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Winter 2002 issue vol. 52 no.4

The North Texan Winter 2002 issue vol. 52 no.4

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Our winter issue features stories about sophomore Lydia Evans and her triumph over meningitis; UNT education programs designed to keep teachers in school; sculptor Bill Worrell (’74 M.F.A.), who found inspiration for his art in caves along the Pecos River; and Sam Moon (’89), whose Dallas store takes shopping to new levels.

Mean Green wins 24-19 in New Orleans Bowl

Complete coverage and photos

feature stories

An Ordinary Life
Student stricken with meningitis awakes from coma and returns to enjoying life.
By Ava N. Benson

Education Crisis
UNT combats the teacher shortage with training and professional development.
By Cathy Cashio

Songs of the Shaman
Ancient pictographs inspire the art of sculptor and songwriter Bill Worrell.
By Kelley Reese

Sam Moon Madness
Wholesaler-turned-retailer attracts a crowd and improves a neighborhood.
By Rufus Coleman


photo of Bill Worrell



Listen to Bill Worrell's song, "Amor en la Madrugada" here.



alumni news  

Alumni Items:
Exes in New York
Lasting Memory: Frightened fish

Class Notes

Friends We'll Miss



Populist leader John B. Rayner, the Light Crust Doughboys, frontier fiction, terror and triumph, “Fenceposts Down the Row.”

What's Been Happening
The semester in photos




Read letters about ’Fessor Graham, sexist language, a decal gone wrong, and other cheers and jeers. Or send in your own letter to the editor.


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eagle tale

Mike Wysatta (’75, ’84 M.J.) recalls an eclectic cast of characters from his days in the Quads — the Vietnam vet, the “wild child” and the Johnny Winter double.

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time tracks

How many students?:
North Texas enrollment figures since 1901

Record numbers:
This fall’s record-high enrollment and other decades of growth

Down the Corridor:
The Yucca beauty section begins, television comes to the Union, Maynard Ferguson performs at the Coliseum, North Texas dismisses classes for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


UNT news

illustration of girl reading book

Children’s books needed
Professor Carol Simpson works to build library in Thailand

Looking for used band instruments
Start-up the Band program teaches fifth-graders music basics

William Winspear honored
Murphy Award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurship

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