerhill is part of a new program that allows sick students in Dallas schedule appointments

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February 17, 2020

The University of North Texas at Dallas’ Urban SERCH Institute and Stars United Global Outreach, a southern Dallas nonprofit founded by UNT Dallas alumna Star Williams, have teamed up to prepare students to not only become job seekers, but job creators through entrepreneurship training. The Blueprint for Success Entrepreneurship Program (BFSP) seeks to provide local youth with

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Dr. Balas in Thailand
February 11, 2020

At UNT Dallas, connecting with the community is a key vision. Those connections typically focus on our southern Dallas neighbors. Well, Dr. Glenda Balas, Professor of Communications and former dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, expanded that vision just a bit last month, traveling half way around the world to connect with the people and schoolchildren of Chiang

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students in science lab
February 07, 2020

UNT Dallas ranks No. 1 among 112 universities in its classification for least student debt, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2020 rankings recently released. The rankings examined students who graduated in 2017. UNT Dallas topped the lengthy list of public and private universities, which includes 26 in Texas, in the Regional Universities West classification comprised

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urban advantage podcast studio
February 06, 2020

Only one college in Texas graduated more than 100 African American men in 2016, and that school was Prairie View A&M, according to the Dallas Morning News. You've heard the claim, although false, that there are more black men in prison than in college. African American women are enrolling in college at a much higher rate than their male counterparts. Across the nation, the

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john vanbuskirk UNTD law alum
February 03, 2020

While attending the UNT Dallas College of Law (UNTD COL) John VanBuskirk always stood out. He was noticeably older than the other students as well as a retired major in the U.S. Air Force and Army, but the thing that separated John from his peers most was his unrivaled dedication to pro bono work. Before graduating from UNTD COL in 2017, John logged nearly 800 pro bono hours.

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food bank poster
February 03, 2020

College students are always on the go, which means a healthy diet can often take a backseat to convenience. Understanding that a nutritional diet can lead to greater success in the classroom, UNT Dallas and the North Texas Food Bank have teamed up to present the "Feed Your Body, Fuel Your Brain" campaign. On the first Tuesday of each month, starting February 4, a North Texas

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president bob mong at town hall
January 31, 2020

Faculty and staff filled up Campus Hall Friday morning for another Recognition Town Hall hosted by President Bob Mong. President Mong opened the breakfast gathering with a campus report, which included the news that spring enrollment is up 6% from a year ago. He also spoke about the university's strategic initiatives, centered around growth, student success and community

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trees across unt dallas
January 30, 2020

The Arbor Day Foundation has recognized UNT Dallas as a 2019 Tree Campus USA School it announced this week for its commitment to effective urban forest management. "Tree Campuses and their students set examples for not only their student bodies but the surrounding communities showcasing how trees create a healthier environment,” said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day

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January 29, 2020

Intercollegiate athletics have arrived at the University of North Texas at Dallas. UNT Dallas students passed a $7-per-credit-hour athletics fee with 63% support. The fee, which ranks as the lowest in the state, will help fund men’s and women’s teams in basketball, cross country and track starting in the 2020-21 academic year. Additional sports, including men’s and women’s

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untd students
January 23, 2020

The Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers has chosen 21 UNT Dallas School of Education students as recipients over the last two years, and now a new group of aspiring teachers eagerly awaits the 2020 announcement coming in April. UNT Dallas applications for 2020 closed on January 17 and a faculty-staff committee will begin the process of selecting finalists. Finalists

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dean ali shaqliah at podium
January 22, 2020

The following article appears on DallasInnovates.com: Dr. Ali Shaqlaih arrived at the University of North Texas at Dallas at the start of the last decade as a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences. He since has served as a coordinator, an assistant dean, an associate dean and, most recently, as interim dean of the newly created Graduate

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graduates at commencement
January 15, 2020

The University of North Texas at Dallas ranks No. 1 in the state for effectively serving first-generation, low-income students, according to a study conducted by the Dallas-based nonprofit ScholarShot. The organization released a report card that grades public institutions in Texas on how well they serve economically disadvantaged students who are the first in their families

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urban advantage podcast
January 06, 2020

Roberto Garcia is a UNT Dallas student, a junior political science major. He wants to teach government and be a coach after he graduates. While taking a full load of courses, Roberto works as a project manager at a software development firm in Dallas. Roberto is also a DREAMer. Just like some 200 students enrolled at the University of North Texas, Roberto is not a U.S.

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president bob mong
January 02, 2020

The Principal Impact Collaborative, housed in the UNT Dallas President's Office, started the new year with big news: a $50,000 grant from the Cotton Bowl Foundation, plus a matching grant from The College Football Playoff Foundation. PIC was one of six local organizations that "foster educational growth while making a sustaining impact on youth" to receive the grants. The

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CPI meeting
December 18, 2019

UNT Dallas President Bob Mong has led the charge to reinvigorate the Caruth Police Institute, and on Tuesday, Dec. 17, his initiative officially launched as the newly formed 18-person Executive Advisory Board gathered on campus for a full day of policy strategy meetings and a press conference. The reformatted CPI is a partnership between UNT Dallas and the Meadows Mental

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graduates at commencement
December 16, 2019

The University of North Texas at Dallas sent another 400 career-ready graduates onto their next journey during the Fall 2019 Commencement ceremony on Friday, Dec. 13. A packed house of some 5,000 family, friends and special guests cheered, clapped and dabbed tears of joy inside the overflowing Inspiring Body of Christ Church. It was truly a night to remember, starting with

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citizenship class graduation
December 05, 2019

Spanish in the Community, a free semester-long course offered to local Spanish speakers and taught by UNT Dallas students who enroll in the course as an elective, graduated 70 participants on Tuesday, Dec. 3, a record number that keeps growing. The program started as a pilot more than two years ago, and with each new semester, the number of participants eager to take this

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urban advantage podcast
December 04, 2019

The Urban Advantage Podcast has returned from hiatus with new co-host Jeff Caplan, UNT Dallas' Director of Integrated Communications, joining Rainmaker Inc. CEO Greg Campbell, an ardent supporter of UNT Dallas and the economic and social development of our southern Dallas communities. Our hosts promise to take this podcast deep into real issues that affect our students and

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hector robledo at graduation
November 26, 2019

During his speech given at the Fall 2019 commencement ceremony, Hector Robledo encouraged his fellow graduates to follow their dreams. After all, it's all he's ever done. Throughout his time as an undergraduate at UNT Dallas, and now as a graduate student pursuing his master's in Public Leadership, Robledo has immersed himself in campus and community initiatives, which led him

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president bob mong
November 19, 2019

D CEO, the business title of D Magazine Partners, recently revealed the 500 leaders featured in the 2020 edition of the Dallas 500, which includes UNT Dallas President Bob Mong as one of the most powerful business leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth. In describing Mong's inclusion on the list, D CEO magazine wrote: “I want to thank D CEO magazine for including UNT Dallas in its

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November 18, 2019

Yolanda Franklin joins UNT Dallas as Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications after serving more than 14 years as Texas Woman’s University’s Director of Marketing and Creative Services. She was named to this post following an extensive national search. “Ms. Franklin’s track record as a strategic, team-oriented and creative professional is a perfect fit for UNT

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dr constance lacy
November 15, 2019

The University of North Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral Health and Human Services is the beneficiary of grants in excess of $200,000 aimed to increase access to mental health care in surrounding communities as part of the Texas Health Resources initiative called Texas Health Community Impact. UNT Dallas is one of five organizations in Dallas and Rockwall counties to receive a total of $1.12

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dean ali shaqliah at podium
November 11, 2019

University of North Texas at Dallas Provost Betty Stewart has promoted Dr. Ali Shaqlaih to serve as Dean of the Graduate School following an extensive, national search. Shaqlaih, who joined UNT Dallas in 2010 and served as Interim Dean of the Graduate School since January, emerged from a list of highly qualified candidates. The national search to find the first permanent Dean

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untd law alumna fabiola segovia
November 07, 2019

UNT Dallas College of Law alumna Fabiola Segovia was the recipient of the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association's 2019 Estrella Award during the 50th anniversary Noche de Luz Gala held last month at the Joule Hotel. Segovia, a member of the 2014 inaugural class at UNT Dallas College of Law and UNT Dallas Criminal Justice major before that, was recognized for her work with the

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mobile market at YMCA
October 29, 2019

While Tuesday morning was damp and downright chilly, for UNT Dallas biology professor Dr. Kelly Varga, the sun might as well have been out and shining down on her and the UNT Dallas students invested in the Mobile Market initiative. Tuesday marked the debut of the mobile market bus in the community, with the first of three so-called "soft launches" happening at the Moorland

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students at criminal justice expo
October 28, 2019

More than 1,100 high school and college students from the surrounding area, and even as far away as Brownsville, attended the Fourth Annual Criminal Justice Career Expo on Friday, October 25. The expo is the largest of its kind in North Texas, and allows for criminal-justice-minded students to engage directly with the men and women who work in the professions they hope to

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town hall recognition
October 16, 2019

Before getting to many encouraging signs that have emerged from the record investment made in UNT Dallas over the last four years, President Bob Mong started off last week's Recognition Town Hall by emphasizing one unfulfilled initiative: "We need to come up with a school song," he said. It's true, UNT Dallas lacks a school song, and what is more crucial to celebrating and

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student studying outside student center
October 15, 2019

During the month of October, UNT Dallas team members have a unique opportunity to make a difference in our community through the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC). This annual fundraising effort gives state employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for thousands in the North Texas region and throughout the state via payroll deduction or a one

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community garden with untd
October 10, 2019

A group of about two dozen UNT Dallas Urban Agriculture students planted a variety of vegetables and herbs Thursday as the Community Garden, a partnership program with St. Vincent de Paul of North Texas, officially got underway. The UNT Dallas students are taking the course Community Gardening. They will maintain the garden, located in a lot near the St. Vincent de Paul

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student writing on wall
October 03, 2019

UNT Dallas has taken a significant step in being recognized as a leading academic university, ranking No. 22 in the U.S. News Best Colleges 2020 rankings for Best Undergraduate Teaching among institutions in the Regional Universities West classification.

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August 27, 2019

Over the last few weeks, Dallas Morning News education reporter Corbett Smith has been researching our story, talking with President Mong and many others. On Tuesday morning, he brought our story home with an in-depth article on the front page, weaving the Grand Opening of the Student Center on Monday with our overarching mission of making a college degree accessible and

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student studying outside student center
August 13, 2019

Two master’s counseling programs housed in UNT Dallas’ School of Behavioral Health and Human Services has been awarded full accreditation status through 2025. The graduate programs Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling were determined by the Board of Directors of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) to have fulfilled the standards

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professor Charlene Conner
August 09, 2019

Few people can boast of having a school named in their honor. UNT Dallas School of Business professor Charlene Conner will be able to do just that when the new University Method of Education (UME) Preparatory Academy Dr. Charlene Conner Learning Center opens its doors this fall. The K-12 school located on Spur 408 in Dallas, will recognize Conner’s dedication and service with

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Job Market
July 09, 2019

At UNT Dallas, the School of Education’s Emerging Teacher Institute (ETI) is training and educating the next generation of teachers. These future teachers view the profession not simply as a job, but as an essential calling. The proof is in the awards that UNT Dallas graduates are piling up. At least six UNT Dallas graduates now teaching in schools across Dallas-Fort Worth

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dean karen shumway
July 08, 2019

Dr. Karen Shumway, dean of the UNT Dallas School of Business, was honored by the North Texas Business Council for the Arts by successfully completing nine months of training to become a Leadership Arts Institute graduate. Dr. Shumway joins the hundreds of business professionals who have prepared annually over the last 30 years to assume board leadership positions in the

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Dr. Patricia Wynn
June 28, 2019

UNT Dallas' Patricia Wynn, Lecturer of Business Finance, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Institute of Management Accountants Global Board of Directors for a one-year term. The IMA is one of the largest and most respected associations in the world focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Wynn's tenure runs through June 30, 2020. She

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danielle zapata
June 20, 2019

Danielle Zapata, second-year law student at UNT Dallas College of Law, grew up in Arlington but left the state of Texas to study Biomedical Engineering at the University of Arkansas. After earning her degree, Danielle set her sights on law school. She recalls several key factors that led her to choose UNT Dallas College of Law. “One of the huge factors that went into my

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student studying outside student center
June 14, 2019

The School of Business added to its list of accolades with a banner week that included accounting professor Dr. Cathy Scott winning a national award for innovation, and the UNT Dallas SHRM Student Chapter earning the highest honor awarded by the Society for Human Resource Management. Dr. Scott won the Ernst & Young Foundation-sponsored 2019 Innovation in Accounting Education

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Senator Royce West cuts ribbon at unt dallas law center
June 07, 2019

As the UNT Dallas College of Law opened the doors to its new home, Texas state Sen. Royce West recalled praying on an airplane a few years ago for occasions such as Thursday's ceremonical event. Sen. West beamed with pride at the magnificence of the law facility, which has undergone a $71 million top-to-bottom renovation. The building in downtown Dallas, where President John

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law center ribbon cutting
June 06, 2019

The University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law celebrated a monumental moment in its young history Thursday afternoon, welcoming visitors for the first time into its new Law Center, the former historic Old City Hall in downtown Dallas, following a $71 million top-to-bottom restoration. The building that opened in 1914 as Dallas’ City Hall at 106 S. Harwood Street, and

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robert johnson in Dal 1 atrium
June 06, 2019

UNT Dallas veteran Rob Johnson, who served in the Marines until 1993, continues to serve his country and those in military families whose loved ones paid the ultimate price. Johnson, founder of a Dallas group called Veterans for Christ, visits the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery each year on Memorial Day. He brings 50 white roses to the cemetery and passes them out to

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Nic and Anna Ricco
June 04, 2019

Anna G. Ricco, a great friend and supporter of UNT Dallas, passed away on June 1. Less than one month earlier, on May 4, her husband of 48 years, Nicholas Ricco, a U.S. Navy Commander and University of North Texas graduate, also passed away Together, the Riccos shared a love for higher education, providing scholarships and mentoring hundreds of students throughout the years.

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TJ at DJ table
May 30, 2019

WATCH THE CBS 11 REPORT ON T.J. VAUGHNS, "UNT DALLAS GRADUATES EARNING DEGREES MINUS THE DEBT!" T.J. Vaughns graduated earlier this month, but he didn't walk across the stage and receive his diploma with his classmates on May 17. It's not that he didn't want to be there to share in the happiness. It's just his burgeoning entrepreneurial career, managing his own DJ business,

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Senator Royce West  addresses camera
May 22, 2019

Texas Senator Royce West, whose vision for urban Dallas students to attain a quality and affordable education at a public university created UNT Dallas, was unable to attend our Spring Commencement last Friday due to legislative duties in Austin. However, Sen. West was certainly there in spirit, and in words, as Arthur Lumzy, UNT Dallas Director of Career Services, read his

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wide shot of graduation crowd
May 18, 2019

The University of North Texas at Dallas achieved yet another milestone Friday evening, graduating a record class of more than 500 Trailblazers as the only four-year public university in the city limits stamps it place more than ever as Dallas’ emerging urban university. The ceremony, which featured legendary radio host and media king Tom Joyner as keynote speaker at the

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students cut ribbon at student center
May 16, 2019

The University of North Texas at Dallas is the fastest-growing state university in Texas. But it isn’t just adding students. Its southern Dallas campus is evolving physically as a master plan fills out to accommodate more trailblazing students. On Tuesday, May 14, students, faculty and staff celebrated with the UNT Dallas community by officially opening the state-of-the-art,

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tom joyner headshot
May 14, 2019

Celebrating the 25th anniversary and final year of the nation’s No. 1 syndicated urban morning radio program, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, broadcasting legend and longtime Dallas resident Tom Joyner will deliver the keynote address at the University of North Texas at Dallas Spring Commencement at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at Inspiring Body of Christ Church. UNT Dallas, the

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campus awards are handed out
May 10, 2019

Another successful academic year is coming to close, and Thursday night, we celebrated with our annual Campus Awards banquet held in Founders Hall 138. Students, faculty and staff came together for the fun-filled night as 20 winners received their Campus Awards.

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mother daughter posing in cap and gown
May 10, 2019

For Viola Caldwell, 69, and her daughter Tricia Patterson, 49, this Mother’s Day is cause for extra hugs: Both are now University of North Texas at Dallas graduates. Caldwell, a longtime resident of Oak Cliff and a retired nurse, earned her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and graduated last December.

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Bob mong on stage at ceremony
May 06, 2019

For his approach to growing the University of North Texas at Dallas through collaboration, commitment and hard work, university President Bob Mong was presented with the ScholarShot Unsung Education Hero award during a luncheon Monday afternoon at Dallas Country Club. The word "unsung" in this case, said Dan Hooper, the executive director of ScholarShot as he introduced

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syeda jasmin in podcast studio
April 29, 2019

In Episode 12, UNT Dallas associate professor of sociology and mental health awareness expert, Dr. Syeda Jesmin, stops by to talk about what steps the university are taken to address mental illness not only on campus but in southern Dallas. Also, co-host Greg Campbell gives some dad-to-dad advice to fellow co-host Ben Bullock, who recently became a new father. Be sure to

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john gasko
April 26, 2019

Dallas (April 26, 2019) – The University of North Texas at Dallas announced today that Dr. John Gasko will assume the new role as Special Advisor to President Bob Mong to work on advancing the university’s strategic partnerships and community collaborations. Dr. Gasko has served as Dean of the UNT Dallas School of Education for more than three years and created its Emerging

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president bob mong at graduation
April 24, 2019

During his three years leading UNT Dallas, President Bob Mong has overseen enormous transformation. Whether it's the 51 percent enrollment growth over the last three years, or rising retention and graduation rates, or the campus' physical growth with the addition of a residence hall in 2017 and the soon-to-open Student Center, UNT Dallas is gaining recognition as the city's

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students travel to DC
April 15, 2019

Four political science majors -- Vickie Hawkins-Stewart, David Schaller, Fernando Luciano and Arayon Washington -- were selected to represent UNT Dallas at last week's 15th Annual Diversity and Leadership Conference at the Hilton Anatole Dallas, where they heard speeches from General Colin Powell, President Barack Obama and actress America Ferrera. "My favorite part of the

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dr. burkett giving presentation
April 01, 2019

The world is watching how President Trump's immigration policies are affecting Hispanics in the United States, and how school administrators are attempting to calm students who fear that they, or a family member, could be deported. UNT Dallas assistant dean of the School of Education, Dr. Jerry Burkett, has been researching the situation in Texas, and was invited to present

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monica williams presents in flag room dallas city hall
March 29, 2019

The City of Dallas closed Women's History Month on an inspiring note Friday afternoon with our Dr. Monica Williams, Vice President for Advancement, delivering a deeply personal speech to a large gathering at the Women's Celebration Luncheon at City Hall. Dr. Williams disclosed struggles in her early life following the divorce of her parents, to becoming a teen mother and to

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unt system chancellor roe in podcast studio
March 27, 2019

In Episode 11, the University of North Texas System Chancellor Lesa Roe joins co-host Benjamin Bullock to talk about the importance of Women's History Month, including sharing her own accomplishments such as being the first woman center director for NASA's Langley Research Center. Be sure to subscribe to the #UrbanAdvPodcast on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube, while you can

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student at mobile market kick off
March 27, 2019

The UNT Dallas partnership with Toyota and DART that will transform a low-emission bus into a mobile market to deliver fresh fruits and vegetables to southern Dallas neighborhoods that lack access to wholesome foods is a significant investment in our community, and one that biology professor Dr. Kelly Varga believes can pay major dividends for residents. The project took its

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students at jag 360
March 26, 2019

Clouds and the threat of rain didn't dampen the spirit of hundreds of prospective students, their families and community members who made their way to campus last Saturday morning for our annual Trailblazer 360 event. President Bob Mong kicked things off with a roll call of UNT Dallas' many superlatives: Most affordable in North Texas; lowest student debt upon graduation in

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dr karen shumway at podium
March 25, 2019

As we enter the final week of Women's History Month, our own Benjamin Bullock interviewed two key members of the UNT Dallas faculty: Dr. Jennifer Baggerly, Professor of Counseling, and Dr. Karen Shumway, dean of the School of Business. Please take the opportunity to view their video profiles and gain insight into how each created their own successful pathway in higher

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high school principals present at PIC workshop
March 22, 2019

UNT Dallas recently acquired the Principal Impact Collaborative (PIC), and on Thursday launched the program with a breakfast gathering that attracted more than 100 school principals and leaders from across the region -- along with an NBC5 crew that produced an in-depth report. PIC is an innovative, two-year fellowship program that is designed to connect experienced North Texas

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Ben and Greg, hosts of Urban Advantage podcast
March 20, 2019

In Episode 10, co-hosts Ben Bullock and Greg Campbell discuss what life is like as an entrepreneur and provide tips on how UNT Dallas students can finish the semester strong. Bullock and Campbell give their March Madness predictions for the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Be sure to subscribe to the #UrbanAdvPodcast on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube, while you can also find

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staff celebrating international women
March 14, 2019

In celebration of #InternationalWomensDay, the UNT Dallas Staff Council hosted the "Purses for a Purpose" event on Friday, March 8. Staff members donated and stuffed purses full of items that were later gifted to underprivileged women.

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students at career fair
March 14, 2019

On Thursday, Feb. 28, the UNT Dallas Career Services department its first Career Day event of the spring semester. Go behind the scenes with our very own Career Advisor Whitney Crawford to get a recap of this amazing event.

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dallas teachers speak
March 08, 2019

Dallas Morning News columnist Sharon Grigsby delivered an excellent piece Friday showcasing the inspiring Dallas Teachers Speak project. This inspiring showcase of some 158 Dallas ISD teachers is a one-of-a-kind photographic art exhibit that will open Saturday, March 16 at the American Airlines Center, and will run through May. Plans are in the works to place the posters in

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black girls talk event
February 28, 2019

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black history month
February 26, 2019

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dallas teachers speak
February 19, 2019

Across America, public school teachers tell stories of being stressed-out, burned-out and getting out of the profession. Time magazine recently devoted a series of magazine covers and articles revealing the despair of teachers in too many school districts: Overburdened, underfunded, under-supported and exhausted of hope.

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students speak to unt board of regents
February 14, 2019

The University of North Texas System Board of Regents meetings commenced a busy two days of meetings on the UNT Dallas campus Thursday morning. Following opening remarks from UNT System Chancellor Lesa Roe and an institutional update from UNT Dallas President Bob Mong, attention turned to UNT Dallas students with a "Spotlight on Students" session.

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emergency services grant
February 11, 2019

The University of North Texas at Dallas has been awarded a $192,500 grant from the Texas Higher Education Foundation, the official nonprofit partner of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, to develop and deliver the lone Emergency Services Administration (ESA) bachelor degree program in North Texas. The degree plan will aid the state’s critical first responders in

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dr. george wright
February 08, 2019

Texas A&M history professor and former President of Prairie View A&M Dr. George C. Wright, provided UNT Dallas students, staff and faculty with one of the most compelling and engaging presentations in recent memory with his discussion on Black History Month on Thursday. Charismatic and also forceful, Dr.

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untd law dean epps on podcast
February 04, 2019

In the eighth episode of the Urban Advantage Podcast, the UNT Dallas College of Law Dean, Felecia Epps, sat down with co-hosts Benjamin Bullock and Greg Campbell to discuss what is on the horizon for the law school. Also, Bullock and Campbell give listeners some underrated Black History Month facts. You can listen to Episode 8 on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube, while you can

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dr wright young photograph
February 01, 2019

The University of North Texas at Dallas welcomes distinguished African-American scholar and Texas A&M history professor, Dr. George C. Wright, as special guest speaker to commemorate Black History Month. Dr.

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drs shaqqliah and casa de calvo
January 29, 2019

University of North Texas at Dallas Provost Dr. Betty Stewart announced two promotions for the Spring 2019 semester, tapping Dr. Mario P. Casa de Calvo as Interim Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Ali Shaqlaih as Interim Dean of the Graduate School, a newly created position. Dr. Casa de Calvo, an Associate Professor of Psychology, served as the

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experiential learning fair
January 25, 2019

On Thursday, Jan. 24, the University of North Texas at Dallas hosted its second Experiential Learning Fair event of the 2018-19 school year. Under the direction of Project Coordinator Eronia King, students interacted with over 35 companies in hopes of landing an internship or full-time job opportunity. For more information, contact Mrs. King at eronia.king@untdallas.edu or

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Ora Foster at graduation
January 23, 2019

UNT Dallas prides itself on welcoming a diverse student body. Our more than 3,750 students span just about every race, religion, economic background and, yes, even age. Meet Ora Lee Foster, a member of UNT Dallas’ Fall 2018 graduating class. On Dec. 14, 2018, she beamed a smile as big as the Inspired Body of Christ auditorium as she practically glided across the stage. At age

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mayor mike rawlings meets untd students
January 18, 2019

The Dallas economy is booming and companies are relocating to North Texas seemingly every day. But throughout the region, businesses are facing real shortages of skilled, career-ready job candidates. To combat this problem, the University of North Texas at Dallas and YTexas, a consortium of forward-focused chief executives, have partnered to create a unique mentoring and

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Ben and Greg, hosts of Urban Advantage podcast
January 15, 2019

In the seventh episode of the Urban Advantage Podcast, co-hosts Benjamin Bullock and Greg Campbell recapped what a year 2018 was for UNT Dallas, in addition to previewing what is on the horizon for 2019. The duo also discussed how to adapt to life situations as an outsider. Be sure to subscribe to the #UrbanAdvPodcast on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube, while you can also find

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untd law, most diverse law schools
January 13, 2019

UNT Dallas College of Law received an A+ in Diversity by The National Jurist. Out of 60 law schools across the nation that made the honor roll, UNT Dallas Law ranked No. 8. Among Texas schools, UNT Dallas College of Law came in No. 2, just behind Texas Southern University. Click here to see the list.

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untd chief of police, chris shaw
January 03, 2019

UNT Dallas Police Chief Christopher Shaw on Thursday was named a Campus Safety magazine Director of the Year finalist. Each year Campus Safety magazine honors the nation’s school, university and hospital police chiefs, security directors and emergency managers. Finalists are selected for their dedication, professionalism and creativity. Winners will be announced at the Campus

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NSLS induction
December 17, 2018

On Thursday, Dec. 13, the National Society of Leadership and Success group held its induction ceremony for students. NSLS, which is the largest national organization on campus, serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world.

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students at graduation
December 14, 2018

The University of North Texas at Dallas celebrated the commencement of approximately 375 students at its fall graduation ceremony Friday evening at the Inspiring Body of Christ Church. UNT Dallas President Bob Mong, now in his fourth year leading extraordinary growth at the university, recognized this latest class of graduates for their hard work, excellence and resilience in

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Ben and Greg, hosts of Urban Advantage podcast
December 13, 2018

The UNT Dallas Director of Career Services, Arthur Lumzy, drops in to join co-hosts Benjamin Bullock and Greg Campbell to talk about what steps that need to be taken before entering the professional job world. Also, Bullock and Campbell take a trip down memory lane to talk about their first job experiences after graduating from college. Be sure to subscribe to the

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kids touring unt dallas
December 13, 2018

The University of North Texas at Dallas has earned reaffirmation of its accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The accrediting organization made the announcement as part of its annual meetings held this week in New Orleans. SACSCOC assures education quality for more than 800 institutions across 11 states. An

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dr dan friesen headshot
December 07, 2018

UNT Dallas assistant dean of the School of Business Dr. Daniel Friesen co-authored an article that was recently published in Business Management Dynamics. The piece, titled “A Model of Sam Loyd’s Outwitting the Weighing Machine,” appeared in the publication’s August edition. It considers alternative solution methods for the puzzle, “Outwitting the Weighing Machine,” by Sam

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winners of inaugural blazer bowl
December 07, 2018

The Inaugural Blazer Bowl was a smashing success Thursday afternoon with a dozen bowling teams comprised of UNT Dallas staff and friends of the university competing for the ballyhooed Iron Kettle, a grand prize of truly mystical proportion that will come to forever signify this burgeoning event. Created by UNT Dallas' Office of Advancement to be part staff recognition and part

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syeda jasmin
December 06, 2018

University of North Texas at Dallas Associate Professor of Sociology Dr. Syeda Jesmin has been awarded a three-year, $303,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The funding will support a comprehensive public health approach to improve mental health at UNT Dallas and surrounding communities.

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students in citizenship class
December 05, 2018

Founders Hall Room 101 on Tuesday evening was packed with smiling faces and tears of pride as 30 legal residents, all aspiring United States citizens, received their "Spanish in the Community" course graduation certificates. Taught by UNT Dallas students, the course prepares immigrants to pass the U.S. naturalization test and interview with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration

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mayor mike rawlings meets untd students
December 05, 2018

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will join UNT Dallas President Bob Mong on stage as part of a discussion related to healthcare and mental health, as well as a planned clinic to be built near UNT Dallas, during the Best Southwest Partnership’s annual luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Duncanville. Plans call for the clinic to be community-based as a service

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wrapped presents
December 03, 2018

On Friday, Nov. 30, the University of North Texas at Dallas and Trinity River Mission teamed up for a toy drive event and wrapped gifts for underprivileged kids within the Dallas-Fort Worth community. For more information, visit TrinityRiverMission.org.

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tanisha bell
November 30, 2018

Tanisha Bell, UNT Dallas’ program coordinator for Bilingual Educators for Communities and Schools (BECAS), recently received the honor of being selected to the Leadership ISD Dallas County Civic Voices Class of 2019. Leadership ISD’s mission advances educational excellence and equity by informing and connecting leaders to shape policy, lead strategically and champion change.

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art contest winners
November 29, 2018

The winners of the UNTD Arts Celebration were announced Thursday. With 51 entries submitted, the competition was tough and the judging even tougher. Congratulations to all who entered, and to the winners: Poetry 1st Prize – Giovanny Jozafath Fraire Esparza, “Tejas, if you leave me” Undergraduate student in English Language Arts and Reading 2nd Prize – Madiha Ashraf, “Tree”

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john gasko
November 27, 2018

Dr. John Gasko, the University of North Texas at Dallas Dean of the School of Education charged with reinventing teacher and school-leader preparation programs to reflect the challenges faced in urban public schools, will be one of just two educators representing American universities at the Higher Education Social Innovation Program on the island of Ekskäret in Stockholm,

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trees across unt dallas
November 18, 2018

November 18, 2018 at 1:56 p.m. As reported yesterday, a shooting occurred on the University of North Texas at Dallas campus on November 17, just before 7 p.m. A UNT Dallas student was shot by a non-student and taken to the hospital. According to authorities, the student is in stable condition. Our thoughts are with our student and the student’s family. The suspect fled in a

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untd law student kamran anwar
November 15, 2018

The University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law continues to make a name for itself as an emerging force in the state on the strength of its students. Kamran Anwar set a new standard last week by winning the 2018 The Paper Chase Legal Writing Competition, which crowns the best practical writer in all of the Texas law schools. All three UNT Dallas College of Law students

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students plant tree on arbor day
November 15, 2018

President Bob Mong and a group of UNT Dallas students planted a Monterrey Oak tree near the basketball court Wednesday in celebration of Arbor Day. But, that's really just a small part of the Arbor Day story at UNT Dallas, a campus that sits on 264 wooded acres and is home to tens of thousands of trees of varying species. A year ago, the UNT Dallas campus was named a Tree

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president bob mong speaks with students
November 14, 2018

The University of North Texas at Dallas ranks No. 1 nationally for lowest student debt among public universities, according to LendEDU’s annual student loan debt rankings. The rankings, which were posted earlier this fall, have been revised due to a reporting error by another institution, and UNT Dallas moved from No. 2 to No. 1. Using data licensed from Peterson’s College

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faculty award winners
November 14, 2018

UNT Dallas is loaded with first-class faculty members, so selecting winners for the annual Faculty Awards is no easy task. Somehow, the Faculty Awards Committee, comprised of six past winners from the last two years, managed to pick winners in the categories of Teaching, Research and Service. The new winners span three semesters from Spring 2017 - Spring 2018 (future awards

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stewart speaker series group
November 09, 2018

In yet another indication that UNT Dallas is emerging not only as a player locally, but is also reaching well beyond our city's limits, was Thursday's appearance by Ambassador Narjess Saidane, the Permanent Observer for the International Organization of La Francophonie to the United Nations as the keynote speaker at our Stewart Speaker Series.

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criminal justice day
November 07, 2018

A founding program at UNT Dallas, the Criminal Justice department last Friday pulled off its third annual Career Expo on a stunning fall day that included 1,100 students representing eight area school districts. The CJ Day event is one of the largest of its kind in North Texas, attracting 75 local, state, federal and private criminal justice agencies that set up informational

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color of law cover
November 06, 2018

New York Times bestselling author Richard Rothstein, who argues in his book, The Color of Law, that the intended effect of decades of government policies that fueled segregation is today's urban housing crises that grips cities across the country, made a stop at UNT Dallas College of Law last week. Rothstein told a gathering of UNT Dallas law students and the public that

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Ben and Greg, hosts of Urban Advantage podcast
November 06, 2018

In the fifth episode of the Urban Advantage Podcast, Senior Pastor Bryan Carter of the illustrious Concord Church here in Dallas, Texas, sat down with co-hosts Benjamin Bullock and Greg Campbell to discuss the growth of his church and how it is greatly affecting the southern Dallas community. Also, Bullock and Campbell share tips on how to maintain a healthy and balanced life.

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major madness
October 31, 2018

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eti students at historic barrio
October 30, 2018

An innovative leader in attracting and educating students who view teaching not just as a profession, but as a calling, the School of Education's Emerging Teacher Institute organized a unique field trip for students at Sunset High School Collegiate Academy last Friday. They hopped on buses headed to one of three education destinations -- Casa Guanajuato, Trinity River Mission

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Ben and Greg, hosts of Urban Advantage podcast
October 23, 2018

In the fourth episode of the Urban Advantage Podcast, Dallas natives and former TCU football players, Terrence and Tim Maiden, sat down with co-hosts Benjamin Bullock and Greg Campbell to discuss their Two-Wins non-profit organization and what new businesses are making its way to southern Dallas. Also, Bullock and Campbell give their takes on what they expect from the Dallas

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aerial view of unt dallas campus
October 23, 2018

Dr. James Agbodzakey, whose extensive background includes working with public, private and nonprofit entities in Africa, the Caribbean and the United States at institutions such as Nova Southeastern University, Ohio University and Florida Atlantic University, and with organizations such as the United Nations, is the new Director of the University of North Texas at Dallas’

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cpi, unt dallas, celebrate 10 years
October 19, 2018

The Caruth Police Institute celebrated its 10th Anniversary, which includes a proud partnership with UNT Dallas, on Thursday night at the Communities Foundation of Texas in North Dallas. UNT Dallas President Bob Mong, Vice President for Advancement Dr. Monica Williams and Provost Betty Stewart, among others, attended the reception. President Mong was a featured speaker for the

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student center
October 19, 2018

In another shining example of the caliber of faculty assembled at UNT Dallas, School of Business professor Dr. Cathy Scott has been awarded The 2018 Bea Sanders/AICPA Teaching Innovation Award for innovative teaching practices. Presented by the The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), Dr. Scott shared the honor with colleague Markus Ahrens, professor of accounting at St. Louis

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brayan ramos, hispanic heritage month
October 18, 2018

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dr john gasko
October 17, 2018

School of Education dean and founder of the Emerging Teacher Institute, Dr. John Gasko, continues to push conventional boundaries by creating innovative projects such as the one he launched Tuesday night, dubbed Dallas Teachers Speak. Gasko is committed to changing how communities view their teachers, which too often is as Time magazine's recent cover photos and profiles

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untd news
October 16, 2018

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staff and students at mavericks game
October 15, 2018

The next step in an emerging relationship with the Dallas Mavericks made for a special evening for more than 40 students, faculty and staff on Friday night. The Mavs treated the UNT Dallas crew to a "suite" night as the NBA club provided, yes, a suite stocked with food and fun. Things got started with a meet-and-greet with team CEO Cynthia Marshall, who led the group down to

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urban advantage podcast studio
October 10, 2018

What is so "Unique" About UNT Dallas SGA President and Expressing Your Voting Voice. Check out the latest episode of the Urban Advantage Podcast, featuring special guest UNT Dallas Student Government President Unique Stewart joining co-hosts Benjamin Bullock and Greg Campbell. Also, Bullock and Campbell give their takes on why it is important to make sure your voice is heard

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anacleto, hispanic heritage month
October 10, 2018

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chris gardner on campus
October 09, 2018

Not every day do you get to hear words of wisdom from a CEO, entrepreneur and bestselling author in one setting. Luckily, Chris Gardner – best known for his life story reenacted by superstar Will Smith in the movie, “Pursuit of Happyness” – graced the University of North Texas at Dallas campus community on Thursday, Oct. 4. For a more behind the scenes look at Gardner's visit,

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untd law student and boy scouts
October 08, 2018

The UNT Dallas College of Law held its inaugural Law Merit Badge program Saturday with 72 scouts from the Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts of America earning the merit badge. The one-day event matched 70 percent of the number of Scouts who earned the merit badge all of last year. Frank Stevenson, the past president of the State Bar of Texas, provided advice and guidance to

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president bob mong at town hall
October 05, 2018

UNT Dallas President Bob Mong closed a busy week on campus with his annual "State of the University" town hall speech. Faculty, staff and students filled Founders Hall 101 -- a crowd that overflowed into Room 138 thanks to a Facebook Live broadcast -- for an inspiring summary of the latest news, initiatives and plans for our growing urban university. Mong announced a third

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mayor mike rawlings meets untd students
October 04, 2018

The University of North Texas at Dallas is certainly gaining a reputation for being many things: affordable, accessible, diverse, growing and most of all, providing students in southern Dallas a world-class education in their own backyard that will lead to unlimited possibilities. Our name is resonating. How do we know? Just look at the big names on campus on Thursday. Big

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students at orientation
October 01, 2018

University of North Texas at Dallas, the fastest-growing and most affordable four-year university in Dallas-Fort Worth, set an enrollment record for the third consecutive fall with 3,750 students enrolled at the 8-year-old school. “At UNT Dallas we are purposeful in our strategic efforts to close the educational disparity gap that exists in North Texas,” UNT Dallas President

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mural painted by untd students
October 01, 2018

The University of North Texas at Dallas has become a permanent member of the historic Bonton neighborhood in southern Dallas thanks to a group of trailblazing students who painted a "Love & Happiness" mural that now graces the outside of a Habitat For Humanity home that is under construction. The colorful mural was painted on 4-feet by 8-feet sheets that are used to sheath the

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sga members
September 24, 2018

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president bob mong on campus
September 21, 2018

UNT Dallas President Bob Mong has been selected to the newly formed Dallas Mavericks Advisory Council (D-MAC). Created by CEO Cynthia Marshall, who served as the keynote speaker at UNT Dallas' New Student Convocation last month, the council is a diverse collection of Dallas-based leaders from the business and philanthropic community, season ticket holders and corporate

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SOE Encounter
September 20, 2018

On Friday, Sept. 14, the University of North Texas at Dallas School of Education hosted its "Encounter" event. Spearheaded by Elizabeth Cheek, who is the Executive Director of the Emerging Teacher Institute on campus, this event highlighted and honored students, faculty, staff and alumni who have had an impact on the education advancement across the Dallas community.

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Ben and Greg, hosts of Urban Advantage podcast
September 19, 2018

In the second episode of the Urban Advantage Podcast, UNT Dallas student, presidential scholar and entrepreneur TJ "The DJ" Vaughns joins as a special guest. Bullock and Campbell give their takes on Nike teaming up with Colin Kaepernick for its "Just Do It" campaign. Be sure to subscribe to the #UrbanAdvPodcast on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube, while you can also find us on

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North Texas Giving Day
September 19, 2018

Join the movement and help us raise funds for UNT Dallas Foundation. To commemorate our fifth year of participation with North Texas Giving Day we are asking you to share our fundraising page with FIVE friends or family members. This year 100% of donations received for North Texas Giving Day will help fund student scholarships. Here are THREE ways for you to join the movement:

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mobile market logo
September 12, 2018

In some places in southern Dallas, it’s still difficult to come by a grocery store with fresh fruits and vegetables. While there has been progress, food insecurity in the area is well above the national average. It’s an issue that students from UNT Dallas, in collaboration with Toyota and DART, aim to tackle. Beginning this school year, students from UNT Dallas will lead a

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Ben and Greg, hosts of Urban Advantage podcast
September 09, 2018

In the first episode of the Urban Advantage Podcast, co-hosts Benjamin Bullock and Greg Campbell welcome UNT Dallas President, Bob Mong, as the special guest. Bullock and Campbell also discussed the great Aretha Franklin and what she meant to society. Be sure to follow the Urban Advantage Podcast (@UrbanAdvPodcast) on Facebook, Instagramand Twitter. You can also subscribe to

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education student teaching children
June 15, 2018

The Emerging Teacher Institute at University of North Texas at Dallas, in partnership with The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation, awarded 10 Charles Butt Scholarships for Aspiring Teachers May 23. The students are among the Foundation’s 100 inaugural scholarship recipients. The competitive selection process started with a pool of 350 candidates and included a written

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students a stem fellows banquet
May 24, 2018

The University of North Texas at Dallas, in conjunction with the Verizon Foundation, officially launched the Emerging Teacher Institute Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Fellows program Tuesday, May 24. Ten high school seniors were competitively selected to participate in the program from The School for Talented and Gifted at Townview Magnet School and Bishop

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