North Texas Insider Alumni newsletter

Dr. Norval Pohl Dear Alum,

A university campus is a hub of activity — not only for its students, faculty, staff and alumni, but also for its entire surrounding community. No matter where your interests lie, you can find many events to write on your calendar.

For instance, at UNT, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and John Stossel from ABC's 20/20 recently spoke on campus. And I'm especially looking forward to the third annual Leadership Luncheon in Addison on November 12 presented by the UNT Murphy Enterprise Center ( Each year the center brings in a national speaker whose entrepreneurship and leadership inspires us, and then honors a local entrepreneur and leader for achieving greatness in our own backyard. This year, the keynote speaker is George Foreman, former professional heavyweight champion and founder of a youth and community center, and the North Texas honoree is Ebby Halliday, one of Dallas' most well known and respected realtors. These two individuals are excellent examples — not only for the student winners of the business plan competition, who will be announced at the event — but for all of us.  

UNT was built with an entrepreneurial spirit, and that spirit spurs us on to even greater heights as the years go by.

Until next time,



October 2004


Spooky-kooky stories

Up for debate

Televised football

The Mean Green story

Fall "up" in attendance

UNT cool link of the month:
UNT news via RSS feed

How many items were borrowed from the UNT library system last year?

Alumni tour packages


Scare and tell
Although trick-or-treating is an autumn highlight for youngsters, Halloween is light-hearted fun for college students, too. I'm sure you have stories to tell from your North Texas days. How elaborate were your costumes? What all-in-fun mischief did you get yourself into? Share your stories at the link below.

Presidential debates       
As I joined America in watching the televised debates between President George Bush and Sen. John Kerry, two UNT professors were studying the dialogue and the campaign process. Their findings are fascinating. Learn about the candidates' debating styles from a lecturer in communication studies and about the economy's impact on political elections from an assistant professor of political science.

Mean Green broadcasts
Mean Green football is as near as your television remote control. If you can't be there in person, then we'll bring it to your living room. Four games will be televised on the Sun Belt-ESPN Regional Network in October and November, and a fifth game will air nationally on ESPN2 on Nov. 5. Check out the broadcast schedule at this link.

Video memories
At North Texas, we cherish memories of our glory days — those from years ago and also just yesterday. That's how traditions begin and flourish. As a follow up to the "How our green got mean" article in fall's North Texan, several former student athletes reminisced on video about moments during their school days. Step back in time and relive North Texas history through their words.

Closing the Gaps
UNT's commitment to the statewide ‘Closing the Gaps' effort is in the numbers. This fall's unofficial student enrollment at UNT is 31,304 — an increase of almost 1 percent from last fall. This means UNT has posted an all-time high enrollment for four consecutive years and enrollment increases for eight consecutive years.

Cool link of the month: UNT news via RSS feed
Technology changes the way we send and receive information. I started e-mailing you this newsletter two years ago, and I thought it was cool. And, now it gets cooler. As soon as news about your alma mater is distributed by UNT's news service, you can get it on your desktop via an RSS feed. Interested in keeping up with technology at the same time you keep up with UNT? First download a free reader at and then click the orange RSS button on the news service web site to sign up.

UNT Trivia

UNTRIVA: How many items were borrowed from the UNT library system last year?

a. More than 80,000 items
b. More than 230,000 items
c. More than 400,000 items


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North Texas Exes tour dates
Do you remember the travel survey the North Texas Exes posted in this newsletter back in May? Well, the results are tallied, and now you can sign up for some great 2005 tour packages. Hang out with fellow alumni in the nation's capital in April, Napa Valley in May and the Canadian Rockies in July. Visit for details, or for additional benefits from your alumni association.

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