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A fresh start: First-time students move into new dorm

Although most of the perimeter around brand-new Rawlins Hall at the University of North Texas is still blocked off with construction fencing, the freshmen moving in didn’t seem to mind.

Once students and families found the designated sidewalk leading to the entrance of the hall and pushed their bright orange bins over gaps in the concrete, they entered a lobby many likened to a hotel.

Hall director Sky McClure said he wasn’t worried about the dormitory being completed before move-in. The student rooms are ready, and as soon as everyone got inside...

UNT researcher receives Phytochemical Society of North America Lifetime Career Award

Professor Richard Dixon, a research professor at the University of North Texas, has received the Phytochemical Society of North America’s Phytochemical Pioneer Award. This award acknowledges relevant contributions to phytochemical research that Dr. Dixon has made throughout his distinguished career. Dixon received the award on August 11 at the organization’s annual meeting, which took place at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


New Chief Financial Officer hired at Imprimis Group

Imprimis Group, a privately held full service professional staffing firm based in Dallas, Texas, recently welcomed Kevin Beattie to the Executive Team as Chief Financial Officer.Kevin has more than 30 years of finance/accounting experience where he has directed accounting, financial planning and analysis for companies such as Texas Instruments, GAF/ELK Materials Corporation, Armstrong Cabinet Products, and Cornerstone Automation Systems. As Chief Financial Officer at Cornerstone, he helped the company grow more than 200 percent in less than two years. Beattie is active in the finance and accounting community where he is a member...

Snarky Puppy: Behind the climb of fusion's new heavyweights

Snarky Puppy began as a bunch of music-obsessed undergrads at the University of North Texas, and now it’s the most popular instrumental band in the country. The explanation, it would seem, has to do with the ability to raise precision and prowess to a grand scale while making it look good for YouTube. Forty-five years after Weather Report’s debut, in the era of the niche, an audience still waits at the waterline between jazz chops and pop aesthetics—though the definition of both has changed.

The band’s lineup ranges from a dozen musicians to nearly three times that, depending on the gig. Its carefully scripted songs tend...

'Young Artists' take the deep dive

The halls are alive with the sound of music.

The halls in question are at the First Congregational Church in Manchester Village, where, depending on the time of day, visitors get a preview on what the Manchester Music Festival's "Young Artists" are up to for the upcoming performance they will present the following Monday.

Chamber music reverberates from the practice rooms, mostly from the large meeting room on the main floor under the sanctuary. In small groups and large, they practice and practice, rehearsing for their moment in the spotlight. The last opportunity to hear them, at least for this year, arrives this...

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