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Alumni Summer Fun Wraps up with UNT Day at the Fair

The final UNT alumni family friendly event of the summer is right around the corner. The Denton County UNT Alumni Chapter will host an alumni day the North Texas Fair and Rodeo on Friday, August 24. The North Texas Fair and Rodeo celebrates western culture and features top musical talent, professional and youth rodeos, livestock shows, a dedicated Kid Zone and many more special exhibits which are included in the entry price. UNT Day at the Fair will turn up the Mean Green pride with special appearances by UNT President Neal Smatresk, the North Texas Dancers, North Texas Cheer and Scrappy.

Alumni Association members and guests will receive discounted group prices to the fair and rodeo plus entry to the evening concert headlined by UNT alumni country music group Eli Young Band. Each ticket comes with a $5 preloaded wristband for concessions and beverages. 

Registration is now open for UNT Day at the Fair, but tickets are limited. visit www.untalumni.com/fair to register.


New Joint Membership Option with OLLI at UNT

The UNT Alumni Association announces a new partnership with the OLLI at UNT lifelong learning program. The new joint UNTAA + OLLI at UNT membership offers a discounted year of lifelong learning courses plus all UNTAA benefits to alumni and friends 50 and better.

Alumni who select the OLLI at UNT option when they join or renew their UNT Alumni Association membership will receive $65 off an annual pass to more than 300 classes and events. Courses are taught by professors and industry professionals and take place at five locations across Denton and Collin Counties. Special courses, such as the OLLI After 5:00 Lecture Series featuring cheese and wine, are included in the membership. Day trips to DFW attractions, social events, book clubs, and UNT arts and culture events are also free to members or offered at a deeply discounted price. 

Click here more information on the UNTAA + OLLI at UNT joint membership.


Coaches Caravan Comes Home to Denton

After six stops across Texas, the Mean Green Coaches Caravan is headed back home for a special presentation in Denton. The Denton event, hosted at Armadillo Ale Works’ new facility on July 31, is the caravan’s final leg.

Coaches Caravan events are the perfect time for fans of all ages to meet UNT coaches and student athletes, collect autographs and celebrate Mean Green Sport’s unprecedented momentum. UNT head football coach Seth Littrell, men’s basketball coach Grant McCasland, women’s basketball coach Jalie Mitchell and athletics director Wren Baker have been highlighted speakers at past Coaches Caravan events. All four will be at the Denton stop to answer questions from fans and cast vision for the future of Mean Green Sports. 

To register for Coaches Caravan’s final stop in Denton, visit untalumni.com/coachescaravan

The Denton Coaches Caravan includes heavy appetizers, one drink ticket and parking. All caravan stops are hosted by the UNT Alumni Association and the Mean Green Scholarship Fund.


Renowned defense attorney and legal scholar Alan Dershowitz to speak at the UNT Kuehne Speaker Series

Alan Dershowitz​

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Hilton Anatole

The UNT Kuehne Speaker Series is pleased to announce attorney Alan Dershowitz as its Fall 2018 featured speaker. Dershowitz, a graduate of Brooklyn College and Yale Law School, joined the Harvard Law School faculty at age 25 — the youngest in the school's history — and became an Emeritus professor after 50 years of teaching over 10,000 students. Dershowitz has been called the "winningest" criminal lawyer in modern history and has argued hundreds of appeals in courts throughout the nation. He has won the vast majority of his homicide cases and has never lost a client to the death penalty. He continues to devote half of his practice to pro bono cases and causes.

As the brainchild of alumnus Ernie Kuehne (’66), the purpose of the speaker series is to bring the country’s best minds to the North Texas region on behalf of UNT. Over the past five years, the series has experienced tremendous growth and developed into a UNT signature event. Proceeds from the series support academic excellence at the university and foster the next generation of bright minds and leaders.

Tickets to the Kuehne Speaker Series events are available through table sponsorship. Individual seats are not available for purchase. As a sponsor,you will enjoy access to prominent speakers and networking with hundreds of DFW area business leaders. Contact David Broughton at david.broughton@unt.edu or 940-565-3641 for more information. 





UNT College News

College of Health and Public Service’s Dr. Gary Webb Speaks on NPR Marketplace 

UNT Emergency Management & Disaster Science Professor Gary Webb made an appearance on the NPR Marketplace radio program on July 11 to discusses Puerto Rico’s hurricane recovery efforts. Listen to the story here.  


College of Education Hosts Adventures in Autism Conference

University of North Texas’ Kristin Farmer Autism Center’s hosts 10th annual Adventures in Autism Intervention and Research Conference on July 28. The conference invites experts to discuss the latest in autism research, intervention and therapies. Tickets are on sale here.


UNT College of Engineering Researcher Creates New "Super" Metal

A University of North Texas post-doctoral researcher has designed a new steel-like alloy that is five times stronger than conventional steel. Read more.



UNT Athletics News

C-USA Head Coaches Chime in on the Mean Green

Hear from other Conference USA West head coaches why Mean Green Football is poised for success this season. Watch the video


View the 2018 Mean Green Football schedule here.



UNT News Briefs


Shouldn’t your car be clean after a rainstorm?

The dusty coat on your car after a rainstorm has a real purpose in our ecosystem, according to a recent scientific study led by UNT Department of Geography and the Environment Professor Alexandra Ponette-Gonzalez.





B is for blockchain: Technology behind bitcoin makes its way to UNT course

A new course at the University of North Texas is bringing blockchain for business to the classroom. Starting this fall, business professionals and students can learn from three experts about the financial, technological, legal and governance aspects of blockchain for organizations.



UNT history professor will vie for Guinness World Record for longest history lesson

University of North Texas History Professor Andrew Torget is trying to become a part of history himself by securing a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. Torget will begin his attempt to spend 24 hours – or more – giving the world’s longest history lesson at 9 a.m. on Aug. 24.





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In This Issue





July 31
Coaches Caravan - Denton

Armadillo Ale Works


August 24

UNT Day at the North Texas Fair and Rodeo

North Texas Fairgrounds


September 1
Alumni GameDay Grille - North Texas vs. SMU
UNT Alumni Pavilion at Apogee Stadium


September 8
Alumni GameDay Grille - North Texas vs. Incarnate Word

UNT Alumni Pavilion at Apogee Stadium


September 27
Collin County Fall Networking Reception
Omni Frisco


September 29
Alumni GameDay Grille - North Texas vs. Louisiana Tech
UNT Alumni Pavilion at Apogee Stadium


October 8

Houston Mixer
Axelrad Beer Garden

October 13
Alumni GameDay Grille - North Texas vs. Southern Miss
UNT Alumni Pavilion at Apogee Stadium

October 18
Tarrant County Fall Networking Reception
Colonial Country Club


October 26
Homecoming Pep Rally and Bonfire

UNT Alumni Pavilion at Apogee Stadium


October 27
Golden Eagles Class of 1968 Reunion Breakfast

UNT Union Ballroom


October 27
Homecoming Parade



October 27

Homecoming Alumni GameDay Grille Open House - 
North Texas vs. Rice

UNT Alumni Pavilion at Apogee Stadium


November 1
Dallas County Fall Networking Reception
Perot Museum of Nature and Science


November 9
Austin Mixer

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden


November 17
Alumni GameDay Grille - North Texas vs. Florida Atlantic
UNT Alumni Pavilion at Apogee Stadium

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