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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Top Lake Dallas ISD students guaranteed admission to UNT

Sun, Nov 5, 2017 - 1:08pm

High-achieving juniors in the Lake Dallas ISD are now guaranteed admission to the University of North Texas through UNT’s Eagle Advantage program.

Juniors in Lake Dallas ISD who rank in the top 20 percent of their class will earn guaranteed admission to UNT.

“We are very excited to partner with the University of North Texas and offer the Eagle Advantage program to our students,” said Lake Dallas ISD Superintendent Gayle Stinson. “To have guaranteed admission to one of the top universities in the state allows Lake Dallas ISD graduates the opportunity to achieve their dreams to obtain higher education close to home...

TMS Hooking Up With Academia

Fri, Nov 3, 2017 - 1:23pm

FORT WORTH, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway and the University of North Texas are partnering in a “Science of Speed” initiative designed to tap into a young and inquisitive fan base that might prompt TMS President/promoter extraordinaire Eddie Gossage to update his resume.

Accompanied by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver Austin Dillon, Gossage joined UNT President Neal Smatresk in announcing the initiative on the campus of the “Mean Green” in Denton. Gossage and Smatresk joined Dillon, luge legend and Director of Marketing & Sponsorship for USA Luge Gordy Sheer and Sam Crabtree, Dow Chemical Company Lead R&D...

Newspapers of the past made their mark on Liberty Hill

Mon, Oct 30, 2017 - 12:48pm

Liberty Hill Cyclone Historians say this paper was established in the 1880s by the Rev. James King Lane and two business partners. He also served as postmaster of Liberty Hill in 1887. From 1874 until 1890, Lane was a circuit rider, attending to the spiritual needs of Methodists in San Gabriel and Liberty Hill. He was later elected to the Texas Legislature. Longtime Liberty Hill area resident Rex Lane is among his great-grandchildren.

Liberty Hill Index The Index began in July 1892, and continued until at least 1918. The paper was published every Friday, and proclaimed that it was “...

USDA awards $7.3 million in funding for agricultural research

Fri, Oct 27, 2017 - 11:44am

On October 17, 2017, the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the recipients of 17 grants totaling $7.3 million for projects focused on the development of next generation agricultural technologies and systems to meet the growing demand for food, fuel, and fiber.  Funding is provided by NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), as authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. ...

UNT working to retain more black male students

Fri, Oct 27, 2017 - 11:44am

The University of North Texas is taking on a troubling statistic. The school found that it is retaining just over 73 percent of its African American male students. But several campus groups are trying to make a difference. According to NBC5, students realized that a support system is needed to be successful in college and achieve your goals. One student developed a mentoring program to support and motivate his peers called The Dedicated Men. The program is helping as the one in three instead of one in four (as previous years) African American males are staying in school rather than dropping out.

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