Essential events for ASU students to go to during fall semester
Get ready to book up your calendar, because here’s a roundup of all the top events happening around Arizona State University this fall.
Ongoing through Dec. 29
Two artists, two coasts, two media — Andy Warhol and Viola Frey were central to two movements that reinvented art in the 20th century with the embrace of popular culture, mass-produced images and objects, bold silhouettes and colors. In two solo exhibitions, Pop/Funk: Warhol and Frey, Warhol’s prints and photographs and Frey’s ceramic sculptures are drawn entirely from ASU Art Museum’s permanent collection. Open to the public. ASU Art Museum, Tempe campus.
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Calling all future teachers in ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College! Reach2Teach strives to enhance the leadership abilities of future educators through community service and professional development. Come find out more in the first meeting of the semester. 5:30 p.m., San Pablo 105, Tempe campus.
- The Global Leadership Academy prepares ASU students to be globally minded leaders and citizens for the 21st century. Through the course of the semester, participants will have the opportunity to attend professional development workshops, an off-campus leadership retreat, develop a project with a nonprofit mentor and participate in a Global Symposium luncheon. Come learn more about this opportunity! Contact GLACoordinators with questions. 6-8 p.m., Memorial Union Ventana Ballroom B, Tempe campus.
- Join Guillermo Malpica Soto, head of Trade and NAFTA Office in Mexico’s Ministry of Economy, as Thunderbird School of Global Management brings back #ThunderTalks to discuss NAFTA: Trade relations between the United States and Mexico. 1:30–2:30 p.m., Thunderbird School of Global Management, 400 E. Van Buren, Room 730, Downtown Phoenix campus. RSVP for this free event!
Stop by the Sun Devil Fitness Complex on Tempe campus for a sports- and wellness-focused Involvement Fair. Find out about the variety of sports, recreation and wellness-related organizations available to ASU students. 4–6:30 p.m., Maroon Gym, Tempe campus.
- Head to Devils on Mill for the annual Rainbow Welcome for LGBTQIA+ students and allies at ASU. Rainbow Welcome will feature campus and community resources, opportunities to get involved with ASU’s LGBTQIA+ community, games, trivia, activities and more. Plan to stick around for first ASU home football game of the season, because …
- The first Sun Devil Football game is full of excitement! There’s an energy in the air around the Sun Devil Stadium as thousands of students and community members flood the stands. Even if this is the only game you attend all season (hopefully it’s not!), you will definitely want to be there. Free student tickets to all ASU athletic events are available via the official ASU mobile app, so show up and help ignite the Inferno!
- Every Tuesday and Thursday, the Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience has meditation and mindful movements classes at the Sun Devil Fitness Complex — Downtown. Free for all ASU students!
- Open to all Teachers College students, the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Council meets every other Tuesday. 5:30 p.m., San Pablo 105, Tempe campus.
- Open Pitch is open mic night meets “Shark Tank,” so if you’re ready to to improve your storytelling and maybe even make a connection that helps you grow your idea into a venture, come pitch your idea before real entrepreneurs, receive feedback and network with other ASU entrepreneurs. Open Pitch will take place every Wednesday in September: Sept. 5 at Poly campus, Sept. 12 on Tempe campus, Sept. 19 Downtown and Sept. 26 at West.
- Also, look for ASU Launch Days, signature campus outreach events held each semester to create awareness of entrepreneurship programs, resources and opportunities available at ASU. Keep an eye out for Entrepreneurship + Innovation team members around campus each Wednesday and snag a free “Just Start” notebook and t-shirt.
- September is National Campus Fire Safety Month, and the university fire marshal’s office will host a series of awareness events on every campus. Look for fire safety literature and handouts, CPR demonstrations, fire extinguisher demos, AED training and a prize wheel: Sept. 5 at Poly campus, Sept. 13 at West campus, Sept. 19 Tempe campus, Sept. 26 Downtown.
- Learn ways to save money and reduce debt from financial experts at an all-day financial wellness fair. Be sure to check out “Financial Footsteps: Getting it Right in Your 20s and 30s” and “Debt Reduction Including Student Loans.” 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Memorial Union, Tempe campus.
- ASU Biodesign Institute welcomes Joe Palca, NPR science correspondent and host of NPR’s “Joe’s Big Idea.” Whether you are a scientist, science enthusiast or a science communicator, you won’t want to miss this chance to talk about the possibilities and pitfalls of communicating complex and important topics. 9–10:30 a.m., Biodesign Institute, Lower Level A Atrium, Tempe campus. RSVP requested.
- In collaboration with American Indian Council, Poetry Across the Nations presents DREAM WARRIORS, a collective of artists who seek to empower others to embody, teach and live their heartwork. Come to Senita Ballroom A-Student Pavilion between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. for live performances and intimate poetry and songwriting workshops. Tempe campus.
Learn about American football and ASU spirit, pride and traditions at Devils on Mill Football 101! Meet Sparky and the Spirit Quads and enjoy all the food, ASU gear, music, carnival rides and games and activities. You do not want to miss out on this event! Starts three hours before kickoff, in between Forest and Mill on 6th Street, Tempe campus.
- Cheer on your fellow Sun Devils at Express Yourself, showcasing Sun Devil voices, talents, cultures and communities through art, performance, food and activities. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., every Monday class is in session, Memorial Union North Stage, Tempe campus.
- Political journalists from “The Washington Post,” the religion editor of CNN and a top communications executive at Intel Corp. are among the headliners of the Must See Mondays speaker series at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Past events have featured Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, Emmy-winning broadcasters and leaders and innovators in the industry, so don’t miss it. This week, find out about the immersive experiences available to Cronkite students in this panel discussion led by Assistant Dean Rebecca Blatt. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Cronkite School First Amendment Forum, Downtown Phoenix campus.
- The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, is hosting a lecture series designed to explore the causes — and seek out solutions to — the country’s extremely divided political state. The first event, “Suicide of the West,” features National Review Senior Editor and American Enterprise Institute Fellow Jonah Goldberg, a bestselling author and Fox News contributor, as he tackles the question: “In an age of tribalism, nationalism, populism and identity politics, are we ungratefully throwing away what made the West the free and prosperous place it is today?” Free and open to the public. 5 p.m., Old Main Carson Ballroom, Tempe campus. RSVP requested.
- The mission of Educators Unbound is to bridge the gap between educators in and out of the classroom. This is a chance for aspiring educators in Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College to interact with current educators to further enhance professional development and identify additional opportunities in and out of the traditional classroom. 5:30 p.m., San Pablo 105, Tempe campus.
- Join the Hip Hop Cluster and the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, with special guest award-winning author, cultural critic and journalist Jeff Chang, for a performative panel discussion and movement facilitation on the relationship between art, social impact and public policy using hip hop as a lens for social transformation.
Chang, the vice president for narrative and visual culture for Race Forward, will share space with a dynamic group of cultural workers and community organizers to imagine a more equitable Arizona in the first of two events hosted by Performance in the Borderlands and Southwest Folklife Alliance. Free and open to the public. 6:30 p.m., Civic Space Park/AE England Building, Downtown Phoenix campus. RSVP requested.
Chang will also participate in a Race and Resegregation Panel at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at Eastlake Park to discuss the continued impact of race and resegregation along the south Phoenix light rail and the opportunities to reimagine a more equitable development model.
Learn more about entrepreneurship clubs on campus through this Involvement Fair. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Student Services Lawn, Tempe campus.
College of Health Solutions students will be producing a series of expert panel discussions throughout the year about controversial health topics. The first “We Need to Talk . . . Tough Conversations About Health” focuses on gender and ethnic diversity in the health care workforce, tackling such questions as: Would you rather go to a doctor of the same race, gender or ethnicity as you? Could it make a difference in your treatment? Are there even enough medical professionals of different backgrounds to treat a wide variety of patients, both now and in the future? Free and open to the public. 5-6 p.m., A. E. England Building, Downtown Phoenix campus. RSVP requested.
- Hispanic Heritage Month begins, and Sun Devils celebrate with events all month long, including festivals, traditional foods, film screenings, discussions and dance, to honor the contributions that Hispanics and Latinx have made to science, the arts, social justice and more. Keep an eye on Culture @ ASU social media for all the latest!
- Sept. 15 is a big day because it’s also when Devils participate in Fall Service Plunge! You will have an opportunity to meet other service-minded Sun Devils while making an impact for a local nonprofit.
ASU students are serious about their talent, and it shows at the ASU’s Got Talent competition! Here’s your chance to shine! Apply before 11:59 p.m. Sept. 16 for a chance to perform at this year’s event and win up to $1,000. Follow Culture@ASU on OrgSync, Facebook and Twitter for updates and event information.
- Brian Storm, founder and executive producer of MediaStorm, leads this Must See Mondays talk at Cronkite on the power of visual storytelling in a special event celebrating the winners of the Greg Crowder Memorial Photojournalism Award. The talk includes an introduction by Senior Associate Dean Kristin Gilger. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Cronkite School First Amendment Forum, Downtown Phoenix campus.
- The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership welcomes journalist, biographer and historian Richard Brookhiser in its second annual Constitution Day Address, “Lincoln’s Fathers,” in which he will discuss the many ways in which Abraham Lincoln’s predecessors and paternal figures influenced his personal and public life. Free and open to the public. 5 p.m., University Club, Tempe campus. RSVP requested.
Bonus! Students and faculty can also register for an exclusive roundtable with Brookhiser. You do NOT need to be a SCETL student to attend this seminar-style discussion. Plus, usually there’s food!
- There are tons of exciting things to do and see at the School of Earth and Space Exploration’s free Earth and Space Open House! Explore and interact with state-of-the-art science exhibits in the Gallery of Scientific Exploration. Immerse yourself in space with 3D 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. Check out the schedule of events and RSVP today!
- Have you thought about going to law school? If so, ASU Law Day is a great opportunity to learn about the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. You will meet Dean Douglas Sylvester, faculty, staff and current students who will share what makes ASU Law a place of excellence for your legal education. 8:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Beus Center for Law and Society, Downtown Phoenix campus. RSVP requested.
- Music Theatre and Opera in ASU’s School of Music presents “Kiss Me, Kate,” directed by directed and choreographed by Molly Lajoie. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Samuel and Bella Spewack. 7:30 p.m., Sept. 21–22, 28–29; 2 p.m., Sept. 23, 30, Evelyn Smith Music Theatre, Tempe campus.
- Ten years after the election of Barack Obama, the nation’s first African-American president, America still is walking the line between hope and hate. How might we engage in honest explorations of America’s past, present and future that will encourage reflection, discourse, and foster change? Calvin Terrell, an acclaimed thought leader in and beyond Arizona, will use rhetoric, art, science and religion as lenses through which we can consider this moment of possibility and civic responsibility in the Rising Voices lecture presented by the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy. Free and open to the public. 6:30–8:30 p.m., South Mountain Community College, Performing Arts Center, 7050 S. 24th St., Phoenix. RSVP requested.
- Coalition of International Students brings ASU and Tempe police officers to apartment complexes for Coffee with Cops. Students living off-campus will be able to talk to police officers in person and have a better understanding of how to interact with the police in the United States.
- Join the Male Empowerment Network for a free leadership summit exploring issues in social justice and developing leadership skills. M.E.N. seeks to establish a sense of community and increase retention and graduation rates among men of color at ASU. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Alfredo Corchado, Mexico correspondent for The Dallas Morning News, shares his experiences reporting from the border and his new book, “Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration,” in this Must See Mondays Cronkite talk moderated by Angela Kocherga, border/southern New Mexico correspondent for the Albuquerque Journal. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Cronkite School First Amendment Forum, Downtown Phoenix campus.
InfernoFest draws nationally known performing artists to ASU every year, and this year Foster the People will be rocking Wells Fargo Arena. The concert is free for all ASU students, so claim your ticket in the ASU app before they’re all gone!
Fall Forward! kicks off the School of Film, Dance and Theatre’s season. It features new works created by ASU faculty and guests. Artists explore an exciting range of aesthetics, movement styles and new media platforms that redefine dance and live performance. 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. Open to the public. 7:30 p.m., Sept. 28–29; 2 p.m., Sept. 30, Paul V. Galvin Playhouse Theatre, Tempe campus.
Invite your family for ASU Family Weekend, where they can join you for a hike up “A” Mountain with Sparky, a hearty Family Weekend breakfast, the exciting Devils on Mill block party, a festive game-day gathering with your academic college, and more! They need to register, so let them know about this right away.
Founded by Ronald K. Brown, Evidence, A Dance Company focuses on the seamless integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography. Visit the ASU Gammage Box Office with your student ID to get student pricing for this performance, part of the Beyond series! 7 p.m., ASU Gammage.
- Head to Downtown Phoenix campus for the College of Public Service and Community Solutions Community Solutions Festival highlighting the impactful work of faculty, students and community partners, and then join ASU President Michael Crow and Dean Jonathan Koppell for a historic university announcement. Festival 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., announcement 11:30 a.m. University Center lobby, Downtown campus. RSVP requested.
- Wear your neon and bring your glow sticks, because Walter Yoga will be turning Sun Devil Stadium’s Coca-Cola Sun Deck into a fully immersive experience of love, light and lasers with a next-level yoga class to kick off ASU 365 Community Union events coming to Sun Devil Stadium! Free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; class at 7. UPDATE: This class has been cancelled because of inclement weather, but you’ll have a second shot at Sun Devil Stadium yoga on Oct. 7 (details below).
- The Arizona State University Police Department leads Sun Devils in observing National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To remind everyone of this important cause, police officers wear purple lapel pins and hand out wristbands to students. Look for their domestic violence awareness tabling events around campus. Sun Devil Movement for Violence Prevention and several other clubs and organizations will also be sharing campus and community resources from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 1 on Tempe and West campuses and Oct. 2 on Poly and Downtown campuses.
- As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, join El Concilio for “An Afternoon with Peter Villegas,” featuring the vice president and head of the Office of Latin Affairs for the Coca-Cola Company. Lunch will be provided. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Student Pavilion, Senita 121 BC, Tempe campus.
- Washington Post journalists Dan Balz, chief correspondent, Scott Clement, polling director, and Cathleen Decker, political campaign editor, sit down with former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism, to examine the 2018 election in this Must See Mondays talk at Cronkite. Free and open to the public. 6 p.m., Cronkite School First Amendment Forum, Downtown Phoenix campus.
- Make your voices heard, Sun Devils: Learn how to register to vote at a voter registration event hosted by non-partisan group Tomorrow We Vote. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Farmer Courtyard, Tempe campus.
- Head to Sun Devil Stadium for the first of a new live music concert series on the Coca-Cola Sun Deck. Amara La Negra and special guest Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra get things going. Other concerts in this series include: Old 97’s with special guest Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, Oct. 3; Ella Vos and special guest Mary Kate Kestner, Oct. 4; Best Coast and special guest Buzzy Lee, Oct. 5. Two shows offer discounted tickets for students! Open to the public. 8 p.m., Sun Devil Stadium. UPDATE: The concert with Amara La Negra has been cancelled because of inclement weather.
- The ASU Gammage Broadway series begins with “Waitress,” an irresistible new hit featuring original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles and brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team. For many shows in the ASU Gammage Broadway season, students can receive 50% off tickets day-of-show at the ASU Gammage Box Office. For student rush availability, call 480–965–3434.
- Join the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies for “Who Cares About Immigrant Detention? Ignorance, Brutality and Reasons for Optimism,” a lecture and conversation with Mark Dow, author of “American Gulag: Inside U.S. Immigration Prisons.” Dow will reflect on the most significant surprises he encountered in writing “American Gulag” — that the system was even more brutal than many on the outside imagined, and that correctional officers were often the harshest critics of that system. Free and open to the public. 5–6:30 p.m., Memorial Union Pima Auditorium, Tempe campus.
As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, join the Sexual Violence Prevention and Education and Hispanic Heritage Month Executive Committee for a screening and discussion of the short film, “Times Like These,” the story of Marisol, an immigrant from Ecuador who suffers an abusive life at the hands of her husband. Stay for a discussion led by an expert from the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence that explores cultural factors of domestic violence, safety planning and available resources. 6 p.m., Memorial Union 226, Tempe campus.
- Hear from Anabel Maldonado, lead organizer for ACLU of Arizona’s #Demand2Learn campaign aimed at ending systematic practices that cause students to be pushed out of schools, in the School of Social Transformation’s 2018 Seeking Justice in Arizona lecture, “Combatting the School to Prison Pipeline in Arizona Schools.” Free and open to the public. 1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m., College Avenue Commons 359, Tempe campus.
- Studies of meteoritic samples have led to some astounding advances in our understanding of how and when the solar system and planets were formed. Learn more from Dr. Meenakshi Wadhwa, director of the Center for Meteorite Studies in the School of Earth and Space Exploration, in the New Discoveries lecture “Exploring the Solar System Through Meteorites.” Free and open to the public. 7:30–8:30 p.m., Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4), Marston Exploration Theater, Tempe campus. RSVP requested.
- Explore women’s sexuality and Hispanic queer female empowerment through cultural icon Frida Kahlo in a screening of the movie “Frida,” hosted by the Rainbow Coalition and Women’s Coalition. 5:30–8 p.m., Student Pavilion, Senita BC, Tempe campus.
- Let your bilingual skills shine in Voz de Sparky, a bilingual open mic night and poetry jam exploring identity, culture and social justice, hosted by El Concilio. 7–8:30 p.m., First Amendment Forum, Downtown campus.
Glimpse a fascinating piece of presidential history seen through the eyes of the African Americans who worked in the White House kitchens through the centuries. Hear from James Beard award-winning author Adrian Miller at College of Health Solutions’ fifth annual Food & Thought community event as he tells the stories of these behind-the-scenes chefs in a discussion of his book, “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas.” Make it part of your First Fridays visit to Downtown Phoenix! Free and open to the public. 5:30–7 p.m., A. E. England Building, Downtown Phoenix campus. RSVP requested.
- Your Sun Devils will host Alaska Fairbanks to kick off the 2018 hockey season! Puck drops at 7:05 p.m., so see you at Oceanside Ice Arena, Devils! Catch Game 2 at 3 p.m. Oct. 7.
- Hacks for Humanity 2018, sponsored by Project Humanities, is a 36-hour hackathon for the social good, challenging participants to create technologies to address local and global issues. Coders and creatives, app makers and artists, engineers and entrepreneurs alike, along with each and every person in between, are welcome! Sign up now!
- Saturday Soirée at Sun Devil Stadium will be an unforgettable night of music, dancing and immersive art unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before, Sun Devils! The creatives at Walter Productions travel the country bringing larger-than-life events to the top music festivals in the nation; now they will be igniting the Coca-Cola Sun Deck with fiery fun and energy. Get your tickets and dance the night away! Open to the public. 8 p.m., Tempe campus.
Walter Yoga will close the week of incredible live events at Sun Devil Stadium with a heartfelt yoga class and ceremony, beginning with complimentary face painting, so make sure and get there as soon as doors open at 9:30 a.m.! Class begins at 10 a.m. Free and open to the public.
- Join International Student Engagement for their annual Devils Detour to Grand Canyon National Park, a one-day trip that showcases Arizona’s beauty while helping students live well at ASU by being mindful of their physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being. Contact International Student Engagement with questions.
- Prospective students can explore the opportunities available at ASU in our largest campus visit event this October, More to Explore: info sessions, mock classes, tours, admission/financial aid tutorials and more. Register now to create your customized, in-depth schedule. It’s free! 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 8, Tempe and Downtown campuses; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 12, Poly and West campuses.
- Join students from all four campuses and multiple leadership roles as they honor the indigenous student identity and experience at ASU during the Indigenous Peoples Day banquet. 6 p.m., Old Main Carson Ballroom, Tempe campus. RSVP requested.
- HEALab, a first-of-its-kind Health Entrepreneurship and Accelerator Lab that launched downtown last year, is expanding to ASU’s West campus. Celebrate the grand opening of HEALab@West and hear Chris Asterino, CEO of RevMD, speak on “Failing Your Way to a Successful Lifestyle.” 3 p.m., Changemaker Space, West campus.
- Speak one-on-one with STEM professionals about career advice and helpful tips for success at Comunidad de Ingenieros. This reverse networking event hosted by MAES — Latinos in Science & Engineering and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is open to all majors. 5:30–7:30 p.m., Memorial Union 242, Tempe campus.
- It’s NALFO Latin Night! Come out to the Greek Leadership Village for a night of great music, great food and great memories, hosted by the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations. It’s free! 6–9 p.m., Greek Leadership Village, 2nd floor ballroom, Tempe campus.
- Head on over to the Memorial Union for the Asian Asian Pacific American Students’ Coalition Fall Carnival, featuring more than a dozen student organizations, music, performances, food and more. 6–8 p.m., Memorial Union North Stage, Tempe campus.
- Everyone’s welcome at the Come Out for ASU! BBQ and Drag Show, part of ASU Pride Week programs. Enjoy food, fun and entertainment. 3–7 p.m., Civic Space Park, Downtown Phoenix.
- Get a glimpse of a day in the life of a migrant seeking refuge through AMMPARO: A Day in the Life of a Child Migrant. This simulation will give you a first-hand experience of scenarios that young migrants have to overcome, followed by a discussion from facilitators from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s AMMPARO (Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Responsibility and Opportunities). 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Cooley Ballrooms, Polytechnic campus.
- Sun Devil wrestling and gymnastics will take over Mill Avenue and 7th Street for Mill Matness. Watch the moves and join the fun! Free and open to the public. 7:30 p.m., Tempe.
- Columbia University Professor Mark Lilla visits ASU as part of the “Polarization and Civil Disagreement: Confronting America’s Civic Crisis” lecture series hosted by the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, to talk about his new book, “The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics,” an urgent wake-up call to Americans across the political spectrum to turn from the divisive politics of identity and develop a vision of an American future that can persuade all citizens that they share a common destiny. Free and open to the public. 5 p.m., Memorial Union 221, Tempe campus. RSVP requested.
- Sun Devils, Mill Madness is back! Get a preview of what will be an exciting season of Sun Devil men’s and women’s basketball: Watch three-point shooting contests, a slam-dunk contest and other skill challenges. Games, food and music will make this an event you will not want to miss. Free and open to the public. 8:30 p.m., Mill Avenue and 7th Street, Tempe.
- ¡Aventura Cultural! is a vibrant and interactive cultural experience that incorporates culturally educational displays, hands-on activities, art, music, stories, artistic performances, varied ethnic cuisine, artifacts and more. You won’t want to miss this amazing experience! 6–9 p.m., Senita Ballroom-Student Pavilion, Tempe campus.
- Come to the premiere of “Trade Trade Love”! This surreal story about love and connections and sacrifice, written by Yi Hsuan Tseng, a recent graduate of the School of Film, Dance and Theatre, explores whether we are meant to be together or are born to be together. Directed by Katie Farrell. Open to the public. 7:30 p.m., Oct. 12–13, 18–20; 2 p.m., Oct. 14, 21, Lyceum Theatre, Tempe campus.
- One day. Six cities. A thousand stories. The dynamic new play “Barber Shop Chronicles” leaps from a barber shop in London to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra. These are places where the banter can be barbed and the truth is always telling. Get student pricing to this performance, part of the Beyond series, by bringing your student ID to the ASU Gammage Box Office! 7 p.m., ASU Gammage, Tempe campus.
- Earth and Space Exploration Day is a free annual fall event open to the public hosted by the School of Earth and Space Exploration on Tempe campus at Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV. The SESE community offers special science-related activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children ages 5 and up, families, educators and anyone interested in exploring Earth and space. Experts from the Center for Meteorite Studies will be available to examine rock specimens to determine if they are meteorites. RSVP now!
- See dozens of the hottest lowriders at the Lowrider Car Show, part of Hispanic Heritage Month, and stick around for food trucks and music! Free and open to the public. 4–8 p.m., Sun Devil Fitness Complex Quad Lawn, West campus.
- Attend the Advocacy Institute, presented by ASU’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, and learn the nuts and bolts of advocacy in Arizona and how to lobby within the parameters of the law. Through panel presentations and issue-specific breakout sessions, participants will learn about the mechanics of the legislature, who’s who at the Capitol and what to expect in the 2019 Arizona legislative session during this intensive, full-day institute. Free and open to the public. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Gateway Community College, Copper Room, 108 N. 40th St., Phoenix. RSVP requested.
- Pride Week at ASU kicks off, celebrating LGBTQIA+ identities and educating the ASU community on LGBTQIA+ issues with performances, activities, socials, and community-building. Everyone is welcome to show that we’re #StillProud!
- Kim L. Hunter, president and CEO of Lagrant Communications, discusses the explosive growth of integrated marketing and communications with former Edelman U.S. President and CEO Mark Hass, professor of practice in strategic communications in the latest Must See Mondays talk at Cronkite. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Cronkite School First Amendment Forum, Downtown Phoenix campus.
- Sun Devil MVP and the CounterAct Initiative are offering four Open HeARTS workshops surrounding relationship violence awareness and prevention through artistic expression. With special guests from the Songwriting Project, you can help write, record and produce ASU’s own original song. Check out the arts and crafts room to create supportive messages for our fellow Sun Devils. Let your creativity flow while learning communication skills tailored to your individual communication style. Or sit back and watch a screening of the film “A Kindhearted Woman.” Noon-3 p.m., Memorial Union 224, 225, 229, 230, Tempe campus.
- Attention, soon-to-be ASU grads! Graduates are required to wear official ASU caps, gowns and tassels in the university commencement ceremony, as well as in any college or special-interest convocation event. Regalia is offered through Herff Jones and can be purchased during Grad Fair — the only time the graduation packages will be discounted. Head to Grad Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at your campus bookstore: Oct. 16, Poly campus; Oct. 18, West campus; Oct. 23–24, Tempe campus; Oct. 25, Downtown Phoenix campus.
Online ordering for eligible full-time online students and Tucson social work campus students begins Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 a.m. MST and ends Sunday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. MST. Look for an email on how to access the Online Grad Fair.
- Medical cannabis: What’s real, what’s blowin’ smoke, and what’s flat out dangerous? An expert panel explores the medical evidence, the risks and the realities of this controversial substance in this College of Health Solutions “We Need to Talk . . . Tough Conversations About Health” event. You’ll have the chance to ask questions in a Q&A moderated by ASU students. Open to the public. 5–6 p.m., A. E. England Building, Downtown Phoenix campus. RSVP requested.
- The College of Nursing and Health Innovation’s annual Health Careers Expo invites students to meet with health-care organizations about their purpose, services and potential career paths. It’s time to network and explore. 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Downtown Phoenix campus.
- Tie dye party! Stop by between classes to tie-dye a pride-themed t-shirt for Pride Week and enjoy some delicious food truck cuisine as West campus’s resident LGBT organization, Spectrum, celebrates all the beautiful identities ASU has to offer. Noon–4 p.m., Fletcher Library, West campus.
- New York Times op-ed columnist Ross Douthat will discuss “One Country, Three Faiths: America’s Real Religious Divide” as part of the “Polarization and Civil Disagreement: Confronting America’s Civic Crisis” lecture series hosted by the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Free and open to the public. 5 p.m., Old Main, Tempe campus. RSVP requested.
- If you’re considering earning a master’s degree in education to become a K–12 teacher, join Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College for a tour of the Osborn Elementary School District. Meet Osborn education professionals, as well as the MLFTC faculty and staff who can support you as you complete your degree, and observe classrooms in action, led by MLFTC students and mentor teachers. 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Osborn Elementary District Office, Phoenix. RSVP requested.
- Get ready for the Maroon Monsoon! Come cheer on Sun Devil Football to victory against Stanford at Sun Devil Stadium! Kickoff is at 6 p.m., but Sparky’s Touchdown Tailgate on College Avenue between 6th and 7th streets opens three hours before with giant backyard games (Jenga, Connect 4, mini golf and more), inflatable games, a photo booth and selfie station with Giant Sparky, an airbrush tattoo artist, cool giveaways and the Sun Devil Marketplace street sale. For even more food, music, activities and games to get you hyped with your fellow Sun Devils, check out Devils on Mill between Forest and Mill on 6th Street. Tailgates are free and open to the public! Free student tickets to all ASU athletic events are available via the ASU app, so show up and help ignite the Inferno! To buy tickets, visit Ticketmaster.
- The Residence Hall Association-hosted LGBTQ+ Arts and Film Festival will educate students on the life and death of Marsha P. Johnson as well as allow queer artists the opportunity to showcase their art and gain exposure. 7:30 p.m., Student Services Lawn, Tempe campus.
- Come relax by the pool as we celebrate ASU Pride with a pool party! Look forward to rainbow food, drink and fun poolside activities. 2–5 p.m., Sun Devil Fitness Center Pool, Tempe campus.
- We’re celebrating 40 years of the ASU School of Social Work in Tucson! Learn about the unique academic and research partnerships that have sustained ASU Tucson’s program for four decades in a series of daytime workshops and panels at the ASU Tucson campus, then enjoy an evening reception at the Tucson Museum of Art. Free and open to the public. Registration is required, and space is limited.
- Get application tips, meet future classmates, explore your financial aid options, and participate in a sample class at W. P. Carey School of Business MBA Preview Day. Don’t miss your chance to learn more about the highest-ranked MBA in Arizona.
- Part of ASU’s Frankenstein Bicentennial Project, “Frankenstein!” features Jeffery Meyer conducting the university’s chamber orchestra in a live score performance for the showing of “Frankenstein,” the 1931 black-and-white film. The program also includes Gruber’s work by the same name with David Schildkret as chansonnier. Tickets at ASU Gammage. 7:30 p.m., ASU Gammage, Tempe campus.
Sarah Holt, producer, writer and director of Holt Productions, offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to make a documentary for NOVA on PBS. The Must See Mondays talk includes an introduction by Cronkite Professor of Practice Peter Byck, a documentary filmmaker. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Cronkite School First Amendment Forum, Downtown Phoenix campus.
- Barrett, The Honors College presents Norah O’Donnell, the 2018 Flinn Foundation Centennial Lecturer, featuring her keynote, “An Evening with Norah O’Donnell.” O’Donnell is the co-host of CBS This Morning as well as a contributor to 60 Minutes. As a veteran Washington correspondent, she has covered six presidential elections and traveled around the globe to interview some of the world’s most notable figures. O’Donnell will share her shrewd observations and keen insights on everything from the personalities and politics driving Washington, the role of women in politics and media, her experience with melanoma and her upbringing in a military family. Free and open to the public. 7:30 p.m., Katzin Concert Hall, Tempe campus. RSVP requested.
- Get this on your calendar now: “Raising a Fist to Taking a Knee,” a 50th anniversary commemoration and conversation about the 1968 Mexico City Olympics and the influence of athlete activism then and now. The Global Sport Institute and the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy will host an event tracing a timeline of athlete activism in the U.S. with an emphasis on the iconic moment atop the Olympic podium when John Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their black-gloved fists during the national anthem.
Dr. Harry Edwards and Gina Hemphill-Strachan, Jesse Owens’ granddaughter and ASU alum, will offer perspective on pre-1968 social issues and how athlete activism addressed them.
John Carlos and Wyomia Tyus, who won her second consecutive 100-meter Olympic gold medal in Mexico City, will bring their medal-winning moments to life and provide insight to athlete activist experiences at the time.
Lance Wyman, graphic designer for the 1968 Olympics, will discuss the role his art played alongside the activism and the importance of compelling imagery, such as the photo of Carlos and Smith raising their fists, for driving social conversations and perceptions.
Paul Hoffman, 1968 Olympic rower and outspoken ally to Black athletes in 1968, will add fascinating stories about his interactions with the USOC that closely resemble current rhetoric about athlete activism and bring the program into a discussion about the role of athletes in society in 1968 and 2018. Free and open to the public. 6:30 p.m., Phoenix Art Museum. Registration is required, and space is limited.
Time to tango! Come join the ASU Tango Club for Tango Night and learn the iconic dance style characterized by a close embrace and small, syncopated steps. It’s all part of ASU Library’s month-long celebration of Argentine art, literature and culture, “Vamos Argentina! Books, Tango and Meteors.” Free and open to the public. 4–6 p.m., Noble Library patio, Tempe campus.
- Today we wear purple to raise awareness about domestic violence and band together to support survivors of violence. ASU will provide stickers for students, staff and faculty that say “Sun Devils Band Together Against Domestic Violence.”
- The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership hosts a panel discussion entitled, “What’s Ailing Liberal Democracy? What Tocqueville Can Still Teach Us.” This event, part of the “Polarization and Civil Disagreement: Confronting America’s Civic Crisis” lecture series hosted by the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, will explore this apparent decline in democratic liberalism, including its effects on civility, through the lens of Alexis de Tocqueville. Free and open to the public. 3 p.m., Memorial Union, Tempe campus. RSVP requested.
- ASU students are serious about their talent, and it shows at the ASU’s Got Talent competition! Cheer on your fellow Sun Devils as they show off their artistic skills! Follow Culture@ASU on Facebook and Twitter, for details on the show announcement. Senita Ballroom-Student Pavilion, Tempe campus.
- If you’re thinking about graduate school, ASU Career and Professional Development Services’ Graduate School Conference will connect you with graduate school recruiters and offer educational programming and information on pursuing graduate studies. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Memorial Union, Tempe campus.
- Come learn more about the Ford Foundation and its fellowships in this presentation and Q&A by the Graduate College. Through its fellowship programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Fellows receive an annual stipend of between $24,000 and $45,000 for one to three years, depending on the type of fellowship. 9:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m., Memorial Union 236, Tempe campus. RSVP requested.
- Sign up to serve the community in the largest service event hosted by the College of Public Service and Community Solutions. Service opportunities include gardening, playground, baseball fields and skate park clean-up projects, community center spruce-up and so much more! All ages are welcome. Starting at 8 a.m., Desert West Park, Phoenix. Shuttle service will run from ASU Downtown’s Taylor Place Residence Hall.
- The 365 Community Union presents in collaboration with ASU Film Sparka new series of events: MOVIES ON THE FIELD! First up: the sci-fi action thriller “The Meg,” starring Jason Statham and award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing. Tickets are FREE for ASU students. Open to the public. 7 p.m., Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe campus.
- ASU Gammage welcomes back the irresistibly charismatic Mongolian musical group Anda Union. Get student pricing to this performance, part of the Beyond series, by bringing your student ID to the ASU Gammage Box Office. 7 p.m., ASU Gammage, Tempe campus.
- The PRISMS Contemporary Music Festival takes place each year in the School of Music. This year’s program explores music of the spheres, outer space, astronomy, and space exploration. 7:30 p.m., Oct. 27; 2:30 p.m., Oct. 28; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Katzin Concert Hall, Tempe campus.
A time-honored ASU tradition, Homecoming Week brings together students, parents and alumni to celebrate Sun Devil spirit through athletic events, fun on- and off-campus activities and entertainment. The highlight of the week is the Homecoming game when the Sun Devils take on the University of Utah Utes at Sun Devil Stadium. You don’t want to miss one of the most important weeks of the semester!
Daniel Burke, religion editor at CNN, explores the intersections between religion, journalism and democracy in this talk sponsored by the Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism and International Affairs. The Must See Mondays talk includes John Carlson, director and associate professor at the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, and Kristin Gilger, Cronkite senior associate dean. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Cronkite School First Amendment Forum, Downtown Phoenix campus.
- If you’re already an educator, there are a lot of ways a graduate degree can help you advance in the field and make more of a difference. If you’re not an educator but are considering becoming one, a graduate program is a great place to start. Learn more at the free “Meet the Faculty: Graduate Programs at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.” 5:30 p.m., ASU Skysong, Scottsdale. RSVP requested.
- Paint a t-shirt for the Clothesline Project to raise awareness about sexual and domestic violence and show support for survivors, and visit the display of shirts designed by those impacted by sexual and domestic violence. The Clothesline Project will be on display all day Oct. 30–31, and information about campus and community resources will be available between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Hayden Lawn, Tempe campus.
- Here’s your chance to meet President Michael Crow in person: Bring your questions and head to the USG Student Forum at 11 a.m. in Peralta Hall at Polytechnic campus.
- Come costumed and have a happy Halloween with your fellow Sun Devils at Boo Bash. Enjoy a ton of fall- or Halloween-themed fun, such as pumpkin painting, a costume contest, bobbing for apples, a haunted house and more. Starts at 6:30 p.m., Polytechnic campus.
ASU’s Native American Heritage Month aims to provide a platform for Native students to share their culture, traditions, music, crafts and dance. Look for events all month long!
Lantern Walk is one of ASU’s oldest and most treasured traditions, first celebrated in 1917. The Friday night before the Homecoming game, students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends carry lanterns to the top of A Mountain, where the year’s Homecoming royalty are crowned and Sparky lights up the A!
All Sun Devil Nation turns out for the Homecoming Block Party & Parade! Student organization floats, the ASU Marching Band, colleges, departments, community organizations and local celebrities are all a part of this great tradition. The parade will begin four hours prior to kickoff of the game versus Utah. The block party stretches across 14 acres with more than 100 tents. See you there! Free and open to the public.
- In celebration of Veterans Day, ASU proudly honors veterans and active members of the military with an annual series of events across all campuses during Salute to Service week. Everyone is invited to all of the events, which include military appreciation athletic events, performances, panel discussions and activities sponsored by student clubs. Sun Devil Football will close the home portion of their 2018 schedule with the Senior Day and Salute to Service game on Saturday, Nov. 10, against UCLA.
- Cronkite alumna Laura Anderson (’97), vice president of global marketing and communications and general manager of global communications at Intel Corp., discusses corporate communications in Silicon Valley in this Must See Mondays talk. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Cronkite School First Amendment Forum, Downtown Phoenix campus.
Are you curious about the salaries or job outlook for life science majors? Head to the Career Fair hosted by the School of Life Sciences and School of Molecular Sciences. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Student Pavilion, Senita A Ballroom, Tempe campus. Register through Handshake.
West campus hosts the Native American Heritage Festival featuring the 18th Annual Veterans Day Weekend Traditional Pow Wow, celebrating Native American heritage and honoring the contributions of all U.S. veterans. Native arts and crafts will be for sale, and art demonstrations will take place. Chow down at the food trucks. Free and open to the public! 11 a.m.-10 p.m., West campus.
- International Education Week offers opportunities all week long to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.
- Nov. 13 also begins Trans Awareness Week, a time for transgender and gender nonconforming individuals and their allies to take action and bring attention to campus by educating the ASU community and advancing advocacy around the issues of prejudice, discrimination, and violence that transgender individuals face. Transgender Day of Remembrance occurs Nov. 20. Connect with Out @ ASU for more.
- The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership welcomes pollsters from different sides of the political spectrum, Kristen Soltis Anderson, R, and Margie Omero, D, as they bring their podcasting partnership to ASU to analyze the results of the 2018 midterm elections as they do regularly on their podcast, “The Pollsters.” This event is part of the “Polarization and Civil Disagreement: Confronting America’s Civic Crisis” lecture series hosted by the SCETL, with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Free and open to the public. 5 p.m., Memorial Union 241, Tempe campus. RSVP requested.
- We’re №1 in innovation for a reason! Come to Innovation Day at Sun Devil Stadium for an afternoon showcasing how and why innovation is important to us and celebrating the many ways in which our innovations are leading to significant impact. Stay tuned for the announcement of a special headliner! Open to ASU students, staff and faculty. 3–5 p.m., Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe campus.
- And speaking of innovation, don’t forget to check out the big undergraduate research showcase at Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the Fall 2018 FURI Symposium. (The public is also welcome.) Talk with 200+ student researchers. Learn how they got started and how they found their mentor. You could find faculty who are passionate about supporting undergraduate researchers — like you! The more researchers you chat with, the better your odds of winning some FURI swag! 1–3 p.m., Student Pavilion, Tempe campus.
- You definitely won’t want to miss International Night — one of the largest cultural festivals at ASU! Everybody is welcome at this free event hosted by the Coalition of International Students. SDFC Fields, Tempe campus.
- Did you know the world’s premier school for international business is right here in the Valley? Join Thunderbird School of Global Management to learn about its programs and top employers looking for new talent on campus. Meet with faculty, staff, students and alumni during Preview Day — and discover the Thunderbird mystique for yourself.
- Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass: A Theater Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers” with additional lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, is performed in celebration of the centenary of the composer’s birth. The production will be fully staged in ASU Gammage and features guest artist Jubilant Sykes alongside the ASU Symphony Orchestra, ASU Choral and Music Theatre and Opera programs, the ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre and the Phoenix Boys Choir. Open to the public. 7:30 p.m.; also at 2 p.m. on Nov. 18, ASU Gammage, Tempe campus.
The winners of the 2018 Barlett & Steele Awards: The Best in Investigative Business Journalism share their award-winning investigations with Cronkite Professor Andrew Leckey, president, Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, in this Must See Mondays talk. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Cronkite School First Amendment Forum, Downtown Phoenix campus.
News21 Executive Editor Jacquee Petchel and fellows present their in-depth national investigation into hate crimes, Hate in America: A Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigation, in the semester’s final Must See Mondays talk. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Cronkite School First Amendment Forum, Downtown Phoenix campus.
The free, late-night Finals Breakfast is an ASU tradition. Take a study break, join fellow Sun Devils and refuel before finals. Bring your ASU ID for relaxation activities, tutoring and giveaways — and, of course, free food. 8–11 p.m. on every campus.
Dementia may seem like a long way off, but disease, high blood pressure, stroke or brain trauma can cause loss of mental function, no matter your age. And what if a parent starts to show symptoms of early onset dementia? Will you be the one caring for them? How will you cope? And is there anything you can do now to keep your own brain healthy and avoid dementia when you’re older? You’ll have the chance to ask questions in this College of Health Solutions “We Need to Talk . . . Tough Conversations About Health” event. Open to the public. 5–6 p.m., A. E. England Building, Downtown Phoenix campus. RSVP requested.
Come cheer on ASU-affiliated entrepreneurs at Venture Devils Demo Day as they deliver investor-style pitches and compete for over $250K in funding and support. If you want to celebrate Entrepreneurship + Innovation at ASU, this is the place!
The International Student Convocation recognizes, honors and celebrates the academic success of ASU’s international students. This event includes a keynote speaker, student speaker, graduate recognition and refreshments. 10 a.m., Senita Ballroom- Student Pavilion, Tempe campus.
- It’s graduation day! University commencement for undergraduate students will take place at 9 a.m. at Wells Fargo Arena, followed by graduate commencement at 1:30 p.m.
- The Rainbow Convocation honors LGBTQIA+ students by bringing together members of their communities to celebrate the accomplishments of graduates, with particular honor and recognition for the ways in which sexuality and gender have influenced their paths toward graduation. 5 p.m., Senita Ballroom A-Student Pavilion, Tempe campus.
The Asian/Asian Pacific American Convocation recognizes, honors and celebrates the accomplishments and commitment of ASU’s Asian and Asian Pacific American students pursuing higher education. Participation is open to all students graduating in the fall and spring semesters. 5 p.m., Senita Ballroom A-Student Pavilion, Tempe campus.
The ASU Black African Convocation recognizes, honors and celebrates the academic success and accomplishments of ASU’s Black and African students pursuing higher education. Participation is open to all students graduating in the fall and spring semesters. 11 a.m., Senita Ballroom-Student Pavilion, Tempe campus.