College News

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.

COE Educational Psychology faculty member selected as University Distinguished Teaching Professor

Dr. Henson

By Mary Murphy

Robin K. Henson, professor of Educational Psychology in the UNT College of Education, was recently selected as a University Distinguished Teaching Professor.

UNT College of Education dean announces retirement

Jerry Thomas, the dean of the College of Education at the University of North Texas, will retire in July. Thomas has served as dean since 2008. He came to UNT from Iowa State University, where he was a professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology.

UNT Provost Finley Graves said Thomas' leadership has been a significant benefit to the university.

UNT KHPR students win multiple awards at TACSM meeting

By Mary Murphy

College of Education students Melody Gary, Andrea Henning and Danielle Levitt recently won awards at the Texas American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM) Annual Meeting held March 3 and 4 at Texas A&M University.

Gary,a senior majoring in Kinesiology, was awarded the Undergraduate Major of the Year at UNT award as well as a TACSM Poster Presentation Award, which was decided by a vote of the attendees at the TACSM meeting.

COE doctoral student earns research award

By Mary Murphy

The Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America recently named UNT College of Education doctoral student Alan Chu as the recipient of its 2016 Graduate Student Research Award. Chu is an Educational Psychology major focusing on sport pedagogy.

This award is given to outstanding graduate students who have been chosen to present their research at the annual SHAPE America National Convention and Expo, this year set for April 5-9 in Minneapolis. Chu was selected out of more than 80 applicants.

Counseling’s Wilson named to national leadership position

Angie Wilson, assistant professor in the College of Education’s Counseling and Higher Education department, was recently named the 2016-17 secretary for the International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors (IAAOC).

Recent COE doctoral grad earns scholar award from international organization

Sumreen Asim
Sumreen Asim, C&I doctoral grad

Sumreen Asim, a 2015 graduate of the College of Education's Curriculum and Instruction doctoral program, was recently awarded the 2016 Jhumki Basu Scholar Award by the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST).

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