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Rilke Prize winner to visit UNT campus April 12-13
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Sun, Mar 5, 2017

By Lucinda Breeding

Wayne Miller, the winner of the University of North Texas Rilke Prize for Poetry, will visit the Denton campus for a reception, reading and book signing April 12-13.

The UNT Rilke Prize is given annually to a mid-career poet. The award recognizes a book of poetry by the winner written in the last year. It includes a $10,000 cash award.

Miller earned the 2017 prize for his book Post-, a volume that considers the world after upheavals of the cultural kind. He puzzles through the world after Sept. 11, 2001, after the U.S. financial crisis in 2008 and post-post-modern...

UNT finance senior leads presentation to regents
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Fri, Mar 3, 2017 - 11:31pm

By Jenna Duncan

To finance seven ongoing construction projects across the University of North Texas System, officials had to sell bonds in January to pay for the work.

In addition to the regular finance team, James Verfurth, a senior finance major, accompanied the team for a two-day trip to New York to work with financial service companies JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Barclays to sell $264.1 million worth of bonds.

Over two days, Verfurth sat in meetings with UNT and bank officials, watched the bonds go to market and met with a variety of executives at both companies.

“It was an eye-opening experience...

State's higher education law conference coming to UNT
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Thu, Mar 2, 2017 - 2:07pm

By Jenna Duncan

Early registration is still available for the Texas Higher Education Law Conference, a two-day conference to educate attendees about state and federal education laws and regulations.

The conference will feature university professionals from the private and public sectors, as well as lawyers. Topics will include student legal issues, first amendment rights and the dangers of technology. 

The conference is open to students, faculty, staff and the general public. Early registration ends Friday, March 10, and full registration ends Friday, March 24. The conference is scheduled for Monday,...

Denton to join International Women's Day with event, panel
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Thu, Mar 2, 2017 - 7:27am

By Lucinda Breeding

A celebration billed as Denton's first public commemoration of International Women's Day will take place Wednesday at the Denton Woman's Club Building at 610 Oakland St.

The event will celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and will host a panel of local women leaders followed by a question-and-answer segment. The theme for this year is "Be Bold," with a focus on the involvement and engagement of women in political activities.

Carine Feyten, chancellor and president of Texas Woman's University, will open the celebration with discussion about women's...

Vocal band uses spoken word, harmony to build musical ideas
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Thu, Mar 2, 2017 - 7:22am

By Harrison Long

Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth will perform next Thursday, March 9, at the University of North Texas.

The 8 p.m. concert is in Winspear Performance Hall at UNT's Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of Interstate 35E at North Texas Boulevard.

Known for incorporating indigenous vocal techniques from around the world into their unique harmonies, Roomful of Teeth's eight members often characterizes their group as a "vocal band." The group is serving as the College of Music's artist-in-residence for 2016-17.

The ensemble won a Grammy Award for Best Chamber...

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