Annual 'I Have a Dream' reenactment comes to West campus

January 4, 2012

A tradition at Arizona State University’s West campus that dates back to 1991 will continue at 11 a.m., Jan. 18, as Charles St. Clair reenacts Martin Luther King Jr.’s most famous speech. The public is invited to attend this free event on the campus at 4701 W. Thunderbird Road in Phoenix. Visitor parking on campus costs $2 per hour.

St. Clair, a faculty member in ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, will deliver the “I Have a Dream” speech as part of the West campus’s annual March on West event. More than 800 local middle school students will gather at the campus’s Paley Gates to reenact the 1963 March on Washington, which provided the setting for King’s speech. Charles St. Clair Download Full Image

“It’s an honor to share this unforgettable speech with a group of young people,” St. Clair said. “You never know who will be inspired to do great things by hearing Dr. King’s powerful message of harmony among all people.”

Sixth- through eighth-graders from local elementary and middle schools will arrive on the West campus in the morning and participate in educational sessions focusing on the civil rights movement during the 1960s. They then will meet at the Paley Gates to reenact a civil rights march, ending at the Fletcher Library lawn in the center of campus, where St. Clair will deliver the “I Have a Dream” speech.

St. Clair, an Emmy Award-winning actor and director, has served as an ASU faculty member since 1990. He is the 2011 recipient of the Promoting Inclusiveness Award from the city of Glendale, Ariz. Active in the entertainment industry locally and nationally as a director and lighting designer for stage productions including “Race,” “A House with No Walls,” “August in April,” “The Colored Museum,” and “Topdog/Underdog,” St. Clair also has appeared in numerous films and television commercials. At the West campus, he teaches classes in acting, directing and technical production for the Division of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies in ASU’s New College.

For more information about the March on West event, call (602) 543-5300. Information about MLK events and activities on all ASU campuses may be found at

Pipe named dean of Nursing and Health Innovation

January 5, 2012

Arizona State University has named Teri Pipe dean of its College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Pipe, who has been interim dean since June and an adjunct faculty member at ASU since 2002, also has served as director of nursing research and innovation at Mayo Clinic and associate professor of nursing in the College of Medicine at Mayo Clinic.

Pipe is an expert on nursing leadership, as well as health and wellness, and has authored numerous articles in these areas. Her research focuses on innovative approaches to creating and sustaining healing environments for patients and professional staff, models of resilience and stress management, interdisciplinary research in behavioral approaches to cancer care and survivorship, integrative health care and care for diverse populations. She has taught primarily in the areas of leadership, innovation and research. Teri Pipe has been named dean of ASU's College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Download Full Image

“At ASU we are focused on challenges, and improving health care is at the top of our challenge list,” said ASU President Michael M. Crow. “ASU is developing new models for health care education, research and collaboration, and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation is a cornerstone of that effort. Teri Pipe is a leader in all these areas and we are fortunate to have someone of her stature and abilities to serve as dean.”

“Dr. Pipe has demonstrated the ability to enable excellence in research, education and practice in her service as interim dean," said Elizabeth D. Capaldi, executive vice president and provost. "She has gained the support of the college and the rest of the university with her ability to lead innovative change and enable collaborative approaches to problem-solving. We are delighted she is joining us on a permanent basis.”

“It is an honor and an opportunity to serve in a world-class organization that is positioned to have a significant, positive and enduring impact on the health models of the future,” Pipe said. “The College of Nursing and Health Innovation has a strong foundation and forward momentum that is outstanding in terms of education, research and service. The students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters are dedicated, talented and innovative individuals, and it is my sincere privilege to serve in this way.”

Pipe holds a doctorate in health policy administration from The Pennsylvania State University, a master's in nursing from the University of Arizona and a bachelor's in nursing from the University of Iowa.

Her current and recent grants and research projects include:

• Coping with Breast Cancer and Long-term Health Promotion: Examining Maladaptive Communication between Mothers and Young-Adult Daughters (principal investigator)

• Professional Development: Oncology Nursing Research (principal investigator with Rafael Fonseca)

• A Phase II trial evaluating two non-pharmacologic interventions in cancer survivors for the treatment of sleep-wake disturbances" (study chair with Debra Barton)

• "Patient Care Innovation: Assessing the IV Pole Human Factor Interface Design Features for Safety and Mobility in an Acute Care Setting" (principal investigator)

• Integrative Education and Training Program for Mayo Clinic Nurses: Evidence-Based Practice, Performance Measurement and Informatics (co-investigator)

• Evaluating an Intensive Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program for Nurses (principal investigator)

Pipe’s most recent accomplishments have focused on facilitating interdisciplinary teams to shape health care innovations and to sustain environments conducive to health and healing. She has mentored individuals, teams and organizations in methods of building and strengthening resilience.

The ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation is ranked 21st, or in the top 4 percent, of graduate nursing programs in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools.

Britt Lewis

Communications Specialist, ASU Library