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Spring 2011 • Volume 4 • Number 1

The spring 2011 issue of Angelo State University Magazine explores how ASU’s Agriculture Department is responding to the growing trend of urban students replacing farm and ranch kids in ag classes.

The latest edition also highlights Angelo State’s new family nurse practitioner program, examines how the university requests state funding, profiles a retiring vice president and explores how popular music has become ingrained in our society.

Additionally, the bonus feature available only on Angelo State University Magazine online, takes a winning look at ASU’s new head football coach Will Wagner.

The cover story examines the influx of city kids interested in agriculture and how their background is changing how the subject is taught at ASU.  The feature also looks at how the ASU Ranch gives the university the ability to provide hands-on training not available at most other institutions.

“The Family Nurse” takes in in-depth look at how the nursing profession will assume an even greater role in providing overall health care services, and how the ASU Nursing Department is responding to that trend through its new FNP program.

“Dollars and Sense” delves into the process that resulted in ASU’s Legislative Appropriations Request to the Texas Legislature, which began its 2011 legislative session in January.

“The Accidental Career” profiles Sharon Meyer, ASU vice president of finance and administration, who is retiring this spring after a career in which she has overseen budgets in excess of $2 billion.

“The Soundtrack of Our Lives,” through the context of a course offered in the ASU Art and Music Department, looks at how popular music has changed, grown and become an important fixture in our society.

The magazine’s Along the Mall section highlights several financial aspects of the university, including ASU’s first capital campaign, the positive effects a donor gift has had on the Honors Program, the Hispanic Serving Institution initiative, the university’s latest endowed chair and ASU’s economic impact on San Angelo, the Concho Valley and the state.

Additionally, the magazine provides coverage of the events, people and sports activities that give ASU its rich character.

To read previous online issues of Angelo State University Magazine visit our archives. Complimentary printed copies are available from the ASU Office of Communications and Marketing at 325-942-2248 or

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Will WagnerA Will to Win In naming a new football coach in December, Angelo State University picked up a couple of W’s without ever playing a game.

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