What's Been Happening
Digital Crime and Digital Terrorism by Department of Criminal Justice faculty members Robert W. Taylor, professor and chair; Tory J. Caeti, associate professor; Kall Loper, assistant professor; Eric J. Fritsch, associate professor; and John Liederbach, assistant professor (Prentice Hall). Using real-life examples and case studies, the authors examine the history and development of digital crime and digital terrorism and cover current legislation and law enforcement practices designed to prevent, investigate and prosecute such crimes. They focus on the technical aspects of digital crime and the behavioral aspects of computer hackers, virus writers, terrorists and other offenders.
Ludwig Erhard: A Biography by Alfred C. Mierzejewski, associate professor of history (University of North Carolina Press). This is the first English-language biography of Erhard (1897-1977), who served as West Germany's first minister of economics and second chancellor. Mierzejewski, using German analyses and Erhard's own record, concludes that Erhard's policies helped trigger the German economic recovery of the 1950s and provides insight into his character and relationships with Konrad Adenauer and Charles de Gaulle.
Lose It for Life: The Total Solution -- Spiritual, Emotional, Physical -- for Permanent Weight Loss by Stephen Arterburn ('80 M.Ed.) of Laguna Beach, Calif., and professional therapist Linda Mintle (Integrity Publishing). The authors take a holistic approach to weight loss, offering solutions that incorporate simple lifestyle changes. The Lose It for Life series also includes a workbook, journal planner, book of daily devotions and book for teens. Arterburn is the founder and chair of New Life Ministries, host of the syndicated New Life Live! radio show and founder of the Women of Faith
Bungalow Style: Creating Classic Interiors in Your Arts and Crafts Home by Treena Crochet ('90 M.A.) of Doha, Qatar. (Taunton Press). With more than 300 photographs, Crochet illustrates how homeowners can renovate or restore historic elements of their houses' interiors while keeping them functional. Her first book, Designer's Guide to Furniture Styles, received the Joel Polsky Prize for outstanding academic contributions to the discipline of interior design from the American Society of Interior Designers. Crochet is an assistant professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar and president of a Boston-based interior design firm specializing in historic restoration work.
The Fox Syndrome: Right-Wing Media Induced Shared Psychotic Disorder by Rick Goodner ('88) of Brownwood. Goodner takes a satirical look at what he calls "an emerging public health concern." He is a licensed clinical social worker and the director of behavior medicine and social services at Comanche and DeLeon hospitals.
Agents of Change: Practical Tools for Changing Thoughts, Behaviors and Emotions by Kurt-Edouard Neubauer ('93 M.Ed.) of Saginaw (Xulon Press). The book is designed to help readers discover what lies behind troubling emotions and reactions. Learning how to better communicate and how to say "no" are among the topics addressed. Neubauer is a licensed professional counselor at the Pastoral Counseling and Education Center in Dallas, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Samaritan Institute.
Eric and the Enchanted Leaf: A Visit with Canis Lupis (Eric Y Hoja Encantada: Una Visita con Canis Lupis) by Deborah Frontiera, illustrated by Korey Scott ('02) of Denton (Grace Enterprises). English and Spanish text appears on each page of this book for children ages 4 to 9. While Eric's on a camping trip, he meets a wolf sent by the sky fairy and learns that wolves are an important part of a balanced ecology.
Mina: A Portrait of Courage by Francis Stroup ('29) of DeKalb, Ill. (Black Forest Press). Stroup writes about his mother, teacher Mina Gist Stroup, and her influence on her two sons during their growing up years in Little Elm and Denton. Mina attended North Texas summer schools for 16 years and is the honoree of an endowed scholarship. Stroup, author of the UNT fight song and member of the UNT Athletic Hall of Fame, also had a long teaching career.
ABC, 1-2-3 -- What About Me?: A Self-Help Book for Educators by Helen Price Walters ('62, '65 M.Ed.) of Dallas (AuthorHouse). Walters, who retired in 2003 after 36 years as a teacher in the Dallas ISD, offers encouragement and practical suggestions for educators, using examples from her classroom life. She says she still has fond memories of North Texas education professors Vernon Eady, Dell Kjer and F.L. Elder, who were a "great influence" on her as an educator. Walters is also the author of the recently published Growing Under the Shadow of His Wings: Life Lessons With Psalms.
Story Hour: Contemporary Narratives by American Poets by Sonny Williams ('94) of Metarie, La. (Story Line Press). This anthology of American narrative poetry since the late 1950s features the works of 67 poets, beginning with Robert Penn Warren's Audubon: A Vision and Elizabeth Bishop's The Riverman. Williams teaches in New Orleans.
Equipoise, with compositions by Joseph Klein, associate professor and chair of the composition studies program at UNT. Three pieces on the CD were recorded on campus: "Occam's Razor," composed and conducted by Klein and performed by
the UNT Faculty Chamber Ensemble; "Der Leichenschleicher," composed by Klein and performed by Todd Markey ('97 M.M.), contrabass; and "Concerto for Saxophone, Chamber Orchestra and Computer," composed by William Kleinsasser and featuring a performance by UNT's NOVA ensemble.
Barnboard Blonde by The Peach Truck Republic (Peach-Key Records), including Wes Dismuke ('94)
of Fort Worth on
lead and rhythm
guitars, banjo, pedal steel guitar and vocals,
and Evan Jones ('95) of Fort Worth on drums and percussion. The band is using tracks from its 2000 double-length concept piece Fenceposts to generate the themes for this and future recordings. Their sound features "southern harmony and
jam music for the soul."