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March 24th, 2015
Posted by: Michael J. Meaney in Uncategorized / Comments (2)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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 (11)

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 (5)

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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