TWU confirms its new leader

Carine Feyten was officially named the next chancellor and president of Texas Woman’s University and has announced a start date of July 1.

UNT finances off by $23 million

The University of North Texas has potentially overstated its financial position by $23 million since 2012 due to misreporting, according to documents released by the university.

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UNT students hone skills with guest chef

A group of about 20 University of North Texas students dressed in white double-breasted chef’s jackets moved quickly through the kitchen Tuesday at The Club at Gateway Center.

UNT names vice chancellor of finance

A Maine university finance administrator has been hired as the next vice chancellor of finance at the University of North Texas system, which has been rocked by financial problems in the past few months.

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Feyten gets TWU’s nod

Carine Feyten, the dean of the College of Education, Health and Society at Miami University in Ohio, was named the sole finalist for chancellor and president of Texas Woman’s University.

State starts probe of UNT

The state auditor’s office has launched an investigation into financial irregularities at the University of North Texas. State Auditor John Keel told The Dallas Morning News this week that the investigation began after UNT officials approached his office “with some issues they had identified regarding financial statements and accounting.”

UNT fixed-rate tuition plan offers incentive

New full-time students starting at the University of North Texas this fall will now have two set fixed-rate tuition options, with one option giving students a $4,000 bonus if they graduate in four years.

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Six degrees of Wild

All day every day, for 70 days, Thomas Wild will lie on his back in a bed tilted back 6 degrees. For 30 minutes during each of his three meals, he will be able to lean on his elbow.

‘Texas Country Reporter’ host to speak at luncheon

Media professionals and students responsible for reporting on people with disabilities will be honored for their work at the 31st Barbara Jordan Media Awards Luncheon on Thursday at the University of North Texas’ Apogee Stadium.

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Second Emerald Eagle event set tonight

Donors will be in suits and Mean Green ties tonight in Dallas for the second annual Emerald Eagle Honors conducted by the University of North Texas Foundation.

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TWU gains ground in search

The top eight candidates to replace outgoing Texas Woman’s University President and Chancellor Ann Stuart have been identified by a search firm after months of review, and a finalist could be named as early as April, officials said.

Making connections

Kimberly Miloch, director of Quality Enhancement Programs at Texas Woman’s University, explains the conference-call system used to connect the other TWU campuses to Barbara D'Auria Lerner, associate provost of Undergraduate Studies and Academic Partnerships, during Thursday’s grand opening of the Pioneer Center in Denton

TWU releases dean’s, chancellor’s lists

The TWU dean and chancellor honor lists for the fall 2013 semester have been released.

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Academia on display

Through large windows, visitors on the second floor of Blagg-Huey Library at Texas Woman’s University can look into study rooms lined with flat-panel monitors and dry-erase boards.

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UNT looks into revenue shortages

The University of North Texas System has hired outside auditors to review financial records systemwide after budgetary inaccuracies at UNT caused ongoing revenue shortages, Chancellor Lee Jackson said Wednesday.

Costs daunt UNT libraries

The University of North Texas libraries — potentially facing new budgetary hits of $1.7 million in staff benefit costs — have been struggling with budget problems for the past three years because of rising costs of materials and other resources and a fluctuation in funding, according to university documents.

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Room to grow

North Central Texas College will expand its territory in Corinth this coming summer, adding nine suites in Pinnell Square that together total 16,713 square feet.

Eager Eagle

The boxes might not be unpacked and the corner office in the Hurley Administration Building may be a bit unfamiliar, but Neal Smatresk is ready to start work Monday as the 16th president of the University of North Texas.

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Credible celebration

With a projector screen reading “We Did It!” in the background, Texas Woman’s University provost and vice president for academic affairs, Robert Neely, tells the audience on Thursday at Hubbard Hall in Denton about his reaction to receiving the news of TWUs accreditation reaffirmation on his cellphone. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has reaffirmed TWU’s accreditation for an additional 10 years, which will make 90 years of SACS accreditation for the school.

Transformative work

Artist Kiki Smith got her first look at her tapestries side by side with the lithography prints that inspired them.

Smatresk’s pay: $505,000 annually

Incoming University of North Texas President Neal Smatresk — who starts work Monday — will receive about the same compensation as outgoing President Lane Rawlins, according to copies of their contracts.

Rawlins kept focus on elevating others

Even on the hardest days of his presidency at the University of North Texas, Lane Rawlins could find a reason to smile just by leaving his office in the Hurley Administration Building and interacting with students. Rawlins will step down from the role of president at the end of the week and transition into the role of president emeritus.

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TWU to celebrate renewal of accreditation

Texas Woman’s University has had its accreditation reaffirmed for the next 10 years by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges, the regional body for accreditation of higher education institutions.

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Farewell to Rawlins

A line of faculty, staff, students and community members waited patiently at the Gateway Center Ballroom on Thursday to greet University of North Texas President Lane Rawlins and his wife, Mary Jo.

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Student makes royal splash with parody

A few locals and University of North Texas students took one of the most popular songs of 2013 and added a little Christmas spin, turning it into what some are calling a perfect song for the holidays.

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