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...

Meet the MLS vexillologist who makes original team flags as a hobby

Tue, Sep 29, 2015 - 5:00am

by Nichole Haase

At 21 years old, college student John Lenard has already found a way to marry two of his strongest passions. He’s brought a lifelong interest in vexillology – the scientific study of the history, symbolism, and usage of flags – with a relatively more recent love for MLS.

The result? A collection of creative custom team flag designs catching fire in popularity on North American soccer fan forums. Check out, for example, this one, for Lenard’s home team, FC Dallas:

Born in raised in the area, Lenard’s gateway into his hobby came when he discovered the team during the 2010 MLS Cup Final. That’s...

Volunteers register student voters at UNT

Tue, Sep 22, 2015 - 11:03pm

by Julian Gill and Rhiannon Saegert

For National Voter Registration Day, the Denton chapter of the League of Women Voters helped University of North Texas students get registered for the upcoming election year.

Julie Leuzinger, political science librarian at UNT and vice president of community relations for the local League of Women Voters chapter, registered 128 student voters between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. — some first-timers, some with new addresses.

She said that sometimes, a lack of information prevents students from voting.

“I did get a lot of questions today about ‘I didn’t even know how to register...