Students’ research gains notice

Three research projects from seven local high school students have gained the attention of the country’s top researchers in recent months.

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Parking garage coming to TWU

A new parking garage is officially in the works for Texas Woman’s University and could be completed in 18 to 24 months.

Grads slate special reunion

After Pat Sukplang completed her doctorate in microbiology from the University of North Texas in 2000, she moved away and settled in Thailand. Now, she is back in Denton to celebrate the professor who helped her earn her doctoral degree, along with dozens of others of his former students for a reunion.

Guyer students learn about college world

University of North Texas students are using their experiences applying for college to encourage a future generation of high school students and show them that they too can pursue degrees.


Feyten makes it official

After more than four months on the job, Carine Feyten, president and chancellor of Texas Woman’s University, was inaugurated Monday.

UNT abuzz with events for homecoming weekend

Mean Green pride will flood Denton streets when the annual homecoming celebration for the University of North Texas begins tonight.

As good as gold

When she was 3 years old, Kay Goodman’s mom took her in a wagon from their home on Locust Street to the Little Chapel-in-the-Woods.

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Donor helps fund percussion program

In addition to a memorial concert and a drum room in memory of former University of North Texas student Jon Kellis, an anonymous donor has also established an endowed faculty position.

Screen star Takei to talk at UNT tonight

Star Trek actor George Takei, who’s been called the most influential person on Facebook, will speak at the University of North Texas Monday night, and tickets are still available.

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Spanning the gap

As Texas Woman’s University officials continue talks about expanding the campus on the east side of Bell Avenue, the closed pedestrian bridge is re-entering the planning conversation.

TWU slates Feyten’s inauguration ceremony

Carine Feyten, president and chancellor of Texas Woman’s University, will be inaugurated next month in a public ceremony at the Denton campus.

TWU students forced to relocate clinicals

Approximately 90 Texas Woman’s University students assigned to Texas Presbyterian Hospital Dallas are having to relocate their “clinicals” to other health care and medical facilities because Presbyterian closed its campus to non-essential personnel Sunday, according to a statement issued Monday by TWU President Carine Feyten.


UNT takes virus precautions

The University of North Texas will conduct Ebola screenings for members of the university community who have traveled recently to West Africa, although no faculty, staff or students have reported visiting the region in the past 21 days, officials said.

Rusty moon offers adventure

Denton residents, families and University of North Texas students gathered at UNT’s Rafes Urban Astronomy Center before dawn Wednesday to watch the moon gradually look rusty red during a lunar eclipse.Ron...

Takei to speak at UNT event

George Takei, an actor and social activist whose influence has spanned five decades, will be in Denton later this month. Tickets are on sale to see Takei at the University of North Texas on Monday, Oct. 27, as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series.

Chasing the other

Lazarus Averbuch in 1908 Chicago. Jean Charles de Menezes in 2005 south London. Mike Brown in 2014 Ferguson. Novelist Aleksandar Hemon, the artist-in-residence at the University of North Texas Institute for the Advancement of the Arts, said he doesn’t have to strain to connect the three men.

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No sign of truck braking in crash

The tractor-trailer that collided with a bus and killed four members of the North Central Texas College women’s softball team drove straight through an interstate median without any signs of braking or trying to avoid the collision, federal investigators said Sunday.

Four die in crash

Softball players Grace Blagg and Emily Gibbons had just reached the North Central Texas College campus in Gainesville on Friday night when news of what happened to their teammates started spreading.


Smatresk addresses finance concerns

University of North Texas President Neal Smatresk emphasized the university has reformed its financial practices in a letter he issued Thursday, hours after the State Auditor’s Office released an investigative report on the topic.

State audit bad news for UNT

The University of North Texas manipulated its payroll spending so that it received millions of extra dollars from the state over years — money the university should have to repay, according to an investigation from the State Auditor’s Office. The auditor’s office recommends that the Legislature require UNT to repay the state at least $75.6 million over the next 10 years.

Hawkins receives honor from TWU

Ralph Hawkins, chairman of the board of HKS Inc, an international architecture firm in Dallas, was announced as the next recipient of the Virginia Dykes Leadership Award on Tuesday.

UNT set on buying Sack & Save site

The University of North Texas will work in the coming weeks to buy the Sack & Save grocery store at 1500 N. Interstate 35E to make way for a community services complex, officials said Thursday.


Smatresk addresses state of the school

Neal Smatresk, president of the University of North Texas, has a long list of things to do this academic year.In his first state of the university address, which was presented as a first for the college,...

UNT enrollment flat overall

Enrollment at the University of North Texas stayed consistent this fall, with 36,216 students in classes — down just five students from fall 2013 numbers. There are high and low points of the data breakdown,...

Local student wins $50,000 scholarship

Austin Sumlin, an 18-year-old from Lake Dallas, now has his choice of colleges thanks to a $50,000 scholarship.

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Smatresk to give update on UNT

Neal Smatresk, the president of the University of North Texas, will give the college’s first ever state of the university address on Wednesday.

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Departing dean gets handmade gifts for retirement

To go with his cowboy boot collection, Robert Milnes now has a Texas-size belt buckle to complete his outfits. Milnes retired Thursday after spending eight years as dean of the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design, and one of his farewell gifts was a handmade belt buckle from his peers.

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.