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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Ask the Experts - 0% APR Credit Cards
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Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Paul Goebel

Director of the Student Money Management Center at University of North Texas

  Why do banks offer 0% credit cards? I believe banks offer 0% credit cards as a way to entice new customers. While customers benefit from using the cards interest-free during a defined introductory period, I would imagine banks are hoping customers will continue to use the cards after the introductory periods end. Continued use will often lead to rollover balances that are then hit by the cards’ regular annual percentage rates, which can easily be in the double digits. ...

NASA-sponsored learning camp at UNT launches imaginations into orbit
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Sat, Feb 11, 2017 - 11:28pm

By Matt Payne

On a bright, unseasonably warm February afternoon, 20 pairs of young, awestruck eyes gazed straight toward the sun.

That’s frowned upon by eye doctors, but these 20 youngsters equipped themselves with Eclipse Shades — glasses made with a black polymer filter that blocks all light except for that from the sun.

In practice for watching the solar eclipse that will occur on Aug. 21, the students stared into the sunlight. And, metaphorically speaking, into potential futures in science, technology, engineering and math.

“I learned so much I didn’t think was possible in science,” said Sanger ISD...

Luncheon aims to enlighten women
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Fri, Feb 10, 2017 - 11:44pm

By Jenna Duncan

After working at a hospital for more than 20 years, Pam Milam had the signs of a stroke engrained in her memory.

When she first felt some numbness when she woke up to help take her mother to the bathroom in the middle of the night, she wasn’t sure what was going on.

“At first, I thought my arm was just falling asleep, but as I continued walking to my parents’ room, I couldn’t move my arm,” she recounted during the Go Red for Women Luncheon on Friday. “Then I couldn’t move my right leg, and I was dragging my foot.”

Milam, 53, was the featured speaker at the luncheon at the University of...

APEX Arts League Brings the Jazz at Ninth-Annual Festival
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Fri, Feb 10, 2017 - 7:12am

By Audrey Sellers

Get ready for a jazzed-up Saturday night—The APEX Arts League presents The One O’Clock Lab Band in concert on Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church for its ninth-annual APEX Jazz Festival.

The One O’Clock, under the new and exciting direction of Alan Baylock, is the premier performing jazz ensemble from the internationally acclaimed University of North Texas’ Jazz Studies Program. The One O’Clock is a seven-time Grammy-nominated ensemble and has produced a multitude of great composers, performers and educators all throughout the world, recording more...

15 years later, Smart shares story of abduction, hope
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Fri, Feb 10, 2017 - 12:02am

By Jackie Guerrero

Activist and former child abductee Elizabeth Smart spoke to a sold-out lecture crowd of University of North Texas students, alumni and guests Thursday night at the University’s Union Lyceum as part as the UNT Distinguished Lectured Series.

After being kidnapped and abducted at the age of 14, Smart continues to spread her message and share her story almost 15 years later, now married and pregnant.

Smart opened her lecture by talking about how people and their problems are “universal.”

“No matter who you are,” Smart said. “Where you are from, what stage in life you are in, we all have...

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