Graduate School

UNT Grad Student won Wheel of Fortune
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Fri, Jan 31, 2014 - 12:36pm

Katie Hoody, a UNT graduate student studying musicology, won Wheel of Fortune Thursday night. To watch the full video, click here.

A Love of Literacy
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Mon, Jan 6, 2014 - 2:01pm

Need a good book to read? University of Texas at Brownsville professors John A. Cook and William Strong have you covered. 

Outside of their day jobs, the two longtime friends host a show on KMBH radio 88 FM called “Good Books Radio,” where they interview first-rate authors from all over the United States, and sometimes the world, for 30 minutes of uninterrupted, no-commercial book talk.

The show airs four times a week — at noon and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, and again at 6 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday — and can also be heard on the “Good Books Radio” Facebook page or YouTube channel.

For about the last seven...

Robert Trusko is Writing Songs Based on What People Want to Do Before They Die
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Thu, Oct 31, 2013 - 12:48pm

The "Before I Die" project allows communities all over the world to share some of their deepest, dearest and even darkest fears, thoughts and goals about their own mortality and the things they are doing before life catches up with them.

University of North Texas music composition master's student Robert Trusko wants to bring one to his neck of the woods but he has an interesting twist for Denton's "Before I Die" wall.

"What I plan to do is create one of these walls in Denton, put it in a few public locations and have people write on it," Trusko said in a video for...

Dallas County district clerk’s office employee charged with theft
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Tue, Oct 22, 2013 - 1:12pm

A collections supervisor in the Dallas County district clerk’s office has been charged with stealing between $20,000 and $100,000 in county government revenue.

Shundra Young, who worked in the office’s trust, accounting and collections department, was arrested last week on a felony charge of theft by a public servant. Officials said the 32-year-old is suspected of voiding receipts from cash transactions and pocketing the money.

The incident comes two years after a former district clerk manager and her boyfriend were caught stealing more than $100,000 in cash and checks from a vault at the criminal courthouse.

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Personal approach sets program apart
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Tue, Sep 24, 2013 - 1:35pm

The Denton County Office of History and Culture and the University of North Texas are teaming up on a new community history project, and Denton residents will soon be invited to participate.

It’s called the History Harvest program, and organizers tell us that the goal is to build a digital museum.

“The purpose of this nonprofit project is trying to strengthen community ties and continue recording Denton’s history,” said Chelsea Stallings, a UNT graduate student.

The date and time of the harvest is still being worked out, but on the appointed day, Denton residents will be asked to bring in items of historical...