UNT's downrown gallery resumes weekly shows

By Lucinda Breeding

Now that class has begun at the University of North Texas, a downtown venue kicks off its two-month series of free jazz concerts. The series runs through Oct. 29.

UNT on the Square, a gallery and performance space, resumes its free Thursday Night Music series tonight with a performance by the UNT Vocal Jazz TF Quartet. The ensemble is made up of teaching fellows in the vocal jazz program in the College of Music. Expect smooth, intricate harmonies and possible a capella work.

The music runs from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays at the gallery, 109 N. Elm St. on the downtown Square.

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Professor discusses near death studies at international conference

At a recent International Assocation for Near Death Studies conference, Jan Holden, chair of UNT's Department of Counseling and Higher Education, was a featured counseling expert on a Chinese television station based in Houston. The broadcast is in Chinese.

Watch it here.


Making the case for Black with a capital B. Again.

Sun, Aug 23, 2015 - 9:06pm

By Meredith Clark

When I opened the door to my office after a summer doing research and writing far away from campus, it was there: The 2015 Associated Press Stylebook.

It was like Christmas morning for a copy editor, though the book had probably been there since its release in May. As always, I flipped through it to read new entries and see if there’d been any update to a particular entry, this year on page 30.

There hadn’t. The b in Black is still lowercase, according to the AP.

Perhaps it’s a quibble to some, but the decision to keep the descriptor in its lowercase form is a niggling reminder of the...

Statewide Quail Symposium fast approaches

Wed, Sep 9, 2015 - 12:00pm

ABILENE – Time is drawing near for the Statewide Quail Symposium,to be conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Sept. 16-18 in Albany and Abilene, coordinators said.

           Activities will begin with a pre-symposium tour of the Trail Ranch located one mile south of Albany just off U.S. Highway 283. The tour will befrom 1-5:30 p.m. Sept. 16 and signs will be posted.

           Activities Sept. 17 and 18 will take place at the MCM Elegante, 4250 Ridgemont Drive, Abilene.


Prospects for peace between India and Pakistan

Sat, Aug 22, 2015 - 10:26pm

http://www.urduvoa.com/media/video/radio-on-tv/2928352.html?z=4412&zp=1 (The interview is in Urdu, the national language of Pakistan and an official language in India.)