It’s the most beautiful time of the year, and the ASU campus community is full of things to do.

Essential events at ASU during spring semester

Get ready to book up your calendar, because here’s a roundup of all the top events happening around Arizona State University this spring.

JANUARY

Jan. 15

Check off your travel bucket list with ASU Study Abroad: There are opportunities in more than 65 different countries! Head to these upcoming events on every campus to meet ASU professors who lead programs, chat with Study Abroad Office staff and discover programs that go to all seven continents (including Antarctica) and fit with your degree plan: 2–4:30 p.m., Jan. 15 at West; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 22 at Poly; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 24 at Downtown Phoenix campus; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 7 at Tempe campus. Online students, there will be two webinars just for you: noon-1 p.m. MST on Jan. 17 and Jan. 23. The world awaits!

  • Connect with more than 100 student organizations at the Spring Involvement Fair. There will be games and giveaways! 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Student Pavilion, Tempe campus. Not on Tempe campus? This event will take place Jan. 24 on Poly campus Backus Mall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jan. 16

  • Whether you are starting a new venture, building your existing small business, or simply interested in entrepreneurship, the New Year is always a great time to begin planning for success. But, what does it take to build success into your planning? “Nuts & Bolts of a Successful Business” is an engaging conversation where Entrepreneurship + Innovation’s guest, Carine Dieude of Altima Business Solutions, will share her top three tips for planning a successful year, share stories and examples of how her most successful clients have built their businesses and will answer your questions around startups, strategy, operations, money and management. Free and open to the public. Registration requested. 5:30 p.m., 1951@SkySong, Scottsdale.
  • In almost every culture of the world, there is a myth of how once there was a time when humankind lived at one with the natural environment until a “fall” divided us from our earthly home. In “Paradise Lost: The Annual Environmental Humanities Initiative Distinguished Lecture,” Sir Jonathan Bate — biographer, broadcaster, critic, Shakespearean, professor and provost of Worcester College, Oxford University in the U.K — explores this idea, across centuries, cultures and artistic forms, and asks how it can help us our understand our current crisis of sustainability. The first lecture in the series “How the Humanities Can Save the Planet” is part of Bate’s spring 2019 ASU residency in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, with support from the Department of English and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Other lectures in the series are “The End of the World as We Know It” (Feb. 5) and “Living Sustainably” (Feb. 20). Free and open to the public. 5 p.m., Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Building IV, Marston Exploration Theater, Tempe campus.

Jan. 18

Join the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability for “Cleaning it Up: Making America Beautiful Again,” a talk by David Baron, an attorney with the nation’s largest environmental-law org, Earthjustice. Baron will delve into the current state of environmental policy, detailing his personal and practical motivations for dedicating his life to defending the environment, and discuss lawsuits currently before the courts to protect our lands, health, and waterways, as well as climate change awareness. Free and open to the public. Registration requested. 3:30 p.m., Wrigley Hall Room 481, Tempe campus.

Jan. 19

  • Make this year the one where you gave back the most. Join ASU Changemaker for the annual MLK Day of Service, a day of volunteering at 10+ nonprofits across metro Phoenix in honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. RSVP at http://asu.volunteermatch.org.
  • Calling all Sun Devil families: Take off on an adventure as you explore Earth and space with Sun Devil Generations 2019 Earth and Space Exploration with Sparky. Begin with an interactive tour in the Gallery of Scientific Exploration, see the Mars rover and participate in special activities. Experts in Mars, meteorites and space will lead us through this out-of-the-world experience! Free for Sun Devil Generations members; $5 for non-members. Registration required. 1–2:30 p.m., Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Building IV, Tempe campus.
  • Silent Voices: LOVESTATE is the third installment in the Silent Voices series, a multimedia, multi-composer and multi-year series of concert works with spoken word conceived, produced and performed by Brooklyn Youth Chorus. The Chorus has commissioned a dynamic roster of composers to collaborate in confronting the challenges of racism, sexism, social and economic disparity, immigration, our environment, and threats to our understanding of truth. Student tickets are $10 at the ASU Gammage Box Office; ASU faculty and staff tickets are $15 at the ASU Gammage Box Office. Tickets are $20 for the general public. 7 p.m., ASU Gammage, Tempe campus.
  • Don’t miss this Pac-12 contest as Sun Devil Men’s Basketball takes on Oregon! Students, download your free tickets on the ASU app. We’ll see you at The Bank! 7:30 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe campus.

Jan. 22

The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership presents the 2nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Lecture: “The Real Martin Luther King,” a panel discussion with Gary Dorrien of Columbia University, Lucas Morel of Washington and Lee University, ASU English professor Keith Miller and ASU English PhD student Colleen Wilkowski. First edition signed MLK works “Strength to Love” and “Stride Toward Freedom” will be available to view. Free and open to the public. Registration requested. 4–5:15 p.m., University Club, Tempe campus.

Jan. 23

Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at the MLK March on West, an annual tradition at West campus that dates back to 1991. Join hundreds of middle school students in recreating the historical 1963 March on Washington, D.C., and hear the inspirational “I Have a Dream” speech reenacted by ASU faculty member Charles St. Clair. Free and open to the public. 11 a.m.-noon, West campus.

Jan. 24

  • Head to the Southwest Robotics Symposium to learn everything you can about the rapidly growing field of robotics. This two-day event will include talks from renowned researchers, lab tours, industry demos and more. Topics include: soft and bio-robotics, rehabilitation and wearable robotics, space robotics, human-robot collaboration and interaction, autonomous systems and advanced robotics manufacturing. Free and open to the public. Registration required. Ventana Ballroom, Memorial Union, Tempe campus.
ASU professor James Abbas is one half of a duo who created a first-of-its-kind hand prosthesis that connects to the wearer’s nervous system. Wearable robotics such as this will be among the topics to be discussed at the Southwest Robotics Symposium.
  • How can we bring America together? No matter what our political views, few people believe our country is as united as it should be. Join the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership and partners the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law for “Bringing America Together: a Conversation with Arthur Brooks.” Drawing on history, social psychology, behavioral economics and the counsel of ancient wisdom, American Enterprise Institute President and best-selling author Brooks addresses the divisions that plague America and finds a set of strategies to help us disagree better, forge a new model of aspirational leadership and unite the country. Free and open to the public. Registration requested. 5 p.m., Old Main, Tempe campus.

Jan. 25

  • Join students, faculty and staff from colleges and universities across Arizona for the ASU Symposium on Sexual Violence Prevention in Higher Education: Broadening the Conversation, a learning experience designed to strengthen sexual violence prevention efforts on campus. In accordance with this year’s theme, Broadening the Conversation, presentation topics will include community-level sexual violence prevention strategies, skill-building and arts-based interventions for sexual violence prevention. Free; registration is currently limited to students, staff, and faculty from Arizona colleges and universities; and members from pre-approved community organizations. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Memorial Union, Tempe campus.
  • Imagine a health care system that came to you — a system that met you, as an individual, where you are, in your home, workplace or community. Such a system could be called Health Care Without Walls. ASU’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation will host Susan Dentzer, president and CEO of the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, for the special presentation, “Health Care Without Walls: What It Means for Practice, Education and Training.” Free and open to the public; registration requested. 3–4:30 p.m., Health North Auditorium, 550 N. 3rd St., downtown Phoenix campus.

Jan. 26

It’s a Pac-12 face-off for your Gym Devils as the team faces Utah. Come cheer them on! Free for students! 6:30 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe campus.

Jan. 28

Top journalists and communicators from Bloomberg, CNBC, ESPN, Google and The Wall Street Journal are among those taking part in the spring “Must See Mondays” lecture series at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Tonight, Penelope Muse Abernathy, Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics at the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, talks about America’s growing “news deserts” in a discussion moderated by Mi-Ai Parrish, the Sue Clark-Johnson Professor in Media Innovation and Leadership. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Cronkite School’s First Amendment Forum, Downtown Phoenix campus.

Jan. 30

Read a great book, meet the author and mingle with others in the ASU community through the ASU Book Group, sponsored the Department of English and organized in partnership with the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. January’s reading selection is “The Making of Jane Austen” by Foundation Professor of English and Jane Austen scholar Devoney Looser. Synopsis: When Jane Austen died in July 1817, she was not a household name. But in the 200 years since her death, she has become one of the world’s most celebrated novelists. ASU professor Looser traces the author’s posthumous rise to fame in her new book, which was named a best summer book (nonfiction) for 2017 by Publishers Weekly. Free and open to all in the ASU community. Noon-1 p.m., Piper Writers House, Tempe campus.

The remaining ASU Book Group meetings and selections for 2019 are: Feb. 27, Tracy Fessenden, “Religion Around Billie Holiday;” March 27, Kelli Donley, “Counting Coup;” April 24, Natalie Diaz, “When My Brother Was an Aztec.”

Jan. 31

  • How can a conversation be civil across a political divide? Former ACLU President Professor Nadine Strossen and former Attorney General Judge Michael Mukasey will visit the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at ASU to have a conversation that models a civil, mutually respectful and vigorous exchange of ideas on issues that challenge American society. In “How to Have a Civil Conversation Across the Political Divide,” these speakers, intellectually and politically opposed on many of the issues, will demonstrate that lively civil discourse is possible, even when we deeply disagree about the issues. Free and open to the public. Registration requested. 5 p.m., Old Main, Tempe campus.
Nadine Strossen, a chaired professor at New York Law School and former ACLU president, is a widely recognized expert on constitutional law and civil liberties. Michael B. Mukasey served as the 81st attorney general of the United States, the nation’s chief law enforcement officer, from November 2007 to January 2009.
  • All community members are invited to join ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation and the ASU Alumni Network for a one-of-a-kind event, “Entrepreneurship + Innovation at Every Stage of Life.” Hear from Sun Devils who have found entrepreneurship at every stage of life and in unlikely ways. Whether it is starting your own venture as a second-act career, contributing your business expertise as a mentor or creating a side hustle to support your family, come explore the possibilities. Free and open to the public. Registration requested. 5:30 p.m., Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria.
  • It’s going to be epic! Don’t miss this rivalry game as Sun Devil Men’s Basketball faces off with Arizona! Students, download your free tickets on the ASU app. 7 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe campus.
  • The eclectic quartet Brooklyn Rider will play a program exploring different world cultures via the string quartet, including original compositions and arrangements. Open to the public. Tickets are $23 general admission, $8 student. 7:30 p.m., Music Building, Katzin Concert Hall, Tempe campus.
  • Get this event on your calendar, space buffs: The School of Earth and Space Exploration hosts OSIRIS-REx mission team members Phil Christensen of ASU and Vicky Hamilton of the Southwest Research Institute, along with other members of the OSIRIS-REx mission team, for the Spring 2019 New Discoveries Lecture, “OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission: The latest images and updates from the asteroid Bennu.” Here’s your chance to hear straight from lead scientists on this pioneering mission, get a closer look at asteroid Bennu and find out what we hope to learn from this ongoing mission. Free and open to the public. Registration requested. 7:30 p.m., Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV, Tempe campus.

FEBRUARY

Feb. 1

  • February is Black History Month, and ASU’s Black African Coalition is working in partnership with clubs, organizations and departments across ASU to engage and enlighten the entire Sun Devil community on the Black student experience in the 21st century. Experience the Candlelight Vigil, a recognition of all, both past and present, who have touched on the Black Sun Devil experience since the first Black graduate of ASU, Benton James, in 1924. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., front steps of Old Main, Tempe campus.
  • Cheer, cheer for ASU as Sun Devil Women’s Basketball takes on the Arizona Wildcats! Students, download your free season-long pass on the ASU app. 6 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe campus.
  • Join the Sustainability Solutions Festival throughout February to discover and explore how we can individually and collectively reimagine our lives and our planet through education, communication, innovation, transportation, recreation and other intersections of sustainability. Most events are free and open to the public, but check the schedule for details.
  • Watch some of the country’s brightest university students compete for a chance to win up to $100,000 in prize funding from Avnet. The 2019 ASU Innovation Open Finals will feature five finalist venture pitches and a keynote from Bre Pettis of Makerbot. Come out and support innovation! Free and open to the public. Registration requested. 1–5 p.m., Student Pavilion, Tempe campus.

Feb. 2

  • Discover the Thunderbird difference at Thunderbird Premier Weekend. As a VIP guest, you’ll attend an exclusive networking reception with Thunderbird alumni, and learn about our degrees, international travel opportunities, career services and more. Free and open to the public. Complimentary hotel accommodations for those coming from out of state are available for Friday and/or Saturday (first-come, first-served). RSVP requested. 11 a.m., 400 E. Van Buren St., Floor 7, Downtown Phoenix.
  • Bring the family, play and explore at ASU Open Door: Four days, hundreds of hands-on activities and a sneak peek at normally closed-to-the-public spaces on all four ASU campuses! Visitors can explore the spaces normally accessible only to ASU students — laboratories, living collections, museums and classrooms — and participate in hundreds of interactive, hands-on activities and talk to students, faculty and staff. Free and open to the public. Download your free tickets today!

Experience everything ASU has to offer as the #1innovation university in the nation at ASU Open Door: 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 2 at Polytechnic campus, Feb. 9 at Downtown Phoenix campus and Feb. 16 at West campus and from 1 to 6 p.m. Feb. 23 on Tempe campus. Download your free tickets today!

Feb. 4

Join the Asian/Asian Pacific American Students Coalition, Coalition of International Students and Culture@ASU for a celebration of Lunar New Year! Enjoy traditional lion dancing, food and activities at Express Yourself: Lunar New Year to welcome the Year of the Pig. Free. 11:30 a.m., Memorial Union North Stage, Tempe campus.

Feb. 5

  • Gerry Ellis is an award-winning environmental photographer/filmmaker who has documented endangered species, indigenous cultures and threatened ecosystems across every continent. Inspired by his initial work with Jane Goodall, Ellis is now working on a multi-year education and public awareness project called Apes Like Us to heighten concern for the survival of great apes. In his talk “The Women in Ape Conservation and Survival,” hosted by the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Ellis explores through his filmmaking and social media storytelling how extraordinary women from Goodall to today’s unknown heroines are influencing great ape survival. Free; a light lunch will be included. RSVP requested. 12:30 p.m., Wrigley Hall, Room 481, Tempe campus.
  • Students are often confronted with the question, “What are you going to do with a degree in THAT?” In “Telling Your Story to Open Doors,” an interactive two-hour workshop exclusively for students hosted by the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership and co-hosted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Megan Finnerty, founder and director of the USA Today Network Storytellers Project, will coach students on how to turn education and experience into engaging stories that articulate why they are the right fit for the opportunities they seek on campus and beyond. Free. RSVP requested. 4 p.m., Memorial Union, Ventana Ballroom 241A, Tempe campus.
  • In almost every culture of the world, there is a myth of how one day a time of catastrophe will come when some powerful force — whether natural, supernatural or human — precipitates an apocalypse that will bring an end to our species and its environment. During the last 200 years, that narrative has often been of ecological catastrophe. In “The End of the World As We Know It,” Oxford Professor Sir Jonathan Bate expounds on how the humanities can help us to understand this narrative and apply it to the present and immediate future in which climate change and other challenges have the potential to destroy the world as we know it. Following the talk, please join the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and Department of English for a dessert reception, where Sir Jonathan will sign copies of his book, “Stressed, Unstressed: Classic Poems to Ease the Mind.” Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Changing Hands Bookstore, 300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix.

Feb. 6

  • Join Barrett, The Honors College for World View, World Visions where people of all backgrounds, faiths and walks of life will be coming together to relax, chat and learn from one another about other world-views as part of Interfaith Harmony Week. Lunch will be picnic style, so bring a blanket! Noon-1 p.m., Barrett Academic Court, Tempe campus.
  • Head to Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College for Wellness Wednesdays this spring semester for a variety of wellness activities, speakers, demos and relaxing fun — every Wednesday. The lounge will be reserved as a “stress-free” zone during this time, so no school work, studying or stress allowed! Free. 1:30 p.m., Feb. 6; 1 p.m., Feb. 13, Feb. 20 and Feb. 27; Farmer Student Lounge, Tempe campus.

Feb. 7

Feb. 8

  • Student entrepreneurs, head to Entrepreneurship + Innovation’s ASU Launch Days Open Pitch for the opportunity to pitch your ideas and possibly win a $250 crowd-favorite prize. 2 p.m., Cooley Ballroom, Polytechnic campus.

Check out the Open Pitch opportunities on Tempe campus (Feb. 15), West (Feb. 22) and Downtown (March 1), too!

  • Warning: extreme language, gun violence, sexual violence and scenes that some viewers may find upsetting. In “good friday” by Kristiana Rae Colón, the ricochet of bullets breaks the hush of academia’s ivory halls. Four students and a teacher are trapped in a classroom. Tension coils to the point of asphyxia, and then, the shooter enters the room. “good friday” tackles millennial feminism and the intersection of gun violence and sexual violence. The Herberger Institute offers discounts to seniors and to ASU students, faculty, staff and alumni for most of its events; tickets are $16 general, $12 ASU faculty, staff and alumni, $12 senior, $8 student. All Herberger Institute students, faculty and staff are eligible for free tickets to most events. Reserve free tickets in advance through the box office. 7:30 p.m., Lyceum Theatre, Tempe campus.

Feb. 11

Why are economists, in general, advocates of free trade when the public is more skeptical? In “The Changing Case for Free Trade,” hosted by the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty, a non-partisan academic unit within the W. P. Carey School of Business, Dartmouth College professor and author Douglas Irwin will review the theoretical, moral, political, and empirical case for free trade as viewed by economists since the time of Adam Smith. Free and open to the public. Registration requested. 4:30 p.m., Old Main, Carson Ballroom, Tempe campus.

Feb. 12

Do you know what to do if you see trouble in your friends’ relationships? The Red Flag Campaign is a national campaign designed to raise awareness of the red flags of dating violence and to build students’ skills to intervene. Join the ASU Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention Program and Sun Devil MVP to see red flags created by individuals impacted by relationship violence. Participants can add to the display by creating their own flags and will also be able to talk with sexual violence prevention peer educators about how to effectively step up and say something. Free. 11 a.m., Student Services Lawn, Tempe campus.

Feb. 13

Join the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty for “Global Poverty: Place, Productivity, or Program?” as Lant Pritchett discusses three ways to reduce global poverty: poor people change the places they live, the places poor people live get more productive, or communities engage in anti-poverty programs. Pritchett, formerly with the World Bank and Harvard Kennedy School, argues that place has, at the margin, far and away the largest potential. Free and open to the public. Registration requested. 4:30 p.m., Memorial Union 230 Pima, Tempe campus.

Feb. 14

The Black African Coalition and the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, in collaboration with the Rainbow Coalition, present Michael Sam, the first openly LGBTQIA+ athlete to be drafted by the NFL, in “Masculinity, Identity, & Moving Forward: I am Michael Sam” to discuss the ideas of masculinity and defining one’s self in the 21st century. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Great Hall, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Downtown Phoenix campus.

Feb. 15

  • If you’re interested in social justice issues, check out the 8th annual ASU Prison Education Conference, “Easy In & Long Way Out,” with keynote speakers Donna Harati and Gabriel Lopez of Homeboy Industries and social justice activist Tyra Patterson, who was wrongfully imprisoned for 23 years. This event is hosted by ASU’s Prison Education Awareness Club with support from the Department of English, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, School of Social Transformation, and Undergraduate Student Government. Free and open to the public. RSVP requested (if you do, you’ll get a free lunch!). 10 a.m., Student Pavilion, Ballroom 121, Tempe campus.
  • Catch the action as Sun Devil Softball goes up against Florida in the Littlewood Classic. Students, tickets are free on the ASU app! 7 p.m., Alberta B. Farrington Softball Stadium, Tempe campus.
  • Bundle up and come cheer on ASU Men’s Ice Hockey vs. American International. Free for students! 7:05 p.m., Oceanside Ice Arena, Tempe.
  • Ready, set … Devils Invent! Solve high-impact global problems simultaneously with more than 20 international universities in the 48-hour Invent for the Planet challenge. The event is open to any and all students at ASU with a passion to work towards solving global problems related to the following themes: waste management, food security, environment, education, digital technology, agriculture, and medicine/medical systems & delivery. Freshmen to Ph.D, all majors and skill sets are welcome. Sign up now!
  • The Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies will hold its 2019 conference at ASU on the theme “The Global Eighteenth Century.” Students can attend the full, two-day conference at a discounted rate; individual panels are free, no registration necessary. Scholars from all disciplines on all aspects of 18th century culture will present their work. ASU sponsors include the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and its humanities units: the Department of English, the School of International Letters and Cultures, the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, and the Institute for Humanities Research. Open to the public. Full conference: $125 for full-time, tenure-track faculty; $75 students, adjunct faculty. Separate rate for “Xerxes” production. RSVP. 8 a.m., Lattie Coor Hall and University Club, Tempe campus.

Feb. 16

The Programming and Activities Board will once again host Devilpalooza, the annual spring concert that’s the biggest student event of the year! Follow @ASUPAB on Twitter for the latest on the big headliner, and read up on the FAQ now so you’re ready to reserve your ticket.

Feb. 18

Stop by for the grand opening of a sound exhibit meant to create an art space to encourage healthy sexuality. The exhibit, hosted by ASU Sexual Violence Prevention, will feature various Black artists and their music as part of Black History Month. Free. 5 p.m., Student Center @ the Post Office, Downtown Phoenix campus.

Feb. 20

  • In addressing the crisis of climate, pollution, over-consumption and resource depletion, we need not only scientists to propose technological fixes, but also artists and humanities scholars to give us images of a more sustainable way of life. In “Living Sustainably,” visiting professor Sir Jonathan Bate discusses exemplars from ancient Chinese poet Wang Wei to Henry Thoreau in Walden Woods to abstract expressionist artist Agnes Martin in the American West to explore a range of examples from the humanities that suggest ways in which we can live more sustainably. Dessert reception following the lecture! Free and open to the public. 6:30 p.m., Lyceum Theatre, Tempe campus.
  • In Entrepreneurship + Innovation’s “Branding and Marketing — Why Your Story Matters,” learn about how to use your story to develop your brand, how to incorporate your story into your marketing materials and efforts, and how to use video to help tell your story. Free and open to the public. 5:30 p.m., K’é — Main Street Learning Lab, 126 E. Main St., Mesa.

Feb. 22

  • How can we talk about polarization and civil disagreement on campus and in society? To examine the problem and begin to discuss possible solutions — including restoration of the civic and intellectual virtues of civil disagreement and civic friendship — the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, together with its partners in the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, presents its Spring 2019 conference on Polarization and Civil Disagreement: Confronting America’s Civic Crisis. Free and open to the public. Registration requested. Friday through Saturday, Feb. 22-23, in Memorial Union, Ventana Room 24, Tempe campus.
  • One of the most acclaimed and celebrated names in hip-hop as a rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer, Vic Mensa brings his incredible talent to the Coca-Cola Sun Deck with special guests — and Tempe natives — Injury Reserve. It’s just the first concert in ASU 365 Community Union’s spring concert 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, Tempe campus.

Feb. 23

The 18th Annual Self-Guided Ceramic Studio Tour offers the public a rare opportunity to view working and living spaces of professional ceramic artists across the Phoenix metropolitan area and view demonstrations of wheel-throwing, hand-building and glazing techniques. Participating artists have a wide range of both functional and sculptural artwork on exhibit and for sale. Stop at the Ceramics Research Center or any studio location to pick up a poster and passport. Visit each studio site to gather stamps on your passport. Receive 6+ stamps and bring it into the Ceramics Research Center for 20% off your purchase in the store. Free and open to the public. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., start at the ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center, Tempe campus.

Feb. 25

Find out who will be featured as the Black Student Union unveils a new mural of a prominent Black figure. Free and open to the public. 6 p.m., Artspace, West campus.

Feb. 28

Barrett, the Honors College at ASU presents the 2019 John J. Rhodes Lecture in Public Policy & American Institutions featuring John Brennan, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, on “The State of Political Discourse in America.” Free and open to the public. Registration required; space is limited. Tickets will be available starting Jan. 31. 7:30 p.m., Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe.

MARCH

March 1

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.

March 9

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. 7 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe campus.

March 12

Join the ASU NAACP, Black African Coalition and Women’s Coalition for a multipart series exploring the intersections of race and gender in America’s criminal justice system. A full schedule of events will be announced in late January, so stay tuned!

March 14

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, Tempe campus.

March 15

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, Tempe campus.

March 16

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, Tempe campus.

March 20

  • 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 to hear from Lieutenant Colonel Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, U.S. Army (retired). Consuelo is a nationally recognized leadership expert who was raised by immigrant parents along the border in a small barrio and then went on to become the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support Field of the U.S. Army. Free. 3–5 p.m., Student Pavilion Senita Room, Tempe campus.

March 21

  • 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.
  • 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, Tempe campus.

March 23

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.

March 27

  • 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, 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, Tempe campus.

March 28

  • 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, 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.

March 29

Rivalry time! Get those forks up as ASU Baseball bats against the Arizona Wildcats. Students, tickets are free on the ASU app. 7 p.m., Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

March 30

  • Head to the Old Main lawn for Emerge, a festival of art, science, and technology devoted to creative imagination and experiences of tomorrow. The 8th annual festival celebrates human inventiveness on the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci through its theme, “A Space of Becoming.” Despite his reputation as a brilliant inventor, Leonardo wasn’t known as a great technical mind in his own lifetime. To reflect on the way that great ideas often languish in obscurity, and to shed light on today’s promising creators, the School for the Future of Innovation in Society will invite artists, scientists, and other talented people from ASU, the local community and beyond to exhibit work in the Space of Becoming. Free and open to the public. All day, Old Main lawn, 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, 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, Tempe campus.

APRIL

April 1

  • April is Asian/Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and the Asian/Asian Pacific American Students’ Coalition is working in partnership with clubs, organizations and departments across Arizona State University to engage and enlighten the entire Sun Devil community on the Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander student experience.
  • Jessica Yu, Doodle team lead at Google, discusses the company’s popular changes to the Google logo to celebrate holidays and the lives of newsmakers as well as the importance of visual storytelling in “Visual Storytelling in the Digital Age,” a “Must See Mondays” talk at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication moderated by Innovation Chief Eric Newton. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Cronkite School’s First Amendment Forum, Downtown Phoenix campus.

April 4

Recent educational policy paradigms have shortchanged civic education and have done so at great cost to the health of democracy in the United States. In “Democratic Knowledge: A Roadmap for Rebuilding Civic Education, with Danielle Allen,” hosted by the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, Allen argues that young people should be provided with an education that offers not only college and career readiness but also “civic readiness” or, as she also calls it, “participatory readiness.” Allen draws on texts from the American founding as well as on research on how to support the development of young people into equitable, effective and self-protective civic agency to offer a paradigm of civic education for the 21st century. Free and open to the public. Registration requested. 5 p.m., Memorial Union 221, Arizona Room, Tempe campus.

April 5

  • Religion, identity, sex and raptors! Join the Phoenix Theatre Company and ASU’s Music Theatre and Opera program in the School of Music for a co-production of “Triassic Parq,” a raucous retelling of that famous dinosaur-themed film, this time seen from the dinos’ point of view. Chaos is unleashed upon the not-so-prehistoric world when one dinosaur in a clan of females spontaneously turns male. The mutation spawns a chain reaction of identity crises, forcing the dinosaurs to question the very facts of life they’ve always held as truth. An uproariously funny musical meditation on faith, science and love. Suitable for mature audiences only. Tickets $8–11. Open to the public. 7:30 p.m., Phoenix Theatre Company, 1825 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.
  • Mark your calendars now for the free and family-friendly Earth and Space Open House at ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration. Explore and interact with state-of-the-art science exhibits in the Gallery of Scientific Exploration. Listen to a captivating public lecture. Immerse yourself in space with 3-D planetarium shows in the Marston Exploration Theater. When the skies outside are clear, stargaze through telescopes and learn about the night sky. Talk with experts in astrobiology, earthquakes, the moon, Mars, meteorites, geology, space exploration, cosmology and much more. Finally, participate in a variety of hands-on science activities for all ages — some of which you can even take home! Reserve your free tickets now. 6:30–9:30 p.m., Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Building IV, Tempe campus.

April 8

It’s Spring Pride Week, Sun Devils, time to celebrate LGBTQIA+ identities and educate the ASU community on LGBTQIA+ issues. Through diverse programming, come celebrate the beauty and breadth of LGBTQIA+ culture through performances, activities, socials, and community-building, while also acknowledging the issues that the community still faces. #ThriveAsUAre!

April 10

The “Celebrating Honors Symposium of Research and Creative Projects” is a Barrett, the Honors College at ASU signature event each spring highlighting the many exceptional presentations designed by students to exhibit their senior theses and creative projects. Free and open to the public. 4:30 p.m., Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University Complex, 751 E. Lemon St., Tempe campus.

April 11

April 12

  • “SpringDanceFest” showcases the breadth of creativity in the dance program, featuring student choreographers and performers in some of the most innovative work of the 2018–19 season. The concert also includes pieces created by faculty, visiting artists and alumni. Free admission for Herberger Institute students, faculty and staff. Reserve your complimentary tickets through the Herberger Institute Box Office: herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/box-office. Tickets: $16, general; $12, ASU faculty, staff and alumni; $12, senior; $8, student. 7:30 p.m., Paul V. Galvin Playhouse, Tempe campus. Additional performances 7:30 p.m. April 13 and 2 p.m. April 14.
  • American Indian dancers, singing groups and arts and crafts vendors from across the United States and Canada will be featured at the ASU Pow Wow, one of a series of annual pow wows presented by the ASU Pow Wow Committee specifically designed to preserve the inter-tribal cultural heritage of the American Indian students at ASU and to enrich and demonstrate the cultural diversity of the ASU community and surrounding population. Tickets on sale soon! Open to the public. April 12–14 at Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe campus.

April 17

We can see the end of spring semester from here! Formerly known as Coach-ella, the popular First-Year Success Center End of the Year Festival helps all students celebrate completing the academic year. Relax and enjoy games, activities, therapy dogs, laser coaching sessions with success coaches, and an appearance by Sparky. 1 p.m., Student Services Lawn, Tempe campus.

April 25

Join an expert panel to discuss the abuse of ADHD medications among young adults who don’t have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder but take them to cope with life’s pressures. “Under pressure: ADHD and coping in college” is part of the 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, downtown Phoenix campus.

April 27

  • Since 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation has hosted Pat’s Run, a 4.2-mile run/walk through Tempe ending at Sun Devil Stadium that has become the signature fundraising event to support the Foundation’s Tillman Scholars program. The distance recognizes the familiar №42 Pat wore during his time as a Sun Devil standout scholar-athlete. The popular event has gone nationwide, with ASU Alumni, in partnership with the Foundation, sponsoring Tillman Honors Runs across the U.S. Registration for Pat’s Run opens Jan. 8; look for an Honor Run near you.
  • ASU Gammage in partnership with Cornerstone Theater Company will present NATIVE NATION, written by Larissa FastHorse and directed by Michael John Garcés, at Steele Indian School Park on April 27–28 at 2 and 7 p.m. This is an indigenous theatrical experience for the whole family with the original people of this land to see the world through their eyes. Part marketplace, cultural performance, community gathering and theater, NATIVE NATION is a new experience that will forever change the way you see this land. Student tickets are $10; ASU faculty and staff tickets are $15. Public tickets are $20. There are three performances for this event: Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Steele Indian School Park near the Circle of Life, Phoenix.

April 29

Join the ASU Alumni Association and Entrepreneurship + Innovation for the Sun Devil 100 luncheon, a celebration of the achievements of Arizona State University alumni who own or lead successful, innovative businesses across the globe. The top 100 fastest-growing companies will be honored with induction into the Sun Devil 100 Class of 2019, and rankings will be announced at the luncheon. Free. 11:30 a.m., Old Main, Tempe campus.

MAY

May 6

Congrats, #ASUgrad, you made it! Today we celebrate your success at undergraduate and graduate commencement! Don’t forget to share your joy with #ASUgrad on Twitter and Instagram — and look for special Snap filters created just for you. Graduate commencement: 9 a.m., Wells Fargo Arena. Undergraduate commencement, 7:30 p.m., Sun Devil Stadium.

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