Northern Texas boasts world-renowned colleges and universities that offer activities for the public. Athletic events, music, theater and museums are just a few of the opportunities you can take advantage of this winter.
The main campus of the University of North Texas (UNT) is located in Denton, about 30 miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth. The school’s College of Music has a calendar packed full of recitals and concerts all year long. At Voertman Hall, enjoy the Collaborative Music Celebrationon January 31 and the Trombone Studio Showcase on February 3. Saturday, February 4, 2012 will feature two of UNT’s finest musical ensembles; the Concert Orchestra will perform Debussy's Nocturnes while theSymphony Orchestra will delight audiences with Short Ride in a Fast Machine by John C. Adams. The concert will be held at the Winspear Performance Hall in the Murchison Performing Arts Center. For a complete list of the College of Music’s upcoming events, visit www.music.unt.edu/calendar/index.php.
Richland College, part of the Dallas County Community College District, is dedicated to sharing art with both students and visitors. The school hosts four annual student exhibitions, a regional high school exhibition and at least one national exhibit every year. The Brazos Gallery, located in the Crockett Building, looks out over Richland Lake and offers 1,260 square feet of artwork. The Lago Vista Gallery can be found in the campus library for a more intimate setting. There are also several other places around the college campus where you can find exhibits such as the Earth Gallery and Soft Earth Gallery located in Fannin Performance Hall. All of Richland College’s galleries are updated throughout the year, so there will most likely be something new and exciting each time you visit. For hours and upcoming exhibits, go to www.rlc8.dcccd.edu/gallery/?page_id=563.
Located in San Angelo, Angelo State University (ASU)
is home to an impressive Department of Physics. The ASU Planetarium contains a Sci-Dome HD digital projector capable of projecting more than 500 million stars and celestial objects, and a large tilted dome theater. The space has been recently renovated with funding from the U.S. Department of Defense and draws big crowds from both the student body and the general public. Located in the Vincent Nursing-Physical Science Building, the planetarium hosts several community outreach programs that cover topics from astronomy to geology. Find more info about the Angelo State University Planetarium at www.angelo.edu/dept/physics/planetarium.html.
The northern region of Texas is loaded with exciting campus events for visitors of all ages. From symphonies to stargazing, there’s always something fun going on at a college or university near you.