Thursday, April 18, 2013
Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference to hold first newspaper narrative contest
DENTON (UNT), Texas — In an effort to encourage narrative nonfiction storytelling at newspapers across America, the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference and The Dallas Morning News are launching a new writing contest this year. The Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest will award prizes to three long-form narrative nonfiction pieces previously published in daily U.S. newspapers or on the newspapers’ websites.
Newspaper reporters and editors may submit...
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
UNT’s College of Public Affairs and Community Service honors community members and more at appreciation dinner
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas College of Public Affairs and Community Service honored outstanding staff members, faculty members, students and community members at an April 5 appreciation dinner in UNT’s Gateway Center.
“I am humbled by the dedication and commitment of those who are so committed to strengthening their communities,” said Dr. Thomas Evenson, dean of UNT’s College of Public Affairs and Community Service. “Strengthening communities is our mission, and we feel it’s important to recognize the individuals and...
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Financial awards available for students to attend 2013 Mayborn conference
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Texas History Symposium to focus on JFK assassination
What: “50 Years Since the Assassination of John F. Kennedy” — The 2013 Texas History Symposium presented by the University of North Texas Department of History. Featuring former Dallas Police Department detective James Leavelle and James Giglio, distinguished professor emeritus of history at Southwest Missouri State University, as guest speakers.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
UNT professor organizes first Arab film festival in Texas
What: First annual Arab Film Festival, the first and only of its kind in Texas, presented by the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute
When: 6:30 to 10 p.m. April 19 (Friday) and 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 20 (Saturday) and April 21 (Sunday)
Where: Angelika Film Center, 5321 East Mockingbird Lane, Suite 230, Dallas
Tickets: Free for students with ID, $5 for one ticket or $8 for two tickets
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Guest lecturer to speak on Latino Theater April 9
What: A lecture at the University of North Texas by Jorge Huerta, Chancellor’s Associates Professor, Emeritus at the University of California at San Diego. Huerta will discuss and demonstrate the important role that Teatro Chicana/o, or the Chicano theater movement, has played in the struggles for social justice since 1965.
When: 3 p.m. April 9 (Tuesday)
Where: Forum on the first floor of UNT's...
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Vivian Castleberry named to Shuford Hall of Honor at Mayborn School of Journalism
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
2013 UNT Rilke Prize winner to read from her work April 9
What: Poet Paisley Rekdal, winner of the 2013 UNT Rilke Prize sponsored by the University of North Texas Creative Writing Program, reads from her work in Animal Eye at UNT. Part of the UNT Department of English's Visiting Writers Series
When: 8 p.m April 9 (Tuesday)
Where: Golden Eagle Suite on the third level of UNT's University Union, located one block west of Welch and West Prairie streets (1155 Union Circle)...
Friday, March 29, 2013
Three UNT faculty members named Institute for the Advancement of the Arts fellows
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Robert Jessup, professor of studio arts; Bonnie Friedman, assistant professor of English; and Claudia Howard Queen, assistant professor of dance and theatre, have been selected as faculty fellows in UNT's Institute for the Advancement of the Arts in the 2013-14 academic year.
As fellows, the three professors will be granted a semester off from teaching duties to work on their projects full time.
Professor of Studio Arts Robert Jessup, a UNT faculty member since fall 1991, will use the fellowship to challenge his...
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
UNT’s Innovation Greenhouse hosting Big Picture Idea Competition
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas students are invited to participate in a Big Picture Idea Competition hosted by UNT’s Innovation Greenhouse.
Students participating will use video to tell a story of creativity in the North Texas region, and winners can receive prizes of up to $500 as well as internships with Big Picture Idea.
Nancy Hong, executive director of the Innovation Greenhouse, will host an information...