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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Up in the sky, it’s ‘supermoon’

Thu, Sep 27, 2018 - 8:20pm

by Michael E. Young

It will loom large as it rises in the east Sunday evening and grow more spectacular as it tracks across the southern sky, shifting from bright white to a deep red beneath the Earth’s shadow during the first “supermoon” total eclipse in more than three decades.

And local astronomers stand ready to provide the best view possible of an event that won’t be repeated until 2033.

Members of the Texas Astronomical Society and Brookhaven College will host a watch party Sunday night at the college in Farmers Branch; the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s Noble Planetarium will provide up-...

UNT signs lease for satellite campus

Mon, Oct 5, 2015 - 9:00am

by Nicole Luna

The University of North Texas has signed a lease with Hall Office Park for its new satellite campus in Frisco.

UNT plans for a soft launch in January, and the campus will do some basic program development work with corporations in Frisco between October and January, UNT President Neal Smatresk said.

The campus will accommodate 500 students and will focus on business communication and technology programs.

The university leased 36,600 square feet of office space in Hall Office Park that will cost $25.50 a square foot, UNT confirmed Oct. 2.

For each year until June 2021 the rent will...

Portable generator on hand at UNT’s GAB

Mon, Oct 5, 2015 - 5:25am

by Alejandro Medellin

Despite recent renovations on campus, the University of North Texas’ General Academic Building is experiencing power failures that have prompted the university to seek alternative solutions.

UNT has rented a portable generator from Cummins Power to power the building in case of emergency.

A permanent generator failed to power the building during an outage earlier in the semester. Vincent Stippec, utilities manager at the facilities department, said UNT installed the portable generator on Sept. 11 and ran it for five days.

The portable generator is not running now, but is on hand...

Room for all

Sun, Oct 4, 2015 - 10:24pm

by Rhiannon Saegert

A pay-what-you-can restaurant with limited hours and an ever-changing menu has made its home in a small pink house in Southeast Denton.

Dorothy’s Kitchen Table is run by eight or so co-owners and roughly a dozen volunteers who create, cook and serve a four-course meal of mostly donated food several times a week. The restaurant is on Robertson Street near Fred Moore High School.

The menu is set ahead of time and changes weekly, but co-owner Hannah Loveland said the idea is to provide leisurely, healthy meals from as many local and organic sources as possible.

“We wanted to have a...

Vietnam veterans discuss war and relativity to modern conflicts during symposium at A&M-Central Texas

Sun, Oct 4, 2015 - 4:30am

by David Bryant

Vietnam War veterans and military history experts gathered to discuss the war and the 40-year anniversary of the fall of Saigon, the official ending of American involvement in the conflict, during a Central Texas Military History Symposium held Saturday at Texas A&M University-Central Texas in Killeen.

History students, military veterans and Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets listened to back-to-back panels consisting of retired officer and enlisted personnel who served in Vietnam before hearing from keynote speaker Dr. Lewis “Bob” Sorley, a West Point graduate who served in Vietnam with tank...