Remembering Jesús Moroles, BFA 1978 (1950 – 2015)

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“Art is one of the things that might save us, save humanity.” -Jesús Moroles Born on September 22, 1950 to poor Corpus Christi cotton farmers, renowned sculptor Jesús Bautista Moroles created a name for himself through expert manipulation of granite and a unique perspective on humanistic and natural harmonies within the world. He passed away in June… Read more »

Dr. Gerard Roland Vela Múzquiz: a portrait of one of the top 100 Texas Latinos of the 20th century*

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Dr. Vela’s contributions to UNT Dr. Gerard Roland Vela Múzquiz, UNT Professor Emeritus of Microbiology and prominent community leader, was one of the first Latino faculty members at UNT (North Texas State University at the time he was hired), and the first Latino to be granted tenure; he arrived at UNT at a time when… Read more »

“The forgotten minority”: Hispanic Student Life at UNT

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Hispanic students are an important part of campus life, but were not visible as a distinctive group until April of 1970 when they formed the first Hispanic group on the North Texas State University campus.  “Los Chicanos,” was formed to “meet the social, cultural, and educational needs of Mexican-American students.” (1970 Yucca)  In 1974 NTSU… Read more »