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....

At long last, UNT debuts union

Fri, Nov 6, 2015 - 11:50pm

by Jenna Duncan

Students might not be able to get their Starbucks coffee just yet in the University of North Texas’ student union, but they finally can go inside the new building Monday.

Offices are moving into the University Union through this weekend to prepare for the building’s first day open, said Zane Reif, the union director.

“All of the lounge spaces, student affairs offices and potentially some of the food will be open,” he said. “We’re about 90 to 95 percent done.”

Other sections of the union won’t be open until later this semester or in January, including Barnes & Noble and Starbucks....

6 Ways Libraries are Innovating for the Future

Tue, Nov 3, 2015 - 12:00pm

We are pleased to share with you the six winning photos of the 2015 Charleston Photo Contest. In honor of the conference’s theme, “Where do we go from here,” we asked this year’s contest entrants to send us a photo showing how their libraries are innovating for the future.

First place winner Emily Correa, Evening Library Clerk at Blue Ridge Community College’s Houff Library, will receive a travel grant for the 2016 Charleston...