Visual Arts Society of Texas’ to host opening reception

The Visual Arts Society of Texas’ will host an opening reception for the 12th annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition.

The reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Gough Gallery, 400 East Hickory St. in Denton. Awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

The 125-Mile Exhibition was initiated in 2006 to establish a regional high quality juried art exhibition for artists living within a 125-mile radius of Denton to compete and show their work.

Featured artists include Lewisville resident Deborah Boschert, The Colony residents...

IRS selects new advisory council members

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the appointment of seven new members to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC).

The IRSAC, established in 1953, is an organized public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the public to discuss various issues in tax administration. The council provides the IRS Commissioner with relevant feedback, observations and recommendations. It will submit its annual report to the agency at a public meeting in November 2018.

The IRS strives to appoint members to the IRSAC who represent the taxpaying public, the tax professional community, small and large...

UNT: Air Force members pursuing doctoral degrees use education to better military logistics

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Dickens and Maj. Aaron Glassburner will both soon add Ph.D. to their already impressive credentials.

The two service members are completing their doctoral degrees at UNT as part of a unique program with the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), a graduate school out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, that provides professional training and continuing education opportunities for service members.

Much of AFIT's training is done in-house, but the institute periodically sends students to external universities.

The goal...

UNT to offer world’s first music performing arts health Ph.D. next fall

The University of North Texas College of Music will begin offering the world’s first Ph.D. in music with a concentration in performing arts health in fall 2018, UNT announced Tuesday, Jan. 9. According to a university news release, the degree will focus on the hearing, vocal, musculoskeletal and psychological health of musicians and other performing artists.

“It’s really exciting to help develop classes for this unique program,” Kourtney Austin, teaching fellow in performing arts health, said in the release. “As a new degree plan, it leaves students wide open to pursue their specific research interests.”

Austin says...

Debate set at UNT for Democratic candidates in congressional race

Will Fisher and Linsey Fagan, Democratic candidates for Texas Congressional District 26, will participate in a debate Saturday at the University of North Texas Lyceum Theater, 1155 Union Circle.

The event, scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m., is open to the public and will be moderated by WFAA-TV senior political reporter Jason Whitely.

Fisher and Fagan are seeking the Democratic nomination in the March 6 primary. The seat is currently held by U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Pilot Point, who is seeking re-election and will face Veronica Birkenstock of Frisco in the March Republican primary.


The winners...