UNT briefs

NCTC briefs

TWU preps for legal action

After eight Texas Woman’s University volleyball students came down with rhabdomyolysis, a muscle deterioration condition from being overworked, lawyers are now preparing the university for a lawsuit.

UNT briefs

TWU briefs

UNT reaches out to students ditched by ITT

More than a dozen students have transferred to study at the University of North Texas because of ITT Technical Institute’s sudden closure.

UNT, TWU enroll record numbers

Both the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University had record enrollment numbers this fall, with officials at both schools hoping the increase in students means an increase in retention.

DRC

Road ahead for UNT

Pacing on the stage of the Murchison Performing Arts Center, University of North Texas President Neal Smatresk went through a dense presentation outlining the past year’s accomplishments and upcoming goals for the university.

UNT briefs

TWU briefs

NCTC briefs

UNT briefs

TWU briefs

Peyton interns at the Fox Business Network

Peyton Luke, a home-schooled student from Valley View, recently completed an eight-week summer internship at the Fox Business Network in New York.

DRC

UNT at Frisco to open cybersecurity lab

After receiving a donation of $350,000 from University of North Texas alumnus Steven Holmes, the UNT Criminal Justice Department will open a cellphone cybersecurity lab at the UNT New College at Frisco later this month.

DRC

Core balance

The University of North Texas is often revered for the spirit of its active and free-thinking students — a charge that applies to those both in and out of the classroom.

TWU briefs

UNT briefs

NCTC briefs

The Dallas Morning News

Report has UNT law school feeling misjudged

DALLAS — In August 2014, Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht stood before the incoming students of the state’s newest law school and made a proclamation: “The legal profession needs you.”

Cutting grants to lower tuition?

AUSTIN — A few years ago, Jadzia Hardeman was a high school senior working full time at a McDonald’s to help her sick mother afford cancer treatments. The Oak Cliff girl figured the cost of a college education, and a better career, a better life, were beyond her reach.

DRC

Chilling in the dorms

Sunday was the first day UNT students could move into their dorms for the fall semester.

Tuition on the rise for undergrads at UNT

The University of North Texas Board of Regents on Friday approved the 2017 budget, which includes a 3.9 percent tuition increase, and the campus carry policy for the UNT System building in downtown Dallas at 1901 Main St.

TWU president gets modest pay increase

As a vote of confidence for her work, Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents upped Chancellor and President Carine Feyten’s salary by $35,000.

More TWU students expected to live in hotels

Texas Woman’s University is suffering through a housing crunch. TWU has reserved 147 beds at four Denton hotels for the fall semester, and the university has already assigned 118 students to the spillover housing units.

UNT OKs future for campus

The University of North Texas Board of Regents committee on Thursday unanimously approved UNT’s 2017 budget and capital improvement plan.

NCTC briefs

NCTC is getting a $3.9 million TechHire grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, which aims to hire youth and young adults in growth sectors.

TWU briefs

Applications are being accepted for the new informatics and heath informatics degree programs.

UNT briefs

A new off-site laboratory set to open this fall will analyze cellphone data from devices used in criminal activities.

The Dallas Morning News

Mission could imperil UNT-Dallas law school

Officials at the UNT-Dallas College of Law tried something different. They welcomed a diverse group of students, many with grit but not the grades or test scores to get into top law schools. They kept tuition low to avoid six-figure debt.

Law school may not get accredited

DALLAS — Dallas’ first public law school is in danger of not being accredited because it enrolls too many struggling students, a new report says.

UNT briefs

The Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication awarded UNT’s undergraduate and graduate journalism schools with the 2016 Equity & Diversity Award.

TWU briefs

A TWU biologist and his students earned a three-year, $373,000 grant to research ways to slow neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

UNT Briefs

The National Hispanic Institute hosted a five-day program for high school seniors at UNT this past weekend, one of three it hosted nationwide.

UNT briefs

The linguistics program at UNT will now be housed in its own department of the College of Information, starting Aug. 22.

TWU briefs

Honorary chairwoman chosen for conference The Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas’ conference will have Monica Mendez-Grant, vice president for student life, serve as an honorary chairwoman.

UNT briefs

This week UNT is hosting the Live and Learn camp, where 50 youths ages 16 to 22, who have physical and developmental disabilities, learn how to prepare for careers.

Brief: University notes

Courtesy photo

UNT, TWU ready for campus carry

Local university police departments are in the last few weeks of preparation for the campus carry bill to go into effect, a law that allows people with concealed handgun licenses to carry in school buildings.

Former chair of TWU biology department dies

Sarah McIntire, the former chairwoman and a professor emeritus of the Texas Woman’s University Department of Biology, died Thursday. 

UNT tech leader heading to TWU

With a new job, Nancy Hong hopes to expedite her career goal — help create 100,000 jobs. Hong is now the director of student programs at Texas Woman’s University’s center for women in business after leading the Innovation Greenhouse at the University of North Texas.

UNT briefs

Jesse Reinburg, a UNT graduate who died last year, left $1.2 million to help establish a data science professorship within the Department of Library & Information Sciences.

TWU briefs

The American Chemical Society Committee on Education gave TWU’s Kappa Epsilon Mu Club two awards for its work last academic year.

NCTC briefs

The Texas Workforce Commission gave NCTC two grants to build career training programs: Project Achieve received $227,586 and Accelerate Texas received $544,742.

UNT briefs

On Aug. 1, the College of Information will be under the leadership of Kinshuk, the former associate dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada.

TWU briefs

Neely leaving post as provost for job in Maine Robert Neely, who has served as provost and vice president of academic affairs for more than five years, will leave the post.

UNT Briefs

The top 20 percent of juniors at high schools in the Richardson school district will get guaranteed admission to UNT starting next school year as part of the university’s Eagle Advantage Plan, according to a news release.

NCTC Briefs

NCTC announced a new partnership in development with Midwestern State University to share a facility on the NCTC Flower Mound campus for NCTC students to continue to get bachelor’s degrees at the site.

UNT briefs

Terri Day is now the special assistant to the provost, which means she will serve as a liaison between the colleges, schools and academic departments and the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

TWU briefs

The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources gave TWU President and Chancellor Carine Feyten its 2016 Chief Executive HR Champion Award.