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2008-07-24 18:00:51

By Lajuan Tallo Amy Payne's roots at Northwest Mississippi Community College run deep. She spent her student years at the college playing an active role as a student recruiter and in student government. She came back to the school to teach first part-time and then full-time, serving on various committees and participating with her students as a group adviser and sponsor. Recently, Payne was named the new division director of the college's academic business division, following in the...

2008-07-06 03:00:12

By David Flick, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 6--DENTON -- Neil Slater has faced many challenges in his 27 years as chairman of the University of North Texas' Jazz Studies Division. But convincing young musicians that they can learn America's most urban art form in the middle of the Texas prairie has not been one of them."I've never had any problem recruiting," he said. "The reputation of the school is out there." Last week, Mr. Slater, 76, led the school's famed One O'Clock Lab Band on...

2008-06-25 15:02:58

By Diane Smith, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jun. 25--FORT WORTH -- Several area school districts expect to get state money to help pay for after-school and academic programs. The Fort Worth school district is one of several North Texas groups that were told by the Texas Education Agency that they made the preliminary selection for The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Cycle 5 Grant. The Fort Worth district is expected to receive $2.75 million to help fund after-school...

2008-06-20 12:00:36

By Holly Huffman, The Eagle, Bryan, Texas Jun. 18--Texas A&M University President Elsa Murano has tapped two deans from opposite fields and different regions of the country as the finalists for a top spot on her executive team. Jeffrey Vitter, the Frederick L. Hovde dean of the College of Science at Purdue, and Robert Newman, dean of humanities and associate vice president for interdisciplinary studies at the University of Utah, are vying to become Texas A&M's next...

2008-05-12 12:00:33

By Kathy A. Goolsby and Katherine Leal Unmuth, The Dallas Morning News May 12--Teachers who complain about being underpaid may need to find another beef. How does $50,000 a year for a newly minted teacher sound? A lack of qualified instructors in some critical subject areas has set off a hiring war in North Texas. School districts are raising teacher salaries, awarding signing bonuses and offering annual stipends to lure hard-to-find teachers. DeSoto ISD is a case in point. The...

2008-02-06 12:00:12

DALLAS, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation announced today a grant of $332,400 to The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) over a three year period to create a "TI Science & Technology Innovation Fund". The fund will support innovation and entrepreneurial development camps for high school juniors and seniors to increase interest in careers in science and technology. It will also provide scholarships to UT Dallas engineering and science students who take...

2007-07-20 09:06:49

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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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