Texas Girl Scout secures historical marker for 1914 UNL graduate

Wed, Nov 4, 2015 - 11:00pm

by Emma Olson

One University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate earned herself a historical marker this past weekend.

Beulah Harriss graduated from the UNL in 1914 and moved to Denton, Texas, to begin her teaching career.

She began at North Texas Normal College, which is now the University of North Texas. Harriss started her teaching career with physical education and eventually expanded to teach Swedish and German gymnastics. She was the first female physical education teacher for the college. Harris also coached every sport except football.

Harriss used her time in Denton to form the first Girl Scout troop...

Blue Bell ice cream returns to North Texas stores

Mon, Nov 2, 2015 - 6:00am

by Gordon Dickson

SOUTHLAKE - Bryan McLarty let out a bellowing “Hoo-rah!” as he made his way to the checkout counter about 5:30 a.m. Monday at a Kroger supermarket in Southlake.

He was the first customer to buy Blue Bell ice cream at the store, since the Brenham-based company was forced to shut down production because of a food-borne illness scandal. But like many loyal fans of the frozen treat, McLarty had put the controversy behind him and was ready to celebrate with four half-gallons.

“I’ve been waiting six or seven months for this,” proclaimed McLarty, 51, who owns Big Fish BBQ and Catering Co. Then he...

What Is Art School For?

Tue, Sep 29, 2015 - 5:00am

by Liz Mitchell

“You may think that the Art College is very free and easy. But it is not.”

This statement was made nearly 50 years ago, by the Association of Members of Hornsey College of Art (1968). Earlier this year, it appeared in big vinyl lettering on a gallery wall at Manchester School of Art. I saw it in July, reviewing the exhibition We Want People Who Can Draw, and it has stayed with me ever since. The new academic year is just beginning at Manchester and with it, my...

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Professor discusses human trafficking

Tue, Sep 29, 2015 - 5:00am

by Sarah Gutierrez

Slavery is a topic discussed in history books – one that many think of as a practice of the past. On the contrary, there are between 27 and 36 million people living in slavery today, according to The Walk Free Foundation.

The Brookhaven College Institute of Political Studies hosted an event Sept. 17 to discuss human trafficking and slavery in the modern age in conjunction with the Open Book Project, held in the Performance Hall. Ahad Hayaud-Din, department chair and professor of political science at Brookhaven, said the event was the most highly attended to date.

Dr. Jacqueline DeMeritt,...

Artistic travels

Tue, Sep 22, 2015 - 2:27pm

by Kimberly Diggs

Composer/musician Claudia Howard Queen of the University of North Texas will give American insights for music-dance collaboration when she travels to Taipei, Taiwan, in November as part of her third Fulbright Specialist award.

Queen, associate professor of music for dance at UNT, will teach dancers how to work effectively with a musician in an improvisational dance concert setting. She also will perform with members of Ku & Dancers, Taiwan’s most noted improvisational dance company, as part of iDance Taipei 2015.

The Fulbright Specialist program, which complements the Fulbright Scholar...