UNT’s Texas Fashion Collection items featured in NorthPark Center’s exhibit

Fri, Aug 21, 2015 - 11:33am

When NorthPark Center in Dallas wanted a fashion exhibition for its 50th anniversary, they turned to the University of North Texas’ Texas Fashion Collection and its director Myra Walker.

Walker curated Art Meets Fashion: 1965–2015, which will run from Aug. 22 to Nov. 1 at NorthPark Center, considered the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s most prestigious shopping center. The exhibition, part of the center’s “50 Years of Style” celebration, features 29 pieces, with 24...

Look back, and ahead of Smatresk’s UNT

Sat, Aug 22, 2015 - 10:26pm

Neal Smatresk started his job as president of the University of North Texas 566 days ago.

This far in, Smatresk’s UNT is vastly different from before he took office. Divisions have been reorganized, a financial crisis has been dealt with, and for the first time in a long time, freshman headcount this school year is up 4 to 6 percent.

He’s also done it with flair. Smatresk has more than 6,500 Twitter followers, flies from executive meetings to the Library Mall to take selfies with students, and has dined with the governor. His black-rimmed glasses are green on the interior, glinting UNT’s signature color around the...