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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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...

Rilke Prize winner to visit UNT campus April 12-13
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Sun, Mar 5, 2017

By Lucinda Breeding

Wayne Miller, the winner of the University of North Texas Rilke Prize for Poetry, will visit the Denton campus for a reception, reading and book signing April 12-13.

The UNT Rilke Prize is given annually to a mid-career poet. The award recognizes a book of poetry by the winner written in the last year. It includes a $10,000 cash award.

Miller earned the 2017 prize for his book Post-, a volume that considers the world after upheavals of the cultural kind. He puzzles through the world after Sept. 11, 2001, after the U.S. financial crisis in 2008 and post-post-modern...

UNT finance senior leads presentation to regents
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Fri, Mar 3, 2017 - 11:31pm

By Jenna Duncan

To finance seven ongoing construction projects across the University of North Texas System, officials had to sell bonds in January to pay for the work.

In addition to the regular finance team, James Verfurth, a senior finance major, accompanied the team for a two-day trip to New York to work with financial service companies JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Barclays to sell $264.1 million worth of bonds.

Over two days, Verfurth sat in meetings with UNT and bank officials, watched the bonds go to market and met with a variety of executives at both companies.

“It was an eye-opening experience...

State's higher education law conference coming to UNT
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Thu, Mar 2, 2017 - 2:07pm

By Jenna Duncan

Early registration is still available for the Texas Higher Education Law Conference, a two-day conference to educate attendees about state and federal education laws and regulations.

The conference will feature university professionals from the private and public sectors, as well as lawyers. Topics will include student legal issues, first amendment rights and the dangers of technology. 

The conference is open to students, faculty, staff and the general public. Early registration ends Friday, March 10, and full registration ends Friday, March 24. The conference is scheduled for Monday,...

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