Gov. Rick Perry appointed Joleesia Berry of Texas Woman’s University and Rudy Reynoso Jr. of the University of North Texas to serve as student representatives on their respective university Board of Regents. Both Berry and Reynoso begin year-long terms with the boards June 1 and will represent student interests as nonvoting members. As student regents, they will attend Board of Regents meetings and be able to serve on task forces, committees and special commissions.
The University of North Texas is nearly a storm-ready university. On Thursday, a new weather radar sensor called CASA (Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere) was installed at Discovery Park. It will provide severe weather data and storm warnings to the North Texas region.
A new $2 million endowment will allow significant funding for the University of North Texas to continue it’s popular teacher training program, college officials said. Half the money came from private donations, and the second half came this week from a $1 million matching grant from the National Math and Science Initiative, funded by the Exxon Mobil Corp., the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.
Bettye Myers, a kinesiology professor at Texas Woman’s University, has received the Otis L. Fowler Award, the most prestigious community honor presented by the Denton Chamber of Commerce. The chamber presented the award Thursday at its 104th annual membership banquet and meeting at Apogee Stadium.
DALLAS — The University of North Texas Board of Regents voted to establish undergraduate tuition guarantee plans Tuesday. The meeting at the University of North Texas at Dallas was called ostensibly to name Wayne State University Provost Ronald T. Brown the president of UNT-Dallas.
Texas Woman’s University has been working to reaffirm its accreditation for a couple of years, and in April the accrediting board will make its visit. A committee from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges will visit TWU from April 8-11 to talk with faculty, staff, students and university officials.
The University of North Texas Board of Regents will meet today to vote on making Wayne State University Provost Ronald T. Brown the president of UNT-Dallas. Brown was named the sole finalist in February. During the special called meeting at the University of North Texas at Dallas, regents also are expected to vote on establishing undergraduate tuition guarantee plans and increasing the student services fee.
University of North Texas history professors and students are commemorating Texas independence next weekend with a 200-mile relay that will kick off in Gonzales, where the Texas Revolution started, and end at the San Jacinto battleground in Houston, where Texas won its independence.
University of North Texas President Lane Rawlins will retire at the end of the year or as soon as a successor can be named. He made the announcement Tuesday in a letter to faculty, staff and students. “I’ve been thinking about this,” Rawlins said. “I’ve been trying to find the right time.”
Balls float through the air from one student to another during a team-building activity in a morning physical education class at Guyer High School. Guyer staff members typically conduct the class, but on this particular morning, two student teachers from Spain are leading it.
The University of North Texas has suspended all Delta Sigma Phi operations until further notice after four students were caught violating the recently enacted alcohol ban by the university. The Dean of Students Office issued a letter to Delta Sigma Phi, a fraternity on Maple Street, last week over allegations that the UNT Police Department observed four members of the fraternity removing alcohol from a vehicle and walking toward the Delta Sigma Phi house. The letter invoked the immediate suspension of the fraternity pending the outcome of the investigation.
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro shared his experience in politics with students at the University of North Texas on Wednesday. Castro talked about his skepticism of politics as a child, growing up with activist parents. “For me, I did not like politics growing up,” he said.