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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UNT student will retrace her footsteps through desert on ‘20/20’

Wed, Mar 29, 2017 - 11:05am

By Matthew Martinez

Amber VanHecke, a University of North Texas student who “did everything right” to survive being stranded near the Grand Canyon for longer than five days while on a spring break trip, is going back to the desert.

VanHecke will be featured on ABC’s “20/20” on Friday, where she will retrace her footsteps and recount the actions that kept her alive after running out of both food and water in the 119-hour ordeal that ended March 17 when a rescue helicopter finally found her. She hiked 11 miles...

Digital retailing students embrace data as retail’s future

Wed, Mar 29, 2017

By Mike Cassidy

I recently visited the University of North Texas in Denton to get a sense of how the next generation of retailers (next generation as in like any minute) viewed the digital transformation that has been under way in the industry for some time.

Two seniors, Lindsay Norwick and Shannon Williams took the time to sit down with me and share their thoughts about where all this is headed.

Williams sees a world in which retailers will finally have that complete picture of customers, across devices and channels. Finally, the lines between online and offline will fade completely.

Norwick and...

Ask the Experts: Exploring the Best Travel Credit Cards

Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Elliot A. Dubin

Lecturer in Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) at University of North Texas Elliot A. Dubin   How much can the best travel credit cards save frequent travelers? This is a tough question as everyone defines frequent travelers differently. That said, generally speaking, if you are a frequent traveler that has a distinct brand loyalty to one set of brands (i.e., one hotel chain or one airline), you can save a lot as you will have great use...

UNT students buy renewable energy credits to power Denton campuses

Sun, Mar 26, 2017 - 1:00pm

By Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe

The University of North Texas took a major step toward powering the campus with renewable energy thanks to a student group that is buying “renewable energy credits” from Denton Municipal Electric.

University officials announced last week that the We Mean Green Fund bought a year’s worth of renewable energy credits from DME's GreenSense Energy program. Neither UNT officials nor DME would disclose the purchase price.

DME spokesman Brian Daskam called the students' purchase "a significant increase in the adoption of the GreenSense program."

When a wind or solar farm...

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Light and connections: UNT art building addition links past to future

Sun, Mar 26, 2017 - 4:30am

By Lucinda Breeding

When it came to designing an addition to the art building at the University of North Texas, architect David Zatopek said he and university officials have had long talks about natural light. They've mulled over spaces meant to make students comfortable enough to linger in their halls. 

"But I've been joking that every conversation we've had, we've decided that we need more and more [electrical] outlets," said Zatopek, the vice president of Corgan, the firm that designed the addition.  "Students are really connected. We can't ignore that."

A construction...

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