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THE TALONS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

The purpose of Talons is to ensure a continuing atmosphere of spirit and service to the University of North Texas.

WELCOME

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Welcome all Mean Green fans! We have an exciting year ahead of us. We are welcoming back our Model A, that is now all electric thanks to the Engineering Department at The University of North Texas. The spirit of this school depends on the students and Talons is and always will be here to keep this alive. We strive to keep and make known the traditions for The University of North Texas, as well as foster the new ones. We welcome all who would like to be a part of this organization. When you join Talons you are following where many students have since 1926.

SPIRIT

It is the spirit of Talons that unifies it. The collective force of the individual Talons coming together as one exemplifies the organization's goals.

SERVICE

Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It's the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.

TRADITIONS

Talons embodies the traditions of old, the progress of today, and the plans for the future.

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WHO AND WHAT
Talons is a conscientious body of men and women bettering the University of North Texas. This is done by maintaining high morale, respectable conduct, and a harmonious relationship among the students.
IS TALONS?
In order to fulfill these responsibilities and uphold the Talons purpose, a Talon is a person of high morale, character, and intelligence. A Talon reflects the spirit of North Texas in everything he or she does.
  • "Talons is the embodiment of UNT's spirit and it is such an honor to be part of the group that makes sure the traditions are upheld with care, honor, and sport."

    Alaina McFadden   /   President

  • "Talons is an organization like no other. Not only a family, but a body of students who illuminate the Mean Green spirit all over campus and the Denton community through our two main purposes - spirit & service."

    Rubi Olivas   /   Vice President

  • "One of the greatest things about Talons is our history. When you look at a picture from the 70s and you see a Talon building the bonfire or riding the Model A, you appreciate how important our role is to the university. We help keep these traditions alive, and really, there is no one else on campus like that."

    Stacy Cenal   /   Secretary, Recruitment Head

RECRUITMENT

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"We all come together in Talons for one unifying reason: To support our school and uphold the traditions that keep it great. When you join Talons, that's what you think you're getting into, but along the way you become a family."

- Stacy Cenal, Recruitment Head

A Message From The Recruitment Head

There are no organizations on campus like Talons. Many of them have been established on spirit, most of them preach the idea of service and philanthropy, but Talons is solely responsible for tradition. Tradition is extremely important to any university. It sets them apart from other schools and brings the student body, along with the alumni together. When you join Talons you become part of that Tradition. We shine a green light of victory after a game, we create an atmosphere of camaraderie with a bonfire, we hold part of the past today with the Mean Green Machine, we celebrate our football games with a blast from Boomer, and more.

If you have a passion for school spirit and want to bring that passion to other people, there is no better group of people for you to be a part of than the Talons of UNT. It is our goal and purpose to ensure a continuing atmosphere of spirit and service to the University of North Texas, and we want you to be a part of it.

If you have any questions on how you can get involved please contact the recruitment head, Stacy Cenal.


NEWS

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New Executive Cabinet

/ APR-24 /

Congratulations to the Executive Cabinet for Fall 2013!

President: Alaina McFadden

Vice President: Rubi Olivas

Parliamentarian: Manolo Munoz

Treasurer: Joe Bessner

Secretary: Stacy Cenal

New Member Educator: Jerri Elliot

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New Committee Heads

/ APR-24 /

Bonfire: Jerri Elliot

Cannon Crew: Chris Weatherspoon

Multimedia: Nicole Abrams

Recruitment: Stacy Cenal

Service: Irae Yoo

Spirit: Chelsy Childress

Unity: Chris Owen

Formal: Hannah Clark

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The Mean Green Machine

/ APR-24 /

Our Model A "Mean Green Machine" has been transformed to an all electric car. The Mean Green Machine is currently receiving its interior and exterior make over. We are still taking donations to help with repainting and to clean up the interior. We are also working on cleaning up the old engine and retiring it in the new student union along side of the Curfew/Spirit Bell. If you would like to donate please e-mail the Treasurer, Joe Bessner.

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Recruitment

/ APR-24 /

If you would like to join Talons, please contact our New Member Educator, Jerri Elliot.

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  • "Perfect weekend with Talons. A+. Everyone is such a class act and I am honored to be in such a great group of people."

    Erin T.   /   Cannon Crew, Second In Command

  • "Back from a great weekend spent with my Talons family. Talons isn't just an organization. It's a family I'm a part of and love very dearly. And one of the main reasons why I love UNT so much."

    Irae Y.   /   Service Head

  • "What an amazing weekend with Talons. So much fun, thank you everyone for making me able to come out of my shell even more. I look forward to next semester with all the amazing people I have come to know and the future people that will join. I love you guys!"

    Sophie Q.   /   Member

EXEC BOARD

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"Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success."
- Henry Ford

Talons Fall 2013 Exec Board

The Talons Exec Board consists of six positions; The President, The Vice President, The Parliamentarian, The Treasurer, The Secretary, and The New Member Educator.

The President oversees all work of the organization and maintains a positive image through public relations. The Vice President appoints committee heads and oversees committee activities. The Parliamentarian enforces and interprets the Talons constitution and maintains a roster of all active members. The Treasurer collects dues of all members and handles any financial transactions. The secretary takes minutes of the meetings and handles official correspondence of Talons. The New Member Educator informs new members and prepares new members for initiation.

  • Charity
  • Loyalty
  • Spirit
  • Service

ALAINA MCFADDEN

PRESIDENT
Major: Integrative Studies
Classification: Junior
Hometown: Kyle, TX

RUBI OLIVAS

VICE PRESIDENT
Major: Psychology
Classification: Junior
Hometown: Wichita Falls, TX

MANOLO MUNOZ

PARLIAMENTARIAN
Major: Computer Science
Classification: Junior
Hometown: Wichita Falls, TX

JOE BESSNER

TREASURER
Major: Theater
Classification: Junior
Hometown: Round Rock, TX

STACY CENAL

SECRETARY
Major: Public Relations
Classification: Senior
Hometown: Sugar Land, TX

JERRI ELLIOT

NEW MEMBER EDUCATOR
Major: Geography
Classification: Senior
Hometown: Chesapeake, Virginia
Committee Heads
Bonfire - Jerri Elliott

Cannon Crew - Chris Weatherspoon

Formal - Hannah Clark

Service - Irae Yoo

Motor Pool - Frank Telesca
Fall 2013
Unity - Chris Owen

Multimedia - Nicole Abrahams

Recruitment - Stacy Cenal

Spirit - Chelsy Childress

Retreat - Spring Only

ALUMNI

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Once a Talon, Always a Talon.

TALONS ALUMNI
FACEBOOK PAGE

The Talons Alumni Facebook Page offers a way for everyone to keep in touch. We hope to see you there!

TALONS ALUMNI
NEWSLETTER

Every semester, the Unity head is in charge of creating a newsletter that showcases news and events relating to Talons for the Alumni. It is a great way to communicate important news and changes. While we are creating our memories now, the Alumni has a chance to look back and remember theirs.

TALONS
OF THE PAST

When you become a Talon, you leave behind a legacy of spirit and tradition. We would like to formally thank all the Talons of the past for keeping the traditions and spirit alive.

LINKS

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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do..." -Mark Twain

Useful Links

University of North Texas

Mean Green Sports

Student Activities Center

UNT Traditions

Mean Green

CONTACT

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If you have any questions, please contact us through Facebook, Twitter or Email. We would love to hear any thoughts or questions you may have. Keep scrolling down to find our social network links.