Student Activities/Organizations

Nepal’s quake death toll tops 4,000

Tue, Apr 28, 2015 - 11:02am

As the death toll from Nepal’s devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter pleaded Monday for food, shelter and medicine.

Help poured in after Saturday’s magnitude-7.8 quake, with countries large and small sending medical and rescue teams, aircraft and basic supplies. The small airport in the capital of Kathmandu was congested and chaotic, with some flights forced to turn back early in the day.

Buildings in parts of the city were reduced to rubble, and there were shortages of food, fuel, electricity and shelter. As bodies were recovered,...

Korean War Vet Inducted into UNT Kappa Sigma Frat

Sun, Apr 19, 2015 - 11:58pm

It only took 63 years, but life-long North Texan Jack Marr officially became a brother in the Kappa Sigma fraternity at the University of North Texas Saturday morning.

Now in his mid-80's, Marr entered the fraternity in 1950 when it did not yet have a national affiliation and was simply called the Falcon Fraternity. It was his senior year of 1952 when the group was accepted into Kappa Sigma.

At that point Marr's class of brothers began initiating into the newly formed chapter, but he was answering another call.


Tinseltown goes talkie

Thu, Apr 16, 2015 - 10:20am

Next weekend, the University of North Texas Department of Dance and Theatre opens Once in a Lifetime, a comedy by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.

The play is set in 1927 Hollywood, when the movie industry is on the cusp of the “talkie” revolution. The show puts characters on a collision course, complete with physical comedy, wit and one-liners.

The play will be guest-directed by Susan Sargeant, the award-winning artistic director of WingSpan Theatre Company. A symposium on “Hollywood’s Transition to Sound Filmmaking” will accompany the event at 5 p.m. April 28 in Room 184 of the UNT’s Radio, TV, Film and...

35Express hosts tree planting event

Mon, Apr 6, 2015 - 7:49am

The 35Express Project team hosted a community tree planting event to prepare for the reopening of Copperas Branch Park East on the shores of Lewisville Lake on March 28. The 25-acre park is located in Lewisville east of the Lewisville Lake Bridge. Denton County Commissioner Bobbie Mitchell co-hosted the event. Dozens of volunteers from Keep Lewisville Beautiful, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and students from the University of North Texas’ Big Event planted nearly 200 trees in the park.

The 35Express crews removed undesirable or invasive trees and shrubs earlier this year as a part of the environmental mitigation plan for...

Chetna gala marks 10 years of aiding South Asian abuse victims

Thu, Apr 2, 2015 - 10:15am

Chetna is a Richardson-based nonprofit that helps local South Asian victims of domestic abuse. Founded in 2005, the organization offers peer support, counseling, community education and outreach. Its volunteers operate a toll-free hotline, provide shelter referrals, run meal programs and provide transportation assistance.

To celebrate 10 years of community service, supporters will hold Chetna’s annual gala, with the theme “The Power of Ten,” at 6 p.m. April 25 at the InterContinental Dallas hotel, 15201 Dallas Parkway in Addison.

The keynote speaker will be Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo. Born in India, Nooyi earned a...