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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Local Nestlé Café finds retailing sweet spot with students' help

Tue, Apr 25, 2017

By Monique Bird

Business is about to get a little bit sweeter for the Nestlé Toll House Café in Highland Village thanks to help from University of North Texas students.

Students taking the Digital Retailing Strategies course are creating budget-friendly plans to help with online search results, website and mobile presence, digital communications to customers and consumers’ online experience. Each semester, course lecturer Linda Mihalick selects a local business for the class to help, tasking...

This UNT Music Librarian Outlines Challenges, Rewards In His Work In The Digital Age

Mon, Apr 24, 2017

By Justin Martin

Whether they're working on a university campus, inside an elementary school or within a neighborhood, librarians are asserting their relevance in the age of the internet. Their biggest obstacle? People who "hold the purse strings" thinking libraries don't continue to provide an important service. That's according to one music librarian at the University of North Texas.  

Mark McKnight is the head of the music library at UNT. He was recently named president of the Music Library Association, an international group of...

UNT student to lead group on cross-country journey to benefit charity

Sat, Apr 22, 2017

By Matt Payne

Twenty-six cyclists from around the nation will trek 3,720 miles across the country over the course of three months this summer.

One University of North Texas student will lead them.

Daniel Hansbury, a 22-year-old senior studying international studies, bought his bike three years ago to eventually participate in the Journey of Hope. The Ability Experience, a nonprofit associated with Pi Kappa Phi, organizes the fundraiser each summer.

Hansbury is charged with leading his crew and fellow fraternity brothers from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.

More than 100...

UNT's New Dean of Music Listened for a Year, and This Is What He Heard

Fri, Apr 21, 2017 - 11:56am

By Caroline North

When John Richmond got a call from the University of North Texas last spring, asking if he'd be interested in moving to Denton to head up its college of music, he already had 29 years of experience doing that exact thing at other major universities. In his shoes, another person might have thought, "I could do that in my sleep."

But when Richmond received the invitation, what he thought of was a university with 126 years of history, the second largest public university music program, and a 70-year-old jazz studies program, which made UNT the first in the U.S. to offer a degree...

Dallas-Fort Worth is Creative Jobs Capital of Texas

Fri, Apr 21, 2017

By Julia Falcon

If you think that Austin has cornered the market on the creative economy in Texas, you’d be wrong.

A new study by the University of North Texas’ Economic Research Group shows that it’s Dallas leading the state in creative economy and it isn’t even close.

The study revealed that DFW’s creative industries funnel $34 billion into the broader economy annually, as well as almost $4 billion in taxes.

“When comparing the overall size of Dallas-Ft. Worth’s...

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