Student Recognition

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...

Students Volunteer at Turpentine Creek During Spring Break

Thu, Mar 26, 2015 - 12:24pm

Texas students skipped the beach and spent their spring break volunteering with big cats.Last week, students from the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas traveled to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. "An alternative break is a trip where a group of college students engage in volunteer service, instead of the regular week at the beach or whatever," Turpentine Creek Volunteer Coordinator Ivy Cooper said. In addition to cleaning up the mile of highway along the front of the Turpentine Creek property, the student volunteers did a major clean up of Bam Bam the grizzly's habitat.Turpentine Creek...

United Way partners with UNT group

Mon, Feb 16, 2015 - 12:21pm

In a bid to reach new volunteers and clients, the United Way of Denton County is working with students at the University of North Texas.

Students in SWOOP, a student-managed advertising and public relations agency at UNT, are now working to create a series of 12 short videos to help United Way bring more attention to its programs and volunteer opportunities.

Previously, the nonprofit has focused on making one longer video a year to show to potential donors.

While there will still be a longer video explaining the organization and how it works, the new videos will be “quick hits” that can gain more traction...

DAR doles out Good Citizen Awards

Tue, Feb 10, 2015 - 10:38am

Margaret Montgomery Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, was pleased to present 2014-2015 DAR Good Citizen Awards to three local students.

This award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities.

These students are selected by their teachers and peers because they demonstrate these qualities to an outstanding degree.

This year, the Margaret Montgomery DAR Chapter recognized Alyson Fluhart, Hali Simmons, and James Zucconi. The DAR also recognized Madeleine Dunaway as the recipient of the...

UNT student to perform at Carnegie Hall

Mon, Feb 2, 2015 - 12:38pm

It’s been an exciting school year for teenager Aditya Vaidya. This year he’s had the chance to experience achievements in both of his interests — science and music.

Last September, he presented his advanced engineering research at the annual Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Health Informatics in Newport Beach, California.

The 17-year-old is a first-year student at the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas and has an interest in pursuing studies in computer science after finishing his residency program at the university....