The following are links to news stories featuring UNT people and programs as well as stories of general interest to the higher education community.

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TAMS student wins Goldwater scholarship
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Wed, Apr 26, 2017

By Jenna Duncan

Amber Lu, a 16-year-old senior enrolled at UNT's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, will get to go to college in fall with the help of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. 

The national scholarship is one of the hardest to land in the nation. This year, Lu is one of 240 to land the scholarship to study science, mathematics or technology. 

She already has co-authored two publications and works with the UNT chemistry department on how to purify fossil fuels. The scholarship is worth $7,500 per year for two years.

Prateek Kalakuntla, also a TAMS senior, was given...

YMCA Director on a life-changing mission
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Wed, Apr 26, 2017

By Mark Miller

Jason Walter knew he wanted to help children, but he never imagined he’d still be working at Flower Mound’s Cross Timbers Family YMCA more than two decades later.

“When I first started here, when I was in college, it wasn’t necessarily where I saw myself landing or going to be doing the rest of my life,” he said. “But after those first couple of years, being directly involved and getting involved in the community aspects and fundraising, how we’re able to help families in need, that really drew me in.”

Today, the long-time local resident– and 1994 Marcus High School graduate– is celebrating his...

Local Nestlé Café finds retailing sweet spot with students' help
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Tue, Apr 25, 2017

By Monique Bird

Business is about to get a little bit sweeter for the Nestlé Toll House Café in Highland Village thanks to help from University of North Texas students.

Students taking the Digital Retailing Strategies course are creating budget-friendly plans to help with online search results, website and mobile presence, digital communications to customers and consumers’ online experience. Each semester, course lecturer Linda Mihalick selects a local business for the class to help, tasking...

This UNT Music Librarian Outlines Challenges, Rewards In His Work In The Digital Age
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Mon, Apr 24, 2017

By Justin Martin

Whether they're working on a university campus, inside an elementary school or within a neighborhood, librarians are asserting their relevance in the age of the internet. Their biggest obstacle? People who "hold the purse strings" thinking libraries don't continue to provide an important service. That's according to one music librarian at the University of North Texas.  

Mark McKnight is the head of the music library at UNT. He was recently named president of the Music Library Association, an international group of...

UNT student to lead group on cross-country journey to benefit charity
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Sat, Apr 22, 2017

By Matt Payne

Twenty-six cyclists from around the nation will trek 3,720 miles across the country over the course of three months this summer.

One University of North Texas student will lead them.

Daniel Hansbury, a 22-year-old senior studying international studies, bought his bike three years ago to eventually participate in the Journey of Hope. The Ability Experience, a nonprofit associated with Pi Kappa Phi, organizes the fundraiser each summer.

Hansbury is charged with leading his crew and fellow fraternity brothers from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.

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