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March 2005

Release date: March 17, 2005

ASU Classroom to be Named after Technology Advocate

Angelo State University faculty, staff and students will gather at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, to name the Rassman Building computer lab after the late Dr. Forrest Harlow, who was a driving force in bringing technology into the ASU business curriculum.

With the help of nearly $80,000 from the San Angelo Health Foundation, Rassman Room 225, which will be named the Forrest W. Harlow Business Computer Classroom, was renovated this winter. Harlow was the Nathan and Sylvia Donskey Professor of Business when he died of cancer in 2002. He had taught at ASU for nearly 20 years.

Harlow advocated for technology in the mid-1980s, bringing the first computers into ASU classrooms. He made spreadsheet applications part of the business curriculum and wrote textbooks to help students use the programs. He later created two business simulation applications and taught the universitys first web-based course in 1996.

The professor earned national recognition for his use of technology in teaching. Harlow was also a consultant for GTE and volunteered with the Boy Scouts