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Two students earn national honors

The international honor society for education, Kappa Delta Pi, honored one UNT student and another recent graduate with awards from the organization.

Julie Williams, a doctoral candidate, earned a $3,200 scholarship, which is reserved for a single doctoral student studying curriculum and instruction.

Aston Thompson, who graduated in May, earned the Distinguished Chapter Officer Award for her work as treasurer of the UNT chapter of Kappa Delta Pi. She will be awarded in a convocation ceremony next year.

UNT and TWU to conduct conference

The University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University will join together to conduct a two-day conference on digital humanities this fall.

The third annual Digital Frontiers conference, scheduled for Sept. 18-19, will teach attendees about digital resources for teachers, librarians and scholars.

On Sept. 20, a related event called THATCamp Digital Frontiers will be held.

The conference will help attendees learn about digital archives, mapping, data visualization and social media.

The camp is an open meeting for humanities and tech professionals where the attendees discuss topics brought up on the spot.

Registration for the conference and THAT Camp are open online.

The conference costs $40 to $125, depending on what level of ticket is bought, and the camp is $20.

Professor earns Fulbright scholarship

Lynn Seaton, a jazz bass professor, will teach in Latvia for the fall semester as part of his Fulbright scholarship.

He will spend the semester at Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music in Riga, Latvia, teaching bass and improvisation for other instruments. He will teach in English and also coach music ensembles.

Seaton will return to teach at UNT next spring.

International trips for upcoming year set

The UNT Travel-Learn program has announced upcoming trips for the 2014-2015 school year, adding three trips that have never been offered.

However, the trips are not for students. They are geared for adults who want to go on short trips while learning. But one of the new trips — to London and Paris in July 2015 — is designed for grandparents and parents with children ages 7 to 16.

The trips are coordinated through the Center for Achievement and Lifelong Learning, and a full list of programs this academic year are available at http://call.unt.edu.


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