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Current, former parade grand marshals set to tell tales at Outrageous Oral

By David Taffet

Current and former Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade grand marshals are the speakers for Outrageous Oral 17, set for Thursday, Sept. 17 in the Rose Room at S4.

Outrageous Oral is the oral history project of The Dallas Way organization created to preserve the history of DFW’s LGBT community. Each speaker’s story is recorded and made available on YouTube. The videos are also preserved at University of North Texas as part of its North Texas LGBT digital archive.

Dreanna Belden, assistant dean for external relations at UNT Libraries, said YouTube is a great way for The Dallas Way to get its stories...

Tags: Libraries

University of North Texas plans innovative, jobs-focused satellite campus in Frisco

By William Taylor

Much like the developers behind the $5 billion mile, the president of the University of North Texas looks at Frisco and envisions a spectacular future.

“Ten years down the line, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a campus that has between 5,000 and 10,000 students, so while we are dreaming, we might as well dream big,” said Neal Smatresk, president of UNT, the flagship campus of the UNT System.

He envisions a Frisco satellite campus with an “edgy vibe,” an incubator of education innovation preparing students for the diversity of business, communication and technological skills needed to serve...

Texas writer Larry McMurtry honored with 20 others in White House ceremony

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...

Tags: Alumni

UNT plans for a satellite campus in Frisco

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

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.


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