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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Meditation on Campus

Mon, Mar 20, 2017 - 1:07pm

By Bill Flanigin

When the University of North Texas designed and planned their new 130 million dollar student union, all possible options and ideas were on the table. And why not? You only get one chance to build a facility like UNT’s new union, so you better get it right.

As the master plan evolved, one idea that made the cut was a dedicated space for introspection. The process was student driven, and the students had spoken. They wanted a meditation room. As unusual as that request may have sounded to some, today’s college students know that the demands of college life can be overwhelming to many. A centrally...

Picking from the (piano) bench: UNT professor helps select Van Cliburn musicians

Thu, Mar 16, 2017 - 6:15am

By Lucinda Breeding 

Pamela Mia Paul didn’t travel the world for six weeks to listen to some of the most ambitious pianists in the world as if she were a computer picking over data.

The University of North Texas regents professor of piano listened like a person ready to fall in love.

The men and women at the piano were the ones trying to measure the right amount of technique against the perfect dram of passion as they played a repertoire Paul describes as “Olympic.”

That’s what it takes to be one of the 30 musicians vying for a medal in the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in May....

5th Annual University of North Texas Recovery Conference Hosts Eminent Speakers

Thu, Mar 16, 2017 - 2:51am

Life of Purpose Treatment and The Office of Substance Misuse and Mental Health Recovery Research are excited to announce the University of North Texas Recovery Conference will be held for its fifth consecutive year featuring eminent speakers. The Recovery Conference is a national two-day event that brings together behavioral health professionals, educators, researchers, students and industry leaders. Held in conjunction with National Recovery Month, the conference will take place September 20 and 21, 2017 at the University of North Texas.

This event is an opportunity to engage with powerhouse speakers and exhibitors from...

UNT hires Arkansas State's Grant McCasland as next men's basketball coach

Tue, Mar 14, 2017

By Brett Vito

Wren Baker vowed just a few days ago to find a proven head coach to take over North Texas' men's basketball program.

UNT's athletic director came through on that promise Monday, when the school announced Grant McCasland has been hired to replace Tony Benford.

The Denton Record-Chronicle reported early Monday afternoon that UNT was close to finalizing a deal to hire Arkansas State's head coach to take over its program.

UNT announced McCasland had been hired a a short time later.

McCasland, 40,  spent just one season at Arkansas State. He was previously...

UNT, TAMS students to compete at international competition

Tue, Mar 7, 2017 - 2:07pm

By Jenna Duncan

At the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference, 23 students from UNT and TAMS will participate in the competition for young entrepreneurs. 

All 23 competed at the Texas Career Development Conference to qualify for the international event, set for April 19-22 in Anaheim, California. 

The students compete in teams or as individuals in categories that test skills for their future professions. For example, there's competitions for finance specialists, event planners and advertisers. 

Of the UNT students who advanced, 19 are enrolled in Texas Academy of...

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