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Roberts hosts Kaufman County high school students for day of mediation and more
Last fall, HPS’ Public Administration department welcomed a group of 22 juniors and seniors from North Forney High School (NFHS) to UNT to learn about peer mediation and life as a college student. “These students are candidates for leadership roles in the peer mediation program that our Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program faculty and students are co-developing with NFHS administration,” said Leslie Roberts, ADR program coordinator & principal lecturer, who organized the daylong...
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UNT Cyber Forensics Lab serves law enforcement agencies through technology, outreach
Under the leadership of Scott Belshaw, Ph.D., lab director and associate professor of criminal justice, the UNT Cyber Forensics Lab  has built a fully-functional digital forensics lab to serve law enforcement since opening in early 2017. The Lab can examine cell phones, SIM cards, tablets, computers, external storage devices and other forms of digital media to detect any files and data of evidentiary value on a wide array of crimes. To bring together training and a greater...
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Watts to take on the runway at annual cancer benefit
Justin Watts, assistant professor in Rehabilitation and Health Services, will be a model in the You're Beautiful! Luncheon and Style Show on Jan. 26 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center. The annual event shares the stories of local cancer survivors and raises money for the American Cancer Society. Read the original story by the Denton Record-Chronicle.
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Video: Ingman represents UNT’s Future Without Poverty at world summit in Costa Rica
UNT students joining in dance with local dancers in the Mollejones Community, a part of CATIE’s rural sustainable tourism network. Air monitoring device developed by UNT students and faculty Members of the UNT branch of Future Without Poverty (FWOP) learned about sustainable tourism and its relevant effects on poverty last October at the FWOP World Summit. FWOP aims to reduce poverty and supports community sustainability through...
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Student interns attend local emergency preparedness meeting
Pictured left to right are interns past and present for the City of Denton Office of Emergency Management: Luc Tran, ('17) Julie Hagen ('16), Michael Penaluna (City of Denton EMC, '88), and Samantha Pickett. ('16). Throughout the years, many of our EADP Alumni have provided quality internship experiences to our EADP majors. These internships provide wonderful opportunities for our students to apply what they have learned in the classroom in a real world...
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Video: Vaidya develops alternative to sedation for children undergoing radiation for cancer
Watch the 1-minute video from NBC 5 News: UNT Program Could Help Children During Radiation. Manish Vaidya, associate professor in the University of North Texas Department of Behavior Analysis, and graduate student Maria Otero are using a motion monitoring computer program to teach young children to stay mostly motionless during radiation treatments for cancer. They are currently testing the technology on healthy children. Watch the 1-minute video from...
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Recovery to Practice: The Big 10 and the Beginning of a Massive Movement
The following post is the first in a series by Carrie Breedlove, MS, LPC, coordinator of Recovery to Practice, an initiative to encourage recovery-based principles and practices for addiction professionals and students across the country through education and training. Some movements take off with a bang, while other initiatives see steady growth and sustainability over time. Eight years ago, the birth of a significant movement in the field of recovery occurred. In 2009, SAMHSA (...
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Applications being taken for scholarships for UNT Speech and Hearing Center services for children
The University of North Texas Speech and Hearing Center is offering scholarships that will allow children in the second through seventh grades to attend the center's weekly therapy for delays in reading, writing and other literacy-language skills.   The center, located at 907 W. Sycamore Street in Denton, is providing the scholarships through awards from both the Dallas Scottish Rite and Fort Worth Scottish Rite Associations. The scholarships are up to $1,...
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Study Abroad in Panama: International Disaster & Crisis Communication
In Summer 2018, HPS' Emergency Management and Disaster Science (EMDS) department will be offering a study abroad course in Panama. This class will be co-taught by Dr. Laura Siebeneck (EMDS) and Dr. Brian Richardson (Communication Studies) and will focus on the examination of hazards, risks, and disasters at the intersections of com-munication and culture in Panama. Emergency management students may sign up for either the EADP 4040 International Disasters class or the EMDS 5800—Special...
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HPS and CLASS collaborate on hurricane relief supply drive at UNT New College at Frisco
Students in COMM 3420 getting ready to ship the donations from their social media supply drive to victims of Hurricane Harvey just in time for Thanksgiving (pictured from left to right: Linda Robledo, Nicholas Ortega, Gabrielle Lane, Mark Congdon Jr., Michael Sotny, Graciela Guzman, Tiffani Grosser, & Andrea Martinez). Students in COMM 3420 collecting and dispersing boxes for their Hurricane Harvey Relief Supply Drive at UNT New...
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Student and police department create special accommodations ID card
Download printable PDF Christianna Walker, a sophomore rehabilitation studies major and president of Tuesday Night Flights, and Cpl. Kevin Crawford of the UNT Police Department collaborated to create a special accommodations identification card that can be given to first responders during an interaction. This card lists personal characteristics an individual may want a first responder to understand in order to have the most effective interaction with the individual....
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Nelan and Schumann studying recovery of smaller Gulf Coast cities after Hurricane Harvey
Mary Nelan Ronald Schumann Aransas, Nueces and Refugio counties along Texas' Gulf Coast received widespread damage from Hurricane Harvey when it made landfall as a Category 4 storm. Two months later, some residents of devastated communities feel forgotten. According to University of North Texas faculty members Mary Nelan and Ronald Schumann, some believe Houston received far more attention in the media and from response organizations because of the severe...
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Speech and Hearing Center to offer free hearing screenings on Homecoming weekend
Like many college football stadiums, the University of North Texas' Apogee Stadium will be filled with screaming fans and blasting band music Nov. 11 (Saturday). Before attending the 4 p.m. game against the University of Texas at El Paso, or watching the Homecoming parade beginning at 11 a.m., UNT alumni, faculty, staff and students and members of the Denton community can get their hearing checked for free at UNT's Speech and Hearing Center, and also pick up free earplugs to protect...
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Student Lindsay Jacques receives $5,000 fellowship
Lindsay Jacques, who is currently an intern at the City of Southlake City Manager’s Office, received a $5,000 fellowship from the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas. Lindsay Jacques, a second-year student in the University of North Texas Master of Public Administration degree program, has received a $5,000 Lynn F. Anderson Fellowship in Government Finance from the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas.       ...
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Message from the Dean: Fall 2017
Greetings everyone, Fall is an exciting time in any university, but it is particularly exciting for our college as we embark upon our first full academic year as the College of Health and Public Service. As a college that prepares professionals for the workplace and advances research across several disciplines, the new name embodies two major themes of our college and helps to clarify our mission. While the name has changed, our rich history of working collaboratively to solve social...
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UNT to hold North Texas Rally for Recovery Oct. 14
What:          North Texas Rally for Recovery, sponsored by University of North Texas Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services and the Association of Persons Affected by Addiction, a nonprofit organization in Dallas When:          Noon-3 p.m. Oct. 14 (Saturday) Where:         Mall in front of UNT's Willis Library, 1506 W. Highland...
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Photos: First Flight Week at HPS
View all 17 photos on Flickr. The College of Health and Public Service welcomed our new first year students during UNT's First Flight Week. Students had an opportunity to get to know each other and get to know more about the college. PACE coordinated the events designed to demonstrate the college’s commitment to community engagement, including mini-service projects with three of our community partners: Our Daily Bread, Hallie’s...
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TxDPS contracts with UNT criminal justice and logistics faculty for racial profiling study
UNT’s logistics and criminal justice faculty are coming together to help the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) combat racial profiling. TxDPS awarded UNT a $194,273, nine-month contract to study 15 million records of the state’s data to determine whether racial profiling happens during traffic stops.                         “The study will provide empirical, unbiased...
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UNT professors receive more than $1 million in grants to increase cultural competency in mental health services
Angie Wilson, assistant professor in the Department Counseling and Higher Education Chandra Carey, associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services  Peggy Ceballos, associate professor in the Department Counseling and Higher Education Three University of North Texas professors have been awarded more than $1.5 million in grants to begin the work of increasing cultural...
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UNT to hold Refugee Summit Oct. 2
What:    “Seeking a Safe Haven: UNT Refugee Summit 2017” — A one-day workshop at the University of North Texas on issues faced by refugees, focusing on resettlement and integration. When:   8 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 2 (Monday) Where:  Room 314 of UNT’s University Union, 1155 Union Circle, Denton Cost:     Free, but registration required. Register online through Sept. 25 (Monday). Parking:  Parking available in Highland Street and Union Circle...
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ORCA recognized by White House for work with veterans
HPS’ student group Organization for Reinforcement Contingencies with Animals (ORCA) received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for their work with veterans and military families. Last summer, ORCA began partnering with Patriot PAWS, a Rockwall-based nonprofit organization that trains service dogs. Watch the WFAA video: UNT students help train service dogs for veterans. The Corporation for National and Community Service gave the 2016 award, which was...
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Recovery Conference to feature renowned speakers, variety of topics
Hosted by the UNT Office of Substance Misuse and Mental Health Recovery Research, the 5th annual Recovery Conference is a national three-day event that brings together behavioral health professionals, educators, researchers, students and industry leaders. Held in conjunction with National Recovery Month, the conference will take place September 19 – 21, 2017 at the University of North Texas. Featured speakers include author, Noah Levine, Dr. John Kelly, and Dr. Andy Finch. Levine...
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True Conviction film, director and stars come to campus Sept. 13
After serving a combined sixty years in prison for crimes they did not commit, Texas exonerees Christopher Scott, Johnnie Lindsey and Steven Phillips form the unlikeliest of investigative team — helping wrongfully convicted prisoners obtain freedom like they did, through the emergence of DNA evidence or new information. In Jamie Meltzer's hardboiled yet rousing documentary TRUE CONVICTION, brotherly bonds are formed out of life-or-death circumstances — lengthy...
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UNTWISE hosts two summer programs for youth with disabilities
View more photos This summer, UNTWISE hosted the 2017 Live and Learn and College WISE Summer Programs for youth with disabilities ages 16-22. Live and Learn is a two-week program for youth interested in vocational planning for their future. Now in its second year, the program opened doors for 47 participants to the realities of the adult world of work. College WISE is a one-week program for youth interested in pursuing a post-secondary education...
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Emergency management researchers to study factors for recovery after disaster
University of North Texas doctoral student Britt-Janet Kuenanz (left) and faculty members in UNT's Department of Emergency Management and Disaster Science, Laura Siebeneck and Ronald Schumann will research what encourages individuals impacted by disasters to stay or return to their communities, and what barriers prevent them from staying or returning. This past October marked four years since Hurricane Sandy became the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history when...
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Recovery Campus magazine highlights Collegiate Recovery Program
Recovery Campus Magazine featured the UNT Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) in the Spring 2017 issue. See page 14 for the full story. The peer-based program gives UNT students in recovery the opportunity to experience college life in a safe, nurturing and substance-free environment. Find the CRP on Facebook.
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Kids summer camps offered by Cyber Forensics Lab
Learn more at cybersummercampsfrisco.com
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MPA alumni return to UNT for annual conference
Over 170 alumni joined current Public Administration students at the UNT Gateway Center for the annual MPA Alumni Conference in April. The morning panel session focused on making smart decisions through data and included these experts: Andel Koester, Associate Director, What Works Cities Melissa Kraft, Chief Technology Officer, City of Denton Melinda Galler, Assistant City Manager, City of Lewisville Lynda Johnson,...
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French school celebrates “UNT Day” after visit to campus, North Texas region
​View all photos on Flickr. After 15 high school students and two teachers visited the UNT campus in April, the Lycée Saint Joseph school in Lamballe, Brittany, France declared May 16, 2017 “UNT Day.” Peter Johnstone, Ph.D., professor of criminal justice, accompanied the students from France on the 6-day trip to Denton. Peter is a frequent visitor to Brittany and takes UNT Criminal Justice students to the region’s capital, Rennes, each...
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UNT Speech and Hearing Center offers reading program for students in second to seventh grades
For most of his time in elementary school, Shannon Freeman's 9-year-old son, Porter, has struggled with reading. He currently reads below his level in his fourth-grade class. Freeman, an Aubrey resident, has noticed Porter looking at only the first letter of a word before guessing what the word is, and not completely reading through lists of instructions, causing him to make mistakes. "He was tested during pre-K and kindergarten and characterized as a slow learner," Freeman said. She was...
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Patriot PAWS highlights partnership with Behavior Analysis
University of North Texas students Alyssa Schmidt (left) and Maasa Nishimuta work with Drill Bit, who is being trained as a service dog to a military veteran, inside UNT's University Union. In its Spring 2017 newsletter, Rockwall-based nonprofit Patriot PAWS featured UNT’s partnership training service dogs for veterans: Patriot PAWS has partnered with the University of North Texas Department of Behavior Analysis, chaired by Dr. Jesus Rosales-Ruiz, to grow...
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Belshaw gives tour of cyber forensics lab to China’s NetDragon
A team of representatives from Chinese gaming and cyber company NetDragon visited UNT in early May. As part of their visit to North Texas, they stopped by the UNT Cyber Forensics Lab at the New College at Frisco for a tour from Scott Belshaw, Ph.D., lab director and associate professor of criminal justice. The delegation included NetDragon’s CEO and founder Liu Dejian (DJ). 
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Registration open for UNT day camp for children with speech, language and hearing disorders
What:          Registration opens for Camp Communicate, a one-week day camp sponsored by the University of North Texas Speech and Hearing Center. The camp is designed for children ages 5-12 years old with speech, language or hearing disorders. When:          9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. June 5-9 (Monday-Friday). Where:        North Texas State...
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10,000 onions planted by students at Shiloh Field Community Garden
Did you know Denton has the largest community garden in the country?  Shiloh Field Community Garden is the largest of its kind in the US. This garden contributes to those in need by donating thousands of pounds of produce to local agencies and nonprofit organizations each year.  As part of PACE’s Hungry For Change initiative, UNT students came together earlier this semester to assist with Shiloh Field’s spring harvest by working to plant its first crop – 10,000 onions. 
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Video: UNT students help train service dogs for veterans
University of North Texas students Alyssa Schmidt (left) and Maasa Nishimuta work with Drill Bit, who is being trained as a service dog to a military veteran, inside UNT's University Union. Watch the video and read the story by WFAA-TV:  UNT students help train service dogs for veterans   UNT behavior analysis students helping dogs to serve veterans with disabilities Going against the friendly nature of his breed, Drill Bit, a young yellow Labrador...
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Students build Little Free Pantries for local community
View all photos on Flickr. Earlier this semester, 35 students came together to build Little Free Pantries that will be installed around the Denton community. The day of service was organized by PACE as part of the college’s Hungry For Change initiative. The Little Free Pantry (LFP) is a full-circle community effort to help those who aren’t easily able to meet everyday food and personal needs. Those in need are able to approach the LFP freely at any time of day to...
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Sharma and students visit Arkansas for Alternative Service Break
Rachita Sharma, CRC, LPC, Ph.D.-candidate, clinical instructor and internship coordinator for programs in rehabilitation, led an Alternative Service Break (ASB) trip to Little Rock, Arkansas for 10 students in March. They volunteered all week at Arkansas Childrens Hospital and Camp Aldersgate, a facility that provides summer camps for children with disabilities and chronic illnesses. “It was wonderful to see our students take the time to devote their...
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UNT to hold employment seminar for young adults with disabilities
What:           “Prep for Success” — A free seminar at the University of North Texas that is designed to prepare young adults with visible or hidden disabilities for employment. Sponsored by UNT’s Department of Disability and Addiction Rehabilitation and the Texas Workforce Commission, among other sponsors.                 When:       ...
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Castillo takes second place in United Way dance contest
Left to right: Vanessa Ellison (’11, ’15), Landon Ellison (’10, ‘15), President Smatresk, Hillary Castillo (’01) and Kenneth Williamson.  Hillary Castillo (‘01), director of finance & operations for HPS’ Department of Disability & Addiction Rehabilitation, and her partner, Kenneth Williamson (LINKS Construction), competed against nine other couples at the United Way’s 2017 United TRIBUTE event Jan. 21. Other dance contest participants from UNT...
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Art gala will benefit UNT students in recovery from substance misuse
"But Creator, I'm Still Holding On," by recent University of North Texas graduate Connor Dallas Gillaspia, is one of many pieces of art that will be available in a silent auction at UNT's Collegiate Recovery Program Art Gala April 14 (Friday). What:      Spring Benefit Art Gala at the University of North Texas, with proceeds helping to fund programs of the UNT Collegiate Recovery Program and Eagle Peer Recovery. Art...
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Photos: students attend Recovery Day at Texas Capitol
View all photos on Flickr. As part of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP) Recovery Day at the Capitol, 28 students accompanied by Paula Heller Garland, MS, LCDC, senior lecturer and addiction studies coordinator, and Denise Catalano, Ph.D., CRC, associate professor and rehabilitation counseling program graduate coordinator, visited Austin March 7 and met with state Rep. Dr. Lynn Stucky to discuss recovery issues and advocacy. View photos on...
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Study abroad trip to France highlights true crimes and trials
UNT students and University of Rennes 2 students studied together during a study abroad course in November in Rennes, France. Guided by criminal justice professor Peter Johnstone, seven UNT students spent a week in November visiting Rennes, France, on a study abroad trip to experience firsthand the city's history of crime and punishment. Rennes, the third largest city in France and seat of government for the Brittany province, has been home...
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Sheriff’s Office gives $30,000 to Cyber Forensics Lab
In December, the Denton County Sheriff’s Office donated $30,000 to help the UNT Cyber Forensics Lab assist law enforcement agencies to catch criminals through their technology usage.  The lab will purchase equipment to analyze cellphones and laptops. The donation was given from seized drug funds from drug dealers. Left to right: David Wolf, vice president for advancement; Eric Fritsch, professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice; ...
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Students can compete to win $10,000 in Westheimer New Venture Challenge
Enterprising students at the University of North Texas can compete in a new challenge putting their business creativity to the test, thanks to funding from an Oklahoma business leader. The Westheimer New Venture Competition, sponsored by business philanthropist and UNT alumnus Jerome “Bruzzy” Westheimer, gives students across campus the chance to create original business ideas – including enterprises, products and services – and to pitch those proposals to a panel of venture capitalists...
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Photos: Dean’s List students recognized at special reception
View more photos on Flickr. On February 28, HPS (PACS) students who were named to the Dean’s Honor Roll in 2016 were honored through a special reception held outside the HPS Dean’s Office. View more photos on Flickr. HPS students who made the Dean’s List in Fall 2016 can stop by Chilton 209 now through March 31 for their certificate and t-shirt (while supplies last). HPS students who made the list in Spring 2016 can stop by Chilton 209 now through March 31 for...
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Send Silence Packing event comes to UNT
Send Silence Packing is an award-winning exhibit of 1,100 donated backpacks and personal stories representing the number of college students lost to suicide every year. Join us in starting a dialogue about suicide and encouraging everyone to reach out for help before it is too late. Suicide claims the lives of more than 1,100 college students each year. UNT and Active Minds, Inc. are looking to change that. The exhibit will be held at the Library Mall from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on March...
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Recovery groups to host Spring Benefit Art Gala April 14
The UNT Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) and Eagle Peer Recovery (EPR) are hosting a Spring Benefit Art Gala on April 14 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the University Union Green Roof. CRP and EPR student artwork will be available for purchase, in addition to items donated by professional artists. Attendees will enjoy refreshments, live entertainment and a silent auction. The proceeds will directly benefit UNT students in recovery from substance use disorders and other mental health concerns....
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Video: Cyber Forensics Lab helping to solve crime
CBSDFW went behind the scenes at our Cyber Forensics Lab, housed at UNT's New College at Frisco, to show how the lab and the team of graduate research students will help law enforcement agencies fight crimes. Led by Scott Belshaw (right), associate professor of criminal justice and the lab director, they can analyze cellphones, tablets and laptops to extract data from text, apps and photos that can be used to solve crimes. Because of how quickly they can work, they'll help law enforcement...
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Faculty to create auditory processing training model for children and young adults with autism
As seen in:  UNT Launches a New Autistim Research Project (Dallas Innovates) While concentrating on a classroom lesson or assignment, most elementary and secondary school students have learned to filter out typical background noise, such as other students walking by the classroom door or sounds from outside. But students with Autism Spectrum Disorder often have difficulty with auditory filtering — the ability to process speech, complete tasks and function in the presence of background...
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Why don’t people break the law? Craig to share insight at Great Conversations event
Great Conversations 2017 When: Feb. 28 (Tuesday), beginning at 6 p.m. Where: Clubroom of UNT’s Apogee Stadium, 1251 S. Bonnie Brae St. in Denton. Cost:    $75; parking is free. Go to the Great Conversations website to identify a table leader and purchase tickets. Contact:  Diana Dunklau in the UNT Honors College at 940-565-2474 or diana.dunklau@unt.edu. Great Conversations is an annual dinner benefiting the University...
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New Peace Corps Prep Certificate offered by UNT
The University of North Texas and the U.S. Peace Corps have entered into a formal partnership to better prepare UNT students for global careers and for service as Corps volunteers. UNT has gone one step further by developing a new Peace Corps Prep Certificate. “Students today have a passion for service and are interested in not just imagining a better world, but rolling up their sleeves and doing something about it,” Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet said. “Through the Peace Corps...
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Walkathon raises awareness, funds for aphasia
UNT Speech Pathology students and volunteers celebrate the 100-lap success of UNT Aphasia Support Group member, Karl Heller (center). National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) volunteers helped teach participants about aphasia with colorful posters and fun, interactive games. Held last fall at the Denton Civic Center, the Walking Strong walkathon helped raise awareness and increase understanding of the...
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EADP students participate in full-scale disaster drill
Last May, students from the EADP program participated in the City of Denton Disaster Drill at the Landfill off of Mayhill Road. This year’s event was named “Operation Rolling Thunder” and involved a tornado that resulted in a mass casualty evet. We had approximately 50 UNT students volunteer to be disaster victims. We are grateful to Mike Penaluna the City of Denton Emergency Management for providing this great opportunity for our...
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Cyber Forensics Lab to open at UNT New College at Frisco
The University of North Texas criminal justice department is on track to open a cellphone cyber security lab at the UNT New College at Frisco. The off-site instructional facility will house the area's only cyber laboratory solely dedicated to analyzing cellphone data from devices used in criminal activities. Classes at the lab will be available to all UNT criminal justice students. Associate Professor of criminal justice and cyber lab director Scott Belshaw says the goal is to connect with as...
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Dyslexia clinic offered by Speech and Hearing Clinic
The Speech and Hearing Clinic at UNT has openings for its reading clinic starting Tuesday, Jan. 24. The reading clinic is open all spring semester to help students in second to seventh grade who have dyslexia. In the clinic, UNT students are under direction of faculty members and help attendees with reading and language delays. There is a reduced fee scale for treatment, and registration is open until Monday, Jan. 23. For more information or to register, call Theresa Kouri at 940-369-7339...
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CAPP student featured in Dallas Morning News story on tuition “set-asides”
Social work undergraduate student and Emerald Eagle Scholar Jadzia Hardeman was recently featured in the Dallas Morning News’ interactive story: How Dan Patrick’s plan to slash tuition grants could keep some Texans from college.
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Recovery Conference held to benefit recovery research
Nicole Hawkins, PhD, CEDS presents A Modern Day Social Crisis: Dieting and Disordered Eating at the UNT Recovery Conference Earlier this semester the UNT Office of Substance Misuse and Mental Health Recovery Research brought together experts, professionals, students and researchers at its annual UNT Recovery Conference. The office will use conference proceeds to address substance misuse by combining services in the areas of education and training, research...
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Support from teachers, each other helps students from foster care succeed in college
Students José Whitten and Kiara Powell both lived in foster homes as children. They’ve found support from other students with similar backgrounds in PUSH, a UNT student organization in which former foster care students mentor children currently in the child welfare system. José Whitten is preparing to graduate from the University of North Texas this month with a biological sciences degree, which he believes will prepare him for medical school.   He came to...
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Autism experts converge at UNT to discuss trends in ASD research
A panel of internationally recognized autism experts converged in Denton recently to meet with UNT’s cross-disciplinary autism research team to offer insight into new, groundbreaking research and steps UNT can take to elevate its work in the field.  Read more on the College of Education website. Panel members with UNT representatives. Left to right: Samuel Odom, professor and director of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the...
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Williamson named interim chair of CAPP department
Celia Williamson Celia Williamson, Ph.D., LCSW has been named interim chair of PACS’ Community and Professional Programs (CAPP) department. She will continue to serve as UNT’s associate vice president for enrollment and strategic initiatives. Williamson holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Abilene Christian University and master’s and doctoral degrees in social work from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is a licensed social worker and has a decade...
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DAR’s Lunch and Learn sessions cover variety of topics
Each long semester PACS’ Disability and Addiction Rehabilitation department (DAR) hosts Lunch and Learn events featuring local experts on a wide range of topics. UNT students, staff, and faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to attend. Complimentary lunch is provided at each session. Lunch and Learn Fall 2016 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Select Tuesdays throughout the semester Chilton Hall, Room 134 November 22: Uncomfortable Conversations Presented by Michelle Nietert, Licensed Professional...
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Photos: Homecoming 2016
See all photos Dozens of alumni returned to Denton Saturday, November 5 for UNT Homecoming festivities. Check out these photos from the day. PACS hosted an Alumni Brunch at UNT on the Square followed by a tailgate tent near the stadium in the afternoon. Special thanks to all who joined us! PACS alumni, take our survey about Homecoming by November 30 for your chance to win a PACS prize pack. Subscribe to the PACS eNewsletter for announcements on...
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Hungry for Change explores the new face of hunger
Unveiled during UNT’s First Flight Week, the PACS freshman first year experience Hungry for Change focuses on the new face of hunger. Food Drive Competition As part of the initiative, the college hosted a food drive competition during the month of October. Students, faculty and staff from each of PACS’ academic departments competed against each other to help stock the UNT Food Pantry. The college-wide goal was to collect 500 items for donation, and 1,409 total items were collected. The...
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Nov. 11 BARC to focus on Intersection of Ethics and Supervision
Tyra Sellers, Ph.D., BCBA-D will present on the topic of The Intersection of Ethics and Supervision at the next Behavior Analysis Research Colloquium (BARC) on Friday, November 11. Sellers is an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation at Utah State University and the director of the Utah Behavior Support Clinic (UBSC).  PACS’ Behavior Analysis department hosts BARCs throughout the semester. The events are free and open to the UNT community. BARC:...
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