Wednesday, January 25, 2017
UNT alumna returns to headline Fine Arts Series
University of North Texas alumna and multi-faceted performer Shara Nova, known as My Brightest Diamond, will return to campus Feb. 15 (Wednesday) for the Fine Arts Series.
“We are very excited to have My Brightest Diamond on campus and welcome Shara Nova back to UNT,” said Molly Orr, associate director for UNT’s University Union. “This is a great event for the Fine Arts Series 113th season.” Nova graduated from UNT in 1998 with a degree in vocal performance.
Nova’s career as My Brightest Diamond, which began in 2006 with an acclaimed independent rock record, has...
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Elizabeth Smart to speak at UNT's Distinguished Lecture Series Feb. 9
Elizabeth Smart, child abduction survivor and advocate, will speak at the University of North Texas Feb. 9 (Thursday) as part of the university’s Distinguished Lecture Series.
Smart’s lecture begins at 8 p.m. at UNT’s Union Lyceum located at 1155 Union Circle.
Tickets for the lecture are available now and may be purchased online. UNT students can receive one free...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
UNT presents World War I poetry exhibit opening Jan. 17
DENTON (UNT), Texas The horror of World War I altered the world for generations. Now The University of Texas Libraries Special Collections is offering a glimpse of the poetry inspired by the Great War.
The Lost Generation: World War I Poetry from the Donald Thomas War Poetry Collection will be on display in the Sarah T. Hughes Reading Room. The Reading Room is located on the fourth floor of UNT’s Willis Library, 1506 Highland Ave. The exhibit will be displayed until May 11 (Thursday).
This exhibit explores the work of...
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
UNT Debate students win state championship tournament
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Garrett Hammonds and Abron Hester, two members of the University of North Texas Debate Team, won the 2016 Fall Texas Intercollegiate Forensic Association Championship Tournament held Nov. 3-5 at Tyler Junior College. The win came in UNT Debate’s second year in participating in this tournament.
Friday, September 9, 2016
UNT Dean Kinshuk receives international award
DENTON, Texas (UNT) -- The University of North Texas College of Information dean Kinshuk (who goes by one name) is the winner of the 2016 Distinguished Development Award by the Association for Education Communications and Technology's (AECT).
"We are so proud that our College of Information dean is the winner of such prestigious award," said Finley Graves, provost and vice president for academic affairs at UNT. "This high honor truly shows how influential Kinshuk is and what a wonderful addition is he to our university."
The award is based on Kinshuk's accomplishments in the...
Friday, April 29, 2016
Texas Film Maker of the Year to screen feature film at UNT
What: Screening of "Pale" at the University of North Texas
When: 8-10 p.m. May 21 (Saturday)
Where: The Lyceum on the third level of the University Union, 1155 Union Circle, Denton
Cost: Free with valid UNT Identification or $5 with half of the proceeds donated to UNT's Department of Media Arts.
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – The feature film "Pale" will be screened at the University of North Texas' Lyceum Theater. "Pale" follows the journey of two sisters who were separated during a post-apocalyptic...
Thursday, March 17, 2016
UNT guest speaker to discuss perceptions of Israel on U.S. university campuses
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Annual African Cultural Festival brings dancing, drumming and global music to UNT
What: The African Cultural Festival, featuring dancing, drumming and music from around the world, returns to the University of North Texas for the 19th year.
When: 8 p.m. April 2 (Saturday)
Where: Paul Voertman Concert Hall, located in the Music Building at 415 Avenue C, Denton.
Cost: $20 for general public and $10 for UNT students with ID.
More information: For a complete list of UNT College of Music events, including faculty and student recitals, visit the College of Music online...
Friday, March 4, 2016
Poet Rick Barot named 2016 UNT Rilke Prize winner
DENTON (UNT), Texas - Rick Barot was named the 2016 UNT Rilke Prize winner for his book of poetry, “Chord.” 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.
To celebrate the award, a Q&A and reception will be held with Barot at 7 p.m. April 13 at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. Barot will also give a reading and sign books at 8 p.m. April 14 in Room 180 of the Business Leadership Building, 1307 W. Highland St. Barot originally was scheduled to read as part of UNT's...
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Research by UNT College of Music professor to study language, preserve history of West African ritual songs
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Drums can do more than just provide a beat. For the Anlo-Ewe people in Ghana, West Africa, they can tell stories, cure diseases, promote fertility and summon spirits. University of North Texas College of Music Professor of Percussion Gideon Alorwoyie has received a grant to study and record their traditional ritual drum language to help develop a better understanding of the music, also known as Brekete, and to preserve its history. Alorwoyie, who is from Anlo-Afiadenyigba in the Volta Region of Ghana, also is a high priest of...