Online MBA programs make group’s top list
The online MBA programs from the University of North Texas College of Business have been ranked among the top 25 best value online MBA programs in the United States by Business MBA.
UNT’s College of Business offers fully online MBA programs in strategic management, finance and marketing, and a partially online program in health services management. All programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
More information about master’s degree programs within the College of Business can be found http://cob.unt.edu/programs/masters .
Teachers learn to bring research into class
Eleven middle and high school teachers will go from instructors to researchers this summer during a six-week National Science Foundation program at UNT.
The 11 teachers from the Dallas-Fort Worth area are participating in UNT’s Research Experiences for Teachers in Sensor Networks program, which started this week. The program gives teachers the opportunity to conduct engineering-based research projects while also learning how to translate their experiences into innovative classroom lessons.
The program is funded by a $499,932 grant from the National Science Foundation that started in 2011 and will run through 2013.
This is the second year that UNT has offered the program. UNT also ran a pilot program in 2009. This year’s participants will use electrical engineering concepts and tools to investigate air and water quality, the impact of emissions on the area’s carbon footprint and the ability to equip robots with depth-capable vision.
The 11 participants come from six different school districts and teach subjects from chemistry and algebra to aerospace engineering and aquatic science, and they are:
• Lori Wolf, Navo Middle School in Denton ISD
• Zachary Bunn, R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
• Jose Guerrero, R.L. Turner High School
• Jesse C. Bell, Skyline High School in Dallas ISD
• Kimberly Garrett, Northwest High School in Northwest ISD
• Elizabeth Georgette Jordan, Emmett J. Conrad High School in Dallas ISD
• Blaine Chamberlain, Newman Smith High School in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
• Ashley Sink, Northwest High School
• Karl Gscheidle, R.L. Turner High School
• Donn Arnold, Krum High School in Krum ISD
• Sharon Wood, Marcus High School in Lewisville ISD
Wood and Arnold, who both participated last year and in the 2009 pilot, will serve as master teachers, helping the other participants make the most of the program.
Both teachers have integrated lessons related to the research projects they completed last year into their courses.
The teachers will be mentored by UNT faculty: Shengli Fu, Xinrong Li and Kamesh Namaduri from the electrical engineering department, Rudi Thompson and David Hoeinghaus from the biology department and Yan Huang from the computer science and engineering department.
Professor coaching U.S. debate team in Japan
Brian A. Lain, a communication studies professor and the director of UNT’s Debate Team, has been named coach of the American National Debate Team. The team, which includes students from the University of Maryland and the University of Michigan, is participating in non-competitive exhibition debates against students at colleges and high schools in Japan through June 26.
The American National Debate Team is touring Japan representing the National Communication Association’s Committee on International Discussion and Debate.
The committee promotes international understanding of the practice of communication through discussion and debates between U.S. students and students from other nations. It began sponsoring international student debate exchanges in 1922, with debaters from Oxford and Cambridge universities and debaters from U.S. universities providing exhibitions in each other’s nations on successive years.
The committee expanded the biannual swap to Japan in 1967, and began a series in Eastern European nations in 2000.
Lain has been a UNT faculty member and the director of debate at UNT since 2002. Under his direction, UNT Debate Team members qualified eight out of 10 years for the National Debate Tournament, which is considered to be the most prestigious tournament in competitive policy debate for U.S. college and university students. UNT students have also qualified each year since 2002 for the Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament.
In 2012, the UNT team placed among the top 30 teams at the National Debate Tournament. It also placed among the top eight teams at the 2012 Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament, which recognized UNT’s debate program with its National Public Sphere Award and named two UNT students to its All American Debate Squad.
College of Music has full slate for summer
Marimba workshop concerts, a mariachi performance, Weill’s Threepenny Opera and more will be presented this summer by the UNT College of Music.
For a complete list of events in the College of Music, including faculty and student recitals, visit www.music.unt.edu. For ticket information for performances at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, call the box office at 940-369-7802 or visit www.thempac.com.
Following are some of this month’s events, all free and open to the public:
• 7:30 p.m. today — North Texas Bass Camps: Faculty Recital with Jeff Bradetich, double bass, Jessica Gilliam-Valls, Jack Unzicker and Carlos Gaviria, double bass, and Janice Fehlauer, piano, performing Brahms’ Cello Sonata in F Major, Bach’s Cello Suite No. 4, and Bloch’s Schelomo in Voertman Hall at the Music Building, located at the southeast corner of Avenue C and Chestnut Street.
• 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday, Tuesday and June 22 — North Texas Conductors Collegium Concerts with Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor, in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, located along the north side of Interstate 35E at North Texas Boulevard.
• 5 p.m. Thursday — Marching Percussion Camp: Final Presentation with Mark Ford, camp director, at Fouts Field, located on North Texas Boulevard.
• 3 p.m. Friday — Flute! Fundamentals Concert with Mary Karen Clardy, director, in the Recital Hall at the Music Building.
• 7:30 p.m. Friday — UNT Summer Camps: Bass Bash with ensembles from the North Texas Bass Camp directed by Jeffrey Bradetich and ensembles from the Jazz Bass Camp directed by Lynn Seaton, in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center.
• 8 p.m. Monday — UNT Marimba Workshop: Faculty Recital with Scott Herring, University of South Carolina, Brian Zator, Texas A&M University-Commerce, and Mark Ford, UNT, in the Recital Hall at the Music Building.
• 2 p.m. June 22—String Orchestra Day Camp: Final Concert with Karrell Johnson, camp director, in Voertman Hall at the Music Building.
• 3 p.m. June 22 — UNT Marimba Workshop: Ensemble Concert with faculty ensemble conductors: She-e Wu, Northwestern University, Scott Herring, University of South Carolina, Brian Zator, Texas A&M-Commerce, and Mark Ford, UNT, in the Recital Hall at the Music Building.
• 3 p.m. June 24 — Flute! Repertoire and Performance Concert with Mary Karen Clardy, director, in Voertman Hall at the Music Building.
• 7 p.m. June 29 — UNT Vocal Jazz Workshop: Final Concert with Jennifer Barnes, director, in Kenton Hall at the Music Building.
UNT announces President’s List
The following University of North Texas students from the Denton area were named to the President’s List for the spring semester. To be named to the President’s List, undergraduates must complete at least 12 academic hours with a perfect grade-point average of 4.0.
• DENTON: Sarah Grace Abrams, Lacey Elizabeth Adams, Levi Asa Adams, Jamie Lynell Adling, Michelle Suzanne Adling, Lucke Kaeden Alexandre, Salman Ali A. Alkarni, Brittany Allen, Charles A. Allred, Mohammed Alwahshi, Maysaa Sulaiman Mohammed Ambu Saidi, Nicolas Amezquita Pineros, Taylor Wayne Archer, Nana Kwadwo Sasu Asiamah, Diana Christine Askings, Koffiga Avoga, Devin Anthony Axtman, Meagan Leigh Ayers, Salwa Bachar, Dylan Patrick Barnard, Brittni Rose Barnett, Shannon Michelle Baughman, Paul Gonzalo Beaty, Gayle Lynn Belcher, Justin D. Berry, Afreen Madad Bhaidani, Precious Nneka Bieni, Stephen M. Boie, Marigona Bokshi, Jake Cameron Bone, Aubry Marie Born, Evan David Bostelmann, Derek Alan Boyd, Ryan William Braffman, Matthew W. Brooks, Katherine Taylor Brown, Megan Renee Bryant, Sarah Jane Burt, Tioma Martin Bushkov.
• Amanda Marie Cagle, Emily Marie Cagle, Joshua Yuanshi Cai, Taylor Celeste Cameron, Jill C. Canales, Timothy Patrick Cannon, Joanna Deane Capehart, Dennis Ray Carty, Daniel Ceske, Isaiah Demetrius Chapman, Yang Tam Chen, Cassandra Lillian Chin, Alexander Michael Christensen, Ji Ye Chun, Cheuk Fai Chung, Ernest H. Churchill, Justin W. Claunch, Michael Owen Coleman, Samuel Joseph Coronado, Diana J. Corral, Allison Marie Costello, Zachary Ryan Coston, Carolyn Cotham, Joseph Lee Crane, Victor M. Cristales, Carey A. Cross, Michele Grace Crow, Hector Curi Azuara, Shruti N. Dahotre, Jessica D. Dash, Avery Davis, Kevin Andrew Davis, Aara Farshad Davoodi, Holly Ann DeBower, Afnan Omar Deebani, Mohammed Omar Deebani, Jenna Nicole Delk, Jennifer C. Dennis, Raven Elizabeth Dickerson, Brittany Anne Dillon, Carolina Doktor, Jonathan William Dombrosky, Colleen Marie Dooley, Joan Dorsey, Anita R. Dowden, Garrett Austin Drake, Charles Brian Drotar, Jeanna Marie Dunlap, Katherine E. Durkin, Melody Beth Ellison, Seth Martin Ely, Kendra Michelle Emert, Hollie Charlotte Emery, Melissa R. Finefrock, Frances Reka Fink, Alexander Marek Fitzgerald, Donivon De’Marcus Fletcher, Mowaninuolaoluwa Folorunso, Richard L. Foote, Jennifer Forester, Jordan H. Fotouhi, Danja K. Franklin, Leslie A. Franko, Addison W. Frei, Benjamin S. Frey, Marco Sciandra Friedman, Kristen Michelle Futch.
• Daniel Douglas Galerne, Jacob Gallaway, Kaitlyn A Galligan, Alvin Zhang Gao, Yiyi Gao, Catherine L. Garcia, Alejandro Garrido, Julia Ann Garza, Elizabeth Ann Gaulke, Hillary Victoria Genthner, Charlene R. Gilstrap, Alethia V. Gomez, Corina Michelle Gomez, Blanca Lizeth Gonzalez, Cirzy Gonzalez, Mitchell J. Grabner, Dylan Sean Graham, Elizabeth L. Green, Eric Case Green, Rebecka Ann Greenhagen, Allison S. Guffey, Deangela P. Guillory, Nicole Hager, Jake D. Hagood, Alison Paige Hall, Jeffrey Neil Hamilton, Sarah Kay Hammond, Blake Henry Hampton, Kristofer Nelson Hanes, Garrett M. Harman, Kelsey Shea Harper, Christopher Eugene Harrell, Dayne Wesley Harris, Jonathan L. Harrison, Natalie M. Harrison, Sadie L. Harvey, Joseph A. Hatfield, Jeremy D. Hawkins, Virginia Grace Henderson, Grant A. Henry, Andrew W. Hernandez, Shannon Elizabeth Hill, Kayla Leigh Hodges, Bethany Leann Hodgson, Marcus Kent Holcomb, Samuel DeVinney Holdeman, Stephanie S. Holder, Yuwei Hou, Rachel Jean Hudson, William D. Huebner, Paul Joseph Hunninghaus, Amy Alice Hurley, William A. Huslig.
• Chelsea Kristine Jacobs, Brittany Nicole Jenkins, Susan Jensen, Taehoon Jeon, Justin Kyle Jesalosky, Melissa Joesaar, Kia Lako Johnson, Randy Lee Johnson, Timothy Wayne Johnson, Amber Lynn Jones, Jason R. Jones, Mikaela Kahn, Adam S. Kalar, Bathabile Nobantu Kamtala, Samantha Keeler, Phillip Charles Keil, Chanse Rudolph Keltner, Rachel Kirsten Keo, Caitlin Noel Kersten, Maral Khaghani-Azar, Valeri Lynn Kim, Yesul Tina Kim, Ashley Victoria Kimmel, Cali Lynnette Kirkham, Jessie Lucille Knirsch, Klara K. Knypinski, Randall Key Koch, Anna Louise Kraft, Morgan Kuster, Jigisha V. Lad, Ryan James Ladner, Janine E. Lamb, Laura Ashley Lamb, Mary Lippincott Lamb, Amber D. Landers, Alexandria Simone Dutoi Latimer, Jonathan James Leal, Cynthia Lebel, Leah Kathleen LecClier, Eun-Byeol Lee, Kara Lynne Leimer, Felipe Correia Lerner, Katherine Ann Lester, Hai Ming Amos Leung, Kameron C. Lewellen, Megan Claire Lied, MingYu Lin, Elizabeth Ann Linton, Jennifer Marie Lioy, Jamie Liquori, Justin M. Litvin, Enkhjargal Lkhagvajav, Lindsay M. Lock, Laura Marie Logan, Ying Zhi Low, Yuting Luo.
• Kenneth Ryan Madrid, Don Peduru Liyanaralalage Tharindu Ruwantha Magedara, Jonlih Mendoza Magtoto, Troy Marshall Maimone, Tracy Annette Maline, Hayden Patrick Mapel, Amanda Rae Maraist, Lindsey Rebecca Marette, William Eugene Martin Jr., Kayla Shinette Martinez, Tyler Scott Maryak, Thomas Jose Mascorro, Cara A. Massey, James Brady Mayfield, Alyssa J. McClendon, Hannah Norine McDonald, Stephanie A. McDowell, Erin L. McEwen, Andrew Mitchell McGinnis, Tony Brandon McJohnston, Kristen Elizabeth McKee, Elizabeth A. McKenzie, Ethan Alexander McMillan, Marysia McMillian, Thomas B. Meek, Farnaz F. Memarzadeh, Kelly Michelle Merrill, Gretchen Ingrid Messersmith, Anthony P. Miles, Jonna Marie Miller, Jordan A. Miller, Farhaud S. Mirzadeh, Collin C. Mock, Michelle Renee Mohr, Jonathan Antonio Molina Garcia, Jonathan David Moncrief, Hannah E. Monk, John David Mooney, Christian Michelle Moore, Melanie Ann Moore, Christopher Shaun Morgan, Justin Bryce Morgan, Sadee Pate Morgan, Zachary D. Morgan, Cody Alexander Morris, John Henry Moruzzi Jr., Adam Lucas Moseley, Jordan Nicole Moy, Chido Thelma Muchemwa, Christina M. Mucker, Stephanie Loren Mullican, Alicia N. Mulvaney, Daniel Blackwell Munro.
• Shelby Lynn Needham, Duong Bach Nguyen, Truc Le Huynh Nguyen, Taylor Renee Nobis, Stephenie Pender Nunn, Dmitry Nurmuradov, Caitlin M. O’Neill, Emily Rose O’Sullivan, Kelsey Elizabeth Oakes, Brenda M. Ogershok, Andrew J. Ohanian, Krizelle Olivo, Amy L. Palmer, Ross Theodore Palomaki, Mya Ayanna Parker, Laure Adams Parkinson, Badar Patel, Travis Zane Patterson, Patricia M. Pattie, Lauren Elizabeth Paz, Bianca Lissette Pena, John Lee Pena, Matthew Edwin Penland, Cody Wayne Pennington, Maria Gabriela Perez, Tanya Noemi Perez, Danielle Ann Perin, Cejay Beth Petersen, Jason Scott Phillips, Lezlie Anne Phillips, Stephanie Renee Pickens, Karen Lisa Pidlaoan, Marissa Nicole Posada, Virginia Nell Potcinske, Kaitlyn D. Pound, Carole L. Pouzar, Allyson Nicole Powers, Manisha Prasain, Sara E. Prekosovich, Kaitlyn Jessica Price, Alexis Nicole Prybutok.
• Saed Mohammed Qaraqi, Jonathan Glenn Rader, Muriell Alejandra Ramirez, Julianne Marie Redus, Jet Thurman Regan, Benjamin L. Regenold, Lisa M. Reynolds, Lindsy R. Rice, Lindsay M. Ridenour, Rachel Elizabeth Robbins, Ashley Nicole Roberts, Eryn Patricia Roberts, Krysten A. Robertson, Iran Rafael Roman, Arianna Marie Romero, Shawnna D. Romero, Jonathan Kraig Roozeboom, Marla Marie Ross, Krista Frances Rossum, Kendrea Marie Rubin, Estevan Andres Ruiz, Guadalupe G. Ruiz, Haley Rush, Brian Lee Rust
• Daniel R. Sabzghabaei, Kevin Micheal Safarik, Megan Christine Saint-John, Cynthia Salas, Marilissa Victoria Sanchez, Carolyn Marie Sargent, Kelly A. Scalise, Maximilian Georg Schauenstein, Stefan Andrew Schmid, Garrett L. Scholberg, Gabrielle Diana Schultz, Ashley Nicole Scott, Heather Nicole Self, Allison Inez Sellers, Ilona Serchenko, Nur-Alhuda Abdel Naser Shahub, Sarah Kathleen Sharp-Pike, Jessica Lynn Shields, Dustin Lee Shouse, Rabina Shrestha, Amy Eileen Slater, Stephanie Renea Smith, Victoria Lee Smith, Rachel Maria Snape, Wing Lam So, Allyssa Leigh Sobey, Katharine Leigh Solomon, Sarah Marie Sonstein, Spencer Taylor Speed, Gordon S. Steinecke, Emily Rebecca Strouse, Geraldine Sumolang, Jingran Sun, Junkai Sun, Tara Lee Sutton, Le Xin Tan, Christopher Michael Taylor, Logan B. Taylor, Kimberlie Anne Temple, Shao Fern Teo, Yamuna Dasi Teter, Derek D. Thinschmidt, Jessyca Sue Thomas, Kaitlin Ivey Thomas, Parker Brian Thomas, Julie Malinda Thompson, Ashley Elizabeth Till, Roanne Sofia Ting, Kayla M. Tippie, Karen Veronica Torres, Regina M. Torres, Steffany Natalie Torres, Timothy Scott Trail, Jacqueline M. Trauterman, Richelle Courtney Trube, Julia R. Tsai, Patrick Ferguson Turbiville, Whitney Breanne Turney, Adan A. Turrubiartez.
• Christina Andrea Ulsh, Rodrigo Vazquez Mellado Rosas, Alina Alejandra Vazquez, Anthony Vazquez, Carol E. Walker, Matthew John-Thomas Wall, Hayley Cherie Walsh, Haili Wang, Xiwei Wang, Richard Lee Ward, Terressa Marie Ward, Dawn C. Warnsley, Stephanie Marie Watkins, Seth Morgan Weaver, Hayley Dawn Wharton, Carl William Whitaker, Aundraea N. White, Daniel White, James J. White, Victoria Leigh Whitmore, Alexis Danielle Widacki, Renee Noel Widener, Kasey Ryan Willeby, Katrina Michelle Williams, Lauryn Lindsey Williams, Eric S. Willis, James D. Wilson, Kassidy Erin Wilson, Kimberly Anne Wilson, Samantha Louise Woodlee, Scarlett Christena Wright, Anna E. Wylie, Theodore Colin Yan, Tian Yang, Zhiming Ye, Olivia Killiane Yeatts, I Chen Yeh, Kayla Elizabeth York, Xin Xin Zhang, Zhewei Zhang, Yu Zhao and Priscilla Cecile Zollicoffer.
• ARGYLE: Donald Paul Childs II, Austin H. Hamm, Ashley Danielle Hilton, Kyle P. Kayfus, Emiliana Lopez, Clay J. Moore and David J. Reilly.
• CORINTH: Sarah Elizabeth Brookes, Breana R. Cannon, Eric Dortch, Zachery Ryan Gezella, Gabriella Alexandria Grimaldo, Evamaria Ibarra, Chelsie Ann Johnson, Lara Nichole Johnson, John Paul Kellogg, Mycah Saige Kellogg, Yoon Sun Kim, Ashleigh E. Krastin, Haley Elizabeth Marshall, Hayley Michelle McGuire, Brandon Anthony Mullins, Enid Vickie Ortez, Michelle Theresa Roan, John D. Roeper, Christopher Thomas Stallings and Justin T. Wood.
• HICKORY CREEK: Theresa Ann Blake, Michael David McClain, Alyssa Brianne Meegan and Garret S. Steider.
• KRUM: Evelyn Renee Du Bon-Atmai, Colter Grant Ellis, Tyler S. Gray, Brianne Gulley, Micah Luke Schmidt, Racheal A. Stoermer, Lake Dallas, Ryan W. Davis, Kathryn Jones, Kathleen Montes and Jamie Lynette Tryon.
• LITTLE ELM: Michael Ryan Adams, Ashley Roseann Austin, Rebekah Nicole Cunningham, Gonzalo E. Dietz, Tiffani-Anne Taylor Eads, Deonica Gary, Franky Duval Gonzalez, Viviana Maria Hito, Angela Cecelia Johnson, Joshua Franklin Maberry, Brandon James Norton, Avdo Omeragic, Zackery Jon Rodriguez, Sarah Angelina Slief, Caitlin B. Smith, Syed Usman Urooj and Pamela Christine Woodruff.
• PILOT POINT: Krista A Porter.
• PONDER: Katherine Anita Dobbs, Joel Garza, James Robert Guthrie and Tiffany Julia Trimble.
• SANGER: Tirza Mae Allen, Howard Alexander Darrow, Aysheh A. Khader, Jason Myers, Kathleen L. O’Bryant, Morgan E. Smiland and Ramzey Eugene Zbeida.
• SHADY SHORES: Lansing Phillip Pedron.