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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Tips for a good night's sleep: Focus on good times, breathe deeply, get a foot massage
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Sat, Jan 21, 2017

By Leslie Barker

Tony Reed believes in the power of sleep. He cherishes his nightly eight hours; hardly ever has trouble achieving them.

"It's rare, very rare, when I have problems falling asleep," says Reed, 61, a Dallas business manager, professional speaker and marathon runner. 

But when that does happen, he's ready.

"What I do is to focus on the most peaceful time I ever had in my life," he says. "For me, that was being on a camping trip for a week, just sleeping in tents and just really enjoying everything. We were only 15 or 16, had our whole lives ahead of us, and we would just go on hikes...

University of North Texas to Show Innovative Choreography
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Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Texas ¾ Dancers at the University of North Texas will show off innovative choreography from guest artist William "Bill" Evans and their teachers at the Faculty Dance Concert.

The annual event, presented by the Department of Dance and Theatre, takes place at 8 p.m. Feb. 9-11 (Thursday-Saturday) and 2 p.m. Feb. 12 (Sunday) at the University Theatre, Radio Television Film and Performing Arts Building.

The...

Label ventures into vinyl with first press of its kind
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Thu, Jan 19, 2017 - 6:47am

By Lucinda Breeding

Dustin Blocker started Hand Drawn Records in 2006. He saw untapped potential among indie bands across North Texas — including Denton acts. He wanted a label that would serve musicians, not shoulder past them in hot pursuit of a big, blinking bottom line.

Eleven years later, the University of North Texas alumnus means to plump up that bottom line for musicians by putting a vinyl album in their hands.

If things go as planned, Hand Drawn Pressing will make 2 million records a year.

Homegrown music manufacturing

“We’re finally all in,” said Blocker, showing off the compact,...

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Pitch to retail execs puts UNT team in top three at retail industry’s biggest event
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Wed, Jan 18, 2017

By Monique Bird

Two University of North Texas students were one of the top-three finalist teams to compete in one of the retail industry’s biggest events of 2017, the National Retail Federation Foundation BIG Show.

Hailey Turner, of Flower Mound, and Sarah Muller, of Mount Olive Township, New Jersey, won the third place prize of $1,500 each in the National Retail Federation Foundation Student Challenge.  

The pair clinched the honor for their business plan for STORY, an innovative retailer that reinvents itself every few weeks. The store has the look and feel of a magazine, but changes design like an art...

Online education program ranks nationally
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Tue, Jan 17, 2017 - 10:26pm

UNT ranked 16th out of 275 schools scored by U.S. News and World Report for its online graduate education program.

The program jumped more than 100 spots from last year, when it was 124th on the list. To compile rankings, the magazine looks at student engagement, student services and technology, admissions selectivity, faculty credentials and training, and peer reputation.

The magazine just released rankings of online programs, with the education program the highest spot UNT earned.

In addition, the master’s degree in criminal justice ranked 33rd, the master’s in business administration...

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