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Angelo State University's History Department faculty and staff, spring 2017.

Faculty News

  • Prof. Kenna Archer
    Dr. Kenna Archer recently won a Special Collections Fellowship from the University of North Texas. She is currently working on a history of riparian development in Texas (tentatively titled Mucking it Up:  A History of Rivers, Politics, and Improvements in Texas) and will visit the Special Collections at UNT this summer.
  • Prof. John Irish at the Great War Event on Mar. 26, 2018
    Prof. John Irish, Dept. of Visual & Performing Arts, spoke to a crowd of over 150 at the C. J. Davidson Center about the musical traditions of the Great War Era. Going through some of the popular musical trends of the period, Prof. Irish also noted the contributions of African-American musicians and the emergence of jazz.
  • Prof. Allison Robbins, Dept. of Music, University of Central Missouri, visited Angelo State as a guest speaker in the Grea...
    Prof. Allison Robbins, Dept. of Music, University of Central Missouri, shared her research on female impersonation in Great War Era U.S. armed forces camps with an audience of over 150 in Cavness 100. Prof. Robbins showed clips and also provided some background on the culture of the period.
  • Preston Lewis
    In the first event in the Great War Centennial Commemoration Lecture Series of the spring 2018 semester, Preston Lewis, an author for former director of the Angelo State University Office of Communications and Marketing, introduced the audience to the story of Daniel R. Edwards, a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Lewis told more than just Edwards’s biography, however. He also discussed the difficulties of telling truth from fiction in writing about an individual who claims to have accomplished tasks that were impossible. The audience of nearly 170 learned a great deal about Mr. Edwards’s service but also about the job that an historian performs in studying the past.
  • Prof. Wongsrichanalai
    Profs. Susana Badiola (Dept. of Political Science & Philosophy) and Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai (Dept. of History) were honored at the Texas Tech University System’s Chancellor’s Council Gala in Lubbock on February 9. Both of them were featured in the video produced for all of the system’s award winners.
  • Photo: ASU President Brian J. May, Dr. Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai, Dr. Susana Badiola and TTUS Chancellor Robert Duncan

    Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert Duncan recently recognized 14 faculty members from the system’s four component institutions as recipients of the 2018 Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards. These awards recognize excellence in academics and research, and are the most prestigious honors granted to faculty members throughout the TTU System.

  • Prof. Kathryn Ostrofsky
    Current, the trade periodical for public broadcasting, published an article by Prof. Kathryn Ostrofsky about Sesame Street and the history of public television. Read the article here.
  • Student actors and veteran commenters at the Veterans Roundtable on November 15, 2017.
    As part of the “World War I and America” initiative from the Library of America, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, this event brought together students from the Department of Visual & Performing Arts to reenact the voices of the World War I generation. Local veterans provided commentary and discussed their own experiences in the armed forces. The event at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts drew an audience of over 140. The grant was co-directed by Profs. Lamberson and Wongsrichanalai.
  • Screen capture of Prof. Ostrofsky on a broadcast from the Library of Congress, November 2017.
    Prof. Kathryn Ostrofsky discussed media preservation and teaching with public media on a symposium at the Library of Congress to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the National Public Broadcasting Act.
  • Prof. Christopher Capozzola, MIT, lectured on the development of the draft and policing civilian activities on the home fr...
    Prof. Christopher Capozzola, associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, visited campus and spoke about how the federal government mobilized the American population for the Great War. Over 200 attendees from the student body and San Angelo community attended the event in the Angelo State University Auditorium on October 30, 2017.


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September 18th, 2018