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Dr. Norval Pohl Dear Alum,

Summer is an active time on college campuses. Believe me, I wish the perception of a more laid-back three-month schedule were true, but university life never slows down. Courses are taught year round.

Summer also is an active time for incoming students. I'm always pleased to see freshmen beginning their relationships with UNT at summer orientations, for which attendance will increase almost 27 percent this year. Word is getting out that it is a good experience. Even parents are attending orientations tailored to them.

Plus, the campus is hopping with even younger folks during the summer. We offer camps for all ages with activities ranging from science to sports, from education to cheerleading.

I will find a few days soon to take a break. Vacation is a wonderful way to rejuvenate. I hope your summer includes a fun hiatus, too.

Please have a safe and happy Fourth of July,



June 2003


Marquis Cafeteria flashback 

Rudy Giuliani in southern Dallas

First-of-its-kind bilingual education camp

New chemistry building

Designing for the Exes

UNT cool link of the month:
Comic conclusion

Faculty honors


Favorite recipe
Does the memory of a frozen fruit salad served on a lettuce leaf in the Crystal Room tingle your taste buds? Then you ate in the Marquis Cafeteria before 1968. The popular salad, which also can be served as a dessert, need not be a taste of the past any more. Just follow the link below. The recipe is sure to cool down a hot Fourth of July celebration.

New Yorker in Texas

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani shared how he transformed his city's image and economics with North Texas city officials on June 10. Giuliani was the keynote speaker at a summit hosted by the UNT System and Operation Clean Sweep. The goal of the conference was to stimulate vibrant, friendly and sustainable communities in southern Dallas County, where the UNT Dallas Campus is located.

Bilingual education camp

Do the teachers who instruct your children and grandchildren speak Spanish? According to the state, there are not enough bilingual teachers in Texas classrooms. UNT is addressing this shortage by offering a first-of-its-kind bilingual education camp for high school students interested in pursuing careers as bilingual teachers. These future teachers will help the state fully engage Spanish-speaking parents and children in the education process.

New chemistry building by Fall 2004

You may remember taking chemistry classes in Masters Hall. Some of you may even remember when Masters Hall was brand new. More than a half century since the debut of Masters Hall, UNT again is breaking ground on a chemistry building. A new facility at the corner of Hickory and Avenue C will provide contemporary labs for teaching and research. View the plans at this link.

Designing for the Exes
You've just received a 4,400-square-foot bonus room at UNT. It's the North Texas Exes Alumni Center, and it's your place to kick up your feet while on campus -- before the big game or alumni event. Your North Texas home is being designed with you in mind. Find out how you can be involved, and see photos of the progress and design layout at the North Texas Exes link.

Albino squirrel in grass

Cool link: Champion of Children -- The North Texas Adventure

When you receive the summer issue of The North Texan magazine in the mail, flip to page 26. It is a real treat for comics-mad alumni. At the end of the Ghostwerks article, is a beginning -- it's the first half of a special UNT-edition of Champion of Children. Check out The North Texan's web site for the comic conclusion. (And if you can't wait for the magazine, the first comic half is available online, too.)

UNT Trivia

UNTrivia: What honor was bestowed upon Donald Chipman, UNT Professor Emeritus of history, in 2003 -- an honor only a handful of Texans have ever received?

a. Knighted by the king of Spain
b. Named Lifetime Fellow of the Texas State Historical Association
c. Won the Presidio La Bahía Award from the Sons of the Republic of Texas


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