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Student awarded library association scholarship

The American Library Association named University of North Texas master’s student Tommy Vinh Bui a 2015 Spectrum Scholar.

With the scholarship, Vui will receive $5,000 toward his education plus pre-professional development opportunities like career placement and leadership training.

Bui is part of the Greater Los Angeles Cohort of the College of Information, which means he takes classes online and at schools in California.

He is scheduled to graduate by 2016.

Student set to attend international conference

An international conference for those who plan global meetings and events will have a UNT student in attendence thanks to a Wyndham Worldwide scholarship.

Allie Salgueiro, a senior hospitality and tourism management major, will attend the 2015 World Education Congress in San Francisco next month.

The conference is put on by Meeting Professionals International, a professional organization with more than 18,000 members.

Crownover plans ‘to exit on top’

State Rep. Myra Crownover, R-Denton, announced Monday that she will not run for re-election in 2016, giving potential successors plenty of time to decide whether to file for the office and mount a campaign next year.

Crownover, first elected in 2000, said it’s time to close this chapter of her life and see what’s next. Fellow Republican Read King has been the only contender to formally announce his candidacy, though more are expected from both Republicans and Democrats.

Crownover touted her success at this past legislative session as part of her decision not to seek re-election.

“I had such a good session. We...

Football: Former UNT coach Moore elected to College Football Hall of Fame

Greg Davidson was set to finish his college football career at North Texas in 1979 when Jerry Moore surprised him.

Davidson was one of the Mean Green’s top players and found out just before UNT left for East Carolina that his head coach had arranged for his father, Merle Davidson, to go along on the trip.

“That was special because I didn’t know if I would ever play again,” Davidson said. “When your dad gets to come to your last game, that is pretty cool.”

The gesture is one Davidson recalled Thursday, when Moore was included in the College Football Hall of Fame’s 2014 class of 16 inductees.

Former TCU...

Aaron Rodgers Named Ohio Women's Soccer Head Coach

ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio University Director of Athletics Jim Schaus named former Kentucky Wildcats assistant Aaron Rodgers as the new head coach of the Bobcats women's soccer program. With over 20 years of experience as a player and coach, Rodgers becomes the third head coach in school history.

"I am very excited about welcoming Aaron Rodgers as our new head women's soccer coach," Schaus said. "He is an enthusiastic and high energy...

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