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Campbellsville University's Department of Art to host "unrequited," Azucena Trejo Williams solo exhibit

Wed, Oct 22, 2014 - 11:01am

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY (10/22/2014)(readMedia)-- Campbellsville University's Department of Art will host "unrequited," a solo exhibition by Azucena Trejo Williams Oct. 27-Nov. 14 at the Pence- Chowning Art Gallery located at 205 University Drive, Campbellsville.

An exhibition reception will be Monday, Nov. 3 from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. with an artist talk at 5:30 p.m. at the Susan Kirkland Tesseneer Art Studio at 201 University Drive, Campbellsville. The public is invited to both the reception, talk and exhibit free of charge.

Trejo Williams' installation showcases three works that explores the essence of communication...

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Study Examines Moms, Cell Phones, and Baby

Wed, Oct 22, 2014 - 10:58am

A University of North Texas doctoral student noted something interesting in the way parents are interacting with their children. More properly stated, over several days at several venues, Cory Kildare observed how parents appear to be ignoring their sweet babies in favor of multi-tasking on smart phones. Like any good educational psychologist, she proposed to turn these observations into her doctoral dissertation. For Kildare’s study, “Infants’ Perceptions of Mothers’ Phone Use,” she is recruiting 50 moms with infants 3- to 6-months old to participate.

A plethora of data exist on how children’s use of technology affects...

Football prepares for North Texas after win

Wed, Oct 22, 2014 - 10:47am

Coming off a bye week and riding a three-game winning streak, the Rice University football team (3-3, 1-1 C-USA) returns home this weekend to face the University of North Texas.

 

 

Despite starting off the season with three consecutive losses, the Owls have rebounded to even their record midway through the season. After averaging 23 points per game across the three losses, the Owls have averaged nearly 37 points per game over the past three games while holding their opponents to just over 19 points per game.

 

UNT (2-5, 0-3 C-USA) is currently...

"Ahead of the Curve": Popular Denton Bars Ban Smoking

Wed, Oct 22, 2014 - 10:45am

Many students returning to the University of North Texas in Denton this fall were surprised to find some of their favorite bars along Fry Street adorned with "No Smoking" signs — but their owners think their new policy could herald a broader smoking ban to come.

Lucky Lou’s, Riprocks Bar and Grill and Cool Beans collectively made the move in August to go smoke-free indoors.

"We decided together,” said Riprocks' general manager Blake Jutton. “It was just: 'The curve is coming. We're going to get ahead of the curve.'"

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UNT notebook: UNT longs for days of better defense

Wed, Oct 22, 2014 - 10:43am

There was a time not too long ago when North Texas posted its best performance in decades in terms of containing an opponent’s running game.

SMU is a passing team by nature, but did at least try to run the ball at the Mean Green 14 times Sept. 6 only to come away with eight measly yards, the lowest total posted against UNT since 1991.

At this point, UNT would settle for anything remotely close to that level of play heading into a game against Rice on Saturday in Houston.

The Mean Green (2-5) sit at 0-3 in Conference USA play and have struggled to contain opponents’ running attacks in each of their last three...

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