Student Recognition

UNT senior and German/Spanish major Raul Juarez is exploring the world of publishing

Fri, Apr 3, 2015 - 10:27am

Since Raul Juarez joined the Dallas Voice as our intern last month, the University of North Texas senior has contributed two stories to our print issues. But Juarez is more than just a byline. I sat down with him to learn more.

Dallas Voice: What’s your background?Where do you live? Raul Juarez: I’m 24 years old, so I was born in 1990. I was raised in Garland and still live there with my mom and all three siblings. I’ve lived there my whole life. I’m the oldest of four. My dad died around nine years ago.

Why did you decide to apply for an internship with Dallas Voice? I was...

UNT Students win Gold in ADDY competition

Fri, Apr 3, 2015 - 10:21am

Members of the American Advertising Federation’s Fort Worth club brought home a total of 35 ADDY Awards from the District 10 competition, which honored work from more than 20 clubs in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Balcom Agency won the most awards earned by any Fort Worth organization this year, one-third of the total awards presented to members of the AAF-Fort Worth club. With a Gold ADDY at the district awards, Balcom will move on to compete in the national competition, to be held in June.

Balcom was honored with a gold ADDY for its Dairy Discovery Zone exhibition for Dairy MAX and two silver and five...

Baylor, Univ. of North Texas Students Win EPA Fellowship Grant

Thu, Apr 2, 2015 - 9:59am

One undergraduate student at Baylor University and another at the University of North Texas were both awarded research fellowship grants by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The grants were given to students pursuing environmental science or other related fields of study at universities and colleges across the nation. “Supporting students in fields of environmental studies provides a continuous stream of specialists that will help us meet new environmental challenges,” said EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry. “We are proud to support some of the most promising future contributors to the environmental field.”...

EPA Awards Student Fellowships in 25 States and Puerto Rico to Support the Next Generation of Environmental Scientists

Wed, Apr 1, 2015 - 1:02pm

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced 34 fellowships for undergraduate students in 25 states and Puerto Rico to pursue environmental science and related fields of study at universities and colleges across the nation, helping to inspire the next generation of environmental scientists and engineers. The awards, part of EPA’s Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) fellowship program, provide students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with agency scientists.“These students’ ambitious and innovative ideas will help create a more sustainable future,” said Lek Kadeli, Acting Assistant Administrator for...

UNT Student Hopes PTSD Victim Memorial ‘Takes Root’

Wed, Apr 1, 2015 - 10:46am

Tristan Tucker had an epiphany while making his transition from Navy life to UNT student life. He saw memorials to military killed in action, but none to the people who never recovered from service.

“We have guys who are coming home sick processed out of military and they haven’t been able to get to the VA yet that unfortunately are taking their own lives,” Tucker said. “And those guys deserve to be remembered too.”

Tucker and other veterans want to plant a memorial tree on the campus for the estimated 22 veterans a day who commit suicide.

“It’s up to us to take care of one another,” Tucker said. “Veterans...