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Dining Services employees harvest fresh greens at the UNT hydroponic farm, which will be relocated and expanded this fall thanks to funding from the UNT Diamond Eagles Society.

Diamond Eagles Garden at Mean Green Acres Hydroponic Farm

The team behind UNT Dining Services knows that food is more than just a source of nourishment — it’s one of the building blocks of a successful life. They’re on a mission to provide access to food that is fresh, local, delicious and as healthy as possible. And now, with the support of the UNT Diamond Eagles Society...

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PUSH students with the Karlow family at a program celebration. Left to right: Keyaira Benjamin, Lydia Vinson, Anthony Taylor, Adelita Arroyos, Marvin Karlow, Kelli Karlow, Karys Karlow.

UNT PUSH Program Receives $150,000 Gift

UNT alumna Kelli Karlow (’89) and her husband, Marvin, made a commitment early in their marriage that if they ever came into a position of financial abundance, they would give to causes they are passionate about. Now, motivated by their strong connection to the foster and adoption communities, the couple has...

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George Esquivel ('91) signs the new endowed scholarship into effect at a celebration event in May.

New endowed scholarship will aid advertising students in UNT’s Mayborn School of Journalism

The University of North Texas Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism is celebrating the addition of the Esquivel Endowed Scholarship, a new scholarship that will be awarded to undergraduate advertising students who are also involved in a UNT Latinx student...

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UNT’s Department of Mathematics and Student Veteran Services were the top two on-campus contributors for the Warm Feet for Warriors Project sock drive.

UNT collects socks for veterans and soldiers through Warm Feet for Warriors program

In its first year of participation, the University of North Texas collected 471 pairs of socks and an additional $100 donation for Soldiers’ Angels Warm...

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H-E-B grant increases scholarship support for ELEVAR students.

UNT ELEVAR Receives $50,000 from H-E-B

Thanks to a $50,000 grant from H-E-B, UNT ELEVAR — an inclusive postsecondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities (ID) — will increase scholarship support in 2022.

ELEVAR — which stands for Empower, Learn, Excel, enVision, Advance, Rise — welcomed an inaugural class of five...

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UNT achieves third-highest fundraising year.

UNT achieves third-highest fundraising year.

The University of North Texas raised $32.7 million in fiscal year 2021 — making it the third highest fundraising year in UNT’s history.

“Thanks to our UNT family’s giving spirit, we continued to empower our students and help them succeed during a difficult year,” UNT President Neal Smatresk said. “We are...

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From left, 2021 Kuehne Scholars Camryn Yoder, Lorenzo Wilson and JaQualia Morris

Introducing the Kuehne Speaker Series Scholarship Program

The UNT Kuehne Speaker Series was established in 2013 by alumnus Ernie Kuehne (’66) to create meaningful networking opportunities, bring prominent speakers to North Texas and give UNT visibility in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. But there’s always been a deeper vision for the donor-founded series — supporting academic...

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ELEVAR is a research-based, inclusive college program for students with intellectual disabilities.

Creating UNT ELEVAR

For Brenda Barrio (’06, ’08 M.S., ’13 Ph.D.), a case of homesickness changed the course of her life and set her on a path to create countless opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities at the University of North Texas.

Barrio was a first-generation college student studying international...

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Dean Andrea Miller sees many ways to use the mobile equipment to educate students and serve the community, both while we face COVID-19 and in the future.

Mean Green Mobile Media

For Andrea Miller, dean of the Mayborn School of Journalism and interim chair of Media Arts, a used trailer presented a world of possibilities for the UNT community in the age of COVID-19. With a little help, she thought, the trailer could be transformed into a mobile production unit that would allow students to...

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Micro-grants help at-risk students engage with the university and persist to graduation.

Incentivizing Student Success

The University of North Texas is incentivizing student success through innovative new micro-grants, made possible thanks to contributions from the Amon G. Carter Foundation and the Lupe Murchison Foundation.

The micro-grant program, a partnership with the RaiseMe corporation, allows eligible first-year...

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