Bask in our glorious spring weather and book up your calendar, Sun Devils! Here’s what happening around Arizona State University in March.
- March is Women’s HERstory Month, dedicated to increasing the visibility of all women and women-identified people in the ASU community and highlighting the issues impacting women on campus and beyond. Look for stories and events all month long that elevate women’s voices and showcase women who inspire, enrich and strengthen the Sun Devil community.
- Start the weekend right with the Sun Devil Softball Classic. ASU takes on Princeton, Texas and Wisconsin in this three-day event — tickets start at just $20 for a whole day. Starts 2:30 p.m. Friday, Farrington Stadium, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- It’s time to Pack the House for Sun Devil Women’s Basketball as they square off with Oregon State in this Pac-12 matchup! Don’t forget: Tickets are always free for students; starting at $15 for the public. 6 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Come cheer on Sun Devil Women’s Basketball in their final home game! Go, Devils, let’s beat Oregon! Tickets free for students; starting at $15 for the public. 1 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- D.C. Devils, you’re invited to “The Future of Leadership: Transforming Organizational Culture,” a hands-on workshop and panel discussion of organizational leaders who are grappling with how to “operationalize” inclusivity. How do we move beyond buzzwords? What would organizational inclusivity look like if we did it right? We hope to use our collective wisdom to develop meaningful concrete steps — actions that we can all use to continue building inclusivity. If you can’t make it in person, watch the livestream. Free and open to the public. RSVP required. 2 p.m., ASU Barrett & O’Connor Washington Center, Washington, D.C.
Don’t miss your chance to see one of ASU’s newest teams in action (Stephen Curry didn’t!) as Sun Devil Women’s Lacrosse takes on №21 USC. Free and open to the public. 5 p.m., Sun Devil Soccer Stadium, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Who will be crowned Pac-12 champs? Come find out as ASU Wrestling hosts the Men’s Wrestling PAC-12 Championships. Open to the public. Tickets start at $30. 7 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Cheer, cheer for A-S-U as Sun Devil Women’s Water Polo takes on №2 Stanford! Free and open to the public. 1 p.m., Mona Plummer Aquatic Complex, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Attending a Study Abroad 101 workshop is your first step to seeing the world through ASU Study Abroad. Head to this information session, led by a Study Abroad student recruiter, for all the deets on program types, eligibility, housing, finances, searching for and choosing a program and the application process. Free. 11 a.m., ASU Study Abroad Office, Interdisciplinary B, Room 255, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Half the world’s population will experience menstruation, so why are periods so taboo? How do menstruation experiences vary across the globe and here in the United States? Join Project Humanities for “What is Menstrual Equity?”, a discussion that delves into the many ways the stigma of periods and the laws and policies governing accessibility to menstrual products affects the lives of billions. We encourage attendees to bring a menstrual product donation to benefit those experiencing homelessness in Phoenix. Products will be distributed during Project Humanities’ ongoing initiative, Service Saturdays, held every other Saturday in downtown Phoenix. Free and open to the public. RSVP requested. 6 p.m., The Empty Space, 970 E. University Drive, Tempe.
- All are welcome inside the tipi to learn about “The History of the Native American Church,” part of the annual Simon Ortiz RED INK Indigenous Speaker Series. Guest speaker Earl Arkinson (Chippewa Cree), a religious leader who served three terms as president of the Native American Church of North America, will speak on the development of Native American culture and religion. Free and open to the public. 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 13, Sun Devil Fitness Complex Athletic Fields near Ross-Blakely Hall, ASU’s Tempe campus. Bonus: Come for refreshments and a short talk from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 13 in Ross-Blakely Hall, Room 117, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Ingenuity is a hallmark of ASU’s graduate students. Did you know that an ASU chemistry alum helped create Post-it Notes®? Or that ASU master’s alum Temple Grandin, PhD, invented the hug machine? More recently, ASU JD Alex LaCroix created Mental Mojo, a natural elixir for strengthening focus and mental acuity. Sixteen fifth-year architecture students at ASU came up with the idea of transforming a littered eyesore called the Salt River into what we now call Tempe Town Lake. ASU’s Graduate College invites ASU faculty to celebrate 80 years of ASU graduate education with cocktails and conversation. Learn how ASU students are making things happen today — and who will, no doubt, make a big impact tomorrow — and meet graduates who are carrying the ASU flag of innovation out into communities around the world. Free. RSVP requested. 4 p.m., Old Main, Carson Ballroom, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Get ready to get strong, emotionally and physically: As part of HERstory Month, American Ninja Warrior Maggi Thorne will speak on overcoming obstacles and resiliency and then lead participants through a ninja-style obstacle course. Free and open to the public. 5 p.m., Sun Devil Fitness Complex gyms, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Two renowned scholars will address how the two famous economists thought about economic liberty in “Hayek and Keynes on Economic Liberty,” hosted by the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty. Brad Bateman, longtime professor of economics at Grinnell College and now president of Randolph College, is the co-author of “Keynes: Capitalist Revolutionary” (2011). Bruce Caldwell, author of “Hayek’s Challenge: An Intellectual Biography of F.A. Hayek” (2004), is now literary executor of the Hayek estate and general editor of Hayek’s collected works. ASU professor Scott Scheall will join the two speakers after their lectures to ask several questions before opening the floor to general audience questions. Free and open to the public. Registration requested. 4:30 p.m., Old Main, Carson Ballroom, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- It’s Pi Day! Celebrate with Sun Devil Fitness and the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences in a fun Pi Day 5K! This 3.14-mile run takes you on a scenic route through the beautiful Tempe campus. All finishers receive their own mini fruit pie after the race! Free and open to the public. Registration required. 5 p.m., Sun Devil Fitness Intramural Fields, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- The ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing are hosting a screening of Michelle Memran’s award-winning documentary feature debut, “The Rest I Make Up,” which explores the ever-deepening creative spirit and connection in the face of Alzheimer’s disease between Memran and playwright Maria Irene Fornes, who has been called the greatest and least known dramatist of our time. Memran will be in attendance and give a talk at the screening. Free and open to the public. RSVP to claim your free ticket. 6:30 p.m., FilmBar, 815 N. Second St., Phoenix.
Join the School of Film, Dance and Theatre for a performance of Sophocles’ “Ajax.” In the aftermath of the Trojan War, Menelaus and Agamemnon name Odysseus the greatest warrior, awarding him the armor of the fallen hero Achilles. Furious at being passed over for this honor, Ajax vows murderous revenge in this timeless tragedy of madness and violence. The Herberger Institute offers discounts to seniors and to ASU students, faculty, staff and alumni for most of its events. All Herberger Institute students, faculty and staff are eligible for free tickets to most events. Reserve free tickets in advance through the box office. $16 general; $12 ASU faculty, staff and alumni; $12 senior; $8 student. 7:30 p.m., Paul V. Galvin Playhouse, ASU’s Tempe campus.
Award-winning choreographer and TED Fellow Camille A. Brown brings her company and its passionate storytelling back to ASU Gammage with ink. This work celebrates the rituals, gestural vocabulary and traditions that remain ingrained within the lineage of the African Diaspora and reclaims African Americans’ narratives by showcasing their authenticity. The work examines the culture of Black life that is often appropriated, rewritten or silenced. Student tickets are $10; ASU faculty and staff tickets are $15. Tickets are $20 for the general public. 7 p.m., ASU Gammage, ASU’s Tempe campus.
How might we redesign schools in order to focus on the development of distinct subcultures that result both in better academic performance and improved adolescent well-being? Can we deliberately create virtue cultures for the 21st century? Join the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty for a discussion of “Excellence, Education, Entrepreneurship, and Human Flourishing” featuring speakers Michael Strong and Magatte Wade. Free and open to the public. RSVP requested. 6 p.m., Memorial Union 202 Alumni Lounge, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Founders’ Day 2019 honors ASU faculty, staff, alumni and advocates who exemplify the pioneering and innovative spirit of ASU’s founders. Join ASU Alumni for this celebratory dinner event honoring those who have fostered the growth, innovation, excellence and evolution of ASU as a New American University. This Sun Devil signature event has taken place since 1964! $150 for an individual seat, tables of 10 are $1,500; open to the public. 6 p.m., the Arizona Biltmore Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix.
- Join the First-Year Success Center and Gear-Up Arizona to hear from retired Lt. Col. Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, one of Hispanic Business Magazine’s Top 100 Influential Hispanics in America, in an interactive and introspective presentation on crushing your goals and living, not just leaving, a legacy. Kickbusch is a nationally recognized leadership expert who was raised by immigrant parents along the border in a small barrio and became the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support Field of the U.S. Army. Light reception and book signing to follow. Free and open to the public. RSVP requested. 3 p.m., Student Pavilion Senita B/C, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- It’s Sun Devil Giving Day, ASU’s biggest day of giving back! On this annual day of giving, we celebrate and encourage gifts in support of Arizona State University. All members of the ASU community — alumni, parents, fans, friends, faculty, staff, and students — are invited to give to the areas of ASU they care most about. Join us! Show the world what we can accomplish when we all give together on Sun Devil Giving Day.
- The United States has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the world, with African-American mothers affected the most. Join the conversation as a panel of experts addresses these questions in “Maternal Mortality in the U.S.,” the latest in ASU’s College of Health Solutions’ “We need to talk: A series of tough conversations about health.” Free and open to the public; registration requested. 5 p.m., A. E. England Building, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.
- Join the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty for “How Entrepreneurship and Economic Liberty Can Transform Africa,” featuring TED speaker and entrepreneur Magatte Wade. In this talk, she asks: “Why does Africa remain poor? Because it is the least economically free region in the world. Endless red tape, high tariffs, and uncertain property rights and rule of law prevent African entrepreneurs from creating and growing legal businesses that can scale. … What can you do to support African entrepreneurs in obtaining the economic freedoms that people from developed nations already enjoy? What can you do to make Wakanda real?” Free and open to the public. RSVP requested. 6 p.m., Memorial Union 230 Pima, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- In Brooklyn Rider with Magos Herrera: Dreamers, Brooklyn Rider is joined by the unique and outstanding Mexican jazz singer-songwriter Magos Herrera. The program includes deeply beloved 20th century poetry and songs across Latin America and Spain, arranged by some of the most compelling and sympathetic artists of our time. Open to the public. $23 general admission, $8 students. 7:30 p.m., Music Building, Katzin Concert Hall, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Professional Development Workshop: Fundamentals of Leadership is an interactive workshop for postdocs and doctoral students to help them think and act like the leaders they already are, while feeling comfortable owning this emergent aspect of their professional identities. Free. RSVP requested. Noon, Payne Hall W, 129, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Bask in our glorious spring weather and cheer on your Sand Devils Women’s Beach Volleyball as they host Hawaii, USC and Pepperdine in the two-day Beach Volleyball ASU Invitational! Free and open to the public. Friday at noon vs. USC; Friday at 4 p.m. vs. Hawaii; Saturday at noon vs. Pepperdine; Saturday at 2 p.m. vs. Hawaii. Pera Club, 1 E. Continental Drive, Tempe.
- Undergrads, this one’s for you: DataFest 2019 is a nationally coordinated, 48-hour competition in which teams of two to five students work over a weekend to extract insight from a data set and present to a panel of judges. This is likely the richest, most complex dataset you’ve seen so far in your undergraduate career! Previous years’ data sets have included crime data from the Los Angeles Police Department, dating data from eHarmony, energy use data from GridPoint and sales data from Ticketmaster. Past participants of DataFest have gone to job interviews able to describe technical challenges overcome, explain how they work under time-pressure, and talk about their thoughts on solving real-life data problems— and it’s a great networking opportunity, too. Experts working in industry, as well as graduate students in statistics and data science, are needed as mentors during the competition. Register now to participate or help out as a mentor! Starts 5 p.m., Charles Wexler Hall Room A21, ASU’s Tempe campus.
Take this opportunity to do what only a select few ASU students get to do… PAINT THE ‘A.’ Public painting of the ‘A’ was outlawed in 2002, but Sun Devil Generations members and their families are invited to participate in this exclusive opportunity! Register today; space is limited. 9 a.m., A Mountain, Tempe.
- Was JS Mill a classical liberal? A radical? A progressive liberal? How should we understand his ideas of economic liberty? And what were the consequences in his thought of those ideas? In “John Stuart Mill on Economic Liberty” hosted by the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty, these questions will be addressed by two Mill experts: Joe Persky, author of “The Political Economy of Progress: John Stuart Mill and Modern Radicalism” (2016) and Sandra Peart, author of several books on classical political economy and editor of “Hayek on Mill: The Mill-Taylor Friendship and Related Writings.” ASU philosophy professor Peter de Marneffe will join Peart and Persky after their lectures to ask several questions before opening the floor to general audience questions. Free and open to the public. Registration requested. 4:30 p.m., University Club, Heritage Room, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Change the World will be an amazing opportunity for ASU students to celebrate and share their innovative ideas through art, exhibits, performances and pitches. The community event will feature a fun and interactive experience where students can showcase their ideas for how to change the world and make connections to bring their projects to fruition. Students will receive feedback from experts in the field, and all who attend can enjoy live performances and interactive exhibitions on multiple stages. Free and open to the public. 5 p.m., Sun Devil Stadium, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Here’s your chance to meet an astronaut, live and in person! Cady Coleman — who flew twice on the space shuttle and lived on the International Space Station for six months — has joined ASU as the global explorer in residence for our Interplanetary Initiative and part-time professor of practice in the School of Earth and Space Exploration. With extraordinary photos and videos from space, she shares her perspective on how everyone can bring their best to the table, as well as how they can bring out the best in others on their teams, in this lecture, “Lessons from Space Lead Straight Back to Earth.” Free and open to the public. RSVP requested. 5:30 p.m., Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Building IV, Marston Exploration Theater, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- The Graduate College Knowledge Mobilization Impact Awards are an annual showcase and research competition highlighting graduate and postdoctoral knowledge impact projects at ASU. Come see how ASU researchers are improving the world! Free and open to the public. RSVP requested. 2 p.m., Student Pavilion, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Head to the Coca-Cola Sun Deck for Gin Blossoms with special guest Vesperteen as ASU 365 Community Union brings more live music to Sun Devil Stadium. The Gin Blossoms’ breakout record, “New Miserable Experience,” kept the band on the chart for almost three years, with singles “Hey Jealousy,” “Allison Road,” “Until I Fall Away,” “Mrs. Rita” and “Found Out About You.” Open to the public. Tickets for all events are on sale now at Ticketmaster, and you can find more information on all the upcoming events at ASU 365 Community Union. A limited number of free and discounted ASU student tickets will be available for all events exclusively on the ASU mobile app. 8 p.m., Sun Devil Stadium, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Save the date for the Global Sport Institute’s 2019 Global Sport Summit! The second annual summit will explore cutting-edge research and bring together expertise across a diverse set of disciplines to thoughtfully examine timely topics impacting the world of sports. Anyone with an interest and/or involvement in the world of sport should come! Registration details coming soon. March 28–29, Hotel Palomar, Downtown Phoenix.
- Celebrate HERstory Month at the Badass Women’s Block Party hosted by Student & Cultural Engagement. Students, faculty and staff welcome! Free. 11 a.m., Student Services Lawn, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Rivalry time! Get those forks up as ASU Baseball bats against the Arizona Wildcats. Students, tickets are free on the ASU app; public tickets start at $10. 7 p.m., Phoenix Municipal Stadium, 5999 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix. The series continues Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
- Head to the Old Main lawn for Emerge 2019: Invention!, a festival of art, science and technology devoted to creative imagination and experiences of tomorrow. This year’s Emerge is a site of co-creation celebrating the legacy of Leonardo da Vinci and all those devoted to exuberant, unconventional invention. Emerge will showcase the many twists along the road to innovation: unbridled imagination, exquisite observation, epic and mundane failure, surprise and serendipity. Inspired by a quest to uncover ideas that are overlooked or underexposed, like Leonardo’s in his time, Emerge shines a light on uncommon futures for the common good. Free and open to the public. Noon-8:30 p.m., Old Main lawn, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Quetzal, the Grammy Award-winning East LA Chicana rock group now celebrating its 25-year anniversary, is influenced by an East LA rock soundscape composed of Mexican ranchera, cumbia, salsa, rock, R&B, folk, and fusions of international music, and also one whose political vision is based in social activism, feminism, and the belief that there is radical potential in expressive culture. Named “one of Los Angeles’ most important bands” by the LA Times, Quetzal forges a sound that will simultaneously make you dance and contemplate change. Student tickets are $10; ASU faculty and staff tickets are $15. Tickets for the public are $20. 7 p.m., ASU Gammage, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Superstar sibling trio The Band Perry are an unstoppable presence in modern music, and you can see them at Sun Devil Stadium’s Coca-Cola Sun Deck as part of the ASU 365 Community Union’s live music lineup. Tickets for all events are on sale now at Ticketmaster, and you can find more information on all the upcoming events at ASU 365 Community Union. A limited number of free and discounted ASU student tickets will be available for all events exclusively on the ASU mobile app. 8 p.m., Sun Devil Stadium, ASU’s Tempe campus.
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