Fall is a fabulous time to be a Sun Devil and enjoy all these exciting events taking place at Arizona State University!


Oct. 1

  • Wear your neon and bring your glow sticks, because Walter Yoga will be turning Sun Devil Stadium’s Coca-Cola Sun Deck into a fully immersive experience of love, light and lasers with a next-level yoga class to kick off ASU 365 Community Union events coming to Sun Devil Stadium! Free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; class at 7. UPDATE: This class has been cancelled because of inclement weather, but you’ll have a second shot at Sun Devil Stadium yoga on Oct. 7 (details below).
  • As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, join El Concilio for “An Afternoon with Peter Villegas,” featuring the vice president and head of the Office of Latin Affairs for the Coca-Cola Company. Lunch will be provided. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Student Pavilion, Senita 121 BC, Tempe campus.
  • Washington Post journalists Dan Balz, chief correspondent, Scott Clement, polling director, and Cathleen Decker, political campaign editor, sit down with former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism, to examine the 2018 election in this Must See Mondays talk at Cronkite. Free and open to the public. 6 p.m., Cronkite School First Amendment Forum, Downtown Phoenix campus.

Oct. 2

  • Head to Sun Devil Stadium for the first of a new live music concert series on the Coca-Cola Sun Deck. Amara La Negra and special guest Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra get things going. Other concerts in this series include: Old 97’s with special guest Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, Oct. 3; Ella Vos and special guest Mary Kate Kestner, Oct. 4; Best Coast and special guest Buzzy Lee, Oct. 5. Two shows offer discounted tickets for students! Open to the public. 8 p.m., Sun Devil Stadium. UPDATE: The concert with Amara La Negra has been cancelled because of inclement weather.
  • The ASU Gammage Broadway series begins with “Waitress,” an irresistible new hit featuring original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles and brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team. 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.
  • Join the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies for “Who Cares About Immigrant Detention? Ignorance, Brutality and Reasons for Optimism,” a lecture and conversation with Mark Dow, author of “American Gulag: Inside U.S. Immigration Prisons.” Dow will reflect on the most significant surprises he encountered in writing “American Gulag” — that the system was even more brutal than many on the outside imagined, and that correctional officers were often the harshest critics of that system. Free and open to the public. 5–6:30 p.m., Memorial Union Pima Auditorium, Tempe campus.

Oct. 3

Oct. 4

  • Explore women’s sexuality and Hispanic queer female empowerment through cultural icon Frida Kahlo in a screening of the movie “Frida,” hosted by the Rainbow Coalition and Women’s Coalition. 5:30–8 p.m., Student Pavilion, Senita BC, Tempe campus.
  • Let your bilingual skills shine in Voz de Sparky, a bilingual open mic night and poetry jam exploring identity, culture and social justice, hosted by El Concilio. 7–8:30 p.m., First Amendment Forum, Downtown campus.

Oct. 5

Glimpse a fascinating piece of presidential history seen through the eyes of the African Americans who worked in the White House kitchens through the centuries. Hear from James Beard award-winning author Adrian Miller at College of Health Solutions’ fifth annual Food & Thought community event as he tells the stories of these behind-the-scenes chefs in a discussion of his book, “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas.” Make it part of your First Fridays visit to Downtown Phoenix! Free and open to the public. 5:30–7 p.m., A. E. England Building, Downtown Phoenix campus. RSVP requested.

Oct. 6

  • Hacks for Humanity 2018, sponsored by Project Humanities, is a 36-hour hackathon for the social good, challenging participants to create technologies to address local and global issues. Coders and creatives, app makers and artists, engineers and entrepreneurs alike, along with each and every person in between, are welcome! Sign up now!
  • Saturday Soirée at Sun Devil Stadium will be an unforgettable night of music, dancing and immersive art unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before, Sun Devils! The creatives at Walter Productions travel the country bringing larger-than-life events to the top music festivals in the nation; now they will be igniting the Coca-Cola Sun Deck with fiery fun and energy. Get your tickets and dance the night away! Open to the public. 8 p.m., Tempe campus.

Oct. 7

Oct. 8

  • Prospective students can explore the opportunities available at ASU in our largest campus visit event this October, More to Explore: info sessions, mock classes, tours, admission/financial aid tutorials and more. Register now to create your customized, in-depth schedule. It’s free! 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 8, Tempe and Downtown campuses; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 12, Poly and West campuses.
  • Join students from all four campuses and multiple leadership roles as they honor the indigenous student identity and experience at ASU during the Indigenous Peoples Day banquet. 6 p.m., Old Main Carson Ballroom, Tempe campus. RSVP requested.

Oct. 10

Take a peek inside HEALab on Downtown campus
  • Speak one-on-one with STEM professionals about career advice and helpful tips for success at Comunidad de Ingenieros. This reverse networking event hosted by MAES — Latinos in Science & Engineering and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is open to all majors. 5:30–7:30 p.m., Memorial Union 242, Tempe campus.
  • It’s NALFO Latin Night! Come out to the Greek Leadership Village for a night of great music, great food and great memories, hosted by the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations. It’s free! 6–9 p.m., Greek Leadership Village, 2nd floor ballroom, Tempe campus.

Oct. 11

  • Everyone’s welcome at the Come Out for ASU! BBQ and Drag Show, part of ASU Pride Week programs. Enjoy food, fun and entertainment. 3–7 p.m., Civic Space Park, Downtown Phoenix.
  • Get a glimpse of a day in the life of a migrant seeking refuge through AMMPARO: A Day in the Life of a Child Migrant. This simulation will give you a first-hand experience of scenarios that young migrants have to overcome, followed by a discussion from facilitators from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s AMMPARO (Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Responsibility and Opportunities). 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Cooley Ballrooms, Polytechnic campus.
  • Sun Devil wrestling and gymnastics will take over Mill Avenue and 7th Street for Mill Matness. Watch the moves and join the fun! Free and open to the public. 7:30 p.m., Tempe.
Check out the excitement from 2017’s Mat Madness
  • Columbia University Professor Mark Lilla visits ASU as part of the “Polarization and Civil Disagreement: Confronting America’s Civic Crisis” lecture series hosted by the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, to talk about his new book, The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics,” an urgent wake-up call to Americans across the political spectrum to turn from the divisive politics of identity and develop a vision of an American future that can persuade all citizens that they share a common destiny. Free and open to the public. 5 p.m., Memorial Union 221, Tempe campus. RSVP requested.

Oct. 12

The action at 2017’s Mill Madness
  • ¡Aventura Cultural! is a vibrant and interactive cultural experience that incorporates culturally educational displays, hands-on activities, art, music, stories, artistic performances, varied ethnic cuisine, artifacts and more. You won’t want to miss this amazing experience! 6–9 p.m., Senita Ballroom-Student Pavilion, Tempe campus.
  • Come to the premiere of “Trade Trade Love”! This surreal story about love and connections and sacrifice, written by Yi Hsuan Tseng, a recent graduate of the School of Film, Dance and Theatre, explores whether we are meant to be together or are born to be together. Directed by Katie Farrell. Open to the public. 7:30 p.m., Oct. 12–13, 18–20; 2 p.m., Oct. 14, 21, Lyceum Theatre, Tempe campus.

Oct. 13

  • Earth and Space Exploration Day is a free annual fall event open to the public hosted by the School of Earth and Space Exploration on Tempe campus at Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV. The SESE community offers special science-related activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children ages 5 and up, families, educators and anyone interested in exploring Earth and space. Experts from the Center for Meteorite Studies will be available to examine rock specimens to determine if they are meteorites. RSVP now!
Check out more photos from 2017’s Earth and Space Exploration Day
  • See dozens of the hottest lowriders at the Lowrider Car Show, part of Hispanic Heritage Month, and stick around for food trucks and music! Free and open to the public. 4–8 p.m., Sun Devil Fitness Complex Quad Lawn, West campus.
  • Attend the Advocacy Institute, presented by ASU’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, and learn the nuts and bolts of advocacy in Arizona and how to lobby within the parameters of the law. Through panel presentations and issue-specific breakout sessions, participants will learn about the mechanics of the legislature, who’s who at the Capitol and what to expect in the 2019 Arizona legislative session during this intensive, full-day institute. Free and open to the public. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Gateway Community College, Copper Room, 108 N. 40th St., Phoenix. RSVP requested.

Oct. 15

  • Kim L. Hunter, president and CEO of Lagrant Communications, discusses the explosive growth of integrated marketing and communications with former Edelman U.S. President and CEO Mark Hass, professor of practice in strategic communications in the latest Must See Mondays talk at Cronkite. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Cronkite School First Amendment Forum, Downtown Phoenix campus.

Oct. 16

  • Attention, soon-to-be ASU grads! Graduates are required to wear official ASU caps, gowns and tassels in the university commencement ceremony, as well as in any college or special-interest convocation event. Regalia is offered through Herff Jones and can be purchased during Grad Fair — the only time the graduation packages will be discounted. Head to Grad Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at your campus bookstore: Oct. 16, Poly campus; Oct. 18, West campus; Oct.23–24, Tempe campus; Oct. 25, Downtown Phoenix campus.

Online ordering for eligible full-time online students and Tucson social work campus students begins Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 a.m. MST and ends Sunday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. MST. Look for an email on how to access the Online Grad Fair.

Oct. 17

  • The College of Nursing and Health Innovation’s annual Health Careers Expo invites students to meet with health-care organizations about their purpose, services and potential career paths. It’s time to network and explore. 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Downtown Phoenix campus.
  • Tie dye party! Stop by between classes to tie-dye a pride-themed t-shirt for Pride Week and enjoy some delicious food truck cuisine as West campus’s resident LGBT organization, Spectrum, celebrates all the beautiful identities ASU has to offer. Noon–4 p.m., Fletcher Library, West campus.
  • New York Times op-ed columnist Ross Douthat will discuss “One Country, Three Faiths: America’s Real Religious Divide” as part of the “Polarization and Civil Disagreement: Confronting America’s Civic Crisis” lecture series hosted by the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, 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., Old Main, Tempe campus. RSVP requested.
  • If you’re considering earning a master’s degree in education to become a K–12 teacher, join Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College for a tour of the Osborn Elementary School District. Meet Osborn education professionals, as well as the MLFTC faculty and staff who can support you as you complete your degree, and observe classrooms in action, led by MLFTC students and mentor teachers. 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Osborn Elementary District Office, Phoenix. RSVP requested.

Oct. 18

  • The Residence Hall Association-hosted LGBTQ+ Arts and Film Festival will educate students on the life and death of Marsha P. Johnson as well as allow queer artists the opportunity to showcase their art and gain exposure. 7:30 p.m., Student Services Lawn, Tempe campus.

Oct. 19

  • We’re celebrating 40 years of the ASU School of Social Work in Tucson! Learn about the unique academic and research partnerships that have sustained ASU Tucson’s program for four decades in a series of daytime workshops and panels at the ASU Tucson campus, then enjoy an evening reception at the Tucson Museum of Art. Free and open to the public. Registration is required, and space is limited.

Oct. 20

  • Part of ASU’s Frankenstein Bicentennial Project, “Frankenstein!” features Jeffery Meyer conducting the university’s chamber orchestra in a live score performance for the showing of “Frankenstein,” the 1931 black-and-white film. The program also includes Gruber’s work by the same name with David Schildkret as chansonnier. Tickets at ASU Gammage. 7:30 p.m., ASU Gammage, Tempe campus.

Oct. 22

Oct. 23

  • Barrett, The Honors College presents Norah O’Donnell, the 2018 Flinn Foundation Centennial Lecturer, featuring her keynote, “An Evening with Norah O’Donnell.” O’Donnell is the co-host of CBS This Morning as well as a contributor to 60 Minutes. As a veteran Washington correspondent, she has covered six presidential elections and traveled around the globe to interview some of the world’s most notable figures. O’Donnell will share her shrewd observations and keen insights on everything from the personalities and politics driving Washington, the role of women in politics and media, her experience with melanoma and her upbringing in a military family. Free and open to the public. 7:30 p.m., Katzin Concert Hall, Tempe campus. RSVP requested.
  • Get this on your calendar now: “Raising a Fist to Taking a Knee,” a 50th anniversary commemoration and conversation about the 1968 Mexico City Olympics and the influence of athlete activism then and now. The Global Sport Institute and the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy will host an event tracing a timeline of athlete activism in the U.S. with an emphasis on the iconic moment atop the Olympic podium when John Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their black-gloved fists during the national anthem.

Dr. Harry Edwards and Gina Hemphill-Strachan, Jesse Owens’ granddaughter and ASU alum, will offer perspective on pre-1968 social issues and how athlete activism addressed them.

John Carlos and Wyomia Tyus, who won her second consecutive 100-meter Olympic gold medal in Mexico City, will bring their medal-winning moments to life and provide insight to athlete activist experiences at the time.

Lance Wyman, graphic designer for the 1968 Olympics, will discuss the role his art played alongside the activism and the importance of compelling imagery, such as the photo of Carlos and Smith raising their fists, for driving social conversations and perceptions.

Paul Hoffman, 1968 Olympic rower and outspoken ally to Black athletes in 1968, will add fascinating stories about his interactions with the USOC that closely resemble current rhetoric about athlete activism and bring the program into a discussion about the role of athletes in society in 1968 and 2018. Free and open to the public. 6:30 p.m., Phoenix Art Museum. Registration is required, and space is limited.

Oct. 24

Oct. 25

  • The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership hosts a panel discussion entitled, “What’s Ailing Liberal Democracy? What Tocqueville Can Still Teach Us.” This event, part of the “Polarization and Civil Disagreement: Confronting America’s Civic Crisis” lecture series hosted by the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, will explore this apparent decline in democratic liberalism, including its effects on civility, through the lens of Alexis de Tocqueville. Free and open to the public. 3 p.m., Memorial Union, Tempe campus. RSVP requested.
  • ASU students are serious about their talent, and it shows at the ASU’s Got Talent competition! Cheer on your fellow Sun Devils as they show off their artistic skills! Follow Culture@ASU on Facebook and Twitter, for details on the show announcement. Senita Ballroom-Student Pavilion, Tempe campus.
  • If you’re thinking about graduate school, ASU Career and Professional Development ServicesGraduate School Conference will connect you with graduate school recruiters and offer educational programming and information on pursuing graduate studies. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Memorial Union, Tempe campus.
  • Come learn more about the Ford Foundation and its fellowships in this presentation and Q&A by the Graduate College. Through its fellowship programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Fellows receive an annual stipend of between $24,000 and $45,000 for one to three years, depending on the type of fellowship. 9:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m., Memorial Union 236, Tempe campus. RSVP requested.

Oct. 27

  • The 365 Community Union presents in collaboration with ASU Film Spark a new series of events: MOVIES ON THE FIELD! First up: the sci-fi action thriller “The Meg,” starring Jason Statham and award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing. Tickets are FREE for ASU students. Open to the public. 7 p.m., Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe campus.
  • ASU Gammage welcomes back the irresistibly charismatic Mongolian musical group Anda Union. Get student pricing to this performance, part of the Beyond series, by bringing your student ID to the ASU Gammage Box Office. 7 p.m., ASU Gammage, Tempe campus.
  • The PRISMS Contemporary Music Festival takes place each year in the School of Music. This year’s program explores music of the spheres, outer space, astronomy, and space exploration. 7:30 p.m., Oct. 27; 2:30 p.m., Oct. 28; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Katzin Concert Hall, Tempe campus.

Oct. 28

Oct. 29

Oct. 30

  • Paint a t-shirt for the Clothesline Project to raise awareness about sexual and domestic violence and show support for survivors, and visit the display of shirts designed by those impacted by sexual and domestic violence. The Clothesline Project will be on display all day Oct. 30–31, and information about campus and community resources will be available between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Hayden Lawn, Tempe campus.
Photos: ASU Now

Oct. 31

  • Come costumed and have a happy Halloween with your fellow Sun Devils at Boo Bash. Enjoy a ton of fall- or Halloween-themed fun, such as pumpkin painting, a costume contest, bobbing for apples, a haunted house and more. Starts at 6:30 p.m., Polytechnic 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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