Students apply classroom training to engage, serve downtown Phoenix neighbors

Social work and community health care aren’t provided impersonally. The functions involve serving people where they are, especially when those doing the serving are a part of the same neighborhood.

By working at the Arizona State University Community Collaborative, students engage with residents of the former Westward Ho hotel, just off the Downtown Phoenix campus, through several health-related and social activities.

Pastor Center teaches students how make a difference at the local level by engaging voters

All politics is local, goes the famous axiom. Arizona State University students who engage voters through the Congressman Ed Pastor Center for Politics and Public Service know the meaning of the phrase well.

Since its founding in 2015 with a $1 million grant from the late former U.S. Rep. of Arizona Ed Pastor upon his retirement from Congress, the Pastor Center has helped students learn how to become politically involved citizens at the most basic levels, both on campus and off.

NBC News' 'Today' anchor Al Roker honored with 2021 Cronkite Award

Al Roker, the Emmy Award-winning weatherman and popular anchor for NBC News’ "Today," reflected on his career, his experiences with racism in the newsroom and the continued evolution of journalism and weathercasting as he accepted the 38th annual Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism presented by Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. 

ASU Executive Vice President and University Provost Nancy Gonzales presented Roker with the award Tuesday in front of 900 supporters at the first in-person awards luncheon since 2019. 

Sparky's biggest fan retires from ASU

It was 1977 when Anna Wales first set foot on the Arizona State University campus while visiting a friend. She recalls strolling down Palm Walk, breathing in the aromatic orange blossoms, absorbing the relentless Arizona sunshine and knowing that she belonged.

In 1993, Wales moved from her home in Oswego, Illinois, to Phoenix, where she would begin a fulfilling career at ASU. Now she is retiring from her role as Fulton Schools business relations coordinator and the place she’s called “home” for the last 28 years.

Learn, earn and return: School of Molecular Sciences supports military students

Since launching the first online degree in 2017, the number of chemistry and biochemistry undergraduate majors in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University has more than doubled. Additionally, the new online student group is significantly more diverse than the on-ground student population, at 65% female and with four times as many Black students and six times as many military and veteran students compared with on-ground students.

Professors make most out of sabbaticals despite pandemic challenges

Academics on sabbatical often invest their time away from regular assignments in travel, fieldwork or additional research. But recent events brought on by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic have affected many initial sabbatical plans, particularly those involving travel.

However, two faculty members in Arizona State University’s School of Community Resources and Development, who spent the fall 2021 semester on sabbatical, were still able to make the most out of their time away.