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Top stories for April 21, 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.

UNT to remain open Good Friday

UNT's primary mission and first commitment is always to our students’ education, and tor that reason, UNT will remain open on Good Friday, President Smatresk says.

Employee Resources (View All)

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.

Take the Staff Appreciation Week Survey

Give feedback to ensure Staff Appreciation Week celebrations continue to be a success.

Summer a great time to use employee tuition benefit

Registration continues through May 9 for first summer sessions. Employees and eligible dependents pay only $50 per credit hour in tuition, plus books and instructional fees.

Events (View All)

Two renowned professors to discuss Islamic art, politics in the Middle East

At the April 24 lectures, Sheila Blair will discuss how artists and craftsmen of Islamic cultures have used writing to decorate buildings and objects, while Ussama Makdisi will talk about sectarianism.

Commuter students can enjoy family movie night, child care fair

Off-Campus Student Services are providing the family resources April 18 and April 21.

Earth Week features everything from Vocal Trash to vegan sliders

Other activities April 21-25 include award ceremonies, tree planting ceremonies and a panel about fracking.

Research News (View All)

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.

UNT community can vote on official tartan

Choose a new enduring tradition from one of three designs created by students.

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)

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.

Senior to study Korean abroad through U.S. State Department program

Chinazo Onwukaike, a journalism and radio/television/film major, received the Critical Language Scholarship that she plans to use this summer in Wonju, South Korea.

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

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