UNT College of Music's spring season showcases world-renowned musicians; empowering operas; talents of students and faculty

Thu, Jan 7, 2016 - 8:00am

The UNT College of Music's spring concert season includes exciting symphonic and jazz performances, two unique and passionate operas, and visits by musicians from around the world.

Boulder University Memorial Center executive director to be new associate vice chancellor

Fri, Jan 8, 2016 - 8:00am

by Tom Hutton

A veteran student services administrator will join UCCS as associate vice chancellor in the Division of Administration and Finance March 1.

Carlos García, executive director, University Memorial Center, CU Boulder, was named associate vice chancellor Jan. 7 following a national search. As associate vice chancellor, García will have budget management responsibility for auxiliary and general fund departments and will supervise five directors responsible for campus operations that include retail services, Family Development Center, Housing and Residential Life, University Center, Ent Center for the Arts,...

New UNT coach Seth Littrell drops truth bomb on Twitter, quotes Slim Thug quoting Joel Osteen

Thu, Jan 7, 2016 - 8:00am

by Joshua Friemel

An intro with rapper Slim Thug, pastor Joel Osteen and Mean Green head coach Seth Littrell sounds like some sort of awful bar-related joke.

But it's so much more awesome than that. Littrell, who was hired as North Texas' head football coach not too long ago, took to Twitter to offer an inspirational quote.

Now, if we're being fair, this is a situation like The Office's Michael Scott quoting Wayne Gretzky as himself.

Quick back story. Slim Thug took parts of...

Looking Ahead: Lewisville Lake Symphony seeks to expand its outreach

Mon, Jan 4, 2016 - 8:18am

by Grace Lawrence

The growing population and rapid development of the communities near Lewisville Lake provide both opportunities and challenges for The Lewisville Lake Symphony, an all-professional orchestra under the direction of Adron Ming that is in its 32nd year.

In keeping with its mission to enhance the quality of life for people of all ages in North Texas through live and inspiring classical music and to educate and support rising young talent, the LLS presents four subscription orchestral concerts each year at the MCL Grand Theater in Lewisville and four free chamber concerts at Trinity Presbyterian Church...

NCTC, UNT police explain open carry vs. campus carry

Mon, Jan 4, 2016 - 11:40pm

by Chris Roark

Local college police officials have a reminder for students and faculty who hope to carry their guns on campus: it’s not time yet.

Texas’ open carry law went into effect Jan. 1, but it does not include college campuses.

Instead, a separate law that permits concealed handgun license holders to carry weapons on campus doesn’t go into effect until Aug. 1, 2016 for four-year colleges, such as UNT. The law for two-year colleges, such as NCTC, doesn’t begin until Aug. 1, 2017.

And even then, guns must be concealed.

James Fitch, the police chief for all of the NCTC campuses, said his...