The following are links to news stories featuring UNT people and programs, as well as stories of general interest to the higher education community.

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12 best music towns in the nation

Discovering lesser-known music-centric destinations across the country

The Nashvilles and Austins of the world have already been stamped with the music city letter, but there are far more towns out there that are rocking under the radar. Rhythm and beats, and tunes and melodies, are common threads that run through communities, showing where a town has come from and where it’s headed.

What’s buzzing out there? Where can you hear something new or listen to something familiar? We scoured the nation to uncover a range of places that have one belief in common: music is life. Besides that, these towns and...

UNT's music business program ranked by Billboard magazine

Music magazine Billboard named the University of North Texas's music business program one of the top 15 in the country.

The list, which does not rank the 15 schools included, states UNT's College of Music earned a slot because of the new focus on entrepreneurship in music. The program, which launched last year, offers new internships, guest speakers and bi-weekly music entrepreneurship department lectures.

UNT is featured alongside Berklee College of Music, New York University Tisch School of the Arts and the Herb Alpert School of Music at University of California Los Angeles.

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Refugee summit set for next month

A day-long workshop about the issues refugees face when they resettle in Texas is set for Monday, Oct. 2. 

Representatives from state and local governments, refugee assistance agencies and refugees will speak at the event in a series of panel discussions and interviews. Donna Duvin, executive director at International Rescue Committee in Dallas, and Jonathan Ryan, executive director at the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services in San Antonio, will be the keynote speakers. 

The workshop is funded by a grant from the Council on Social...

Distingished alumni at UNT to be recognized in November

Several UNT alumni will be recognized during the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards in November for their accomplishments after leaving the university. 

The Alumni Association announced the planned recipients in September. 

Two people will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, the most prestigious award given by the Alumni Association. Don Millican (class of 1974), an accounting program alumnus who has an endowed chair in he and his wife's names, will be recognized for his longtime support of the university. Gayle Strange (1967), a former chairwoman on the Board of Regents and longtime...

UNT raised more than $30 million in the past year

For fiscal year 2017, UNT received $19.6 million in cash donations and an additional $10.5 million in pledges and estate gift commitments, according to a news release.

Major gifts, which are classified as cash donations of more than $25,000, grew by almost 50 percent over last year, and contributions under $25,000 grew by almost 18 percent.

Planned gifts increased by 33 percent to $7.5 million, and 39 new endowments were created with the UNT Foundation.

"There is no better time than now to invest in our university," said David Wolf, vice president for advancement, in the release. "With more than 10,000 donors...

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