Regents extend Jackson’s contract

DALLAS — University of North Texas System Chancellor Lee Jackson will remain in the position until at least 2017, after the university’s Board of Regents unanimously approved a contract extension Friday.

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Icy challenge

Carine Feyten, chancellor and president of Texas Woman’s University, has ice water dumped on her Thursday by students as she accepts the ALS Association’s ice bucket challenge. The challenge is a way to raise awareness and money for research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Feyten accepted her challenge from David Hodge, president of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Feyten has forwarded the challenge to Neal Smatresk, president of the University of North Texas, and Renu Khator, president of the University of Houston.

Budget tweaks remain for UNT

DALLAS — With just a few weeks left in the 2014 fiscal year, the University of North Texas System still does not have an accurate budget for 2014.

Board to discuss budgets, contracts

For the next two days, the University of North Texas System’s Board of Regents will meet and consider adopting budgets for the upcoming fiscal year and evaluate its contract with Chancellor Lee Jackson.

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Apple co-founder fields questions at UNT

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple and well-known philanthropist, spoke to a crowd of roughly 3,000 people at the University of North Texas Coliseum on Monday night.

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Quints move in at UNT

The Diaz family van was packed for a trip from Keller to the University of North Texas on Sunday afternoon, full of six kids and several suitcases.

TWU contracts for overflow housing at local hotel

Some Texas Woman’s University students will have to live at the Holiday Inn between Dallas Drive and Interstate 35E at the start of the fall semester.

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Sendoff for the summer

More than 1,000 students graduated from the University of North Texas on Saturday, in the two final summer commencement ceremonies for UNT — at least for now.

UNT adds finance administrator

The University of North Texas has made another hire in its changing finance department: Beverly Cotton will start Monday as the associate vice president for budget and analytics.

UNT commencements set for this week

The summer class session at the University of North Texas is almost over, and commencement ceremonies for summer graduates will begin Friday.

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Inactive well to be plugged at TWU

After sitting unused for more than 10 years, the sole gas well at Texas Woman’s University will be plugged and capped this month.

Former chief left big imprint

To all who knew him, Everett Wayne Autrey was bigger than life. Becky Quandahl, the second of his three daughters, said it was difficult to pen his obituary.


Seniors prepare for ‘game’

More than 100 high school seniors are at the University of North Texas this week preparing for the biggest game of their lives.

Union of steel and stone

Construction crews are pouring concrete and planting the steel structure for the new student union building at the University of North Texas.

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Wallace to take NCTC’s reins

Brent Wallace, chief academic officer at North Central Texas College, will be the next president of the community college and start the job Aug. 1.

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CyberCamp reaches out to girls

A new camp is on the Texas Woman’s University campus this week, teaching local high school students about cybersecurity and how to protect a system online.

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Literal experience

Children gather at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Denton nearly every Friday for a different type of story time.

Finance planner tried to alert UNT in ’09

A former broker who worked with University of North Texas employees alerted multiple UNT officials to problems with financial controls in 2009, five years before financial issues at the university were addressed.

Tweets and meet-and-greets

Before Carine Feyten made her way onto the Texas Woman’s University campus from the University House on Tuesday, she had already sent out a message on Twitter.

Feyten’s pay to be $425,000 annually

Carine Feyten, the incoming president and chancellor of Texas Woman’s University, will make a base salary of $425,000 per year, according to her employment contract.

Donor helps TWU students complete veteran’s center

Earlier this year, a group of Texas Woman’s University students helped apply for a Home Depot grant to create a veteran’s center on campus.

Stuart’s time at TWU at end

When Ann Stuart came to the Texas Woman’s University campus in December 1999, the school was vastly different from what it is today.

Regents size up accounting

University of North Texas System regents are starting to ask hard questions about the financial problems that have consumed UNT for the last several months.

UNT adjusts budget by $3.5 million

FORT WORTH — The University of North Texas has adjusted its budget for the current fiscal year, as new projections show revenue will be $3.5 million less than anticipated.

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Student’s essay inspires

PROVIDENCE VILLAGE — Emily Betenbaugh-Harris is like other 11-year-old children. She enjoys going to the park, playing, her stuffed animal collection, cartoons, coloring and taking her dogs for walks. She also has autism.

Report: UNT drew excess state funds

The University of North Texas improperly used $83.5 million in state funds for employee benefits and salaries, pushing its financial problems to more than $100 million, according to financial documents.

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UNT preps for barrage of high school graduations

Over the next two weeks, roughly 100,000 people will visit the University of North Texas for 24 high school graduations — and facilities and security are prepared for the organized chaos.

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UNT, TWU recall Angelou

Before Maya Angelou took the stage at Texas Woman’s University in the spring of 2012, she was greeted by the chancellor, some regents and student Joleesia Berry.

UNT students work with tiny primates

Uno grabbed a plastic ring with his dainty black fingers, staring at it with his bright, golden eyes. He did well with the challenging task and was rewarded for his efforts with a Craisin.