Feb 22: Financial Fitness
With the tax season approaching, the Student Money Management Center is offering students help with getting their finances in order. Last week, the center hosted several workshops and group sessions to help UNT students prepare for filing their income tax returns, and information about how to budget. Beginning Feb. 8 and continuing until Feb. 22, the center will host small sessions entitled “Financial Intelligence Training” to help students get their personal finances in order. The three-week personal finance program is free to UNT students who will receive a certificate upon completion of the classes. For more information visit the Student Money Management Center at email@example.com.
Feb. 23: DLS features Robin James Mayes
Next up in the UNT Discovery Lecture Series is College of Information Ph.D. candidate Robin James Mayes who will discuss plagiarism prevention. The lecture will take place from Noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 in Room G150 (The Agora) at Discovery Park. Plagiarism is a serious offense and an easy one to commit accidentally if you don’t understand what it is. Mays will discuss the different types of plagiarism and give tips for websites like Turnitin and Blackboard so that students know how to make sure they are not plagiarizing. This lecture is open to the public and is being streamed online at ci.unt.edu/welcome-discovery-lecture-series. Brown bag lunch with beverages and dessert will be offered to those in attendance.
Feb. 23: Going Global?
France, Great Britain, Germany, China, Japan: these are just some of the countries you can visit as part of UNT’s study abroad programs. Not sure where to go? That’s OK. Come to the Study Abroad 101 Session at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Business Leadership Building, room 205, to learn more. The event will provide information about programs, classes, finances and more. Don’t let the fear of not knowing stress you out — come check it out. Take those Texas roots and travel the world, all while continuing your education. This event is free to the UNT community.
Feb. 24-26 & March 3-5: Sister Act the Musical
The Music Theatre of Denton is putting on a musical based on the classic, empowering and funny 1992 film, Sister Act. It tells the story about a disco queen named Deloris who, after witnessing a murder, is put under protective custody and disguised as a nun. Deloris uses her disco spunk to transform a church choir into something the congregation and the church have never before experienced. Sister Act will be presented at the Campus Theatre at 214 W. Hickory St. on Feb. 24-26 and March 3-5. The musical will be at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets, now available for purchase, are $22 for adults, $19 for seniors and $16.80 for students. For further information visit http://www.musictheatreofdenton.com/sister-act
Feb. 25: UltraThon Gaming Competition
If you like gaming, then you need to attend UNT’s UltraThon Gaming Competition. UltraThon is a multi-game tournament taking place from 4:30-9 p.m. on Feb. 25 in the Lyceum. Sponsored by the UNT Fighting Game Community, the event is open to the public. Sixteen competitors who survive the qualifying rounds will go head-to-head to determine UNT’s first-ever UltraThon Champion. Competitors will play six games: three score or time-attack games, and three head-to-head games. These includeHalo 2 and Street Fighter V. For more information, visit www.ultra-thon.com, or contact Erick Flores by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 469-733-8481.
Feb. 28: Great Conversations
Great Conversations, the annual dinner benefitting the Honors College will take place from 6–7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the Clubroom of Apogee Stadium on 1251 S. Bonnie Brae St. Tickets are $75 per person. Attendees will be seated in small groups and will be given a specific topic to discuss with a business or community leader, or a UNT faculty or staff member, who is an expert in the topic being discussed at the table. Topics cover a broad range of intellectually stimulating subjects, from the serious to the comic. Great Conversations is sponsored by the UNT Honors College and is open to the UNT community. More information about the event can be found at http://honors.unt.edu/great-conversations.
March 1: Game On! Night
Do you love retro games? Wish you could relive the days of playing on older gaming consoles? Miss your Sega Genesis? If so, come to the Media Library’s monthly open gaming event, “Game On,” held from 4-9 p.m. on March 1 at the Media Library in Chilton Hall, room 111. Gamers can play by themselves, compete in tournaments with friends and enjoy food. The library will provide many retro games and consoles including Retron 5, Playstation and yes, Sega Genesis. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jeremy Kincaid at Jeremy.Kincaid@unt.edu or at 940-565-2480.
March 1: And the Calories Won’t Even Count
Do you like running? Do you like free beer? Then the Oak St. Drafthouse Social Run is the place for you. On March 1, a social run will be taking place for all people in the Denton community. Did we mention it’s free? You arrive at 7:45 p.m. to sign in and prep for the race. Once the clock strikes 8, you will begin on a 5K trek through the Denton Square. At the completion of the run, come back to the Oak St. Drafthouse and grab a beer. Can’t make it on March 1? No worries. These social runs happen every Wednesday night in the month of March. For more information visit, https://www.facebook.com/DentonSocialRunners/
March 2: East Side Social Ride
Drinking and then cycling is never a good idea, but cycling and then drinking is encouraged on the East Side Social Ride. The ride, sponsored by the Denton Social Cyclists, begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, at Eastside Social Club and lasts until around 9:30 p.m. The group usually rides 15-20 miles at a casual pace. Don’t worry about your cycling experience because the ride is a “no drop ride,” which means no rider will be left behind. Lights are required, and helmets and water bottles are recommended. After the ride, riders who are 21 or older are encouraged to hang out and grab drinks at the Eastside Social Club. Have fun, burn some calories, and then drink some more calories.
For more information visit http://www.discoverdenton.com/event/east-side-social-ride/?instance_id=114742
March 4: Yoga On The Bridge
Have you ever wanted to try yoga, but didn’t know where to start? Why not begin on a bridge? Yoga on the Bridge is largest outdoor yoga event in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and is expected this year to top 2,000 participants, some of whom may be Dentonites devoted enough to head south to Dallas and brave the hazards of I-35. The event will be held at noon on Saturday, March 4, below the center white arch of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge over the Trinity River. The one-hour class is designed for adults who are new to yoga as well as experienced practitioners. Online registration for the event requires a minimum donation of $15, which supports the nonprofit organization, Trinity Commons Foundation. Family participation is encouraged and children receive free admittance. Don’t miss out. March is the perfect time to finally accomplish that New Year’s resolution. For more information, please visit