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Spring 2013 • Volume 6 • Number 1

The newly released spring 2013 issue of Angelo State University Magazine profiles Dr. Brian J. May, the first ASU alumnus to be named president of the institution.

The latest edition also highlights several university “collections” and the ongoing efforts to maintain and improve them for current and future generations of ASU students, faculty and staff, as well as the West Texas and even worldwide communities.

In the cover story, readers will get an in-depth look at the new ASU president and see how an agriculture student from the Texas panhandle rose through the ranks to become just the fifth president of Angelo State.

“Spanning the Globe” takes a look at how the curators of the Angelo State Natural History Collections are utilizing a grant from the National Science Foundation to update and improve the collections, and make them available to scientists around the world.

“Going Digital” takes readers into the ASU library and highlights the efforts being made to store and preserve the massive amounts of available information while also trying to keep up with the digital times.

“The Good, the Bad and the Maybe” takes a closer look at ASU’s West Texas Collection and how it plays an important role in preserving the history of the region.

“Person to Person” profiles both the efforts of the university’s admissions counselors and the obstacles they face as they traverse the state recruiting students to attend ASU.

The magazine’s Along the Mall section highlights several aspects of the university, including a campus visit by Gov. Rick Perry, the recent increase in international students, an important homeland security conference and the dramatic growth of two of ASU’s newer academic programs.

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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Spring 2014 Bonus Features

  • Viva Brazil! 

    Angelo State’s student body has added a bit of Brazilian spice to the mix.

  • ESL Excellence 

    ¿Hablas inglés? ??? ?????? Parlez-vous anglais? ?? ???????? ??-?????????? Do you speak English?

    When students complete the curriculum in the ASU Center for International Studies’ (CIS) English Language Learners’ Institute (ELLI), they can answer those questions with a resounding, “Yes!” whether they started out speaking only Spanish, Korean, French, Russian or another foreign language.

  • Window to the World 

    As Angelo State’s faculty and student body become more globally diverse, so does the research produced in many of its academic departments.

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