Mother Courage, a review of "The Mother of Us All"

by J. Robin Coffelt

Denton — There were plenty of moments in Friday’s performance of Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein’s opera The Mother of Us All, directed by David Ward, when it was easy to forget we were hearing a student performance. The University of North Texas is home to the second-largest College of Music in the United States. (The largest is at Indiana University.) So listeners have been spoiled to expect fine performances. Listeners were reminded of the musicians’ youth, however, only through tells such as an unlined face emerging from under a gray-streaked wig. Their musicianship was...

10 Colleges That Attract the Most Transfer Students

Tue, Feb 16, 2016 - 8:00am

Not everyone finds their ideal college the first time around. For some students, transferring to another institution might be the best bet.

More than a third of the 3.6 million students who entered college for the first time in fall 2008 ended up transferring to another institution at least once in the next six years, according to a ...

Texas colleges surge in popularity among foreign students

Thu, Jan 21, 2016 - 8:00am

AUSTIN - Yujin Cho won admission to Purdue University’s doctoral physics program, but she did some research before leaving South Korea and decided that West Lafayette, Indiana, sounded too remote.

Cho, 26, instead chose the University of Texas, where classes resumed this week. She admitted to being surprised by the Austin landscape when she arrived.

“I expected cactus, not green things. I was impressed," she said.

Now a third-year graduate student, Cho is among a fast-growing number of students who travel from homes overseas to study in places they've only imagined in the United States.


Locals honored at UNT; and other college and university briefs

Thu, Jan 21, 2016 - 12:30pm

University of North Texas

DENTON - A number of Texoma-area residents were among University of North Texas students named to either the President’s or the Dean’s lists for the fall 2015 semester. To be named to the President’s List, undergraduates must complete at least 12 academic hours with a perfect grade point average of 4.0. For the Dean’s List, undergraduates must complete at least 12 academic hours with a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9.

President’s List: Katharine Solomon of Collinsville; Brittany Armstrong, Bryan Batts, Jared Nassoy, Kayla Piper, Sarah Vogel and Deanna Wood of Denison; Brittany Beaty of...

UNT signee putting up big numbers

By Brett Vito

The UNT men’s basketball team is off to a pretty good start in Conference USA play after winning two out of its first three games in the league season.

The Mean Green also have some help on the way heading into next season in the form of guard A.J. Lawson. He’s putting up some good numbers in high school this year.

On the football front, there are a series of season-in-review pieces that came out today following Alabama’s win over Clemson in the national title game.

USA Today ...