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Spring 2007 vol. 57 no. 1

The North Texan Spring 2007 issue vol. 57 no. 1

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A new coach, a motivational mentor, Denton's birthday, faculty artists and a treasure trove of Texas history make news in the spring issue.

The Big Dance
Check out photos from the Mean Green trip to the NCAA tournament, the first for the men's basketball program in 19 years. The team lost to fifth-ranked Memphis in New Orleans in the first round of the tournament March 16. Look for more coverage in our summer issue.

feature stories

An Exciting Brand of Football
Mean Green coach Todd Dodge prepares to spread the wealth.
— By C. Anthony Mosser

Denton's Private College
As Denton turns 150, North Texas looks back to its beginnings.
— By Nita Thurman

The Portal to Texas History
UNT creates one of the best places online to explore the state's past.
— By Cass Bruton

His Life's Motivation
Aaron Bonds tells students there is life outside Nueces County.
— By Linda Stewart Ball

Visit the School of Visual Arts’ annual faculty exhibition without leaving home.
— By Ellen Rossetti


SOVA photo gallery


SOVA exhibit
Our photo gallery displays works from the School of Visual Arts faculty exhibition, which ran from November to February in the UNT Art Gallery. Other pieces from the exhibit are featured in our SOVA story.



alumni news  

Alumni Items
Auction for scholarships

Lasting Faculty Memory

North Texas Exes: Lab Band Madness

Class Notes

Friends We'll Miss



Peace and war, trumpet lessons, Caribbean music, Harriet Beecher Stowe, jazz

What's Been Happening
A snowy day, a diversity conference, an NCAA invitation, a visit from Robert F. Kennedy Jr.



Read letters about the late Robert Winslow, the Mean Green Machine, Bruce Hall, Fry Street and the flying worm. Or send in your own letter to the editor.


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eagle tale

Until the Eagle Tale returns, here are a few of our earliest tales you might enjoy re-reading: a 1932 freshman remembers working his way through school, and the creator of our fight song recalls the contest that started it all.

time tracks

Room and board
Before dorms were built on campus, boarding houses were a way of life for North Texas students.

Even though students lived off campus, they had plenty of rules to follow in Dr. Bruce's normal. Hands off that phone!

Down the Corridor
Spring debate , dozing prevention, TV vs. literacy, Starburst '82, science fiction


UNT news

Rays of Excellence - Rekindle, ignite, illuminate

April 13 inauguration
Celebrate the inauguration of Gretchen M. Bataille as the university's 14th president

PBS stars
Faculty experts and One O'Clock Lab Band to be featured on State of Tomorrow series

UNT Research
Magazine showcasing faculty and student research debuts new design

ABA citation
Professor Emeritus John Haynie honored for contributions to bands and music education

Recent deaths

Hiram J. Friedsam, Dean Emeritus of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Raymond D. Nasher ('02 honorary doctor of fine arts), founding chair of the School of Visual Arts advisory board

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