Night of the Open Door at ASU West Photo Highlights

What a great turnout we had at Night of the Open Door at ASU West campus on Feb. 6, 2016. The open house event featured engaging activities in mathematics and natural sciences, humanities, arts, and cultural studies, social and behavioral sciences, and education and business. Here are the highlights!  
GLENDALE - Feb. 6, 2016 - ASU Now - Night of the Open Door - New College Dean Marlene Tromp shows her fortitude at the Army ROTC pull up challenge at the West campus Night of the Open Door, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The open house features events and interactive activities in mathematics and natural sciences, humanities, arts, social sciences, education and business. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
GLENDALE – Feb. 6, 2016 – ASU Now – Night of the Open Door – New College Dean Marlene Tromp shows her fortitude at the Army ROTC pull up challenge. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
 
GLENDALE - Feb. 6, 2016 - ASU Now - Night of the Open Door - Karma Nelson, 9, of Phoenix, looks at a local compost sample with her aunt Harmony Begay, in the environmental sciences lab at the West campus Night of the Open Door, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The open house features events and interactive activities in mathematics and natural sciences, humanities, arts, social sciences, education and business. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
GLENDALE – Feb. 6, 2016 – ASU Now – Night of the Open Door – Karma Nelson, 9, of Phoenix, looks at a local compost sample with her aunt Harmony Begay, in the environmental sciences lab at the West campus. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
 
GLENDALE - Feb. 6, 2016 - ASU Now - Night of the Open Door - Four-year-old Noah Weisenberg, of Mesa, plays with Mindcraft building blocks at the West campus Night of the Open Door, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Both Noah's parents are ASU alums. The open house features events and interactive activities in mathematics and natural sciences, humanities, arts, social sciences, education and business. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
GLENDALE – Feb. 6, 2016 – ASU Now – Night of the Open Door – Four-year-old Noah Weisenberg, of Mesa, plays with Mindcraft building blocks.  Both Noah’s parents are ASU alums. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
 
GLENDALE - Feb. 6, 2016 - ASU Now - Night of the Open Door - Shadikshya Nepal, 8, of Phoenix, gets a little help at the Army ROTC pull up challenge at the West campus Night of the Open Door, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The open house features events and interactive activities in mathematics and natural sciences, humanities, arts, social sciences, education and business. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
GLENDALE – Feb. 6, 2016 – ASU Now – Night of the Open Door – Shadikshya Nepal, 8, of Phoenix, gets a little help at the Army ROTC pull up challenge at the West campus. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
 
GLENDALE - Feb. 6, 2016 - ASU Now - Night of the Open Door - David Savlowitb, left, and Nathaniel Stringer join others in taking the Cyber Security Challenge at the West campus Night of the Open Door, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The two are juniors at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, majoring dual majoring in cyber security and technical forensics. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
GLENDALE – Feb. 6, 2016 – ASU Now – Night of the Open Door – David Savlowitb, left, and Nathaniel Stringer join others in taking the Cyber Security Challenge. The two are juniors at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, majoring dual majoring in cyber security and technical forensics. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
 
GLENDALE - Feb. 6, 2016 - ASU Now - Night of the Open Door - The Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day invites attendees to learn about opportunities and challenges in mathematics, at the West campus Night of the Open Door, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The open house features events and interactive activities in mathematics and natural sciences, humanities, arts, social sciences, education and business. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
GLENDALE – Feb. 6, 2016 – ASU Now – Night of the Open Door – The Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day invites attendees to learn about opportunities and challenges in mathematics. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
 
GLENDALE - Feb. 6, 2016 - ASU Now - Night of the Open Door - (L-R) Prescilla Wawrzyniak, 11, left, her sister Dana Wawrzyniak, 10, and Sorren Anderson, 10, ham it up for a group picture at the West campus Night of the Open Door, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The three are from Peoria. The open house features events and interactive activities in mathematics and natural sciences, humanities, arts, social sciences, education and business. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
GLENDALE – Feb. 6, 2016 – ASU Now – Night of the Open Door – (L-R) Prescilla Wawrzyniak, 11, left, her sister Dana Wawrzyniak, 10, and Sorren Anderson, 10, ham it up for a group picture. The three are from Peoria. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
 
GLENDALE - Feb. 6, 2016 - ASU Now - Night of the Open Door - Black widow spiders draw in a large web of viewers at the West campus Night of the Open Door, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The open house features events and interactive activities in mathematics and natural sciences, humanities, arts, social sciences, education and business. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
GLENDALE – Feb. 6, 2016 – ASU Now – Night of the Open Door – Black widow spiders draw in a large web of viewers at the West campus. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
 
GLENDALE - Feb. 6, 2016 - ASU Now - Night of the Open Door - Black widow spiders draw in a large web of viewers at the West campus Night of the Open Door, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The open house features events and interactive activities in mathematics and natural sciences, humanities, arts, social sciences, education and business. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
GLENDALE – Feb. 6, 2016 – ASU Now – Night of the Open Door – Black widow spiders draw in a large web of viewers at the West campus. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
 
GLENDALE - Feb. 6, 2016 - ASU Now - Night of the Open Door - Christian Garcia, 10, of Goodyear, musters all his grit at the Army ROTC pull up challenge at the West campus Night of the Open Door, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The open house features events and interactive activities in mathematics and natural sciences, humanities, arts, social sciences, education and business. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
GLENDALE – Feb. 6, 2016 – ASU Now – Night of the Open Door – Christian Garcia, 10, of Goodyear, musters all his grit at the Army ROTC pull up challenge. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
 
GLENDALE - Feb. 6, 2016 - ASU Now - Night of the Open Door - Environmental chemistry professor Thomas Cahill shows off his hobby of rocks that glow under black lights, at the West campus Night of the Open Door, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The open house features events and interactive activities in mathematics and natural sciences, humanities, arts, social sciences, education and business. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
GLENDALE – Feb. 6, 2016 – ASU Now – Night of the Open Door – Environmental chemistry professor Thomas Cahill shows off his hobby of rocks that glow under black lights. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
 
GLENDALE - Feb. 6, 2016 - ASU Now - Night of the Open Door - Garric Gordon, 9, of Phoenix, looks a a list of possible suspects of who stole Sparky's pitchfork in the Forensic Science exhibit at the West campus Night of the Open Door, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The Who-Done-It could have been one of the mascots from UA, NAU or Grand Canyon University. Garric is home schooled and his mother is using this as one of his lessons. The open house features events and interactive activities in mathematics and natural sciences, humanities, arts, social sciences, education and business. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
GLENDALE – Feb. 6, 2016 – ASU Now – Night of the Open Door – Garric Gordon, 9, of Phoenix, looks a a list of possible suspects of who stole Sparky’s pitchfork in the Forensic Science exhibit.  The Who-Done-It could have been one of the mascots from UA, NAU or Grand Canyon University. Garric is home schooled and his mother is using this as one of his lessons. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
 
GLENDALE - Feb. 6, 2016 - ASU Now - Night of the Open Door - Lauryn Drake, 13, of Scottsdale roasts a marshmallow on Fletcher Lawn, as she prepares to make a S'more. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
GLENDALE – Feb. 6, 2016 – ASU Now – Night of the Open Door – Lauryn Drake, 13, of Scottsdale roasts a marshmallow on Fletcher Lawn, as she prepares to make a S’more. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
 
GLENDALE - Feb. 6, 2016 - ASU Now - Night of the Open Door - After roasting the marshmallow, Lauryn Drake, 13, of Scottsdale savors the sweet, chocolatey, graham cracker sandwich S'more at the West campus Night of the Open Door, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The open house features events and interactive activities in mathematics and natural sciences, humanities, arts, social sciences, education and business. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
GLENDALE – Feb. 6, 2016 – ASU Now – Night of the Open Door – After roasting the marshmallow, Lauryn Drake, 13, of Scottsdale savors the sweet, chocolatey, graham cracker sandwich S’more. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
 
GLENDALE - Feb. 6, 2016 - ASU Now - Night of the Open Door - While taking a break from all the exhibits, visitors roast marshmallows on Fletcher Lawn, to make a S'more at the West campus Night of the Open Door, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The open house features events and interactive activities in mathematics and natural sciences, humanities, arts, social sciences, education and business. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
GLENDALE – Feb. 6, 2016 – ASU Now – Night of the Open Door – While taking a break from all the exhibits, visitors roast marshmallows on Fletcher Lawn. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
 
GLENDALE - Feb. 6, 2016 - ASU Now - Night of the Open Door - (L-R) Arizona Rubics Cube Competition winners, Lauren Aoyama, 13, Grace Xu, 12 and Claire Xu, 9, all of Glendale, show their skills at the West campus Night of the Open Door, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The two older girls competed in the middle-school event and were part of an 8-person team that solved 25 cubes in 2:18 minutes. Claire's elementary school team solved the same number in 2:37. The open house features events and interactive activities in mathematics and natural sciences, humanities, arts, social sciences, education and business. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
GLENDALE – Feb. 6, 2016 – ASU Now – Night of the Open Door – (L-R) Arizona Rubics Cube Competition winners, Lauren Aoyama, 13, Grace Xu, 12 and Claire Xu, 9, all of Glendale, show their skills at West campus Night of the Open Door. The two older girls competed in the middle-school event and were part of an 8-person team that solved 25 cubes in 2:18 minutes. Claire’s elementary school team solved the same number in 2:37. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
 
GLENDALE - Feb. 6, 2016 - ASU Now - Night of the Open Door - Humanities professor Duku Anokye demonstrates making Gumbo at the West campus Night of the Open Door, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. She says, " A gumbo is whatever your mama makes," but it always has okra in it. She makes the Louisiana dish in honor of the upcoming Mardi Gras. The open house features events and interactive activities in mathematics and natural sciences, humanities, arts, social sciences, education and business. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
GLENDALE – Feb. 6, 2016 – ASU Now – Night of the Open Door – Humanities professor Duku Anokye demonstrates making Gumbo. She says, ” A gumbo is whatever your mama makes,” but it always has okra in it. She makes the Louisiana dish in honor of the upcoming Mardi Gras. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
 
GLENDALE - Feb. 6, 2016 - ASU Now - Night of the Open Door - Humanities professor Duku Anokye demonstrates making Gumbo at the West campus Night of the Open Door, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. She says, " A gumbo is whatever your mama makes," but it always has okra in it. She makes the Louisiana dish in honor of the upcoming Mardi Gras. The open house features events and interactive activities in mathematics and natural sciences, humanities, arts, social sciences, education and business. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
GLENDALE – Feb. 6, 2016 – ASU Now – Night of the Open Door – Humanities professor Duku Anokye demonstrates making Gumbo. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
   

West campus 30th anniversary profile: Linda Stryker

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the groundbreaking of ASU’s West campus, New College will profile one influential person from the campus’ rich history throughout the month of February.
Lin GOOD1Sep2011 copy 3Linda Stryker
  • Professor Emerita.
  • Taught at West campus from 1985-2009.
  • Advice for current students: “Pay attention to your professors, they can help you meet your goals.”

“I appreciated the openness and inclusiveness of the campus, as well as its adventurous spirit.  I think the West campus was a leader in integrating the disciplines, yet held high standards for both the hybrid and standard courses.”

Professor Connie Borror first woman to win the Shewhart Medal

borror_connie_2014For the first time ever, a woman has been awarded the prestigious Shewhart Medal, and it’s going to New College’s very own Connie Borror! The professor of statistics has been recognized for “outstanding leadership, teaching and research in the development and application of statistical techniques for engineering and industrial needs in the areas of response surface design, robust parameter design, measurement system and quality control.” The Shewhart Medal is an annual award recognizing individuals who demonstrate an exceptional technical leadership in the field of modern quality control, specifically through the development to it’s theory, principles, and techniques.
It was the mass interest in statistical techniques that opened numerous opportunities and success for New College professor Connie Borror. During graduate school, Borror received an “A” in statistics, encouraging her to persist the subject further. In one of her courses, senior statistics capstone, she gives her students the opportunity to implement their knowledge in statistics in the real world. This includes her statistics students working with Phoenix-based golf equipment company PING. Students were able to utilize the statistical knowledge absorbed from Borror to ensure quality product standards were met. For more on this story, please click here.  

New College peer mentors need your help!

Peer mentors finalAt some point in our lives we start questioning who we are and what we stand for. We have experienced the “What do I want to do with my life?,” “Am I going for the right degree?” and “Will I succeed?” In order to succeed it is very important to learn from others and their experience. That’s why the New College Peer Mentor program has become so valuable to its students!
The peer mentors help identify the values in students’ lives, the paths to take, and act as a personal guide through college. New College is the only school at ASU that offers this incredible program, but it is in danger of being cut. We need your help! Please learn more about the program and help the peer mentors continue their motivating work with a generous donation at this link.

West campus 30th anniversary profile: Shari Collins

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the groundbreaking of ASU’s West campus, New College will profile one influential person from the campus’ rich history throughout the month of February.
shari-collins2Shari Collins
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy.
  • Developed the first environmental ethics course at ASU West.
  • Served at interim Director of Ethnic Studies.

“As a professor, I find that the West campus is the best of both academic worlds in that I enjoy teaching classes where I know students’ names, as in a small college, and yet have all of the resources of a research institution.”