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Fall 2003 vol. 53 no. 3

The North Texan Fall 2003 issue vol. 53 no.3

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Our fall issue brings you an interview with TV's Dr. Phil, a report on sport clubs at UNT, memories from some North Texas cheerleaders and news of a Grapevine teacher's worldwide influence.

50 years of progress
Check out the new web site at, devoted to next year's commemoration of the 1954 desegregration of North Texas. You'll find a place to provide contact information, memories, photos and suggestions of people who should be included, as well as the latest information on events planned.

feature stories

For the Fun of the Games
From billiards to ultimate disc, sport clubs offer friendships and competition.
By Nancy Kolsti

Cheering on the Green
and White

Former cheerleaders remember summer camps and gymnastic feats.
By Nancy Kolsti

Q: Who is the Most
Straightforward Host on
TV Today?

TV's Dr. Phil recalls his Denton days, redneck mothers and chili fries.
By Kelley Reese

A Taste for Adventure
A Grapevine teacher inspired by Jane Goodall makes the world her classroom.
By Cathy Cashio



To find out what's planned for Homecoming, check out this year's schedule of events.

Dr. Phil


alumni news  

Alumni Items
Exes find a new home in the Gateway Center

Class Notes

Friends We'll Miss



The media and the concept of time, war American-style, scalawags, discrimination law, Baboon's "tender" CD

What's Been Happening
The semester in photos




Read letters about memories from the '50s, Swapping Places, Giles Mitchell, the Lost Battalion and "old" Scrappy. Or send in your own letter to the editor.


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eagle tale

'Family' car: Joan Hatfield Sibbet ('68) remembers the day her faithful '68 Mustang first brought her to campus

time tracks

Down the Corridor:
Author John Cowper Powys, Miss Wool of 1953, award-winning knee-highs, Pearl Jam on campus


UNT news

Howard Johnson

Howard Johnson


New provost
Howard Johnson from Syracuse joins UNT

TAMS bill
Academy opens for fall with help from Texas legislators

UNT at Dallas progress
Enrollment threshold lowered, first building authorized

Research funding
NSF and Welch Foundation grants support UNT scientists

South Pole doctor
Breast cancer survivor Jerri Nielsen speaks in Addison Nov. 14

Recent deaths
Martin Staples Shockley
Professor Emeritus of English

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