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When Judith Forney became the Dean of the School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management 14 years ago, enrollment was less than 500, and the department was discussing being absorbed into another college. Now more t ha n 2,800 students take classes annually in the department known now as the College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism. The transition from being a school to a college began about four years ago with a faculty vote, but the official reorganization happened in November 2011. “From day one our goal was to grow,” Forney said. “Enrollment will grow if you offer quality and innovative classes and provide skills for a professional career.” The old program emphasized merchandising and hospitality, but the new one features digital retailing and tourism curriculum. “This past holiday season there has been an increase in online sales, and it’s been growing for years,” Forney said. “Digital retailing prepares students for the merchandising process in a digital environment, and merchandising is the profit center of retail.”

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Development and family studies junior Krystal Stroud speaks with Denton Police Officer Tom Birckbichler after hitting a bicyclist, who could not be identified, at the intersection of North Texas Boulevard and Eagle Drive on Tuesday. “I just bumped him when the light turned green, his front wheel turned and he fell down,” said Stroud, who comforted the man after the accident.

Grants given to help produce new teachers R EBECCA RYAN Staff Writer

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Jennifer Balcirak, UNT alumna and founder of M.A.T.S., feels the texture of one of the more than 100 mats she and the Wesley Foundation donated to the homeless through Our Daily Bread in December. Each mat took two weeks to make from 500-700 bags.

Converting grocery bags to blankets CAYDEE ENSEY Intern

A local program has transformed the plastic bags tossed aside after a trip to the grocery store into sleeping mats. M.A.T.S. (Ministry in Action: Transforming Sacks) provides t he mats for t he homeless of Denton to the homes of Honduras. The program consists of students, churches and other community organizations who gather plastic bags, cut them up to make “plarn” – plastic yarn – and use the plarn to crochet plastic sleeping mats. “The ‘mat’ is a water and wind proof layer between a person and the street,” said

Jennifer Balcirak, who helped start the program last year. “It’s also soft. Not as soft as a mattress, of course, but softer than the concrete.”

ered her team in the Denton Wesley Foundation on the UNT campus. “Those living in comfort can overlook the plight of those

“It’s also soft. Not as soft as a mattress, of course, but softer than the concrete.” —Jennifer Balcirak UNT alumna

Balcirak graduated from UNT in 2010 with a degree in English and originally gath-

living in poverty too easily,” Balcirak said. “This is a perfect ministry for college students

to get involved in because it is an easy, cheap project that everyone can contribute to.” Over the past year, M.A.T.S. made 120 to 130 completed mats and gave them to Our Daily Bread, a Denton soup kitchen. It takes about two weeks and 500 to 700 plastic grocery bags to make one mat. “It’s time consuming for those who make the plarn and the mats, but it was worth it to hand them to the folks at Our Daily Bread and see their reaction,” said Charles Taylor, a risk management and insurance senior and member of M.A.T.S.

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Faculty from the College of Educ at ion col lec t ively received over $3 million last semester in grants, some of which will benefit students st udy i ng to be bi l i ng ua l, mat h, science a nd specia l education teachers. Rossa na Boyd, sen ior lect u rer i n t he teacher education and administrat ion depa r t ment, worked closely w it h Cong ressma n Rob e r t o A lon z o f or t h e Alonzo Bilingual/ESL Teacher Educat ion Schola rship Program Grant of $300,000. “T here’s a big need for bi l i ng ua l teachers,” Boyd said. “When the students first receive t he money, t hey’re very grateful. Some are very, very needy. They may have ex hausted a ll t he aid t hey can get from the state, and it still isn’t enough to cover their tuition.” The Alonzo Grant has been awarded to UNT future bilin-

gual educators si nce 2004 in order to reduce the shor tage of bilingual and ESL t e a c h e r s . MARY T h i r t y - t w o HARRIS students were awarded scholarships from the fund last semester. “The money can cover their tuition and fees,” Boyd said. “Lots of students apply, but we can only cover 32 of them. The amount awarded varies from student to student.” Mar y Harris, a professor in the teacher education and administration department, was another faculty member to spea rhead a n ef for t to receive grants. Her work is targeted mostly on the work of Teach North Texas, a program designed to encourage future teachers to explore the fields of mathematics and science.

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Education books sit in the hall Tuesday on the third floor of Matthew Hall. Faculty with the College of Education received more than $3 million last semester in grants that will benefit students studying to be bilingual, math, science and special education teachers.

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Student aviation school spreading its wings BRITTNI BARNETT Senior Staff Writer

U N T is put t i ng more students in the sky than ever; since becoming the first public university in Texas with an aviation program in the fall of 2010, the Student Aviation Association has grown to ten times its original membership. The SAA formed around the same time as UNT’s aviation logistics program with the hope of garnering interest in aviation and the major itself, said

Janine Lamb, an aviation logistics senior and president of the organization. “We’re just here to encourage students to be more active and support the aviation industry around the DFW area,” Lamb said. “DFW is a huge aviation and logistics hub.” Da llas/Fort Wor t h International Airport is the fourth busiest airport in the world, according to its website, and Denton Airport has been in operation since 1942.

The SAA, which started with only around three people, now has 30 members; a number Lamb said she expected to grow. Members of the group attend conferences and participate in other events such as fly-ins, where students will fly to seminars at local airports put on by groups like the Texas Aviation Association. One of the organization’s biggest tools is networking, Lamb said. “We really push networking onto our students because it’s the most useful tool you can have,” she said. “We definitely try and have our students prepared to go out into the world after graduation.” While the SAA focuses on aviation, members are not required to be aviation logistics majors. “We have had people who have been with us who have no interest in going out into the aviation industry,” said Andrew Brown, an aviation logistics senior and vice president of the organization. “They just like aviation and just like flying, and it’s a fun thing for them to do.” The SA A ser ves as an umbrella organization to other groups such as Alpha Eta Rho, a professional aviation fraternity, and the UNT Flight Team. SAA members also help out at various flight-centric events in North Texas, such as the annual Denton Airshow. As one of the advisors to the organization, marketing professor Steve Swartz said it is his job to get students into careers where they will be happy and productive, with a job they love.

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Though the program adjusts to industry trends, no major changes to curriculum have been made, Forney said. “There haven’t been many changes we’re seeing so far in the program,” hospitality management senior Bryttani Jefferson said. “I do know that being estab-

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“We’re working with a grant from the Greater Texas Foundation of $350,000 and two from Texas Instruments that total $233,000,” Harris said. “The money directly benefits students by essentially reimbursing some of their tuition and providing any UNT student who wants to explore this career choice the opportunity to do so at little to no cost.” Harris said there are around 210 students in the Teach North Texas program. The grants from Texas Instruments are used to help students work with a mentor teacher in public schools in the area and help support graduates in their first years.

“They just like aviation and just like flying, and it’s a fun thing for them to do.” —Andrew Brown Aviation logistics senior “The Student Av iation Association is a critical part of that,” Swartz said. “The students get to see, by the time they graduate, a lot of different opportunities and potential careers for them in the aviation industry.” For more information on the Student Aviation Association, visit http://ww.unt.edu/sa/orgs/ index.html. For more information on flight training, visit usaviationacademy.com

lished as a college will add more value to my degree.” UNT’s hospitality management undergraduate program is the 7th-largest program in the U.S. and offers 700 majors, according to Forney. “Students can go out to work at restaurants, lodging and a number of things aligned with the program,” Forney said. In fall 2010 the school launched its sustainable tourism program, which provides an opportunity

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Left: Aviation logistics senior Andrew Brown circles around UNT campus to get a look at the new business building. Right above: Aviation logistics senior Andrew Brown cleans the windshield of his plane before his flight over the UNT campus. Right bottom: Aviation logistics senior Andrew Brown adjusts the throttle on the instrument panel as he taxis by the runway.

for graduate students to spend a year in Costa Rica learning firsthand about how to sustainably create tourist sites. “It’s the first joint program for graduate students at UNT,” Forney said. “It’s open to anyone that’s interested in the program, but we see a lot of environmental and hospitality students.” Steve Vaught, a hospitality tourism graduate student and teaching assistant for the department, said the program helps

students prepare for life a f ter college. “ M a s s tou r ism is focused on e c o n o m i c s JUDITH and making FORNEY m on e y,” Vaught said. “I’m the dude that wants to get paid, but while sustaining the socio-cultural and environmental aspects.”

“The overall purpose of the money is to help develop Teach North Texas,” Harris said. “We want students to go out and become math and science educators as quickly as possible.” Interdisciplinary studies sophomore Brooke Marquis said students who want to become math or science teachers are becoming increasingly scarce. “For some reason, no one wants to teach those subjects anymore,” Marquis said. “It’s smart that more money is being offered to those who do. Despite what people think, there is a need for teachers, even when the economy is like this. Some people just need some encouragement.”

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Tours showcase horse country of Denton County BRITTNI BARNETT

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Times have changed, and despite the stereotype, almost no one in Texas rides a horse to school anymore. However, North Texas is still prime horse country, and the Denton Convention and Visitors Bureau offers guided tours six times a year to help visitors and residents learn more about the horse country of North Texas and the impact the industry has on the local economy. Tours of Denton County’s horse country depart from Denton Historical Park. For $40, participants are provided with lunch and given an opportunity to visit local ranches in the area. “A lot of people in Denton County don’t realize how many farms are in the area,” said Dave Rhea, manager of Dave Rhea Training Center in Aubrey. “They don’t realize how much money the horse industry puts into the county.” With around 400 ranches in the North Texas region, the horse industry helps boost Denton County’s economy by more than $50 million every year, said Dana Lodge, director of sales for the Denton Convent ion a nd V isitors Bureau. “What’s so unique about the ranches in Denton is that they are so diverse,” Lodge said. “So

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This March, the Denton Convention and Visitors Bureau will offer a behind the scenes tour of the horse and ranch industry in the Denton Country area. Tickets can be purchased for $40 at the Denton Convention and Visitors Bureau located at 317 W. Mulberry St. tour participants get an up close and personal look at what each of these ranches excels at.” While at the ranches, owners and managers will discuss different aspects of raising and working with horses, Lodge said. “These are real ranches, and

these people are really making a living in the equine industry,” she said. “If you love animals and want to spend a day out in the country then this tour is perfect.” There are an estimated 40,000 horses living in North Texas. Denton County is home to more

than 25,000 of those horses, including various breeds such as Arabians, Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds, Lodge said. Its close proximity to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport facilitates the shipping of breeding materials, and two

large annual horse shows make Denton County an ideal region to raise horses, Lodge said. However, the No. 1 reason for the large number of horses in North Texas is the sandy loam soil, perfect for raising horses year round, she said. Megan Davis, a pre-biology

junior, has ridden horses since she was young. “I feel like people need a better understanding of these animals,” Davis said. “They were used extensively a long time ago, but now horses are not seen by a lot of people to be as valuable as they once were.” Rhea, who helped start the Denton County horse country tours six years ago, has worked with Arabian horses for more than 35 years. “I try to give [people on the tours] a little education about horses in general and the importance of horses to the local and state economy,” Rhea said. “I also talk to them about how horses are animals to be enjoyed and can be an investment you can earn money with.” For more information on Denton County Horse Country tours, visit discoverdenton. com/grouptours

Human sexuality class teaches students life lessons A LISON M ATLOCK Intern

Sex and life are complicated and often scary subjects of discussion, but Dr. Chwee Lye Chng looks completely comfortable as he lectures on both to hundreds of students, giving them information he hopes will be helpful for the rest of their lives. “I try to give my students accurate, scientific information that we know at this moment in time,” Chng said. “Any information that will guide them to become better husbands; better wives; better parents; better friends; better citizens.” Chng, a regents professor of kinesiology, health promotion and recreational studies, began teaching the class, Family Life

and Human Sexuality (HLTH 2200), in 1981. About 25 students enrolled in the class the first semester, he said. Now the class averages about 600. “When I first started teaching it, I found that students were hungering after information like that,” Chng said. “They really needed factual information, guidance and a safe place to explore.” The idea that we live in a sexobsessed society and that sexuality is relevant to all aspects of life – from politics to academia – is central to what his class teaches, Chng said. “I enjoy doing this because it is relevant and I make it as interesting and hip for students as possible,” he said.

“I stream videos, take things from YouTube, the news and tell jokes, essentially making it a very interesting subject for them.” Students in the class say that they discuss various topics, ranging from attraction and love to pregnancy and raising children. The course also addresses the essentials of female and male anatomy. “The class was cool and educ at iona l a nd helped everyone develop their views on sexuality,” sophomore communications major Daniel Snell said. “Everyone was encouraged to speak in class and share how they felt about various issues and situations.” Chng has taught kindergarten, elementary and high school

students. He has spent the last 30 years teaching at a college level. “ I ’ v e enjoyed s h a r i n g CHWEE LYE information, CHNG providing guidance, helping people understand and use information that they can apply in everyday life,” Chng said. The class may be interesting and fun, but it’s definitely not easy. Chng says that students need to study and come to class to do well. “Dr. Chng was always a great teacher, but a tough one,” kinesiology, health promotion and recreation lecturer Lee

C. Ancona said. “He always has had high expectations of his students, and I believe he embodies the high calling and honor that teaching requires.” Ancona had Chng as an advisor when he was a graduate student in the early ‘80s and can still hear Chng’s response to one of Ancona’s complaints about the difficulty of school. Ancona was looking for some sympathy when Chng responded with, “Well, not everyone who starts graduate school finishes, what about you?” Ancona said that had motivated him to keep working and finish strong. “Dr. Chng has continued to be an inspiration during my career, and I am honored to call him a mentor and a friend,” he said.

Chng believes that if students had more flexibility within their degree plan, more students would take the class. “I wish the university would make this a mandatory course where all students have to go through it so that minimally, they have some basic knowledge about their bodies, the bodies of their partners and how to raise children.” he said. Students don’t regret his class and will often come to Chng for advice and guidance long after they have taken their last Family Life and Human Sexuality test, he said. “I can almost promise you that you’ll remember this class versus any other classes you’ve taken, because this is relevant to your life.”

‘Harry’ leaves Hogwarts behind for adult projects (MCT) ST. LOUIS — As the boy wizard in a billion-dollar mov ie f r a nch i se, Da n iel Radcl i f fe g rew up before our eyes. But a decade after entering Hogwarts, the actor, now 22, has graduated from Harry Potter to adult roles. Most notably, he starred in a stage production of “Equus” in his native London and New York for which he flashed his physique. Soon he’ll begin work on “Kill Your Darlings,” a true-life murder stor y in which he co-stars as poet Allen Ginsberg. And he’s promoting the Gothic horror movie “The Woman in Black,” which opens Friday. Re c ent l y we spoke to Radcliffe by phone from New York, where he was completing a successful run on Broadway in the musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Q: Although this movie is your first adult role, it isn’t the first time you’ve worn Victorian garb. When are you going to do a whole movie in blue jeans? A: I know! I hope that at some point in my life, I’ll do something contemporary. But I’m not complaining, because I love that steampunk aesthetic and those old costumes. If I

could wear them every day w ithout getting beat up, I would. Q: A nd you must enjoy ex plor i ng hau nted mansions. A: Indeed. The new movie is a supernatural thriller about a young law yer whose wife died in childbirth and left him to care for their young son. He is sent to a foggy estate to handle the affairs of a recently deceased woman and is made the target of a ver y angr y ghost. It’s pretty frightening, but it was great fun to make, actually. Q: There are a lot of old dolls in this mansion. Did they give you the creeps? A: I’m not afraid of old dolls individually, but antique dolls en masse are ver y creepy. Especially when they move about. Q : You’ve been ma k ing movies since you were a child, so when you watch movies as a consumer, can you still be scared by them, or do you notice all the tricks? A : W hen I f irst sta r ted making films, I was obsessed w it h how specia l ef fect s were achieved. I remember watching the brilliant opening battle sequence of “Gladiator” and thinking: That must have

taken ages to make, and a lot of money. But now I can just sit back and enjoy things like everyone else. Q: Now that the Potter series is over, do you have more time for your own amusements? A : Not rea lly. A f ter t he last Potter film, I had about a month and a half break, but I spent it preparing for this film and for my role (on Broadway) in “How to Succeed in Business.” I’ve always found time to go to the cinema, but I literally cannot remember the last time I was able to go to a club and see a band, although I’ve been to the Reading music festival several times. Q: Have you gotten to travel much? A: Last year for my birthday I spent a week in Russia, which is a country I always wanted to visit. But I’m not interested in going to hot countries and just laying on the beach. I don’t know how to relax, and I don’t particularly enjoy it when people try to make me. If I’m going to travel, I’d rather do it for work. My favorite claim to fame is that I was the first Western actor to attend a film premiere in communist China, for the second Potter movie. Q: When you’re out in public, does it still astonish you to see

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Daniel Radcliffe plays Harry Potter in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” the fifth film in the franchise. Radcliffe’s next movie, “The Woman in Black,” opens Friday. your own image on billboards or magazine covers? A: I’m used to it by now, but I do enjoy the effect that it has on other people. A fellow from “How to Succeed” went on holiday in the Caribbean and he said that the first thing he saw when he got to the hotel was a cardboard cut-out of me. And I thought: Welcome to my world.


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Professors make diamonds from gunpowder, film, more HOLLY H ARVEY

Senior Staff Writer Diamonds come in many shapes and sizes, and now they can come from gunpowder, road kill and movie film. Dr. Justin Youngblood, a chemistry professor at UNT, and Professor Shane Mecklenburger, who worked at UNT and is now an art professor at Ohio State University, have created synthetic diamonds made of ordinary objects. Two of the three diamonds a re current ly in production and will be auctioned in Dallas sometime in 2012 or 2013, Mecklenburger said. Each diamond is crafted to have a symbolic meaning. “The question of the diamond project is, ‘what are these things worth?’” Mecklenburger said. “The things that make up the diamonds may seem valueless, but what I’m asking is, ‘what do we value and how do we value it?’” The diamond made from gunpowder represents American culture and society, particularly conflict over the Second Amendment right to bear arms,

Mecklenburger said. “I hope people think about what they value as individuals and what we think about as a society,” he said. The second diamond is made from an armadillo that was killed in Palestine, Texas, and was originally meant to represent the environment. However, it also illustrates the issue of immigration in Texas, as the armadillo is not native to Texas but came across the Rio Grande River, Mecklenburger said. The third diamond is made up of f ilm strips from t he movie “Superman III,” which features a scene depicting Superma n, played by Christopher Reeves, crushing a lump of coal and making a diamond out of it. This diamond is meant to represent the United States and the average American’s perception of their nation. “Superman is a symbol of the U.S.,” Mecklenburger said. “We perceive ourselves as for truth and justice and have this ideal perception.” Mecklenburger said he was

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Shane Mecklenburger, art professor at Ohio State University, with help from UNT chemistry professor Dr. Justin Youngblood, has created synthetic diamonds made of ordinary objects. also motivated by the idea that Superman is bulletproof, yet one of the diamonds is composed of gunpowder. The gunpowder diamond was caref ully created through collaboration with You ngblood, w ho had to neut ra li ze t he g unpowder

so it wouldn’t explode. The g unpowder was processed t h roug h w ater and f lasks to remove most of the combustible molecules, Youngblood said. “We had to find a process that was low-tech enough that we could do it in our lab facil-

ities here,” he said. Through t he neutra lization process, the gunpowder becomes mostly carbon, and is sent to Life Gem, a company that heats the carbon to form the actual diamond. T he f u nd i ng for t he d ia mond s c ome s f rom a

research grant from UNT and a facult y scholarship from Ohio State University. “The project is intended for auction,” Mecklenburger said. “I know how much it costs to make the diamonds, but people will decide what they’re worth.”

UNT to commemorate Black History Month MICHAELA DEEN Intern

Wednesday marks the first day of Black History Month, adopted by the United States in 1976 and celebrated every February since. The month prov ides an opportunity for students to reflect on the cultural history and notable achievements of African Americans, said Kellen Hill, student services coordi-

nator at the UNT Multicultural Center. “[Black history] is not something put in the spotlight every day, and so this is a time to look back on accomplishments and see how we got to today,” Hill said. He said it is also a chance to educate the public in an area where there is often a lack of knowledge, or misinformation.

“A lot of people t hin k Black History Month is held in February because it’s the shortest month of the year, but it’s actually because it’s the birth month of Frederick D ou g l a s s a nd A br a h a m Lincoln,” Hill said. Black Histor y Mont h is important because it allows a time to reflect on a history and culture that does not often get a lot of attention in tradi-

tional history classes, said Yola nda A r mst rong, an assistant hall director at Santa Fe Traditions. KELLEN “It’s impor- HILL tant for a ll Americans to remember the struggles and accomplishments that African-Americans have been through and pay tribute to their memories,” Armstrong said. She added t hat black history was an integral part of American history, some-

Upcoming events • The Multicultural Center will host WNBA star Tamika Catchings, who will speak Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Golden Eagle Suite of the University Union. • Omega Psi Phi will co-host the Harlem Renaissance Talent Search on Feb. 25. Visit http://www.untnphc.com/omega-psiphi for more information. • On Feb. 28, the Athletics and Alumni Association will sponsor Black Alumni Night at the UNT Basketball Game.

thing people occasiona lly forget. Black History Month, however, provides people with a specific reason to think about the history and struggles of

African-Americans. “I think people tend to forget, and it’s so easy to get caught up in the day to day,” Armstrong said.

A quick roundup of TV premiering this spring

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(MCT) This ha ndy g uide answers the question that I’ve been asked more than any other this TV season: When is “Game of Thrones,” HBO’s swords-andtreachery epic, coming back? As you’ll see (below), it happens to be the same night that “The Killing,” AMC’s murder maze, returns for its second season. And there’s more new programming than you can shake a remote at. So yes, it’s going to be a busy spring. Good news indeed for TV viewers. There’s star power (Dustin Hoffman, Ashley Judd) and casting quirks (Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin; Dawson’s Creek’s James Van Der Beek as a comic version of himself). Enough palaver. Let’s plunge right in. “Luck” (HBO, Sundays at 8 p.m., started Jan. 29). Fittingly, this luminous series about a California horse-racing track has an impressive pedigree — executive producers Michael Mann (“Miami Vice”) and David Milch (“Deadwood”). It’s a look at the often-seedy sport of kings, from the owners’ boxes to the $2 betting window. The thoroughbred cast includes Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina, Nick Nolte, Jill Hennessy, Jason Gedrick and many more. And they’re off. “Game of Thrones” (HBO, Sundays at 8 p.m., returning April 1). Odds bodkins, it’s back at last: the rich knights-andknaves fantasy that gripped so many viewers last spring. Producers have promised that this season will bring both more bloodshed and more romance.

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George R. R. Martin, author of “A Song of Ice and Fire” which HBO’s” Game of Thrones” is based on, and guest at the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 18, 2011, at Nokia Theatre, L.A. Live, in Los Angeles, California. If I had the black heart of a Lannister, I might venture plot spoilers from “A Clash of Kings,” the second book in George R.R. Martin’s fiction saga, “A Song of Ice and Fire.” But all I can say with any certitude is that we will visit a new kingdom and that Daenerys’ dragons will grow apace. “Mad Men” (AMC, Sundays at 8 p.m., returning March 25). Would you believe me if I told you it’s been more than 16 months since we heard from Don Draper and his advertising cronies? In the season four finale, Don (Jon Hamm) had proposed to Meagan (Jessica Paré) and Joan (Christina Hendricks) was pregnant. But that doesn’t mean the story will pick up from there. Besides being crazy secretive about its plot lines, “Mad Men” has an infuriating habit of jumping off in unexpected directions.

So don’t expect a wedding. Or a baby. But do expect a two-hour premiere that will bring season five to an immediate boil. “Don’t Trust the B-----i n Apa r t ment 23” (A BC, Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., starting April 11). It’s a familiar sitcom cautionary tale: A naive Midwestern g irl (Drea ma Walker) moves to New York and is quickly fleeced for everything she’s worth. Out of desperation, she finds herself living with the most heartlessly cynical roommate in the city (Krysten Ritter). Now, here’s the weird part: The evil roomie’s best friend is James Van Der Beek. Playing himself. Yeah, the guy who put the Dawson in “Dawson’s Creek.” On this show, he’s a former teen idol who can’t find work. It’s a gag that works, but you have to wonder how they talked Van Der Beek into taking the role.


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UNT walk-on brings attention to detail to the Super Pit Men’s Basketball BRETT MEDEIROS Senior Staff Writer

After he graduated from high school, senior guard Tyler Hall was recruited by the Air Force to play basketball, but his grades were not up to par with what it had in mind. He was sent to the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado. The experience changed Hall’s entire outlook. “Up there, that place can change anybody,” Hall said. “The discipline, the loyalty, the respect and the attention to detail that you have to learn up there is incredible. It’s definitely lifechanging.” From Pampa, a small town north of Amarillo, Hall bounced around from Pampa High School to the Air Force prep school to Collin College before finally landing at UNT, his parents’ alma mater. With his attention to detail, Hall gives everything he has on the court from tip off until the final buzzer. “Tyler was probably one of the most athletic players that Pampa had in a long time when he was here,” said Dustin Miller, Hall’s high school head coach. “Before he could even drive you could see him walking around and going places with other kids, but Tyler always had a basketball in his hands, dribbling the ball.” As a young kid, Hall always had a passion for the game and had a dream of playing Division I basketball. In the fall of 2009 that dream came true. Hall appeared in his first collegiate-level basketball game on Nov. 13, 2009 against Cameron

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Senior guard Tyler Hall looks to pass around Arkansas State junior guard Adam Sterrenberg during the Mean Green’s 76-64 win Saturday in the Super Pit. Hall is passionate about excelling in life and pays close attention to detail. “I just love the game and I just want to work hard for the game,” he said. University. He played for one minute and had a steal. “Tyler has done an excellent job for us since he has been here with us. He brings a great deal of energy both on the court and in practice,” UNT head coach Johnny Jones said. “He is just a great character and a good guy to be around.” With the loss of freshman

guards Chris Jones and Jordan Williams to academic ineligibility, Hall found his way into the starting lineup for the first time in his UNT career against Denver on Jan. 21. He played for 33 minutes, scored six points and dished out two assists in the overtime win. “He [Hall] told me in the locker room, ‘I’ve just been waiting for

my opportunity, and then when it came I was ready for it. I have been on the edge of my seat and as soon as that door opened I didn’t just walk through it, I sprinted through it’” junior guard Roger Franklin said. Those who know him best comment on Hall’s dedication, work ethic and athletic ability. From his high school basketball

coach to current Mean Green teammates, the amount of work and the pride he takes to his craft is always immediately mentioned. “I’m an athletic player, but I’m not the most athletic person on the court, I’m not the fastest and I’m definitely not the biggest and strongest,” Hall said. “I just love the game, and I just want to work hard for the game.”

If he doesn’t continue with basketball after he graduates, the business major wants to be an entrepreneur around basketball or an entertainer focused on acting and producing. “I’ve learned to just about expect anything from Tyler,” his father Terry Hall said. “If he can do it and pull it off, more power to him.”

Conference showdown game-changers Looking ahead to Thursday’s key players: B B L/ S E

UNT Freshman forward

Redshirt senior forward

The Mean Green’s freshman phenom has been ripping his way through the Sun Belt Conference since he became eligible in December, and Thursday’s game shouldn’t be any different. Middle Tennessee has surrendered the fewest points in the Sun Belt this season (60.3), but that won’t matter with Mitchell. Against Denver, the second team in that category at 60.5 points per game, Mitchell scored a game-high 30 points in the overtime win. Regardless of the outcome, Mitchell will have an impact.

On Monday, the SBC announced Dendy as the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week, ending Tony Mitchell’s threeweek reign as the Player of the Week. Dendy didn’t give the conference much choice, as he shot 70 percent from the field in two games last week and scored a career-high 22 points in an 84-77 loss to Vanderbilt. Overall, Dendy averages 14.0 points per game, which is just .8 points behind the conference leader.

Tony Mitchell

Roger Franklin

Brandan Walton

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LaRon Dendy Junior guard

Junior forward

Franklin has been on a hot streak since the overtime win over Denver, averaging 14.3 points in UNT’s last three games, five points higher than his season average. Against the tough Denver defense, Franklin was just behind Mitchell with 18 points. Perhaps most importantly, though, will be Franklin’s impact on the glass. Mitchell averages 5.5 rebounds per game, second on the team and No. 14 in the conference. If UNT wants to get the victory, it needs Franklin to put up good numbers all over the court.

Sulton won’t hurt you from beyond the arc (he’s missed all seven of his attempts from the three-point line this season), but he’s efficient from everywhere else on the floor. He’s second on the team with 5.9 per game and his 55 percent shooting from the field is third in the conference. Like Franklin, Sulton can hurt the Mean Green from anywhere on the court. In last season’s matchup, Sulton scored 10 points.

J.T. Sulton

Junior guard

Junior Guard

No one on UNT’s roster is more deadly from beyond the arc than Walton. The junior sharpshooter leads the Mean Green in three-pointers made and attempted (35), and he has hit on 35 percent of them. With freshmen guards Chris Jones and Jordan Williams having to sit out the remainder of the season, Walton has been counted on to come into the starting lineup and not have much drop off from Jones and Williams, and he’s done that and added an outside threat the team didn’t have previously.

Like Walton for the Mean Green, Cintron has become a lethal weapon for the Blue Raiders from the three-point line. Cintron shoots 41 percent from beyond the arc, tied for tenth in the Sun Belt. His impact on the game could be limited, though, as teams only shoot 41 percent from the threepoint line against the Mean Green, fourth in the conference. Cintron didn’t play in last season’s matchup with UNT.

Raymond Cintron


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Getting to know UNT athletes Athletes:

Roger Franklin Men’s basketball junior guard

Valentina Starkova

Who is your favorite professional athlete and why?

What do you want to do after you graduate?

What do you despise the most and why?

If you could star in a TV show, what would it be?

“Always my dream is to play professional basketball, but if that doesn’t come about, I want to be happy and I want to be peaceful. I still want to be able to follow up with my degree in recreational management and leader studies so any rec. majors out there that’s going to read this article, please look out for me.”

“I despise losing. I cannot stand it with a passion. Losing ruins my whole day. The work that you put in for so long and you come all the way to it and come out with a loss, I just cannot stand it. It makes my flesh crawl.”

“I would definitely star on “Jersey Shore,” because they party every single night, and they look like they have fun.”

“Serena Williams, because she’s always composed, and she’s always confident. If she loses she says, ‘I didn’t play well, but I can always do better.’ She just knows she’s the best.”

“That’s a good question. Right now, I’m trying to figure it out. I like coaching, and I like tennis. I would like to pass my experience and my skills on to younger generations. I also like psychology. There are some things that I would like to do, such as physical therapy or business, but they are really difficult to do.”

“I don’t like to lose. I always want to prove that I can be better than someone else.”

“I would just want to be playing tennis, like a Grand Slam! That would be excellent.”

“Dwyane Wade. I admire the way he plays. He’s a great player.”

“I want to do something with business, probably marketing, something like that.”

“Geckos. They’re just so fast and ugly, and I hate the way they look.”

“Fresh Prince,” ‘cause Will Smith is my favorite person in the whole wide world.”

“The thing I despise the most is lazy people. I like to be around goal-oriented people and not around someone who is going to bring me down.”

“It would have to be “The Real World,” because I just want people to see what my life is like. Maybe give them a little insight to the life of Sarah Korn. It would be really entertaining. Someone told me yesterday that I should just have video cameras follow me around.”

Desiree Nelson Women’s basketball sophomore guard

Sarah Korn

Sophomore pole vaulter

“My favorite athlete is Yelena Isinbayeva [2-time Olympic Russian pole vaulter]. Good luck spelling that. I like her because I try to be like her. I watch a lot of film of her, and I met her once, which was pretty cool.”

“Right now, I’m thinking that I want to go to medical school. Being an athlete, I just want to work with other athletes and be a doctor to help them.”

Victims in Sandusky case to be named HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will learn by the end of the week the names of the 10 young men he is charged with having sexually abused, according to a court document filed late Monday by state prosecutors. T he at tor ney genera l’s office said that the alleged victims’ names will be delivered to Sandusk y’s law yer Joe Amendola by the close of business Friday, a process that would apparently avoid disclosure t hrough public court records. Sandusky, 68, is awaiting trial on charges he committed a range of abuse against 10 boys over a 15-year period, i nclud i ng a l leged sex ua l assaults on Penn State property. He has denied the allegations. The names of the 10 young men were not disclosed in the grand jury reports, which listed them as victims Nos. 1 through 10. The scandal resulted in the ousting of school President Graham Spanier and longtime coach Joe Paterno, who died Jan. 22, and has brought shame to one of college football’s legendary programs. Athletic Director Tim Curley has been placed on administ rat ive leave, a nd V ice President Gary Schultz, who was in charge of the university’s police department, has stepped down. Schu lt z a nd Curley a re charged with lying to the grand jury and failure to report the alleged abuse to police. Like Sandusky, they have maintained their innocence. Amendola has requested a document from prosecutors that would include names of purported victims along with the times, locations and other

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“Kobe Bryant. I read a quote about him that he told someone that ‘I don’t work out anymore, I black out.’ He said, ‘What do you mean?’ He said, ‘I want to work so hard that I can’t see, that I black out. That I know I work harder than anybody.’ So I definitely have to say Kobe Bryant.”

Tennis junior

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

This year could be classified as the Year of the Coach at UNT. With Dan McCarney’s hiring as the head football coach, Johnny Jones recently recording his 200th win in men’s basketball and women’s basketball coach Karen Aston one win away from the 100th victory of her career, coaches have dominated the headlines. With all that publicity, there has been one coach that hasn’t gotten his due. Newly hired head coach Carl Sheffield of the track and field team has a résumé that’ll make your jaw drop. Remember that YouTube video of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh celebrating after all being signed to the Miami Heat last offseason? LeBron casually sat onstage rambling about how many titles the Heat would win while he was in town. His famous, “Not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven…” line is synonymous with that day. If Sheffield had said that iconic LeBron line, he wouldn’t stop at seven; or eight; or nine; or ten. He’d have to stop at 11. The only difference between his titles and LeBron’s is that Sheffield’s actually exist. While he was a part of the LSU coaching staff, the school won 11 consecutive NCAA indoor and outdoor titles, beginning in 1989. Bottom line is, Sheffield knows what he is doing. Sheffield has also been here before. He was an assistant at UNT from 1996 to 2007. With his assistance, the team’s athletes set 20 records. He also helped the teams win four team championships. With all of this experience,

Josh Friemel Sheffield’s success isn’t a matter of “if;” it’s a matter of “when” and “how often.” His experience will also prove to be helpful immediately. This year’s team of 55 athletes consists of 35 underclassmen. A coach who knows how to compete and win at the collegiate level will benefit all of the younger team members. In today’s “I need success and results immediately or else” mindset, coaches are expected to have an immediate impact on their team. Sheffield has been no exception. Two weeks ago at the Texas A&M 10-team Invitational, UNT racked up 29 top-five finishes. Several school records have fallen as well. Senior Sara Dietz broke the 800-m time in 2:11.36 minutes, and sophomore Charleston Lewis broke the weight throw record with a distance of 16.63 meters. Sheffield has been able to connect with his athletes in around four months in a way that has allowed personal and team success. Who knows what the team can accomplish when the coach-student relationship gains strength over time? With track and field, the massive amount of events can make following the sport difficult, but don’t overlook what Sheffield has accomplished and what lies ahead for the track and field team. The results may or may not surprise you in the future. It all depends on how you define success. You may have to look back at the results not once, not twice, but maybe even 11 times.

Mean Green Trivia The UNT women’s basketball team can make history when it hosts Middle Tennessee on Thursday, as head coach Karen Aston and junior forward Jasmine Godbolt are each in striking distance of a career milestone. What are the career records that the pair could break Thursday? Hint: If the Mean Green wins and Godbolt can score five points, both milestones will be reached. Tweet your guesses at the NTDaily Sports Twitter, @ NTDailySports! To find out if you guessed correctly, look for the answer in tomorrow’s Sports Section.

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Jerry Sandusky, left, along with his wife Dottie, enters the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte for his preliminary hearing, Tuesday, December 13, 2011 information to back up the 52 criminal counts against the former Penn State defensive coordinator. T he at tor ney genera l’s offices said in a document filed in Centre County court that the grand jury reports, cha rg i ng docu ment s a nd discovery materials lay out the facts sufficiently. S a ndu sk y “h a s at h i s disposal ample information

to be apprised of the charges, avoid surprise, and intelligently raise any double jeopardy or statute of limitations challenges,” prosecutors wrote, asking the judge to deny the request. A mendola sa id Tuesday he had not read the attorney general’s response. Judge John M. Cleland has scheduled a Feb. 10 hearing to resolve any remaining disputes

concerning the defense request, and to consider Sandusky’s attempt to modify bail conditions so he may have contact with his grandchildren. Sandusky, currently under house arrest in State College, wants permission for his 11 grandchildren to v isit his home, accompa nied by a parent, as well as to be allowed to communicate with them by phone or computer.


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NT Daily Ed Board: Nods and Shakes Nod: Denton’s Gas Drilling Task Force A nod goe s to Denton C it y C ou nc i l for appoi nt i ng a ga s d r i l l i ng t a sk force to mon itor issues surrounding the grow ing loca l cont roversy of dr i l ling in Denton. Environmentalists have raised concerns surrounding the issue of gas d r i l l i ng i nclud i ng problems like water contamination and water conservation. Many worr y that sediment and metals expelled during drilling will contaminate storm water r unof f. A federa lly funded 3-year study done by the cit y showed gas wel ls have t he

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potential to create toxic runoff. Indust r y representat ives contend ga s d r i l l i ng is a sa fe, and as of Monday’s meeting were voting against expensive regulator y measures like mandating a “closed-loop system,” which would eliminate the need for open pits to dump drilling waste. With an issue as controversial as this, it would be easy for the city council to make a snap decision just to avoid the inevitable backand-forth. However, its commitment to ma k ing t he right decision and hearing all sides of the issue and then preceding serves as an example of government functioning properly.

Shake: Rick Perry spends $169 million to create 820 jobs G over nor Per r y ’s E mer g i ng Technolog y Fund, a program to encourage technological growth in Texas and allow the state to invest ta x payer money in commercia l business, has invested $169 million since 2006. According to its annual report to the Texas State Legislature, the ETF has created 820 jobs since its inception. Businesses have turned over the original $169 million and have leveraged it into $762 million in private funding. These numbers tell a sad story for

the residents of Texas. With investment numbers of that amount, one would expect to see a huge growth in job production. However, those 820 jobs are a sign that while technologica l business continues to prosper, the state economy isn’t seeing the benefit through higher levels of employment. The program, while undoubted ly i nc rea si ng tech nolog ic a l growth in Texas, deserves a shake. Unemployment in Texas was at 5 percent when ETF began, and has since grown to 8.1 percent as of November. Investment of taxpayers’ money should yield a positive result for the taxpayers’ economy and this program hasn’t done that.

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Romney’s money Super Bowl more than repeat matchup hurting democracy Well, it’s early Februar y. The Tex a s cold is st a r t i ng to rol l in, school’s spr ing semester is starting to hit its stride and the New England Patriots are facing the New York Giants in the Super Bowl. Now wait, did we not go through this already? The most successful franchise in the NFL in the last ten years versus the largely ignored blue men tr ying to prove themselves; any of this ring a bell? De spite t he fou r-ye a r gap, ever y t h i ng lead i ng up to t h is weekend has been routinely the same, but in context, this year’s Super Bowl could not be any more different. In 2008, the Patriots were 18-0 with the final game of the season and the number one seed in the AFC, just like this season. The combination of Tom Brady and Ra ndy Moss shattered records held by current hall-of-famers. Super Bowl XLII was also the last appearance in the Super Bowl for the Patriots until this season. In 2008, the Giants went in with extremely low expectations. Their star running back just retired. They have an inconsistent quarterback that is already four years into his career and finished with 23 touchdowns and 20 picks on the season. The Giants went into the 2008 playoffs as a wild card team, unlike this year when New York won its division. This season, the back stories that people are not paying attention to are the most interesting.

For example, Eli Manning is preparing to surpass his bother in Super Bowl v ictor ies in t he house his brother Peyton built. If Tom Brady and the Patriots win again, they will be the first team to win four championships with same quarterback in a ten-year period since Terry Bradshaw and the Pittsburg Steelers with Super Bowls IX, X, X III and X IV from 1974-1980. Don’t forget, i f t he Pat r iot s w i n, C h ad Ochoc i nc o wou ld have a championship ring with a season that he hardly contributed to; talk about riding your way to success. The thought of Ochocinco having a ring should be enough of a reason for anyone to root for the Giants. T hou g h t he P a t s s a y t h i s weekend is not about revenge, any fan, analyst or player outside of Indianapolis can tell you that that is a dead lie.

Brett Medeiros is a senior staff writer for the NT Daily. He can be reached at brettmedeiros@gmail. com

The past several elections have taught us many things about the nature of money and politics. If there was a man who represents everything wrong with the modern electoral process, it is Willard Mitt Romney. Caveat: I have no qualms with Romney having ridiculous amounts of money. He’s obviously made some smart choices and has benefited greatly. What I do have a problem with is the act of what amounts to buying the Republican nomination. Here’s a man who has relied solely on his super PAC to drive his competitors into dust, most notably Newt Gingrich. This super PAC is funded by the wealthiest of the wealthiest, the .10 percent, and it shows. Romney ads have flooded the markets in places like South Carolina and Florida, and the effect is borderline appalling. Romney has proven the old adage, “tell a lie enough times and people will think it is true” once again. The other candidates barely have a shot. Ron Paul, who was absolutely dominating prior to the primaries, has barely made a dent. Somehow, Romney’s winning smile, interventionist foreign policy and endless piles of cash have convinced people that he is the better, more conservative candidate. When people are somehow convinced that you are more conservative than Ron Paul, something has gone horrifically wrong. In reality, though, it’s not really Romney that’s the problem; it’s the amount of influence corporations and more specifically, their money, have on the election. Goldman Sachs, Comcast, Morgan Stanley; all of these are top contributors to political campaigns.

This is a trend that transcends party lines. Both Republicans and Democrats have taken money from corporations, and from the looks of it they have no intention of stopping. If the super PACs weren’t spending money hand over fist, this election cycle would be very different. The trend will only get worse if something is not done now. Occupy Wall Street’s goal was more oversight in the political process, but more regulation will only benefit the big players in the long run and punish small time contributors. We have to dramatically change the way we do elections in this country if we want to keep things honest and fair. We must dismantle the election code and balance things out so honest Americans have more say than faceless multinational conglomerates. But until our corporate overlords see fit to change something, we’re just out of luck.

Nicholas LaGrassa is an emergency administration and planning senior. He can be reached at NicholasLaGrassa@ my.unt.edu.


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