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UNT event questions gender conventions

Thu, Apr 17, 2014 - 1:23pm

The 10th Gender Fair at the University of North Texas campus aims to provoke conversations on Wednesday.

Gender Fair X — with the theme “What Marks Your Spot?” — will engage the campus and broader community in a wide range of conversations about gender in American culture from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Willis Library Forum, 1506 Highland St.

The event is hosted by UNT’s Department of Communication Studies — specifically the students in the COMM 4140 course, “Gender and Communication,” taught by professor Suzanne Enck.

Booths at this year’s Gender Fair will focus on different aspects of gender in the public...

UNT conference winners’ work to be published

Thu, Apr 17, 2014 - 1:20pm

Orders are being taken for The Best American Newspaper Narratives of 2012, an anthology of 10 newspaper articles that were honored during the 2013 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference.

The 10 articles were the first-, second-, and third-place winners and seven runners-up of the first Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest offered last year by the conference, which is hosted each July by the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism at the University of North Texas. The Best American Newspaper Narratives of 2012 will be published by the UNT Press in May. Copies can be reserved on the UNT Press website...

UNT counseling faculty members earn national awards

Thu, Apr 17, 2014 - 1:15pm

Two University of North Texas College of Education faculty members — Sue Bratton and Amanda Giordano — earned awards from the American Counseling Association for their contributions to the field.

Sue Bratton, professor of counseling, earned the ACA Extended Research Award for two decades of research on play therapy and Child Parent Relationship Therapy, or CPRT. Bratton also serves as director of the renowned Center for Play Therapy at UNT, the largest play therapy training program in the world. In play therapy, counselors use play materials to help children express their experiences, feelings and thoughts.

She is a...

UNT professor discusses near death experience research

Wed, Apr 16, 2014 - 2:41pm

Dr. Jan Holden, professor of counseling at the University of North Texas, discusses near death experience research.

To watch the video, click here.

Students charged with aggravated assault, jailed

Wed, Apr 16, 2014 - 2:40pm

Two University of North Texas freshmen accused of shooting pellets at two other students on campus over the weekend have been booked into the city of Denton jail.

Raymond Wax and Victor Avina, both 19, were charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Monday evening. Bond has been set for each of them at $50,000.

Avina, a chemistry major, admitted to detectives Monday that he shot at the two women students at Clark Hall in the 1700 block of Maple Street, according to a sworn statement submitted by police in seeking his arrest.

Two women students reported that on Friday they were shot at...