San Angelo Angelo State News
Angelo State University Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Maurice Kelley, will present a “Fright Night” concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Sierra Vista Methodist Church, 4522 College Hills Blvd.
A premiere for ASU’s first full symphony orchestra in a number of years, the concert also will feature guest soloist Sariah McCracken on cello. The event is free and open to the public.
For the second straight year, Angelo State University’s College of Graduate Studies has been named one of the Top 50 Online Graduate Programs in the U.S. for 2014 by GraduatePrograms.com, an online guide that recognizes higher education graduate programs, based on student evaluations.
Angelo State University freshman student Eric Karsiah Duncan Jr. did not have any physical contact with his father, Thomas Eric Duncan, either immediately before or after his father’s diagnoses and death via the Ebola virus. By the time the ASU student traveled to Dallas, his father was already isolated and quarantined, said ASU spokesperson Rebekah Brackin.
Duncan Knox, a senior in the Angelo State University Honors Program, has been selected as a 2014-15 Presidential Fellow by the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Emmett Essin, professor emeritus at East Tennessee State University, will make a return appearance for Angelo State University’s Civil War Lecture Series, speaking on “The U.S. Cavalry and its Horses in the Post-Civil War Indian-Fighting Army” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Fort Concho Stables Hall, 236 Henry O. Flipper St.
Eric Karsiah Duncan Jr., a freshman at Angelo State University, is in Dallas where his biological father, Thomas Eric Duncan, succumbed to Ebola last Wednesday.
Angelo State University’s Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in guidance and counseling has been selected for a “Students Before Profits Award” by Nonprofit Colleges Online, an organization dedicated to helping prospective students find quality and affordable online academic programs.
Dr. Bruce Bechtol Jr. of Angelo State University’s security studies faculty has been awarded a travel grant from South Korea’s Institute of Unification Education to spend about four weeks conducting research and delivering lectures throughout South Korea Oct. 4-30.
Angelo State University’s graduate enrollment set another record for the 2014 fall semester while undergraduate numbers declined slightly from 2013 levels, resulting in an overall enrollment of 6,494, the fifth-highest ever for the university.
For the sixth consecutive year, Angelo State University has been designated a “Military Friendly School” by Victory Media, which includes several magazines and websites, including G.I. Jobs, that serve military personnel transitioning into civilian life.