Voices of Kurdish women

Thu, Jan 14, 2016 - 8:00pm

A project in a University of North Texas graduate art class depicts the plight of three generations of Kurds who have lived under the Saddam Hussein regime and, now, ISIS.

Joy Ellis, who took a class in the College of Visual Arts during the fall 2015 semester, made an intricately detailed book featuring the stories of the Kurdish family from Iraq who were refugees in Iran. She got the stories from her sister who lives in Iraq with her husband, a worker for a non-governmental organization there.

“I think an important part of art is activism,” Ellis said. “As an artist, I have a strong conviction to do good in the...

The College Report: Longview's Grisham helps lead UNT to successful soccer season

Fri, Jan 15, 2016 - 5:00am

Longview's Molly Grisham left University of North Texas with a number of things a few weeks ago.

Academically, she left with a diploma. Athletically, she helped the Mean Green women's soccer team post their most successful season in history as UNT posted a record of 19-4-1 overall. They were 8-1-1 in the Conference USA. Not only did they win the overall conference title, they also won the conference tournament and advanced to the NCAA Division I Tournament.

Grisham was a defensive player on a team that was scored upon only 10 times and UNT won 16 games by shutout. The 16 shutouts are a school...

Arlington schools, UNT join on fine arts

Thu, Jan 14, 2016 - 5:00pm

The Arlington school district is making the transition to college more musical.

AISD and the University of North Texas have partnered to create college-credit high school courses in fine arts, something sorely lacking in the “dual-credit” arena. The program starts in fall 2016 with a music history course, and more courses will be added over time, like music theory and piano.

It’s a district first.

The partnership helps emphasize the importance of fine arts courses for the developing student. It also will educate music-oriented high schoolers in college life.

“Music and the arts have been proven to...

Arlington ISD Partners with UNT to Offer Fine Arts College Credit

Thu, Jan 14, 2016 - 8:00am

Today, the Arlington ISD and University of North Texas announce a partnership that will allow AISD students to earn dual credit in fine arts.

One objective of the AISD Achieve Today. Excel Tomorrow. strategic plan is that 100 percent of students will graduate on time and excel at their school or career of choice. By partnering with UNT to offer college-level courses such as music history, music theory and piano, AISD students will be able to graduate with college credit in fine arts for the first time.

“Music and the arts have been proven to enhance traditional studies, and this partnership with the award-winning...

2015 North Texas season rewind: A tough season ends in change

Wed, Jan 13, 2016 - 12:00pm

by Brett Vito

The 2015 season will be remembered as one of change for the North Texas football program, and one of the worst in program history. The Mean Green lost their season-opener to SMU, the team on UNT’s schedule it wants to beat above all others, and saw its season quickly spiral downhill from there.

UNT lost 66-7 to Portland State, the worst loss by an FBS team against a team from the FCS ranks in college football history.Dan McCarney was fired after the game. Mike Canales took over in an interim capacity and guided UNT the rest of the way to a 1-11 finish.

Here’s a look back: