UNT sets commencement ceremonies

The University of North Texas will have its fall commencement ceremonies on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15-16.

The University expects to give degrees to more than 3,400 students during fall commencement. Among the graduates are 2,731 undergraduate students, 615 master's students and 72 doctoral students. 

Some graduating students will be in the Big Easy to cheer for the Mean Green at the New Orleans Bowl. Those students are invited  to a UNT commencement ceremony at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 in New Orleans at the Grand Salon A at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St. Full graduation regalia...

UNT raised more than $30 million in the past year

For fiscal year 2017, UNT received $19.6 million in cash donations and an additional $10.5 million in pledges and estate gift commitments, according to a news release.

Major gifts, which are classified as cash donations of more than $25,000, grew by almost 50 percent over last year, and contributions under $25,000 grew by almost 18 percent.

Planned gifts increased by 33 percent to $7.5 million, and 39 new endowments were created with the UNT Foundation.

"There is no better time than now to invest in our university," said David Wolf, vice president for advancement, in the release. "With more than 10,000 donors...