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Lance Dunbar called up to Dallas Cowboys
Tyler Owens
Senior Staff Writer
On Monday morning, the
Dallas Cowboys called up
former Mean Green running
back Lance Dunbar from the
practice squad to join the
team's 53-man active roster.
Dunbar played in the
preseason with the team and
gathered 106 yards on 18
carries, including a 58-yard
touchdown run in preseason
week four against the Miami
Dolphins.
Lhough Dunbar primarily
played running back for the
Mean Green, he will most
likely fill a special teams role
and could return kickoffs for
Dallas.
"We're going to bring
Dunbar up and give him a
chance just to contribute as a
teams guy and also on offense
when necessary," Cowboys
head coach Jason Garrett said.
"Lie's shown that he can be a
good gunner and make some
plays."
While he is most remem-
bered at UML for his all-time
school rushing record of 4,224
yards, he did return 10 kick-
offs for 118 yards (an average
of 11.8 yards) during his four
seasons with the Mean Green.
"We're just really excited for
him and proud of him," UNL
head coach Dan McCarney said
during his weekly radio show.
"It's no surprise [he was called
up], based on
everything
we've heard."
So far
this season,
Cowboys
fans have
put pressure
on the orga-
LANCE
DUNBAR
nization to do something about
the kick return team, as 5-year
veteran Felix Jones has aver-
aged only 21.5 yards per kick
return this season and fumbled
the opening kickoff in a 27-7
loss to the Seattle Seahawks in
the second week of the season.
"Lhey just want somebody
to make plays, get past the
20 [yard line]," Dunbar said
to Jon Machota of the Dallas
Morning News. "And I think
I can do that. Use my speed,
use my burst and my vision,
and hopefully make plays on
special teams."
Dunbar could not be imme-
diately reached for direct
comment.
He was nearly called up on
Sept. 5 before the Cowboys
season opener against the New
York Giants, but according to
a report by ESPN Dallas, the
team had a "change of heart."
Apparently, the team has
had a second change of heart.
Cowboys Executive Vice
President Stephen Jones told
105.3 Lhe Fan that calling
Dunbar up is something the
team needed to do.
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File photo by James Coreas/Visuals Editor
Lance Dunbar became the all-time leading rusher and set a single-game rushing record at North Texas with 313 yards in a 59-7 win against Middle Tennessee on
December 4,2011, at Apogee Stadium. The Cowboys promoted Dunbar to the 53-man active roster to play on the special teams unit. Earlier this year, the Cowboys
were rumored to have thought of bringing up Dunbar before the start of the season.
"He's a fiery competitor, and
he's a guy that we thought
we might use along the way,"
Jones said. "I think this is
going to be a great opportunity
for us to see what he can do."
He joins Cleveland Browns
linebacker Craig Robertson as
the only UNL alumni currently
on an active NFL roster.
Alumnus Jamize Olawale
is currently on the Dallas
Cowboys practice squad as
a full back, and alumnus and
NFL veteran guard Brian
Waters is on the New England
Patriots reserve/did not report
list for this season.
Lhe Cowboys' next game is
on Oct. 14 in Baltimore.
Dunbar's career records at UNT
49 total touchdowns
5,375 all-purpose yards
Tied for first with 21 100-yard
rushing games
One of six players in NCAA history to have 4,000
rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in a career
Author brings zombie
survival tips to campus
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Art activist bridges cultural
divisions between S, ran
Jason Yang
Senior StaffWriter
Lhe United States and Iran
haven't played nice with each other
since at least the Iran hostage crisis
in 1979.
Pensions bet ween the two coun-
tries rem ain high as politicians on
both sides butt heads over Iran's
nuclear program, U.S. economic
sanctions and Iranian President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's inflam-
matory anti-Western rhetoric. A
compromise between the two
nations doesn't seem likely to mate-
rialize in the near future.
So when adjunct faculty member
and Iran native Morehshin
Allahyari arrived at the University
of Denver to study digital media in
2007, she expected some political
misunderstandings about her home
country but was surprised by the
cultural misconceptions that many
Americans had about Iran.
"It's important to realize not
every country is like the one
portrayed in the U.S. media,"
Allahyari said. "People think Iran
is a desert region where camels
exist, when Lehran experiences all
Photo by Michelle Heath/Senior Staff Photographer
Morehshin Allahyari uses cultural misconceptions of Iran as inspiration for her
work, which includes 3-D animation, installations, narratives and pictures. Her
projects are collaborations between Iranian and American artists.
four seasons."
Wanting to fill the gap of
cultural understanding between
the U.S. and Iran, Allahyari became
more interested in art activism
in 2008. She uses 3-D animation,
installations, narrative, short film,
text, pictures and digital media to
illustrate and explore political and
cultural issues related to life in and
o ut of Iran.
"It's important to use these arts
to separate the Iranian people and
government that can't be seen on
the same boat, because they are
separate issues," she said.
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Nadia Hill
Senior StaffWriter
Conquering the living dead
takes more than a pistol. It
requires logical thought such
as remembering to drink water,
finding food and not investi-
gating suspicious noises in the
middle of the night. Or so Max
Brooks says.
Lhe zombie enthusiast and
author will advise students and
faculty on how to survive a
zombie apocalypse in a seminar
tonight hosted by the UNT Fine
Arts Series.
The sold out event will take
place at 8 pm. in the Silver Eagle
Suite in the University Union.
"It's a zombie survival
lecture, pure and simple,"
Brooks said. "Students have
the open minds and, more
importantly, the surplus time
to prepare. Try getting a bunch
of middle-aged folks with kids
and jobs and mortgages to
prepare for a zombie apoca-
lypse."
Brooks, the son of actor,
director and writer Mel Brooks,
has penned bestselling novels
such as " the Zombie Survival
Guide," which diagrams ways
to stay alive during a zombie
attack, and "World War Z: An
Oral History of the Zombie W7ar,"
a fiction novel chronicling the
events of the zombies' war against
humanity
His talk will highlight some
of the most important tips in
surviving an attack, followed by
a Q&A session and book signing.
"I don't actually believe in a
zombie apocalypse, but it's fun
to read about," pre-art history
freshman Hannah Wilson said
"I thought the way he wrote was
sarcastic and hilarious, and now
I really want to hear what he has
to say, especially since he takes it
so seriously."
"World War Z" was adapted
into a screenplay and is scheduled
to premiere in June 2013.
Brad Pitt will play the main
character, Gerry Lane, who travels
the world to prevent a zombie
epidemic.
"I never thought my first book
would be published," Brooks said.
'I didn't try to
make it cool or
hip or witty, so
I just wrote a
real zombie
survival guide.
But when
writing fiction,
yo u don't ha ve
MAX
BROOKS
your character make the smart
choice. They make the interesting
choice."
The UNT Fine Arts Series,
funded by student service fees,
hosts several speakers and
performers throughout the
academic year in the performing,
visual and literary arts.
"Max Brooks is a New York
Times bestselling author," Fine
Arts Series Committee chair
Mark Packer said. "Even though
his books would be considered
less traditional than most that
appear on the New York Times
bestseller list, he considers them a
good history lesson with a zombie
twist. The university hopes the
book facilitates conversations
about globalization, ethics and
mortality."
Online degree offers students worldwide opportunities
Taylon Chandler
Contributing Writer
UNT has its share of
commuter students, but not
everyone can make it to
Denton for classes. Some have
kids at home and some have
full-time jobs. And some live
across the Atlantic Ocean.
Of the 179 colleges and
universities in Texas, UNT is
one of 24 to offer a bachelor
of applied arts and sciences, a
flexible degree plan made up
of largely online and blended
courses.
"This semester I have
[students] in Italy, France,
Afghanistan and China,"
said Norman Dolch, a senior
lecturer for the program.
"UNT is unique in that it's
trying to meet the needs of
persons across the state of
Texas with this degree."
Designed with non-tradi-
tional students in mind, the
degree plan accepts up to 90
hours of transfer credits, as
well as workforce credits from
technical institutes or the mili-
tary.
"I have several students
who have been away from
the college setting for 10 to 20
years, and now they're deter-
mined to finish their degree,"
Dolch said. "The idea is that
people can basically finish
their degree without having
to spend a lot of time on
campus."
According to the UNT Fact
Book, 254 students earned this
bachelor's degree in the 2011-
2012 school year, the sixth-
highest number of degrees
given at UNT.
Students earning this
degree can choose courses
from nonprofit and volunteer
management to kinesiology
to business management. The
wide range of study is what
students and professors feel
makes the degree so effective.
"Having various areas of
concentration in the degree
makes it a very marketable
degree," Dolch said.
Mark Israelson, who studied
political science and finance,
among other subjects, went on
to earn his master's in public
administration from UNT
after receiving his bachelor
of applied arts and sciences
in 1994. He currently works
in public relations for the city
of Piano.
The number of disciplines
helped prepare me," Israelson
said. "This degree is very
unique."
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