So You’ve Graduated, Now What’s Next?

Here are some tips and a list of ASU resources that will come in handy when conducting your career search and/or conteplating a master’s degree.

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The New College of ASU’s West campus focuses on liberal arts and science college degree programs.

Remember, searching for a job is a full-time job in itself!  Use all the tools and resources you have as ASU Alumni and happy hunting!

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1 Day Until New College Convocation | Touch of University tradition – Paley Gates

Only ONE more day until our New College graduates say farewell to ASU West. On Convocation day, take the time to

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reflect on all you have learned and the memories you have made. But most importantly, DON’T FORGET TO TOUCH THE PALEY GATES AT CONVOCATION! Here’s why!

TOUCH OF UNIVERSITY A TRADITION CONTINUES As you walk through the Paley Gates at Convocation, it is tradition to reach out and touch the gates, placing your hand on them as a catalyst for reflection. By reaching out you are asked to reflect on how ASU has touched you during your studies here. No doubt university work demanded much of you, touching your heart and mind in many powerful ways, in many unexpected ways, perhaps. Regardless of your area of study, your experience at ASU made demands that you be rigorous, that you be insightful, and that you be perceptive.

Indeed, as Socrates says at the end of Plato’s famous allegory of the cave, education is the “art of orientation.” ASU has equipped you with the means by which you now know how to turn your critical attention, that is, how to orient yourselves, toward what is most pressing in our world today and which calls for our being responsible for and responsive to it. And this is as it should be. Universities are meant to touch you in these ways so that your having been here makes a promise to the larger culture concerning your participation in the life of our city, the enterprise of our state, and the hopes for our cosmopolitan future. You are now in a position to understand better that you can be in your own activities and excellence become co-creators of what is to come next.

Here at ASU you have been a part of a community of scholars and you have engaged in the conversations, studies, and activities of research that are becoming such a community. We are hopeful that your time here has left you with the three qualifications for public life that the Czech philosopher Vaclav Havel deems necessary viz., tact, good taste, and the proper instincts. Education habituates us to these three traits. It allows us to read situations in which we find ourselves, develop the proper tests and programs fitting to our collective circumstances, and allows us to investigate with care and understanding the world around us. Today you leave the university and the community of scholars who have touched you and you do so that you may enter community of critical citizenship. Your responsibility, in turn, is to touch with your education everything with which you come into contact.

You must leave a mark of excellence on the larger cultural matrix of which universities are but one, albeit vital, part. Leave a touch of your education with each person with whom you encounter in the following years. Education is not a finite quantity; sharing it does not and cannot diminish it, rather the opposite is true: each sharing with another adds to what you already have. From among the many, two examples show what you must do: Invent new and progressive ways to touch others and imagine the ways you can cultivate the relations necessary to improve yourself and all those around you. The Paley Gates at ASU’s West campus will continue to be here, standing as a symbol for the next generation of students. As well, the faculty will be here making certain that the community of scholars is vibrant, welcoming, and awaiting all those who will wish, as you did, to be touched by education. provided by Barrett, The Honors College

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2 Days Until Convocation | Don’t forget to stay in touch

Just because you graduate doesn’t mean you’re not a Sun Devil anymore! ASU Alumni Association creates opportunities to stay connected with your alma mater and show your Sun Devil pride for years to come. With only two more days until

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the New College Convocation, check out some of the many perks of being a member of the ASU Alumni Association:

  1. Stay connected: ASU Alumni Association keeps you in the loop on the latest ASU activities and programs through ASU Magazine and various e-newsletters.
  2. Mingle with fellow Sun Devils: The association loves to recognize its members through Homecoming, networking mixers and Members Day at athletic events.
  3. Enjoy exclusive benefits:Receive complimentary tickets to designated athletic events, free entrance to member appreciation events, discounts at campus bookstores and much more.
  4. Advance your career:Members are invited to expand their professional connections at networking events and career coaching sessions.
  5. Build a network of Sun Devils:ASU alumni is a strong network involved in nearly 80 chapters, clubs, and connections across the nation and the globe. Whether you are watching games with fellow Sun Devils, networking, or doing community service, you will remain a part of the ASU community.

Don’t say goodbye just yet! Join the ASU Alumni Association today!

 

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3 Days Until New College Convocation | Everything you need to know about the ceremony

Do you know how many days there are until the New College Convocation? THREE to be exact! There’s no need to panic! We are here to ease your mind by providing parking information, directions, and other important details to make sure

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your special day runs smoothly.

New College Convocation

Date: May 10, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Quad lawn, ASU’s West campus

Key Convocation Information

Student Graduates

  • You must arrive by 9:00 a.m. to check in at La Sala in the UCB.
  • You must wear your cap and gown. Any academic honors cords may be worn over the graduation gown. (Honors cords can be picked up at the registrar’s office one business day prior to the ceremony.)
  • When you check-in, you will receive your name card with the information you provided to us during your online RSVP. During the ceremony, you will give this card to the Faculty Marshal, who will read your name as you cross the stage. After you check-in you will also be told where to line up.
  • Faculty and staff members will lead you through the Paley Gates and to the platform area on the Fletcher Library lawn.
  • Each graduate will walk up to the stage and present the name card to the Faculty Marshal, receive the diploma cover, shake hands with the Vice Provost and Dean and others, cross the stage and return to your seat.

Guests

  • No tickets are required for graduates or their guests.
  • Photos will be taken at the ceremony.
  • The Convocation ceremony lasts approximately 90 minutes.
  • Please make arrangements with your graduate to meet at a designated spot following the ceremony.

Parking

  • Please plan on entering the West campus from 43rd Avenue and Joan de Arc or 51st Avenue and Wood Drive. Parking will be available in the South Zone
  • Due to limited parking, carpooling is recommended.
  • Golf carts will be running for guests who require assistance to the ceremony. See map.

And one last important reminder:

The ceremony will be held outdoors (rain, shine or temperature), so please dress according to the weather!

If you need additional information or if you or your guests require special accommodations, please contact Dave Hunt, 602-543-4521 or dave.hunt@asu.edu.

We can’t wait to celebrate this special day with our New College graduates! For up-to-date information about ASU New College, like us on Facebook at the New College Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter @ASUNewCollege, and Instagram @asunewcollege

4 Days Until New College Convocation | Got Your Regalia, Right?

Hopefully you’ve already been fitted for and purchased your cap and gown for convocation. If not, you better get a move

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The New College of ASU’s West campus focuses on liberal arts and science college degree programs.

on! Head down to your nearest ASU Bookstore ASAP and get one for yourself.

If you want to know more about all of your options for cap, gown, stoles, class rings, etc., go to the Herff Jones site and order your accessories today!

Watch the ASU video on how to wear your cap and gown for both bachelor’s and master’s graduates.

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5 Days Until New College Convocation at the West campus | You Did It!

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The New College of ASU’s West campus focuses on liberal arts and science college degree programs.

We are so proud of all the ASU New College graduates at ASU’s West campus! They overcame every obstacle in their way to pursue their dreams of possessing a college education. They have grown so much and we know they are fully ready for what lies ahead.  All of their hard work and perseverance will finally come to fruition at our New College convocation this Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 10 a.m. (get the details here).

We can’t wait to celebrate this special day with our New College graduates!

 

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Dr. Roger Berger recognized for 13 years of service to ASU and New College

Dr. Roger Berger receives a Certificate of Appreciation from Dr. Lara Ferry.

The New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences wishes to congratulate Dr. Roger Berger on his upcoming retirement after 13 years of service to the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences and the ASU community.

After receiving his Ph.D. in Statistics from Purdue University, Professor Berger held academic positions at Florida State University and North Carolina State University. He also spent two years with the National Science Foundation before coming to ASU in 2004.

Dr. Berger’s articles have appeared in publications including International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Statistical Science, Biometrics, and Statistical Methods in Medical Research. He is also co-author of the textbook Statistical Inference, now in its second edition. This book has been translated into Chinese and Portuguese. Don’t miss your opportunity to purchase a copy today from the ASU bookstore and have it autographed!

Thank you, Professor Berger, for sharing your expertise with ASU students and the world beyond. Statistical inference and probability suggest that you will enjoy your retirement for many years to come!

Sun Award for individual excellence awarded to Dr. Pamela Marshall

Dr. Pamela A. Marshall, a faculty member of the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, was awarded The Sun Award for Individual Excellence for her commitment and contributions as an ASU employee.

Dr. Marshall has an affinity for teaching in the classroom and the laboratory.  Dr. Marshall mentors students through STEM TRiO Student Support Services program and the NCUIRE program. She also co-leads the Teaching Innovation and Excellence initiative, where her mentorship to junior faculty is greatly respected and esteemed.

We congratulate Dr. Pamela Marshall on receiving this award.

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Dr. Bertha Alvarez Manninen featured by Society of Philosophers in America

ASU Bertha ManninenDr. Bertha Alvarez Manninen recently was a featured guest on the 15th episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast, a production of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA). While at a conference in Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Manninen joined Dr. Jackie Kegley of California State University for an interview on the topic of “Teaching Philosophy to First-Gen College Students.”

As a first-generation, minority college student, from a challenging socio-economic status, Dr. Manninen has been able to relate to many of her students’ unique experiences. She expressed, “It’s not hard to sell philosophy, but it can be a challenge. How do you make students who want to escape poverty be attracted to a major typically associated with poverty?” When asked about unexpected barriers, Dr. Manninen added that some students face “crippling self-doubt” and can experience family barriers. “While parents want their child to succeed because they see college as a way to reach economic stability, they genuinely don’t know how to support their child or have the tools to do it.”

The discussion evolved to the importance of integrating philosophy into any chosen major. Dr. Manninen cited a pre-med student who is a Biology major, minoring in Philosophy, and is finishing her thesis on how disease affects someone’s personal identity. “When people survive a lethal disease like cancer, they take on the identity of a cancer survivor, and that infuses on how they will interact with the world. Doctors who understand that become better doctors. My student repeatedly [talks about] how philosophy is going to make her a better physician.”

To listen to the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast in its entirety, visit Episode 15 at www.philosophersinamerica.com.

Bertha Alvarez Manninen is an associate professor of philosophy in the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies in ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

Congratulations to this year’s award winners!

ASU undergraduate students and mentors presented their research and creative projects at this year’s New College Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects Symposium on April 20, 2017, in La Sala Ballroom at ASU’s West campus. The event featured 50 submitted projects in conference poster format. Following the poster session, a keynote address about black widow spider research was presented by Dr. Chad Johnson, and Dr. Todd Sandrin closed the event with the awards ceremony.

Posters and projects were judged on the following criteria: (1) Coherence/Clarity of Exposition, (2) Flow of Information, (3) Interpretability, (4) Soundness of Methodology, (5) Significance/Timeliness, and (6) Originality. Awards were given to the top presented and non-presented posters and creative projects, and NCUIRE students were honored in the same categories based on total points received.

Congratulations to the following winners!

Best NCUIRE Poster or Creative Project

1st – “Visualizing Immigrant Phoenix: An Urban Ethnographic Collaborative Exhibition.” Cynthia Canez, Crystal Cespedes, Jose Grijalva, Argenis Hurtado Moreno, Hussein Mohamed, Ileen Younan, Christen Garden, Chrystin Sanchez

2nd – “Internal Validation of the T-Bone EX Kit.” Chaitali Patel, Robert Oldt

3rd – “Analyzing Bexarotene Analogs for Cancer Treatment.” Denna Haddad

Honorable Mention – “BullyBlocker: Designing and Implementing a Model to Identify Cyberbullying in Facebook.” Liz Garcia, Chance Brown, Bryan Sawkins

 

Best Presented Poster or Creative Project

1st – “Synthesis of a Demethylated Bexarotene Analog and a Demethylated Fluoro-Bexarotene Analog for Evaluation as Potential Anti-Cancer.” Tarana Darwaiz, Riley Candia

T-2nd – “The Urban Heat Island’s Impact on Ecdysone Levels Throughout Development of the Western Black Widow.” Claire Moen, Edgar Aragon Ruiz

T-2nd – “Communication in Crafting Circles.” Annaliese Pickett, Lily Ludwig

T-2nd – “Differential Effects of Metal Toxicity on Prosopis juliflora Shoot Growth.” Anthony Gutierrez, Stan Avezov, Alan Terrien, Mekah Abbey, Melanie Boros

3rd – “Phytoremediation technology: Effects of metals on the germination of Larrea tridentate.” Kelsey Stromberg, Kelly Bergin, Abbie Kulinec, Justin Young

 

Best Non-Presented NCUIRE Poster or Creative Project

1st – “Can Direct Examination Sensitize Jurors to the Scientific Validity of Expert Testimony?” Rebecca Velez, Morgan Hight, Cassandra Hamza, Cassidy Siso, Bibiana Oliveira

2nd – “Optimal Control of the Concentration of Doripenem to Kill P. aeruginosa Strains in a PK/PD Model.” Christopher Graham

3rd – “Analyzing Bexarotene Analogs for Cancer Treatment.” Ereny Aleas, Amanda Mikhail, San Raban

 

Best Non-Presented Poster or Creative Project

1st – “Dyscalculia.” Jillian Sandor

2nd – “Investigation of Transcription Factor EB and Alzheimer’s Disease in Post-Mortem Human Brains.” Savannah Farley, Douglas Walker, Lih-Fen Lue, Tiffany Tang

3rd – “Black Masculinities, Black Art and Creating Space at the Table.” Ayanna Shambe

 

Thank you to all students and mentors who submitted their amazing work!