Making a Local Impact with Global Reach

Recently our campus had the privilege to host Hugh Dugan, who was a U.S. diplomat in the United Nations for 26 years and worked with every President from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama. His global insight was fascinating, and these words he shared particularly resonated: “The best way to change the world is to start with your corner of it.” I immediately thought of the efforts our students, faculty and staff put into transforming our corner of the world.

 

Whether volunteering to beautify the trails and gardens of historic Oak Cliff Parks and translate the park’s signs so all can enjoy them – to the myriad of projects and initiatives of UNTD Serves, the SERCH Institute, and the Caruth Police Institute – I am endlessly impressed by the impact the University of North Texas at Dallas makes as individuals and collectively.

 

We celebrated our remarkable growth to kick off last month, and we were also honored as a "Best Regional University in the West” by U.S. News and World Report. We’re on our way as a young, emerging university, and we know the role that we want to fulfill, starting locally and changing the world as much as we can. I am inspired by it, and our goals for the future.

 

-Bob Mong, UNT Dallas President

 

 

UNT Dallas Named a “Best Regional University” by U.S. News and World Report

The University of North Texas at Dallas is proud to be one of three North Texas universities named a “Best Regional University in the West” by U.S. News and World Report. The University of Dallas and Texas Wesleyan University also were named in the 2018 Best Colleges report.

 

 

UNT Dallas Names Nakia Douglas Executive Director of TRIO and Precollegiate Programs

The University of North Texas at Dallas has hired a transformative leader in education to spearhead its vital pre-college initiatives with the selection of Nakia Douglas as Executive Director of TRIO and Precollegiate Programs.

 

 

President Mong Hosts Town Hall as Enrollment Swells to 3500+

UNT Dallas President Bob Mong hosted a university town hall and enrollment celebration October 6, 2017, celebrating the university’s many achievements in 2017, and looking ahead to projects planned for the coming year.

 

 

Chancellor Lesa Roe Visits UNT Dallas, Meets with Students and Staff

UNT Dallas was proud to welcome UNT System Chancellor Lesa Roe to campus October 13, 2017. During her visit, Chancellor Roe had the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff, students, and community members from whom she heard firsthand how UNT Dallas is actively striving to be a pathway to social mobility.

 

UNT Dallas Awards Two $1,000 Scholarships to DeSoto, Grand Prairie Seniors

The University of North Texas at Dallas awarded two $1,000 scholarships to DeSoto and Grand Prairie High School seniors Friday, October 13, 2017 during the DeSoto High School Homecoming football game. UNT Dallas President Bob Mong presented the scholarships to DaiTreil Johnson of DeSoto High School, and Luis Mares of Grand Prairie High School on the field following the third quarter.

 

True Blue Preview Day October 28

UNT Dallas will be hosting True Blue Preview Day October 28, 2017. You will be able to meet UNT Dallas professors, learn about academic programs, and learn about financial aid and scholarships and more.

 

Hugh Dugan Gives Insight on Diplomacy and Thinking Globally

In celebration of United Nations Day, diplomat and international affairs scholar Hugh Dugan spoke at the University of North Texas at Dallas and weaved tales from throughout his career in foreign affairs with life lessons and personal remembrances. He related many to “The Golden Rule” – the famous, half-ton mosaic that was presented to the U.N. in 1985 as a gift of the United States and is based on the work of American artist Norman Rockwell.

 

 

Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers Application Now Open

The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation today announced applications are open for the Charles Butt Scholarships for Aspiring Teachers. The scholarships are part of the Raising Texas Teachers initiative, a program to provide $50 million over the next 10 years in scholarship funding for students committed to a career in teaching, and technical support for premier Texas teacher preparation programs.

 

 

UNT Dallas, City of Dallas Host AmeriCorps VISTA Reception

UNT Dallas was proud to host  a reception September 27, 2017 honoring the City of Dallas’ 2016-17 and 2017-18 GrowSouth AmeriCorps VISTA teams. This is the second year UNT Dallas has hosted the VISTA team on campus. University and city officials in attendance included: Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings; UNT Dallas President Bob Mong; Raquel Favela, City of Dallas’ Chief of Economic Development and Neighborhood Services.

 

UNT Dallas Helps Restore Historic Oak Cliff Parks

Two University of North Texas at Dallas student organizations have been volunteering to help restore and beautify the historic gardens, paths and meadows of Oak Cliff Parks, including working on the sprawling 184-acre Kiest Park Conservation Area.

 

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