Arts and Music
The New York Times reporter and columnist Dan Barry won the 2015 Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest top prize for "The Boys in the Bunkhouse," published in the Times in March 2014.
Gulin "Eva" Gelogullari, a graduate student at UNT, has received a $30,500 Rotary Global Grant to study at Tel Aviv University in Israel during the 2015-16 academic year.
The University of North Texas' Thursday Night Music at UNT on the Square - Summer Edition begins June 18 and runs through July 23.
Watts, chair of the art department at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, starts as new dean of the College of Visual Arts and Design on August 1.
Babies and young children will experience the joy of sound and musical learning this summer at UNT's Early Childhood Music program, which teaches children the foundations of music through interactive games and allows parents to participate in their children's musical education.
UNT's College of Visual Arts and Design has received a gift in the amount of $500,000 that will assist in the enrichment and renaming of the already noted fashion design program as the Michael Faircloth Fashion Design Program.
Ceramics, painting, fashion and photography are just some of the modes of art that will be featured in the 2015 University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design MFA Showcase May 21 - July 25.
Alumnus Alan Baylock, leader of the Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra and chief arranger for the Airmen of Note military jazz ensemble, has been named the new director for the One O'Clock.
The works of acclaimed photographer Joe "The Hillbilly Snapshooter" Clark and his son Junebug -- which have been featured in Life and National Geographic magazines and Jack Daniel's Distillery advertisements -- will be on display June 1 (Monday) - July 22 (Wednesday).