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Moonshot Accelerator preps life-changing ASU projects for big funding

ֱ State University faculty and staff are working on some of the world’s biggest challenges — health disparities, plastic pollution and education inequity. Over the past year, eight of these far-reaching initiatives across the university have been working with the ASU Foundation to hone their…
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Oustanding grad's capstone blends German and architecture, highlighting social justice

Editor’s note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2024 graduates. This semester, Lauren Swartz is graduating from the School of International Letters and Cultures with a double major in landscape architecture and German along with a business minor. Swartz, who started…
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Scholarship established for Barrett Honors College students studying hermeneutics

A scholarship has been established for students in Barrett, The Honors College at the ֱ State University West Valley campus studying the centrality of language and interpretation to human flourishing, known as hermeneutics. “Those of us who study hermeneutics believe it is the philosophy for…
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From GED to JD, first-generation transfer student looks forward to full scholarship to law school

Editor’s note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2024 graduates. James Starks isn’t your typical Dean’s Medal recipient, and that’s what makes them so captivating. Starks began their collegiate journey at the age of 25 after they earned their GED during the COVID-19…
Incarcerated women come together during the final performance in front of jail staff and ASU Gammage donors.

ASU Gammage program brings the arts to incarcerated women

Laughter might not be the first thing you expect to hear when arriving at Maricopa County Estrella Jail, the all-women prison facility in south Phoenix. But it was there on a recent afternoon, down a hallway labeled “CD TOWERS, EFGH DORMS,”  as seven incarcerated women performed in front of 22…

Couple with more than 60 years of service to ASU establish student scholarships

Ken Hollin and Michelle Brown-Hollin met, worked together and married each other at ֱ State University. Now, they will both retire in May after serving the university for many years. Together, they have a combined total of almost 65 years of service to ASU. They have established two…
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Maryvale girls gain confidence through volleyball program

Life as a teen or tween can be tough, particularly for girls. That's why an ֱ State University partnership with a community center in west Phoenix is building confidence in girls through teamwork, mutual support — and learning how to serve a volleyball. Girls find navigating their young…
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Blackstone LaunchPad program to support student entrepreneurship skills

The Blackstone Charitable Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to establish its signature Blackstone LaunchPad program at ֱ State University, and an additional grant to fund paid summer internships at local startups for 30 students enrolled at ASU and the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges…
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Game on: ASU, Endless announce partnership to scale personalized learning solutions

In a public conversation Monday about gaming and education at the ASU+GSV Summit, ֱ State University President Michael Crow and Endless Network founder Matt Dalio announced the creation of the Endless Games and Learning Lab at ASU.  “The Endless Games and Learning Lab represents a whole new…
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Sun Devil Athletics mourns the loss of Don 'Donze' Mullett

Don “Donze” Mullett supported ֱ State University’s hockey program since its club days in 2000 when his youngest son, Chris, played for the team.   In 2014, Mullett and his wife, Barbara, were instrumental in elevating Sun Devil Hockey to NCAA Division I status through their philanthropic…
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Barrett, The Honors College at ASU announces its 2024 outstanding graduates

Barrett, The Honors College at ֱ State University has named seven outstanding graduates from the spring 2024 graduating class who will be recognized for their academic prowess, leadership, service, community involvement and creativity at the honors college’s convocation set for 2 p.m. on May…
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Sun Devil Giving Day 2024: Students, faculty, staff champion generosity in creative ways

On Sun Devil Giving Day, March 21, ֱ State University’s campus communities found new and creative ways to champion generosity at the university. Sun Devil Giving Day is ASU’s annual day of giving, during which students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters worldwide donate to the programs…
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Annual alumni golf event returns to Papago Park

The Student Alumni Association, in collaboration with the ASU Alumni Association, is gearing up for the fourth annual Alissa Serignese Maroon and Gold Golf Classic, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 16, at Papago Golf Club. In a tribute to the late Alissa Serignese, a distinguished "double…
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New scholarship for history students named in honor of ASU alumna

Laura Harris Hales was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, an author and a reluctant-but-successful podcaster who, with her husband Brian Hales, started "Latter-day Saint Perspectives," a podcast that examined the history and doctrines of the LDS church by…
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Alums launch scholarship for 'underdog' students who work while at ASU

Two ֱ State University alums are raising money for a scholarship to help students who are “underdogs.” The Gritty Scholarship will benefit ASU students who are average students, working their way through college. In fact, there’s a grade point average maximum of 3.5 for recipients, about a B…
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Sun Devil Giving Day fuels ASU's charter values

When Jacquelyn Shugarts was an undergraduate biological sciences major, she made time to volunteer in the Banner Ironwood Medical Center neonatal intensive care unit. She would stuff “mommy bags” with diapers, underwear, soap and wipes for new moms or keep the NICU stocked for the nurses. “The…
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