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...

UNT Students 'Suit Up' in Free Business-Wear

Tue, Nov 3, 2015 - 6:43pm

by Brian Scott

Campus leaders at the University of North Texas hope to give students an answer to a common college problem: getting a career without the budget to afford a suit.

On Tuesday, the campus Career Center hosted their first ever “Suit Up” event.

For months, center leaders have been collecting second-hand suits, business attire and accessories to offer up at the event.

Students lined up before the doors even opened at 9 a.m. to get the...

UNT students partner with Denison to repair homes

Fri, Oct 30, 2015 - 6:38pm

by Rebecca Lex

SHERMAN, TX-- Several houses in one Texoma town will soon see a little home improvement after a North Texas University offered to pitch in to help.

A class at the University of North Texas is trying to round up volunteers who can help fix up Denison.  

With limited resources and money the city of Denison is trying to find ways to grow and improve their neighborhoods. That's where students in the Masters of Public Administration Program at the University of North Texas come in.

"Gabe was really interested in us helping Denison put together a database of organizations and people...