Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Honors student who overcame eating disorder will be keynote speaker at UNT's Scholars Day
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Like so many other high school students, Leta Cunningham spent the second semester of her senior year preparing for life at a university — the University of North Texas, where she was accepted into the Honors College.
She was looking forward to her graduation ceremony and...
Thursday, March 30, 2017
UNT to host Barbara Jordan Media Awards luncheon April 13
DENTON (UNT), Texas — University of North Texas sophomore Nikki Lyssy learned to surf when she was in middle school, during a family vacation to Texas' Gulf coast.
When Lyssy had the chance to try parasailing in Port Aransas a few years later, she couldn’t wait to soar above the bay — and not being able to see the sky or the ocean below wouldn’t stop her.
That’s why Lyssy, an English major at UNT who has been blind since birth, was so eager to share her...
Thursday, March 9, 2017
UNT study abroad program honored by Association of International Educators
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Author of "The Perfect Storm" among keynote speakers at 2017 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Wayne Miller named 2017 UNT Rilke Prize winner
Wayne Miller is the 2017 UNT Rilke Prize winner for his book of poetry, “Post-.” The $10,000 prize, sponsored by UNT’s Department of English, recognizes a book published by a mid-career poet that demonstrates exceptional artistry and vision.
“There were many strong books in the mix this year, but Wayne Miller’s work stood out as a vital collection of poems that places personal loss—the death of a father—within the complex cultural and historical forces that buffet 21st-century American life,” said Corey Marks, UNT’s Creative Writing...
Monday, March 6, 2017
UNT to host Women’s History Month speaker on March 23
What: Women’s History Month lecture at the University of North Texas, featuring Katie Hindmarch-Watson, a cultural historian of modern Britain and the British Empire and assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University.
When: 3 p.m. March 23 (Thursday)
Where: Room 080, Business Leadership Building, 1307 W Highland St. in Denton.
More information: A Parkmobile lot is also available at the corner of Eagle Drive and Avenue B. For more information on parking, visit the...
Monday, February 27, 2017
UNT named Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Award-winning authors headed to UNT for spring Visiting Writers Series
Three writers will be appearing at the University of North Texas for the spring 2017 Visiting Writers Series sponsored by UNT’s Creative Writing Program.
Melissa Kwasny: March 8 (Wednesday)- Kwasny is the author of five books of poetry, including “Reading Novalis in Montana,” which was named one of the top 10 books of 2009 by The Huffington Post and “Thistle,” which won the Idaho Prize. She also is the editor of the anthology “Toward the Open Field: Poets on the Art of Poetry 1800-1950.” Kwasny teaches at...
Monday, February 20, 2017
UNT student awarded $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
University of North Texas student Matt Morton has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship program.
The fellowship offers grants to published creative writers that enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel and general career advancement.
Morton, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English, began working on a new book last year.
“Starting a new book is...
Monday, February 13, 2017
UNT guest speaker to discuss antisemitism of the left and right political spectrum
What: "Understanding Antisemitism of the Left and the Right" — A lecture
at the University of North Texas by Kenneth Waltzer, professor