UNT to offer world’s first music performing arts health Ph.D. next fall

The University of North Texas College of Music will begin offering the world’s first Ph.D. in music with a concentration in performing arts health in fall 2018, UNT announced Tuesday, Jan. 9. According to a university news release, the degree will focus on the hearing, vocal, musculoskeletal and psychological health of musicians and other performing artists.

“It’s really exciting to help develop classes for this unique program,” Kourtney Austin, teaching fellow in performing arts health, said in the release. “As a new degree plan, it leaves students wide open to pursue their specific research interests.”

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Debate set at UNT for Democratic candidates in congressional race

Will Fisher and Linsey Fagan, Democratic candidates for Texas Congressional District 26, will participate in a debate Saturday at the University of North Texas Lyceum Theater, 1155 Union Circle.

The event, scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m., is open to the public and will be moderated by WFAA-TV senior political reporter Jason Whitely.

Fisher and Fagan are seeking the Democratic nomination in the March 6 primary. The seat is currently held by U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Pilot Point, who is seeking re-election and will face Veronica Birkenstock of Frisco in the March Republican primary.


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UNT: Scholarships for children's reading clinic offered

The University of North Texas Speech and Hearing Center is offering scholarships that will allow children in first through ninth grades to attend the center's weekly therapy for delays in reading, writing and other literacy-language skills. 

The after-school reading clinic for the 2018 spring semester begins Wednesday, Jan. 24 and will be held Mondays through Thursdays for 12 weeks at the center, located at 907 W. Sycamore Street in Denton.

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UNT: Four students win awards from nation's largest fashion scholarship fund

The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund has awarded four University of North Texas students with $5,000 prizes. The students are among more than 200 college students to receive money from the fund.

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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...