Let's find out about the ASU Summer Computer Code Camp, Graduating Seniors Art Exhibits and the Symphony Orchestra Concert.


Summer Computer Code Camp

Angelo State University’s Department of Computer Science will host its annual ASU Code Camp for junior high and high school students June 5-16 in the Mathematics-Computer Science (MCS) Building, 2200 Dena Drive, on the ASU campus.

The two-week camp is open to junior high and high school students interested in computer science and coding, and will be directed by Dr. William Wolfe, chair of the Computer Science Department. Activities will run from 8:30-11:30 a.m. each day Monday through Friday, June 5-9 and 12-16, in the MCS Building computer labs.

Registration fee for the camp is $35 per person, and advance registration is required. Attendees will learn to design, implement and test computer code using the Java programming language and the Unity3D Game Engine. They will also learn the basics of computer science as they work in groups to implement a variety of applications. No programming experience is required, and students with prior programming experience or who have attended previous ASU Code Camps will work on more advanced projects.

To register for the Code Camp, contact Belinda Saaranen in the Computer Science Department at 325-942-2101 or email computer.science@angelo.edu

Graduating Seniors Arts Exhibits

Angelo State University will exhibit artworks created by graduating visual arts students beginning Monday, April 24, in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive. 

The exhibits will be housed in the EFA Building’s Gallery 193 and will be open for free public viewing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Friday, May 12.

Graphic design works by Caylor Clark of Elgin, Desiree Marshall of Ozona, and Jeremy McGuire of San Angelo will be exhibited from April 24 -28.  Painting and fine art works by Letti Dennis of Merkel, Adrain Dominguez of Austin, Alma Gonzalez of San Angelo, and Pamela Upton of San Angelo will be exhibited May 1-5. Graphic design works by Frazier Hudson of Leander, Allison Romo of Hereford, and Melanie Tamez of Eden will be exhibited May 8-12.

ASU Symphony Orchestra Concert

The Angelo State University Symphony Orchestra will present its second spring concert on Thursday, April 27, in the ASU Auditorium located inside the Mayer Administration Building, 2601 W. Ave. N. 

Titled “Through Space and Time,” the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is open free to the public. The ASU Symphony Orchestra comprises more than 50 student musicians and is directed by Dr. Fagner M. Rocha, assistant professor of music. 

The repertoire for the concert will include “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” by Richard Strauss, which is the opening theme for the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Russell Peck’s “The Thrill of the Orchestra” narrated by Dr. Fred Wilson of the ASU physics faculty, and Carl Reincke’s “Flute Concert in D. Major Op. 283” performed by student soloist Rebekah Arana-Cook, co-winner of the 2016-17 ASU Concerto Competition. 

Other musical selections will include “Mars, the Bringer of War” from Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” and several themes by John Williams from “Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace.”

In addition to the public concert, the ASU Symphony Orchestra will also perform two educational concerts for local and area public school students at 1 p.m. on April 26 and April 27 in the ASU Auditorium.