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Three students receive ALA scholarships

Three UNT graduate students were named Spectrum Scholars by the American Library Association, receiving $5,000 scholarships for the upcoming academic year.

Rebecca Calderon of El Paso, Marco A. Veyna-Reyes of Mesquite, Nev., and Robert E. White of Atlanta are all earning their master’s degrees in library science from the UNT College of Information.

The scholarship program was established by the ALA’s Office for Diversity as a national diversity and recruitment effort to address under-representation of certain ethnic groups in the profession. In addition to the award, the scholars will receive more than $1,500 in pre-professional development activities, leadership training and career placement services.


Headline act for DREAM concert announced

Larry g(EE), a Dallas-based singer and songwriter, will be the headlining performer at the DREAM 2013 Benefit Concert to raise money for the UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center.

The concert is scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday and will also include School of Rock, Goodnight Ned, Blue Bear, The O’s, Fate Lions and Jess and the Echos, including Jess Kellner, who competed this season on “The Voice.”

The concert will follow a day-long conference — Adventures in Autism Intervention and Research Conference — and take place inside the Business Leadership Building atrium.

Tickets to the concert are $15 and are available through Facebook or Ticket Bud.


UNT receives ASAE research grant

UNT was one of four organizations to receive an ASAE Foundation grant to conduct research this fall, before working with the other three groups in the spring to produce a publication for association management professionals.

The grant will fund professors to conduct research to identify and describe relevant behavioral theories as well as current emerging trends that can enhance the understanding of models of engagement.

UNT researchers will then work with the other three organizations to develop a publication to provide practical strategies, guidance and tips for association management professions to create and apply engaging membership models to their individual settings.


Music professors receive awards

At the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention/Clinic this week in San Antonio, two University of North Texas professors were awarded by the organization.

Eugene Migliaro Corporon, regents professor and Wind Symphony conductor, was awarded an Honorary Life Membership, making him the thirteenth person in 60 years to receive the award.

Dennis Fisher, conductor of the Symphonic Band, associate director of wind studies and professor of music in conducting and ensembles, received the 2013 Meritorious Achievement Award. The award is given each year to someone who has made a difference in the lives of band students in Texas.