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Lots O'Links

Compiled by Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

It's a new semester and time to highlight UNT Websites again. We're talking about sites that are of interest to the campus community but may have escaped your detection. The last time we printed such a list was in March. Listed below are some sites/pages that you may have missed. Many of these were covered in the March article, many more have been added.

General Links

  • UNT News and Events -- This is the UNT News Service page. Things posted here are frequently associated with sources of funding, big expenditures, large gifts etc. Also covered are events that will be of interest beyond the Denton campus.
  • Events Calendar -- Dates for major Metroplex and university-wide events are listed here. The purpose of this site is to aid you in planning an event so that it won't be conflicting with other events on campus or the Metroplex. Metroplex events include miscellaneous events in Denton, Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Meyerson Center in Dallas, Texas Motor Speedway and Majestic Theatre in Dallas.
  • University of North Texas Press -- According to their Webpage, the UNT Press has over 140 titles currently in print, with special emphasis in the areas of Texana, folklore, and multiculturalism. Various series are also published, including the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, and Publications of the Texas Folklore Society.
  • NT Daily -- The Web version of UNT's student-run newspaper; "UNT's Online Community and News Source."
  • Printing Services and Copy Centers -- Everything you need to know about the services available from these departments can be found from this page. Did you know that you can send things to be copied via GroupWise, the Internet, etc.? They also accept material on 3 1/2" disks and zip disks.
  • Mail Services -- All sorts of information is available at this site for both intra- and inter-campus mail.
  • Campus Master Plan -- If you've ever wondered what the future holds for the UNT Denton campus, this site may be able to satisfy your curiosity.
  • Campus Chat Food Court -- Hungry? This could be the site for you. Hours of operation and daily specials are listed on the menu page.
  • Avesta -- Maybe you want something a little more restaurant-like, rather than the food court. You can experience gourmet cuisine without leaving the Union at Avesta, located on level 2.
  • VolUNTeer Center -- According to their Web page, the VolUNTeer Center opened in January of 2000. The center is a collaborative effort between the Dean of Students (a division of Student Development) and the School of Community Service and their purpose is to provide the community a link between those who want to serve and those who need assistance.
  • State of Texas -- This is not a UNT site, but it should definitely be of interest to the campus community. Did you know that the State's Website was recently ranked number one in a university poll of state governments that have effective, efficient Websites? Well it was. Read all about it here.

Faculty/Staff Related Links

  • Employment Bulletin -- Human Resources keeps this page up-to-date with the latest staff vacancies. There are currently quite a few computer-related positions:
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MANAGER (Computing Center/Telecommunications)
  • PROGRAMMER ANALYST II (Computing Center)
  • PROGRAMMER ANALYST I (Computing Center)
  • PROGRAM/PROJECT COORDINATOR I (STATISTICAL SUPPORT) (Texas Center for Educational Technology)
  • COMPUTER SUPPORT SPECIALIST III (Public Affairs & Information Services)
  • PROGRAMMER III (Computing Center)

UNT is also now posting job openings on the NationJob network.

  • Student Employment Services -- Besides providing information about part-time employment opportunities for currently enrolled students, this site also has a Reference Manual for Supervisors of Student Employees, Training Opportunities, Sample Employment Forms for review, Sample Student Employee Evaluation form, and a Sample Student Employee Expectations sheet.
  • Legal Affairs -- Officially called the "Office of the Vice Chancellor and General Counsel," this group states that the aim of their Website is "to provide useful legal information to those we serve and to provide a schedule of legal events offered. We encourage you to explore and use this information site, and to allow this office to be your legal link to the University, the Health Science Center at Fort Worth and our Systems Center in Dallas."
  • Office of University Planning -- According to their Website, "The purpose of the Office of University Planning is to collect, analyze, maintain, and disseminate information about the university for purposes of planning, decision-making, and the overall successful operation of the institution as a whole, and to facilitate and coordinate the university strategic planning process." The 1999-2000 Fact Book is accessible from there as well as the results of surveying students and former students.
  • University Policy Manual -- Provided by the Office of University Planning, this site deserves its own entry due to the importance of the information contained here. This site is continually updated as policies are added, changed, or made obsolete.
  • Texas State Library and Archive Information -- Not a UNT link, but one that has a lot of useful information, particularly in relation to State agencies. TRAIL (Texas Records and Information Locator service), for example, provides access to information from over 150 Texas state agency Web servers.

Student Related Links

  • Student Employment Services -- Student Employment Services (SES) provides part-time employment opportunities for currently enrolled students. They also host job fairs and help students get off-campus jobs.
  • Student Health Center -- All kinds of important information is available at this site geared especially to students. There is even an online form for prescription refills.
  • UNT Dining Services -- Everything you ever wanted to know about residence hall dining can be found at this Website.
  • The Eagle Student Services Center -- This Website was launched last February. All of the services located within the building have moved their Web presence to this site or can be reached through this site. That includes the following offices:

    Undergraduate Admissions
    Graduate School/Admissions
    Registrar's Office
    Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
    Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services
    Campus Operators

    A new feature has been added for students called "My Financial Aid." Also the online Centranet directory is now included on the Campus Operators page.
  • External Funding for Graduate Students -- Although this isn't a UNT-based resource, it is a resource that is supported by The Office of Postgraduate Fellowships. There are over 300 opportunities (conveniently divided into disciplines and areas) available through the courtesy of Cornell University. The categories listed there include:

    Biological Sciences
    International Students
    Physical Sciences
    Social Sciences

    Dr. James Duban, Director of the UNT Office of Postgraduate Fellowships, urges graduate students to consult that Web page, to secure application forms through the E-mail addresses listed there, and to contact him (; Tel.: 940/565-2820) to set up a series of appointments to obtain feedback on application essays.
  • Laboratory for Recreational Computing -- The blurb on the Website says it all: The Laboratory for Recreational Computing (LARC) was established at the University of North Texas by Ian Parberry in 1993 to train students as game programmers. The Laboratory is a crucible for creativity and originality, and stresses extracurricular educational activity, cooperative learning, and group activity on large programming projects. We concentrate on Windows game programming using Microsoft DirectX.