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Argyle ranch helping trauma survivors gets marketing help from UNT
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An Argyle ranch that helps people and animals when other therapies fail is getting help itself from a group of University of North Texas marketing students.

Founder Bob Williams started Ranch Hand Rescue Counseling Center and Animal Sanctuary nine years ago as a combined rescue facility for animals and therapy center for trauma survivors who don’t respond well to traditional counseling. The organization’s mission is strong, but the group struggles in other ways.

“They have great potential, but the messaging is confusing,” said Robin...

Eventful summer: UNT hosts camps for teens
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Camps for aviation, band fans

Registration is open for University of North Texas summer camps and workshops.

-- Staff report

Aviation Career Education Academy

Ages: High school juniors, seniors and recent high school graduates

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 12-16. Lunch is provided

Deadline: First come, first served

What: Students will fly with an experienced instructor and even co-pilot a small plane, fly drones, build model aircraft, use flight simulators, visit an air traffic control center, and learn about the...

University of North Texas presents kimono display at NorthPark Center
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The kimono has a long history. Literally translated as "thing to wear," a version of the word  described everyday wear in Japan during the eighth century. The outfit evolved over the years from plain, pajama-like clothing to decorative robes. Some kimonos were works of art and could cost more than a family home. People would keep their kimonos and pass them down to the family.

When Japan opened up in the late 1800s, the kimono fell out of fashion as the government encouraged people to wear Western-style clothing.  Today, it is worn mostly for special occasions and weddings. 

The University...

University of North Texas News Briefs
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Students head to West Coast to learn about retail and digital companies 

Nine UNT students will get to tour Google, Facebook and Amazon headquarters this month as part of a "Digital Study Tour" class. 

The five-day trip across the West Coast will be led by Linda Mihalick, a lecturer who is teaching the class this summer semester. 

"The point is to dream bigger, to open their eyes and to give them the experience of what it might be like to work in ecommerce and digital environments," she said in a press release.

The students will also visit  Macy's, Nordstrom, Walmart and...

UNT adding advanced data degrees
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Based on local industry demand for data analysts, the University of North Texas is ready to provide training and expertise in big data with three new master's degree programs. 

In a meeting Friday, the UNT Board of Regents unanimously approved the three programs: digital communication analytics, data science and advanced data analytics. Officials hope to start classes in fall. 

Digital communication analytics is meant for a variety of professionals who want to integrate analyzing data into their careers, such as marketing or business, said Finley Graves, UNT's provost and vice...

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