Top November events at ASU
November is packed: ASU Family Weekend, Salute to Service, ASU Homecoming and the Territorial Cup! Let’s go, Devils!
- ASU’s Native American Heritage Month aims to provide a platform for indigenous students to share their culture, traditions, music, crafts, dance and solutions for building a stronger community. Free and open to the public. Events continue on all ASU campuses throughout November.
- It’s a Sun Devil Hockey doubleheader against Quinnipiac! Public ticket prices not yet released; free for students. 7:05 p.m. Nov. 1–2, Oceanside Ice Arena, 1520 N. McClintock Drive, Tempe.
- 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. Wear black for the Black Out Game during Sun Devil Football’s Salute to Service on Saturday, Nov. 9, against USC during ASU Family Weekend.
Give today to veteran causes at ASU: Honor our military veterans and active-duty students and support their educational journey at Arizona State University.
- ASU’s the largest fair trade university in the nation. So, what’s next? Come to the annual State of Sustainability to hear from Nichol Luoma, University Business Services vice president and chief procurement officer, about our sustainability goals, learn from experts and enjoy a resource fair. Let’s celebrate the actions of those who have implemented change to promote sustainability across the university! Free. Registration required. 9 a.m., Memorial Union Ventana Room B and C, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- The annual Cronkite Award Luncheon has become one of the most anticipated events in the Valley, attracting more than 1,000 guests every year, including industry leaders from the worlds of media, politics, business and education. This year’s celebration honors Lester Holt, the award-winning journalist and anchor of “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,” who is the 2019 recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. Open to the public. Tickets required. 11:30 a.m., Sheraton Grand Phoenix hotel, 340 N. Third St., Phoenix.
- Explore your study abroad options! Attending a Study Abroad 101 workshop is your first step to seeing the world through an ASU Study Abroad program. This info session covers all the basics. Free. 1 p.m., Study Abroad Office, Student Services Building Room 276, ASU’s Tempe campus.
Study Abroad 101 takes place 1–2 p.m. Tuesdays, 2–3 p.m. Wednesdays and 3:30–4:30 p.m. Fridays in Student Services Building Room 276 on ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Sun Devil Women’s Basketball tips off their season in a home opener vs. Air Force. Public ticket prices not yet released; free for students. Time TBA, Desert Financial Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Attend this special Make It Happen session to meet Ryan Taylor, an ASU alumni who is the CEO of Dash, a leading digital cash (cryptocurrency) company based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Taylor will give a short talk about “Why We Trust, and How To Develop It in Your Career” and then answer all of your crypto-questions. Free and open to the public. Registration requested. 3 p.m., Neeb Hall Room 105, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Thinking about a master’s degree in education? No matter what career path you’re on, these virtual information sessions from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College will get your questions answered. Featured sessions for November:
Master’s degrees leading to Arizona certification: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Secondary Education and Special Education;
Master’s degrees for professional advancement: Educational Leadership, Educational Policy or Learning Sciences;
MEd in Higher and Postsecondary Education.
Free and open to the public. Registration required. 5 p.m.
- Cheer on Sun Devil Volleyball in their Salute to Service game vs. Stanford. Tickets $9; free for students. 7 p.m., Desert Financial Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- In “Expert Failure, Faulty Forensics, and Fake News,” hear Roger Koppl, professor of finance in the Whitman School of Management of Syracuse University and a faculty fellow in the University’s Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute, argue that, in the market for expert opinion, we need real competition, despite far-reaching implications for public administration, forensic science, research science, economics, America’s military-industrial complex, and all domains of expert knowledge. Free and open to the public. Registration required. 4:30 p.m., Beus Center for Law and Society Room 250, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.
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- Invite your family for ASU Family Weekend, where they can join you for a hike up “A” Mountain, family-friendly events on all campuses, the exciting Devils on Mill block party, a festive gameday gathering with your academic college, and more! They need to register, so let them know about this right away. Registered participants will also receive a promo code for discounted tickets to Sun Devil Athletics events this weekend, including the ASU v. USC football game on Nov. 9. Cost: $25 guests, $15 students, free for children under 5.
- Sun Devil Men’s Basketball will be taking on the University of Colorado-Boulder in a Pac-12 showdown in Shanghai, China. Watch the game and support your Sun Devils with fellow students and community members at the ASU Men’s Basketball Pac-12 China Game Viewing Party. Free and open to the public. 8:30 p.m., Sun Devil Fitness Complex, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- It’s National First-Generation College Celebration Day, and we’re celebrating first-generation student success at ASU! Pick up first-generation swag, name-tag ribbons for faculty/staff, and take selfies
(#ASUFirstGenProud) demonstrating your first-gen pride. ASU’s First-Year Success Center invites faculty, staff and first-gen families for pan dulce and an opportunity to write letters of support to first-gen students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Interdisciplinary B Room 169. Poly Sun Devils, head to the Poly Student Union for an ice cream bar between 1 and 3 p.m.
- ASU’s West campus hosts the Native American Heritage Festival featuring the 19th Annual Veterans Day Weekend Traditional Pow Wow. Celebrate indigenous heritage and honor the contributions of all U.S. veterans. Native arts and crafts will be for sale, fine artists will demo their work, and food trucks will be on hand. Free and open to the public. 11 a.m., Fletcher Lawn, ASU’s West campus.
- It’s ASU Family Weekend, and Sun Devils will be coming together for Sun Devil Football vs. USC! This is our Black Out Game, so wear black and #ForksUp! Tickets start at $40; free for students. Time TBA, Sun Devil Stadium, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Engage the artist within and join the ASU Art Museum for a free day of creative fun! Spend the day making, learning and playing with the entire family at Playfest, previously known as Family Days. All ages are encouraged to participate. All art supplies are provided, and you can take home any masterpieces you make! Free and open to the public. 10 a.m., ASU Art Museum, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- The School of Music presents the annual Prisms Contemporary Music Festival, beginning with Concert I. Open to the public. Adult, alumni, faculty/staff, senior, $9; student, $5. 7:30 p.m., Music Building, Katzin Concert Hall, ASU’s Tempe campus. Concert II follows at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 10.
Our Sun Devil Women’s Basketball honors veterans and military members in the annual Salute to Service game. This year, they’ll be hosting Army. Public ticket prices not yet released; free for students. Time TBA, Desert Financial Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.
Explore imaginative, engaging conversations about science, technology, and society with ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination Science Fiction TV Dinners. Dave Guston, founding director of ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and Sarah Ventre, podcast and radio producer, formerly of NPR and KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix public radio, will present “Science Fiction TV Dinner: Max Headroom.” Free and open to the public. 6:30 p.m., Marston Exploration Theater, Interdisciplinary Science and Technology IV, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Trans Awareness Week is 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. Free and open to the public. Events continue on all ASU campuses through Nov. 20.
- Register for Peoria Forward Innovation Night, an evening of in-depth discussion with founders, developers, experts and resource partners in the startup ecosystem. Join ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation AVP Ji Mi Choi and the Peoria Forward team for conversations with successful entrepreneurs in the West Valley. Get connected! Free and open to the public. Registration requested. 5 p.m., Peoria Sports Complex Colonnade, 16101 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria.
- What better place to see “Anchorman” than at the Cronkite School with a bunch of broadcast faculty and students? In “Anchorman,” Ron Burgundy is San Diego’s top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting era of the 1970s, but that’s all about to change when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor. The film will be introduced by Cronkite Associate Dean Mark Lodato. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication First Amendment Forum, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.
- Take advantage of this opportunity to consider new career avenues, meet a potential future colleague or simply catch up with Sun Devils at “Professional Perspectives: Think Like An Entrepreneur,” a professional networking event hosted by one of our very own alumni, Aaron Pool, the owner and founder of Gadzooks Enchiladas & Soup. Come listen to Aaron’s story of opening this restaurant after graduating from ASU in 2009. Free and open to the public. Registration requested. 5:30 p.m., Gadzooks Enchiladas & Soup, 505 W. University Dr., Tempe.
- In the RISN Incubator Virtual Immersion Program, ventures, entrepreneurs, small-business owners or anyone generally interested in circular economy will have the opportunity to connect with others in the space as well as experts from ASU, City of Phoenix and other notable circular economy experts from across the country. Learn more about the journey to becoming a circular business, methods for development/scaling/growth, how to establish strategies to connect with the right people, networks, and resources, and much more. Free and open to the public. Registration required. 8:30 a.m.
- Basketball is back! Sun Devil Men’s Basketball opens the season at home against Central Connecticut State. Public ticket prices not yet released; free for students. Time TBA, Desert Financial Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Starting off a weekend packed with epic music at Sun Devil Stadium is SWMRS, joined by special guest Tillie. SWMRS have redefined what it means to be a rock band and are taking their urgent, electrifying and groundbreaking sound to new levels with the 2019 release of “Berkley’s on Fire.” Open to the public. Tickets are $17, with limited free tickets through the ASU app for students. 8 p.m., Coca-Cola Sun Deck Sun Devil Stadium, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Engage around critical issues of race, place, memory, justice and America’s histories with authors Dina Gilio-Whitaker (“As Long As Grass Grows”) and The Rev. Robert W. Lee (“A Sin By Any Other Name”) in a public Social Cohesion Dialogue moderated by Center for the Study of Race and Democracy Director Lois Brown. A Q&A and book signing will follow. Free and open to the public. Registration requested. 6 p.m., Old Main Carson Ballroom, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Interested in women’s issues? Learn about feminism in the lives of women outside the context of Europe or America in “Roads to Revolution: Building Transnational Feminism Through Lessons from Iran, Tunisia and India,” featuring School of Social Transformation Director Pardis Mahdavi. Find out about the inspiring Green Movement in Iran, Tunisia’s Arab Spring and the landmark repeal of Section 377 in India to decriminalize homosexuality and how these highlight roles in regards to feminism. Free and open to the public. 4:30 p.m., Wrigley Hall Room L1–04, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Nov. 15 is Sun Devil Gratitude Day! Join in celebrating the impact of philanthropy at Arizona State University and honoring the generous donors whose support means so much to ASU and the Sun Devil community. Stop by ASU Foundation’s table between Hayden Library and the Memorial Union on ASU’s Tempe campus between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to sign a thank-you card and let our donors know how much they’re appreciated! Look for a card-writing table at the H.B. Farmer Education Building, too. The ASU Staff Council will have tables on all four campuses on Nov. 15 — Sun Devil Gratitude Day!
- An artist, songwriter and producer from Philadelphia, Pink Sweat$ headlines the ASU 365 Community Union’s 2019 fall concert series on Nov. 15. With music rooted in R&B and soul, Pink Sweat$ strips back the typical genre-specific production to showcase melodic intricacy and lyrical prowess. The rapid rise of his debut EP, “Volume 1,” has earned him recognition from “The New York Times,” “Rolling Stone,” “Billboard” and “Fader.” Open to the public. Tickets are $17, with limited free tickets through the ASU app for students. 8 p.m., Coca-Cola Sun Deck Sun Devil Stadium, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- International Night, hosted by ASU’s Coalition of International Students, is one of the largest events on campus to celebrate cultural diversity. Come see 40 cultural-based organizations representing different cultures around the world, along with performances and demonstrations from ASU students, and fun games and experiences for all ages. International Night is the culmination of International Education Week in November and draws more than 3,500 people each year. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Sun Devil Fitness Center Lawn, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- The ASU Gammage Broadway series continues with the surprising and exciting show that is “Blue Man Group Speechless Tour.” If you like normal, think again — ’cause “Speechless” is full of joy, art, music and hilarious absurdity. Open to the public. Visit the Gammage website for ticket prices and seating availability. 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. Continues through Nov. 17. 7:30 p.m., ASU Gammage, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Bowie fans, the ASU Department of English and the Institute for Humanities Research are welcoming Leeds University School of English associate professor Denis Flannery for “Lady Lazarus”: Women’s Voices and the Queer Archaeology of David Bowie’s Late Work. Flannery investigates the feminist and queer archaeology of David Bowie’s “Lazarus” — a key strand of his final year of artistic achievement. Co-authored with Enda Walsh and directed by Ivo van Hove, “Lazarus” is a theatrical and musical “sequel” to the 1976 film “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” in which Bowie made his acting debut playing the “alien” Thomas Jerome Newton. Free and open to the public. 3 p.m., Ross-Blakley Hall Room 196, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- In “CREAM!,” written by ASU alumnus John J. Caswell Jr. and directed by graduate student Katie Farrell, Colorado-based bakery owners Lotta and Laszlo Daniels, whose business plummeted after they denied a same-sex couple a wedding cake, have one last hope — a reality show called “CREAM!” Host Michael is just the person to give their social views a glow-up and help them find the understanding they need. “CREAM!” is brought to life on stage by a delicious ensemble of characters, including a talking wedding cake, Jesus (sort of), and, for the cherry on top, a chorus of tap dancers who dollop whipped cream from scene to scene. Warning: Adult content, adult language. This immersive play contains peanuts, diffused scented oils and a simulated gun. Open to the public. Ticket prices vary. 7:30 p.m., Nelson Fine Arts Center, Paul V. Galvin Playhouse, ASU’s Tempe campus. Additional performances at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 16, 21, 22, 23; 2 p.m., Nov. 17, 24.
- Bring your favorite blanket or comfy folding chair to Movies on the Lawn and enjoy “Spider-Man: Far from Home” under the stars, rain or shine. Popcorn and water provided while supplies last. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Fletcher Lawn, ASU’s West campus.
- ASU Law’s seventh annual Gold ’n Gavel Auction and Reception promises to be a night to remember as we say “thank you” to those who have helped strengthen ASU Law’s impact in our community. Together, we will celebrate our achievements and raise critical funds for our unique programs and student scholarships. Open to the public. Tickets start at $25. 6 p.m., Beus Center for Law and Society, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.
- Soccer Mommy and special guest songwriter/producer Caroline Rose close out the ASU 365 Community Union’s 2019 fall concert series. Soccer Mommy is the project of 22-year-old Nashville native Sophie Allison, whose signature voice created massive buzz surrounding the “chill but kinda sad” songs she posted on Tumblr, Bandcamp and Soundcloud. Her studio-album debut, “Clean,” landed on top album of 2018 lists from publications like “Paste,” “Pitchfork,” “Rolling Stone,” “Noisey” and “Billboard.” Open to the public. Tickets are $17, with limited free tickets through the ASU app for students. 8 p.m., Coca-Cola Sun Deck Sun Devil Stadium, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Cheer, cheer, for A-S-U! Sun Devil Football flies north to face Oregon State. Rally for your Sun Devils wherever you are at these game-watching events and tailgates near you. Time TBA.
- Watch your three-time national champion Sun Devil Triathlon defend their title in the Triathlon National Championship. Free and open to the public. 1:30 p.m., Tempe Town Lake.
- Join ASU’s School of International Letters and Cultures for the documentary film “Sicily: Land of Love and Strife,” in which writer, director, producer and first-generation Sicilian-American Mark Spano explores the island’s cultural and historical relevance as well as its spectacular and epic beauty. Free and open to the public. 1 p.m., Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale.
- Get ready for some fun, Sun Devils! Through dance and music performances and battles, live aerosol art and more, Urban Sol 2019 shines light on the urban artist culture of DJs, emcees, aerosol artists and dancers in the Phoenix area and the importance of their contribution to teaching and research of the arts. Visit the Urban Sol Facebook page for updated details on the events throughout the week. Free and open to the public. 2 p.m., Nelson Fine Arts Center plaza, ASU’s 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 Oregon at Sun Devil Stadium. You don’t want to miss one of the most important weeks of the semester!
- Join the fun at the seventh annual Sparky’s Challenge 5K/10K and Carnival, a family-friendly event for people of all ages and abilities. All participants will receive a Sparky’s Challenge official race t-shirt and finisher’s medal. Open to the public. Registration required. Free for ASU faculty, staff and students; $15 for ASU affiliates, alumni and community. 3:30 p.m., North parking lots, ASU’s West campus.
- International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. It is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. Join ASU’s International Student Engagement in celebrating how local actions, no matter how small, can have a global impact on the economy, social life and the environment. Free and open to the public. Through Nov. 22. All ASU campuses.
- In the 13th annual China Town Hall, presented by Global Ties Arizona and the Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center at ASU Law with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, you can expect fascinating discussion of Sino-American relations in light of today’s political climate and China’s rapid development. This year’s live webcast will be moderated by George Stephanopolis, chief anchor of ABC News and former senior adviser and White House communications director, and will include NCUSCR President Stephen Orlins, and Melanie Hart, senior fellow and director for China policy at the Center for American Progress, as well as additional experts. A local town hall panel discussion will follow the webcast. Free and open to the public. Registration required. 4:30 p.m., Beus Center for Law and Society, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.
- “The result of the 2016 U.S. presidential election was a shock for Japan. However, Japan has had a far better relationship with the Trump Administration than other Western democracies. How is this so? Is this sustainable?” Hear from Toshihiro Nakayama, professor of American politics and foreign policy at Keio University in Japan, on “The New Dynamics: Understanding Japan-U.S. Relations from a Japanese Perspective.” Free and open to the public. 4:30 p.m., G. Homer Durham Language and Literature Building Room 165, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- In “American Exceptionalism: Property Rights in South America,” Gary Libecap, distinguished professor emeritus at University of California, Santa Barbara, member of the Harvard Research Group on Political Institutions and Economic Policy and senior research fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, will discuss why property rights to land are a key source of the diverging economic and political outcomes across the United States and South America. Free and open to the public. Registration required. 3 p.m., University Club Heritage Room, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- “What’s Tech Got to Do with It?” Find out as professors Jonathan Hope and Jacob Greene discuss their cutting-edge digital research, from searchable text databases that are debunking common myths about Shakespeare to Pokémon Go and the ethical and societal concerns about location-based mobile technologies. You can also meet the ASU English Department Homecoming Writing Awards winners, who will read from their work. Refreshments served! Free and open to the public. 3:30 p.m., Ross-Blakley Hall Room 117, ASU’s Tempe campus.
Faculty member Ted Solis hosts and directs “Under the Stars,” a bi-yearly Latin dance pachanga (dance party) featuring traditional Latin rhythms from Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, the Congo, Guatemala, South Africa, Mali, Ecuador, Peru and the Dominican Republic. All those who would like to dance will be cheerfully taught all the basic steps for the merengue, cumbia, chachacha, salsa, son montuno, zapateado, bolero and vals. For further information about ASU Marimba Maderas de Comitan presents a Latin Dance Pachanga!, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free and open to the public. 6 p.m., Music Building, Fountain Courtyard, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- It’s both Senior Night and Cultural Heritage Night as Sun Devil Volleyball faces off against Washington State. Tickets $7; free for students. 7 p.m., Desert Financial Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Celebrate ASU Homecoming at the annual block party on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus to gear up for Saturday’s big game! DPC Fest Devil includes free food each hour, a photo booth with Sparky, and student organizations and university departments tabling to promote ASU spirit, pride and tradition. Go, Devils! Free and open to the public. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Taylor Mall, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.
- “Suor Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi” are two one-act operas about familial love, involving hopeful tragedy and uproarious comedy all in one evening. Puccini’s reputation for soaring melodies, vivid orchestrations, incredible singing and flawlessly integrated drama are well represented in these two timeless works. Originally premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in 1918, both operas have remained audience favorites for over a century. Appropriate for ages 10 and up. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Open to the public. Ticket prices vary. 7:30 p.m., Music Building, Evelyn Smith Music Theatre, ASU’s Tempe campus. Additional performances at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22–23; 2 p.m. Nov. 24.
- ASU Law JD alumni Doreen McPaul and Kimberly Dutcher will share insights on tribal in-house legal practice and the dynamics of working for tribal governments, including their own experiences working as the chief legal officers for their own tribe, in a special lunch lecture sponsored by the ASU Law Indian Legal Program. Doreen Nanibaa McPaul, Navajo Nation attorney general, is Navajo (Kinyaa’áanii) and grew up in Chinle, Arizona. Kimberly A. Dutcher, Navajo Nation Deputy attorney general, is Navajo (Ta’neeszahnii) and grew up in Fort Defiance, Arizona. Free and open to the public. RSVP to email@example.com or 480–965–2922. 12:15 p.m., Beus Center for Law and Society, President Peterson Zah Active Learning Classroom, Room 352, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.
- 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! Free and open to the public. 6 p.m., base of A Mountain, Tempe.
- Sun Devil Wrestling hits the mats against Penn State during Homecoming weekend! Public ticket prices not yet released; free for students. Time TBA, Desert Financial Arena, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- All Sun Devil Nation turns out for the Homecoming Block Party & Parade! Student organization floats, the Sun Devil 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 Oregon. The block party stretches across 14 acres with more than 100 tents. See you there! Free and open to the public.
- It’s time for the Maroon Monsoon as your Sun Devil Football face Oregon in our Homecoming Game! Tickets go on sale starting Oct. 24. Tickets start at $41; free for students. Time TBA, Sun Devil Stadium, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Internationally recognized dancer, artistic director and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Kyle Abraham returns with his company A.I.M to the ASU Gammage stage. A.I.M intertwines sensual and provocative vocabulary with a strong emphasis on sound, human behavior and all things visual to create an avenue for personal investigation and exposing that on stage. Open to the public. General admission, $20; student tickets, $10. 7 p.m., ASU Gammage, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Join the Morrison Institute for Public Policy and ASU President Michael Crow for “State of Our State,” the Institute’s annual event examining critical issues for Arizona. This year’s theme is “Rural Arizona Now.” Rural Arizona leaders will share what makes their communities thrive, the solutions that will make them even better and why it matters to you. Morrison Institute experts will release exclusive statewide polling data and bust myths about rural Arizona. Open to the public. Tickets: $25 for ASU students; $100 for non-students; free for public officials. Registration required. 10 a.m., Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 N. 44th St., Phoenix.
- Explore the Arab and Islamic worlds with the ASU Council for Arabic and Islamic Studies and the Arabic Studies Program at the Arabic Film and Poetry Series: Contemporary and Modern Arabic Poetry Reading. Free and open to the public. 6 p.m., Social Sciences Building Room 211, ASU’s Tempe campus.
- Hear from the winners of the 2019 Barlett & Steele Awards as they discuss their award-winning investigations with Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism President Andrew Leckey in The Best in Investigative Business Journalism. James B. Steele, part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporting duo of Barlett & Steele, will also be in attendance at this Cronkite School Must See Mondays event. Among the award-winning investigations:
“Hidden Harm,” by Kaiser Health News reporter Christina Jewett, revealed the Food and Drug Administration’s granting of secret reporting exemptions to medical device makers in order to keep millions of malfunction and injury reports out of the public eye.
“Implant Files,” by International Consortium of Investigative Reporting’s Sasha Chavkin, is an investigative series in partnership with the NBC News Investigative Unit and the AP, that unveiled harm caused by medical devices that were inadequately tested by health authorities.
Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication First Amendment Forum, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.
NO PITY FOR THE KITTY! You don’t want to miss the best rivalry game in college football as Sun Devil Football takes the field against Arizona in the Territorial Cup! Tickets go on sale starting Oct. 24. Tickets start at $47; free for students. Time TBA, Sun Devil Stadium, ASU’s Tempe campus.
Through Nov. 15: Get immersed in SHOWING (work x family), a 28-foot, six-screen photography exhibition with an original soundscape that reveals the push and pull of work and family — a universal balancing act with no fixed equation. Follow ASU’s Center for Child Well-Being on Instagram and Twitter and join the #WFXASU conversation. Free and open to the public. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday, plus First Fridays artwalk, through Nov. 15. University Center, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix 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.
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