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UNT’s Willis Library opens The Factory, a creative technology space

Fri, Oct 24, 2014 - 2:01pm

Visitors to the University of North Texas’ Willis Library can now create three dimensional objects from computer aided design software — everything from figurines and textured plastic clothing material to board game pieces —when they visit The Factory on the library’s first floor.

The Factory is the library’s first makerspace — a place for library patrons to have access to equipment and software that promotes innovative learning and cooperative and creative use of technology. Makerspaces began appearing in public and academic libraries after the founding of MakerBot Industries in January 2009, when MakerBot became the...

Tags: Libraries

UNT Opens Gender-Neutral Restrooms Across Campus

Fri, Oct 24, 2014 - 1:55pm

DENTON (CBSDFW.COM) – The University of North Texas is taking a step toward equality and making life easier for transgender students on campus at the same time.

Several public restrooms on the UNT campus will now be gender-neutral. There are already a number of the restrooms in residence dorms, but now a plan is in place to expand them into common areas.

When asked why the changes were happening, university administrators said they are trying to reflect on and meet the needs of their students.

A.J. Aguinaga is a senior at UNT and identifies as a transsexual male. The LGBT activist says...

Five things UNT fans should know about Ric

Thu, Oct 23, 2014 - 12:04pm

North Texas will face Rice at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Rice Stadium in Houston. Here’s a quick scouting report of the Owls

Rice: 3-3, 1-1 in Conference USA (Beat Army 41-21 on Oct. 11)

Key number: Three (consecutive games Rice has won, all by at least 14 points, since opening the season with three straight losses while facing a brutal early schedule that included trips to Notre Dame and Texas A&M. The Owls have beaten Southern Miss (41-23), Hawaii (28-14) and Army (41-21)

1. Rice is starting to look as good as it was expected to be at the beginning of the...

Tags: Athletics

Campbellsville University's Department of Art to host "unrequited," Azucena Trejo Williams solo exhibit

Thu, Oct 23, 2014 - 12:02pm

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY (10/22/2014)(readMedia)-- Campbellsville University's Department of Art will host "unrequited," a solo exhibition by Azucena Trejo Williams Oct. 27-Nov. 14 at the Pence- Chowning Art Gallery located at 205 University Drive, Campbellsville.

An exhibition reception will be Monday, Nov. 3 from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. with an artist talk at 5:30 p.m. at the Susan Kirkland Tesseneer Art Studio at 201 University Drive, Campbellsville. The public is invited to both the reception, talk and exhibit free of charge.

Trejo Williams' installation showcases three works that explores the essence of communication...

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Students of the Bard

Thu, Oct 23, 2014 - 12:00pm

Actor Patrick Stewart never hid his affinity for the Bard.

Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation, X-Men) co-founded an English company, London Stage, that uses major British theater companies as feeders to tour as an educational outreach. The company, which focuses exclusively on Shakespeare, will visit Denton next week for two minimalist performances of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

Presented locally by the University of North Texas Fine Arts Series, the company will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Nov. 1 at the UNT Main Auditorium, 1401 W. Hickory St.

A small...