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Online education program ranks nationally

Tue, Jan 17, 2017 - 10:26pm

UNT ranked 16th out of 275 schools scored by U.S. News and World Report for its online graduate education program.

The program jumped more than 100 spots from last year, when it was 124th on the list. To compile rankings, the magazine looks at student engagement, student services and technology, admissions selectivity, faculty credentials and training, and peer reputation.

The magazine just released rankings of online programs, with the education program the highest spot UNT earned.

In addition, the master’s degree in criminal justice ranked 33rd, the master’s in business administration...

Rebel Muse Proprietor Liz Cook Steps Up to Be the Villain on TLC's Tattoo Girls

Tue, Jan 17, 2017 - 4:00am

By Paige Skinner

On Saturday morning, Liz Cook is in a back room of her tattoo shop, Rebel Muse in Lewisville, inking a creepy clown on the left leg of a returning client. On a nearby shelf sit about 10 trophies for tattooing. Sometimes she enters the competitions, sometimes her clients enter for her.

The person whose leg Cook is working on today, TJ, used to travel from Amarillo to Dallas just to get tattooed by her. His body bears about 160 hours of her work.

"Sometimes we think of ideas together when she's working on the other pieces,” he says.

It's this sort of loyalty Cook...

Tags: Alumni, UNT

Tarleton professor helps compile spiritual, religious practices for counseling

Tue, Jan 17, 2017

WACO (January 17, 2017) — A new work edited by Tarleton State University’s Dr. Ryan Foster and Dr. Janice Holden of the University of North Texas, explores how spiritual and religious perspectives and practices can be used in counseling.

Including the work of 20 counseling experts, Connecting Soul, Spirit, Mind, and Body: A Collection of Spiritual and Religious Perspectives and Practices in Counseling is published by Aquiline Books, an imprint of the UNT Libraries. Paperback and e-book copies can be purchased through Amazon, and a free-to-read version will be available soon through the...

UNT alumni take spotlight at film fest concert

Thu, Jan 12, 2017 - 7:30am

By Lucinda Breeding

Two University of North Texas alumni will get the spotlight during the Denton Black Film Festival.

Established Dallas neo-soul musican Quentin Moore opens for headliner Ashleigh Smith at 8 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St.

The film festival takes a page out of another local film festival — Thin Line — by including music in the proceedings.

Moore is a fluent musician who has played all the instruments on some of his recordings, and a polished singer who draws from old-school R&B and soul to craft original songs that are a rare concoction of...

Tags: Alumni, UNT

Months in the making

Thu, Jan 12, 2017 - 7:14am

Choreographer William “Bill” Evans leads rehearsals for University of North Texas dance students in September, in preparation for the faculty dance concert on Feb. 9-12. The concert, “Standing on Shoulders,” will feature original dance works choreographed by guest artist Evans and teachers from UNT’s Department of Dance and Theatre. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Feb. 9-11 and 2 p.m. Feb. 12 in the University Theater, 1179 Union Circle. Tickets cost $10 for the general public, and $7.50 for students, UNT faculty, staff and seniors. For tickets, call 940-565-2428, email or visit http://danceandtheatre. unt....

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