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Student wins IBM mainframe contest

Tue, Jan 24, 2017 - 10:23pm

The IBM Master the Mainframe contest started with more than 4,000 students and ended with Brian Powers, a senior business computer information systems major, as the top winner.

The competition has three parts and students were eliminated based on their performance in each part.

Each simulates a real-life problem on a mainframe computer, which are used widely in banks and retailers but are rarely taught in school.

Forty students advanced to part three, where Powers was deemed the winner. His prize is a free trip to the SHARE conference in San Jose, California, in March to network with IBM executives, business...

Smart to be 1st speaker in spring lecture series

Tue, Jan 24, 2017 - 10:23pm

The first speaker in the Distinguished Lecture Series this spring will be Elizabeth Smart, a child abduction survivor and advocate.

Smart was abducted from her bedroom in Salt Lake City in 2002, when she was 14-years-old.

Now, she works with foundations to teach children about violence and sexual crime, human trafficking and frequently supports related legislation.

The lecture is scheduled for 8 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Union Lyceum at 1155 Union Circle.

Tickets are on sale online at untuniontickets....

Waco: Clearing a path for inmates who want to re-enter society

Tue, Jan 24, 2017 - 7:18pm

By Rissa Shaw

WACO, Texas (KWTX) McLennan County officials are hoping to clear the path for inmates who want to re-enter society successfully.

The newly formed McLennan County Reintegration hosted a Reintegration Summit Tuesday to bring stakeholders together to discuss solutions to recidivism; when convicted criminals leave jail, reoffend, then end up back behind bars.

“We have so many agencies that all work in silos, and so what we’re hoping to do is bring them all together to really, truly be able to identify what it looks like to offer recovery oriented systems of care for those that are seeking...

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Budd Lake student shines at business competition

Tue, Jan 24, 2017

MOUNT OLIVE TWP. – A Budd Lake student was among two University of North Texas, Denton, students who were among the finalist teams to compete in one of the retail industry’s biggest events of 2017, the National Retail Federation Foundation BIG Show.

Sarah Muller of Mount Olive and Hailey Turner of Flower Mound, Texas, won the third place prize of $1,500 each in the National Retail...

UNT’s Martin wins triple jump at KSU

Sat, Jan 21, 2017 - 11:23pm

MANHATTAN, Kan. — North Texas continued to start the indoor track and field season strong at Kansas State’s DeLoss Dodds Invitational on Saturday.

“We really stepped up our head-to-head competition this weekend,” UNT coach Carl Sheffield said. “We left a few behind to get healthy, but it shows us where we have events we need to improve in.”

UNT senior Jazmine Martin finished first in the triple jump at 11.88 meters. Martin achieved the winning jump on her third attempt.

Sophomore James Cole finished fourth in the 200 meters (22.43 seconds) and senior Jamison Justice came in fifth.

In the men’s pole...

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