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New college track teammates accept Jaron Thomas and his painted nails
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Mon, Jan 29, 2018 - 9:25am

DENTON, Texas — After four years competing at the University of Colorado, Jaron Thomas graduated and possessed one remaining season of indoor track and field eligibility.

Rather than wait to start his doctoral program at the University of North Texas and spend another year in Boulder, Colorado, he is finishing his athletic career in Denton, Texas.

“People always say that I’m a transfer athlete, but I always correct them. I graduated and really enjoyed my experience there,” said Thomas, who is studying for a doctorate in audiology. “I love UNT, but Colorado is my home for college...

University Officials In North Texas Talk About Why Foreign Student Enrollment Is Down
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Tue, Nov 28, 2017 - 10:45am

Recent headlines, like the Trump administration’s efforts to ban travelers from certain countries, have raised questions in education circles about whether U.S. politics are having an impact on foreign student enrollment at American universities. 

I spoke with KERA's managing editor Eric Aasen about a recent international enrollment report and what local university officials are saying.

The enrollment study

In a new report called “Open Doors” by the Institute...

UNT Working to Retain More Black Male Students
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The University of North Texas is taking on a troubling statistic. The school found that it is retaining just over 73 percent of its African American male students. But several campus groups are trying to make a difference.

Joshua Okpara says the campus environment drew him to UNT.

“The best part of the college experience is you write your own story," said Okpara, a senior marketing major.

But like many college students soon find out, you can’t write that story alone.

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Argyle ranch helping trauma survivors gets marketing help from UNT
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An Argyle ranch that helps people and animals when other therapies fail is getting help itself from a group of University of North Texas marketing students.

Founder Bob Williams started Ranch Hand Rescue Counseling Center and Animal Sanctuary nine years ago as a combined rescue facility for animals and therapy center for trauma survivors who don’t respond well to traditional counseling. The organization’s mission is strong, but the group struggles in other ways.

“They have great potential, but the messaging is confusing,” said Robin...

UNT students promote community through combination of offbeat sports
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Sun, Sep 4, 2016 - 11:51pm

The University of North Texas is often revered for the spirit of its active and free-thinking students — a charge that applies to those both in and out of the classroom.

At the grassy area in front of Clark Hall, this principle is put into practice as students gather Sunday for the marriage of two lesser-known, but equally interesting pastimes: AcroYoga and slacklining.

“It’s an exciting physical and mental challenge,” senior geography student Will Primrose said of his discipline of slacklining. “Plus, it’s great exercise.”

Slacklining is the act of walking in midair across webbing tied between two trees....

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