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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...

TWU, UNT hit record enrollment
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By Jenna Duncan

More university students are in Denton this fall than ever before.

Both the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University have record fall enrollment, according to preliminary data. This year, there are 37,231 students at UNT and 12,557 at TWU.

From 2013 to 2014, enrollment slightly dropped at both university campuses. Now, enrollment is higher than 2013 numbers for TWU and UNT.

Earlier this year, UNT officials named the university’s first vice president of enrollment to oversee attracting and retaining students. Shannon Goodman, the first to hold the position, said that...

Record-breaking enrollment at UNT, TWU
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Two North Texas universities are having record-breaking Fall semesters.

The University of North Texas welcomed 37,231 students this fall. The record-breaking enrollment is an almost three-percent increase over last year at UNT.

"This is our biggest enrollment boost in the past few years, and coupled with the notable growth in the quality, diversity and breadth of our student population, is a sign of important change and momentum," UNT President Neal Smatresk said in a statement. "It's clear that more students are making...