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Top stories for April 22, 2014

Campus News (View All)

Alumnus chosen new Vice President for Finance and Administration

Bob Brown, a CPA who currently is vice president for business and administration at Texas A&M-Commerce, has a proven track record for developing and implementing internal controls and cost-saving measures, President Smatresk says.

UNT is offering more support to deal with sexual violence on campus

There will be more initiatives that address sexual violence — focusing on prevention, reporting and victim assistance.

Traditions of excellence

Celebrate students' achievements at the 65th annual Honors Day April 4

Employee Resources (View All)

Benefits audit in progress

Watch for an email from Aon Hewitt with instructions about completing an audit of eligible dependents. The information will be sent to anyone who is enrolled in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program.

Benchmarks monthly computing newsletter now available

This month, read about technology upgrades planned for this summer and learn how to protect yourself against the Heartbleed bug.

ITSS sets new personal, tablet computer standards

The change in policy will improve efficiencies and compatibility in computer functions, as well as allow negotiated pricing, says Michael Di Paolo, associate vice chancellor and chief information officer for the UNT System.

Events (View All)

Date rape survivor to speak for sexual assault awareness month

Katie Koestner will discuss how to reduce the risk and prevent sexual assault. She has been featured in TIME Magazine, the Oprah Winfrey Show and other media.

Holocaust survivor to speak April 24

The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures sponsors Zsuzsanna Ozsváth to talk about how her family survived the Germans' seige of Budapest, Hungary in 1944. She will sign copies of her memoir.

Top 100 Global Thinker” to speak as part of Kuehne Speaker Series

Robert D. Kaplan will discuss national security at th May 6 event. Kaplan is a writer for Time magazine and has authored numerous books.

Research News (View All)

UNT’s research offers yummy solutions for children with autism

The collaboration with Easter Seals North Texas teaches picky eaters to try new foods.

Engineering student wins National Science Foundation fellowship

Natalie Parde won the Graduate Research Fellowship for her work studying natural language processing, which makes it possible for computers to understand how computers talk and write.

Music Library unveils donation by Dallas man's estate

The thousands of items include piano rolls, cylinders and 78 rpm discs -- and, most prominently, a Model B Ampico Knabe Grand reproducing piano. An April 30 reception will include music from the collection played on that piano and vintage phonographs.

People on Campus (View All)

Portrait Gallery: Linda Di Fiore, Regents professor of voice

Di Fiore is retiring after 18 years at UNT and nearly 40 years in academics. She will give her final performance at UNT April 23.

Food drive begins April 18

Donate to the Mayor's Day of Concern for the Hungry through April 25.

Remodeled "Bruceteria" offers 188 more seats

The expanded Bruce Hall dining room relieved some of the lunch- and dinner-time crowding.

Awards and Achievements (View All)

Union staff wins marketing awards

The Association of College Unions International awarded UNT with five awards for brochures, calendars and videos.

Graduate student wins poetry competition

Chelsea Wagenaar received the 2014 Voertman/Academy of American Poets Prize for her poem "August," which the judge cited for its "bravery of composition, a willingness to pair the smallness of experience with the largeness of thought."

Communication materials earn awards in two competitions

Two photographs, the holiday video and an advertising campaign received accolades from collegiate organizations.

Safety and Awareness (View All)

Emergency drill planned May 2 at Discovery Park

UNT Police, Risk Management and other agencies from around the area will be conducting the drill. Students, faculty and staff are asked to avoid the area unless they have business there.

Police warn to stay alert to prevent theft

As the cost of cell phones rises, so does theft. Learn how you can protect yourself and avoid being a victim.

Construction Obstruction Report available for April

Learn how construction on campus might affect you in the April edition of the Construction Obstruction Report.

Obituaries (View All)

Tommy Koonce, assistant professor, Industrial Technology Department

Koonce taught for 27 years and was named Texas Industrial Arts Association Distinguished Teacher of the Year in 1980.

How to prepare an obituary

Share information about those we've lost: submit an obituary for publication.

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Tell us how you or your area supports UNT’s Four Bold Goals. Want to share a best practice? Launched a student support service? Developed an efficient process? Learn what others are doing or share your ideas.

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