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...

Peace standing tall

Tue, Sep 22, 2015 - 5:21am

UNT International, which serves University of North Texas students from other countries, unveiled a 10-foot-tall “peace pole” on Monday, the United Nations World Day of Peace. The limestone pillar has seven sides bearing the words “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in English, Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Korean and Thai — the top seven languages spoken by UNT students. The pillar stands in front of Marquis Hall, UNT’s newly renovated 1936 building, which was dedicated Monday as the headquarters of UNT International.

Pianist performs free concert as part of Daniel Pearl World Music Days

Most people remember Daniel Pearl as the Wall Street Journal’s South Asia Bureau Chief based in Mumbai, India, who was kidnapped and assassinated by terrorists in Pakistan while working on a story about Al-Qaeda.  Before turning to journalism, though, he was trained as a classical violinist.  In October more than 2000 concerts in over 80 countries will commemorate his life and use the power of music to reaffirm a commitment to tolerance and humanity.

Pianist Nathan Ryland, a native of Richardson, will play works by Beethoven, Liszt, and Rachmaninoff as a part of this network of concerts on Friday, October 9, at 7...

Fatihaat Ismail dreams big

Sun, Sep 20, 2015 - 12:00pm

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

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...