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Encyclopedia > University of North Texas
University of North Texas

Motto: "Only the educated are free" - Epictetus[citation needed]
Established: 1890
Type: State University
Endowment: $62.4 million[1]
President: Dr. Gretchen M. Bataille
Provost: Dr. Wendy K. Wilkins
Students: 34,268[2]
Undergraduates: 27,319[2]
Postgraduates: 5,345[2]
Doctoral students: 1,500[2]
Location: Denton, Texas, United States
Campus: Suburban, 860 acres (3.3 km²)
Former names: Texas Normal College and Teacher Training Institute (1890-1894)
North Texas Normal College (1894-1901)
North Texas State Normal College (1901-1923)
North Texas State Teachers College (1923-1949)
North Texas State College (1949-1961)
North Texas State University (1961-1989)
Sports: NCAA Division I-FBS
Colors: Green       and White      
Nickname: Mean Green
Mascot: Scrappy
Athletics: North Texas Mean Green
Affiliations: Sun Belt Conference
Website: www.unt.edu
Image:University of North Texas wordmark with lettermark.png
Logo is a trademark of University of North Texas; All enrollment figures are as of Fall 2007

The University of North Texas (informally UNT or North Texas) is a public university located in Denton, Texas. UNT is the flagship[3] of the University of North Texas System, which also includes the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth and the UNT Dallas Campus.[4] Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... UNT can mean: Union Nationale Tchadienne, a radical Islamic political party in Chad University of North Texas, the largest university in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Universidad Nacional de Tucumán Unniltrium (Unt), another name for the chemical element Lawrencium (Lr), element 103. ... Image File history File links UNT_Seal. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 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The University of North Texas System consists of three educational institutions in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area: University of North Texas, its flagship institution, a four-year general education university in Denton University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (formerly Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine), graduate... The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is a graduate-level institution that is part of the University of North Texas System. ... Part of the [1] University of North Texas System 1997: State Senator Royce West introduced the idea for a feasibility study to research whether the need existed for the creation of a state-supported university in southern Dallas County in the 75th Legislative Session. ...


The university was founded in 1890 by Joshua Chilton as the Texas Normal College and Teacher Training Institute. Since its inception, the institution has had its name modified six times to reflect its growth and change. In 1894, the name became North Texas Normal College, followed by North Texas State Normal College in 1901. The institution was known as North Texas State Teachers College in 1923, North Texas State College in 1949, and North Texas State University in 1961, before becoming the University of North Texas in 1989. With an enrollment of over 34,000 students, it is the largest university in North Texas and the third largest in the state by enrollment. The university is also the tenth largest university by undergraduate enrollment in the United States.[5] Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... A normal school is a institution for training teachers. ... This is an article about a region of Texas. ...


The university is a member of the Federation of North Texas Area Universities, offering various graduate degrees in coordination with Texas Woman's University and Texas A&M University-Commerce. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Texas Womans University (historically the College of Industrial Arts and Texas State College for Women) is a university in Denton, Texas with two health science center branches in Dallas, Texas and Houston, Texas. ... Texas A&M University-Commerce Texas A&M University-Commerce began as East Texas Normal College in 1889 when founder William Leonidas Mayo opened the doors to a one-building campus in Cooper, TX. His creed, which continues today, was ceaseless industry, fearless investigation, unfettered thought, and unselfish service to... The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is a regional accreditor for over 13,000 public and private educational institutions ranging from preschool to college level in the Southern United States. ...

Contents

Academics

The University of North Texas confers degrees from eleven colleges and schools:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Music
  • College of Public Affairs and Community Service
  • College of Visual Arts and Design
  • School of Library and Information Sciences
  • School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management
  • Toulouse School of Graduate Studies

Additionally, students in any major may apply to join the Honors College, a program based on a course of academic study and composed of students who have access to honors classes and to a wide array of special programs and privileges. Membership is open to undergraduates regardless of their major, and graduates of the College are entitled to wear the Honors College Medallion upon commencement.


College of Engineering

In the spring semester of 2003, UNT opened the College of Engineering at its Research Park campus in Denton. Bachelor degrees are offered in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and engineering technology (with focus areas in electronics, mechanical, manufacturing, or construction). Master's degrees are offered in computer science, computer engineering, engineering technology, and materials science. Electrical engineering began offering a master's degree in 2007. Doctoral degrees are offered in computer science and materials science. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Engineering is the discipline and profession of applying scientific knowledge and utilizing natural laws and physical resources in order to design and implement materials, structures, machines, devices, systems, and processes that realize a desired objective and meet specified criteria. ... Research Park The University of North Texas Research Park is a facility seperate from the main campus, located north of the main campus on U.S. 77. ... Computer science, or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ... Computer engineering (or Computer Systems Engineering) encompasses broad areas of both electrical engineering and computer science[1]. Computer engineers are electrical engineers that have additional training in the areas of software design and hardware-software integration. ... Electrical Engineers design power systems. ... Engineering technology (ET) is a cross between engineering (which is more research-based), and technology (which is applications-based). ... The Materials Science Tetrahedron, which often also includes Characterization at the center Materials science or Materials Engineering is an interdisciplinary field involving the properties of matter and its applications to various areas of science and engineering. ...


School of Library and Information Sciences

The School of Library and Information Sciences (SLIS) offers programs in a range of traditional and non-traditional information fields, including school library media, information science, legal information services and medical informatics. UNT SLIS, which is accredited by the American Library Association, offers classes at its campus in Denton, in Dallas and Houston, and in Nevada and Minnesota. The school also hosts the University's Interdisciplinary Information Science Ph.D. program. Not to be confused with informatics or information theory. ... Electronic patient chart of a HIS Medical Informatics is the name given to the discipline that exists at the intersection of information technology and medicine. ... ALA Logo The American Library Association (ALA) is a group based in the United States that promotes libraries and library education internationally. ... Dallas redirects here. ... Houston redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ...


College of Music

The University of North Texas is home to the largest music school in the nation, as of the fall 2007 enrollment numbers. Enrollment figures are similar to Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Indiana University is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ... The Simon Music Center of the Jacobs School of Music The Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana is generally considered to be one of the best music schools in the United States. ...


The College of Music is known for its competitive standards and rigorous coursework. It includes recognized programs in composition, theory, history, performance, jazz, and education. Additionally, the college hosts an extensive collection of early music period instruments and is supported by the third largest music library in the U.S., with thousands of scores, periodicals, books, and recordings. A musical composition is a piece of original music designed for repeated performance (as opposed to strictly improvisational music, in which each performance is unique). ... Music theory is a field of study that investigates the nature or mechanics of music. ... A History of Western Music Seventh Edition by J. Peter Burkholder, Donald J. Grout, and Claude V. Palisca is one of several popular books used to teach Music History in North America. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


UNT features a symphony orchestra conducted (through spring 2008) by Anshel Brusilow and a symphonic wind ensemble directed by Eugene Migliaro Corporon and associate director Dennis W. Fisher. Their most public and flagship choir is the UNT A Cappella Choir, conducted by Dr. Jerry McCoy. Dr. Lyle Nordstrom directs the various early music performance ensembles, including the UNT Baroque Orchestra, the Collegium Singers and several smaller early music chamber ensembles. Current renowned professors in the music history and theory area are Dr. Frank Heidlberger, Dr. Margaret Notley, Dr. Timothy Jackson, Dr. David Schwarz, and Dr. Paul E. Dworak. Anshel Brusilow (born 14 August 1928) is a United States conductor. ...


North Texas was the first university to offer a degree in Jazz Studies in 1947. The College of Music is noted for building a world-class jazz program along with the world-renowned One O'Clock Lab Band, which is often highlighted on the campus radio station KNTU. Jazz musician Stan Kenton donated his entire library to the music department, and the Stan Kenton Jazz Recital Hall is named in his honor. Just a few notable alumni of the North Texas jazz program include Lou Marini, Lyle Mays, and Bob Belden, as well as countless members of the orchestras of Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, and Maynard Ferguson. Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Lab Band, 2005 cover. ... KNTU is the FM campus radio station of the University of North Texas which was formerly known as North Texas State University at Denton, Texas. ... Stanley Newcomb Kenton (December 15, 1911 – August 25, 1979) led a highly innovative, influential, and often controversial American jazz orchestra. ... Blue Lou Marini is an American saxophone player. ... Lyle Mays (born November 27, 1953) is a jazz pianist. ... Bob Belden is an American saxophonist, arranger, composer, bandleader and producer. ... Stanley Newcomb Kenton (December 15, 1911 – August 25, 1979) led a highly innovative, influential, and often controversial American jazz orchestra. ... Woodrow Charles Herman (May 16, 1913 – October 29, 1987), better known as Woody Herman, was an American jazz clarinetist, alto and soprano saxophonist, singer, and big band leader. ... Bernard Buddy Rich (September 30, 1917 Brooklyn, New York – April 2, 1987) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. ... Walter Maynard Ferguson (May 4, 1928 – August 23, 2006) was a Canadian jazz trumpet player and bandleader. ...


College of Public Affairs and Community Service

The College of Public Affairs and Community Service (PACS) is based in Chilton Hall. PACS includes at least 17 departments, centers and institutes, including Anthropology, Applied Arts and Sciences, Applied Economics, Applied Gerontology, Behavior Analysis, Criminal Justice, Rehabilitation, Social Work and Addictions, and Sociology. PACS also offers several post graduate programs, including a masters degree program and Ph.D. program in sociology.


The Emergency Administration and Planning program (EADP) is part of the PACS Department of Public Administration. UNT offered the first bachelor's degree program for emergency management in the United States in 1983. In the years since, the EADP program has drawn students from throughout the US and internationally from Barbados, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Japan, Nigeria, Sweden, and Taiwan. Students in the program often benefit from UNT's proximity to FEMA's Region VI headquarters, also in Denton (which provides federal disaster assistance to Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) as well as to the dozens of state and local government entities in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. // Emergency management (or disaster management) is the discipline dealing of with and avoiding risks. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... New FEMA seal The Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA is an agency of the United States government dedicated to swift response in the event of disasters, both natural and man-made. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Official language(s) None Spoken language(s) English 68. ... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... The Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, a title designated by the U.S. Census as of 2003, encompasses 12 counties within the U.S. state of Texas. ...


The Department of Public Administration also offers a master of public administration (MPA) degree that provides professional education for persons pursuing a management career in government or non-profit organizations. The MPA degree at UNT is one of the oldest and most respected in the country. In 2004, U.S. News and World Report ranked the UNT MPA program as being the best in Texas and the Southwest in the field of city management/urban policy, and 10th nationally. In 2005, the department launched a doctoral program offering a Ph.D. in public administration and management. The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is one of several master level professional public affairs degrees that provides training in public policy and project/program implementation (more recently known as public management). ... A non-profit organization (often called non-profit org or simply non-profit or not-for-profit) can be seen as an organization that doesnt have a goal to make a profit. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... A city manager is an official appointed as the administrative manager of a city, in a council-manager form of city government. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


College of Visual Arts and Design

Art has been a vital part of UNT since it was first taught there in 1894, just four years after the institution was founded. Today, with an enrollment of more than 2000 students, COVAD is one of the largest and most comprehensive visual arts programs in the nation. Thirteen degree programs offer both undergraduate and graduate work that leads to the BA, BFA, MA, MFA, and Ph.D. degrees as well as a graduate certificate in art museum education. A nationally and internationally recognized faculty provides students excellent role models upon which to pattern their career. The school advertises that a number of internationally known artists, designers, and scholars are UNT alumni. 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Mona Lisa is one of the most recognizable artistic paintings in the Western world. ... A B.A. issued from the University of Tennessee. ... The Bachelor of Fine Arts, usually abbreviated BFA, is the standard undergraduate degree for students seeking a professional education in the visual or performing arts. ... A Master of Arts is a postgraduate academic masters degree awarded by universities in North America and the United Kingdom (excluding the ancient universities of Scotland and Oxbridge. ... In the United States, a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is a terminal graduate degree in an area of visual, plastic, literary or performing arts typically requiring two to three years of study beyond the bachelor level. ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Toulouse School of Graduate Studies

The Toulouse School of Graduate Studies at the University of North Texas offers over 111 master's and 50 doctoral programs in all nine colleges listed above plus a Master of Arts and a Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies.


Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science

One of the highlights of UNT is the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science. TAMS is an math program that annually admits 200 gifted students into full-time college studies following their 10th grade year. This program has produced numerous Intel Talent Search finalists and semi-finalists, Goldwater Scholars, and National Merit Scholars. For other uses, see Tams (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Tams (disambiguation). ... The Intel Science Talent Search is a highly prestigious science competition in the United States. ... The PSAT/NMSQT, or Preliminary-SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, is a multiple choice standardized test generally taken by high school juniors, sophomores, and freshmen in the United States. ...


Program Accreditation

Many programs offered at the University of North Texas are accredited by specialized national organizations. These program accreditations include: [2] Accreditation is a type of quality assurance process under which a facilitys or institutions services and operations are examined by a third-party accrediting agency to determine if applicable standards are met. ...

This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Accreditation Council for Cooperative Education has been established as an independent entity with its primary mission the recognition of the achievement and maintenance of standards for programs of cooperative education. ... The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a learned society (professional association) based in the United States that supports scientific inquiry in the field of chemistry. ... ALA Logo The American Library Association (ALA) is a group based in the United States that promotes libraries and library education internationally. ... The American Psychological Association (APA) is a professional organization representing psychology in the US. It has around 150,000 members and an annual budget of around $70m. ... The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is a professional association for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally. ... The Association for Behavior Analysis is dedicated to promoting the experimental, theoretical, and applied analysis of behavior. ... AACSB International--The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), founded in 1916, has granted specialized business school accreditation to more than 500 degree-granting institutions in 30 countries. ... The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is the national association for social work education in the United States of America. ... The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the largest nonprofit association in the United States representing early childhood education teachers, experts, and advocates in center-based and family day care. ... The National Association of Schools of Music, NASM, was founded in 1924 and is an accreditor for schools for post-high school education. ... The National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) is a Washington, D.C. non-profit organization that exists to: >Ensure excellence in education and training for public service >Promote the ideal of public service >Accredit master degrees in public administration, including Master of Public Administration (MPA) and... The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) was founded in 1954 to accredit teacher certification programmes at U.S. colleges and universities. ...

Athletics

UNT's Athletic Teams are commonly referred to as the Mean Green
UNT's Athletic Teams are commonly referred to as the Mean Green

UNT competes at the Division I Football Bowl Subdivison (formerly Division I-A) level as a member of the Sun Belt Conference. When the Sun Belt formed in 2001, North Texas became an instant power. From 2001 to 2004 UNT won four straight Sunbelt Conference Championships. UNT has since turned into an SBC basketball power and are in the process of adding baseball to their list of sports. In the SBC Arkansas State, Troy, and Middle Tennessee are rivals for UNT. It is a competitive participant in the following sports: Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. The University of North Texas Athletics competes as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Sun Belt Conference. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Sun Belt Conference is a college athletic conference that has been affiliated with the NCAAs Division I since 1976. ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article is about the sport. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Softball is a team sport popular especially in the United States. ... Swimmer redirects here. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... A womens 400 m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ...


Football

Founded in 1913, the football team has won several conference championships. The Mean Green has won eight Lone Star Conference championships, five Gulf Coast Conference championships, five Missouri Valley Conference championships, two Southland Conference championships and most recently, four consecutive Sun Belt Conference championships.[6] The team also appeared in a total of 7 bowl games, winning 2, most recently the New Orleans Bowl in 2002. The new head coach, Todd Dodge, left Southlake Carroll High School with an 89-6 record and finished his third consecutive unbeaten season in 2006. The University of North Texas Athletics competes as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Sun Belt Conference. ... The Lone Star Conference (or LSC) is a College Athletic Conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division II. Member institutions are located in the southwestern United States, with schools in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. ... Former Missouri Valley Conference logo The Missouri Valley Conference (also called MVC or simply The Valley) is a college athletic conference whose members are located in the midwestern United States. ... The Southland Conference is a college athletic conference which operates in the south central United States. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The New Orleans Bowl is a post-season college football bowl game certified by the NCAA that has been played annually at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana since 2001. ... Todd Dodge is the current head football coach at the University of North Texas. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...


Since 1952, home football games have been played at Fouts Field, a stadium with a current capacity of 30,500. Plans for a new stadium are in the works but no start date for construction has been made. Fouts Field is a stadium in Denton, Texas. ...


Men's basketball

Main article: North Texas Mean Green men's basketball

Despite in the past not having a significant or powerful men's basketball program, North Texas has recently experienced success under head coach Johnny Jones. During the 2006-2007 season, North Texas won its first ever Sun Belt Conference title and advanced for the first time since 1988 to the NCAA Tournament. Only three of the state's 20 Division I teams more wins than North Texas’ 23 in 2006-07 - Texas, Texas A&M and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Johnny Jones is the head mens basketball coach at the University of North Texas. ... NCAA Tournament Final Four 1943, 1947, 2003 Conference Tournament Champions Southwest Conference: 1994, 1995 Conference Regular Season Champions Southwest Conference: 1915, 1916, 1917, 1919, 1924, 1933, 1939, 1943, 1947, 1951, 1954, 1960, 1963, 1965, 1972, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1986, 1992, 1994, 1995 Big 12 Conference: 1999, 2006 The Texas Longhorns... Conference Tournament Champions Southwest Conference: 1980, 1987 Conference Regular Season Champions Southwest Conference: 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1951, 1964, 1969, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1986 The Texas A&M Aggies basketball teams are the official mens and womens basketball teams at Texas A&M University. ... Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi, often Texas A&M–CC or TAMU-CC, is a state university located in Corpus Christi, Texas. ...


Since 1973, the team has played its home games in the Super Pit. The 10,032 seat arena is the second toughest venue to win at in the Sun Belt, only behind Western Kentucky Super Pit is a 10,040-seat multi-purpose arena in Denton, Texas. ...


North Texas firsts

  • First aging studies program in the U.S., now the Department of Applied Gerontology, Center for Studies in Aging.
  • First jazz studies program in the U.S.
  • First emergency administration and disaster prevention program in the U.S.
  • First environmental ethics program in the country to offer the Ph.D., which is considered the best in the nation
  • First Peace Studies program in the Southwest.
  • First oil and petroleum accounting program in the U.S.
  • First patent for silicon-based ultra-sensitive chemical sensor for use in integrated circuit fabrication.
  • First business computer information systems program in the U.S.
  • First PhD program in art education in the U.S.
  • First bachelor's degree in electronic merchandising in the U.S.
  • First online school library preparation program in the U.S.
  • First accredited counseling program in the U.S., which still ranks among the nation's best.
  • First school in the country to offer a degree in Mechanical and Energy Engineering.
  • First college in the South to integrate; Class of 1956 was first integrated graduating class.
  • First football team in modern history to go to a bowl game after posting a losing overall record. The Mean Green finished 5-6 overall in 2001 but won the Sun Belt with a 5-1 conference record, thus earning an automatic bid to the New Orleans Bowl.

For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... The New Orleans Bowl is a post-season college football bowl game certified by the NCAA that has been played annually at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana since 2001. ...

Residence Halls

Students living on campus have the choice of residing in the following UNT dormitories:

  • Bruce Hall - the oldest resident hall on campus, with 492 resident spaces.
  • Clark Hall
  • College Inn
  • Crumley Hall, an all female dorm that is also the home to the central offices for Housing and Dining.
  • Kerr Hall
  • Honors Hall
  • Legends Hall
  • Maple Street Hall
  • McConnell Hall, the dorm reserved solely for TAMS students.
  • Mozart Square
  • Santa Fe Square
  • Traditions Hall
  • Victory Hall
  • West Hall

The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Sciences (TAMS) is a two-year residential early college entrance program serving approximately 400 students at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. ...

Mascot

UNT's mascot is the eagle and was adopted in 1922 in a student election over the dragon, the lion and the cottontail rabbit[7]. The costumed eagle character, Scrappy, appears at sporting and university events, though he didn't always go by that name; in 1974, students who felt "Scrappy" was too warlike dubbed the bird "Eppy," and he kept that name until 1995. Athletic teams are referred to as the "Mean Green." This name is usually associated with football star and 1969 graduate "Mean" Joe Greene, a legendary member of the famous Steel Curtain defense of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers; however, accounts vary about the actual origins of "Mean Green".[3] Genera Several, see text. ... Charles Edward Greene, known as Mean Joe Greene (born September 24, 1946), is a former all-pro American football defensive tackle who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. Throughout the early 1970s he quickly developed into the most dominant defensive player the NFL had ever seen. ... The Steel Curtain was one of the most feared American football defenses, and a big part of the Pittsburgh Steelers 1970s dynasty. ... Steelers redirects here. ...


In the spring of 2002, the school's chapter of the Albino Squirrel Preservation Society attempted to make the group's namesake the school's secondary mascot. The student body narrowly rejected the measure[8]. If it had passed, it would have made North Texas the nation's second university to have a secondary mascot. In August 2006, the albino squirrel, believed to bring luck to students who spotted him before an exam, was killed by a red-tailed hawk[9]. By May 2007, another albino squirrel had been born on the campus[10].


Greek Life

Fraternities

Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Tau Omega, Beta Upsilon Chi, Delta Sigma Phi, Iota Phi Theta, Kappa Alpha Order, Kappa Alpha Psi, Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Lambda Theta Phi, Phi Kappa Sigma, Sigma Lambda Beta, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Pi Kappa Alpha.


Traditions and symbols

UNT Fight Song

After winning a university sponsored contest, alumnus Francis Stroup wrote the school's fight song in 1939. Throughout the years, the song has changed its lyrics to reflect the name changes of the university. Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Let's give a cheer for U of NT...
Cheer for the Green and White!
Victory's in store, whate'er the score,
Our team will ever fight, fight, fight!
Shoulder to shoulder we march along,
Striving for victory.
Playing the game for the honor
and fame and the glory of UNT!
U...N...T....Eagles! U-N-T Eagles,
Fight! Fight! Fight!


Alma Mater

In 1919, Julia Smith, member of the university's band, composed "Glory to the Green and White" which was adopted as the school's alma mater in 1922.
Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Alma mater is Latin for nourishing mother. It was used in ancient Rome as a title for the mother goddess, and in Medieval Christianity for the Virgin Mary. ...


Singing glory to the green,
Singing glory to the white,
For we know our university is
striving for the right,
Down the corridor of years,
We'll forget the joys and tears,
But North Texas, North Texas,
We love!


Traditions

"In High Places" is a prominent representation of the eagle on campus.
"In High Places" is a prominent representation of the eagle on campus.
  • The Spirit Bell is a 2,000-pound bell brought in from Michigan in 1891 to signal class changes and curfew. Members of the Talons spirit group later began running it up and down the field at football games; it was retired to the University Union in 1982 after it developed a crack. A 1,600-pound Spirit Bell is currently in use at games.
  • McConnell Tower, the clock tower atop the Hurley Administration Building in the center of campus, is bathed in green light for each victory by a UNT athletic team. It appears on the official class ring with two different times on its faces: 1:00 (for the One O'Clock Lab Band) and 7:00 (the 1892 curfew time for Texas Normal College and Teacher Training Institute students).
  • The eagle talon hand gesture is made by curling the thumb, index and middle fingers forward, leaving the ring finger and pinky closed against the palm.
  • A Bonfire is built with thousands of pallets donated by Miller Brewing of Denton and the local Peterbilt plant. The pallets are stacked in a 40-foot by 40-foot footprint then stacked to a final height of 25 feet. It is assembled by members of the Talons spirit group the week before Homecoming and is lit on the Friday night of Homecoming week (when a burn ban is not in effect).
  • BOOMER the CANNON, hand crafted from solid oak on the Denton campus, the 7/8th scale M1841 6 pound, smooth bore muzzleloader cannon has been used to signify scores by the Mean Green since Fall 1970. Since that time "Boomer the Cannon" has gone through three different phases of restoration by Talon alumni. The final was in the Fall of 2007 in which the final phase saw him fitted with a custom Limber to assist with transportation and equipment handling.
  • The Green Machine is a green 1929 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan and is driven by members of the Talons Cannon Crew at home football games and special events. This should not be confused with the Mean Green Machine, a large mechanical eagle trailed by remote panel in a truck, controlled by three physics students, that made Homecoming and other appearances between 1968 and 1976.
  • "In High Places", a 22-foot-tall bronze statue of a flying eagle created by Gerald Balciar, is a popular landmark and meeting place, and is often decorated in green for school spirit. It was dedicated during the university's centennial celebrations in 1990.

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Student media

  • The Aerie, student yearbook
  • KNTU (88.1 FM), campus radio station with a primarily jazz format
  • The North Texas Daily, student newspaper published Tuesday-Friday during the fall and spring semesters and weekly during the summer
  • North Texas Review, student-submitted, student-run literary journal
  • NTTV, 24-hour cable television station featuring student-produced and student-centered programming

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In the Media

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Notable alumni and professors

Main article: Notable University of North Texas Alumni

Today, the University of North Texas has 175,000 living alumni; 100,000 residing in the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex.[11] North Texas alumni hold a variety of titles and jobs in fields such as arts, athletics, business, media and politics. A significant number of notable alumni have made their mark in music including Roy Orbison, Meat Loaf, Tom "Bones" Malone and "Blue Lou" Marini (both members of The Blues Brothers Band and the Saturday Night Live Band), and Grammy Award-winners Don Henley, Norah Jones and Pat Boone. Notable North Texas athletes include American Football League MVP Abner Haynes, Pro Football Hall of Famer "Mean" Joe Greene and PGA champion Don January who are all former "Mean Green." Stone Cold Steve Austin the professional wrestler, also played football for North Texas. North Texas political alumni include Michael C. Burgess, current congressman for the 26th Texas district, Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi ambassador to Washington and former adviser to the Royal Court of Saudi Arabia, and former congressman Ray Roberts of the 26th Texas district (also namesake of nearby Lake Ray Roberts). Notable professors include former House of Representatives Majority Leader Dick Armey and wind symphony conductor Eugene Corporon, who is considered an authority on wind/band music repertoire. Other significant alumni include former 1971 Miss America Phyllis George and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry. Phil McGraw ('79), American television personality, psychologist and author who is the host of the psychology themed television show Dr. Phil. The Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, a title designated by the U.S. Census as of 2003, encompasses 12 counties within the U.S. state of Texas. ... 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Norah Jones (born Geethali Norah Jones Shankar on March 30, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, keyboardist, guitarist, and occasional actress of Anglo-American and Bengali descent. ... Charles Eugene Patrick Pat Boone (born June 1, 1934) is a singer whose smooth style made him a popular performer of the 1950s. ... The American Football League (AFL) was a professional football league that operated from 1960 until 1969, when all of its teams were absorbed into the National Football League (NFL). ... Abner Haynes (born September 19, 1937 in Denton, Texas) was a United States football player. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... Charles Edward Greene, known as Mean Joe Greene (born September 24, 1946 in Temple, Texas), was an American football Defensive Tackle in the NFL. 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References

  1. ^ USNews.com: America's Best Colleges 2007: University of North Texas. USNews.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-02.
  2. ^ a b c d University of North Texas - Enrollment Fall 07. University of North Texas. Retrieved on 2007-09-14.
  3. ^ University of North Texas - All About UNT UNT Division of University Relations, Communications, and Marketing Accessed 20 July 2006.
  4. ^ [1] UNT System: Campuses and centers. Accessed 16 January 2007
  5. ^ Institution List
  6. ^ North Texas Championships. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on 2007-08-20.
  7. ^ "UNT InHouse" (faculty newsletter), Dec. 22, 2005 (retrieved Sept. 17, 2007) http://inhouse.unt.edu/index.cfm?date=12/2005
  8. ^ North Texas Daily, April 8, 2003 (retrieved Sept. 17, 2007) http://media.www.ntdaily.com/media/storage/paper877/news/2003/04/08/UndefinedSection/Students.Express.Opinions.In.Sga.Vote-1887675.shtml
  9. ^ North Texas News Service, February 2006 (retrieved Sept. 17, 2007) http://www.unt.edu/northtexan/archives/f06/untnews.htm
  10. ^ Albino Squirrel Preservation Society Web site (retrieved Sept. 17, 2007) http://orgs.unt.edu/asps
  11. ^ North Texan Online 2005. University of North Texas. Retrieved on 2007-07-05.

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External links

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