for the future University of North Texas at Dallas campus has been
deeded to the UNT System thanks to a $3 million gift from the Dallas
City Council in November and a donation from a private citizen.
four miles east of the UNT System Center at Dallas, the new campus
will open when the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board certifies
that System Center enrollment has reached 2,500 full-time equivalent
students for one semester, expected to occur by 2007. UNT at Dallas
the first public university within the Dallas city limits
can begin operations as a 259-acre, master-planned campus
located just north of I-20 in southeast Oak Cliff near the intersection
of Houston School Road and Camp Wisdom Road.
System will ask the 2003 Legislature to fund construction of the
first building on the campus. With that approval, as well as the
approval of the coordinating board, construction could begin in
late 2004 or early 2005.
the Texas Instruments property in north Denton for $8.9 million
in November. The nearly 300-acre property is about four miles from
campus close to the juncture of U.S. Highway 77 and Loop
288 east of I-35 and comes with four interconnected two-story
buildings of some 550,000 gross square feet. TI used the structure
in the late 1980s and early '90s for light manufacturing.
Norval Pohl says the university can begin using classroom, laboratory,
office and work space in the buildings by the beginning of the 2002-03
academic year, and the property will provide space for developing
research facilities and expanding academic programs.
planning, set to begin soon, the university will seek to re-allocate
as much as 150,000 square feet of space on what is now the main
campus by moving some administrative and support functions to the
humble beginnings of an 0-5 start, the Mean Green football team
compiled an amazing five-game win streak throughout October and
November to claim a share of the Sun Belt Conference championship
and a spot in the inaugural New Orleans Bowl on Dec. 18. It was
North Texas' first appearance in a bowl game since participating
in the 1959 Sun Bowl.
come easily. The Mean Green had to rebound from a disappointing
two-point loss in its first Sun Belt game Oct. 6 against Louisiana-Monroe
and reel off consecutive victories over preseason favorite and eventual
conference co-champion Middle Tennessee (24-21), Arkansas State
(45-0), New Mexico State (22-20), Louisiana-Lafayette (42-17) and
Orleans Bowl pitted the Mean Green against Colorado State University,
the third selection from the Mountain West Conference. It was telecast
live to a national audience by ESPN2.