North Texas Insider Alumni newsletter

Dr. Norval Pohl Dear Alum,

Thank you to all who answered the reader satisfaction survey in last monthís issue of the North Texas Insider. I was excited about your responses and proud of the results ó a satisfaction rating of 4.5 out of 5. Wow! That's quite an endorsement.

Your comments will help me continue to improve the quality of the Insider. For instance, I'll begin updating you on the current activities of student and Greek organizations, highlighting your favorite professors, talking about additional academic programs on campus and sharing more stats on the university (in a reader-friendly way, of course).

Your input is valuable to me, and I appreciate the time you take to read the Insider and give me feedback.

Until next time,


April 2004

Share your "real world" suggestions

Humanitarian Laureate

Incoming comets

Dance and theatre 

Health care web site award

UNT cool link of the month:
Faculty focus

What is the name of UNTís newest spring tradition?


Advice for graduates
College graduation is a milestone event for seniors. As exciting as the event is, it also can be scary. Graduation means leaving the comfort of college and entering the "real world." Youíve been there. Share your lessons learned at the link below, and UNT will publish your advice for our graduating seniors on its home page prior to the May commencement ceremony.
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Educate by civic example
UNT will present Nancy Brinker, founder of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, with its annual North Texas Humanitarian Award May 5. Brinker is known worldwide for her compassion and advocacy of women's health issues. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Nancy G. Brinker Presidential Scholarship at UNT and the UNT Cornerstone Fund for Excellence.

Great balls of fire
Keep a close eye on the sky beginning in May. NEAT and LINEAR, two comets that astronomers have been tracking for months, are expected to show up in the North Texas sky. The first Saturday of May will be the best time for the public to see the comets at the UNT Observatory. Click here for directions to the facility.

New department web site

The Department of Dance and Theatre unveiled its new web site just this week. The site includes an announcement of the productions scheduled for the 2004-05 season, photos of productions and facilities, an alumni directory and more. You can use the web site to join the department's e-mail and postal mail distribution lists. Check it out!

A healthy award
The UNT Student Health and Wellness Center will receive the first Best Practices in College Health Award from the American College Health Association in June for its International Health Care web page. The site helps international students make educated decisions about their care by providing information about the general characteristics of the U.S. health care system.

Cool link: Faculty focus

David McEntire, assistant professor of emergency administration and planning, studied the nation's response to the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attacks. Listen to his research in his own words at the link below. He discusses the private sector's role, the federal government's response and the interdisciplinary nature of disaster study.

UNT Trivia

UNTrivia: UNT initiated a Let's Party student event in 2001 that now is a spring tradition under a new name. Do you know the current name of UNTís annual celebration that lets students end the academic year with a bang?

a. Spring Fling
b. Mean Green Blowout
c. End-of-the-Year Eagle Extravaganza


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North Texas Exes

The North Texas Exes Denton Chapter hosted their second annual Live & Silent Auction in March to raise scholarship funds. The chapter raised almost $10,000, surpassing the $4,900 raised last year. To donate to scholarships, call (940) 565-2900 or e-mail For more information about the North Texas Exes, visit††


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