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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UNT Lauded for Promotional Excellence

Mon, Aug 3, 2015 - 12:00pm

In-plants that excel at promoting their services deserve special recognition. At the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association conference in June, the University of North Texas got that recognition when its Printing and Distribution Solutions operation was honored with the 2015 IPMA In-House Promotional Excellence Award.

The in-plant has been selling branded promotional items for years, but last year it decided to step up its marketing efforts. Unable to hire additional personnel, the team allocated an administrative assistant to be the go-to person for promotional items. By...

What college students want in recovery

Mon, Aug 3, 2015 - 12:00pm
Of all the colleges and universities in the country, only about 150 offer or are starting up collegiate recovery programs. Thinking of starting one up at your university? University of North Texas Collegiate Recovery Program Director Robert Ashford shared some advice at Monday's National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) in St. Louis.   Ashford highlighted three ways to start a program. In his words: from the bottom up, from the top down, and bottom up top down.   Bottom up involves students from marginalized populations gathering and demanding services. Ashford said that if a college has 30,000 students,...

The University of North Texas and Mariachi Sol de Mexico work together

Sun, Aug 2, 2015 - 12:00pm

DENTON, Texas - The maestro José Hernández returned to Texas in July, accompanied by Mariachi Sol de Mexico to join colleagues ye instructors University of North Texas, to provide a summer workshop for students of the region.

"We had a lot of Mexican music sharing with youth. I've been here all week and also with teachers, giving them some lessons, "he explained Hernandez on Saturday July 24, before offering the closing concert of the" Summer Camp Mariachi Little eagles "in the Murchison Performing Arts Center of UNT.

The workshop aims to provide mentoring Jr High and High School students about Hispanic heritage...

Preserving the starry, starry night

Sun, Aug 2, 2015 - 9:49am


Are city lights and suburban street lamps dimming our view of the starry, starry night? Not everywhere. At least not yet. Barry Petersen takes us stargazing. Originally broadcast August 10, 2014:


In west Texas, there's not much to see in a vast stretch of emptiness ... that is, until the sun calls it a day.


And then, up there, is a night sky bursting with stars . . . a jam-packed canopy of constellations.


On most weekends, Ron Dilulio sings about the night sky at a Dallas nightclub. And he doesn't just croon about the moon; it's also his real...

Shoppers, retailers prep for tax-free weekend

Sun, Aug 2, 2015 - 6:00am

Shoppers will descend on Crossroads retailers next weekend in search of discounted and tax free back-to-school items.

Tax-free weekend will be held from Aug. 7 through Aug. 9. Items, such as clothing, backpacks and school supplies, will be exempt from state and federal taxes in time for parents to take their kids shopping before the start of classes.

The Texas Comptroller's office estimates consumers will save $87 million during the tax-free holiday.

On average, families spend $600 on back-to-school items, according to Craig Shearman, vice president for government affairs and public relations for the National...