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A mannequin in Scoular Hall dons a Thai Temple dancing outfit from the Joy Losee Collection. Surrounding it are more than 19,000 pieces that are being prepared
to move early next year.
ashion program packs or move
Ashley Grant
Senior StaffWriter
By June, Scoular Hall will be
little more than a pile of rubble
and memories for current and
former students in the fashion
design and fibers programs
that called the 65-year-old
building home.
The building, which is also
home to the highly regarded
Texas Fashion Collection, is
slated to be demolished to
clear room for the construc-
tion of the new University
Union. Students and profes-
sors will be placed in a "swing
space" on Welch Street before
making a second move to a
new permanent residence, art
design professor Janie Stidham
said.
At first apprehensive about
the plan, students and faculty
have begun looking forward
to moving into their new digs,
which will be constructed at
Welch and Hickory streets
sometime next year, Stidham
said.
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"uture law school
gets renovations
Jason Yang
Senior StaffWriter
When the UNT System
purchased the Titche-
Goettinger Building in
downtown Dallas in 2006,
the building was outdated
and had four empty floors in
need of renovations.
So when the Texas
Legislature approved the
creation of the UNT Dallas
College of Law in 2009,
UNT System Chancellor Lee
Jackson knew it was time
to do something with those
empty floors.
"It'll provide flexibility for
UNT to expand in the heart of
Dallas," Jackson said. "Instead
of looking for expensive prop-
erty elsewhere."
The $29 million project
commenced last week and
will be finished in time for
the opening of the law school
- the first public college of law
in North Texas - in August
2014. Rosemary Haggett, vice
chancellor for academic affairs
and student success, said the
renovations will improve the
condition of the building for
current UNT-Dallas students
and will accommodate the
expansion of the law school.
Floors one to four will be
refurbished with new class-
rooms and conference rooms.
Floor five will be the dean and
staff's office. Floor six will
include the lawr library, and
UNT System offices will move
to the seventh floor. Additional
shelves for the law library will
be on the eighth floor.
In addition, the building will
also have additional academic
and administration spaces, a
general teaching area, lobbies,
a student support office, new7
heating and air conditioning,
updated utilities and extensions
on the elevator and escalator,
Jackson said.
And the cement wall facing
Main Street will finally have
windows from floors four to
eight.
The UNT System currently
only uses the first four floors:
dean and staff offices on the first
two and classrooms on the third
and fourth. It also rents out class-
rooms to Texas A&M University-
Commerce and the University
of Texas at Arlington, as well as
apartments to full-time students.
TAMU-C and UTA's building
contract expires in 2014, Jackson
said. He hopes the universi-
ties will extend their contracts
because of the below-market
values.
"For our system, there's value
being active in large cities such as
Dallas and Fort Worth," Jackson
said. "It'll expand our presence in
the [Dallas-Fort Worth area] and
share more programs between
UNT Denton and UNT Health
Science Center [in Fort Worth]."
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acuity member honored
or creating uture leaders
Andrew Freeman
StaffWriter
UNT faculty member Carol
Hagen has dedicated her entire
career to helping students, from
4-year-old toddlers to 20-year-
old college undergraduates.
Her commitment to educa-
tion at all levels will be
honored later this month at
the annual Texas Association
for the Education of Young
Children (TAEYC) conference
in Galveston, where Hagen
will be presented with the 2012
"Teacher Educator of the Year"
award.
Hagen, a senior lecturer
in the department of teacher
and education administra-
tion and director of the UNT
Child Development Laboratory
(CDL), said she was humbled
at the news that she would be
commended Oct. 25.
"It's a great honor," Hagen
said. "I'm very excited to attend
and receive the award."
Every year, TAEYC honors
individuals who have made
extraordinary contributions
to the field of early care and
education in the state of
Texas, according to the TAEYC
website.
"I nominated her for the
award because she's an icon
in the Denton community in
the realm of child care," said
early childhood education
doctoral student Stephanie
Reinke, program coordinator
for the "Child Care Access
Means Parents in School" grant.
"She impacts so many people
on so many levels, especially
the students in the program,
"...she's an icon in the
Denton community in the
realm oj child care."
-Stephanie Reinke, doctoral student
and that is what the award is
honoring her for."
Reinke has known Hagen
for 16 years, and her niece is in
Hagen's CDL program.
During her career, Hagen
has been a preschool teacher,
has taught undergraduate and
graduate students and has
served on the state and local
boards of the same organiza-
tion that is honoring her this
year.
"They are very aware of
all the work she has done in
this field," Reinke said. "She
is well-respected within the
child care community."
Hagen has even impacted
students who initially had no
intention of working with chil-
dren.
"Before I graduated, Dr.
Hagen was actually my
professor," Bridget O'Brien,
lead teacher of the 3- and
4-year-old classroom and lab
assistant in the CDL. "I didn't
want to teach preschoolers
before her class. She really
inspired me."
O'Brian said Hagen's unique
style of teaching made her
stand out from other educators.
"She is relatable and down
to earth," O'Brien said. "She
has tons of experience, being
the director and having taught
preschool, and she really helps
out the community in other
schools."
Even with her impres-
sive credentials, Hagen stays
modest, O'Brien said.
Hagen said it was all about
helping the students.
"I think what all faculty
at UNT do is try to make an
impact and prepare students
for the real world," Hagen said.
"I personally think there is
hardly anything more impor-
tant than preparing students to
teach young children because
they're truly the future."
She repeatedly credited
UNT's education program.
"Our College of Education
does an excellent job of
providing students with not
just the background and
theory they need to be excel-
lent teachers," Hagen said.
"But also gives them incred-
ible real-world experiences,
working with students in class-
rooms."
At the end of the day, it's
her passion for child care that
makes Hagen special, Reinke
said.
"She is truly very deserving
of the award," she said. "It is
her commitment to the broader
community that makes her
stand out from everyone else."
Persistence deemed
key to finding jobs
H. Drew Blackburn
StaffWriter
Finding a job can be tough,
especially in the current
economic climate.
Texas had a 7.1 percent
unemployment rate this
August, according to the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics.
As a result, students
given the responsibility of
putting themselves through
college with jobs are forced
to compete for positions with
unemployed people trying
to find a way back into the
workforce.
"I need money to help
pay for college," undecided
freshman Brian Gilbreath
said. "Through financial aid
and loans, I have everything
paid off except for my last
housing bill."
Denton's unemployment
rate was 6.4 percent as of
July, according to the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics.
While this rate is less than
that of the state overall, with
two universities' students
and adults struggling to find
work the task can be difficult.
"The jobs go really fast,"
pre-studio art freshman Alex
Clifton said.
Clifton wants a job because
she is about to get her driver's
license and will have to front
the bills for her car herself.
Kurt Krause, director of
the Career Center located in
Chestnut Hall, said he sees
a correlation between the
people who do get hired and
those who don't.
"Search early and often,"
Photo by Zac Switzer/Senior Staff Photographer
Mechanical and energy engineering senior John Lauricio puts the finishing
touches on some grub at Potbelly. Lauricio is one of 20 students who to UNT
and work part time at the sandwich joint.
he said. "Don't get discouraged."
Many students who do have
part-time jobs work at busi-
nesses around the city.
Christina Jones, a manager
at Potbelly Sandwich Shop on
West Hickory Street, has 25
employees, 20 of whom are
students.
In addition, 16 out of 23 of
the employees at MacDaddy's
are students. Owner Brandon
Wertz says he allows a flexible
schedule.
"School first, work second,"
he said.
The Eagle Network is an
online tool that students can
use to find jobs.
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Stratso, Chelsea. North Texas Daily (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 100, No. 16, Ed. 1 Wednesday, October 3, 2012. Denton, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291795/. Accessed October 1, 2014.