ASU Students

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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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

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

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

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

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

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!

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!

ASU West students win awards at annual Arizona Nevada Academy of Science Meeting

The Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science (ANAS) held it’s 61st annual meeting in which it awarded several New College students for their scientific presentations. The ANAS promotes scientific and educational relationships, and helps “disseminate scientific knowledge” in Arizona and Nevada.

Congratulations to the following students who received these scholarly awards!

Best Student Presentations:
 
·   Teresa M. LuPone, Chaz Beckett, Annika Vannan, Madelaine Khosti, Jesus Contreras Rodriguez, and Jennifer Hackney Price from ASU’s West campus in Glendale, AZ. “Investigating the Potential of D. melanogaster’s Utility as a Model Organism for Burn Injury” (presented by Teresa LuPone).
·   Samier J. Muhialdeen and Jennifer L. Foltz-Sweat from ASU’s West campus in Glendale, AZ. “Temporal and Spatial Variation in Wild Bee Species Richness and Abundance Within the Urban Matrix” (presented by Samier Muhialdeen).
 
Outstanding Posters:
·   Supreet Bains, Pritika Shahani, Carl Wagner, Pamela A. Marshall, Ichiro Kaneko, Michael Heck and Peter W. Jurutka from ASU’s West campus in Glendale, AZ, and the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix AZ. “The Chemotherapeutic Potential of Rexinoids for Erα-positive Breast Cancer” (presented by Supreet Bains).
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Don’t miss the ASU vs. UA Lacrosse game and tailgate this Saturday!

Join us for a free game and tailgate at the Arizona State vs. Arizona men’s lacrosse game on the South Competition Fields at ASU’s West campus. Plan for lots of fun with inflatables and free concessions for students, giveaways, games and free “No Pity for the Kitty” T-shirts.

The game begins at 12 p.m. Inflatables, which include the Gyro Orbitron and Toxic 360 Obstacle Course, will be set up at 11 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Sponsors include the Sun Devil Fitness Center, USG, and New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. 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.

Ron McCurdy Jazz Quartet to perform the Langston Hughes Project

A multimedia performance planned for April 13, 2017, at ASU’s West campus will embody Langston Hughes at his best. Taking place in the La Sala Ballroom at 6:30 p.m., the Langston Hughes Project will pay homage to the struggle for artistic and social freedom in the 1960’s and include live music, spoken word, and video representing the Harlem Renaissance. The performance by the Ron McCurdy Quartet is comprised of a twelve-part epic poem with music drawn from Dixieland to Latin Cha Cha, titled “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz.”


“The project is a celebration of the African-American experience. It is a lesson in literature, music, culture, history, and, ultimately, human rights. I have never been so entertained, educated, and inspired. Our campus did not stop talking about the event and what it meant on a personal level for several weeks after the performance.”

Mike Mader, Sr. Associate Dean of Students, ASU’s Polytechnic campus

Register for your free ticket at brownpapertickets.com. Complimentary parking will be provided. For more information about upcoming events, visit asuevents.asu.edu/west or call 602-543-6450.

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