UNT slates Frisco satellite campus

Fri, Aug 28, 2015 - 11:43pm

By Jenna Duncan

FORT WORTH — The University of North Texas is joining the ranks of the Dallas Cowboys and IKEA — the university is expanding to Frisco.

Set to have a soft launch in January, a new center in Frisco will have faculty and staff from UNT and some new hires leading a satellite campus focused on business communication and technology.

The satellite campus will function like a branch of UNT, where students can take specialized courses at an offsite location and still get a degree from UNT Denton.

After the Board of Regents approved UNT Chancellor Lee Jackson to lease up to 37,000 square feet of...

'Troubled Workers' a Growing Workplace Concern, Local HR Experts Say

Fri, Aug 28, 2015 - 5:00am

The violent on the job record of the man who shot two TV journalists during a live broadcast in Virginia this week will lead to tighter rules on how prospective employees are vetted, two key Texas Human Resources officials tell News Radio 1200 WOAI.

"He has been yelling for some time, and I think as we look deeper we are going to find a litany of complaints that have been brushed off over the years," said Kelly Suter, an expert on workplace relationships and workplace violence at UTSA.

Suter and Nancy Boyd Lillie, who is an HR expert at the University of North Texas agree that fear of lawsuits has led employers not...

Coalition for Aging LGBT names board and committees

Mon, Aug 24, 2015 - 3:08pm

By David Taffet

Coalition for Aging LGBT has named board members and set up committees. The group was formed this year to deal with issues specifically relating to the aging in the LGBT community.

The organization has begun to forge relationships with experts on LGBT aging at the University of North Texas and Texas Christian University and with those at University of New Mexico with expertise on inter-generational benefits.

The organization is looking for a permanent home and, during its incubator stage, is deciding whether to file for its own nonprofit status or...

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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...