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I am the
a former student at North Texas and want to compliment you on The
North Texan magazine. My daughter was an opera major there and
found the music school to be one of the best in the country, and
the school for which North Texas is primarily recognized. We would
like to see music more publicized in literature we receive from
You recognized one jazz professor in the winter 2003 issue. There
are former classical students working all over the United States
in opera companies, symphonies and chamber ensembles that continually
bring honor to the university.
note: Thanks for your recommendation.
We've covered some prominent music alumni in past issues,
such as those in the opera world (summer 2000), one who performs
in the CBS Orchestra on the Late Show With David Letterman (winter
2000) and one who served as music director for ABC Television's Schoolhouse
Rock (summer 2001). Look for
more stories about music in future issues.
Smitty Kiker's obituary notice in the winter North
Texan brought back a flood of memories of Yashica Ds, D-76 and rolling
120 film on wire spools. Anyone who signed up for photography
thinking it would be an easy class soon found out that Smitty
Kiker held everyone to a high standard.
Getting a compliment from Mr. Kiker was something you never forgot,
mainly because there were so few of them. Like all good journalists,
he took his job seriously, but he didn't take himself seriously.
No doubt somewhere in heaven, Smitty Kiker is setting up a darkroom
and teaching the angels how to roll 120 film on wire spools.
so much receiving The North Texan. It really brings back
many memories of my years spent at North Texas. Your
winter 2003 issue had a beautiful obituary
of my precious harp professor, Charles Kleinsteuber, who passed
away last year. All of your articles are super, and it really keeps
me abreast of
all the many constant changes happening
Thanks for the great article about Judi Caudle dancing at the
Texas Hoe-Down in Fort Worth this past March (winter 2003).
Country-western dancing is a wonderful sport and great exercise.
Having taught four semesters through the UNT kinesiology
department (under Mr. Maghan) for P.E. credit, I have a special
place in my heart for UNT.
to the 'Fessor Graham Award (winter 2003), many great staff
members of the education and science departments have been ignored.
Those of us who learned much from these professors in the 1950s
are disappointed that they were not recognized.
years ago, a North Texas classmate gave me a recipe he said was
for the coffee cake served at the North Texas student union back
in the 1950s. I followed the recipe and the result was delicious.
My classmate has since died and I have misplaced the recipe. Can
you help? I'm hungry.
note: You may not be surprised to
learn we get many requests from hungry alumni for the famous
Union Coffee Cake recipe.
Here it is again, straight from UNT's kitchen, for
anyone else who's worked up an appetite.
out your own recipe card for the Union Coffee Cake, go here.
only version, go here.