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Zero Energy Lab now open for tours

Members of the community can tour the Zero Energy Lab at UNT’s Discovery Park for free.

Before now, university students and school groups primarily were given full tours at their request. Now, anyone can request a tour by contacting Erin Allice at or calling 940-565-2400.

The 1,200-square-foot lab is a self-sufficient building that uses only energy it produces. It’s used to study and test alternative energy technologies, such as LED lights and a rain-harvesting water system.


New MBA program introduced at UNT

Students now can get a MBA in business management in 11 months, as opposed to the traditional two-year program.

The degree requires students to be enrolled full time, and the first cohort starts this summer.

It will be a cohort-style system, having all students in the program take the same classes for a year. It includes in-person classes, interactions with business executives and hands-on exercises.

To apply or learn more information, vist or email


Student wins national business challenge

Dylan Lischau, a UNT senior, was part of the winning team in the Global Family Enterprise Case Competition, a collaborative competition to help family businesses.

The competition puts students from different schools together to solve a problem. There was division between two generations of leadership at Valley Carriers, and each group was directed to figure out how to alleviate the tensions.

Within a few hours, they outlined how to keep conflict out of board meetings by having outside retreats and one-on-one meetings with the board chair.


Two students win fashion scholarship

Lindsey Lotze, who is double majoring in digital retailing and merchandising, and Asia Montague, who is majoring in fashion design, were recipients of the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund.

The fund distributes $1.3 million to future fashion leaders. Lotze and Montague were awarded $5,000 each for the semester.