A Brief History of UNT’s Multicultural Center

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The mission of UNT’s Multicultural Center is to cultivate a campus environment where people of all identities and experiences can thrive. They foster the success and awareness of historically underrepresented student populations with an emphasis on disability, ethnicity, gender, interfaith, race and sexual orientation. The Center’s programs and activities are developed to increase the awareness,… Read more »

Archiving the Pandemic: COVID-19

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In these wildly uncertain times, it can be difficult to think too far beyond “when will things get back to normal?” But archivists are also wondering how this unique moment might be remembered years from now. UNT’s University Archivist is working to save materials that UNT produces to communicate information about the pandemic. But there’s… Read more »

Harriss Gym Historic Marker Dedication, March 14, 2017

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Today a new historical plaque commemorating the former location of the Harriss Gym was unveiled at the southwest corner of the Hurley Administration Building (near the main entrance to the Union). Along with being the site of women’s athletic events, the Harriss Gym served as the site of many social events on campus from the 1920s… Read more »

Carl Benton Compton

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“They thought I was a surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.”- Frida Kahlo In 1905 Estherville, Ohio, Silas and Mary Compton welcomed their new son, Carl Benton Compton into the world. Instead of following his father into the medical profession, Carl Compton became a painter, sculptor, ceramist and lithographer… Read more »

A brief “fishtory” of North Texas freshman traditions

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The student body at the University of North Texas grew to a whopping 37,000 during the 2015-2016 school year. Considering our humble beginnings offering courses to 70 students in a rented space above a hardware store in downtown Denton over a hundred years ago, our journey from the Texas Normal College and Teacher Training Institute to the… Read more »

Fred McCain, Former North Texas Football Star & Coach Left Behind a Legendary Legacy

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“I hope to be remembered for my loyalty and respect for the university. That’s all I can hope for.” – Fred McCain With a population of just over 16,000, Gainesville, Texas is by no means a well-known city but it is the birthplace of Fred Noel McCain, former North Texas football star, coach, and Director… Read more »

A. M. Willis, Jr.

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“Being a regent is the most difficult and frustrating, and at the same time personally satisfying, of any job I’ve ever had.”  — Achille Murat Willis, Jr. Archille Murat Willis, Jr., known casually as A.M. Willis, Jr. or A.M. “Monk” Willis was born on October 9, 1916 in Richmond, Virginia. In 1938, he attended Washington & Lee… Read more »

The House will now come to order: North Texas alums in the US House of Representatives

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Today’s post will introduce two notable UNT alumni on Capitol Hill: Congressman Michael C. Burgess and former Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives Lorraine C. Miller. Congressman Burgess graduated from North Texas State University in 1972. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1977 and spent the next… Read more »