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Professor to attend 10-day course in Israel

Daniel Stewart, assistant professor of criminal justice, will attend a course on terrorism studies as part of an academic fellowship from the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies beginning June 16.

The 10-day course will be held at Tel Aviv University in Israel, and provide insight to Stewart’s research on post-Sept. 11 policing.

Lecturers at the course will include academics, military and intelligence officials and diplomats. Additionally, Stewart and other attendees will visit police, customs and immigration facilities, military bases and border zones.


Merchandising student receives scholarship

Rachael Kennedy, a senior merchandising major, will attend the annual summit in Chicago this fall as part of a scholarship from the National Retail Federation Foundation.

She is the second UNT student in the past year to be named a Ray M. Greenly Scholar. In addition to a stipend to attend the summit, she will receive a $5,000 academic scholarship.

Kennedy is vice president of the UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism Ambassadors and is a member of both the National Retail Federation Student Association and Merchandising Inc.


Deadline for writing competition extended

High school and community college students still have time to write eyewitness accounts of history for the chance to earn scholarships for the 2013 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference in July.

Students can submit accounts of those who witnessed historical events or the events and characters in history that have shaped communities and towns by June 29 to be eligible for the scholarship. To enter, each student must have a mentor and be between the ages of 14 and 25.

The 10 winners and their sponsors will receive free registration for the conference, accommodations, meals and transportation to and from the contest.

The winning stories will also be published in The Dallas Morning News.

This year, the conference will be held at the DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine from July 19-21, with the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism serving as host.