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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Texas tales are big, not tall, in new UNT press books

The University of North Texas Press has two recently released titles available for Texas book lovers.

  • All Over the Map: True Heroes of Texas Music, Michael Corcoran. 356 pages, 80 black & white photos. Cloth cover. $29.95.

Music critic and journalist Michael Corcoran wrote the book that Denton music lovers should have. All Over the Map collects 42 profiles of iconic (and the occasionally overlooked) Lone Star musicians. Corcoran's writings cover most of the state and includes profiles of Lefty Frizzell, Janis Joplin, Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan...

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UNT lifelong learning institute announces fall programs, registration

Prospective students can choose from more than 100 classes through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of North Texas in the fall. 

The institute offers classes in humanities, science, art and political science for adults age 50 and older. 

The institute offers courses at three locations: the Denton UNT campus, the UNT New College at Frisco and Robson Ranch, an active adult community near Ponder. 

An open house for the fall will be 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 10 at Robson Ranch Clubhouse, ...

Newsmakers: News from the region

Linda Mihalick of Flower Mound received a Career Achievement Award from The Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology. Mihalick is the senior director of Global Digital Retailing Research at the University of North Texas.

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School continuing partnership with Greater Texas Foundation 

UNT is one of eight schools that will continue a partnership with the Greater Texas Foundation, which provides scholarships for students who graduate from Texas Early College High Schools. 

These types of high schools enroll at-risk students and are designed to help them accelerate through high school with college credits. The foundation announced eight new grants for scholarship programs for these students, worth almost $7 million. 

UNT has partnered with the grant foundation for five years on this grant. The program is...

From the C-Suite: Agents of Change

If you’re an executive who has worked for a company that’s been around for a long time, congrats. The fact that your employer survived the tumultuous retail climate of 2008 and the digital disruption that has occurred since is to be applauded. Often in these organizations, we find team members who have proudly logged 20-plus years of service and boast a hire date long before e-commerce was common.

While their experience and historical knowledge can be invaluable, if you lead large teams you’ll also invariably run across some associates who are openly, or maybe not so visibly, resistant to change. As...

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