unt: GOT A FRESHMAN READY FOR COLLEGE? - 04/20/12 10:57 AM

Here's a letter I got the other day from V. Lane Rawlins, the president of the University of North Texas, one of my alma maters.
I’m posting it here for those of you to see who are in the planning stages of sending your children off to college.  My personal college career included, in addition to the University of North Texas, Tulane University, Washington University and Rice University.
North Texas was and remains my favorite.  Its main campus is located in Denton, which is about a 30 minute drive from both Dallas and Fort Worth
So for you, here’s the scoop … (1 comments)

unt: GOT A FRESHMAN READY FOR COLLEGE? CONSIDER MY ALMA MATER - 04/20/12 10:50 AM
Message from the former president of the University of North Texas, one of my alma maters.
I’m posting it here for those of you to see who are in the planning stages of sending your children off to college.  My personal college career included, in addition to the University of North Texas, Tulane University, Washington University and Rice University.
North Texas was and remains my favorite.
Here’s the scoop from former President V. Lane Rawlins:
Dear Bill,
I'm a strong believer in the power of education to enhance the quality of one's life and career. A college education is an important investment, with … (0 comments)

unt: DENTON'S FAMOUS JAZZ FESTIVAL - April 23-25, 2011 - 02/17/11 01:20 AM
Denton, Texas, about 40 miles north of Dallas, has long been considered the king of jazz music education.  The University of North Texas is there, and it's the daddy of the famous One O'clock Lab Band that has played for kings, queens, presidents, and for regular people like you and me.
Chick Corea ===>>
I suppose because of the Lab Band's more than 70 years of influence on the city, the citizens of Denton themselves are rabid jazz aficionados.  And UNT treasures its jazz programs and bands probably more than other colleges and universities treasure their school's athletic prowess.
In fact, the … (0 comments)

unt: HAVE YOU HUGGED ONE OF YOUR TEACHERS LATELY? - 09/16/10 01:37 AM
Education, mine in particular, has always been among those things at the top of my List of Zillions for which I'm grateful.
I'll admit that it has only been recently that I haven't been pursuing one avenue of formal education or another.  My wife, a retired school counselor, says it was because I am gifted - interested in many subjects and, in the main, not restricted in the natural ability it takes to learn them.
I don't agree with her, quite frankly.  I think her reasoning is entirely too serious.  I chalk the whole thing up to my being a Gemini, … (3 comments)

unt: DR. LEON BREEDEN'S EULOGY - By James Riggs - 08/16/10 04:36 PM

Dr. LEON BREEDEN1921 - 2010View Funeral Service
Monday, August 16, 2001, almost fifty-one years to the day from when Dr. Leon Breeden was hired by North Texas State College as its professor of jazz music, several hundred gathered at the Denton Bible Church in Denton, Texas to celebrate his life.  Dr. Breeden passed away on August 11th just two months shy of his 89th birthday.
For the many thousands who Dr. Breeden taught, and the tens of thousands who heard his famous University of North Texas One O'clock Lab Band, as it performed throughout the U.S. and many foreign countries, I … (5 comments)

unt: LEON BREEDEN, FAMED JAZZ EDUCATOR, PASSES AWAY - 08/12/10 09:19 AM


LEON BREEDEN1922 - 2010
Arguably the most noted jazz music educator that a U.S. college or university has ever had was Leon Breeden.
Dr. Breeden passed away from natural causes at Southwest Medical Center in Dallas about 3:30 PM on August 11, 2010.  He was 88-years old.His funeral will be held on Monday afternoon, August 16, at 3:00 at the Denton Bible Church, 2300 East University Boulevard in Denton.Those of you who have read my blogs and newspaper columns over the years know that Dr. Breeden and I were closed friends for more than fifty years, although I never … (0 comments)

unt: JAZZ GREAT -- EDUCATOR DR. LEON BREEDEN MOVES TO DALLAS - 05/28/10 06:12 PM

JAZZ'S MOST FAMOUS EDUCATOR, DR. LEON BREEDEN
Over the years, I have written a number of pieces about Dr. Leon Breeden, whose University of North Texas 1 O'clock Lab Band played for U.S. presidents, foreign countries' kings and queens, and ordinary jazz lovers all over the world, during his twenty or so year history with the University.
He's had a great influence on my life throughout our 50-year friendship, although I have never studied under him and I was never offered the opportunity to so much as to sit in during a set, playing the piano or Hammond B-3, with one of … (3 comments)

unt: DENTON, TEXAS: A town that is in dire need of architectural control and focus - 02/13/10 12:47 AM
Denton is a historic Texas city about forty miles from Dallas and a similar distance from Fort Worth. 
On January 20th, I wrote a letter to the mayor the Denton, Texas, which is the home of two major universities -- University of North Texas and Texas Women's University.  The mayor's public biography shows he is an attorney. The letter was not acknowledged. 
I believe that Denton residents and university officials should be writing and formally voicing similar opinions.  Here's the letter:
The Honorable Mark BurroughsMayor, City of Denton(address redacted)Denton, Texas 76205
Dear Mayor Burroughs:
My interest in Denton comes from having … (9 comments)

unt: HOMECOMING - 11/23/09 12:48 AM
This is part of an email I got from my dear friend, Mary Creighton.  We became friends almost fifty years ago as students at University of North Texas.  She later married the Dean of the Texas Senate, Senator Tom Creighton.
Mary, on the other hand, has devoted her talents and entire career to public education. 
I think Mary's report of going to the UNT Homecoming shows what former students can get out of going back to their college home every chance they get.
I went to UNT/Army game on Saturday in Denton.  First football game I have attended in five years.  … (2 comments)

unt: Texas College & University Scholarship License Plates - 09/12/09 04:28 AM

SCHOLARSHIP LICENSE PLATES
$30 EXTRA
In recent years, the costs to attend Texas colleges and universities have increased demonstratively.  Most educators say that's because the state stopped mandating the cost of tuition and began allowing the schools to set them.
Prior to that, at least taxpayers in Texas thought it was important to keep costs low, so that any resident with the educational prerequisites could somehow manage to finance his higher education.
Here's an example, although not in recent history.  When I transferred from Tulane University in New Orleans to University of North Texas in Denton, my annual tuition dropped … (5 comments)

unt: Famous Jazz Educator Receives Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters - 08/27/09 07:46 AM

LEON BREEDEN RECEIVES HONORARY DOCTORATE OF LETTERS
World famous jazz educator, Leon Breeden, who brought his University of North Texas Lab Bands to international fame, playing for presidents, heads of state and in many foreign countries, received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at the university's 2009 summer commencement exercises.
Surrounded by fellow jazz educator, Jim Riggs big jazz band, comprised of many former UNT graduates, a brief concert was performed and dedicated to Dr. Breeden.
The University's president, Dr. Gretchen Batzille said in her announcement:
"I was proud to award Leon Breeden, the director of the jazz studies program and … (0 comments)

unt: MR. LEON BREEDEN IS NOW DR. LEON BREEDEN -- UNT MAKES ANNOUNCEMENT - 08/15/09 01:46 AM

DR. LEON BREEDEN
 
Leon Breeden Received Honorary Doctorate at UNT
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Leon Breeden, who was director of the University of North Texas Jazz Studies Program and the One O'Clock Lab Bandfrom 1959 to 1981, was awarded an honorary doctorate at UNT's doctoral commencement ceremony. The ceremony was held Aug. 14 (Friday) in the Murchison Performing Arts Center, located along the north side of Interstate 35E at North Texas Boulevard.
The degree is awarded by the university to a candidate who has demonstrated high standards of excellence through his or her scholastic achievements, professional accomplishments, philanthropy or public service … (1 comments)

unt: LEON BREEDEN, JAZZ GREAT, BECOMES DR. LEON BREEDEN ON 8-14-09 - 08/05/09 12:18 AM
The University of North Texas began as North Texas Normal College.  A normal college was the name given colleges that primarily educated students to be public school teachers.
And normal colleges, for whatever the reasons, were second rate citizens among colleges and universities. 
Oft times their classroom credits wouldn't even transfer to a new college should a student move, say, from North Texas Normal to the University of Texas. 
Or, if the credits were accepted, they came in as a "C" regardless of what grade the student had earned.
Additionally, at least in Texas, the legislature had a history of not giving fairly, much less … (3 comments)

unt: GLENDA, THE RED HEADED GIRLFRIEND, AND THE '61 JET BLACK 'VETTE - 08/15/07 04:11 AM
<< Chuck Dunnaway, Famous '60s Radio Personality
That's my friend Chuck Dunnaway.  Many of you know him because he was one of the most famous disc jockeys of all times, working in major markets all over the US, until he and his wife, Kendall, bought their own station, built it to icon status, sold it, became better than well-fixed, then retired and moved to the Houston area.
Chuck sent me an interesting web site called "Take Me Back to the Sixties."  While fun music is playing, it points out the way things were back then.  One of them shows that you could … (8 comments)

 
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