Student Recognition

Protesters escorted out with little disruption as Abbott speaks at UNT

Mon, May 18, 2015 - 8:57am

One student stood and turned his back in protest Saturday night as Gov. Greg Abbott began speaking to the 2015 graduating class at the University of North Texas.

He was watching as police escorted about a dozen protesters in the audience out of the UNT Coliseum. Graduates filled less than half the seats set out on the arena floor.

“We are here protesting Gov. Abbott on our campus,” Christy Medrano, a senior from Corsicana, said after being led outside. “We believe his policies are harmful to the student body here.”

Despite the protest, Abbott continued his congratulatory speech without pause, promising...

Lufkin woman misses out on attending Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders camp

Thu, May 14, 2015 - 12:39pm

Although a Lufkin woman didn't win the fan vote to attend the 2015 Dallas Cowboys CheerleaderTRAININGcamp, she plans toCONTINUE...

Students take top prize at logistics competition

Wed, May 13, 2015 - 12:34pm

New associate vice chancellor joins system

James Mauldin joined the University of North Texas System as associate vice chancellor for the treasury last month, after leaving his post at the city of Cedar Hill.

He will oversee treasury and debt management operations for the UNT System. Mauldin is a certified treasury professional.

He was most recently the chief financial officer for Cedar Hill, and has worked as the treasurer for the city of Fort Worth and was an adjunct finance professor at Dallas Baptist University.

He started in the position April 27.



UNT soccer team gets its rings

Wed, May 13, 2015 - 12:29pm

The UNT soccer team received its championship rings recently. Rachel Holden, one of the Mean Green’s top players, put a shot of them on her Twitter account.

Playing for UNT is pretty close to a guarantee that a player is going to pick up some hardware. The Mean Green have won nine titles under John Hedlund, one of the most successful coaches in the history of UNT athletics.

And in a side note, UNT has announced its schedule for the upcoming season today.

To see the championship ring click here.


Mom, daughters are fellow students at UNT

Mon, May 11, 2015 - 1:02pm

Darla Ray is a nontraditional college student. So it stands to reason that she will celebrate Mother’s Day as a nontraditional mom.

In a lot of ways, Ray is a normal senior at the University of North Texas. She’s applying to graduate programs, planning a foray on Fry Street before her graduation and has a rotating cast of friends and confidants inside her Traditions Hall dorm room.

But in another way, she is a different from most other UNT undergrads. She is 49 years old, and her daughters, Whitney “Free” Smith and Whitley Smith, are fellow college students at UNT.

“I have a terrible case of Peter Pan...