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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Two North Texans fundraise for kids in South Sudan

They used to live in African countries. Now in Texas, one dreams of opening his own soccer academy and another dreams of curing cancer. Together, they are planning a humanitarian campaign to travel to Africa and bring hope to communities in the war-torn country of South Sudan.

Gerard Munyazikwiye, a 26-year-old University of North Texas graduate student from Rwanda, is studying nuclear physics and hopes to someday help start a proton therapy cancer treatment facility in Africa. Aruto Ngel, once a refugee, is now a 30-year-old soccer trainer in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and wants to own his own academy...

Newsmakers: News briefs from the region

The University of North Texas has been named one of America’s Best Midsize Employers for 2017 by Forbes Media, in partnership with Statista, a statistics database and consumer research firm in Germany.

UNT is ranked No. 25 out of 301 employers in the nation and fourth in the education category. The designation highlights top employers that have between 1,000 and 5,000 workers whose employees feel “happy, inspired and well-compensated.”

“It is an honor not only for UNT to be named to such a prestigious list, but to know that our employees enjoy their jobs as much as I do,” UNT President Neal Smatresk said. “As a top...

Building for the future: Five trends in higher education projects

The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque is engaged in construction and renovation projects that represent the second-highest capital outlay—$180 million—in its 128-year history.Three projects in progress there are the $25.6 million renovation of the 67,000-sf, 1970s-era Farris Engineering Center; phase three of the $27.3 million Health Education Building; and the 65,000-sf, $25 million McKinnon Center for Management. Future projects include a $65.7 million building for physics, astronomy, and interdisciplinary sciences.Each of these hits upon building typologies—STEM, health sciences, and business—that colleges and...

Annual fireworks show set for Apogee Stadium

The biggest fireworks show in Denton is ready for its 45th performance this Fourth of July at Apogee Stadium at the University of North Texas.

Hosted by the Denton Noon Kiwanis Club, Apogee's gates will open at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, for the free show. Parking at the lots at Apogee and Fouts Field will cost $10 a car.

"This will be the sixth year inside Apogee, and it's turned into a really great event because of the stadium and everything it offers," said Hank Dickenson, an event organizer and deputy athletics director at UNT.

Visitors are welcome to have tailgate parties in the parking lots before the...

Early South Texas diet staples differed greatly from modern convention

The makeup of South Texas in the mid-19th century makes it impossible to pin down any one way to tell the story about how people looked at food regionally.

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