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One O'Clock Lab Band CD/DVD coverLab 2007 CD/DVD set by the One O'Clock Lab Band.

This year's lab album from the premiere jazz band in the College of Music commemorates 60 years of the jazz studies program and 40 years of annual lab recordings. A bonus DVD includes music videos of studio-recorded takes, behind-the-scenes footage, and interviews with director Neil Slater and the production team. "Why I Came to UNT" features interviews with band members.

Students on the album were, on saxophone, Brian Donohoe ('05, '07 M.M.), Andrew Francisco, Matt Sawyer, Isaac Lamar ('05) and Kazuki Nagashima; on trumpet, Jason Levi ('04, '07 M.M.), James Blackwell, Dave Richards ('05), Justin Stanton and Evan Weiss; on trombone, Victor Barranco, Sara Jacovino ('05), Jeremy Wilson, Jason Hausback ('07 M.M.) and Benjamin Polk; and in the rhythm section, Jiri Levicek on piano, Tim Goynes ('06) on guitar, Joe Johnson ('07) on bass and Ross Pederson on drums.

The One O'Clock Lab Band has performed in numerous countries, including Japan, Russia, Mexico and Thailand. A 21-day tour of major jazz festivals in France, Switzerland, Germany, the Nether­lands and Italy is planned for July.

The Lab 2007 CD/DVD set, which was released in November, is available for $20 from the jazz studies office at (940) 565-3743 or Proceeds help support the jazz studies program through scholarships, public performances, tours and related activities.

William & Rosalie: A Holocaust Testimony book coverWilliam & Rosalie: A Holocaust Testimony by William and Rosalie Schiff and Craig Hanley, winner of the manuscript competition at the 2006 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Writers Conference of the Southwest (UNT Press). Married in a Krakow ghetto before being separated and sent through six Nazi concentration camps, the Schiffs survived the horrors of the Holocaust and were reunited after the war. Their story is captured in the first book to be published in the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Series, a collaboration of the UNT Press and the UNT Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism. Hanley spent a year interviewing the Schiffs and conducting historical research before winning the publishing contract at last year's Mayborn conference. The book was unveiled this summer at the 2007 conference.

Administrative Leadership in the Public Sector book coverAdministrative Leadership in the Public Sector, edited by Montgomery Van Wart, California State University at San Bernardino, and Lisa Dicke, UNT associate professor of public administration (M.E. Sharpe). This collection, drawn from Public Administration Review and other American Society for Public Administration-sponsored journals, includes readings on public leadership published over the last eight decades. The book features introductory text by the editors followed by relevant readings in each of its nine main sections, which include assessments, goals, skills, techniques, styles and examples of leadership in addition to ways to evaluate and develop leaders.

For the Future book coverFor the Future by John Calvin Harrod ('95) of Farmers Branch ( Set in California in 1999 and written in a journal format, this existential science fiction novel follows the progress of a young man who decides to conduct a time-travel experiment. He logs entries of his thoughts and experiences as he tests his theories.

Getting Started with Latin: Beginning Latin for Homeschoolers and Self-Taught Students of Any Age book coverGetting Started with Latin: Beginning Latin for Homeschoolers and Self-Taught Students of Any Age by William E. Linney ('96, '98 M.M.) of Burke, Va. (Armfield Academic Press). The book teaches beginning Latin using a method designed specifically to help students overcome obstacles faced when studying Latin at home. Each lesson includes one new concept and practice sentences to translate. A companion web site features recordings of words and exercises, pronounced in both the classical and ecclesiastical styles.

Of Numbers and Stars: The Story of Hypatia book coverOf Numbers and Stars: The Story of Hypatia by D. Anne Love ('76 M.Ed., '84 Ph.D.) of New Albany, Ohio (Holiday House). This children's book describes the life of Hypatia, a woman in fourth-century Alexandria who became a famous authority on math, astronomy and philosophy at a time when few girls were taught to read or write. Love was a teacher, principal and professor before becoming a full-time writer.

The Ultimate Battle: Okinawa 1945 - The Last Epic Struggle of World War II book coverThe Ultimate Battle: Okinawa 1945 — The Last Epic Struggle of World War II by Bill Sloan ('57) of Dallas (Simon & Schuster). Sloan, a former investigative reporter for the Dallas Times Herald, draws on interviews with nearly 70 Okinawa veterans from all branches of the military to describe the largest sea-air-land assault in U.S. history. The veterans' stories set on battlefields, inside tanks, aboard flaming ships and in the middle of aerial dogfights are woven into the broader narrative about the nearly three-month battle that resulted in more than 200,000 civilian and military casualties.

Our Holy God and Sinful Man: Truths of the Tanakh book coverOur Holy God and Sinful Man: Truths of the Tanakh by Arthur A. Parry and Harvey E. Solganick ('65, '68 M.Ed.) of Dallas (iUniverse Press). The work reconciles God's holiness and humanity's sin, clarifying references in the Tanakh, the biblical books of Genesis through Malachi. Solganick is a professor of humanities at the College at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth and holds a Ph.D. in humanities, philosophy and rhetoric.

Other Media

Booples 2: Yikity Blar! coverBooples 2: Yikity Blar! by Bear Cahill ('93) of Corinth. The second DVD in the children's animation series contains four new episodes and four original songs, plus a bonus short, designed to teach children Bible verses. A CD featuring Booples songs was also released. Co-writing songs with Cahill were Pete Buchwald ('94) of Seattle, Wash., and Sean Phillips ('04) of Carrollton. Booples 2 is airing on TBN's Smile of a Child children's network, Revelation­ and AngelTV in Singapore. The first DVD is being dubbed into Korean to be aired on CGN TV satellite network.

Butterflies CD coverButterflies, re-release of a 1999 album by Laszlo, featuring former music students Jerome Covington ('99), guitar; Norah Jones, vocals; Aaron Crouch ('98), keyboards; Marc Rogers, bass; and Bill Campbell ('00), drums. The album of songs written by Covington was recorded during his last year at UNT and is newly remixed by Mike Davis ('97), also a UNT alumnus.

Butterflies CD coverLong Road Out of Eden by the Eagles, including former North Texas student Don Henley (Eagles Recording Co.). This two-CD set — the first studio album from the band in 28 years — debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, selling more than 700,000 copies in the first week of its release. Filled with socially conscious songs such as "No More Walks in the Wood" and "Frail Grasp on the Big Picture," the package is made of recycled and environmentally friendly materials.


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