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ASU Open Door

March 1, 2021 - 8:00am

Once a year, ASU Open Door invites the local community, adults and children of all ages, to experience ASU and discover why it was named the most innovative university in the nation six years in a row. This year, we’d like to bring everything ASU has to offer — science, the arts, humanities, sustainability and more — to you.

Explore our four campus locations and the spaces accessible only to ASU students — laboratories, living collections, museums and classrooms — from the comfort of your couch. Participate in hundreds of interactive, hands-on activities created just for you by our faculty and students. The 2021 Open Door virtual activities will be available on the ASU Open Door website starting March 1.

Whether you’re an adventure seeker, lifelong learner, science guru or art enthusiast, you can find a distinctive experience at every ASU campus. We’re excited and can’t wait to see you at ASU Open Door 2021.

Cronkite Faculty Research: Making a Difference

March 1, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

The Cronkite School's faculty includes world-class media scholars and professionals who publish and speak around the globe on the most important topics facing journalism and mass communications today. Join this Must See Monday event to hear from Assistant Professor Jacob Nelson and News Co/Lab Managing Director Kristy Roschke about some of their most recent projects in a discussion moderated by Dawn Gilpin, director of research and doctoral studies.

Meditations for Success

March 3, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Wellness Wednesdays

The midterm is here. Take a breath, slow down and learn how some simple meditation techniques can help you succeed in stressful times.

Humphrey Fellow to Discuss Her Film "Little Star Rising"

March 3, 2021 - 6:00pm

Scriptwriter, Director and Producer Slađana Lučić will take viewers behind the scenes of her film Little Star Rising (2019) during a talk on March 3 at 6 p.m. Lučić, a Cronkite Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow from Bosnia and Herzegovina, will tell the story of Nudžejma who became the first covered European to participate in the Ironman Triathlon. Please join the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Melikian Center in this dynamic director talk-back to learn more about the empowering journey a hijab-wearing woman takes towards the finish line of this difficult competition.

Nudžejma, the subject of the documentary, will be attending this event.


Hackathon

March 8, 2021 - 9:30am to March 19, 2021 - 11:55pm

Cronkite News is hosting a virtual Audio Hackathon to give all Arizona State University students the opportunity to design an experience for smart devices.

The hackathon will provide an opportunity for students to create their own, innovative audible commands and designs, which make up a new Alexa skill.

Schedule for the week of the Audio Hackathon:

  • March 8-9: Cronkite News kicks off the Audio Hackathon where students can attend virtual workshops to learn how to develop a smart device skill. Each hour-long session begins at 9:30 a.m. Recorded sessions will be posted on the Cronkite News website for those unable to attend.
  • March 12: Students submit final skills by midnight for judging.
  • March 19: Judges announce the three winners, who will receive Echo Shows.

Can Women's Movements Save the World

March 8, 2021 - 5:30pm

2020 was the year that women emerged indisputably as the world’s most successful leaders, from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s COVID responses to German Chancellor Angela Merkel saving the eurozone and minimizing damage from Brexit. But perhaps more important was the growing success of transnational feminist movements. What is next for these movements, especially in many Middle Eastern and African countries, where progress for women has been incremental? What setbacks have the pandemic and authoritarianism caused for women and social movements?

Fine Tune Fridays: Negotiations

March 12, 2021 - 10:30am

Fine Tune Fridays

"Never accept a first offer or you risk leaving money on the table." It's something we've all heard before, but when it comes down to it, how do you negotiate successfully? Learn how to advocate for yourself in the workplace and how to strategically and diplomatically negotiate your salary and benefits package.

Opportunities in Strategic Communications

March 15, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

Scott Pansky, co-founder of Allison+Partners, a global public relations and communications firm, discusses his expertise in the realm of corporate social responsibility and the endless possibilities available in strategic communications. Lisa Schmidtke, Public Relations Lab Director, moderates the discussion.

Substance Abuse Awareness

March 17, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Wellness Wednesdays

Wellness comes in many forms, but substance abuse and addiction are very real threats. Get educated and find support for yourself, your family and your friends.

Sun Devil Giving Day 2021

March 18, 2021 - 7:00am

Help support the future of journalism by donating to the Cronkite School on Sun Devil Giving Day. The annual celebration of giving makes a big difference all year long. Your generous gift can be made here.

Creating Gender Inclusivity in Journalism

March 22, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

LGBTQ+ rights, personal identity and gender equality are all significant issues in journalism and mass communications today. The founder of the Trans Journalist Association, Oliver-Ash Kleine, leads this important discussion on creating gender inclusivity in content and workplaces alike. Senior Associate Dean Rebecca Blatt moderates the conversation.

Zoom In: Cronkite Nation NoCal

March 24, 2021 - 5:00pm
Zoom In

Cronkite Nation alumni, we are "Zooming" in to your city or region to say "hello" and to catch up! This is an opportunity to network with fellow alumni, so pop in and out as your schedule permits. We may have a surprise Cronkite School guest as well. Get ready — we’re coming your way!

RSVP for this event to receive Zoom details.

Student Money Management

March 24, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Wellness Wednesdays

College life on a budget is tough. Learn some strategies to help you manage your money and make the most of your time and resources.

37th Annual Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism

March 25, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication as it presents Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York Times, with the 37th annual Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. The virtual ceremony will include an award presentation and keynote address by Mr. Baquet.

The Cronkite School's signature fundraising event, the Cronkite Award provides critical support to the school as it prepares the next generation of journalists and media professionals.

Past recipients of the Cronkite Award include prominent journalists such as Lester Holt, Anderson Cooper, Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill, Scott Pelley, Robin Roberts, Christiane Amanpour, Brian Williams, Al Michaels, Bob Woodward and Katharine Graham.

Identity, Experience and Better Storytelling

March 29, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Must See Mondays

This Must See Monday event will take place at a special time: 5 - 6 p.m. MST.

As journalists continue to grapple with the changing attitudes on objectivity in the industry, some are advocating that professionals and students should lean into their identity and experiences to create better storytelling and richer content for diverse audiences. Nationally renowned journalist Soledad O'Brien -- a documentarian, news anchor, producer, author and now CEO of Soledad O'Brien Productions -- leads the discussion alongside Rose Arce, executive producer of O'Brien's production company. Retha Hill, director of the New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab, moderates.

Emotions & Writing

March 31, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Wellness Wednesdays

In this special faculty-led Wellness Wednesday, Cronkite Professor Fernanda Santos discusses ways to connect your emotions to your writing and help boost your well-being.

Yoga for Relaxation

April 7, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Wellness Wednesdays

Time to use those downward dogs to take it down a notch. Wellness coaches lead a discussion and practice to help you use yoga for relaxation.

Investigative Reporting that Matters

April 12, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

Fernando Diaz, Edith Kinney Gaylord Visiting Professor in Investigative Journalism, offers insights on his work, career and the impact of investigative reporting, especially in areas of race, poverty and income inequality. Lauren Mucciolo, executive producer of the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, will moderate the Paul J. Schatt Memorial Lecture, an annual event honoring the longtime Arizona Republic editor who taught journalism at ASU for more than 30 years.

Zoom In: Cronkite Nation Southeast

April 14, 2021 - 5:00pm
Zoom In

Cronkite Nation alumni, we are "Zooming" in to your city or region to say "hello" and to catch up! This is an opportunity to network with fellow alumni, so pop in and out as your schedule permits. We may have a surprise Cronkite School guest as well. Get ready — we’re coming your way!

RSVP for this event to receive Zoom details.

Returning to Mindfulness

April 14, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Wellness Wednesdays

Mindfulness isn't zoning out. It instead sharpens the ability to focus and empowers us on our path to success. Experts from ASU's Mindfulness Center guide the way.

"Driving While Brown" - A Discussion with the Authors

April 19, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

Cronkite writer-in-residence Terry Greene Sterling and co-author Jude Joffe-Block discuss their years-long investigation into Sheriff Joe Arpaio's controversial immigration enforcement in Maricopa County, Arizona, and the work of the Latino activists who fought to unseat Arpaio. Rick Rodriguez, Southwest Borderlands Initiative Professor, moderates.

"Driving While Brown," by Terry Greene Sterling and Jude Joffe-Block

Managing End-of-Semester Stress

April 21, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Wellness Wednesdays

You are not alone in your end-of-semester stress. Join us for advice and practices to help you finish the academic year in a strong – and calm – way.

Zoom In: Cronkite Nation Midwest

May 26, 2021 - 5:00pm
Zoom In

Cronkite Nation alumni, we are "Zooming" in to your city or region to say "hello" and to catch up! This is an opportunity to network with fellow alumni, so pop in and out as your schedule permits. We may have a surprise Cronkite School guest as well. Get ready — we’re coming your way!

RSVP for this event to receive Zoom details.

Zoom In: Cronkite Nation The Rockies & Plains

June 23, 2021 - 5:00pm
Zoom In

Cronkite Nation alumni, we are "Zooming" in to your city or region to say "hello" and to catch up! This is an opportunity to network with fellow alumni, so pop in and out as your schedule permits. We may have a surprise Cronkite School guest as well. Get ready — we’re coming your way!

RSVP for this event to receive Zoom details.