Knock Out Hunger at March 27 Fill the FLASH Food Drive


March 25, 2013

ASU4Food needs the ASU community's help to take on hunger during their annual Fill the FLASH food drive. Sun Devils are being asked to drop off nonperishable food on Wednesday, March 27, at the FLASH shuttle that will be parked on Orange Mall near Sun Devil Campus Stores. All donations will be provided to the Tempe United Food Bank.

For those who are unable to stop by the FLASH shuttle during the event, drop boxes are available now through March 27 at the Memorial Union POD markets and in the Hassayampa and Palo Verde residence halls. Canned food on FLASH shuttle seats Download Full Image

Additionally, students from ASU4Food will be available during tabling events on Monday, March 25, and Tuesday, March 26, to accept nonperishable donations. For specific times and locations, visit www.asu4food.org.

Monetary contributions are also being accepted. Every dollar donated can feed up to five people. Cash or check donations can be brought to the FLASH or to any of the staffed tabling events.

For a peek at last year’s successful Fill the FLASH event, watch the YouTube video here.

The Fill the FLASH event is possible in part thanks to ASU Parking and Transit Services.

ASU4Food is an ASU-based, student-run organization whose main goal is to raise awareness of and donations for the growing hunger problem in the state of Arizona. To achieve this goal, ASU4Food hosts, as well as partners with, other organizations to hold many events throughout the academic year.

Communications specialist, ASU Parking and Transit Services

480-459-1569

PBS 'History Detectives' stars to visit West campus


March 25, 2013

Eduardo Pagán, Bob Stump Endowed Professor of History at ASU’s West campus, Arizona native and star of the popular PBS series “History Detectives,” joins his co-hosts for a special live event at 7:30 p.m., April 4, in the La Sala Ballroom at the West campus. The hosts will show clips from their investigations, tell behind-the-scenes stories about the program's most popular mysteries and take questions from the audience.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. To register, visit www.azpbs.org/hdlive. Seating is limited. Free parking will be provided for this special event on campus at 4701 W. Thunderbird Road. History Detectives Download Full Image

“History Detectives” explores the complexities of historical mysteries – searching out the facts, myths and conundrums that connect local folklore, family legends and interesting objects. Pagán’s co-hosts include Wesley Cowan, independent appraiser and auctioneer; Gwendolyn Wright, historian and professor of architecture, Columbia University; Elyse Luray, independent appraiser and expert in art history; and Tukufu Zuberi, professor of sociology and director of the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. These experts use investigative techniques and modern technologies to provide new – and sometimes shocking – insights into our national history.

A new bonus episode of the show will air at 7 p.m., April 2, on Eight, Arizona PBS.

Pagán began his college career in the Valley at Mesa Community College. He then received bachelor's degree from ASU, a master's from the University of Arizona, and a master's and doctorate in U.S. history from Princeton University. Before returning to ASU, Pagán served as an assistant dean of students at Princeton, a faculty member at Williams College, and a senior program officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C.

Pagán teaches in ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, the core college on the West campus.