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Thin Line Film Fest to screen feature film by UNT Media Arts chair
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Fri, Jan 29, 2016

UNT Media Arts Chair Eugene Martin will screen his feature film "Marisol" at Denton's Thin Line Film Fest Feb. 17-21.

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Fort Worth mother overcomes challenges, graduates from UNT
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Mon, Dec 21, 2015 - 12:00pm

by Sarah Bahari

On graduation day, Darla Ray wept.

Thirty years had passed since the Fort Worth woman took her first college course, and now the tears would not stop.

Not when she slipped on the green graduation gown on a recent afternoon or when her youngest daughter helped her across the stage at the University of North Texas. Not when she embraced her parents or when her oldest daughter flew in from North Carolina and surprised her at the ceremony.

“I had to find a reason to live and get out of bed, or I knew I wouldn’t live much longer,” Ray said. “My daughters were my primary motivation, and I...

The NRF Foundation to award 25 outstanding students for its Next Generation Scholarship
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Mon, Dec 14, 2015 - 9:00am

The NRF Foundation will award $125,000 in scholarships to 25 outstanding students as a part of its Next Generation Scholarship program. Today, the NRF Foundation has named the top five finalists, who will interview with a panel of executive judges to determine the four $10,000 scholarship recipients and the top $25,000 recipient of the Next Generation Scholarship.

The top recipient will be revealed on stage in front of hundreds of retail CEOs and retail insiders at the NRF Foundation Gala in New York City on Sunday, January 17, 2016.

The five finalists for the 2016 NRF Next Generation Scholarship are:

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UNT Mom Graduates Despite Illness and Late Start
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Thu, Dec 10, 2015 - 11:17pm

By Brian Scott

A single mother and now University of North Texas graduate is beating the odds after nearly losing her life.

Darla Ray will get her degree at Friday's UNT commencement ceremony after becoming a well-known figure to many on campus.

Ray spent the last few years living in the dorms on campus and attending classes and study groups, though as a 49-year-old mother of two, she is clearly not the typical student.

Ray divorced when both of her daughters were still young...

Students place first in annual competition
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Tue, Oct 6, 2015 - 9:56pm

At the Intermodal Association of North America’s annual challenge, students from UNT once again placed first in the case competition.

The organization holds an annual Intermodal EXPO Academic Challenge for university students across the state, where students have less than a month to solve an industry problem. For this competition, students presented on how to attract more people to the truck driving industry.

The winning team was composed of UNT seniors Mary Catherine Schoals of Flower Mound; Ripley Wren of Saginaw; and Laura Catalina Quinones Rios of Medellin, Colombia.