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North Texan continues to get better and better! The spring
issue exudes creativity. What a great source
of information and
a fabulous vehicle to
display the pride we have in the University of North Texas. I
can't wait for the next edition.
Kudos to everyone!
Herold ('84, '85 M.S.)
26 of the spring issue (“Research Report”), you begin
the article with “faculty members” and yet, in the
first item, you fail to mention the director and faculty member,
Dr. Kris Chesky, who heads up the Texas Center for Music and
Medicine. I think he should be acknowledged and recognized for his
supreme efforts and achievements in this area.
note: Kris Chesky, research assistant
professor in the College of Music at UNT and the School of
Public Health at the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth,
and Bernard Rubin, chief of rheumatology and professor
of medicine at the Health Science Center, are co-directors
of the center.
Worrell and I became friends through intramural sports at Texas Tech
in the fall of 1956. It has been enjoyable to witness his very successful
and rewarding career throughout the years. Thank you for the nice
article in your winter issue.
I enjoyed your fall issue with the warm obituary about James
I knew Jim well for many years, both as a friend and as a surgical
colleague. I visited him as a visiting professor in Dallas on
three different occasions.
I am puzzled by your not mentioning Jim's father, another
Dr. James Carrico. He was chair of UNT's Department of
Chemistry in the 1940s, retiring some time in the '50s.
He was an outstanding man, both as a teacher and as a warm
human being. I entered his freshman chemistry class as a somewhat
15-year-old from West Texas in 1941. A few months later I was
fortunate enough to receive a student teaching position in
his department. He remains one of the outstanding role models
Were you simply unaware of this remarkable father-son legacy?
It speaks for itself about the strong influence of North Texas
on both the faculty and students. I personally have always
had the highest regard for North Texas because it combines
the ideal qualities of the university, superb teaching combined
with a collegial semi-paternal attitude that treats students as
junior colleagues and creates a marvelous excitement for learning.
C. Spencer ('44)
New York City
note: Thanks for bringing this point to our attention.
a pleasure seeing a photograph of my father, Kenneth Keathley,
in your spring 2001 issue. Dad was a proud alum of North Texas
and an even prouder former member of 'Fessor Graham's
stage band. He taught band and biology at the high school and
college levels for more than 30 years and taught guitar virtually
all his life until his death at age 78 (in 1994). I'm sure I have
a copy of the photograph you published, but it has been a long
while since I have seen it.
in the spring issue about Army Capt. Paul
Berg ('93, '95 M.B.A.)
and the UNT flag he took with him to the Middle East, Betty Lou
Switzer ('79) had her second-graders at W.E. Chalmers Elementary
Gainesville make cards for him and others in his company.
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Dear Captain Paul Berg
Your our hero
I'm proud to be an American
Thank You Paul Berg
Front: We spout you Paul Berg
I'm proud to be an America
I'm Proud to be an American
I'm proud to be an American inleast I know
my name and I'm proud for the Americans that
died who gave that right to me so I stand up be proud
for the red, white and blue and there's no
dow't because I love this land
God bless the U.S.A.
Front: Dear Army Captin Paul Berg
Inside left: I am prood to be an America. Where
at least I know I am frea. Tell all the solgjers
that I sed I Love you and them and I am prowd to
be an America. And we mis you! I am eight and my
name is Amanda
on the back
Inside right: Army Captain Paul Berg