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Fatihaat Ismail dreams big
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by Ariyike Lateef

Sixteen-year-old Fatihaat Ismail, coor­dinator of Great Leading Africa Minds (GLAM), over the weekend in Lagos hosted a youth development programme to promote music, dance, and fashion.

Fatihaat, a student of University of North Texas (UNT), Denton, United States of America, who is currently in Nigeria for her summer holiday used the event to encourage and motivate youths to nurture their talents in order to be independent and become useful members of the society.

Among others, the event provided lots of thrills, glamour and excitement for parents, guardians and children. It also...

Students learn ins and outs of Constitution
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by Jenna Duncan

As hundreds of students walked through the doors of the auditorium at the University of North Texas, each received a free pocket-sized U.S. Constitution.

Then they listened as representatives from the Liberty Institute, a nonprofit that is “committed to defending and restoring religious liberty across America,” and the American Civil Liberties Union, a nonprofit that defends individual rights, spoke about First Amendment protections and religious freedom.

The discussion, sponsored by the Honors College and Department of Political Science, was held so students could learn different perspectives...

UNT's downrown gallery resumes weekly shows
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By Lucinda Breeding

Now that class has begun at the University of North Texas, a downtown venue kicks off its two-month series of free jazz concerts. The series runs through Oct. 29.

UNT on the Square, a gallery and performance space, resumes its free Thursday Night Music series tonight with a performance by the UNT Vocal Jazz TF Quartet. The ensemble is made up of teaching fellows in the vocal jazz program in the College of Music. Expect smooth, intricate harmonies and possible a capella work.

The music runs from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays at the gallery, 109 N. Elm St. on the downtown Square.

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University of North Texas plans innovative, jobs-focused satellite campus in Frisco
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By William Taylor

Much like the developers behind the $5 billion mile, the president of the University of North Texas looks at Frisco and envisions a spectacular future.

“Ten years down the line, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a campus that has between 5,000 and 10,000 students, so while we are dreaming, we might as well dream big,” said Neal Smatresk, president of UNT, the flagship campus of the UNT System.

He envisions a Frisco satellite campus with an “edgy vibe,” an incubator of education innovation preparing students for the diversity of business, communication and technological skills needed to serve...

UNT plans for a satellite campus in Frisco
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By Nicole Luna

The University of North Texas is under negotiations for about 30,000 square feet of space for a new satellite campus at 2811 Internet Blvd. in Hall Office Park, just across from developments in Frisco’s $5 Billion Mile.

The satellite campus will be the stepping stone for UNT in Frisco.

“Pending the success of our launch, we’ll be starting to look at plans for building a permanent campus [in Frisco],” UNT President Neal Smatresk said.

The satellite campus will accommodate 500 students and will focus on business communication and technology.

Set to have a soft launch in January, the...