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Spring 2005 vol. 55 no. 1

The North Texan Spring 2005 issue vol. 55 no. 1

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Ground-breaking plant research comes just in time for spring, and stories of a pioneering surgeon and an anti-smoking CD round out the issue.

Firsthand account
Read about one fan's trip to the New Orleans Bowl and check out more photos from the Mean Green's fourth visit to the Big Easy.

feature stories

The Life of Plants
Scientists move one step closer to understanding what causes plants to flower.
By Cathy Cashio

Beat of a Different Drummer
Surgery patients everywhere are
thankful Frank Spencer left the farm.
By Nancy Kolsti

From bad breath to diseased organs, middle schoolers relate to anti-smoking CD-ROM.
By Sally Bell

Frank Spencer


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Alumni Items
Hoopla: Four former students share North Texas story
Let Us Know: What faculty member influenced you the most?
Crested Butte: Enjoy the sounds of UNT music in Colorado

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Friends We'll Miss



New Orleans Bowl
Story and photos from the trip

Poet Laureate
Cleatus Rattan ends term as Texas' top bard

Walden anniversary, Roger Williams, Cloelia, Mussolini, alto sax, trumpet and organ

What's Been Happening
Walt Parker Drive, Jazzman's Café, Sibelius Symposium, Engineering Week, March Madness, Union Day



Read letters about war and choice, walkers, the Denton Stampede and the Monster, as well as the latest on the ownerless class ring. Or send in your own letter to the editor.


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eagle tale

Alaskan 'Grouch':
Eagle photos from alum Dan Reeder

time tracks

Water works:
Photos of the Library Mall fountain, plus a plan for future development.

Down the Corridor:
Stolen laundry, H-bomb preparedness, centerfold hopefuls, freezing Fry Street


UNT news


Coretta Scott King

King on campus
Coretta Scott King speaks at eighth annual Equity and Diversity Conference Feb. 25

Rod Paige speaks
First community luncheon raises $91,000 to benefit UNT at Dallas

New degrees
Public administration doctorate, electrical engineering degrees approved

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