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The 32nd Ceramic Symposium, ASU Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band Concert, ASU Theatre presents an award winning drama, and educational seminars for local and area non-profit organizations are in ASU News this week.


CRI Educational Seminars for Nonprofit Organizations

Angelo State University’s Consultation and Research Institute (CRI) will host a pair of free educational seminars for local and area nonprofit organizations on Wednesday, April 26, in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive. 

The first seminar, “Making Interviews More Effective,” will run from 10-11:30 a.m. The second seminar, “You Get What You Plan For: Building Evaluation into Programs,” will run from 1-2:30 p.m. Both seminars will be in the Nasworthy Suite, Room 203/204 on the second floor of the University Center. 

Both seminars will be presented by Dr. Kraig Schell, ASU professor of psychology and CRI director. He will be joined by graduate students in ASU’s industrial/organizational psychology program to present “Making Interviews More Effective.” Together they will provide information in a step-by-step guide on how to design structured interviews into nonprofit organizations. They will also discuss how structured interviews can help to hire more effective employees and reduce potential lawsuits. Special attention will be given to behaviorally anchored rating scales. 

For “You Get What Your Plan For: Building Evaluation into Programs,” Schell will apply methodological and statistical reasoning to the task of what nonprofit organizations call “logic modeling.” By gaining understanding of how work goals have to interface with the methods used to measure them, participants will be able to better examine existing logic modules and build new ones of higher quality that produce more interpretable data. 

Advanced registration for the seminars is not required, but space is limited and will be provided for a maximum of two representatives from any nonprofit organization. Participants can attend either or both of the seminars.

The CRI is a component of ASU’s Center for Wellness, Engagement and Development. Its mission is to provide education, training and other services to both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
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32nd Annual San Angelo Ceramic Symposium

Angelo State University will host the 32nd annual San Angelo Ceramic Symposium on Friday, April 21, in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive. 

The symposium will run from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the EFA Building and will be immediately followed by a closing reception for the ASU student ceramics exhibit, “Cups and Vessels,” in the EFA Building’s Gallery 193. Both the symposium and reception are open free to the public.            

Panelists for the symposium will be Bonnie Lynch, a New Mexico-based ceramic artist; Linda Lynch, a print artist from New Mexico; Brian Molanphy, an elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics; and Jessica Powers, curator of Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World at the San Antonio Museum of Art. The moderator will be Howard J. Taylor, director of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (SAMFA). Esteban Apodaca, ASU art professor, will serve as the symposium coordinator. 

In addition to the symposium, ASU will host several other related events April 20-24 at SAMFA and the Old Chicken Farm Art Center. 

On Thursday, April 20, ASU will host a ceramic workshop by Randy Brodnax, a potter and educator from Dallas, from 1-6 p.m. at the Old Chicken Farm Art Center. Cost for the workshop will be $25 per person.

 On Friday, April 21, ASU will host a free public ceramic workshop by Gina Tibbot, a ceramic artist and archeologist from Philadelphia, from 9-11:30 a.m. in the ASU ceramics lab adjacent to SAMFA.

Then on Saturday, April 22, invited artists Bonnie Lynch and Brian Molanphy will conduct a day-long demonstration workshop at the Old Chicken Farm Art Center. Other activities will include SAMFA presenting the 2017 Ceramic Invitational Exhibit and an exhibit of classical and ancient ceramics from the San Antonio Museum of Art.

The various events are sponsored by the San Angelo Museum Endowment for Ceramic Events, Darlene and John Williams, and the San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council. Supporting participants are the Coop Gallery, Downtown San Angelo Inc. and the San Angelo Convention and Visitors Bureau.

ASU Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band Concert

Angelo State University’s Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will present a special joint concert on Friday, April 21, in the ASU Auditorium located inside the Mayer Administration Building, 2601 W. Ave. N. 

Titled “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is open free to the public. Each ensemble will perform separately before coming together to close the concert with rousing patriotic selections. 

The Symphonic Band will open the concert by performing “Skydive” by Chris Bernotas, “Kentucky, 1800” by Clare Grundman, and “Ruckus” by Robert Sheldon. The Wind Ensemble will then perform three standards of wind band literature: “Gandalf” from Johann de Meij’s “Symphony No. 1: Lord of the Rings,” Norman dello Joio’s “Scenes from the Louvre,” and an H. Robert Reynolds arrangement of Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Folk Dances.” The Wind Ensemble will also perform a new work by Steven Bryant, “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” that premiered in November 2016. The concert will close with both bands performing “America, the Beautiful” and the national march of the U.S., John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” 

The Wind Ensemble consists of 38 student musicians playing flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, contra bassoon, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, bass trombone, euphonium, tuba, piano, and multiple percussion instruments. It is directed by Dr. Jonathan D. Alvis, assistant professor of music and ASU director of bands. 

The Symphonic Band is comprised of 32 student musicians performing on flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and multiple percussion instruments. It is directed by Trent Shuey, instructor of percussion and ASU assistant director of bands.

ASU Theatre Presents Award-Winning Drama

University Theatre at Angelo State University will wrap up its spring 2017 season by presenting the award-winning drama “Doubt: A Parable,” beginning Thursday, April 27, in the ASU Modular Theatre. 

Performances will be at 8 p.m. April 27-29 and May 4-6, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 30. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $5 for non-ASU students, and free for ASU students, Arts at ASU subscribers and ASU Activity Card holders. The Modular Theatre is located in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive. 

“Doubt: A Parable” is a brilliant and powerful drama set in 1964. Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the principal at St. Nicholas Church School in the Bronx, N.Y., takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young parish priest, Father Brendan Flynn, of improper relations with one of the male students. This gripping story of suspicion cast on a priest’s behavior is less about scandal than about fascinatingly nuanced questions of moral certainty. Written by John Patrick Shanley, the play won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. It was later adapted into the 2008 movie “Doubt” that starred Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman and was nominated for multiple Academy Awards. 

Under the direction of Cathryn Sanders, ASU adjunct theatre faculty, the student cast is composed of Chloe Husted as Sister Aloysius, Nick Cline as Father Flynn, Megan Croyle as Sister James and Kameron Dennis as Mrs. Muller. 

The student production staff and crew include Mason Tabor, stage manager; Kyle Newman, assistant stage manager; Neeley Watson, wardrobe supervisor; Sabrina Idom, master electrician; Stephanie Davis and Natalie McCurdy, electricians; Simone Hutchison, sound technician; Mikayla Heflin, properties manager; Kelli McLauren, house manager; Bryce Real, dramaturge; and Eli Rodriguez, Arts at ASU coordinator and box office manager.  

Dr. Bill Doll, director of University Theater, is the producer; junior theatre major Driana Bramer is the scenic designer; Chasity Neutze, ASU costume designer, is the costumer; and Greg Gonzales, ASU scenic and lighting designer, is the technical director. 

Tickets go on sale for Arts at ASU subscribers on Thursday, April 20, at the ASU box office in the EFA Building. Ticket sales open to the general public on April 24. The box office is open 2-6 p.m. weekdays. For reservations and/or ticket information, call 325-942-2000.

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