The following are links to news stories featuring UNT people and programs as well as stories of general interest to the higher education community.

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Mile walk puts eating disorders in spotlight

Sat, Feb 25, 2017 - 11:09pm

By Matt Payne

Erika Buenaflor, a speech and hearing sciences senior at the University of North Texas, has spent the past year in recovery from one of the deadliest mental illnesses in America.

She always considered herself a perfectionist growing up. She was a girl who accomplished a lot, was heavily involved and had great grades in high school through college.

But Buenaflor grew to equate her self worth to how well she matched her idea of what perfection was, which included an idealized outward appearance and weight.

“Despite all of my accomplishments, my life felt empty,” she said. “Loneliness ruled...

UNT Board of Regents approves plan for new venue, demolition of stadium

Fri, Feb 24, 2017 - 11:07pm

By Brett Vito

The University of North Texas Board of Regents approved a plan Friday to build a venue to house its women’s soccer and track and field programs.

The $11.9 million facility will be behind Warach Tennis Complex near South Bonnie Brae and Willowwood streets.

Building the venue will allow the university to demolish the remainder of Fouts Field, opening up a prime piece of land near Interstate 35E that will be converted into parking.

UNT’s track and field team currently uses Fouts Field as its home venue. Construction of the facility, which will include office space, locker rooms and meeting...

UNT Agrees To New 5-Year Deal With Littrell

Fri, Feb 24, 2017 - 2:44pm

DENTON (105.3 The Fan) – The University of North Texas has ripped up their previous agreement with head coach Seth Littrell and have given him a new five-year deal.

Vice President and director of athletics Wren Baker announced the deal Friday in a press release.

Littrell’s new contract keeps him in Denton until 2021.

“We are excited to announce this new agreement with coach Littrell,” Baker said. “Under one of the brightest young coaches in the country, our football program had the second-best turnaround in the nation last season and his performance was recognized by...

Louis Vuitton Names New Americas President

Fri, Feb 24, 2017

PARIS — Louis Vuitton has tapped Texas-born Lanessa Elrod to become its new president of the Americas zone, effective April 1, WWD has learned.

This story first appeared in the February 27, 2017 issue of WWD.  See More.

She succeeds Anthony Ledru, who is to relocate to Paris to become Vuitton’s executive vice president, commercial activities, on the same date.

Ledru takes over that role from...

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Veterans, UNT Engineers Build Future Army Tech

Thu, Feb 23, 2017 - 6:18pm

By Brian Scott

Army veterans Jeremy Artman and Nathan Derrick are now using their skills as engineering students at the University of North Texas to help design the next generation of tactical shelters for the U.S. Army.

Their team at UNT, along with teams from Northeastern University and the University of Southern Mississippi, has been granted $2.6 million by the U.S. Army to work on the project.

Artman, who served during the Iraq War, remembers the tactical shelters well. They used the structures for medical bays...

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