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CRF awards grants to two students

Two University of North Texas students were awarded cash stipends of more than $3,000 from the Community Renewal Fund, which distributes grants to students for entrepreneurial ideas that address local social problems.

Ian Watt, a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology, will use the grant to work with Children’s Medical Center of Dallas to research why parents take children to hospital emergency rooms for non-urgent matters.

Danielle Brant, a doctoral student in the Department of Speech and Hearing Services, will work with the university’s Speech and Hearing Clinic to help people adjust to using new hearing aids.

The grant is awarded through the UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service based on the submitted projects’ merit, student involvement and community impact.

Judges, participants wanted for festival

Denton community members and UNT students, faculty and staff can now register to compete in or judge the 11th annual Edible Book Festival on April 1.

Entries must be completely edible and represent a book or literature-related theme, and can compete in such categories as best adult fiction book, best children’s book and best non-cake book.

The festival will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on the first floor of Willis Library at 1506 W. Highland Street.

Those who want to enter a dish, judge the event or learn more can contact Kristin Boyett in the Willis Library at 940-565-2486 or

Media awards luncheon scheduled at UNT

The annual Barbara Jordan Media Awards Luncheon, which honors journalists for work that accurately and positively reports on individuals with disabilities, will be held March 20 at UNT.

The luncheon is presented by the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities and will feature Bob Phillips of the Texas Country Reporter as the keynote speaker.

A panel of judges including media professionals and people with disabilities will select the winners in such categories as print feature, radio and television documentary.

The luncheon will begin at noon at the Club Level of Apogee Stadium. Tickets and more information are available at .