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New Article Explores Regional Park System

February 26, 2021

New Article Explores Regional Park System

Geographer Rob Briwa shines some light on state parks, which are often an understudied feature of United States cultural landscapes, but a treasure trove cultural and heritage.

Geography Professor Reflects on Reading

February 26, 2021

Geography Professor Reflects on Reading

Geographer Rob Briwa hasn’t let the trials of the last year impede on his research, recently publishing the article, “Bird Watching with The Peregrine: Towards Literary Geographies of Comfort Reading.”

Three Profs Contribute to First Open-Source AP U.S. History Textbook

September 4, 2020

Three Profs Contribute to First Open-Source AP U.S. History Textbook

Three Angelo State University professors have joined with other faculty from colleges and universities across the country to produce the first Open Educational Resource digital textbook for U.S. history that aligns with College Board Advanced Placement (AP) standards.

Fort Concho Elementary Students Texas History Course

November 20, 2019

Fort Concho Elementary Students Texas History Course

On Nov. 20, 2019, 85 Concho Elementary 5th graders’ visited Dr. Powers’ History of Texas class. The Education Majors in History of Texas led a mini-Texas history lesson plan with groups of eight 5th graders. It was a great learning moment for both the college students as well as the Concho students! 

Prof. Dickmeyer Named NEH Summer Scholar

October 1, 2019

Prof. Dickmeyer Named NEH Summer Scholar

Prof. Dickmeyer won a competitive fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to attend the 4-week 2019 summer institute “Colonial Experiences and Their Legacies in Southeast Asia.” She is incorporating this material into several Asian history courses at ASU.

Prof. Lynch Publishes a New Book

October 1, 2019

Prof. Lynch Publishes a New Book

Prof. Sarah Lynch published a new book, Medieval Pedagogical Writings: An Epitome, Fall 2018, which is out now in paperback and downloadable e-book. Check it out here.

Prof. Ostrofsky Publishes on CNN

December 17, 2018

Prof. Ostrofsky Publishes on CNN

Prof. Kathryn Ostrofsky has just published an opinion piece for CNN about Sesame Street’s latest storyline tackling homelessness. Her expertise is based on her research on “Sesame Street.” Read the article here. 

Angelo State History Department In the Top 10 of National Universities With Increasing Majors

December 3, 2018

Angelo State History Department In the Top 10 of National Universities With Increasing Majors

In recent years, the numbers of history majors has been on the decline nationwide.

Prof. Ostrofsky Publishes an Annotated Bibliography

November 29, 2018

Prof. Ostrofsky Publishes an Annotated Bibliography

Prof. Kathryn Ostrofsky has just published an annotated bibliography for interdisciplinary research on “Sesame Street” as part of Oxford University Press’s online collection of Bibliographies in Cinema and Media Studies. She will continue to update it on www.oxfordbibliographies.com as new works on the subject are published.

Department Faculty Present at the Annual Western History Association Meeting

November 17, 2018

Department Faculty Present at the Annual Western History Association Meeting

On October 19 – 20, Profs. Jason Pierce and Kenna Lang Archer traveled to San Antonio to participate in the annual meeting of the Western History Association. Prof. Pierce talked about the disparate views of Texas created by different groups that settled the state while Prof. Archer talked about the politics of river improvement and the ways in which the state’s highly varied ecology complicated policy-making.

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