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Dr. Arnoldo De León Department of History News

November 21, 2023

Library of Congress Grant for West Texas History Project

Angelo State University has been awarded a $69,999 grant from the Library of Congress (LOC) in Washington, D.C., to fund a new project to create historical information resources for local and regional K-12 schools and ASU academic programs.

September 29, 2023

History Lecture Series: Fort Hays State Professor visits Angelo State

The History Lecture Series recently welcomed Dr. Marco Macias out of Fort Hays State University for a guest lecture on the cultural impact of Francisco “Pancho” Villa. This lecture was made possible by the Dorsey B. Hardeman Endowed Chair in History and the generosity of the Hardeman family.

June 20, 2023

Recent Graduate Chosen for Fulbright Program to Bulgaria

Price Tarbet of Big Spring, a May 2022 graduate of Angelo State University, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student English Teaching Assistantship to teach English in Bulgaria for the 2023-24 academic year.

March 28, 2023

History Professor Earns Prestigious Fellowship

Dr. Laura Hooton of the Angelo State University history faculty has been named one of only four 2023-24 Research Fellows for the Clements Center for Southwest Studies in the Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences at Southern Methodist University.

September 29, 2022

$1 Million Gift for Endowed Chair in History

Angelo State University has received a $1 million gift from the Hardeman Family Foundation to fund the new Dorsey B. Hardeman Endowed Chair in History in the Dr. Arnoldo De León Department of History, a component of ASU’s College of Arts and Humanities.

May 3, 2022

Class of 2022 Top Graduates

Morgan Preston of Vicksburg, Michigan, has been selected to receive Angelo State University’s 2022 Presidential Award as the top graduate in her class, while five other ASU graduating seniors have been selected for 2021-22 Distinguished Student Awards from their respective academic colleges.

April 11, 2022

History/Russian Student Wins State Department Scholarship

Price Tarbet of Big Spring, a senior history major and Russian minor at Angelo State University, has been awarded a 2022 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) for Russian language studies by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

March 23, 2022

History Prof Earns Prestigious International Fellowship

Dr. Sarah Lynch of the Angelo State University history faculty has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (RHS), the United Kingdom’s foremost society for historians, based at University College London.

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.

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.”