North Texas Insider Alumni newsletter

Dr. Norval Pohl Dear Alum,

For those of you who are parents, you know what it's like to want to boast about your children, especially when they achieve something great. We've had a very successful spring semester at UNT and we're ready to exercise our bragging rights. 

Some of our recent accomplishments include:

  • The UNT Debate Squad ended the year ranked eighth in nation among varsity teams by the National Debate Tournament.
  • UNT's public administration program was ranked 10th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
  • UNT's counseling program was ranked in the top 20 in the nation for the seventh year by U.S. News and World Report.
  • UNT's Center for Information and Computer Security was named among the nation's elite computer security programs by the U.S. National Security Agency.
  • Students from the professional program in logistics tied for second place at the National Logistics Challenge.
  • Entrepreneur magazine ranked the UNT Murphy Enterprise Center among the first tier of regional entrepreneurship programs.
  • UNT's communication design program was named as one of the nation's top 17 design programs by PRINT magazine.
  • The National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association recognized the UNT Student Rec Center as an outstanding indoor/outdoor facility.

As you can see, this past semester has been full of achievement for the university, and we continue to move full steam ahead.   

Until next time,



May 2004


Online storytelling concert

Endow UNT newsletter

New MFA offered

Mean Green football tickets

Cooler air conditioners

UNT cool link of the month:
Dr. Maya Angelou

The eagle was chosen as the North Texas mascot over what other two potential mascots?


Best of the West

Who says stories are only for children at bedtime? The School of Library and Information Sciences Advanced Storytelling Class has produced an online concert titled By Wagon Train or Jet Airplane — Go West on the Story Trail. The concert, performed by 22 storytellers, consists of a collection of stories with a fun western theme. Listen and enjoy.

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The Reel World
Have you ever wanted to make a documentary? Those who are interested in advancing their knowledge of documentary production now have the option of getting an MFA. The degree is aimed at graduate students who want to teach or further their education in RTVF. Enrollment is also open to individuals from any academic background who may want to produce nonfiction films in their fields.

Tickets to touchdown
You can now purchase 2004 football season tickets or renew your account from last season at the North Texas athletics ticket web site by clicking the link below. You can order online or call the Athletic Ticket Office at (940) 565-2527. Don't forget to check out the Mean Green Club and how to get a parking pass and hospitality deck privileges.

Cool cash
We all know how challenging it can be trying to stay cool in the Texas summer heat. The UNT student chapter of the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is stepping up to the challenge by learning to improve the efficiency of air conditioners. They've even been awarded a $5,000 grant to do so, which will help fund their engineering projects.

Cool link:
Dr. Maya Angelou speaks at UNT
Dr. Maya Angelou, author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, spoke and accepted an honorary degree from the University of North Texas in a special program on April 20 in the UNT Coliseum. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to view a slideshow of her presentation and photos of Trinidad, her opening act at UNT.

UNT Trivia

UNTrivia: In a school election in 1922, students chose the eagle as UNT's mascot over two other potential mascots. What were those other two mascots?

a. Jackrabbit and Hornet
b. Tiger and Stallion
c. Dragon and Lion


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North Texas Exes Alumni Travel Program
Summer's almost here, which means it's vacation time for many of us. The North Texas Exes are starting a travel program and asking for your help to determine what type of traveling would be of interest to you. Go to to complete the brief questionnaire. For more information, visit

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