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Lecture on raising student athletes set for Frisco campus 

Yannis Pitsiladis, director of the Sub2hrs Marathon Project, will talk about how to raise a successful athlete at the UNT New College at Frisco on Thursday. 

The lecture will be at 6:30 p.m. after an open house for the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation at 5 p.m. at the college. 

Sub2hrs is an international research initiative to try to help an athlete run a marathon in less than two hours. Pitsiladis is also the director of the International Federation of Sports Medicine and a member of the...

An unlikely path: Baker's rise to UNT athletic director originated from chance encounter with professor

University of North Texas athletic director Wren Baker will complete his first year at the school on Aug. 22. Over the next two days, the Denton Record-Chronicle will look at the state of UNT's program as that anniversary approaches. Today's story details Baker's unlikely rise to become UNT's athletic director.


Wren Baker doesn't recall the name of the professor he credits for changing the course of his life. He can barely remember his face.

The advice that teacher gave a fellow student as Baker listened in more than 20 years ago is another matter...

Mayborn speaker Katherine Boo shines a light on the lives of the marginalized

When she was a young reporter, Katherine Boo would approach some assignments as if she already knew the story, finding the facts she needed to piece it together. She says she doesn't do that anymore.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist developed a new strategy: Be open and ready to listen to people, see their struggles and situations, and let them be the guides to the real story.

This was Boo's philosophy when writing Behind the Beautiful Forevers, her stirringly vivid dive into the lives of several people living in a Mumbai slum. The book, Boo's first, won the National Book Award for...

Mayborn speaker Sebastian Junger shares lessons on tribes and combat

What caused Colonial settlers to run away to join up with Native American tribes, and what does that have to do with recent combat veterans returning home to find themselves missing life in the war zone? Best-selling author Sebastian Junger explores the human need for the kind of strong, intimate bonds that can be found in tribal societies in his 2016 book Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

He recently spoke with staff writer David Tarrant for this Q&A, which has been edited for clarity and brevity.

Junger is scheduled to be the keynote speaker Saturday, July 22, at the...

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Elizabeth Burgin, a doctoral student studying counseling, is now a 2017 Tillman Scholar. 

The honor from the Pat Tillman Foundation recognizes and provides scholarships to members of the military, veterans and spouses. Her husband, Capt. Russ Burgin, is an ROTC instructor at UNT after serving in the Army.

Elizabeth Burgin is focusing her research on military health care and counseling. She is one of 60 students nationwide named to the 2017 class of scholars.

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