UNT student awarded $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Tue, Feb 21, 2017

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas student Matt Morton has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship program.

The fellowship offers grants to published creative writers that enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel and general career advancement.

Morton, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English, began working on a new book last year.

“Starting a new book is exciting and intimidating,” said Morton. “It’s an opportunity to take new risks and to write without any notion of what the end product should be. Receiving the...

UNT college to split this fall

Mon, Feb 20, 2017 - 11:32pm

By Jenna Duncan

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Texas will split in two this fall.

Instead, there will be the College of Science and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, according to a background report in a board book for the UNT Board of Regents.

The move is designed to help each college and the departments within them have a stronger identity and work toward their research goals.

“The split will allow the sciences to work towards more prominent programs and more defined research opportunities, while allowing CLASS [College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences]...

County sees uptick in flu cases

Thu, Feb 16, 2017 - 11:18pm

By Daniel Burgess

A spike in the number of reported influenza cases in Denton County indicates the 2016-17 flu season has begun in earnest, and health officials expect that number to increase.

Denton County Public Health reported “high influenza activity” for the fifth week of 2017, which ended Feb. 4.

“The last four weeks, it’s been increasing sharply,” said Juan Rodriguez, chief epidemiologist at Denton County Public Health. “The numbers have definitely gone up a lot in the last few weeks.

“Every season is difficult to predict. We’re still in the middle of it, and we don’t know how high it will...

Epidemics expert to talk genealogy research

Sat, Feb 18, 2017 - 8:59pm

The Lake Kiowa Genealogy Group will host a discussion featuring Kimberly Wells, who will talk about the historical significance of epidemics in the United States and their effect on genealogical research.

The event is from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Lake Kiowa Lodge, at 905 Kiowa Drive West in Lake Kiowa.

Wells received her bachelor’s of arts and master of library science from the University of North Texas. She spent six years working in the Genealogy and Local History department at Fort Worth Library.

In 2006, Wells accepted a position at the Denton Public Library and now is a manager at Emily Fowler...

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UNT to host visual arts job panel

Sat, Feb 18, 2017 - 8:59pm

 The University of North Texas’ College of Visual Arts and Design will host “Jobs in the Visual Arts and Design: Panel and Workshop” from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, March 9. in the Art Building on UNT’s campus, rooms 101 and 223.

Refreshments will be served, and a panel of UNT alumni with experience in the industry will address those in attendance.

Kelly Donahue-Wallace, an art history professor at UNT and the event’s organizer, said although a degree from the College of Visual Arts and Design will serve graduates well, the event is meant to ensure “students know the range of possibilities.”

UNT alumna Emily Fry...