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UNT students unleash the power of digital marketing for local business

Carolyn Greig loves going to work every day.

The banking executive-turned-franchisee gets to spend hours at Highland Village's Dogtopia taking care of her four-legged friends. She and her staff of 10 groom the fancy pups, pet the playful pups and train the rambunctious pups at the dog day care.

"I used to be an executive at Bank of America, but I got laid off," Greig said. "I always said that if anything ever happened to my job, I would want to open a dog day care. I have a passion for dogs and our brand. There's not a single day that I don't want to come in."

But it's been a year since her...

UNT professor weighs in on inappropriate behavior at work

People who live in glass houses need not cast stones. Well, that’s the phrase that’s echoing in my head as we see yet another journalist fired for “inappropriate behavior in the workplace.” Add to the list NBC’s Matt Lauer joining CBS’ Charlie Rose, not to mention Fox’s Bill O’Reilly and the late Roger Ailes. It’s an understatement to say that this is all too troubling. These allegations cut right at the core at the role of the journalist and the character of a workplace environment. Transparency and credibility are just two of the tenets that are supposed to separate trained journalists from citizen journalists and random...

10 best books of 2017 by local authors

This list, arranged in no particular order, is limited to books that were published in 2017 and written by authors who live in Dallas-Fort Worth.

The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla OlsonThis dystopian thriller, published in June, focuses on a formerly privileged girl named Eden who escapes a labor camp in 2049. As the first in a two-book deal with HarperTeen, the novel is a standalone for now with the potential to become a young adult series turned movie franchise à la The Hunger Games.

Olson, a University of North Texas graduate who lives in Denton, received an offer for the...

Two sailors honored for bravery 76 years after Pearl Harbor attack

 On the 76th anniversary of the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the Navy is posthumously honoring two sailors from USS Oklahoma (BB-37) and USS Vestal (AR-4) for bravery.

Earlier this week, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer awarded the Silver Star Medal to Chaplain Lt. j.g. Aloysius H. Schmitt for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving on the battleship Oklahoma. Spencer also awarded the Bronze Star Medal with V device for valor to Chief Boatswain’s Mate Joseph L. George for heroic achievement while serving aboard the repair ship Vestal.

Family members of...

UNT professor heads to Russia as Olympic doping sandal unfolds

A University of North Texas professor will head to Russia next week to attend a forum with one of the most controversial figures in international sports — Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, whom the Olympics recently banned from all future games for his alleged participation in Russia's doping program. The Russian team is banned from the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea.

John Nauright, chair of the UNT Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation, will have better than a front-row seat as Mutko makes his first major public appearance since being banned.

"The politics of this are...

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