The Onstead Promenade

You may have noticed through administrative emails or department social media accounts, that people have been discussing this thing called the Onstead Promenade.

Well here’s a little fun fact for the day, the Onstead Promenade is actually the Library Mall.

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The Onstead Promenade received its name from Charles and Jody Onstead who are UNT alum that attended UNT in the ‘40s. They care a lot about UNT and always wanted to give students more space to hang out and relax on the middle of campus.

So, the Onsteads donated funds to pay for the renovation of the Library Mall that took place in 2004-2005. At that point the University named the area we know as the Library Mall as the Onstead Promenade in honor of Charles and Jody for providing a beautiful part of campus that students get to enjoy every day.

Now, many organizations and departments are using the Onstead Promenade name in order to pay tribute to and honor Charles and Jody for their generous donation to campus.  Let’s continue on the great tradition Jody and Charles set for the campus!

So now you know, the Library Mall is actually the Onstead Promenade!

J.Cole

The University Program Council is pleased to announce a campus-wide event. On Thursday, April 24 at 8 p.m. in the Coliseum, UPC and the Student Service Fee Committee will host the first ever UPC Spring Concert with headliner, hip-hop artist, J.Cole.

UPC was approved by the Student Service Fee Committee to host a concert for the UNT campus. After working out contracts, UPC signed J.Cole to be the artist for this year’s event.

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The concert will take place in the Coliseum at 8 p.m., and all tickets are general admission. There are 1,000 standing floor spaces will be available to those who get a wristband. Wristbands will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Students will be able to get one free ticket online starting Monday, March 31st at 12 p.m. Starting April 14th students will be able to purchase a guest ticket for $25. At this time, Faculty and Staff will be able to purchase a ticket for themselves and a guest ticket at $25 as well.

There will be security searches at every entrance into the Coliseum. All bags are subject to search. No outside food or drink will be allowed. Students will be able to enter through gates A, B, D, and G.

Openers for the concert will be announced at a later date. For more information or any questions on the UPC Spring Concert, please visit union.unt.edu/upc or email upc@unt.edu.

J.Cole is an American hip-hop recording artist, songwriter and record producer. His first recognition came in 2007 when he released his mix tape The Come Up. After that, J.Cole was signed to Jay Z’s label, Roc Nation. His debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story hit number one on the US Billboard 200. Cole’s most recent album, Born Sinner, came in at number two, but worked its way to number one on the Billboard 200 chart. J.Cole has worked with artists like Jay-Z, B.o.B, Wiz Khalifa, Miguel, Drake, and many more. He has been nominated for American Music Awards, BET Awards, and Grammy’s. Recently, J.Cole has started his own record label, Dreamville Records.

Union Fest and Spring Break!

As you may know, we celebrated Union on Wednesday during Union fest 2014! We hope you all enjoyed the free tees, the NT DJs and of course the giant cake!

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Even though the Union is under construction, the STUB offers students many resources and is here as a gome for the students until the new union is completed in the fall of 2015. Until then, campus will continue to celebrate the long standing tradition of the student Union and all that it does for students and campus.

The next week is Spring Break! So whether you are staying here and checking out bands in Denton or heading off to a beach, stay safe and we will see you back in class on March 17th!

Union Fest 2014

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It’s time to treat yo’self! Treat yo’self to Union Fest 2014 that is! It’s that time of year to celebrate the University Union and all it does for the campus. Though, the Union is under construction, Union Fest is still coming!

The celebration will take place March 5 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Library Mall, with a giant cake served afterward in the STUB.

With Union Fest being outside this year, there is plenty of room for lots of vendors such as:

  • Deep River Snacks
  • Boars Head Deli
  • Advance Sales
  • Acosta
  • Honest Tea
  • Zico
  • Monster
  • Key Impact Sales
  • Ben E Keith
  • Mrs. Baird’s
  • Frito Lay
  • Snack Club

Not mention a rock wall, the NT DJs, a truck full of video games and much more! So, treat yo’self to Union Fest 2014! Don’t miss free stuff and cake!

You Still Have a Home

Welcome to February UNT! This semester is finally in full swing and the campus is alive and crazy. If you walk around campus or follow us on social media, you may have seen photos and posters of what you can do in the STUB!

Even though the Union is under construction, Stovall Temporary Union Building (STUB) still has endless resources for students just like the Union would. There are still areas for students to relax, study and play games. Students can still do their banking at Wells Fargo and the ATMs and mail packages at Eagle Express. Design Works offers faxing, design and print services. You can still visit the Dean of Students office or the Multicultural Center or SGA.

In the STUB you can still have a home.

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Now you know! The STUB is here to fulfill any of the needs you might have while the Union is under construction. But we want to know what your favorite thing about the STUB is! So Tweet at us and you might just be able to win a free t-shirt!

Test Your Tush

Have you let your booty do the talking?

Until January 30th, students can test out furniture that could be in the new Union! Students are encouraged to fill out surveys to give their true opinions on the furniture and to help make a decision on what pieces of furniture they want in the new Union. There are more than 40 pieces of furniture in the student lounge in the STUB for you to try out. There is everything from study tables to couches, chairs and stools too. There might even be a chair shaped like a horse saddle…

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You can test your tush any day, any time until January 30th. There are paper surveys in the lounge, or you can fill it out online by clicking right here.

We need your help to decide what will be in the new Union. So come test your tush and tell us what you really think!

Welcome Back

Welcome back to school UNT! 2014 is going to be an exciting and eventful year for the university.

UNT started off the year strong with a win at the Heart of Dallas Bowl against the University of Nevada Las Vegas. In fact, the university’s president, Dr. Neal Smatresk, is going to be UNT’s new president to continue on the tradition of excellence following President Rawlins’ retirement.

Along with these strides, the Union continues to grow as well. The old building is currently in the demolition stage. Throughout 2014 students will be able to see noticeable changes in the building process, and maybe even take tours of the construction zone!

There will also be opportunities for students to give their input and feedback on vital decisions for the new Union.

This week students will be able to let their bum do the talking by testing out sample furniture of what could be in the new Union! The Union needs students to test out the furniture and give their opinion through a survey. Come test your tush January 16-30 in the STUB Lounge!

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For more information about what’s going on this first week back, check out UPC’s events page! Good luck this semester, and keep on eye on the Union for events and Union Project updates.