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A Conversation with Matt Barrie, Cronkite Hall of Fame Inductee

September 29, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

Join the celebration for the newest Cronkite Hall of Fame inductee, Matt Barrie, anchor of SportsCenter and studio host for ESPN College Football. Barrie graduated from the Cronkite School in 2001.

An official induction will be led by Interim Dean Kristin Gilger, followed by a conversation with Barrie moderated by Paola Boivin, digital director of the Cronkite News Phoenix Sports Bureau.

The 4:15

September 30, 2020 - 4:15pm

Meet four successful Cronkite alumni individually in a 15-minute window. The first half will focus on their current job and the second half will feature a question-and-answer session. It’s a great way to learn about a specific company, position and market and what it takes to get there—all in four separate 15-minute windows. What a fantastic and quick way to connect with a member of the Cronkite Nation! Oh, and by the way, it starts at 4:15 p.m. (Phoenix time)

4:15 - Amber Dixon, NBC Las Vegas sports anchor
4:30 - Chelsey Ballarte, NASA public affairs
4:45 - Gayle Bass, RightThisMinute host
5:00 - Charles Clark, San Diego Union Tribune politics reporter

Meditations for Success

September 30, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Wellness Wednesdays

Breathe through your academic stress with these pre-midterm activities for positivity, energy and purpose.

Fine Tune Your: Interview Skills and Follow Up

October 2, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Fine Tune Fridays

Each semester, Cronkite Career Services hosts multiple interview days to help students secure internships. As we approach internship interview days this fall, get advice from hiring managers on how to outshine your competitors.

All About the Story: News, Power, Politics and The Washington Post

October 5, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

Leonard Downie Jr., Cronkite’s Weil Family Professor of Journalism and former executive editor and vice president of The Washington Post, discusses his new book and reflects on the changing tides of media objectivity and responsibility in this highly charged political year. Interim Dean Kristin Gilger moderates the discussion and Q&A.

"All About The Story: News, Power, Politics and The Washington Post," by Leonard Downie Jr.

In & Out of The Bubble: Successful Strategies Used by the Phoenix Suns' MarCom Team

October 6, 2020 - 11:00am
Adapt & Conquer

Like a fast break and getting back quickly on defense, the Phoenix Suns marketing and communications team made the quick transition from hiatus in mid-March through the team’s fantastic performance through the Bubble. Find out how this nationally-recognized MarCom team did it successfully with the Suns organization’s big picture in mind.

Brett Kurland, Cronkite’s director of Sports Programs and a professor of practice, will be moderating the discussion.

Special guests:

  • Dean Stoyer, chief marketing & communications officer, Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury
  • Allison Harissis, senior manager, social media, Phoenix Suns

RSVP for this event and join the conversation on Zoom: https://asu.zoom.us/j/8944729692.

Calming Mid-Semester Stress

October 7, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Wellness Wednesdays

You’ve made it halfway through, so don’t let any apprehensions stand in your way. ASU’s wellness coaches are here to help.

Cronkite Book Club: 'The Professor and the Madman'

October 7, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

The Cronkite Book Club will meet to discuss the book “The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary” by Simon Winchester. Cronkite's Professor of Practice Gregg P. Leslie will be leading the discussion; new members are welcome!

Cronkite Book Club is hosted virtually on Zoom: https://asu.zoom.us/j/95504836948

Fine Tune Your: Professional Correspondence

October 9, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Fine Tune Fridays

Communicating with a family member or friend is vastly different than communicating with a potential employer. In this session, we will discuss business etiquette and cover a range of topics — from composing post-interview “thank you” notes to drafting a company-wide email.

The Pandemic and Public Perception: Joint Research at Cronkite

October 12, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

Members of Cronkite’s research faculty and doctoral students worked together to track trends in communication on the coronavirus pandemic and the public perception of health messaging during this global crisis.

Hear from Director of Research and Doctoral Studies Dawn Gilpin, Assistant Professor Syed Ali Hussain, doctoral students Rian Bosse and Mohammed Madouh in this conversation moderated by Assistant Dean B. William Silcock.

Fine Tune Your: Professional Wardrobe

October 16, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Fine Tune Fridays

Learn how to dress for success and make a lasting first impression when heading into an interview. We’ll speak with hiring managers to learn what they expect from prospective employees in regards to attire and personal grooming habits — even on Zoom. Do not miss the opportunity to hear from a wardrobe expert about appropriate styles for the workplace.

Political Crossroads: Reporting on the White House

October 19, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

With two weeks left until Election Day 2020, Peter Alexander, a "Weekend TODAY" co-host, discusses his experiences and insights reporting as a White House correspondent for NBC News in this history-making political season. Professor of Practice Brett Kurland moderates the conversation and Q&A.

Inside the Mind of a Recruiter and Emerging Talent Leader

October 20, 2020 - 11:00am
Adapt & Conquer

A recruiter and talent evaluator has a certain way of identifying and developing talent. It’s an art that is unique to each recruiter. Chip Mahaney, emerging talent leader for The E.W. Scripps Company, will tell us how he discovers future rock stars for broadcast and digital content positions. Find out what it takes for you to be noticed by a national recruiter.

RSVP for this event and join the conversation on Zoom: https://asu.zoom.us/j/8944729692.

Zoom In: Cronkite Nation Northwest

October 21, 2020 - 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.

Handling Money Matters

October 21, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Wellness Wednesdays

Hear from the experts on paths to financial support, better budgeting and finding school/work/life balance.

Visual Journalism: Capturing the Moment

October 26, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

ASU alumnus Jarrad Henderson, senior multimedia producer in USA Today’s investigations and enterprise video department, discusses the power of visual journalism.

Also at this event, Interim Dean Kristin Gilger, will recognize the 2020 Crowder Memorial Photojournalism Award winner Brady Klain, Cronkite Class of 2020.

Arizona Republic visual journalist and Cronkite faculty associate Michael Chow will introduce this event.

The 4:15

October 28, 2020 - 4:15pm

Meet four successful Cronkite alumni individually in a 15-minute window. The first half will focus on their current job and the second half will feature a question-and-answer session. It’s a great way to learn about a specific company, position and market and what it takes to get there—all in four separate 15-minute windows. What a fantastic and quick way to connect with a member of the Cronkite Nation! Oh, and by the way, it starts at 4:15 p.m. (Phoenix time)

4:15 - Tess Homan, Washington Post multiplatform editor
4:30 - Leslie Sims, Saturday Night Live script coordinator
4:45 - Ann Noder, Pitch Public Relations CEO and President
5:00 - Blake Essig, CNN International correspondent based in Tokyo

Better Eating on a Budget

October 28, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Wellness Wednesdays

From food insecurity to less-than-ideal snacks, health coaches break down barriers to good, low-cost nutrition.

The Best in Disability Reporting

November 2, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

The winners of the Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability will discuss their award-winning work.

The event will be introduced by Amy Silverman, freelance journalist and advisory board member of the National Center for Disability Journalism.

The Path to Mindfulness

November 4, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Wellness Wednesdays

Explore the benefits of slowing down, quieting the noise and finding your chill. Experts from the ASU Mindfulness Center guide the way.

Cronkite Book Club: 'The Book of Longings'

November 4, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

The Cronkite Book Club will meet to discuss the book “The Book of Longings” by Sue Monk Kidd. New members are welcome!

Cronkite Book Club is hosted virtually on Zoom: https://asu.zoom.us/j/95504836948

Fine Tune Your: Online Portfolio

November 6, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Fine Tune Fridays

Discover how to highlight your successes and creativity with an online professional portfolio. The Cronkite Career Services team will offer helpful website tips and tricks to get you started.

The 2020 Election: A Debrief on Diversity

November 9, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

Presidents of the Asian American Journalists Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Native American Journalists Association and NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists gather for a discussion on diversity and its impact on the coverage and outcome of the 2020 Election.

Vanessa Ruiz, director of diversity initiatives and community engagement, will moderate the discussion and Q&A.

Re-imagining Company Culture and Branding

November 16, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

Cronkite alumna Stephanie McCarty, chief marketing and communications officer for Taylor Morrison, discusses how public relations, corporate branding and strategic communications are changing as companies face the challenges of 2020 and beyond.

The conversation and Q&A will be moderated by Lisa Schmidtke, director of Cronkite’s Public Relations Lab.

Shifting to Growth Mindset

November 18, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Wellness Wednesdays

A simple change in perspective about your ability to learn offers a happier path to collegiate success.

The Best in Investigative Business Journalism

November 23, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

Winners of the 2020 Barlett & Steele Awards discuss their groundbreaking business journalism investigations. The awards are named for the illustrious investigative business journalist team of Don Barlett & Jim Steele, who have worked together more for than three decades, receiving two Pulitzers, two National Magazine awards and a long list of other journalism awards.

The event will be moderated by Janet Coats, Cronkite’s executive director for innovation and strategy.

Zoom In: Cronkite Nation Southwest

December 9, 2020 - 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 SoCal

January 20, 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 Washington, D.C.

February 17, 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 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.

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.

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.