Monday, July 8, 2013
UNT business student chosen to represent U.S. in two international economic events
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Adam Hasley, a University of North Texas junior from Forney studying finance in the College of Business, is one of four students in the nation selected as a U.S. Student Ambassador for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation China CEO Forum July 12-14 in Beijing and one of 30 U.S. students selected to attend the APEC CEO Summit Oct. 5-7 in Bali, Indonesia.
APEC -- dedicated to supporting sustainable...
Friday, July 5, 2013
UNT professor's work details language of African drums
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – A drum does more than make a sound. It can call your name or ask a question – and respond. In his new book, Agbadza: Songs, Drum Language of the Ewes, College of Music Professor Gideon Foli Alorwoyie explains the deeper meaning behind the music, lyrics and the language of the drums that the Ewes in Africa have developed for centuries.
The book will be released July 15, along with a CD of songs that can be regarded as one long work in 25 sections. The style of music traditional to the Ewe people from Ghana, Togo and Benin in West Africa is detailed in th...
Friday, July 5, 2013
UNT student, three alumnae join Dallas Cowboys hip-hop dance team
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – A love of dance – and the stamina to dance for hours on end – brought a University of North Texas student and three alumnae together to audition and ultimately make the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue hip-hop team.
The Dallas Cowboys, in partnership with Miller Lite, selected 17 women to represent them this season as the 2013-2014 Rhythm and Blue Dancers. The final squad was selected on June 7.
UNT dance junior Jessica Stewart, of Dallas, joins the team for her second year. Alumnae Kara Robinson, from The Woodlands, and...
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
UNT political scientist available to comment on Rick Perry’s July 8 announcement
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has said he will make an announcement on July 8 (Monday) regarding his “exciting future plans” in politics, which may or may not include a decision to run for an unprecedented fourth full term as governor, or seek another presidential bid.
Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha, associate professor of political science at the University of North Texas, is available to comment on Perry’s announcement.
Eshbaugh-Soha spoke to the media in 2012 about Perry’s unsuccessful run for the Republican presi...
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
UNT alumnae, professors recognized by national group for outstanding fiber, textile and design work
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – College of Visual Arts and Design May graduate Liyun (Alice) Chang was recently named a recipient of the Surface Design Association’s 2013 Outstanding Student Award. She and four alumnae received a variety of recognitions by the association, along with two award-winning professors.
“The Surface Design Association is an international textile, fiber art and design group that offers a very competitive venue,” said Associate Professor Janie Stidham, who won third place in the association’s fashion show. “I feel that our performance at the event speaks loudly to the...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
UNT expert says American Revolution more about British government changing
While many Americans know that Independence Day is the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the 13 original American colonies, Americans tend to have certain misconceptions about the Revolutionary War, including what caused the war in the first place, according to a University of North Texas history professor.
Guy Chet, associate professor of history, says many students in his American Revolution course come into class thinking that the American colonists “were becoming less and...
Monday, June 24, 2013
UNT expert says perceptions of whistle-blowers is often harsh, but Snowden case may differ
DENTON (UNT), Texas — How are whistle-blowers viewed by others?
In most cases, people blame the whistle-blower rather than the wrongdoer, said Mary Curtis, Horace Brock Centennial Professor of Accounting in the University of North Texas College of Business, who has researched perceptions of whistle-blowers. But the case of National Security Agency contractor Edward...
Friday, June 21, 2013
Journalism professor gives advice for celebrities' public relations blunders
Embattled Food Network cook Paula Deen can restore her positive public image after admitting using racial slurs in the past by briefly explaining the context of her remarks, sincerely apologizing for any offense the remarks have caused in the past, and are causing in the present, says a University of North Texas faculty member in the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, who has managed public relations for nationally syndicated talk show host Tom Joyner.
Neil Foote, principal lecturer at UNT and a...
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Make a robot, ID fingerprints, tie-dye a T-shirt and more in UNT’s Grandparents University®
DENTON (UNT), Texas — This summer, kids will pick a major and head to college – with their grandparents.
The University of North Texas’ Grandparents University® from June 20 to 21 offers a multi-generational bonding experience for grandkids ages 7 to 12 and their grandparents. Pairs pick a “major” — including astronomy, robotics, acting, chemistry and more — and get a taste of life on a college campus.
They can tie-dye a T-shirt in a fashion merchandising class, identify fingerprints in a CSI class, learn how to prepare a disaster kit in an...
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Mayborn conference announces winners of first newspaper narrative writing contest