Basketball’s back, the inaugural Innovation Day is here, and the countdown to commencement is on, Sun Devils! See what’s happening around our campuses this month.

Nov. 1

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 and check out ASU Turning Points, the first-ever Native college magazine written by Native students, for Native students!

Nov. 2

  • 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! 6 p.m., A Mountain, Tempe campus.
  • Join the ASU Alumni Association for this year’s Legends Luncheon, a tribute to the Sun Devil Football legends behind an incredible undefeated season, a top 10 national ranking and a victory in ASU’s first-ever bowl game. This is a can’t-miss, up-close-and-personal get-together with the undefeated 1970 Peach Bowl champions head coach Frank Kush called “the original Devils.” Open to the public. Tickets are $70. 11 a.m., Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N. Second St., Phoenix. RSVP required.

Nov. 3

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 before the 1 p.m. kickoff of the homecoming game versus the Utah Utes. The block party stretches across 14 acres with more than 100 tents. See you there! Free and open to the public.

Don’t forget about Sparky’s Touchdown Tailgate, too!

Nov. 4

The Ignite the Fork triathlon takes over Tempe today! Sign up now to join in, or head over to Tempe Town Lake to cheer on your favorites. Free to watch; open to the public. 7 a.m., Tempe Town Lake north shore.

Nov. 5

  • 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.

Nov. 6

  • 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.
  • Earn ASU credit while exploring the world. Stop by the Study Abroad Showcase to learn about ASU Study Abroad academic year, summer 2019 and fall 2019 programs before the March 1 deadline. Chat with study abroad alumni and ASU faculty who lead programs abroad. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Backus Mall, Polytechnic campus. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 8, Taylor Mall, Downtown Phoenix campus.
  • Who doesn’t like free money? ASU’s First-Year Success Center is bringing in experts from the scholarship office for the “Show Me the Money: Scholarship Workshop,” and you will hear tips and stories from success coaches who have received thousands of dollars in scholarships! Learn where to look, what to say and how to apply for scholarships, as well as hear tips and tricks on how to keep that hard-earned money. 3 p.m., San Carlos Post Office, Downtown Phoenix campus. 3 p.m. Nov. 7, Education Lecture Hall EDC 117, Tempe campus. RSVP requested.
  • Come cheer on Sun Devil men’s and women’s basketball teams as the season gets underway! Men’s game vs. Cal State Fullerton begins at 6 p.m.; women’s tipoff against Incarnate Word at 8:30 p.m. Open to the public. FREE for students! Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe campus.

Nov. 9

Join the School of Film, Dance and Theatre for “This is Modern Art,” written by Idris Goodwin and Kevin Coval and directed by ASU alum Ricky Araiza. Graffiti crews are willing to risk anything for their art. But when one crew finishes the biggest graffiti bomb of their careers, the consequences get serious and spark a public debate asking, “Where does art belong?” Open to the public. $8 students; $12 ASU faculty, staff and alumni; $12 senior; $16 general. 7:30 p.m.; additional performances 7:30 p.m., Nov. 10, 15–17; 2 p.m., Nov. 11, 18. Paul V. Galvin Playhouse Theatre at the Nelson Fine Arts Center, Tempe campus.

Nov. 10

  • Come cheer on Sun Devil Football as the team closes the home portion of their 2018 schedule with the Senior Day and Salute to Service game on against UCLA. Start the fun early with Sparky’s Touchdown Tailgate and Devils on Mill! Kickoff time TBD. Tempe campus.
  • 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.

Nov. 13

  • 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.
  • Don’t miss one of the most critically acclaimed hip hop artists today when Open Mike Eagle hits the Sun Devil Stadium Coca-Cola Sun Deck with Video Dave, Pan Amsterdam and 2018 Phoenix New Times Best Rapper Teek Hall! Open to the public. $21.50 + fees, student tickets are $15 and available at the ASU Gammage Box Office. 8 p.m., Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe campus.

Nov. 14

  • Head to West campus for “Common Ground: Salute to Service,” an inspiring evening with ASU alumnus and Marine Corps veteran Richard “Rick” Romley, a member of the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society and former Maricopa County attorney. Free and open to the public. 6 p.m., University Center, West campus. RSVP required.
  • Movies on the Field, presented by ASU 365 Community Union with ASU Film Spark, is back with a special screening of “Sorry to Bother You” with an in-person introduction and post-film Q&A with writer/director Boots Riley! Open to the public. $3, FREE student tickets will be available exclusively on the ASU Mobile App. 7 p.m., Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe campus.

Nov. 15

Join us for the first-ever Sun Devil Gratitude Day, celebrating the impact of philanthropy at ASU and honoring the generous donors whose support means so much to the Sun Devil community. Stop by ASU Foundation’s table near the Tempe campus Memorial Union between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to sign a thank-you card and let our supporters know how much they’re appreciated!

Nov. 16

  • We’re №1 in innovation for a reason! Come to our first-ever 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. Part musician and vocalist, part comedian, all innovator Reggie Watts takes the stage on the Coca-Cola Sun Deck to cap off the day (get your free tickets exclusively through the ASU Mobile App)! Open to ASU students, staff and faculty. 3–5 p.m., Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe campus. RSVP requested.
  • 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. 6 p.m., SDFC Fields, Tempe campus.
  • Discover the Thunderbird difference at our Premier Weekend event. You’ll experience a master class with our esteemed faculty, network with alumni and current students, tour our urban campus, attend a signature Thunderbird Regional Night featuring the food, dance, fashion and culture of Latin America, and more. RSVP for a complimentary hotel room, first-come, first-served. Free and open to the public. 4-6:30 p.m. (optional event 7-9:30 p.m.) Friday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday. RSVP requested.
  • Bring your favorite blanket or comfy folding chair and enjoy watching “Crazy Rich Asians” under the stars on Fletcher Lawn — rain or shine. Popcorn and water provided while supplies last. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Fletcher Lawn, West campus.

Nov. 17

  • 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 Sun Devils wrestling team take on the North Carolina Tarheels in Tempe in their home season opener! Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe campus.

Nov. 19

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.

Nov. 20

On Trans Day of Remembrance, join the Rainbow Coalition and ASU Student and Cultural Engagement on Hayden Lawn to remember the 20+ transgender individuals whose lives have been taken from them throughout 2018. There will be free shirts with the TransLife Hotline, as well as a Pledge Board to pledge your commitment to doing more for the community. 11 a.m., Hayden Lawn, Tempe campus.

Nov. 26

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.

Nov. 28

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.

Nov. 29

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.

Nov. 30

  • The latest health technology and innovative solutions will be on display at Hacking the Human, a digital health solutions conference brought to you by ASU’s Health Entrepreneurship Accelerator Lab (HEALab). Join community health leaders like Medtronic, Systems Oncology and more than 500 student researchers from ASU’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation to explore innovative trends in health care and check out some of the latest AI and simulation tech that is poised to disrupt the health industry. Speakers ranging from James Bates, the CEO and founder of AdviNow Medical, to Chris Yoo, president and founder of Systems Imagination Inc., will present their own research on artificial intelligence in health care and the automation of health care in the 21st century. Open to the public. Free for ASU students, faculty and staff; $25 for community members. Lunch is included in your registration. 10 a.m., A.E. England Building, Downtown Phoenix campus. RSVP required.

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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