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Welcome, Alum, to the first issue of North Texas Insider.

Did you know that almost 60 percent of our nation's college-educated population has visited their alma mater's web site? Forty percent of those alumni even have it bookmarked because the site contains information valuable to them.

You'll discover that each issue of North Texas Insider links you to great resources on UNT's web site. Our online "campus" welcomes you 24/7. Make us one of your favorites.

Until next time,

Norval Pohl


October 2002

Make your own Scrappy T-shirt

Sights and sounds of Homecoming

Coming soon: UNT College of Engineering

UNT's research in plastics

Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf gives speech

UNT cool link of the month: Pet tricks

UNTrivia: A winning recipe



New scrappy logo

It's mean, it's green and it demands to be seen
Scrappy just got a makeover, making a meaner and greener statement about North Texas pride. Soon you will be seeing the new Scrappy on university merchandise. If you are like me and want a sneak preview for your wardrobe, then grab some iron-on transfer paper from your local office supply store and a white T-shirt, and click the link below.


UNT Mean Green football player

Homecoming 2002: Blaze of Green Glory
During the first weekend in November, floats will parade around Denton's historic square, tents will pop up in the Mean Green Village and the excitement of football will be in the crisp autumn air. It's Homecoming time. Join me and you will find yourself swing dancing to Big Daddy Alright, getting your face painted, eating BBQ and cheering on the Mean Green as the team plays the University of Louisiana-Monroe.
(click on the Homecoming 2002 link on the bottom of the page)


UNT + TI site = College of Engineering
We did it! The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has given us a thumbs up to establish a College of Engineering. Four coordinating board members visited the former Texas Instruments site — now the UNT Research Park — and agreed it was a fantastic space to launch the new college. The search is on for a dean, and the first students will be admitted by Fall 2003 — just a year from now.


Not your ordinary plastic
Did you know that UNT is home to one of the top research labs in the world that brings together an international team of the finest polymer scientists? Polymers are plastics, and plastics improve our everyday world. UNT's research may one day allow you to use metal spatulas on your Teflon-coated cookware, adhere a prosthetic limb to your muscle tissue or create inner-eye lenses to improve your vision.


Stormin' Norman Schwarzkop

Stormin' Norman gives keynote address
Gen. Schwarzkopf's speech will make you stand up and salute. Come hear his keynote address, "Leadership in Difficult Times," Nov. 15 in Dallas at the UNT Murphy Enterprise Center's Leadership Luncheon. The luncheon also announces the winners of the Shirley Murphy Entrepreneur Contest and the Murphy Award recipient for outstanding entrepreneurship.


Cool link: Rusty's trick
Did you know that the online version of The North Texan has web extras? A recent article, "Connecting people and pets," features an online video clip that will make you howl. Watch it with your canine friend — but only if you are prepared to initiate some friendly rivalry with your Aggie friends. I'm already teaching my dog Zorro this neat trick.


UNT Trivia

UNTrivia: What baked-from-scratch menu item became a breakfast tradition at the university? Click an answer below and receive a winning recipe.


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