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Travel for credit International:

Students travel in 11 different countries. By Tim Lester Managing Editor

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Tuition: As cost of school rises, students voice their opinions.

By Leah Waters Copy Editor

Increases in tuition and fees have left some students, like junior Ashly Amos, feeling frustrated with the rising cost of higher education. “Honestly all schools are increasing their tuition,” Amos said, “and I think the only reason ASU is needing to increase theirs is because they are a part of the Tech system and are doing all the renovations.” Students paid about $275 more

for tuition and fees this year than in 2009-2010, as well as hundreds of dollars more for those with room and board options. Yet some students, like senior Kelly Gross, understand why she is paying more. “It is increasing because the administration at ASU is looking to expand the school in student population, building updates, and programs,” Gross said. President Dr. Joseph C. Rallo said that is exactly where this money is going. “The increase in tuition and fees will go to hire and retain new and more faculty, to support our programs with lab equipment and also provide internship and similar experiences for our students,” Rallo said. see “emotions“ pg. 2

From the mist-filled plains of Scotland south to the mountains of New Zealand, students had the opportunity this summer to experience the rich culture and customs along side the beauty of lands. The Center for International Studies took over 125

students to 11 different countries in Europe, Asia, South America and the island of New Zealand. The students took part in classes taught by an ASU professor while visiting these countries, earning six hours of credit that and allowing them to experience things outside of the classroom, Study Abroad Coordinator and Professor of French Dr. Christine Muelsch said. “It’s definitely not just a vacation… because you are learning in a different environment,” Muelsch said. “It’s very enriching.”

see “offers“ pg. 4

Courtesy of Jessica Kindrick

Patrick Sum traveled to China with ASU study abroad and participated in traditional Chinese culture and attended classes.

Photo by Pam Belcher

Breaking new ground Construction: Library renovations to be completed by November.

By Dana Choi Staff Writer

Ongoing construction projects in the library and recreational center will continue through the Fall semester as two new projects commence. The renovations and construction taking place will help the recruitment and retention of students, Facilities Planning and Construction Director John Russell said. The Porter Henderson Library additions, which FPC expects to complete by November, will feature a

Belles claim first national title Track: Team defeats

rival in ‘neck and neck’ competition.

A class offered in New Zealand allowed the students to interact with representatives of the film industry there, learning how they are trying to grow and continue to bring films and directors to the island. Students took a tour with Hammond Pete, who received an Oscar from “The Lord of the Rings” for his work on the sound editing. Marianne Glutz, a graduate student, went to Germany this summer to complete a comparative analysis of the Texas and German education systems.

Dana Choi Staff Writer

To mark the year 2010, the Rambelles track and field team took first place and the program’s first national championship at the 2010 NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships in Charlotte, North Carolina May 29. At the 2009 championships, the Rambelles were short three points in taking first place. “Everybody thought last year was our best chance in the national championship because we had this team and we had two really strong throwers,” Coach James Reid said. “I don’t think many people were giving us a chance to do it this year.” ASU and Lincoln University continuously matched each other

in points throughout the meet, but after the 200-meter dash, the Rambelles were 12 points ahead. “We were neck and neck with Lincoln, and of course I knew they had some good sprinters,” Reid said. “I knew they were going to score a lot of points down the stretch as well; we just had to be able to match them, and we did.” The Rambelles did more than match them. With a total of 87 points, the team had 14 points over last year’s national champion, Lincoln University. “We all finally pulled it together and got it done, so it’s pretty exciting,” senior Aisha Adams said. “It was a great way to go out.” Adams, senior Celethia Byrd, senior Chrystal Ruiz, senior Kris Crockett, senior Andria Nussey, junior Sarah Hooker, junior Makayla Myers, sophomore Jayda Spencer and freshman Kimberly Williams are the nine individuals who advanced to the national meet held at

Johnson C. Smith University. Reid said, the national championship was secured before the mile relay due to the Rambelles’ lead in points. Despite this, they took part in the mile relay, won and broke a school record with 3:38:88. “I told [the team] that we don’t even have to run this race,” Reid said. “But that’s not the way we are at Angelo State—when we come to play, we play.” The team members garnered a total of 22 All-American honors, seven of which were earned by Adams, four by Byrd, four by Ruiz, three by Nussey, two by Crockett, and the rest by Hooker and Myers. “Everyone was definitely doing their part, whether they were in one event or several events,” Reid said. “It’s the team that won the national championship. We’re all national champions.”

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learning commons on the first floor. “Because of the technology used today, we needed to create some space for students to learn how to use various technologies,” Project Manager Clay Smith said. The renovation will enable students to work on presentations, conduct research more efficiently, and utilize video screens. Currently FPC is assembling the structure of the Center for Human Performance. “For the new CHP, everything is on time,” Director of University Recreation Bradley Petty said. “They just craned in the rock wall last Friday, so what they’re looking at now is finishing up the exterior with the masonry and starting on the electricity and the plumbing.”

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ASU Individual Awards

(NC) indicates first place national champion Aisha Adams, Sarah Hooker, Long jump (3rd), high jump (5th), triple jump (4th), heptathlon (NC), 100 hurdles (6th), 400 hurdles (2nd), 4x100 relay (8th) *

Celethia Byrd,

4x100 relay (8th,), * 4x400 relay (NC), * 200 (3rd), 400 (NC)

Kris Crockett, 4x1 (8th), 4x400 (1st) *

* denotes a team event

4x100 relay (8th) *

Makayla Myers,

4x100 relay (8th) *

Andria Nussey 800 m (2nd), 4x100 (8th), * 4x400 (NC) *

Chrystal Ruiz, Senior Long jump (6th), heptathlon (2nd), 400 hurdles (4th), 4x400 (NC) *


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