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Texas writer Larry McMurtry honored with 20 others in White House ceremony
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WASHINGTON — Larry McMurtry, an Oscar-winning screenwriter and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist from Texas who tried but failed to take the romance and myth out of the American West, was honored Thursday by President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony that also included novelist Stephen King, actress Sally Field and writer Tobias Wolff.

McMurtry, one of 10 recipients of the 2014 National Humanities Medal, is best-known for the Pulitzer-winning Lonesome Dove but has written more than 50 works.

King, Wolff and nine others received the National...

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UNT plans for a satellite campus in Frisco
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By Nicole Luna

The University of North Texas is under negotiations for about 30,000 square feet of space for a new satellite campus at 2811 Internet Blvd. in Hall Office Park, just across from developments in Frisco’s $5 Billion Mile.

The satellite campus will be the stepping stone for UNT in Frisco.

“Pending the success of our launch, we’ll be starting to look at plans for building a permanent campus [in Frisco],” UNT President Neal Smatresk said.

The satellite campus will accommodate 500 students and will focus on business communication and technology.

Set to have a soft launch in January, the...

Professor discusses near death studies at international conference
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At a recent International Assocation for Near Death Studies conference, Jan Holden, chair of UNT's Department of Counseling and Higher Education, was a featured counseling expert on a Chinese television station based in Houston. The broadcast is in Chinese.

Watch it here.

 

TWU, UNT hit record enrollment
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By Jenna Duncan

More university students are in Denton this fall than ever before.

Both the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University have record fall enrollment, according to preliminary data. This year, there are 37,231 students at UNT and 12,557 at TWU.

From 2013 to 2014, enrollment slightly dropped at both university campuses. Now, enrollment is higher than 2013 numbers for TWU and UNT.

Earlier this year, UNT officials named the university’s first vice president of enrollment to oversee attracting and retaining students. Shannon Goodman, the first to hold the position, said that...

Record-breaking enrollment at UNT, TWU
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Two North Texas universities are having record-breaking Fall semesters.

The University of North Texas welcomed 37,231 students this fall. The record-breaking enrollment is an almost three-percent increase over last year at UNT.

"This is our biggest enrollment boost in the past few years, and coupled with the notable growth in the quality, diversity and breadth of our student population, is a sign of important change and momentum," UNT President Neal Smatresk said in a statement. "It's clear that more students are making...

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