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February 12th, 2015
Posted by: Bethany Weigele in Uncategorized / Comments (2)

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 (12)

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 (7)

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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November 6th, 2014
Posted by: Ray Andrada in Uncategorized / Comments (3)

During the third Fellows’ Forum of our fellowship year, we had the honor of hosting Mr. James O’Brien, Senior Vice President of University Affairs and Chief of Staff to President Crow. I speak on behalf of my colleagues in stating that, in many ways, this particular Fellows’ Forum felt as though we were officially given [...]

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October 3rd, 2014
Posted by: Ray Andrada in Uncategorized / Comments (6)

Applications for Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) 2015 are now open. The annual conference will be held at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, from March 6-8. Last March, Arizona State University hosted CGI U 2014 with 200 undergraduate and graduate students representing ASU. Students who are interested in attending the 2015 conference [...]

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September 20th, 2014

The current state of Arizona is not the Arizona We Want, as determined by the Center for the Future of Arizona. But last week, Arizona made huge strides in addressing the complex challenges we face at the 2014 Arizona Leadership Forum, an ongoing movement that convenes leaders in nonprofit, corporate, philanthropic and civic sectors to [...]

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September 16th, 2014
Posted by: Jacqueline Smith in Uncategorized / Comments (2)

I hate to admit it, but sometimes my most productive experiences at conferences occur when I’m (half) listening to a keynote speech that sparks an idea that I map out on the back of my program. The speech becomes “white noise” and I get into a flow made possible by extricating myself from my office [...]

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September 15th, 2014
Posted by: Jacqueline Smith in Uncategorized / Comments (2)

On July 8, 2014 I hosted an office retreat at my home in Tempe. Early July is a time of transition in UI because it marks the last month for outgoing University Innovation Fellows and the first month for new Fellows. I designed the retreat to present our office culture in action, foster team building [...]

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September 12th, 2014
Posted by: rduran4 in Uncategorized / Comments (4)

ASU’s International Student Engagement and The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at ASU are looking for a full-time coordinator. As their primary function, the Coordinator provides direct service and support to The MasterCard Scholars Program participants while simultaneously integrating the scholars into the greater institutional community. The Coordinator also supports the institutional efforts to encourage international [...]

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September 8th, 2014
Posted by: Bethany Weigele in Uncategorized / Comments (7)