Greek groups break homecoming tradition, donate to playground

Thu, Oct 15, 2015 - 5:37am

by Julian Gill

All of the Greek fraternity floats at the University of North Texas homecoming parade Saturday were decorated with themed paintings and pomp, except for one.

Members of Zeta Tau Alpha, Pi Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Phi fraternities chose to forgo the tradition of decorating their parade float this year. Instead, they decided to donate the time and money they usually spend on the project to the new Eureka 2 playground at South Lakes Park.

“Instead of building something that lasts a day, we wanted to build something that lasts a lifetime,” said John Andrews, president of the UNT chapter of Delta...

In Pearl’s memory

Thu, Oct 8, 2015 - 7:17am

The Lewisville Lake Symphony will present a free piano concert Friday evening in Flower Mound as part of Daniel Pearl World Music Days.

Daniel Pearl, The Wall Street Journal’s South Asia bureau chief, was killed by terrorists in Pakistan in 2002. Pearl also trained as a classical violinist. In October, more than 2,000 concerts will be held worldwide in his memory.

Pianist Nathan Ryland, a junior at the University of North Texas, will perform pieces by Beethoven, Liszt and Rachmaninoff.

Ryland performed with the UNT Symphony Orchestra as the piano winner of the 2014-15 UNT Concerto Competition,...

Executive and Scholar lectures start Thursday

Tue, Oct 6, 2015 - 9:56pm

Myron E. Ullman III, executive chairman and board member of J.C. Penney, will speak to UNT students Thursday as the first guest for the Executive + Scholar Lecture Series.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday in the ballroom at the UNT Gateway Center, 801 N. Texas Blvd.

The lecture, which is open to the public, is titled “Adversity is a Great Teacher.” Shah Karim, CEO of SafeRock, will join Ullman for a question-and-answer session.

UNT students can attend the lecture for free, while tickets for general admission are $50. College students who attend other universities can get discounted tickets for $25...

Room for all

Sun, Oct 4, 2015 - 10:24pm

by Rhiannon Saegert

A pay-what-you-can restaurant with limited hours and an ever-changing menu has made its home in a small pink house in Southeast Denton.

Dorothy’s Kitchen Table is run by eight or so co-owners and roughly a dozen volunteers who create, cook and serve a four-course meal of mostly donated food several times a week. The restaurant is on Robertson Street near Fred Moore High School.

The menu is set ahead of time and changes weekly, but co-owner Hannah Loveland said the idea is to provide leisurely, healthy meals from as many local and organic sources as possible.

“We wanted to have a...

Three-Peat: University of North Texas wins IANA's fifth annual Student Competition

The student team fielded by the University of North Texas (UNT) won the Intermodal Association of North America's (IANA) fifth Intermodal EXPO Academic Challenge, earning the university its third consecutive victory. The competition is an integral part of IANA's Scholarship Award Program, allowing students the opportunity to apply classroom learning to real-world intermodal issues.

"Our annual student competition, held during the Intermodal EXPO, is a wonderful opportunity for industry executives to observe the next generation of intermodal transportation leaders as they display their insight and knowledge," said Joni...