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Students to serve up menu with Blythe Beck

Mon, Oct 17, 2016 - 7:51am

Chef Blythe Beck is no shrinking violet.

The executive chef and co-owner of Pink Magnolia in Oak Cliff in Dallas specializes in Southern food with great big flavor profiles, and the chef will make the trek back to Denton to for the Guest Chef Day at the University of North Texas’ Club at Gateway Center.

Beck, a UNT alumna, will cook with UNT hospitality students for lunch April 5 at UNT’s Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd. Diners will be seated between 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Hospitality students invite a culinary master to work alongside them on campus each semester, and this spring’s pick is Beck, known...

#TheMayborn16 conference showcases Pulitzer winners and the stories behind the prizes

Sun, Jul 24, 2016 - 6:33pm

By Hannah Fleace

Giants in journalism and writers eager to learn met in Grapevine for the 12th annual Mayborn Literary and Nonfiction Conference.

This year's conference, which began Friday and concluded Sunday, celebrated the centennial of the Pulitzer Prize and drew winners from all over to talk about the making and winning of the work that won the coveted prize.

All three keynote speakers were past winners. Author Gilbert King won the General Nonfiction Pulitzer in 2013 for his book Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys and the Dawn of a New America....

Energy industry leaders talk efficiency

Sat, Jul 23, 2016 - 11:36pm

By Julian Gill

Leaders of local energy companies talked energy consumption on Saturday morning during U.S. Congressman Michael Burgess’ annual Energy Summit and Fair at the University of North Texas’ Discovery Park.

Although most of the speakers touched on broad concepts behind energy efficiency, Burgess said he hoped the dozens of attendees at the Discovery Park would take away some practical knowledge as well.

“This is not about what the government can do,” said Burgess, R-Pilot Point. “This is what you — as an individual and a family — how you can make the smartest decision as far as buying or making that...

UNT student wins international award

Sat, Jul 23, 2016 - 3:55pm

A University of North Texas student won a student playwriting award.

Jacob Sampson, a UNT senior, won the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Award and DAMU Contest for the U.S. Students of Drama and Performance Studies.

Sampson wrote a play with a theme inspired by the works of Havel, a playwright, human rights activist and Czech Republic president from 1989 to 1992.

The contest rules required applicants to make use of an artificial language Havel created in his 1965 play, The Memorandum.

Sampson will travel to Czech Republic for two weeks in November.

Theater faculty at the Academy...

UNT Art alum to offer workshop at the Conroe Art League

Thu, Jul 21, 2016 - 4:00am

With an interest in our physical and personal relationship with books, Delaney Smith, a contemporary fiber artist working primarily with paper and bookmaking to create sculptures and interactive books, will share some of her insights into pushing the boundaries of the formal structure of a book in a workshop titled “Natural Dye and Bookmaking” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 20 organized by the Conroe Art League at the Gallery at the Madeley Building, 127 Simonton Street, Conroe. The workshop will focus on two simple processes, natural dye on paper and simple book making techniques. Using common dye sources like avocado, onion...

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