Soldier continues Family’s legacy of military service

Wed, Dec 2, 2015 - 8:00am
by Staff Sgt. Mark A. Moore II   There was a point in Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Mims’ life, when, with the encouragement of his father, he nearly severed their Family’s historical military ties. It was 2004, and the U.S. had recently begun combat operations in Iraq. The initiative to overthrow a dictator accused of hiding weapons of mass destruction further divided America's military power across Asia, in what would become the longest period of ground operations since Vietnam. “The country had just gone to war with Iraq, and Brandon had just started a family,” said his father, Philip Mims. “In my estimation, we...

H.S. wind symphonies to join UNT in concert

Sat, Nov 21, 2015 - 10:19pm

Wind symphonies from Southwest High School in Fort Worth and Flower Mound High School will join the University of North Texas Wind Symphony for a preview concert before all three symphonies travel to Chicago for the 69th Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference.

The preview concert will be at 1 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Winspear Performance Hall in the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 Interstate 35 Frontage Road.

Directors from the three high school bands will conduct the performances at UNT. The bands will perform “Three Preludes” by George Gershwin, “Riften Wed” by Julie Giroux and “Masks...

Former University of North Texas exchange student killed in Paris attacks

Mon, Nov 16, 2015 - 7:36am

An exchange student who attended the University of North Texas in 2007 was among those killed in Friday’s Paris terror attacks.

François Xavier Prévost, who attended North Texas in fall 2007 according to the university, was killed at the Bataclan theater. The theater was the site of the deadliest attack Friday night, with terrorists holding the audience hostage and murdering many people until police raided the building.

“Our condolences go to his friends and family...

Gallery walls turned over to UNT faculty, staff

Thu, Nov 12, 2015 - 8:55am

The University of North Texas’ annual College of Visual Arts and Design Faculty and Staff Exhibition opens tonight with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St.

The exhibit, which runs through Dec. 10, includes ceramics, jewelry, metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and fashion design by 34 faculty and staff members.

Two new faculty members, assistant professor of studio arts and sculpture Alicia Eggert and senior lecturer in figure drawing Christian Fagerland, will display their art in the show.

Eggert will display her piece The Sun, which...

Boomerangs: They’re heading back to college for retraining, a financial boost and personal fulfillment

Mon, Nov 9, 2015 - 4:03pm

by Hanah Cho

At 53, Doug Milbauer found himself in an unusual place in his life: Staying up late and cramming for tests as an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Austin.

A serial entrepreneur who started multiple companies, Milbauer went back to school four years ago. Not only did he earn a bachelor’s degree — fulfilling a “bucket list” to finish college — but Milbauer also got two master’s degrees at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Now 57, Milbauer is pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Texas at Dallas’ School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences to become a professor....