Mean Green Dollies

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“I think it’s important to get involved in things on campus to promote school spirit. It’s not just a dance group. You’re a representative of the school.” -Sherry Nowell, Mean Green Dollies member, 1976 In 1974, the university launched a new spirit organization, a dance team named the Mean Green Dollies. The idea for this… Read more »

In High Places

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Larry Jobe, chairman of the President’s Council and 1961 alumnus, wanted the UNT campus to have monuments. He wanted to have a symbol of university pride, something the students could gather around. He found a partner for this quest in Tony Alterman, a 1965 alumnus and gallery owner in Dallas and Houston. A proposal was… Read more »

Big Wheel Dance

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In the 1950s and early 1960s, freshmen (known as frosh) started their college experience with a series of gatherings. These were “get acquainted” events aimed at making students aware of campus options and encouraging the frosh to make new friends. Students were entertained at the theatre party where movies, such as “Pal Joey” and “Love… Read more »

Fourth of July Traditions

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The Fourth of July has long been celebrated on UNT’s campus. In the 1910s and 20s, the faculty, staff and students frequently celebrated with the citizens of Denton. Here are some examples we found of how North Texas students celebrated Independence Day roughly a century ago. In 1913, students and the community gathered to watch… Read more »

UNT’s First Health Service Center

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UNT first developed a health service center in response to the 1918-1919 flu pandemic. The campus had no health clinic or hospital for students when the influenza pandemic broke out. There was a hospital on campus, operated by the United States government, but it only served the student soldiers in the Student Army Training Corps…. Read more »

Phyllis George

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A native of Denton, Texas, Phyllis George attended North Texas State University, now known as the University of North Texas. She was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, and also became a Yucca Beauty and a Kapa Sigma Sweetheart during her time at UNT. While a student she participated in beauty pageants, eventually… Read more »