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Going green and white: Next steps
The UNT System Board of Regents voted at their May meeting to change the Health Science Center's colors to green and white, and asked that we submit a cost-sensitive implementation plan at its August meeting. The vote, at the request of Chancellor Lee Jackson, was prompted in part by the State Legislature's approval of a UNT law school and the resulting need to better align the branding for the UNT System's two professional schools with the Denton and Dallas campuses.

Marketing and Communications is leading a strategic re-branding plan, including redesigning our word mark, developing a detailed transition plan for changing all items that carry our brand identity, and a budget of associated costs. Due to the anticipated cost of this effort, it will be phased out over time, starting in the new fiscal year.

For now, you are encouraged to use up existing supplies of printed and other branded items.  More details and brand-usage guidelines will be communicated later. If you have any questions, please contact the Marketing Department at ext. 5190. UNTHSC Logo

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Lewis Library is staying up all night
As part of a continuing program to serve students better, Lewis Library will open its main floor 24 hours per day, seven days per week beginning July 6. In addition to the main floor’s current study tables, comfortable furniture, computers and copier/printers, the 24/7 area will include 10 new study rooms and quiet lounge space. After-hours access to the vending machines on the building’s lower level will be available.

The new library space is part of a coordinated campus-wide energy-saving and safety campaign. Starting at 10 pm each night, campus buildings will be locked. Individuals who wish to study should use the library’s new 24/7 area. This will provide students a safe, climate-controlled environment and curb energy consumption in other buildings on campus. It should result in tremendous energy savings for the Health Science Center and a greener campus.

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New software will cut PC energy consumption at UNTHSC
Did you know that cutting the energy consumption of personal computers (PC) on campus could save the Health Science Center more than $40,000 a year? Over the next month, Information Resources and Technology (IRT) will team up with Facilities Management to roll out new energy management software that will drastically cut the Health Science Center’s energy consumption by turning off PCs when they aren’t being used.

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Dr. David Lichtman

Lichtman receives bachelor’s degree after 50 years
It took a 43-year career in medicine to get it, but David Lichtman, MD, chair of Orthopaedics, finally received his bachelor’s degree last month. Dr. Lichtman can now add “Bachelor of Science from Tufts University” to his resume.

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Jennifer Ozan

Jennifer Ozan named UNT System Student Regent
Gov. Rick Perry appointed Jennifer Ozan, TCOM Class of 2010, to serve as the student regent for the University of North Texas System. Ozan, of Fort Worth, is president of the TCOM Class of 2010 and a member of the American College of Family Physicians, Texas Osteopathic Medical Association and American Association of Osteopathic Women Physicians. She is also a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and Bowl for Kids’ Sake.

Ozan received a bachelor's degree from Skidmore College and is pursuing a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from TCOM. Her term expires May 31, 2010. She replaces Meghan Vittrup of Lewisville, who is a student at UNT in Denton


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Student Survey results
In February, the UNT Health Science Center conducted the 2009 Student Satisfaction Survey to gather students’ opinions of the Health Science Center’s academics, services, facilities and more. This year, 722 students took the survey—98 percent more than last year. The results show that 78 percent are satisfied with the quality of education and teaching at the Health Science Center, just short of the goal of 80 percent satisfaction in both areas. The results have been presented to the Executive Team and each dean is analyzing the results and developing specific approaches to address concerns raised in the survey. This process will involve focus groups with students, faculty and staff to obtain a better understanding of student concerns.

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Communications Team examines UNTHSC values
What values represent the  Health Science Center – and how do those values translate to our day-to-day jobs? A Values Task Force composed of members from the Communication Team will explore that issue this summer. Values are the key principles that specify how we will accomplish our mission and vision. They drive how we will operate in every organization, in every classroom, with every patient and with the community.

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HIT Update: The Osteopathic Reseach Center
The Osteopathic Research Center (ORC) is the premier research center in the nation focused on Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment(OMT), and it’s one of the newest additions to the Health Science Center’s Health Institutes of Texas. This winter, the ORC’s administrative offices moved into renovated space in in the Center for BioHealth. The ORC continues its research in the largest clinical trial ever to evaluate osteopathic manipulation as a treatment for chronic low-back pain.

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Commencement 2009
On May 16, 285 students from all four of the UNT Health Science Center’s schools were awarded degrees at the Health Science Center’s 2009 Commencement Ceremonies. U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, MD, who provided the commencement address, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree. Devin Flaherty, DO, PhD, was presented the Chancellor’s Award, and Lori Gonzales, PhD, was presented the President’s Award. Congratulations graduates!

To view more photos, visit our Flickr site. Prints of these photos and more are available from Tommy Hawkes at ext. 2474.

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