UNT, TWU ready for campus carry

Mon, Jul 18, 2016 - 10:23pm

by Jenna Duncan

Local university police departments are in the last few weeks of preparation for the campus carry bill to go into effect, a law that allows people with concealed handgun licenses to carry in school buildings.

Elizabeth Pauley, chief of police at Texas Woman’s University, and Ed Reynolds, chief at the University of North Texas, don’t anticipate the average visitor to campus even noticing the changes come Aug. 1. Open carry of weapons is not allowed, and only a small percentage of people will be able to carry their weapons concealed on campuses.

“It’s no different than yesterday, today or...

Tags: guns, twu, UNT

UNT tech leader heading to TWU

Thu, Jul 14, 2016 - 1:34pm

By Jenna Duncan

With a new job, Nancy Hong hopes to expedite her career goal — help create 100,000 jobs.

Hong is now the director of student programs at Texas Woman’s University’s center for women in business after leading the Innovation Greenhouse at the University of North Texas.

“I was a refugee and people gave me jobs, so this is my payback,” said Hong, who was born in Cambodia to Chinese parents during the Vietnam War.

While at UNT, she co-founded the Innovation Greenhouse, a co-working space with support for students looking to start businesses across all disciplines. She coached students for...

UNT showcased in Official Best of Texas 2016

Thu, May 12, 2016

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Lessons for life

Fri, May 13, 2016 - 3:23pm

Nontraditional students were highlighted in the first day of commencement ceremonies at the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University on Friday.

UNT held its second university-wide commencement ceremony at Apogee Stadium, where several hundred of the school’s more than 4,200 May graduates had their degrees conferred. The degree conferral, by the president, means their diplomas are certified and the students become alumni.

Steven Davidson, a December 2015 graduate, served as the keynote speaker. He highlighted how he started at UNT after serving in the military and dropping out of community college two...