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TAMS student wins Goldwater scholarship

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:27am

By Jenna Duncan

Amber Lu, a 16-year-old senior enrolled at UNT's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, will get to go to college in fall with the help of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. 

The national scholarship is one of the hardest to land in the nation. This year, Lu is one of 240 to land the scholarship to study science, mathematics or technology. 

She already has co-authored two publications and works with the UNT chemistry department on how to purify fossil fuels. The scholarship is worth $7,500 per year for two years.

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YMCA Director on a life-changing mission

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:22am

By Mark Miller

Jason Walter knew he wanted to help children, but he never imagined he’d still be working at Flower Mound’s Cross Timbers Family YMCA more than two decades later.

“When I first started here, when I was in college, it wasn’t necessarily where I saw myself landing or going to be doing the rest of my life,” he said. “But after those first couple of years, being directly involved and getting involved in the community aspects and fundraising, how we’re able to help families in need, that really drew me in.”

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Dallas-Fort Worth is Creative Jobs Capital of Texas

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:14am

By Julia Falcon

If you think that Austin has cornered the market on the creative economy in Texas, you’d be wrong.

A new study by the University of North Texas’ Economic Research Group shows that it’s Dallas leading the state in creative economy and it isn’t even close.

The study revealed that DFW’s creative industries funnel $34 billion into the broader economy annually, as well as almost $4 billion in taxes.

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UNT student to lead group on cross-country journey to benefit charity

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:00pm

By Matt Payne

Twenty-six cyclists from around the nation will trek 3,720 miles across the country over the course of three months this summer.

One University of North Texas student will lead them.

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Local Nestlé Café finds retailing sweet spot with students' help

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:38am

By Monique Bird

Business is about to get a little bit sweeter for the Nestlé Toll House Café in Highland Village thanks to help from University of North Texas students.

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This UNT Music Librarian Outlines Challenges, Rewards In His Work In The Digital Age

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:26am

By Justin Martin

Whether they're working on a university campus, inside an elementary school or within a neighborhood, librarians are asserting their relevance in the age of the internet. Their biggest obstacle? People who "hold the purse strings" thinking libraries don't continue to provide an important service. That's according to one music librarian at the University of North Texas.  

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A Servant of Rhythm From Ghana, in Texas

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:16am

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UNT's New Dean of Music Listened for a Year, and This Is What He Heard

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:05am

By Caroline North

When John Richmond got a call from the University of North Texas last spring, asking if he'd be interested in moving to Denton to head up its college of music, he already had 29 years of experience doing that exact thing at other major universities. In his shoes, another person might have thought, "I could do that in my sleep."

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Exclusive: DFW ‘creative economy’ is biggest in state at $34B

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:55am

By Bill Hethcock

Austin may be weird and all, but it’s not as creative as Dallas Fort Worth, according to a new report.

North Texas’ creative economy – the performing and visuals arts, music studios, museums, architectural firms and advertising agencies for example – contribute roughly 205,000 jobs and $34 billion annually to the region, and it’s growing fast.

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