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April 14th, 2015
Posted by: Bethany Weigele in Uncategorized / Comments (0)

Imagine you are a young African student accepted for a full-ride scholarship to study at a university. Your selection was prompted by your passion to change the continent in which you were born. At the end of your time in school, you will be one of several thousand students who can call themselves a MasterCard [...]

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April 10th, 2015
Posted by: Ray Andrada in Uncategorized / Comments (0)

To the delight of our entire team at UI, David Burge, Executive Director of Enrollment Services, joined us for our February Fellows’ Forum. My colleague Mike Meaney shared a great idea for a conversational icebreaker where we described a seemingly random, almost bizarre and yet profound event that happened to each of us in our [...]

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April 9th, 2015
Posted by: Ray Andrada in Uncategorized / Comments (0)

In March 2015, Dr. Steven Tepper, Dean of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and Dr. Alexandre Frenette, a post-doctoral scholar in Herberger, graciously shared an hour of their time with the UI team as guests of a very successful and engaging Fellows’ Forum. The topics about what the new leadership at Herberger [...]

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April 8th, 2015
Posted by: Ray Andrada in Uncategorized / Comments (1)

“The best and worst news you could ever hear”: Fellows’ Forum with Melissa Werner, CSEP In March 2015, we had the pleasure of speaking with Melissa Werner, Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP), Director of University Ceremonies and Protocol Officer at ASU. Our one-hour discussion with Melissa helped us realize that her role at the university [...]

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March 24th, 2015
Posted by: Michael J. Meaney in Uncategorized / Comments (9)

I vividly remember the days of AOL Instant Messenger, or AIM. My screen-name, PurpleWalrus7801, was an attempt at middle-school cool. How clever, I thought, to combine words and numbers into some very non-obvious reference to Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles. The “away message” foreshadowed the status update as a means to self-promote how cool and [...]

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March 20th, 2015
Posted by: Ray Andrada in Uncategorized / Comments (1)

Continuation from Pt 1: http://ui.asu.edu/blog/is-it-worth-it-a-pivotal-point-of-reflection-with-the-office-of-the-president-pt-1/ A conversation with long-time members of the Office of the President Is it worth operating in an ecosystem where the only speeds are fast and faster and where the intensity of projects almost never desist? For my colleagues and our special guests, Joyce Smitheran, Kyle Whitman and Annemarie Belter, the [...]

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March 20th, 2015
Posted by: Ray Andrada in Uncategorized / Comments (2)

Last month, Fellows enjoyed an extended opportunity to gain perspectives from more senior members of the Office of the President: Joyce Smitheran, Kyle Whitman and Annemarie Belter. It was a very special and rare chance to collectively pause and reflect broadly on the work we do as well as the President we support. For me, [...]

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February 12th, 2015
Posted by: Bethany Weigele in Uncategorized / Comments (14)

My son, Benjamin is currently fifteen months old. He says over thirty words now, but I am proud to say that his first word was ‘mama’. While I did win the competition with my husband of whether he would say mama or dada first, the win was a little anticlimactic because Benjamin does not reserve [...]

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November 14th, 2014
Posted by: Michael J. Meaney in Uncategorized / Comments (13)

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of attending the 2014 Annual Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), hosted by the National Council on Citizenship. The conference brought together leaders from the public and private sector, as well as members of the Armed Services, in order to discuss civic engagement in America and determine ways to [...]

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November 12th, 2014
Posted by: Ray Andrada in Uncategorized / Comments (8)

Our class of 2017 ASU MasterCard Foundation Scholars completed a series of high-energy orientation events prior to the start of the fall semester. UI Fellows designed and led workshops that addressed health and wellness, elevator pitches, norms in American communication and research opportunities at ASU. Health and Wellness Fellow Bethany Weigele led a workshop that [...]

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