Congrats to all our new #ASUgrad students! 🎓 It’s quieter on campus after commencement, but there’s still plenty to do if you know where to look.


Dec. 3

Think you don’t get enough exercise? You aren’t alone. Hear from Harvard professor Daniel Lieberman inHow We Never Evolved to Exercise on what kinds of physical activity humans actually evolved to do and why these differ from exercise. Lieberman will also discuss why and how physical activity promotes health, and why an evolutionary-anthropological perspective on physical activity, including exercise, can help us move and stay healthy, especially as we age. Free and open to the public. 5:15 p.m., Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV, Marston Theater, Tempe campus. RSVP requested.

Dec. 4

  • Join author and School for the Future of Innovation in Society professor Andrew Maynard as he discusses his latest book, Films from the Future: The Technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies,” bringing together his love of sci-fi movies and his expertise on emerging technologies. Each movie in the book provides the starting point for exploring key technologies and trends, from genetic engineering (“Jurassic Park”) and brain-enhancing drugs (“Limitless”), to human augmentation (“Ghost in the Shell”), and artificial intelligence (“Ex Machina”). 7–9 p.m., Changing Hands Bookstore, 300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix.

Dec. 5

Join University Sustainability Practices for Green Devil Network: Water and What You Can Do to learn about how ASU uses water on each of its campuses and what you can do to conserve water both on- and off-campus. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wrigley Hall 481, Tempe campus.

Dec. 7

  • Join the Design School’s second-year and fourth-year environmental design students for “The With-Drawing Room.” Each student conducted research of personal memories and current societal conditions, creating a library that attempts to counter the current “withdrawing” of books from physical reality. Free and open to the public. 6–10 p.m., Phoenix Art Museum Great Hall, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.
  • 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, ranked №27. ASU Law Day will include the admissions process, various degree programs (law school is not just for lawyers now — you can earn a master’s degree in law in one year), student life, career services support and more! 8:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Beus Center for Law and Society, Downtown Phoenix campus.
  • Join the ASU Master of Fine Arts program and Hayden’s Ferry Review in celebrating the release of Issue 63 during the First Fridays Art Walk. Rosemarie Dombrowski, curator of the Phoenix Poetry Series and professor of English on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus, will host a reading and open mic. Free and open to the public. 7–9 p.m., 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix.

Dec. 8

  • Commencement season kicks off with the International Student Convocation, recognizing, honoring and celebrating 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.
  • The Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony for our graduating student-veterans and active military takes place at 3 p.m., Senita Ballroom, Student Pavilion, Tempe campus.
  • Soprano Melanie Holm joins Kimberly Marshall and the Arizona State University Organ Studio in A Global Christmas Fest, a joyful celebration of Christmas with music from around the world. 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 8; 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 9. Music Building, Organ Hall, Tempe. $22 for adults; $16 for faculty, staff and alumni; $15 for seniors; and $12 for students. Get your tickets today.
  • Gather your running crew and join the Arizona Cactus Pine Council for the Thin Mint Sprint 5K at West campus! Tons of fun for everyone! ASU West students should register using the Girl Scout option for reduced pricing of $26. Cost for the public is $36. 9 a.m.-noon.

Dec. 10

  • 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.
Take a peek at 2017’s fall undergraduate commencement and see what you can expect.
  • 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.
  • We’ll also be celebrating convocations for Barrett, the Honors College at ASU, the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and W.P. Carey School of Business. See the full convocation list for details.

Dec. 11

  • It’s a big day, with convocations for Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of Nursing & Health Innovation, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, School of Sustainability, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts and Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. See the full convocation list for details.
  • 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. 5 p.m., Senita Ballroom A, Student Pavilion, Tempe campus.
  • As part of Peoria Forward, the ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation team has been working to gather a comprehensive list of entrepreneurial resources in the West Valley. Attend Entrepreneurial Resources: Peoria Forward to learn about all of the resources in the West Valley we found and help us identify any we may have missed! 10 a.m.-noon, Office Evolution Peoria, 14050 N. 83rd Ave., Suite 290, Peoria. RSVP requested.

Dec. 12

  • Convocations wrap up today with events for College of Health Solutions,
    Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. See the full convocation list for details.
  • Graduates will be participating in the Air Force ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony and Naval Science Commissioning Ceremony. See the full convocation list for details.
  • And we’ll recognize, honor and celebrate academic success and accomplishments in three special-interest convocations: The Black African Convocation for ASU’s Black and African students, 11 a.m., Senita Ballroom, Student Pavilion, Tempe campus; Hispanic Convocation, 4 p.m., Gammage Auditorium, Tempe campus; and American Indian Convocation, 8 p.m., Gammage Auditorium.

Dec. 13

Emerging biotechnologies present unique challenges for society. The two-day 2018 Arizona Biosecurity Workshop, sponsored by Arizona State University, Arizona Biosafety Alliance and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, focuses on fostering awareness and stimulating conversation about the ethical, moral and social implications of biosecurity. Free and open to the public. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 13-14, Memorial Union 241, Ventana Room, Tempe campus.

Dec. 14

  • Join ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation for the ASUio Semi-Finals, where 15 teams of students will be facing off for a shot at $100,000 to get their venture off the ground. Each team will receive 15 minutes to pitch their ideas, and we’ll vote on five that will move on to the finals in January. Todd Davis, the CEO of LifeLock, will be giving a keynote speech, and the event will be followed by a panel discussion. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., ASU Skysong, 1475 N. Scottsdale Road, Room 1951, Scottsdale. RSVP requested.
  • 99.9 KEZ presents a special holiday screening of “The Polar Express” as part of ASU 365 Community Union Movies on the Field at Sun Devil Stadium. Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis (“Forrest Gump,” “Cast Away”) reunite for this inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg about a doubting young boy’s extraordinary train ride to the North Pole. 6 p.m., Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe campus. Tickets are free for ASU students exclusively on the ASU mobile app. Public tickets are $3.
  • Bundle up and cheer your Sun Devils as Colorado College takes on Arizona State in men’s ice hockey. 7:05 p.m., Oceanside Ice Arena, Tempe.

Dec. 15

  • With a $12 contribution, you can shop for up to 70 pounds of delicious produce at Produce on Wheels With Out Waste. Varieties of fruits and vegetables vary every month. Everyone is welcome. 8–11 a.m .Locations: Polytechnic campus, 6935 E. Williams Field Road, Mesa; Tempe campus, southwest corner of Rio Salado/Packard Drive, Parking Lot 59, Tempe; West campus, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road, Northzone Lot 10, Glendale.
  • Your Gym Devils women’s gymnastics will be participating in the Maroon & Gold Scrimmage today, so come cheer them on! 4 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe campus.

Dec. 22

The №2 Kansas Jayhawks face Sun Devil men’s basketball at The Bank! 7 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe campus.

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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