|Roomful of Teeth will continue their yearlong residency at UNT with a special concert in Winspear Hall on March 9 at 8:00 PM. By studying with masters of singing traditions around the world, this innovative, Grammy-winning, eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and forges a new repertoire without borders. Come hear Inuit throat singing, yodeling, belting, Korean P’ansori, Georgian singing, Sardinian cantu a tenore, Hindustani music and Persian classical singing, all in one evening. Tickets are available at www.thempac.com
College of Education
COE, ACES to present Temple Grandin lecture in Dallas
The University of North Texas and ACES (Comprehensive Educational Services Inc.) will present prominent autism activist Temple Grandin April 13 in Dallas.
“+Autism: A Lecture and Discussion with Temple Grandin” will begin at 9 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 8500 Hillcrest Ave. The lecture is open to anyone with an interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder, including educators, parents and health practitioners. Tickets are $20, and pre-registration is highly encouraged as the event is expected to sell out. Proceeds will support UNT’s work in autism.
Grandin is considered one of the most important voices in the ASD community. She was diagnosed with autism as a young child and went on to earn a doctoral degree in animal science. She is a best-selling author and was the subject of an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning HBO film starring Claire Danes.
Grandin will discuss her journey and offer her thoughts on the mysteries of Autism Spectrum Disorder in a lecture titled “Educating Students with Different Kinds of Minds.”
The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Grandin and experts from UNT and UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center, who will answer questions from the audience and offer insights into current research and best practices.
Doors will open at 8 a.m. the day of the event. The lecture is appropriate for ages 12 and older, and light refreshments will be served. To register, submit a question for Grandin or the panel, or for more information, visit http://www.coe.unt.edu/grandin.
College of Visual Arts and Design
CVAD alumna Susan Gabbard is being honored by the NAEA (National Art Education Association) after being named National Art Educator of the Year. Gabbard will be presented the award at the NAEA conference in New York City on March 3, 2017, 3:00pm at the General Session.
One College One Building – On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017, officials from University of North Texas and the College of Visual Arts & Design broke ground on a new home for UNT CVAD. The new art building project will be a new $70 million, four-story, 128,354-square-foot addition to the current art building that is located at 1201 W. Mulberry in Denton, Texas.
Upon the completion of this project, slated to be in Fall 2018, more of the College’s programs will be housed together in one place. Currently, art courses are taught not only in the Art Building, but also in Curry, Hickory, and Oak Street Hall, and the Welch Street Complex.
Stay updated on the project by visiting https://art.unt.edu/newCVAD
On Saturday, February 18th, North Texas Basketball will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Sun Belt Conference and NCAA Tournament participant team. Members of the 2007 Championship team will be honored at halftime of the basketball game against UTSA. Tip off set for 3 pm.
The 2007 North Texas basketball team was only the 2nd team in UNT history to go to the NCAA tournament. They earned their way to the NCAA tournament by defeating Arkansas State in the Sun Belt Conference Championship game by a score of 83-75. Calvin Watson was named SBC tournament MVP. The Mean Green lost their first round game in the NCAA Tournament against the Memphis Tigers by a score of 58-73. The Mean Green finished the season with a 23-11 record.
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