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Student lands prestigious journalism internship
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Tue, Mar 7, 2017 - 2:07pm

By Jenna Duncan

Alexis Reese, a senior broadcast and digital journalism major, will spend her summer at Arizona State University for the Carnegie-Knight News21 multimedia investigative reporting initiative. 

She is one of 20 students chosen for the paid summer internship program, and the second student from the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism in two years to get the offer.

The topic for summer's investigation is already set: Examining contamination and pollution of drinking water, and how that impacts communities nationwide. This semester, she's doing an online seminar to prepare for the...

UNT alum funding entrepreneurial competition for students
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Tue, Feb 7, 2017 - 2:07pm

By Jenna Duncan

Students can apply to take place in a "Shark Tank" style competition to get money to start their business concepts and earn up to $10,000. 

Jerome "Bruzzy" Westheimer, a UNT alumnus and philanthropist based in Oklahoma, is funding the Westheimer New Venture Competition, which is set for Friday, April 28. 

Teams of three can apply, and 12 will be chosen to pitch their plans at the event to a panel of judges in 15-minute presentations. First-place winners will get $10,000, second place gets $5,000 and third place gets $1,000.

To apply, students need to be at least...

UNT piano trio slates free show in series
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Thu, Mar 2, 2017 - 7:12am

The University of North Texas College of Music's Center Piano Trio will perform a free concert later this month as part of the Lewisville Lake Symphony's International Chamber Series. The performance is set for 7:30 p.m. March 17 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5500 Morris Road in Flower Mound.

The Center Piano Trio is three international musicians of varied concentrations.

Lejing Zhou, a cellist from Shanghai, began playing at the age of 12 and is pursuing his doctorate at UNT.

Hao Miao, a violinist from inner Mongolia, gave his first full recital at age 11 and has studied in Shanghai, Germany and Ukraine....

Vocal band uses spoken word, harmony to build musical ideas
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Thu, Mar 2, 2017 - 7:22am

By Harrison Long

Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth will perform next Thursday, March 9, at the University of North Texas.

The 8 p.m. concert is in Winspear Performance Hall at UNT's Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of Interstate 35E at North Texas Boulevard.

Known for incorporating indigenous vocal techniques from around the world into their unique harmonies, Roomful of Teeth's eight members often characterizes their group as a "vocal band." The group is serving as the College of Music's artist-in-residence for 2016-17.

The ensemble won a Grammy Award for Best Chamber...

UNT finance senior leads presentation to regents
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Fri, Mar 3, 2017 - 11:31pm

By Jenna Duncan

To finance seven ongoing construction projects across the University of North Texas System, officials had to sell bonds in January to pay for the work.

In addition to the regular finance team, James Verfurth, a senior finance major, accompanied the team for a two-day trip to New York to work with financial service companies JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Barclays to sell $264.1 million worth of bonds.

Over two days, Verfurth sat in meetings with UNT and bank officials, watched the bonds go to market and met with a variety of executives at both companies.

“It was an eye-opening experience...