University of North Texas The North Texan

At UNT, our campus continues to change, from record-breaking fall enrollment (more than 39,000 students) to awesome new facilities like Discovery Park's biomedical addition and the 580-bed Joe Greene residence hall. And the North Texan is changing too. This fall, we've rolled out a brand-new look for our magazine with a new modern masthead and more white space and larger images and illustrations on the pages. The updates complement last year's revamped website that focused on making our storytelling more visual with videos and other multimedia for increased interaction, readability, accessibility and sharing.

Of course, it's no surprise UNT is rolling with the times -- we are, after all, known for our tenacity. That's evident from cover to cover in this issue, whether you're reading about alums whose perseverance helped them overcome the seemingly insurmountable, researchers who are determined to combat some of today's most pressing problems or students who are carving unique paths.

We hope you enjoy the redesign and the magazine as a whole -- let us know what you think by emailing or tweeting us @northtexan.

Fall2019 Issue
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Cover Story

Tenacity Takes Root

From PET scans revealing cancer to irreversible injuries, poverty and PTSD, these five UNT alums have faced the unthinkable. But their unshakable determination to make the best of a bad situation meant they not only survived -- they thrived.

Featured in this issue
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Power of Place

As UNT's population grows, the campus has likewise expanded to ensure everyone has access to the absolute best facilities. With a new biomedical research building, a state-of-the-art indoor practice facility and the cutting-edge College of Visual Arts and Design, the university is committed to providing top-notch structures in which dreams can take flight.

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Program Feature

Clearing the Air

Air pollution seems like an enemy almost too big to battle. But UNT researchers are unafraid to take on the challenge, finding innovative solutions to an insidious problem that can exacerbate everything from asthma to obesity.

Joe Greene

Alumni Spotlight

Joe Greene

He's one of the NFL's greatest players, but nowhere is his legacy more obvious than on the UNT campus. This fall, students moved into a residence hall bearing Greene's name, and at each home game, Mean Green attendees stream past a statue erected in his honor. As his legend continues to grow, the UNT alum and Hall of Famer reflects on his life and offers new Eagles advice for success at his alma mater.

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UNT Pod: The Summer of '69

The Stonewall Riots, the moon landing, Woodstock: The summer of 1969 was memorable, to say the least. Listen to our staff and faculty experts and alums discuss the society-shaking events of 50 years ago -- and the impact those milestones continue to have.

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Story & Video

Perspectives: Between Two Worlds

After immigrating to the U.S. from Nigeria three years ago, studio art graduate student Augustine Uzor has created a world of his own through art. Read about his journey, view a slideshow of his work and watch him discuss his experiences as an artist and newcomer to the U.S.

2019 Winspan Gala

Wingspan Gala

"Viva North Texas"

Join us Nov. 16 for the Wingspan Gala, a celebration of UNT's excellence that highlights the achievements of our UNT family and university. The event showcases what makes UNT a unique, special place and includes the presentation of the Wings of Eagles Presidential Award. Proceeds from the preeminent university event benefit the President's Scholarship Fund to support UNT's best and brightest students.

Learn about 2019 Wingspan Gala sponsorships and ticket prices.

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2019 Homecoming
We know this year's Homecoming will be out of this world -- especially if you take time to land at the North Texan booth! Swing by and say hi during tailgating at the Mean Green Village, and answer a UNT trivia question for T-shirts and other goodies. We'll see you there!
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