Spring has sprung, and ASU’s hopping with events. Take a look!
- 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, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.
- The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Teachers College Council hosts biweekly Tuesday meetings for networking and professional development. Come check it out and get to know your fellow future teachers! Free. 5:30 p.m., San Pablo, Room 105, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- №9 ASU Baseball hosts Long Beach State for Taco Tuesday! Students get to watch the game on the all-new Devil Deck. Free for students. Tickets start at $7. 6:30 p.m., Phoenix Municipal Stadium, Phoenix.
- Join Sun Devil Movement for Violence Prevention and several other clubs and organizations for Consent and Beyond, the kickoff to Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Learn about campus and community resources and participate in fun, educational activities to receive giveaways. Free. 11 a.m., Student Pavilion courtyard, ASU’s Tempe campus.
Join the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Student Success Team every Wednesday for Wellness Wednesdays, featuring a variety of wellness activities, speakers, demos and fun. Free. 1:30 p.m., H.B. Farmer Education Building Student Lounge, ASU’s Tempe campus.
How can we better foster civic readiness in education? 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, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Cheer, cheer for A-S-U because your Sun Devils host the Track & Field Sun Angel Classic all day April 5-6. Free and open to the public. 9 a.m., Sun Angel Stadium, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Get ready for the grand opening of the 2019 NASA Psyche Inspired Showcase! Psyche Inspired brings undergraduate students from any discipline or major together to share the excitement, innovation, and scientific and engineering content of NASA’s Psyche mission with the public in new ways through artistic and creative works. This exhibit features works created by 2018–2019 NASA Psyche Inspired interns. Light food and refreshments will be provided. Free and open to the public. RSVP requested. 4:30 p.m., Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Building IV, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Hosted by the Department of English, ASU’s Beowulf Symposium invites campus and community members to participate in events aimed at showcasing medieval literature’s relevance to modern society, including a modern English performance of the medieval epic poem “Beowulf,” translated, performed and directed by Chris Vinsonhaler and featuring ASU student actors, and Coffee & Conversation with Vinsonhaler and ASU medieval literature experts. Vinsonhaler is an assistant professor at the City University of New York and a professional storyteller and songwriter whose performance-based Beowulf translation was awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Free and open to the public. April 4–5, times and locations vary. Details and RSVP.
- №17 ASU Softball hosts №1 UCLA. After the game Friday, there will be a full-team trading cards autograph session. The series spans April 5-7. Free for students. Tickets start at $13. 5 p.m., Farrington Stadium, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- 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, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Celebrate Earth Month at ASU by helping to restore walking and hiking trails on “A” Mountain, Tempe’s only preserve. Join the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability for this Devils in Disguise service event as we give back to the mountain we love. Bring sunblock and a reusable water bottle, wear your closed-toe shoes, and meet us at Hayden Butte Preserve Park, just north of Tempe Mission Palms. We’ll feed you before and after, and we’ll keep you hydrated. Tools will be provided. Free and open to the public. RSVP requested. 8:30 a.m.-noon, Hayden Butte Preserve Park, Tempe.
- Join the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy for the 2019 Delivering Democracy Lecture featuring the Honorable Eric H. Holder Jr., the 82nd attorney general of the United States (2009–2015: Obama Administration). Participate in the Community Resource Fair and enjoy the mini-concert by the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church choir preceding Holder’s insightful and timely talk. Free and open to the public. Registration required. 4 p.m., Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 1401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix.
- Last chance! ASU Lacrosse hosts Colorado for its final conference home game. Don’t miss out! Free and open to the public. 1 p.m., Sun Devil Soccer Stadium, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- It’s rivalry time as №14 ASU Beach Volleyball hosts Arizona in a home tournament. Forks up, Devils! Free and open to the public. 4 p.m., Pera Club, 1 E. Continental Drive, Tempe.
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!
The Graduate College and Connected Academics are co-sponsoring a Professional Etiquette Dinner for currently enrolled ASU doctoral and MFA students and ASU postdocs. During this three-course dinner, ASU etiquette expert Melissa Werner will offer tips on navigating professional-social situations that are often a part of the interviewing processes and likely an integral part of a future career. Registration required.
- 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., ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Come hear from and ask questions of some of the Valley’s hospital executives in this Healthcare Executives Panel. The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation and the College of Health Solutions are bringing together a diverse panel of hospital executives and alumni to discuss new trends in health care, making the most out of your college classes, and much more. Free. 5 p.m., Health North Room 110, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.
- Join The Design School at ASU for “Experimentation: Liz Ogbu and Christine Gaspar,” part of a free lecture series featuring lead designers and design thinkers from around the world! The featured lecturers for April are social designer Liz Ogbu and Executive Director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy Christine Gaspar. As designers, both of these women examine the impact we can make to address social justice in a complex world. Free and open to the public. RSVP requested. 6 p.m., Design North Building, Lecture Room 60, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Are you interested in the development of self-driving cars? Have questions about the future of the industry and its uses for public good? In the moderated panel discussion “Let’s Talk Self Driving: A Fireside Conversation with Waymo’s Tekedra Mawakana,” ASU professors and civic leaders will explore the promise, challenges and opportunities of developing self-driving car technologies, touches on Waymo initiatives in and around Chandler and Tempe, social and policy-related challenges, and what the future looks like. Free and open to the public. RSVP requested. 6 p.m., Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4), Marston Exploration Theater, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- In recent years, far-right online communities have increasingly been mobilizing symbols, texts and figures from classical antiquity as shorthand for racist and sexist ideologies; the literature and history of the ancient Mediterranean has become integral to the celebration of “white” identity. In “Donna Zuckerberg: The Classics Between White Supremacy and White Fragility,” Dr. Donna Zuckerberg, author of “Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age,” and Elizabeth Grumbach, assistant director of the ASU Institute for Humanities Research, will discuss how white supremacist appropriation of ancient Greece and Rome cannot be separated from the failings of Classics as a discipline to grapple with its racist past and present. Free and open to the public. RSVP requested. 7 p.m., Memorial Union, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- №2 ASU Men’s Golf hosts the Thunderbird Collegiate on April 12-13, featuring the “Longest Drive Contest” on the 13th. Winner goes home with ASU Golf prizes! Free and open to the public. Noon, Papago Golf Course, Phoenix.
- “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. Tickets: $16, general; $12, ASU faculty, staff and alumni; $12, senior; $8, student. 7:30 p.m., Paul V. Galvin Playhouse, ASU’s 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 now! Open to the public. April 12–14 at Sun Devil Stadium, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Discover the Thunderbird difference during Thunderbird Premier Weekend. As a VIP guest, you’ll experience a master class with our esteemed faculty, network with alumni and current students, tour our urban campus, 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 rooms are available first-come, first-served for out-of-town guests. Register to attend today and reserve your room! 10 a.m., Thunderbird School of Global Management, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus. Continues on Saturday.
- Calling all innovators! At the two-day Launch Camp @ ASU Powered by E+I and SEED SPOT, entrepreneurs and individuals who are exploring starting a social impact venture will find a safe space to explore and launch their idea, facilitated by entrepreneurial leaders from ASU’s Thunderbird School of Global Management, Changemaker Central and Entrepreneurship + Innovation. Free and open to the public. Registration required.
- Go, Devils! №9 ASU Baseball hosts №7 and defending national champs Oregon State. Friday is the Green Game; the series spans April 12 -14. Free for students. Tickets start at $10. 6:30 p.m., Phoenix Municipal Stadium, Phoenix.
- Join the School of Transborder Studies to celebrate the birthday of the legendary Selena Quintanilla! Stop by the Student Services Lawn to enjoy a free photo booth, music, Selena lotería, paletas and a costume contest. Free. 11 a.m., Student Services Lawn, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- If you’re already an education professional, 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, this is a great place to start. At Meet the Faculty: Graduate Programs at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, you’ll have the opportunity to: interact with faculty from all of our master’s degrees, doctoral degrees and graduate certificates in education; have meaningful conversations about your future as a student and about your career in education; hear from our financial aid specialist about funding opportunities for educators; learn insider tips for making the application process seamless. Appetizers will be provided, and parking will be validated for the Apache Boulevard parking structure. Dinner options are available for purchase before or after the event. Free and open to the public. Registration requested. 5:30 p.m., Memorial Union, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Washington University in St. Louis Dean and Vice Provost Dr. William F. Tate IV kicks off the Graduate College’s inaugural distinguished lecture series with Disrupted! Graduate Education and the Democratic Project, a conversation on how graduate education can be a community partner to foster opportunity, health, well-being and civic problem solving. Free and open to the public. RSVP requested. 4 p.m., Memorial Union, Arizona Ballroom, ASU’s Tempe campus.
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. Noon, Student Services Lawn, ASU’s Tempe campus.
The John P. Frank Lecture is the School of Social Transformation’s signature annual event. The endowed lecture series honors the memory of attorney John P. Frank (1917-2002), a leader in the Arizona legal community and one of our nation’s great legal minds. This year’s featured speaker will be Janet Murguía, president and CEO of UnidosUS (previously known as the National Council of La Raza), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. Free and open to the public. 6:30 p.m., Student Pavilion, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- So you’re going to be a Sun Devil! In the webinar “Paying for college: A webinar for admitted freshmen,” learn about the types of aid available, including scholarships for Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College students, get an in-depth look at the myASU portal, and ensure a seamless college transition. Free and open to the public. RSVP required. 6 p.m.
- Founded in the 1990s after a woman was blamed for her assault because of her tight jeans, Denim Day has taken place internationally every year to stand up against victim blaming. Wear jeans and pick up an “I Protest Sexual Violence” sticker on any of ASU’s campuses to show your support.
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, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.
- 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 in Tempe has sold out; look for an Honor Run near you or register as a remote runner and run anywhere on race day.
- ASU Gammage in partnership with Cornerstone Theater Company will present NATIVE NATION, written by Larissa FastHorse and directed by Michael John Garcés. 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, 300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix.
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 for honorees; general tickets are $50. Registration required. 11:30 a.m., Old Main, ASU’s Tempe campus.
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