Greek Life

The South's most beautiful sorority houses

Tue, Aug 25, 2015 - 12:00pm

Chippendale chairs, herringbone floors, and gilt chandeliers: Step inside the secret world of Southern sorority houses, where having professional decorators is the new norm.

New Row Rising: Inside The Long, Slow Struggle Over The Soul Of Greek Life

Wed, Jun 3, 2015 - 1:00pm

Act Natural

Noise that technically qualifies as music booms from the open doorway of the mid-sized Denton tavern and venue known as “Rockin' Rodeo." Heavy bombardments of dad-rock and Jazz-infused synth-pop all but drown out the respective conversations of the 40+ patrons waiting in line outside. Past the building's hideous diarrhea-brown brick exterior, through the double doors leading to the big dome-shaped room that's quickly filling up with audience members, a surprisingly successful benefit concert unfolds.

The man in charge is at the bar, chatting it up with the pretty blonde grad student...

White Cane Day event set for Wednesday

Mon, Oct 13, 2014 - 10:29am

At the lunch hour Wednesday, people will walk around the Denton Square in solidarity with the blind and visually impaired for White Cane Day.

Organizers for the free walk said it’s being done to raise awareness about employment and mobility-related barriers faced by people with disabilities.

Participants in Denton’s fifth annual walk will meet at noon at the University of North Texas on the Square gallery on the corner of North Elm Street and West Hickory Street.

They plan to walk a block to the Denton Courthouse on the Square with personal and borrowed white canes.

The event is hosted by the Denton...

UNT's Greek Life Center - One of the First of its Kind - Offers Space for Sororities, Fraternities, Entire University Community

Thu, Oct 2, 2014 - 12:51pm

DENTON, Texas (UNT) – UNT's newest facility serves the university community and gives members of all 39 fraternities and sororities a place to call home on Greek Row.

The 6,000-square-foot stand-alone Greek Life Center, one of the first of its kind in the country, opened this spring. This fall it begins offering tutoring and other programs for all UNT students through partner organizations such as UNT's Learning Center and Career Center.

Weekly tutoring at the center began Sept. 2, while other programs begin in early October.

The $2.6 million facility, which is aiming for LEED (Leadership in Energy and...

Church won’t be silent on HIV

Tue, Sep 2, 2014 - 12:00pm

A local church will make free HIV testing available during an afternoon program designed to boost understanding and awareness of the virus that can destroy a person’s immune system, making them vulnerable to deadly infections.

About 80 people came out for a similar event last year, according to Mary Taylor, spokeswoman for St. James AME Church. The church is partnering with the Denton County Health Department and the local chapter of Phi Beta Sigma, at the University of North Texas, and other community groups to host this year’s event from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 20.

The church is located at 1107 E. Oak St.