North Texas Insider Alumni newsletter

Dr. Norval Pohl Happy Holidays, Alum!

I trust that you plan to start 2006 with a resolution or two. One of mine is to involve more alumni in the many activities and programs offered here at UNT.

As I told you last month, we are adding new buildings and working on various beautification projects. I encourage you to come back for a visit to see some of the exciting transformations happening across our campus.

One great way to stay connected with UNT is via the North Texas Exes, or perhaps you would like to volunteer to assist the UNT Career Center in serving students and alums who are in the market for employment. And there are always a number of opportunities for you to visit campus for lectures, conferences, College of Music concerts or dance and theatre productions. To learn more, visit our university events calendar.

And as we come to the end of 2005, many of you are thinking about your year-end giving. I wanted to make sure you know there's a new law that will let you stretch your dollars a little further this year.

The New Year promises to be an exciting time as we continue to evolve to meet the needs of our current and future students, strive to achieve our research goals and continue to build on the success of our award-winning programs.

I hope to see you around campus or maybe just out and about sporting green or our one-of-a-kind license plates.



December 2005

Holiday shopping made easy

Professors named Fulbright Scholars

TAMS student earns national scholarship

UNT honored by Hispanic Outlook

Professor creates new book design for the blind

Cool link of the month:
UNT Proud

What well-known singer(s) besides Norah Jones attended North Texas?

Get your 2006 "Great Moments" calendar


Holiday shopping in a snap
If you're still searching for the perfect gift for your favorite bookworm this holiday season, you might want to explore what the UNT Press has to offer. Our university press publishes everything from literary fiction featuring the winners of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize to nonfiction emphasizing Texana, military history and multicultural topics. To learn more about the UNT Press and its selection of books, visit

Professors named Fulbright Scholars
I'm proud to report that Timothy L. Jackson, a professor in the College of Music, and Erika Martina Nelson, assistant professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, received Fulbright Scholar grants for the 2005-06 academic year. Earlier in the Fall 2005 semester, UNT also hosted a Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Hassan Rabaa from Morocco. To learn more, visit

TAMS student earns national scholarship
Hats off to Desh Mohan, a second-year student in the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science. Desh recently received a $30,000 scholarship for placing fourth among the individual finalists in the 2005 Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science & Technology. To learn more, click the link below.

UNT honored by Hispanic Outlook
For the 10th consecutive year, the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine named our university to its Publisher's Picks List of universities with solid records in recruiting, retaining, educating and graduating Hispanic students. To learn more, visit

Professor creates new book design for the blind

Eric Ligon, associate professor of art, created a special book design so he could more easily read with his son, Ethan, who is blind. Ligon also co-founded a nonprofit organization, BrailleInk., to produce the books. Its first two titles are the classic Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram and The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. To learn more, visit

Cool link of the month: UNT Proud
I may be preaching to the choir, but I wanted to share our new UNT Proud web site with you. It's the best stop to keep abreast of some of the most exciting statistics about our university.
It's also a useful tool if you need a few bragging points for your next outing with your Aggie or Longhorn friends. To learn more, visit

UNT Trivia

UNTRIVIA: What well-known singer(s) besides Norah Jones attended North Texas?

a. Meat Loaf
b. Roy Orbison
c. Don Henley
d. All of the above


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Get your 2006 "Great Moments" calendar
North Texas Exes members should keep an eye on their mailboxes for the 2006 calendar, "Twelve Great Moments in North Texas History." Earlier this year, they polled members to learn what great moments in history alums remembered. Each moment - including the One O'Clock Lab Band's national television debut in 1976 - will be highlighted on a different month. T
o learn more about the Exes and how you can get your copy of the calendar, visit

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