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Dear UNT supporter,

During Homecoming Week, I find myself reflecting on the tremendous progress UNT has made since I arrived in 2014. We've completed numerous building projects, added in-demand degree programs, increased enrollment, retention, fundraising and research productivity, earned Tier One, Minority-Serving and Hispanic-Serving designations, and so much more. I know our alumni must be overwhelmingly proud to know that as we transform, we remain committed to our mission to help students thrive in our rapidly changing world.

In this issue, you'll read about a new research facility, the sole finalist for UNT System chancellor, the upcoming President's Lecture Series with Chef Bryant Terry, citizen-scientist research, faculty accomplishments, and more.

I invite all of our Mean Green Nation to celebrate Homecoming Week with us, embrace our traditions, and celebrate our university. In addition to honoring many great alumni at the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards and hosting the traditional Homecoming Bonfire, we are welcoming the Eli Young Band back to campus for a concert at the Coliseum. Concert tickets are $30 and all proceeds will go to student scholarships. Homecoming festivities wrap up Saturday, Nov. 13, when the Mean Green face off against UTEP at Apogee Stadium. Kickoff is at 3 p.m., so get your tickets now and plan to join us for the festivities!

UNT Proud,
Neal Smatresk
UNT President Smatresk Twitter@UNTPrez