A mini health screening can change your life

ASU employees can choose from a variety of tests

June 29, 2016

Kyle Rader, assistant director of research and graduate initiatives at Arizona State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, needed a lifestyle change.

When he received an employee wellness email, he noticed the Employee Wellness Program was offering mini health screenings on all four campuses. He decided to make an appointment. Review of screenings available Employees can choose from a variety of tests, including cholesterol, blood pressure and triglycerides readings. Download Full Image

The basic 30-minute screenings offer immediate results and are free for all ASU benefits-eligible employees. Tests include cholesterol, blood pressure and triglycerides readings. Optional tests are available for a $20 copay.

“I had not been seeing a doctor regularly, and it seemed like a good way to get basic health information,” Rader says. “I have since lost 45 pounds. The screenings make it easy to keep track of my numbers and help me stay motivated.”

Based on his experience with the screenings, Rader is now a regular attendee. A group of coworkers often join him. While Rader is interested the height, weight and body mass index, some of his coworkers decide to pay for the optional tests.

“Wellness means being your optimal self physically, mentally and emotionally,” says Kevin Salcido, vice president for human resources/chief human resources officer. “The wellness programs managed by the Office of Human Resources’ Employee Assistance Office are available to all those who want to invest in their health. We welcome participation from all ASU campuses.”

The next mini health screening will be held July 12 on the Tempe campus. Employees need their ASU ID card and Benefits Options insurance cards when they arrive for their appointment.

To schedule an appointment, view the posting on ASU Events.

For more information, visit the screenings web page or contact Liz Badalamenti.

Campus safety comes home

ASU to host annual law-enforcement conference

June 23, 2016

In 1958, two events that occurred in the budding city of Tempe would leave a lasting imprint on the world of academia.

While Arizona State College rebranded itself as Arizona State University, a meeting of 11 traffic and security directors from eight colleges across the country gave birth to the National Association of University and College Traffic and Security Directors, which would later become the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). outside of ASU Police Department building Arizona State University will host the 58th annual conference of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators from June 24-28. Download Full Image

This year, ASU will host IACLEA's 58th annual conference from June 24-28 at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix, which marks the first time that the conference will be held in the state of IACLEA’s inception.

More than 500 member universities are expected to attend the conference, which provides campus-safety leaders opportunities to network and share best practices.

“First off, it’s a forum for the exchange of information between individuals engaged in campus public safety,” said IACLEA president William Taylor, who began his career in campus law enforcement in 1972 at ASU.  “And that’s at all levels: it’s policies, procedures, equipment, issues that come up, concerns that develop."

The association, which boasts 1,800-plus member universities, has become the go-to agency for college campus safety nationwide, especially with the increase in gun-related campus violence over the past decade.

The mass shooting at Virginia Tech in 2007 spurred IACLEA’s efforts to provide codified standards of accreditation for colleges and universities, of which both ASU and Virginia Tech are members among 44 other institutions. Twenty-five more institutions are applying for IACLEA accreditation, including Baylor and Clemson University.

“Not being part of IACLEA, or any other accreditation body, a department runs the risk of not being within the latest national and international best practices and would appear to the outside that a department may not be as transparent as they could be or serving the public to the best of their ability,” said Michael Thompson, chief of the ASU Police Department (ASUPD).

“ASUPD is accredited both with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and IACLEA, which shows our level of commitment to our professionalism and service.”

Both ASU and IACLEA have grown and thrived over the better part of six decades, as ASU would become the largest public institution in the nation and top the U.S. News & World Report’s list for most innovative schools. Meanwhile, IACLEA has spread its influence on the global scale by adding member institutions from five continents, beginning with Canada in 1967.

“ASU Police Department’s commitment to the service of our community by maintaining strict professional standards through CALEA and IACLEA is a direct reflection of being a progressive and innovative police department,” Thompson said. “We are mirroring the university’s and President Crow’s dedication and vision of being the best we can be while always looking to the horizon for new ways to be better.”

“We’re all passionate about the work we do,” Taylor said. “I’ve been doing this business for 45 years. I love doing campus public safety. It’s in my blood, I guess. I enjoy working with students and working with faculty and staff to develop programming to make things safer and educate them so they themselves can take proper precautions in the things they do. It’s a thing I think for me that has been kind of a lifelong dream.”

Reporter, ASU Now

Tips for guarding your online privacy while traveling

June 22, 2016

Summertime is now upon us in the Valley of the Sun. Hot temperatures on the rise mean many of us will retreat from the heat by traveling for a long weekend or an extended period of time. Please take a few minutes to refresh your memory regarding these best practices (getprotected.asu.edu/content/going-mobile) for guarding your online privacy while you are away:

• Take additional safeguards on your mobile devices if you are traveling, especially if you are traveling abroad. two cell phones on table This summer, remember to take additional safeguards on your mobile devices if you are traveling, especially if you are traveling abroad. Download Full Image

• Be careful when connecting to any wireless access points, especially if they are unencrypted.

• Turn off wireless services when not in use (wifi, bluetooth, etc...).

• Always use the virtual private network, or VPN when connecting to any ASU resources.

• For travel to certain countries, do not take any computerized devices. Or, if absolutely necessary, get a loaner "burner" device that contains no data, and assume it is compromised and should be wiped clean upon return.

• For an added safety measure, please remember to enable encryption on your device see getprotected.asu.edu/diskencryption-basic.

• Be wary of who is behind you or looking over your shoulder at your screen, and consider using a screen shield or privacy guard.

• Never leave your device unattended, and make sure it is locked up securely in the place you are staying.

Another great tip is to turn on your “find my device” feature and your remote wipe capabilities (See Knowledge Base article about remotely wiping lost or stolen phones connected to ASU Exchange Accounts) just in case your phone is stolen or misplaced while traveling. Also, avoid announcing your trip ahead of time on social media. This tip may be especially difficult in today’s world but if you do post, make sure your settings are on private so only people you trust will know your whereabouts. Remember, just because you have secure privacy settings doesn’t mean that someone you don’t know won’t share. Share items you would only want duplicated in a “magazine” forever.


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ASU Parking and Transit director, office supervisor claim top honors at conference

June 14, 2016

ASU Parking and Transit Services (PTS) garnered international recognition when two of its employees received awards at the International Parking Institute (IPI) annual conference in May.

PTS director Melinda Alonzo received the institution’s highest honor, the James M. Hunnicutt, CAPP, Parking Professional of the Year award. PTS customer service office supervisor Cathy Harrison was awarded Parking Supervisor of the Year. portraits of two ASU staff members Parking and Transit Services customer service office supervisor Cathy Harrison (left) and director Melinda Alonzo. Download Full Image

“I am extremely proud of Melinda and Cathy for this much-deserved recognition,” said Nichol Luoma, associate vice president of University Business Services. “Their contributions to ASU go beyond their expertise in the parking industry and exemplify the type of quality customer service that has become the hallmark of this university.”

Alonzo took leadership at PTS in 2011. Within a year, she incorporated Service Blueprinting into the PTS customer service culture. Soon after she created the Benefactor Program, which donates a portion of the annual parking revenue to a university program or student-run organization. In the past two years, she has overseen the installation of modern, integrated parking access and payment systems at all campus parking garages and several parking lots.

Alonzo manages about 25,000 parking spaces and an alternative mode program made up of intercampus shuttles, car-sharing, bicycle infrastructure and resources and partnerships with public bus and light rail providers. Bicycling at ASU now boasts three card-access bicycle parking facilities, four bike valet stations, and 25 percent more bike racks on campus than there were three years ago.

“Melinda's responsibility of managing a comprehensive parking and transportation system at the largest public research university in the country is complex and challenging,” said Angela Creedon, associate vice president for ASU Community and Municipal Relations. “She does it expertly with a bright, contagious smile and an enthusiastic and positive attitude that leaves a lasting impression on the many visitors, students and staff she interacts with on a daily basis.”

Her participation on several parking and university committees includes serving as National Association of College Auxiliary Services West board secretary (2015), ASU U-Club vice president (2015-2016) and on the T2 advisory board (2009-present). She is a founding member and past president of the Southwest Parking and Transportation Association and instituted a tri-university summit in 2011, an annual conference of the three Arizona universities’ parking departments. With more than 19 years of parking industry experience, Alonzo began her career in the private sector with Ace Parking Management’s downtown Phoenix operations before joining ASU in 1999.

As a 20-year veteran of PTS, Harrison has shown dedication to assisting Sun Devils with their parking and transportation needs longer than any other current PTS employee. She has worked in each PTS unit at ASU and was promoted to her current post as customer service office supervisor in 2005.

“I like giving options and solutions to a frustrated customer and then see that frustration change to relief,” said Harrison when asked to describe her favorite part of the positon. “It’s like I wrap up the answers with a nice bow and send them on their way.”

“Cathy demonstrates a team player mind-set and has an unwavering commitment to exceeding customer expectations,” said PTS commuter options manager Judi Nelson. “She is consistently present for her employees and thanks them to show her appreciation at every opportunity.”

IPI is the world’s largest association of professionals in parking. IPI works to advance the parking industry through research and data collection, advocacy and outreach.

ASU to launch single-platform financial-management system

Workday will consolidate purchasing, planning and budgeting processes

June 8, 2016

Arizona State University has announced the launch of Workday, a new system that will consolidate purchasing, planning and budgeting processes into a single platform for ASU’s more than $2 billion knowledge enterprise.

The project (cfo.asu.edu/fms), replacing the Advantage system and several others, will start this summer and will be operational in 2018. ASU President Michael Crow ASU President Michael M. Crow gives the opening remarks at the ASU financial-management system project kickoff Tuesday in Old Main's Carson Ballroom on the Tempe campus. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now Download Full Image

ASU President Michael M. Crow said the transition reflects the progress of an institution that, when he took office 14 years ago, handled revenue at a quarter of the current level, half of which came from the state.

“It comes at a moment in our history that couldn’t be better in the sense that we are a rapidly evolving institution,” Crow said during the launch event Tuesday. “What I want is a financial-management system that is reflective of who and what we are and who and how we operate.”

Crow emphasized that, as the state has reduced its financial support for the university over the years, ASU must adjust other aspects of its relationship with the state, pulling further away from the misperception of the university as a traditional state agency.

“We are a servant of the people operating as a public enterprise,” he said.

ASU has earned national acclaim for transforming how education is delivered — including technological advancements and studies across disciplines — as well as for upending decades of conventional wisdom and focusing on expanding access to education rather than elite acceptance rates. Now the university is revamping its financial infrastructure to mirror that adaptability.

The new system consolidates multiple financial platforms into one and takes advantage of cloud storage and mobile apps to modernize accounting across five metropolitan Phoenix campuses and centers that span from California to Washington, D.C.

“We have opportunities to be flexible and innovative and nimble, and that’s what Dr. Crow is really challenging us to do,” said Morgan Olsen, executive vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer. “That’s where our future is; that’s how we at Arizona State University, the New American University, are going to be successful.”

This project will be staffed and managed by Financial Services, the University Technology office, Purchasing, the Office of Planning and Budget, Knowledge Enterprise Development, and various other subject-matter experts across campus.

“I’m also hoping this financial-management system can allow you all to act with an increased level of teamwork,” said Crow. “This system should allow us to have ways in which we can interact, ways in which we can communicate, ways to have early alerts, ways to team on solutions, ways to surge to certain problems.”

The system was selected several months ago after an extensive evaluation process that sought the best solution for a range of financial-management needs. Though previous programs were functional, vendor support had dwindled and finding staff with skills for outdated systems was becoming harder.

For those who will be using the new system, there will be in-person training and online learning resources to ensure everyone is ready the moment the new system is live.

Processes currently managed in Advantage, SunRise and STAR will be updated by this transition.

The PeopleSoft Student and Human Resources systems will not be affected by the change, and neither will the University’s P-Card and MyASU Trip processes.

For a preview of the system and what it looks like, visit the www.workday.com.

ASU Foundation honored 3 years in a row

Named a 2016 AZCentral.com Top Company to Work for in Arizona

June 8, 2016

The ASU Foundation for A New American University has been named a 2016 AZCentral.com Top Company to Work for in Arizona, an annual award presented by Republic Media and the Arizona Commerce Authority.

Formerly known as CareerBuilder Top Companies of Arizona Program, 2016 marks the third year in a row the foundation has received the honor. AZCentral best company to work for logo

Arizona companies were evaluated through questionnaires directed to employees and employers. Competing companies were then ranked on composite scores based on eight criteria including leadership and planning, work environment, and role satisfaction.

“We care about our team,” said foundation CEO R.F. “Rick” Shangraw Jr. “That’s why we continue to put an emphasis on creating and sustaining the best work environment possible for our employees.  We also want our people to grow, not only professionally, but in terms of personal fulfillment. What they do matters.”

This year, AZCentral.com Top Companies recognized the ASU Foundation for its many programs. The foundation promotes a holistic approach to mental and physical well-being through a weekly workplace yoga session and a “quiet,” private meditation room for staff, workplace assessment by an employee led advisory committee that meets quarterly to discuss issues of employee interest and concern, and continual professional development opportunities including a tuition reduction program for ASU. 

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U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon to join ASU as vice president for government affairs

Congressman Salmon will assist ASU in advancing its global strategy.
June 3, 2016

ASU alum will oversee the university’s local, state and federal relations teams

Rep. Matt Salmon, who has represented the 5th District of Arizona for five terms in Washington, will join Arizona State University as vice president for government affairs at the end of the 114th Congress.

U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon

Salmon (pictured left), a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, will oversee the university’s local, state and federal relations teams, putting his years of experience as a state and federal lawmaker to work on behalf of an institution that is committed to the economic, social and cultural health of the communities that it serves.

“Matt’s impressive experience, combined with his love for Arizona and his commitment to ASU, will bolster our efforts to make this institution a model for comprehensive public research universities across the nation,” said ASU President Michael M. Crow. “Our relationships with lawmakers and education policy-makers will be greatly strengthened with Matt on our team.”

Salmon graduated from ASU in 1981 and holds a Master’s of Public Administration from Brigham Young University. After a career in telecommunications, he was elected to the Arizona State Senate, where he rose to assistant majority leader and chairman of the Rules Committee before his election to Congress in 1994.

Salmon served three terms before honoring a self-imposed term limit and leaving Congress in 2000, at which time he worked as a consultant to ASU on matters related to education policy. He returned to Congress in 2012 and was re-elected in 2014.

Salmon is a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and he speaks fluent Mandarin. Salmon has served as chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere and as chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, and he has led numerous delegations to China. In his new role, he will assist ASU in advancing its global strategy, including working with the governments of other countries to advance international projects. 

“I have been privileged to have a unique vantage point from which to watch the evolution of Arizona State under the leadership of President Crow,” Salmon said. “Now I look forward to increasing the investment of resources in ASU and the Arizona higher-education system, and enhancing ASU’s partnerships with Arizona cities and countries, the federal government, tribal communities and its international partners.”

Salmon joins ASU at a time when all the traditional sources of support for public research universities are under stress and the university is expanding its efforts to open the doors to education to all qualified Arizonans. In his new role, he will serve as an advocate for higher education and the unique ASU mission and model to help facilitate ASU's acquisition of new resources from international, national, state and municipal partners and investors.

“As a fellow Sun Devil, I’m thrilled to see Congressman Salmon return to his alma mater,” Gov. Doug Ducey said. “While we will miss his leadership in the United States Congress when he retires at the end of this year, I’m excited about the policy expertise, national profile and global relationships he will bring to this new role at Arizona State University.

“His commitment to innovation, higher education and advancing Arizona fits perfectly with Dr. Crow’s vision of the New American University. Congressman Salmon’s experience with state, federal and international affairs will further advance the reputation ASU is earning as one of the leading academic institutions in the world.”

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema also welcomed the news: “I am thrilled Matt will be rejoining the ASU family,” said Sinema, an ASU alumna who represents the 9th District of Arizona in the U.S. House. "He is a critical addition to the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship that we need to create Arizona's next generation of leaders."

Sustainability and preschool: The kids are watching you

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Preschool serves working parents and some of the youngest Sun Devils

May 25, 2016

Children at ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Preschool are playing with blocks and making art projects, in addition to learning new ways of thinking about the world around them. These young students have pretty big ideas about recycling, turning off water while washing their hands and packing lunches that don’t generate a lot of waste.

Sustainability education is infused into many activities at the preschool, including lessons on “making the Earth happy” by reducing water use, walking (as opposed to driving) more places and cutting down on the unnecessary generation of trash. For example, the playground has paper cups for children to use for drinking water. To see how many cups the school population generates, students saved paper cups for a week and strung them up as a garland. Even though paper cups can be recycled, bringing reusable water bottles to school is more sustainable. They have collected other forms of waste, such as plastic lids or the many types of packaging used for food, to create sculptures that remind people about making better choices for the environment. Children at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Preschool learn about sustainability and more . Children at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Preschool learn about sustainability and more Download Full Image

“We work to support the development of empathy and positive social interactions for young children," said Allison Mullady, preschool director. "Our staff and leadership team create research questions based on our day-to-day experiences. We seek out partners, create projects and collect data on the ideas impacting our children.

“We know the early years are critical in shaping the brain and developing cognitive and social skills needed later in life,” Mullady added. “This method includes young children’s mind-sets about the future and how to care for our environment. I approached ASU’s Sustainability Science Education team at the Biodesign Institute to see how we could really embed these ideas of sustainability right from the start. We explored how to develop a curriculum that takes abstract concepts and relates them to everyday life.”

The Sustainability Science Education team is creating unique sustainability education experiences for many teachers, including those at the preschool. This team is led by Lee Hartwell, ASU-affiliated faculty and Nobel Prize recipient (in physiology); Annie Warren, director of research and development at ASU’s Biodesign Institute; and Leanna Archambault, associate professor at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

“Children are incredibly observant. Providing unique opportunities to young kids, such as cleaning glitter-infused water with sponges, provides a creative way for them to draw connections to events like oil spills. Exploring these issues at a young age provides a necessary foundation for the critical consumption of knowledge in the future,” Warren said.

The preschool often partners with other entities to enhance the education and opportunities provided to students. A recent “Preschool Yogis” study with the College of Health Solutions allowed staff to review how yoga impacted the children’s self-regulation and problem-solving skills. During an eight-week project, teachers and parents reported an increase in the use of breathing strategies and other yoga techniques among children. The adults reported that the preschoolers reminded each other about the breathing exercises, calmed themselves through yoga and reduced their own stress.

“We have created a culture of use-inspired research," said Mullady. "All of the research we conduct is organic and based on challenges or ideas from our own staff and children. We want the projects to have a direct benefit to the children, a value to families at the preschool and the potential to impact others in the greater early childhood community.”

The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Preschool has three classrooms that include a total of 40 children ranging in age from 3 to 5 years. Preschool students are placed in a classroom based on the “best fit” approach in which the staff and director consider many factors, such as age, teachers’ expertise and children’s strengths and needs.

The preschool has a 20-year history on the ASU campus. “Our lead teachers and instructional assistants are full-time ASU employees with extensive experience working with young children," Mullady said. "We also host many students and interns from education programs at ASU and Northern Arizona University. Our goal is to support early care and education through those who are training to become teachers and through a wide range of pre-professionals who can promote early education in their fields.”

In the past year, the preschool hosted more than 100 college students from programs in early childhood, special education, occupational therapy, speech and hearing sciences, nursing, nutrition and health promotion, university service learning, dance, drama and music therapy.

Preschool openings are available to children regardless of whether parents or guardians have an affiliation with the university. Located on ASU’s Tempe campus, the school is open 12 months per year, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. A few openings remain for fall 2016. Interested families should contact the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Preschool at preschool@asu.edu or 480-965-9396 to learn more and set up a tour. To learn more about the preschool and the sustainability education happening there, view the video below or visit Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Preschool. To learn more about sustainability education at ASU, visit ASU’s Sustainability Science Education team at the Biodesign Institute.


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Young writers can ‘YAWP’ through summer at ASU

Young Adult Writing Program allows grades 3-12 to explore the power of writing

May 13, 2016

“I too am not a bit tamed — I too am untranslatable;
I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.”
— Walt Whitman, from “Leaves of Grass”

Need an enriching, arts-based summer activity for your children? Look no further than ASU’s YAWP. Students in ASU English's youth writing program engage in a "writing marathon" during a 2015 session. Sisters Ziqing Kuang, 10, and Christina Kuang, 7, share a chair in Old Main as they write short pieces about the building as part last year's youth writing program at ASU. The Department of English at ASU offers a two-week summer youth writing camp for students in grades 3-12 on the West, Tempe and Polytechnic campuses. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now Download Full Image

The Arizona State University Young Adult Writing Program (YAWP — formerly “rl txt”) is designed to offer young writers a non-evaluative environment in which to explore the power of writing. The program is accepting applications from kids in grades 3-12 for its two-week sessions beginning in June.

A component of the Central Arizona Writing Project, which is a local site of the National Writing Project, YAWP sessions engage young writers in crafting a variety of writing forms, such as poems, autobiographical sketches, heart maps, short stories, arguments, nature/science observations, craft secrets and daily writing workshops. Each camper chooses a piece of writing for publication in the camp anthology.

YAWP is staffed by veteran K-12 English teachers who have completed the Central Arizona Writing Project's Invitational Summer Institute in teaching composition and critical literacy to become teacher-consultants.

Offering time and inspiration, YAWP sessions support writers in a collaborative atmosphere as they interact with other youth authors and share works in progress.

“This year’s Young Adult Writing Program will take full advantage of our dynamic and innovative university and local writing community,” said Jessica Early, an associate professor in the Department of English and director of YAWP.

“Our young writers will visit and take inspiration from ASU’s Marston Exploration Theater 3-D Astronomy Show, Hayden Library, the ASU Art Museum and many more campus venues. They will also take part in writing workshops taught by our incredible instructional team as well as ASU professors and Arizona novelists, poets and songwriters.”

YAWP 2016 is offered Mondays-Fridays, from 9 a.m. to noon daily, in four sessions on three ASU campuses. Parents choose just one in which their children will participate:

  • Tempe campus: for grades 3-12
    • Session A: June 6-17
    • Session B: June 20-July 1
  • Polytechnic campus: June 6-17 for grades 3-12
  • West campus: June 6-17 for grades 3-8 only

Registration closes May 20. Tuition is $300 and is due at YAWP orientation on May 25 on the Tempe campus. Visit the program’s website for more information or to download an application.

Kristen LaRue-Sandler

senior marking & communications specialist, Department of English


ASU Alumni Association adds 6 new groups to chapter network

May 11, 2016

The Arizona State University Alumni Association recently added six new groups to its chapter network, bringing the total number of groups operated by the association and its alumni volunteers to 160.

At its May 6 meeting, the Alumni Association board approved the creation of an alumni club for Sun Devils who belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS); the upgrade of the alumni club in Portland, Oregon, to an alumni chapter; and the establishment of four international connection groups, located in Ecuador, Liberia, Switzerland, and Hamburg, Germany. Leaders from some of the 160 alumni chapters, clubs and connection groups sponsored by the ASU Alumni Association gather on the steps of Old Main during a recent conference. Download Full Image

These groups will join a network that now includes 45 geographically based groups within the United States, 23 academic affiliates focused on graduates of specific degree programs at the university, 20 special interest chapters or clubs representing alums of registered student organizations, and 72 international connection groups, representing Sun Devil alums worldwide.

The primary goal of chapters is to keep alumni connected to ASU, whether it be through their academic program, their current geographic location, or the registered student organizations or university sponsored student groups in which they participated. Chapters sponsor a range of activities for their members, including networking events, Sun Devil game-watching celebrations, outdoor recreational activities, and service-oriented volunteer projects. Many chapters give back to the next generation of ASU students by providing mentoring services, by hosting Sun Devil Send-Offs for incoming ASU students, or by awarding scholarships.

To learn more about the association’s chapter network, including how to organize a new group, visit http://alumni.asu.edu/groups.