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Football: UNT looks to add quarterback options

Tue, Nov 25, 2014 - 1:46pm

North Texas plans to have a crowded quarterback race heading into the 2015 season.

The Mean Green have three underclassman quarterbacks on their roster who have started at various times during a tough year that will conclude Saturday when the Mean Green take on Texas-San Antonio at the Alamodome.

Dan McCarney said Monday that he is completely focused on the Roadrunners and finishing out the year on a high note, but he did talk a little about the Mean Green’s plans for the future that include addressing their struggles at quarterback by adding another player to the mix.

JUCO transfer Josh Greer started the...

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TAMUCC Welcomes Dr. Octavio Quintanilla

Tue, Nov 25, 2014 - 1:43pm

The Islander Creative Waves and the English Department at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi held a Poetry Reading featuring Octavio Quintanilla on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 6:30-8:30 P.M. in Bay Hall, room 104. The event began with a reception at 6:30; followed by a reading at 7 P.M.

Guests filled the hall following the reception and listened intently to the works of Dr. Quintanilla. The universities guest read from his debut book of poems titled, “If I Go Missing.” In this book, Quintanilla measures displacement with language and grapples with the longing to begin anew, to return to what was left unsaid, undone.

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Love in the time of Ebola

Tue, Nov 25, 2014 - 1:36pm

Every other time Dominic Murer had flown into Freetown, the plane had been close to full. Even though Sierra Leone is one of the poorest countries in Africa, there are plenty of outsiders interested in its diamond industry and thriving cacao farms.

But this time — in late July of this year — the plane was only half-full, and most of the passengers were connected with the nongovernmental organizations that do extensive health-related work in the country still struggling to overcome the effects of a long civil war. Dominic, who had graduated from the University of North Texas in May, was one of them. The tall young man with...

UNT team aims to reduce waste at soup kitchen and beyond

Tue, Nov 25, 2014 - 12:03pm

A team of University of North Texas graduate students led by an economics professor are working to create a statistical-forecasting model intended to help a local soup kitchen eliminate waste.

Economics professor Michael McPherson is spearheading the effort, funded by a community-engagement grant.

"We may actually be able to help other soup kitchens in the area and outside of the area," McPherson said.

Our Daily Bread, a Denton soup kitchen, serves an average of 205 meals a day, according to its executive director, Millie Bell. She's the kitchen's only full-time employee.

"If something comes in the...

Holocaust survivor shares his story

Tue, Nov 25, 2014 - 11:58am

Holocaust survivor Jack Repp was a guest speaker at Southwestern Adventist University last week.

Chloe Northrup, SWAU history adjunct instructor, first heard Repp at the University of North Texas.

 

“I thought it would be great to invite him here to speak at assembly,” Northrup said. “It’s not only good for the school but for the community.”

Repp, a Dallas resident, often speaks to students about his experiences during the Holocaust at the Dallas Holocaust Museum and Center for Education and Tolerance. 

Ninety-one-year-old Repp is from...

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