The Division of Student Affairs had an outstanding 2017-2018 academic year. Here are some of our many accomplishments.
2017-2018 DSA Points of Pride Presentation
- The Career Center launched the new Eagle Careers powered by Handshake on August 15, 2017. Within the first semester, more than 14,000 UNT students (30%) utilized the system, and more than 7,000 jobs were posted.
- The Career Center completed its pilot year for a new on-campus Eagle Internship Program, which consisted of 31 participants from 9 different departments.
- The Career Center launched its new UNT Career Chats initiative where employers and students were able to discuss career-related topics via live twitter chats in an effort to reach students through a platform they constantly use.
- The Career Center hosted two internship events: the inaugural Student Internship Week and the Employer Internship Symposium. The Student Internship Week was April 9-12, 2018. 74 students attended and had the opportunity to learn about internship search strategies, attend career related workshops and identify internships within their industry. The Employer Internship Symposium, held on November 3, 2017, had 72 attendees representing 30 companies. This was an increase of 34 attendees from the previous symposium. The Internship Symposium is the only employer-focused event dedicated to training UNT’s employer partners on cutting edge student internship knowledge
- In an effort to provide job opportunities to students who plan to enter a variety of industries, the Career Center hosted the inaugural All Majors Career and Internship Fair this past April. A record 95 unique employers attended. Some employers who attended were FC Dallas, FedEx Freight, Galderma, Ivie & Associates, PepsiCo, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the U.S. Department of State.
- The Career Center’s Employer Development Team hosted a New Employer Meet & Greet this past August where they welcomed 77 newly engaged companies. FedEx Ground, McAfee, Safran, Sonic Healthcare and UT Southwestern Medical Center were some notable employers in attendance. At the event, employers heard about Career Center services, Fair and Expo dates and networked with relevant campus partners.
- More than 1,300 first year students attended “Student Employment Basics” during 12 different orientation sessions, taught by the Career Center’s Student Employment team. The session continues to be popular for incoming students seeking on-campus positions.
- The Career Center continued to strengthen UNT’s partnership with the Dallas Cowboys.
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Center for Leadership and Service
- Eaglethon Dance Marathon raised more than $40,000 for Cook Children’s Medical Center, a 100% increase over the previous year.
- Big Event volunteers completed more than 3,600 service hours across the Denton area in one single day of service.
- 185 students participated in Alternative Service Breaks, completing 7,200+ hours of service at 16 locations across the United States.
- In the organization's first year on campus, the National Society of Leadership and Success inducted 204 student members.
- 431 students engaged in CLS Leadership specific programs.
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Counseling and Testing Services
- CTS staff members Jay Darr and Steffanie Grossman received prestigious awards from the American College Counseling Association (ACCA) at the 2018 ACCA Annual Conference.
- CTS did not have a wait list for its seventh consecutive semester.
- CTS had a total of 3,654 student contacts and 8,181 total appointments in fall 2017 and spring 2018 and 1,328 new intakes this summer.
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Dean of Students Office
- The DOS launched the Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training in fall 2017 and has trained more than 500 students, staff and faculty.
- The Survivor Advocate program reached more than 900 students, staff and faculty through programs/events related to prevention and education of sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking.
- The UNT Food Pantry helped and served 1,246 UNT students in need during 2017-2018.
- The Seeking Options and Solutions (SOS) Program assisted approximately 3,498 students with medical, personal or academic concerns during 2017-2018.
- The Seeking Options and Solutions (SOS) Program provided emergency support services to 69 students affected by Hurricane Harvey
- The DOS Office added representatives from Pride Alliance, Office of Spiritual Life and Center for Leadership and Service to the CARE Team on call rotation to increase student exposure to diverse resources on campus and encourage interdepartmental collaboration.
- CARE Team representatives directly referred more than 15% of students served to on-campus mental health services.
- 91% of CARE Team students were retained at the university in the semester they were seen.
- The DOS retained 8.4% of students that sought to withdraw in fall 2017 and 6% in spring 2018. University resources and services were offered for continued support.
- The DOS facilitated 316 educational processes with students to promote accountability and civility under the Code of Student Conduct.
- Staff in the DOS assigned 220 educational sanctions to students with a focus on equipping students with skills necessary to succeed in the UNT community and beyond.
- The Peer Advocates hosted programs for National Hazing Prevention Week and Red Ribbon Week, reaching more than 300 students.
- The DOS successful transitioned UNT Early Alert system as a part of its SOS program which served 1,251 student cases in fall 2017.
- The DOS implemented Maxient as its case management and records retention software to more effectively track student data and specific interventions used for students.
- DOS staff received and processed 137 reports of Academic Integrity.
- DOS - Conduct Operations resolved 172 complaints of misconduct through the execution of an educational process, while ensuring the due process rights of UNT students in spring 2018.
- DOS - Conduct Operations resolved 68 reports of misconduct related to Title IX, investigating and adjudicating 28 cases with 34 cases still ongoing in spring 2018.
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- Champs Cafeteria Chef and General Manager Sarah Kettlehut earned a silver medal in July at the NACUFS National Culinary Challenge.
- Dining Services recruited and hired a sports nutritionist to work with UNT’s athletes on improving their body composition, resulting in the most winning season of UNT Athletics in decades.
- UNT was ranked #2 on Delish.com's list of “Colleges with the Best Campus Food You’ve Ever Seen.”
- UNT’s Fuzzy’s Taco Shop's Brisket Nachos were featured in Food Management Magazine in July.
- Dining Services was featured in the March/April issue of On Campus Hospitality as a leader in vegan dining on college campuses.
- Dining Services added new food services to the Food Court (Flat Top Grill and expanded Grab and Go) resulting in a daily foot traffic increase of more than 30%.
- Implemented a brand refresh at Discovery Park Grill, which has increased the daily foot traffic by nearly 40%.
- Partnered with Human Resources to host New Employee Orientation, which has generated a capture factor of nearly 50% of faculty and staff purchasing a meal plan (the average meal plan purchases by faculty and staff is about 5%).
- Harvested more than 8,000 heads of organic varietal lettuces, leafy greens and brassicas from the in-house hydroponic garden, resulting in a first-in-class plant-forward food program.
- Expanded the inaugural Text n’ Tell monitor system throughout operations, resulting in a constant and continuous real-time touchpoint with students.
- Partnered with UNT International to promote the wide cultural diversity of UNT’s student body through a food-based special promotion.
- Increased the number of retail transactions on a daily basis by 10.32%. 13,939 meals served.
- Added ECO-certified automatic dish machines throughout the operations, which has reduced utility costs, water costs, clerical costs and payroll costs, thus preserving the planet.
- Expanded its fleet of self-order kiosks in retail restaurants, which lessened wait times for guests and accounted for $1.15 million in sales (21% of total retail sales). Four locations received over 75% of their sales from kiosks.
- Grew meal plan participation by 9% compared to spring 2017.
- Grew transactions by 23% in West Cafeteria and by 6% at Mean Greens Café.
- Fed more than 4,000 people and educated students about sustainable food options at UNT’s annual EarthFest, helping promote and reinforce UNT’s commitment to environmental stewardship.
- Fed more than 8,000 people at UNT's second annual Graduation Block Party. The event was a huge success and furthered UNT's image as a valuable, student-centered university.
- Partnered with Dairy Max and FreshPoint produce for a National Nutrition Month celebration at Bruce Cafeteria. Guests received valuable nutritional info, free consultations with the sports nutritionist, food samples and promotional items.
- Grew Food Court sales by 29% along with a 32% increase in transactions, compared with same the period last year. A targeted focus on in-house brands was key in driving growth.
- Hosted the NACUFS Southern Regional Conference in March. The department exceeded attendance goals by 25%, surpassed revenue goals by 35%, and gave conference-goers a world-class tour of the UNT Union and dining facilities.
- Rolled out six required trainings for all Dining Services employees: Sexual Harassment; Unconscious Bias; Allergens; Food Handlers Certificate Training; Customer Service; Employee Handbook.
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Engagement and Special Programs
- The Distinguished Lecture Series hosted three speakers (Leigh Anne Tuohy, Alexis Ohanian and Jane Goodall), drawing an overall attendance of 6,565.
- Emerald Eagle Scholars first-year students completed 8,313 community service hours during 2017- 2018.
- 38 Green Jackets completed 1,036 hours of service during 2017-2018.
- Event Safety met with 398 student organizations about their events during 2017-2018, in person or phone meetings, to ensure the safety of our students and campus community and to mitigate any risks that may occur.
- The Future Eagles Program, in partnership with Denton Independent School District, brought 2,250 sixth graders to UNT’s campus throughout the month of October.
- Hosted a Men of Color Success Summit for UNT staff.
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- The Greek Community raised $96,346.75 for charitable giving and completed 19,275 hours of community service for 2017-2018.
- The Greek Community overall grade point average was above the all-university grade point average.
- Kappa Alpha Order and Lambda Chi Alpha completed all national requirements and have each been approved for full charter status.
- UNT is one of roughly 30 universities to host all nine NPHC Organizations.
- Greek Life successfully included the University QEP as a portion of the communities emerging leader program.
- UNT Greek Life had 20 student leaders representing all four councils attend The Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values (AFLV) Annual Meeting which represented one of the largest delegations nationally.
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High School Career Connect
- HSCC established a newly funded grant program, including hiring full-time staff and 14 peer mentors.
- HSCC corresponded with 9 Denton County school ISDs and Frisco ISD.
- HSCC full-time staff and mentors made college and career readiness presentations, attended career fairs and mentored at various times with 10 schools over three months.
- HSCC met with counselors/administrators 6 of the 9 Denton County School Districts to establish our program.
- HSCC established relationships with various community partners, such as United Way, Denton Communities in Schools North Texas, UNT Outreach, UNT Talent Search and TWU GoCenter.
- One of the HSCC peer mentors was awarded a grant and spent his summer in the Grand Canyon collecting sounds that he will use to compose a symphonic work.
- HSCC hosted its grant funders, The Greater Texas Foundation, in late July. GTF President and CEO Sue McMillin, as well as the Director of Programs and Strategy, Director of Grants Management, Project Associate, Grants Analyst and their graduate assistant were in attendance.
- Along with UNT’s Career Center, HSCC gathered schools supplies for Denton ISD’s Stuff the Bus and volunteered at their Back to School Fair.
- HSCC developed and implemented a training program for the Peer Mentors and evaluated them through UNT’s ePortfolio (FolioTek) system.
- HSCC partnered with SoloShoe, LLC, and Lake Dallas High School to film the Peer Mentors offering career guidance to LDHS students; film is in production now.
- HSCC was invited to represent UNT at Pioneer Natural Resources College Fair for the employees’ children. Staff were able to connect with students and the personnel of Pioneer; several employees have applied to UNT to further their education and career.
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Housing and Residence Life
- Housing and Residence Life received the Inclusive Excellence Award from the Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity for its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Housing and Residence Life completed close to seven million dollars of renovation work with major upgrades to KERR air handlers, Maple MEP, Maple hallways and Bruce Hall Music Practice Pods.
- Two full-time housing counselors were hired to work closely with resident students. They saw 231 students, had 152 new intakes and attended 444 appointments.
- Housing and Residence Life hosted 11,501 visitors in 1,250 residence hall tours in fall 2017.
- All staff were required to complete a 20 hour – 5 session training program that was developed in collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, specifically for the Housing and Residence Life staff.
- Completion of RMS/EIS profile import integration project with AITS.
- Successful initial upgrade to RMS Mercury system including full development, training and implementation of administrative tools and initial integration of RMS functionality with existing eHousing processes.
- Expansion of dining commuter meal plan offerings to upperclassmen residents within fall 2018 housing application process that allows for billing consolidation with housing charges and payment through SFS and SFAS processes.
- Full replacement and upgrade of Housing custodial equipment to better provide service and take advantage of advancements in cleaning technology and techniques.
- Successfully hired a full complement of graduate assistants for the positions of graduate coordinator and assistant community director, 8 of whom are in the higher education program.
- Supported orientations by providing free housing for orientation leaders.
- Managed a seamless, smooth and welcoming Mean Green Move-In Weekend and strengthened relationship with key campus partners including UNT Police, Parking and Transportation, Facilities, University Union and Dining Services.
- Completed the hiring process for a key position—associate director of residential facilities.
- Completed a revised professional staff training program including an overnight retreat. Also completed an enhanced Resident Life Assistant training program with an on-campus retreat.
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New College at Frisco
- Faculty Food Vouchers were distributed to each course section to allow for students and faculty to gather informally and socialize before, during or after class time.
- New Student Orientations were implemented for fall 2017 for students attending the Frisco and CHEC campuses.
- An on-site career specialist was added to the Frisco team to advise students and connect employers to UNT programs.
- All full-time and part-time staff participated in 360 emergency readiness training ranging from Weather Alerts, Facilities Management, First Aid/CPR, Mental Health and various campus scenarios.
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Office of Disability Access
- Through collaboration with Student Government Association, the Office of Disability Accommodation changed its name to the Office of Disability Access.
- Contacts with disability service coordinators: 4,839; Exams administered: 4,961; Students approved for ALT Text: 56; Students approved for sign language interpreter: 9
- ODA collaborated with Housing to update processes and procedures regarding students with disabilities requesting comfort animals.
- Two deaf students utilizing services through the ODA graduated fall 2017.
- Three ODA staff members attended the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) National Conference in July. ODA Director Katy Washington serves as secretary of the AHEAD Board of Directors.
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Office of Spiritual Life
- The Office of Spiritual Life offered 25 different opportunities for students to engage in interfaith dialogue through Difficult Discussions, Donuts & Dialogue and Spiritual Life Gardening.
- The Office of Spiritual Life assisted students in connecting and forming two new groups on campus.
- The Office of Spiritual Life offered interfaith resources and training for students through training sessions and classroom presentations.
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Orientation and Transition Programs
- Family Weekend participation increased 17%, making 2017 the largest program with 1,965 participants.
- Senior Day participation continued to increase with 185 high school students attending the overnight program experiencing “a day in the life” of a UNT student. This year's program had 72 high schools represented.
- Looking at the fall 2016 ACCESS mentoring cohort (508), 95.08% of participants enrolled in the fall 2017 semester. This retention rate was in large part due to the 2,573 meetings logged by peer mentors with their students the previous year.
- Transfer Center program participation increased 22% from fall 2016 to fall 2017.
- Participation in the AIM student seminar, a leadership seminar teaching students skills to help them obtain a campus leadership position, increased 592%
- Summer 2018 Freshman Orientation participants: 4,757
- Transfer (summer & fall) Orientation participants [includes online orientation]: 4,436
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- Rec Sports was home to 20,597 distinct users who totaled 515,147 entries into the Rec Center during 2017-2018.
- Rec Sports and the Division of Student Affairs partnered with the Chilton Media Library for the unveiling of The Nest, a dedicated esports location with gaming computers and consoles. Rec Sports also created an esports program and ran multiple esports tournaments.
- The Rec Sports Sport Club program had 19 clubs (totaling more than 350 student athletes) proudly represent UNT in 19 regional and national qualifying tournaments across 10 states.
- Rec Sports and the Rec Center welcomed more than 650 freshmen during First Flight Week, offering 22 sessions focusing on mental health, focused workouts, a student employee Q & A panel and free group exercise classes and climbing.
- The GPA of Rec Center student users for each classification level averaged almost one tenth higher than non-users. That includes Freshmen (2.67 vs. 2.50), Sophomores (2.94 vs. 2.73), Juniors (2.99 vs. 2.91), and Seniors (3.09 vs. 3.05).
- Rec Sports offered 74 free programs/events during the fall 2017 semester. These programs included an aquatics dive-in movie, outdoor instructional clinics (star gazing and free climbs), a fitness bench press competition and group exercise classes (moonlight yoga and Zumba party), as well as intramural events (foosball and a homecoming fun run).
- Rec Sports held 79 free programs during the spring 2018 semester to encourage UNT students, faculty and staff to explore healthy lifestyles in fun, competitive and unique ways. These programs included Movie Under the Stars, Moonlight Yoga, Bike Maintenance Workshop, Finals Survival Week and a variety of free group exercise classes, climbing events, fitness workshops, outdoor clinics, intramural competitions and aquatic workshops.
- Rec Sports held 41 free programs during the summer 2018 semester, including basketball and gaming tournaments, two weeks of free group exercise classes and free climbing and a variety of outdoor clinics ranging from backcountry cooking to kayaking.
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SARC (Substance Abuse Resource Center)
- 96% of students reported a significant change in perceptions and understanding of substance use two months post initial SARC meeting.
- SARC designed and implemented the highly successful psychoeducation section for Denton County Probation’s offenders program.
- 100% of self-referred and mandated students wanting drug cessation through SARC were successful in discontinuing use.
- SARC had a 39% increase in self-referrals mainly through marketing and outreach.
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- North Texas Cheerleaders won second place at the National Cheerleaders Association’s Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships (NCACCDC) in Daytona. North Texas Cheerleaders, North Texas Dancers and Scrappy all brought home wins at the National Cheer Association (NCA) and National Dance Association (NDA) college camp.
- Student Activities coordinated or co-sponsored 164 programs, with a participation of more than 42,470.
- Student Activities registered 67 new student organizations, for a total of 433.
- Off-Campus Student Services awarded 40 book stipends ($200 each) for non-traditional, graduate, and single-parent students.
- Student Activities hosted 210 student organizations, 42 departments, and 77 vendors at Mean Green Fling 2017, with 7,700 in attendance.
- Student Activities coordinated 13 events or activities during Homecoming 2017, with 15,400 in attendance.
- Homecoming teams packaged 20,000 meals, sent to El Salvador to feed those in need.
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Student Health and Wellness Center
- SHWC medical providers saw 17,900 appointments; massage therapists saw 305 appointments; the dietitian saw 591 appointments; and the laboratory ran or sent out 14,368 tests during 2017-2018.
- Walk-in STD testing had 619 walk-ins.
- The SHWC increased collaborations with other UNT departments and divisions, such as the Psychology Clinic, Dean of Students Survivor Advocate and Athletics.
- The Meadows Center for Health Resources had 6,765 student contacts in fall 2017, which was a 15% increase in student use of their services.
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Student Legal Services
- Student Legal Services was awarded the Raymond Schiflet, III Office of the Year Award by the Association of University Student Legal Attorneys - Western Region.
- Student Legal Services facilitated 854 student appointments and recovered a total of $222,130.06 on behalf of students during 2017-2018.
- Student Legal Services reached 716 students through UNT-related and targeted legal programming during 2017-2018.
- Student Legal Services hosted a student intern classified as a senior who completed a 150 hr. Capstone Project.
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Student Money Management Center
- The SMMC ranked #3 in LendEDU's national study on the Top 50 College Financial Literacy Programs.
- The SMMC team partnered with 22 different Student Affairs and academic departments for collaborative outreach programs.
- The SMMC increased student participation in coaching sessions by 78%.
- The SMMC created a new initiative to incorporate its coaching model into the emergency loan application process.
- A SMMC peer mentor was selected as Outstanding UNT Student Employee for the 12th year in a row.
- 91 programs and events were offered by the SMMC outreach team during the spring semester, including Money Month in April.
- Students who attended SMMC financial coaching sessions reported a 51% average decrease in their financial stress.
- 35% decrease in student stress levels about their finances as a result of attending a coaching session,
- 99% of students attending financial wellness coaching sessions identified learning related to the topics discussed.
- 93% of students agreed that their financial wellness coaching session will help them succeed in college.
- 82% of students attending financial readiness presentations agree that they learned valuable information/skills.
- SMMC staff and peer mentors hosted two site visits from colleges looking to use the UNT SMMC model of financial readiness and wellness services.
- SMMC staff co-presented at the 2018 Higher Education Financial Wellness National Summit and the 2018 NASPA Symposium on Collegiate Financial Well-Being.
- The SMMC staff presented three learning sessions and a poster session at the AFCPE national conference.
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Student Veteran Services
- UNT was ranked number eight in the country as a Tier 1 research institution Gold designation for being “Military Friendly” by Victory Media and GI Jobs Magazine; moved up from number 50 in 2017 to number 42 in 2018 by the Military Times “BEST COLLEGES” for veterans in the country; was recognized in 2017 as a “Top Military-Friendly” online colleges by SR Education Group; and was recognized in Military Advanced Education & Transition’s “TOP COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES.”
- SVS held eight open houses with around 70 hiring managers and 270 students attending.
- The SVS director gave 49 personal campus tours to veterans that resulted in 49 veterans enrolling.
- The University of North Texas was named by the Military Order of the Purple Heart a Purple Heart University.
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- 100% of the Upward Bound class of 2018 were accepted to and are in the process of enrolling in a program of postsecondary education by the fall term immediately following high school graduation.
- 91.4% of Upward Bound Math and Science Scholars increased in Math Knowledge and 85.7% in Science Knowledge.
- The Upward Bound program welcomed approximately 80 high school freshmen and sophomores during fall recruitment.
- The Upward Bound program selected 27 new students to join the program from an applicant pool of 53.
- 100% of the Upward Bound class of 2018 graduated high school after completing a rigorous course of study.
- TRIO SSS provided 24 cultural enrichment, financial literacy and social events for first-generation, low-income and/or students with disabilities to increase engagement.
- TRIO SSS collaborated with Learning Center to offer GRE Prep Course sessions for SSS participants.
- SSS Gradewatchers peer mentors provided mentoring for 66 participants.
- TRIO-Talent Search Advisors provided Financial Literacy workshops to 965 parents and students during the 2017-2018 school year.
- TRIO-Talent Search Advisors provided high school seniors with 1,635 financial aid sessions to ensure successful submission of the 2018 FAFSA.
- In HEB TRIO Talent Search, of the 2017 graduating seniors, 7.4% passed two or more Advanced Placement tests, which is more than double the number of non-TRIO disadvantaged students who passed two or more AP tests.
- During 2017-2018 school year, Talent Search Tutors and Volunteers provided over 619 hours of academic tutoring to participants.
- During 2017-18 school year, Talent Search persistence rate was 100%.
- 2018 Talent Search seniors improved their financial literacy scores by 15% after one year of workshops and activities provided by Talent Search staff.
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University Union, Coliseum and Gateway Center
- The Union hosted almost three million visitors during 2017-2018.
- The Union hosted 1,478 reservations – including 752 for student organizations, 665 for departments and 61 community events.
- The Union booked 8,777 events in FY18, a 10% increase from the 8,003 events booked in FY17.
- UPC won NACA Central Awards: Best Social Media Campaign, Best Non-Poster Pub, Popular choice for Summer Orientation Video.
- UPC planned and implemented more than 180 events this year and extended the UPCinema Movie programs to both the New College at Frisco and Discovery Park.
- The Union Art Programs & Art Gallery featured 16 exhibitions that highlighted the work of 114 student artists.
- Union Arts implemented 30 events, including eight UNT student gallery showings at the Union Art Gallery.
- Union Marketing won several awards at the ACUI Regional Graphics Competition including: Best Calendar, Best T-Shirt, Best Poster and more.
- The Union marketing team represented the university well, earning regional, national and international awards for graphic design materials at ACUI Region 2 Conference, NACA Central and ACUI Annual Conference.
- More than 690 bags of bottles and cans were recycled in the spring at the Union, an increase of 107% over last year, and the Union has collected more than 16,500 lbs. of cardboard to date.
- The Fine Arts Series Program, “Lost and Found Factory,” relied entirely on six sculpture classes (more than 90 students from CVAD). These students participated firsthand in a social practice art installation and were integral to the entire process. They gained invaluable experience related to the execution of such a project and partnership with the college.
- The Union Information Desk implemented an online lost and found program named Crowdfind. Since its inception, the information desk staff has logged almost 5,000 items and has returned more than 1,000 items back to their rightful owners.
- The Union installed 2 (of 4) outdoor interactive touch screen displays for added wayfinding and informational needs.
- The Union completed a renovation of the Union Art Gallery, to better support installations and aid in better presentation of artwork.
- The Center for Student Affairs at Discovery Park’s Snow Globe event garnered regional media coverage.
- The Center for Student Affairs at Discovery Park experienced a 14% increase in attendance per event this year.
- The Center for Student Affairs at Discovery Park increased summer program attendance by 5%.
- The Gateway Center hosted 112 reservations – including four for student organizations, 84 for departments and 24 community events
- The Coliseum hosted 4 CBI Tournament games, drawing in more than 8,000 fans to the games. During the CBI run, the Coliseum also hosted a Regional Winter Guard Competition and a National Dance Competition, bringing in an additional 12,000 plus people. Total attendance for the two weeks was more than 20,000 people. The Coliseum and Gateway Center staff worked together during this time to create successful events for our customers.
- The Coliseum hosted 26 HS graduation ceremonies, with approximately 106,000 guests in attendance.
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UNT on the Square
- UNTSQ events had more than 5,200 participants, which is the highest number for this time slot since opening in 2009.
- UNTSQ participated in five Denton festivals or civic observances.
- UNTSQ organized or hosted 30+ events involving UNT students.
- UNTSQ was open to the public for 95 days and exhibitions were on display for 70 days.
- UNTSQ added retail options and upgraded media resources.
- UNTSQ organized or hosted 30+ events involving UNT students.
- UNTSQ once again hosted (the 5th annual) "Outside the Box" student art exhibition featuring work by children form every DISD elementary, middle and high school. More than 350 children and parents attended the opening reception in May.
- UNTSQ partnered with Denton Black Film Festival to present Freedmen Town 2.0 - an interactive documentary exhibition of the Denton African-American community.
- UNTSQ hosted (through July 14) the “Ground Zero 360” exhibition featuring photography and items related to the 9-11 attack on the Twin Towers.
- UNTSQ partnered with Historic Denton to present an exhibition “The Normal – 1921” documenting UNT faculty homes from the 1920s.
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We Mean Green Fund
- UNT received the Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency (CATEE) Award at the Texas Energy Summit in the category of Outstanding Government Organization in recognition of several student-led projects through the We Mean Green Fund.
- Being 100% renewable through the UNT Goes GreenSense WMGF project gained recognition for UNT as an EPA Green Power Partner National Top 100 List for green energy users, ranking #72 amongst all organizations and ranking #10 among all institutions in the Top 30 College and University List.
- Two acres of Discovery Park were planted with native wildflowers and grasses in support of UNT’s Bee Campus USA designations, with students contributing more than 1,000 hours in service learning to the prairie recreation thus far.
- The We Mean Green Fund sponsored three student-created storm drain artscapes on campus, which were designed to grab the attention of those who pass by, raise awareness and provoke thought and dialogue concerning the importance of storm drains in the health of waterways and inspire environmental activism.
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