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Public Radio Matters

Submitted by Tamara Webb on December 29, 2016 - 12:00am

Some are devout listeners. Some are just discovering it. Some listen in their cars. Some access it on an app. Some are aged under 20. Some are aged over 50. The undeniable constants are that public radio listeners, in the millions, consume one or more public radio products on a daily basis, and clearly represent a significant demographic of the general public. Further, in times of changing media options and interests, innovation in public radio must be proactive, dynamic, and reflective of the needs of diverse markets.

Seeking Solutions: Part II of the Social Embeddedness Action Collab

Submitted by Jessica Eldridge on June 23, 2014 - 12:00am

Earlier this spring, the Office of University Initiatives launched the Action Collab Design Process to discover opportunities and solutions to heighten ASU’s social embeddedness landscape. (For a recap of the first part of this process, read this blog.) On June 19, a second group of community engagement practitioners from across the institution gathered to tackle a design question built upon opportunities presented from the first session:  How might we better track service learning and community-based internships across ASU?

Super Girl Carrie Severson

Submitted by Jessica Eldridge on October 16, 2013 - 12:00am

This afternoon, I was fortunate to attend the Characters Unite Awards luncheon to honor one of the 2013 award recipients, ASU alumnus Carrie Severson. The Characters Unite Campaign, sponsored by USA Network and programming provider Cox Communications, honors extraordinary individuals who have championed significant efforts against hate, intolerance, bullying, racism, and overall discrimination.

ASU Hosts Higher Education Town Hall

Submitted by Trevor Eagle on September 12, 2013 - 12:00am

Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, stopped by Arizona State University on September 11th during his annual back-to-school bus tour. In a town hall format, the Secretary answered questions with a focus on higher education. The themes of the discussion were focused on efforts to improve college access, affordability and persistence for all students, particularly Hispanics.

Welcome to the Family

Submitted by Jessica Eldridge on July 17, 2013 - 12:00am

As Trevor and I settle in as University Innovation Fellows, we would like to express our gratitude to all who have welcomed us into the ASU family and shared advice for our upcoming year and beyond. These individuals are true changemakers, transforming the New American University through innovation, creativity, and diligence. Their invaluable insights are summarized below.

Saying Thank You

Submitted by Melanie Reilly on July 12, 2013 - 12:00am

On the first day I arrived at the Valley of the Sun United Way office as a Fellow, Barb Perry, a talented Senior Development Officer, stressed the importance of saying thank you. She shared that a person — a donor, a volunteer or a partner — must be thanked twelve times before feeling appreciated. Anyone who has worked with me has most likely heard me say the words “thank you.” Still, I’d like to reiterate my appreciation for the many individuals who have made my Fellowship successful.


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