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Spring 2012 • Volume 5 • Number 1

The spring 2012 issue of Angelo State University Magazine explores the university’s relationship with the San Angelo community, particularly through faculty and staff involvement in the fine arts, athletes performing community service and students conducting historical research.

The latest edition also highlights the accomplishments of several ASU alumni and takes an in-depth look at the revamped Centennial Master Plan 2028.

Additionally, the bonus features available only on Angelo State University Magazine online take a look back at two guest lecturers who gave campus presentations during the fall semester, including Navajo Code Talker Samuel Tso.

In the cover story, the pervasive presence of ASU faculty and staff in the local fine arts community is examined with emphasis on the benefits it provides for the university, the participants, the city and the public.

The “Engaged” section of the magazine looks at how ASU athletes performing community service is benefitting the agencies they work for, those receiving aid and the Rams and Rambelles involved. Also profiled is a student research project that helped preserve the legacy of one of San Angelo’s most important historical buildings, the Federal Courthouse.

“Getting Connected” highlights the significant role the ASU Small Business Development Center plays in the local business community, including its upcoming move off campus into the new Business Resource Center in downtown San Angelo.

In “Skunk TV,” readers will see how ongoing research in the Biology Department helped land several ASU students and West Texas varmints a primetime spot on Japanese television to ring in the New Year.

The “Along the Mall” section highlights several aspects of the university, including the Tuition Exemption Program, an English professor’s innovative teaching technique and Distinguished Speaker Series presentations by Frank Deford and John QuiƱones, high-profile members of the national media.

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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Bonus Features

Samuel TsoIn His Native Tongue A language that Samuel Tso was forbidden to speak in the federally financed boarding school he attended ultimately helped that same federal government win World War II.

Chris WhatleyExporting the Future Angelo State alum Chris Whatley shared a hopeful message as the keynote speaker for ASU’s 13th annual International Business Symposium in November.

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