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KHPR chair expanding global impact through leadership and research activities

John Nauright, chair and professor of the UNT Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation, has been appointed as inaugural vice president of the World Leisure Sports Association. He will also be the keynote speaker at the organization’s inaugural meetings and conference in Macao in March 2017.

UNT’s Adventures in Autism Conference unites professionals, parents

Guests and presenters at the conference included guest speaker Paul Collins (second from left); Keturi Beatty, director of development for the UNT College of Education (center in stripes); Smita Mehta, UNT professor of Educational Psychology (center in black and white); Kristin Farmer, UNT College of Education graduat

COE experts receive $250,000 grant to expand autism services statewide

The University of North Texas Kristin Farmer Autism Center and the UNT-based Texas Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program recently received a $250,000 grant from the state to provide in-home training and support to families that have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Nationally known autism experts to converge at UNT center


A panel of internationally recognized autism experts will be in Denton Sept. 12-13 to meet with the University of North Texas’ cross-disciplinary autism research team to offer insight into new, groundbreaking research and steps UNT can take to elevate its work in the field.

COE doctoral student one of two U.S. educators chosen for grant

Cecelia Joyce Price, doctoral candidate and teaching fellow in the UNT College of Education's Department of Teacher Education and Administration, is one of only two educators in the United States to receive the 2016 Geneva Smitherman Cultural Diversity Grant from the Conference on English Education of the National Council of Teachers of English. The award goes to teachers and teacher educators from historically underrepresented groups who contribute to the full realization of the organization’s professional goals.

UNT Counseling program ranked in top 10 by GraduatePrograms.com

By Raquel Talamantes

The UNT College of Education’s graduate counseling program has gathered a prestigious title, earning a top-10 nationwide ranking from GraduatePrograms.com.

GraduatePrograms.com uses methodology based on National Center for Education Statistics data and student reviews from the specific school or major. At least five students associated with the major must send in feedback about the program in order for the institution to be eligible for the Top Programs List.

UNT to host alumni mixers across North Texas

UNT College of Education alumni in Tarrant, Collin, Dallas and Denton counties are invited to attend the UNT Alumni Association's Regional Summer Mixers in late July and early August. Each mixer is free and will include appetizers and a cash bar. You can register online

COE faculty members will be on hand to meet with alumni and give updates on the college. Alumni Association staff members will also be on hand to talk about the latest news from the university.

Dates and locations are:

Education doctoral student wins national dissertation fellowship

University of North Texas doctoral student Nydia Sánchez has won the prestigious National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year. Sánchez was one of 35 winners out of a pool of nearly 400 applicants and is the first UNT student to win the award.

UNT hosts dual-language science teacher summer institute

This month, three North Texas science teachers are becoming students again. They are taking part in a summer science institute at the University of North Texas that will help them develop lesson plans in both English and Spanish. 

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