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UNT Working to Retain More Black Male Students
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The University of North Texas is taking on a troubling statistic. The school found that it is retaining just over 73 percent of its African American male students. But several campus groups are trying to make a difference.

Joshua Okpara says the campus environment drew him to UNT.

“The best part of the college experience is you write your own story," said Okpara, a senior marketing major.

But like many college students soon find out, you can’t write that story alone.

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UNT, Collin College trying design process to improve transfers
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UNT and Collin College are partnering to re-think how students transfer from community colleges to universities as part of the Education Design Lab's Seamless Transfer Pathways Design Challenge.

Over the next 15 months, officials from UNT and Collin College will explore how to increase the number of students that transfer from Collin College to UNT, and increase the amount of students who go on to complete their bachelor's degrees.

The two schools make up one of four institutional pairs selected to participate in the challenge, which is funded by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.

Through the challenge,...

UNT reaching out to community to offer free help to local business owners
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The University of North Texas Department of Management is hoping a new initiative can better foster partnerships with local businesses.

Through its Family Business Initiative, the school’s business program will offer free services to help Denton-area businesses expand and, in turn, give UNT students hands-on learning opportunities. 

The upcoming Family Business Breakfast Oct. 27 will serve as a networking event bringing together local business owners and UNT faculty and MBA students, according to the university.

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UNT jazz studies ensembles to play free concerts in Dallas
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The University of North Texas College of Music's flagship program continues its anniversary with a series of outdoor concerts in Dallas.

The Division of Jazz Studies is celebrating its 70th anniversary will present of concerts at Klyde Warren Park in "Jazz on the Green" this month and in November.

The series begins with a concert by the UNT One O'clock Lab Band from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26. Band leader Alan Baylock directs.

The UNT Jazz Singers, under the direction of Jennifer Barnes, perform from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2. The premiere vocal jazz group will share the bill with Third Street,...

Higher education hub in Denton being pitched for Amazon HQ2
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With two universities in Denton and a combined total of more than 50,000 students enrolled in those higher-education institutions, the North Texas city — often referred to by Dentonites as the "little D" — may have a shot at winning Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN)'s proposed HQ2.

Amazon is hunting for a site to put its second North American headquarters campus, which has every major metro in North America competing for the honor, and the economic impact, of the e-commerce giant's...