College News

KHPR student organization hosts basketball tournament to raise scholarship funds

By Mary Murphy

The Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation Professionals (KHPRos) student organization hosted its third annual Mean Green Madness basketball tournament this spring semester, raising $500 to help fund scholarships for students in the KHPR department, part of UNT’s College of Education.  

COE Educational Psychology professor assists in creating, editing 'Family Relations' special issue

Family Relations, an interdisciplinary journal of applied family studies, recently published a special issue that was edited by Wendy Middlemiss, an associate professor in the UNT College of Education's Educational Psychology department. Middlemiss suggested the subject matter for the special issue: bio-social models of family science.

Higher Ed doctoral student wins prestigious fellowship

Nydia Sanchez, a doctoral candidate in the College of Education's Higher Education program, was recently awarded the National Academy of Education Spencer Dissertation Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year. According to James Duban, UNT associate dean for research and national scholarships, Sanchez is the first UNT student to win a Spencer fellowship directly from the National Academy of Education.

COE graduate student receives departmental Excellence in Student Engagement award for promoting autism awareness

Barbara Hobbs, a graduate student in the UNT College of Education's Educational Psychology Autism Intervention program, recently received the Excellence in Student Engagement in special education award. This award is given to students in the EDSP program who continually engage with current and prospective students and work to promote the field of special education.

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Download FlyerThe purpose of the College of Education (COE) Ambassador Program is to promote and represent the College of Education and the University by assisting the COE Recruiter with outreach, working with the COE development office, and providing leadership and support for all education majors.

COE-planned conference focuses on community college issues

The 58th annual Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) conference was held March 31 through April 2 in Plano. The conference was organized by Beverly Bower, a COE Counseling and Higher Education professor, executive director of CSCC and director of the Bill J. Priest Center for Community College Education at UNT, where CSCC's national office is housed. Sue Young, an administrative coordinator in Counseling and Higher Education, also helped organize the conference.

Students, community learn the ropes of Animal Assisted Therapy at COE workshop

By Mary Murphy

In 2000, COE Counseling and Higher Education Professor Cynthia Chandler incorporated Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) into the counseling program at UNT. It became the first accredited counseling program in the U.S. to offer training for students and community members to work with their pets in volunteer and professional settings.

COE marks final week of UNT 125th celebration

The University of North Texas wrapped up its 125th celebration the week of April 11-16.

UNT's Texas Higher Education Law Conference focuses on critical campus issues

By Mary Murphy

Higher education practitioners, licensed counselors, attorneys, campus police officers and others from across Texas gathered at the Gateway Center March 21-22 for the 20th annual Texas Higher Education Law Conference hosted by UNT's College of Education.

Nearly 300 attended the conference to learn more about current and upcoming federal and state laws and regulations in place for higher education.

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