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The State Board of Education recently voted to appoint Christine M. Thompson as executive director for the organization. Thompson succeeds Vince Yanez who announced earlier this month that he will leave the post to accept a position at the Arizona Community Foundation.
Those of you with a passing knowledge of college basketball may remember the name Bob Knight. He was fired as Indiana University basketball coach in 2000 and took a job at Texas Tech in 2001.
As I follow the recent controversy over naming, identity, and cultural representation connected with the NFL’s Washington football team’s nickname and mascot, “Redskins,” I am surprised and confused that there is such vocal resistance to changing the name not just a few deem a racial slur that offends (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tag/washington-redskins-name-controversy).
Arizona State University will not increase tuition for Arizona undergraduate students for the academic year that begins in fall 2014. This applies to both current students and those entering that year. No determination has been made yet regarding tuition levels for out-of-state students or for graduate students, whether in-state or out-of-state.
The Edge Leadership Experience is a unique opportunity for first-year incoming students to learn and practice leadership skills. One hundred and fifty first-year students from all backgrounds were selected for the experience. Upper-division students who are current student leaders serve as facilitators for the program.
Each year the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce honors local business women through the Palo Verde Women in Business Award.
Arizona State Gammage will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in September 2014.
Dr. Steven Hansen, DVM, will join the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) as chief executive officer (CEO) on Oct. 21 and will bring nearly 30 years of animal-welfare passion and renowned professional experience to the state’s nonprofit.
Chandler-Gilbert Community College President Linda Lujan was recently appointed to the 2013-2014 Steering Committee for the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) for her efforts to support sustainability in higher education.
Arizona State University President Michael Crow will help lead a committee charged with developing a national agenda for public research intensive universities. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) announced the creation of the Committee of Research Intensive Public Universities to advise the association on key initiatives and policies. The APLU is an organization that represents a wide range of American universities and their common interests. APLU is engaged in several activities of great interest to research intensive public universities. APLU will obtain the committee’s view on projects of particular interest to research-intensive public universities and the committee is expected to be of substantive value and stimulate APLU engagement on issues of importance to research-intensive public universities.
With her 10th year in the WNBA coming to a close on Saturday, Nicole Powell takes on a new chapter in her extensive and long successful basketball career.
OYO Sportstoys announces the launch of building block mini figures (LEGO compatible) wearing the full uniform of the Arizona State Sun Devils.
Education advocate and founding chairman of the Helios Education Foundation, Vince Roig, has been named the 2013 Afterschool Champion by the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE).
First it was bars, restaurants and office buildings. Now the front lines of the “No Smoking” battle have moved outdoors.
Selby earns Faculty Honors at Georgia Tech
A federal judge on Wednesday ruled the Arizona Board of Regents did not infringe on the First Amendment Rights of the Arizona Students’ Association by cutting off its automatic access to student fees.
Ahwatukee resident Sara Elizabeth Matsumoto was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Matsumoto is enrolled in the university’s College of Arts and Sciences. To qualify, students must earn a semester GPA of 3.6 or above and be enrolled in at least 14 graded units. Washington University is counted among the world’s leaders in teaching and research, and it draws students and faculty to St. Louis from all 50 states and more than 120 nations. The total student body is more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
A new course that will be offered this fall will mesh American Indian views and values with tools to succeed academically at Arizona State University.
Steven Skarsten of Ahwatukee graduated May 12 from Ohio Wesleyan University. Skarsten earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Tyler Petcher, a 2009 graduate of Mountain Pointe High School, graduated May 12 from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Ill., with a bachelor’s degree in chemical/biomolecular engineering. He has accepted a position in Illinois as a field service engineer at a wastewater and reuse company.
On May 18 Everest College Phoenix celebrated the graduation of 141 students from its Phoenix campus. During the graduation ceremony, Calvin Coolidge Goode was recognized for his extraordinary leadership in Arizona and beyond as well as his dedication to the promotion of education and advancement of civil rights. He was presented with an Everest College Phoenix honorary degree, doctor of humane letters.
Olivia Maiefski, a 2009 alumnus from Mountain Pointe High School, graduated from the University of Arizona Honors College with a Bachelor of Science in speech, language and hearing sciences and a minor in Spanish. Maiefski graduated summa cum laude.
"Had I known about the crime problems around Arizona State University I would have never let Kyleigh move to Tempe.” Those are the words of Karen Montenegro, the mother of murdered ASU student Kyleigh Sousa.
The city of Phoenix and Arizona State University announced that Sun Devil baseball will begin playing at Phoenix Municipal Stadium at the start of the 2015 season.
Dr. Neal Lester, author and professor of English at Arizona State University, was honored with an achievement award for the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of West Georgia 36th annual Alumni Association Awards Gala. A native of Jefferson, Ga., Lester graduated from the University of West Georgia in 1981 with a bachelor of arts degree in English.