Schedule of Events

Salute to Faculty Excellence

October 1, 2012

Confections and Conversation

2:00 p.m. • Diamond Eagle Suite • Sponsored by the Office of Research and Economic Development

Regents professors, top funded research faculty, distinguished research professors, research cluster coordinators, past ORED award recipients and finalists are invited to converse and mingle along with Deans, Associate Deans of Research and administrators. This reception is invitation only.

Distinguished Research Faculty Lecture & Reception

3:00 p.m. • Golden Eagle Suite • Sponsored by the Office of Research and Economic Development

The public is invited to guest lectures from the UNT Research Award Winners, Angela Wilson and Jeffrey Bradetich. Angela Wilson is a Regents Professor in Chemistry and the 2011 UNT Research Leadership Award Recipient. Jeffrey Bradetich is a Regents Professor in Instrumental Studies and the 2011 Creative Impact Award Recipient. An informal Q & A session to follow in a post-lecture mix and mingle.

October 2, 2012

Innovation Luncheon

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. • Silver Eagle Suite • Sponsored by the Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and Redesign (CLEAR)

Quality teaching is at the heart of what we do at UNT, and our faculty are committed to continuous improvement. Faculty are invited to lunch to learn about cutting-edge educational technologies impacting our classrooms from one of the nation's foremost leaders, Adrian Sannier. Sannier is the Senior Vice President for Product at Pearson and was recently named one of the "12 Tech Innovators Who are Transforming Campuses' by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Contact your CLEAR representative today to save your spot or be on the lookout for a special invitation! Reservations are required and space is limited.

Honors College Reception - The Eagle Feather

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Golden Eagle Suite • Sponsored by the Honors College

The Honors College is hosting a reception honoring 34 students publishing in the 2012 issue of The Eagle Feather: A Publication for Undergraduate Scholars and their 27 faculty mentors.  A faculty mentor will be named The Eagle Feather Mentor of the Year and one department will be designated The Eagle Feather Department of the Year. Honors College students in the research track, faculty mentors, and members of the administration are invited to attend.

October 3, 2012

New FacultyCONNECT

Noon - 1:30 p.m. • Diamond Eagle Suite • Sponsored by the Office of the Provost

FacultyCONNECT is designed for first- and second- year faculty to explore collaborations, strengthen university relationships, and learn more about support services available at UNT. Reservations are required.

Thank-a-Teacher Coffee and Donuts

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. • Academic Departmental Offices • Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and Redesign

UNT's successful Thank-a-Teacher program launches today! Faculty are invited to stop by their departmental office to pick up a complimentary Thank-a-Teacher mug and enjoy some donuts before heading off to class.

October 4, 2012

Salute to Legacy Faculty - Emeritus Faculty Luncheon

Noon • Gateway Center Ballroom • Sponsored by the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost

Retired faculty members will be honored at a special luncheon to pay tribute to their lifetime contributions to the University and broader community.

October 5, 2012

Food, conversation and mentoring

A mini-escape: The Women's Faculty Network Luncheon

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. • 35 Gateway Center

The Women's Faculty Network (WFN) is for tenured and tenure-track women moving through the ranks from assistant to associate to full.  It is women mentoring women.  Join us for lunch at the kickoff of a year of mentoring opportunities with the WFN.  Reservations are required.

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Salute to Faculty Excellence Awards Dinner and Celebration

6:30 p.m. • Apogee Stadium • Sponsored by the UNT Foundation, the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, and UNT Foundation

Enjoy an evening of celebration as outstanding UNT faculty members are recognized for excellence in teaching, research and service. Newly tenured and promoted faculty will be honored during this special inaugural event. Reservations are required and space is limited.