Sun Devil women's soccer hosts NAU at West campus

August 6, 2014

Arizona State University’s West campus will host an exhibition game between the Sun Devil women’s soccer team and Northern Arizona University at 7 p.m., Aug. 15. Admission is free, and spectators may park free of charge in Lot 2, on the south side of campus, at 4701 W. Thunderbird Road in Phoenix.

“Coming on the heels of the World Cup, the ASU community is excited about the start of soccer season, and we are happy to bring the team to the West campus to kick off the 2014 season,” said Chad Morgan, director of Sun Devil fitness at West. “The men’s lacrosse team drew big crowds while playing its home games on the West campus in the spring, and the Aug. 15 soccer game provides another opportunity for West Valley residents to come out and support Sun Devil student-athletes.” Sun Devil soccer Download Full Image

The soccer team will be gearing up for a fall season that includes early-season showdowns against Oklahoma State and Texas A&M during the Sun Devil Desert Classic, Sept. 5-7 in Tempe.

The full season’s schedule for Sun Devil women’s soccer has been finalized and posted online.

ASU faculty member headed to Bulgaria on Fulbright Scholar grant

August 6, 2014

Dan Fellner, a faculty associate in the Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication unit in the School of Letters and Sciences at ASU's Polytechnic campus, has received a five-month Fulbright Scholar grant to Bulgaria. He will be teaching courses in journalism and communications at the American University in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, during the spring semester of 2015.

This is Fellner’s third Fulbright Scholar grant to Eastern Europe; his prior grants were to Latvia and Moldova. Additionally, he has received two Fulbright Senior Specialist grants to teach at universities in Lithuania and Latvia, and has taught a one-week intensive course in communications four times at the Fulbright International Summer Institute in Bulgaria, including in August 2014. portrait of ASU faculty associate Dan Fellner Download Full Image

“I’ve been traveling to Eastern Europe since 1991 and have enjoyed witnessing firsthand such a dramatic transformation in the region since the fall of Communism,” Fellner said. “Through the Fulbright program, I feel that I have learned so much about a fascinating and often misunderstood part of the world, and have been able to share this expertise with my students at ASU.”

Fellner, who resides in Chandler, joined ASU as a faculty associate in 1998 and currently teaches courses in communications and English. Fellner is also a faculty affiliate with ASU's Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies, and teaches courses in Eastern Europe and travel writing for ASU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. In 2011 he was named to the Road Scholars Speakers Bureau of the Arizona Humanities Council, and he also gives presentations about Eastern Europe to audiences throughout Arizona.

Prior to joining ASU, Fellner worked in television news in four different cities, and spent ten years in corporate public relations as the spokesman for the Dow Chemical Company. He also works as a freelance travel writer and photographer, and has had more than 60 travel articles published in various newspapers and magazines.

The prestigious Fulbright Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields in over 125 countries worldwide. It is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. For more information visit,

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