Top December events at ASU
Football fans, did you know you can watch the NFL on the big screen in ASU’s Cronkite School First Amendment Forum? All NFL games that are broadcast locally will be shown starting at kickoff. Free and open to the public. Game times vary. First Amendment Forum, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.
Must See Mondays at ASU’s Cronkite School features some of the top journalists of today. In “The Best in Disability Reporting,” the winners of the Katherine Schneider Journalism Awards for Excellence in Reporting on Disability will discuss their award-winning work, including:
“Living Apart, Coming Undone” by Joaquin Sapien of ProPublica and Tom Jennings of PBS “Frontline”
“Trapped: Abuse and Neglect in Private Care” by Audrey Quinn of Reveal
“Unfit” by Matt Kielty, Pat Walters and Lulu Miller of Radiolab
Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., First Amendment Forum, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.
Joseph Felice directs the Arizona State University rock band class in its fall culmination concert. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Music Building, Evelyn Smith Music Theatre, ASU’s Tempe campus.
The Arizona State University choirs join forces to present a festive program of seasonal music in ASU Choirs: Holiday Choral Gala. Open to the public. General admission tickets are $15. One free ticket is available to students with a valid student ID. Contact the ASU Gammage Box Office for information. 7:30 p.m., ASU Gammage, ASU’s Tempe campus. Additional performance at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6.
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- Make it a movie morning with Sustainability Storytelling: Short Documentaries from Peter Byck’s Class, the annual screening of short films created by students from the School of Sustainability and Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, under the direction of sustainability scientist and director of Carbon Nation™ Peter Byck. Plus, free vegan donuts! This year’s films: “Hiding in Plain Sight,” what homelessness means for women; and “Fighting for a Home,” a veteran escaping from homelessness, on wheels. Free. 9 a.m., Wrigley Hall Room 481, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Bundle up, Sun Devils, and cheer on Sun Devil Hockey as they take on Denver in a doubleheader. Public ticket prices not yet released; free for students. 7:05 p.m. Dec. 6–7, Oceanside Ice Arena, 1520 N. McClintock Drive, Tempe.
- See innovation in action at Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation’s Health Innovation Exhibition, a showcase of innovative solutions to current problems in health care from all first-year students enrolled in ASU 101-NU in the Fall 2019 semester. Learn about today’s issues and how Sun Devils like you are looking to solve them. Free and open to the public. 3:30 p.m., Civic Space Park near ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.
- Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow, because it’s Sun Devil Women’s Basketball’s Winter Wonderland game vs. BYU! Bring a toy for the Toys for Tots Drive, play the Teddy Bear Toss and meet Santa! Students who attend will receive a 942 Crew Ugly Sweater shirt while supplies last. Public ticket prices not yet released; free for students. Time TBA, Desert Financial Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Get your tickets for the first night of the Fall Film Showcase! The School of Film, Dance and Theatre presents two days of new, original film and media work created by graduating students. The culmination of more than a year’s work, the screened projects will be curated by film faculty and industry professionals and include short narrative and documentary films, as well as screenwriting, cinematography and editing reels. Open to the public. Herberger Institute faculty, staff and students are eligible for complimentary tickets for this event when requested in advance. Adult, alumni, faculty/staff, senior, $10; student, $5. 7 p.m., Nelson Fine Arts Center, Paul V. Galvin Playhouse, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Venture Devils Demo Day is the biannual showcase for top ASU-affiliated ventures in several categories to deliver investor-style pitches as they compete for over $250K in funding and support. Network, cheer, and celebrate Entrepreneurship + Innovation at ASU! Visit VentureDevils.asu.edu to learn more.
- Join ASU’s Health Entrepreneurship Accelerator Lab, expert speakers, faculty researchers and over 600 students showcasing their health innovation solutions at the Hacking the Human Conference: Advancements in Health, Wellness and Longevity, demonstrating current and upcoming advancements in health, wellness and longevity. Open to the public. Free for students; $15 for ASU faculty and staff ; $30 for community members. Registration requested. 10 a.m., A.E. England Building, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.
The ASU Book Group’s December 2019 reading selection is “Ghosts of Revolution: Rekindled Memories of Imprisonment in Iran” by Shahla Talebi, associate professor of religious studies in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at ASU. Haven’t read the book? Come anyway! Authors are always present. In this haunting account, Talebi remembers her years as a political prisoner in Iran. Writing about her own suffering and survival and sharing the stories of her fellow inmates, she details the painful reality of prison life and offers an intimate look at a critical period of social and political transformation in Iran.
Upcoming ASU Book Group meetings and selections are:
Jan. 29 — Gary L. Stuart, “Call Him Mac”
Feb. 26 — Adrienne Celt, “Invitation to a Bonfire” (tentative)
March 25 — Joey Eschrich and Clark A. Miller, “The Weight of Light”
April 29 — Kelly deVos, “Fat Girl on a Plane”
Free and open to the public. Noon, Piper Writers House, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- It’s graduation time, and we’re getting the party started with the first of several special-interest convocations: International Student Convocation! Free and open to the public. 10 a.m., Student Pavilion, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- This is a big matchup against an SEC school, so put Sun Devil Men’s Basketball vs. Georgia on your calendar now. Public ticket prices not yet released; free for students. Time TBA, Desert Financial Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.
Congratulations, #ASUgrad! We’re celebrating commencement for undergraduate and graduate students today! 9 a.m., undergraduate commencement; 1:30 p.m., graduate commencement; Desert Financial Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.
Make this your holiday gift to yourself: Sun Devil Men’s Basketball takes on Creighton in a Saturday game. Public ticket prices not yet released; free for students. Time TBA, Desert Financial Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.
Cheer, cheer for A-S-U! Sun Devil Women’s Basketball tips against Arizona in the Territorial Cup series game! Public ticket prices not yet released; free for students. Time TBA, Desert Financial Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.
Through Jan. 4, 2020: In his first solo museum exhibition in the U.S., Colombian-born, Paris-based artist Iván Argote presents “Juntos Together.” Along with his first film and video survey is a site-specific, sculptural installation that considers the current cultural climate of Arizona. The artist uses affection, emotions and humor as subversive tools to engage public audiences on political and personal levels. Visit the museum website for directions and hours and information about bringing classes to tour exhibitions or meet with curators. Free and open to the public. ASU Art Museum, ASU’s Tempe campus.
VIDEO PREVIEW: Listen in as ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Dean Steven Tepper walks through “Juntos Together” with Carolina Aranibar-Fernandez, artist in residence with the Bi-National Arts Residency and former ASU Projecting All Voices fellow.
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