Women's Studies Maymester Course Offers Insight into Tunisian Women's Lives
More than a dozen students accompanied Sandra Spencer, director of UNT's Women's Studies Program, on a unique study abroad program in the North African nation of Tunisia. Spencer explains why Tunisia is of particular interest to those interested in women's issues in predominantly Islamic countries and how the experience enriched her life as well as the lives of the students.
Write Stuff: Creative Writing Students Read Their Work
Denton has a national reputation for being a center of “indie music,” with small-scale performances of an almost underground nature. What's the scene for emerging poets and prose writers? Current and former UNT creative writing students are discovering, and in some cases creating, new venues for introducing the broader Denton community to their works.
And the Winner of the LTC Summer Institute Blogging Contest is...
We featured the new Department of Linguistics and Technical Communication in the fall 2009 issue of Synergies. Here's an update on the LTC Summer Institute. The third annual institute attracted nearly 100 ESL students and teachers from Mexico and incorporated a blogging contest to enhance the students' language skills and cultural knowledge.
ROTC Offers Chance to Jumpstart a Career in the Military
The College of Arts and Sciences is home to two ROTC programs – Army and Air Force – that also serve students at several other higher education institutions in the region. Although their missions are parallel, their students benefit a healthy level of inter-service competition.
Mediation Team at the Top
Competitive peacemaking? UNT's Mediation Team came home triumphant from the Tenth National Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament in Chicago after taking first place among the thirty teams in the mediation division of the event. Success depends on cooperation, even with participants from other institutions.
Taking on the World
Another locus of peaceful competition is UNT's Model International Organization. Under the guidance of International Studies Program director Emile Sahliyeh, students learn how international bodies like the U.N. and Arab League work as they simulate delegations from various countries at regional and national conferences.
Helping HIV/AIDS Charities One Step at a Time
Since 2006, UNT's Center for Psychosocial Health Research (CPHR) has taken part in LifeWalk, an annual Dallas event sponsored by AIDS Arms, Inc. Grouping together faculty, students, and furry friends like Toby Dawg, the CPHR LifeWalk team has raised more than $2,000 for HIV/AIDS charities.
Evolution Has No Clothes documentary to explore State Board of Education science curriculum deliberations
MFA student Scott Thurman is hard at work on his thesis film and provides a teaser clip. Director of "Smokey," an acclaimed documentary on a Texas-based Elvis impersonator, Thurman has turned his energy to covering the debate about how Texas science classes deal with the topic of evolution.