Like father, like son: UNT student balloon artist carries on deceased dad’s family legacy
DENTON (UNT), Texas — University of North Texas student Brandon Nowell says his future started in the past – with a box of poorly made balloons.
Three decades ago, Brandon’s dad, Wes, was working for UPS Inc., when a client from the Pioneer Balloon Company offered him some mis-manufactured product. Wes took the defective balloons home and soon discovered that he had a knack for creating new balloon designs. He and wife Joanie started a small balloon art and decorating business:...
UNT’s student-run restaurant opens for business Feb. 19, announces special guest chefs
What:The Club at Gateway, a student-run restaurant at the University of North Texas, will soon start its spring dining season. Designed as part of a hands-on course for hospitality management majors, students get experience in all aspects of managing a hospitality venue – including menu planning, meal preparation, marketing, staff management and budgeting.
When: Seating is from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday – Thursday from Feb. 19 (Monday) to April 26 (Thursday). The club is closed March 12 – 15, March 27 and...
UNT student heads to retail industry's top show, thanks to scholarship
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A University of North Texas student is going to one of the biggest shows in retail, thanks to a unique scholarship. Emma Restivo, a freshman, received the Rising Star Award to attend the National Retail FederationBig Show and Student Program Jan. 12 – 15.
The award is granted by the National Retail Federation Foundation to a student who shows promise in digital retailing. Restivo, who is double majoring in digital retailing and home furnishings...
Four UNT students win awards from nation's largest fashion scholarship fund
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund is awarding four University of North Texas students with $5,000 prizes. The UNT students are among more than 200 college students to receive money from the fund.
The winners include Andrew Bridges, a senior from Sanger, Texas, majoring in merchandising with a marketing minor; Ruthanna Harry, a senior from Garland, Texas, majoring in merchandising and digital retailing with a minor in marketing; Maia Wilson, a senior from Frisco, Texas, majoring in merchandising and digital retailing...
UNT hospitality expert makes wine selection easy with 11 easy tips
DENTON (UNT), Texas — University of North Texas wine connoisseur Han Wen, an assistant professor of hospitality who teaches courses on wine, shares tips for how to shop for, serve and gift wine on a budget.
When selecting wine as a gift, what are the key things to look for?