New degree program starting this fall

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved a new degree plan at UNT: a bachelor’s degree in public health.

Classes for the new program will start this fall, and applications are open.

Jennifer Edwards is now the degree plan’s coordinator. This is the seventh program in the College of Education, and will have different focuses such as population studies and biological sciences.

UNT College of Music assistant professor tasked with choosing top trumpets for southcentral US

Internationally renowned musician and University of North Texas College of Music Assistant Professor of Trumpet Jason Bergman has been chosen to take part in the Bach Artist Select program for Conn-Selmer Inc. As such, he was asked to hand select the top 14 Bach trumpets to be sold in a region that includes Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

"This is the first year for this exciting program," Bergman said. "I'm fortunate to be the first trumpet artist the Bach representatives selected from our area."

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Boulder University Memorial Center executive director to be new associate vice chancellor

Fri, Jan 8, 2016 - 8:00am

by Tom Hutton

A veteran student services administrator will join UCCS as associate vice chancellor in the Division of Administration and Finance March 1.

Carlos García, executive director, University Memorial Center, CU Boulder, was named associate vice chancellor Jan. 7 following a national search. As associate vice chancellor, García will have budget management responsibility for auxiliary and general fund departments and will supervise five directors responsible for campus operations that include retail services, Family Development Center, Housing and Residential Life, University Center, Ent Center for the Arts,...

Investigation of Dallas-Area Dam Shows Serious Trouble

Wed, Dec 16, 2015 - 7:54pm

There is no doubt about it – America is in need of infrastructure repair. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ latest infrastructure report card, U.S. infrastructure was given a D+ and the country’s crumbling levee and dam system was noted in particular.

That danger is more apparent than ever for the over 400,000 people living downstream from the Lewisville Lake Dam in North Texas. Engineers are saying that dam is a ticking time bomb if nothing is to prevent its breach.

George Getschow, a ...

UNT faculty member and alumni receive Grammy nominations

Well, the University of North Texas will be well represented at this year's Grammy awards. They have five alumni and one faculty member nominated. According to the Denton Record Chronicle, they have five alumni and one faculty member nominated. Jazz professor Rich DeRosa was nominated and the band Snarky Puppy is made up of UNT alums so they're nominated as is Don Henley, an alumnus and member of the Eagles. So good luck to them.