ASU, Canon make on-campus printing easier, more sustainable

September 3, 2013

Gearing up for the start of a new school year can be stressful. There are certain tools everyone needs to be successful. In the midst of checking and re-checking your back-to-school to-do list, rest assured that there’s at least one tool you won’t need to worry about.

As part of the ASU Canon Strategic Alliance Partnership, PrintU – the walk-in print solution for all of your print production needs – is available to all students, faculty and staff from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, on the lower level of the Memorial Union. Download Full Image

In an effort to bolster ASU’s commitment to sustainability, the university recently partnered with Canon to help streamline its printing needs. After conducting a full, physical assessment of each of the university’s four campuses to determine their printing, faxing and copying needs, Canon was able to significantly decrease printing and increase the number of scans. Printing has been reduced from 100 million pages a year to about 45 million – thus saving paper, energy and money.

With results like those, ASU is well on its way to achieving its goal of being carbon neutral for printing by the year 2015.

From black and white printing and binding, to wide-format posters and graphic-quality color, PrintU has got you covered. You can even remotely submit your work to be printed online with a customized online order form. And paying for your print jobs is easy. PrintU accepts agency orgs, credit cards and cash.

Another helpful tool is Print Anywhere, ASU’s public printing program, available on all four campuses. This program allows you to load payment onto an ASU Sun Card, Pitchfork Card or a Print Anywhere Guest Card, which can be used to pay for print jobs anywhere on campus. Information on how to get started with your Print Anywhere account can be found here.

Ryan Rij, marketing specialist for the Canon ASU Strategic Alliance Partnership, says that besides helping the university to make strides in sustainability, PrintU is “a great campus resource and a local business.”

For more information about PrintU, visit their website here.

Emma Greguska

Reporter, ASU Now

(480) 965-9657

March of Dimes presents 'Nurse of the Year' awards to ASU faculty

September 3, 2013

Two College of Nursing & Health Innovation faculty members at Arizona State University were awarded the "2013 Nurse of the Year" award in their respective categories by the March of Dimes Arizona chapter.

The awards were announced Aug. 24 at the 10th Annual Nurse of the Year Awards Gala on March of Dimes’ 75th anniversary. The gala paid tribute to nurses throughout Arizona who continue to deliver the highest standard of care to their patients. Elizabeth Reifsnider, Ph.D. Download Full Image

ASU awards recipients included:

Kimberly Radig
Patient Care, Clinical Nursing Role category

Radig is a faculty associate for the college and a member of the St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center’s Nursery Intensive Care Unit Development Committee. Radig helped implement two policy changes, including the Small Baby Protocol, which identified a plan of care for patients at less than 28 weeks gestation. The second policy change was Adjunct Use of Sucrose, resulting from her evidence-based research in sucrose administration.

Elizabeth Reifsnider
Advancing the Profession through Evidence-Based Practice category

Reifsnider is the associate dean for research and is a Nancy Melvin Professor of Pediatric Nursing for the college. For the past 25 years, Reifsnider has conducted research to identify public health interventions to improve health of infants and children from low-income families. She often collaborates with state and county health departments to address the issues of nutrition and growth in young children.

Additionally, Gail Hock was a finalist for the Leadership category. Hock was a clinical assistant professor for the college, until her retirement this summer. She is involved in the Arizona Partnership for Immunizations.

“It is no surprise to me [that] Kimberly, Liz and Gail were recognized in such a wonderful way for their contributions to nursing,” said Teri Pipe, dean of ASU’s College of Nursing & Health Innovation. “Not only do they contribute innovative ideas of improving patient outcomes, especially among children, they are exemplary role models to our nursing students.”

Radig, Reifsnider and Hock were among more than 100 nurses nominated for the awards.

To learn more about the College of Nursing & Health Innovation visit and