Graduate School

She took the floor with famed Harlem Globetrotters and crowds were hooked

Mon, Oct 3, 2011

In the 1950s, Pearl resident Barbara Leggette toured with the Harlem Globetrotters as part of the all-white Texas Cowgirls. "We got a lot of strange looks," says the Home Depot employee who turned 72 on Wednesday. / Rick Guy/The Clarion-Ledger Written by BILLY WATKINS Clarion-Ledger Staff Writer Filed Under At a glance The Texas Cowgirls - formed in 1949 and disbanded in 1977 - opened for the Harlem Globetrotters, taking on local men s teams - and consistently beating them. After high school, Barbara Leggette took the train to tryouts in Wisconsin. She was the only Southerner selected to the Texas Cowgirls. More Picture this: A...

Faith communities reached out to each other after 9/11

Sat, Sep 10, 2011
12:32 AM CDT on Saturday, September 10, 2011 The parking lot at the Islamic Society of Denton is coated in fine red dust. It blows from a modest pad of construction at the rear of the clean white mosque the oldest mosque in the state of Texas. Dentons Muslim community is growing. Imam Mohamed Fouad, the spiritual leader and teacher of the society, said he asked the societys board if they should invite the local press to cover the recent groundbreaking. He thought it would be a proud moment for the society; a moment to celebrate the growth of the local Muslim community and its plan for classrooms where their children would learn...

Eight Professors Join the Huizenga Business School for the 2011-12 School Year

Fri, Sep 9, 2011

Information contained on this page is provided by companies via press release distributed through PR Newswire, an independent third-party content provider. PR Newswire, WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith.SOURCE Nova Southeastern University - Huizenga School of Business FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) recently welcomed eight professors who joined the school to teach in the 2011-12 school year, which began Monday. The professors joining NSU bring a wide array of expertise, including process...

Maestro's Ball brings pianist Alfred Arjona to solo with Alabama Symphony

Thu, Sep 1, 2011

Alfredo ArjonaThe annual summer-ending fundraiser, "Maestro's Ball," takes place Friday at the Alys Stephens Center. Featuring an hour-long concert, followed by dinner, the gala event is one of the biggest money makers for the Alabama Symphony.Sponsored this year by Connie and Fred McCallum, the event will feature Mexican pianist Alfredo Arjona, a doctoral student at the University of North Texas who didn't start playing until he was 20 and went to win several competitions and awards in the 1990s. He will solo in Manuel de Falla's "Nights in the Gardens of Spain.""Everything is...

UNT among schools to offer Grad Texas program

Wed, Aug 3, 2011

AUSTIN (AP) ? The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has kicked off a campaign for college dropouts to return and earn a bachelor?s degree. The Grad Texas program, announced Tuesday, targets adults who have 90 or more credit hours toward the 120 hours needed for a degree. Eight Texas universities will offer specialized programs with online, compressed and regular course offerings for returning students. The schools are Lamar University, Midwestern State University, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Texas Tech University, University of Houston-Downtown, University of Houston-Clear Lake, the University of...