Texas university cuts tuition for neighboring Oklahomans

Tue, Jan 27, 2015 - 10:08am

Starting in Fall 2015, Oklahoma residents pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the University of North Texas will no longer pay the out-of-state tuition rate.

The new Oklahoma Tuition Rate is roughly half the cost of nonresident (out-of-state) tuition at UNT – $5,602.70 for 15 semester credit hours in 2014-15. The nonresident rate, currently paid by Oklahoma residents, is $10,282.70 for 15 semester credit hours. More information can be found at ...

University of North Texas looks to lure Oklahoma students

Tue, Jan 27, 2015 - 10:04am

Officials at the University of North Texas hope to lure students from Oklahoma to the Denton campus by cutting their out-of-state tuition in half.


Starting in the fall of 2015, Oklahoma residents pursuing a bachelor’s degree at UNT will pay the new Oklahoma tuition rate, which is much closer to the rate Texans pay, UNT President Neal Smatresk said Monday.

“We’re very interested in recruiting bright students from Oklahoma,” said Smatresk, adding it’s time to correct the “unfavorable balance of trade.”

He said 74 undergraduate students from Oklahoma currently attend UNT, located 37 miles south of the...

Heights student one of several honored in essay contest

Mon, Jan 19, 2015 - 12:04pm

Mason De Leon, a Harker Heights High School senior, was honored Jan. 10 for receiving first place in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3892 oral essay contest.

De Leon’s essay will be recognized again Saturday for advancing to second place at the district level, said Daryl Foss, senior vice commander of Harker Heights based VFW Post 3892.

Post 3892 falls in with about 12 other posts District 14, which is from Marble Heights to Temple, to Lampasas to Gatesville, Foss said.

“We give out awards locally at the post, and then the post winners go to the district competition,” he said. “And then district winners go...

Researchers study the effects of alcohol on exercise

Mon, Jan 19, 2015 - 11:45am

Some say it's a no-brainer: the gym and the bar don't mix, but University of North Texas researchers think there may be more to it that.

"We're interested in how does alcohol affect the body's ability to recover after exercise," said Dr. Jakob Vingren of UNT's Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation.

One thing about alcohol and working out is known. People do combine the two and still find success in the gym.

"People that exercise drink as much or more than people that don't exercise. That's pretty clear from large national surveys," said Vingren.

So far, however, there's been little...

Arlington school district, UNT announce early admission program for juniors

Mon, Jan 19, 2015 - 11:22am

The University of North Texas and the Arlington school district announced the launch this week of Eagle Advantage, a guaranteed early admission program for high-achieving high school juniors.

Juniors who rank in the top 20 percent of their class will earn guaranteed admission to UNT. Qualifying members of the Class of 2015 will also earn guaranteed admission.

The university plans to expand the Eagle Advantage program into other North Texas school districts.

“This program is part of our commitment to being the University of North Texas for North Texas and a great education partner,” UNT President Neal Smatresk...