of Engineering authorized
Higher Education Coordinating Board voted unanimously in April to
authorize the establishment of a college of engineering at UNT.
The first phase of UNT's plans calls for launching the new engineering
college by transferring three departments from the College of Arts
The Department of Engineering Technology; the Department of Computer
Sciences, renamed the Department of Computer Science and Engineering;
and the Department of Materials Science, renamed the Department
of Materials Science and Engineering, will form the foundation of
the UNT College of Engineering.
When it begins operations, the college will administer two new degrees
bachelor of science and master of science degrees in computer
engineering along with existing degrees in the transferred
and renamed departments. The Accreditation Board for Engineering
and Technology must accredit the new degrees by 2009.
Current plans are to admit the first UNT College of Engineering
students in the 2003-04 academic year. UNT is expecting to have
650 engineering students by 2007 and 1,250 engineering students
The engineering school will occupy approximately 180,000 square
feet of the 550,000 square feet available at the UNT Research Park
(the former Texas Instruments property), located four miles from
the main Denton campus near the juncture of U.S. Highway 77 and
Loop 288, just east of I-35.
The university's long-term planning calls for developing complementary
new programs in electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.
New regents appointed
Mayor Charles "Chuck" Beatty ('76) and Plano business
leader C. Dan Smith ('62) joined the UNT System Board of Regents
following announcement of their appointments in February by Gov.
Rick Perry. Both will serve terms that expire May 22, 2005.
who has served in his mayoral post since 1997, was first elected
to the Waxahachie City Council in 1995. During his college days,
he played for the Mean Green football team. After his graduation,
he played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the St. Louis Cardinals
in the National Football League.
is president and owner of CDS Capital Group. He graduated from UNT
with a bachelor of business administration degree. He is currently
the chair of the athletics division of UNT's capital campaign.
Beatty and Smith will fill the unexpired terms of Roy Gene Evans
('69) and Richard Knight Jr. of Dallas, who resigned from the board.
a piece of campus
ever wanted your very own piece of UNT? How about owning the Administration
The Residence Hall Association is offering students, alumni, faculty
and staff the chance to own a wood miniature of the campus' centerpiece
The replica, made by Cat's Meow, depicts the front of the Administration
Building. On the back is a brief note about the building and its
McConnell Memorial Tower, which is lighted green after UNT athletics
Next year, the group will offer replicas of a different distinctive
building on campus. People buying the Administration Building replica
are voting on which building or landmark is commemorated next.
The cost of each replica is $20, which goes to the RHA Scholarship
Fund. To order, send a check made payable to the RHA to the attention
of Maureen Clouse, University of North Texas, Department of Housing,
P.O. Box 311310, Denton, Texas 76203-1310.
For more information, call Clouse at (940) 565-2897 or send her
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
cheerleaders won their second national Division I-A championship
in three years at the 2002 National Cheerleaders Association's competition
April 7 in Daytona Beach, Fla. The team competed against squads
from Georgia Tech, Clemson, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State,
Purdue, Kansas and Louisville.
The UNT team placed fourth last year and won the national championship
in 2000. Only one other team, the squad from the University of Louisville,
has repeat national titles. This year Purdue placed second and Louisville
to celebrate 10 years
marks the 10th anniversary of the School of Visual Arts, and Raymond
D. Nasher, Dallas businessman, internationally known sculpture collector
and chair of the School of Visual Arts Advisory Board, is opening
his private sculpture garden for a gala celebration Sept. 15.
In addition, the school will mark the anniversary of its creation
with a comprehensive exhibition of Jean Andrews' work. Andrews ('76
Ph.D.), a painter, researcher and collector, is a distinguished
alumna from UNT.
The exhibition opens Sept. 12 in the UNT Art Gallery. Gallery hours
are Monday and Tuesday, noon to 8 p.m., and Wednesday through Saturday,
noon to 5 p.m.
For more information about the school's anniversary or the exhibition,
call (940) 565-4005.
sign letters of intent
return of 20 of 22 starters on the defending Sun Belt Conference
champion Mean Green football team, head coach Darrell Dickey and
his coaching staff are viewing this year's recruiting class a little
differently than in the past.
"We have a lot of starters returning next year, so we thought
it was important to add depth at a lot of positions," said
Dickey after announcing the group that signed National Letters of
Intent to play football at North Texas on recruiting day in February.
"I don't think these guys will have a big role as fast as some
of our classes have had in the past, but that is because we have
so much talent coming back," Dickey says.
This year's recruiting class includes 22 high school seniors and
two junior college transfers. And while Dickey and his staff continue
to focus their recruiting in state, four of the high school prospects
are from out of state, hailing from Florida, Idaho, Missouri and
Among the high school standouts are Dallas Lincoln High School running
back Michael Ruff, named first team all-state after rushing for
2,385 yards and 29 touchdowns; Hutto running back Philip Graves,
selected the Class 2A Offensive Player of the Year after rushing
for 2,173 yards and 30 TDs last season; and lineman Sky Pruitt,
a two-time all-state offensive pick from Lakeland High School in
Hayden Lake, Idaho.
UNT's recruiting class includes:
Bazaldua, K/P, 5-10, 164, DeSoto
Blevins, OL, 6-7, 290, Muskogee, Okla.
Brown, OL, 6-3, 270, Hughes Springs
Early, LB, 6-0, 210, Jacksonville, Fla.
Foster, TE, 6-4, 240, Austin
Francis, DL, 5-11, 287, Mesquite
Graves, RB, 6-2, 205, Hutto
Harmon, TE, 6-4, 255, Houston
Hollis, CB, 6-0, 170, Longview
Hooks, OL, 6-3, 300, Colleyville (Blinn Junior College)
Hull, DE, 6-3, 220, Sugar Land
Ingram, OL, 6-2, 270, San Antonio
Lineberry, OL, 6-3, 310, Houston
Mills, QB, 6-3, 227, Killeen
Mitchell, RB, 5-9, 191, Aubrey
Moore, RB, 5-9, 195, Houston
Nevins, LB/P, 6-3, 215, St. Charles, Mo.
Nwigwe, WR, 5-11, 170, Alief
- Sky Pruitt,
DL, 6-2, 295, Hayden Lake, Idaho
Quinn, WR, 6-0, 181, McKinney
Ruff, RB, 5-11, 190, Dallas
Smith, RB, 6-1, 190, Fort Worth
Starks, DB, 6-1, 198, Denton
Wyatt, LB, 6-1, 216, Oklahoma City (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M)