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Defensive driving class that funds scholarships affected by online courses

Christina Ulsh / Contributing Writer After 48 years of coaching and teaching driver’s education and safety for UNT, 82-year-old Kenneth Bahnsen is retiring. He teaches defensive driving classes to fund scholarships for kinesiology students. Classes are $25 and are held in the Coliseum three to four times a month. The

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    Thieu returns to Jeopardy!, falls short of Tournament of Champions title

Thieu returns to Jeopardy!, falls short of Tournament of Champions title

Porschia Paxton / Intern Monica Thieu, who had won Jeopardy with a prize of $100,000 last year as a UNT Texas Academy of Mathematics and Sciences student, returned this year to the show for a Tournament of Champions, which ran for two weeks. The tournament, with a grand prize of

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    Mayor and presidential advisor to discuss politics and demographics

Mayor and presidential advisor to discuss politics and demographics

Melissa Wylie / Senior Staff Writer Two distinguished political specialists will discuss the importance of political public service and the nation’s changing demographics at 7 p.m. tonight in the Lyceum. San Antonio mayor Julián Castro will be presenting a forum with his mentor Luís R. Fraga, a Russell F. Stark

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    Program celebrates 1 million newspaper pages in archive

Program celebrates 1 million newspaper pages in archive

Joshua Knopp / Staff Writer UNT will celebrate its Portal to Texas History program, which digitizes and stores old newspapers online dating back to 1813, for putting 1 million pages online from 2-4 p.m. today at Willis Library. The university has been digitizing newspapers since 2007, when it received a

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Suicide prevention training available for student body

Ben Peyton / Senior Staff Writer The Counseling and Testing center is offering suicide prevention training with the hope that educating the UNT community will empower citizens with the skills needed to understand and address the risks associated with suicide. Training usually lasts a couple of hours with PowerPoint presentations,

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    UNT honors alumni at luncheon

UNT honors alumni at luncheon

Joshua Knopp / Staff Writer UNT honored distinguished alumni in the annual Alumni Awards dinner last Friday, including a veteran in Internet securities and a late rock-and-roll icon. Distinguished Alumni Award recipients Roy Orbison, who attended UNT in the 1950s and later died in 1988, received the university’s most prestigious

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This week’s police blotter: Student wanted by Idaho police arrested

Staff reports Monday, Feb. 18, 2:41 p.m.: At an initiated traffic stop, a 56-year-old male non-student was arrested for having an outside warrant and failure to maintain financial responsibility. The man was wanted by the Collin County Sheriff’s Department. 3:44 p.m.: A suicidal person was reported at Kerr Hall. UNT

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    Renowned drummer returning to UNT, will play with lab band

Renowned drummer returning to UNT, will play with lab band

Andrew Freeman / Staff Writer Peter Erskine, composer, two-time Grammy winning drummer, and professor at USC’s Thornton School of Music, will play in a concert Thursday night at 8 p.m. at the Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center with UNT’s One O’Clock Lab Band. He will also be

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    McNair scholar uses mice to explore epilepsy

McNair scholar uses mice to explore epilepsy

Melissa Wylie / Senior Staff Writer For 10 hours a week, biology senior and McNair Scholar Matthew Mendoza analyzes the aftermath of lab mice’s drug-induced epileptic seizures to gain insight in an unexplored area of neuroprotection. Mendoza, one of a three-member research team, aims to indentify the function of the

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    Former athlete trains students for marathon

Former athlete trains students for marathon

Olivia Sylvain / Intern Under the training and guidance of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine freshman Heinz Schwarzkopf, 29 UNT Health Science students competed in the Cotown Marathon in Fort Worth last weekend. Schwarzkopf began training runners through UNT Health Science Center’s Founders Activity Center. He is a personal trainer

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