UNT Insider

Dear UNT supporter,

We are nearing the midpoint of the busiest semester in memory, and it is invigorating to see our campus bustling with life. Our students and faculty are winning prestigious awards, our researchers are collaborating to address important societal issues, and we continue to surpass our goals to best serve our students.

Our caring nature knows no limits, and in the coming weeks, we will welcome five Afghan students into our UNT Family when they begin our Intensive English Language Program. These students, who will ultimately matriculate into our academic programs, came to the U.S. from Afghanistan with just their phones and the clothes they were wearing. Our UNT community is pitching in to support these Afghan students by volunteering to translate and through donations of time, resources, lodging, meal plans, clothing, and financial assistance. Donations to the International Student Emergency Fund will be used to support the students' expenses while at UNT.

In this issue, you'll read about the 30th anniversary of Necessary Roughness, our TEDxUNT event, a new on-campus practice facility for our golfers, and our donor-funded Kuehne Scholars scholarship for students.

Working together, we accomplish great things for our university and our communities.

UNT Proud,
Neal Smatresk
UNT President Smatresk Twitter@UNTPrez