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More than 150 UNT alumni, students and friends of the university traveled to Austin this month to visit with Texas' 181 legislators to ask for continued support of higher education during UNT Day at the Capitol.

Dear alumni and friends,

I spent a lot of time in Austin this month speaking before the Legislature, and I was especially delighted when more than 150 alumni, students and friends of the university joined me Feb. 13 for the inaugural UNT Day at the Capitol. Our Mean Green family visited all 181 legislative offices to ask for continued support of higher education and share highlights about UNT. Read more about the trip and UNT's legislative appropriations requests in this issue.

You'll also read about the inaugural President's Lecture Series event, our new entrepreneurial mentoring program at Inspire Park in Frisco and the latest Grammy Awards earned by UNT alumni and faculty. We've also included a roundup of alumni and students performing and speaking at the annual SXSW conference in Austin.

Thank you for your continued support of UNT! Connect with me on Twitter @UNTPrez for more highlights about our amazing Mean Green community.

UNT Proud,
Neal Smatresk
President