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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5th Annual University of North Texas Recovery Conference Hosts Eminent Speakers

Thu, Mar 16, 2017 - 2:51am

Life of Purpose Treatment and The Office of Substance Misuse and Mental Health Recovery Research are excited to announce the University of North Texas Recovery Conference will be held for its fifth consecutive year featuring eminent speakers. The Recovery Conference is a national two-day event that brings together behavioral health professionals, educators, researchers, students and industry leaders. Held in conjunction with National Recovery Month, the conference will take place September 20 and 21, 2017 at the University of North Texas.

This event is an opportunity to engage with powerhouse speakers and exhibitors from...

UNT hires Arkansas State's Grant McCasland as next men's basketball coach
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Tue, Mar 14, 2017

By Brett Vito

Wren Baker vowed just a few days ago to find a proven head coach to take over North Texas' men's basketball program.

UNT's athletic director came through on that promise Monday, when the school announced Grant McCasland has been hired to replace Tony Benford.

The Denton Record-Chronicle reported early Monday afternoon that UNT was close to finalizing a deal to hire Arkansas State's head coach to take over its program.

UNT announced McCasland had been hired a a short time later.

McCasland, 40,  spent just one season at Arkansas State. He was previously...

UNT, TAMS students to compete at international competition
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Tue, Mar 7, 2017 - 2:07pm

By Jenna Duncan

At the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference, 23 students from UNT and TAMS will participate in the competition for young entrepreneurs. 

All 23 competed at the Texas Career Development Conference to qualify for the international event, set for April 19-22 in Anaheim, California. 

The students compete in teams or as individuals in categories that test skills for their future professions. For example, there's competitions for finance specialists, event planners and advertisers. 

Of the UNT students who advanced, 19 are enrolled in Texas Academy of...

Staffer earns professional award
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Tue, Mar 7, 2017 - 2:07pm

By Jenna Duncan

The American College Personnel Association awarded Nicholas Fuselier, assistant director for experiential learning at the College of Health and Public Service, with the Annuit Coeptis Emerging Professional Award. 

He is one of five emerging professionals nationwide who are being recognized for their contributions to student affairs. 

In his role at UNT, Fuselier is coordinating the Hungry for Change initiative, a group of programs about food insecurity. Events in the initiative included drives for the food pantry at UNT and establishing Little Free Pantries across Denton....

Student lands prestigious journalism internship
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Tue, Mar 7, 2017 - 2:07pm

By Jenna Duncan

Alexis Reese, a senior broadcast and digital journalism major, will spend her summer at Arizona State University for the Carnegie-Knight News21 multimedia investigative reporting initiative. 

She is one of 20 students chosen for the paid summer internship program, and the second student from the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism in two years to get the offer.

The topic for summer's investigation is already set: Examining contamination and pollution of drinking water, and how that impacts communities nationwide. This semester, she's doing an online seminar to prepare for the...

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