UNT names new dean for College of Health and Public Service

DENTON (UNT), Texas -Neale R. Chumbler, dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Western Kentucky University, has been named the new dean of the University of North TexasCollege of Health and Public Service, or HPS. His appointment will begin July 1.

Chumbler will replace Linda Holloway, former chair and faculty member in the college's Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services, who has served as interim dean since September 2017.


UNT student’s music, accounting skills add up to new business

A master’s student in music at the University of North Texas has created a business that helps keep freelance musicians in tune with their finances and tax preparation.

Kyle McKay created The Musician’s Bookkeeper after playing a gig with a band in New England, and other members of the band had no idea they were able to deduct performance-related expenses such as mileage on their income taxes.

“I mentioned that I needed to keep track of the miles I was driving so I could deduct them on my taxes,” McKay said in a UNT release. “The other band members’ minds...

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How a UNT alum grew a single taco stand into something much more

There was one thing on the menu. Just after Y2K, Mahbub Zaman’s taco stand was a solo makeshift umbrella and a portable grill at the beehive intersection of Ross and Greenville avenues. The car wash next door buzzed with traffic, so Zaman took a chance on a tiny food stand.

Steak, bathing in marinade for 24 hours, sizzled and covered with cilantro and chopped onion, slid onto hot corn tortillas. It was the only taco available. The condiment was salsa verde. Your steak tacos got bagged up in a styrofoam container for $1.19 each.

Eighteen years later, a heated patio with seating has replaced the umbrella. Signs...

Black film fest starts year with exhibit about Quakertown roots

The Denton Black Film Festival officially starts Friday, Jan. 26 with two venues worth of screenings. 

But organizers are already serving up appetizers for the festival's third year. 

The festival joined a crew of University of North Texas student filmmakers to open an exhibit related to a media project called "Freedman Town 2.0," an augmented reality project, at UNT on the Square, a downtown gallery space.

The exhibit opens Monday, Jan. 8 and runs through Saturday, Feb. 3.

Freedman Town 2.0 allows people to wander the original freedman town — where Quakertown Park stands today...

History of black community in Denton front and center in art exhibit Freedman's Town 2.0

Later this month, the Denton Black Film Festival will open with four days of film about the black experience. The vast majority of these films highlight situations faced outside of Texas, and some were even filmed outside of the United States.

But what of the stories of Dentonites? Since its inception, Denton Black Film Festival (DBFF) director Harry Eaddy said one thing lacking from this festival has been the authenticity in a way that is engaging to audiences. But this is an issue no more, thanks to Freedman Town 2.0, part art exhibit, part documentary showing at UNT on the...

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