Win Apple's newest iPad in ASU Advisory contest

March 27, 2012

An important part of keeping individuals safe across all four ASU campuses is being informed about emergencies.

In an effort to encourage campus-safety awareness, ASU is holding an ASU Alert/Advisory contest during the spring 2012 semester. You have the opportunity to win one of two free iPads and other prizes if you sign up to receive ASU Advisory system notifications from Feb. 1 through midnight, MST, April 15. Download Full Image

All ASU students, faculty, and staff are eligible to enter. ASU community members who previously have signed up for ASU Advisory automatically are entered into the contest. There is no need to sign up again.

To be eligible to sign up for ASU Advisory, you must be signed up for the ASU Alert system.

  • The ASU Alert System notifies individuals via text messages and emails about potentially life-threatening situations like gunmen on or around campus and major fires. ASU Alert may also be used to notify the community of a major emergency that greatly impacts university operations.
  • The ASU Advisory System delivers messages through text messages and emails and relays information about mid-level, non-life threatening situations that occur on and around campus such as small fires, flooding or other incidents that may interfere with campus operations.

In addition to the contest, it’s important to check to make sure your ASU Alert/Advisory account is up to date. Click on the ASU Alert icon from or, sign in and review account details such as your cell phone number, provider and account expiration date.

Read more about both the ASU Alert and Advisory systems and how to sign up to receive both emergency notifications at:

Don’t delay to sign up for the ASU Alert/Advisory contest. Winners will be notified via email by April 18.

Lisa Robbins

editor/publisher, Media Relations and Strategic Communications


School of Transborder Studies presents 'The Harvest/La Cosecha' documentary

March 27, 2012

The award-winning documentary “The Harvest/La Cosecha” comes to Arizona State University’s Tempe campus on April 5, hosted by ASU’s School of Transborder Studies.

“The Harvest” documents the lives of Zulema, Perla and Victor, who labor as migrant farm workers, and their sacrifices to help their families survive. Movie "The Harvest" on April 5 on ASU's Tempe campus Download Full Image

More than 400,000 American children are diverted, like these three, from schools, playgrounds and homes to pick the food that we eat. Created by the producers of the Academy-Award nominated film “War/Dance,” executive producer Eva Longoria and filmmaker U. Roberto Romano explore the issues faced by children who labor in agricultural fields without the protection of child labor laws and the impacts on them and their families.

The film unfolds as the three children journey from the scorching heat of Texas’ onion fields to the winter snows of the Michigan apple orchards, and back south to the humidity of Florida's tomato fields, following the harvest.

Free and open to the public, the screening will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m., April 5. Following the film, at 8:15 p.m., there will be an interactive panel discussion with the documentary’s associate director Julia Pérez and a panel of experts from ASU’s School of Transborder Studies. The event will take place in the BAC (Business Administration Center), room 216. RSVP is required. 

Pérez says that the motivation for working on this project was very personal: “I view this theme as a legal matter not immigration.” There are exemptions that allow any child to work in agriculture legally regardless of status or nationality. “Children in agriculture are legally separate and unequal, they need a voice,” she says. “Children are not exemptions; double standards in agriculture have legalized the end of childhood for many.”

Joining Pérez on the panel are ASU professors Paul Espinosa, an award-winning filmmaker, and Lisa Magaña, an expert on issues of immigration, urban policy and migration. The moderator for the panel discussion will be ASU Regents’ Professor Carlos Vélez-Ibañez, the director of the school.

“We are honored to be able to support this most memorable film," Vélez-Ibañez said. "Its poignancy is reminiscent of ‘Harvest of Shame,’ which – many years ago – concentrated on the tragedy of farmworkers during the 60s. However, ‘The Harvest’ brings us up to date and focuses on the tragedy of children robbed of their youth before their time and made old by the daily harshness of the field.”

For more information and to RSVP visit or call 480-965-5091.

Written by Irma Arboleda

Margaret Coulombe

Director, Executive Communications, Office of the University Provost