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Downtown Family Reception

August 18, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am

Come learn about university resources, upcoming events and involvement opportunities while connecting with fellow Sun Devil families. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be available to all who attend.

For a complete list of ASU Welcome Events visit here.

Cronkite School Fall Welcome

August 18, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

The Cronkite School welcomes incoming students, parents and families to its annual welcome event. The event offers students and families an opportunity to meet with Dean Christopher Callahan and interact with the school’s faculty and staff.

This event is exclusive to Cronkite freshmen students and gives them a chance to learn more about the school and community. Plus, families will learn more about how Cronkite fosters academic and personal success. A light lunch will be provided.

For a complete list of ASU Welcome Events visit here.

Cronkite Village Residential College Welcome

August 20, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Meet the director of student success, school leaders and other new students while learning about upcoming events for the Cronkite residential community. Lunch will be served. Transportation to Tempe for the Sun Devil Welcome will be provided and we will head to the buses from this event.

Women Leaders in News

August 26, 2019 - 7:00pm

Must See Mondays

Kristin Gilger, senior associate dean, and Julia Wallace, Frank Russell Chair in the Business of Journalism, will discuss their new book, “There’s No Crying in Newsrooms: What Women Have Learned about What It Takes to Lead.” The book chronicles the rise of women in America’s newsrooms and offers lessons about what it takes to lead in a traditionally male-dominated industry that has been rocked by the #MeToo movement.

They will discuss how much – and how little – has changed for women in newsrooms. The discussion will be moderated by Lauren Gilger, host, “The Show,” KJZZ radio.

Cronkite Student Organization Night

August 27, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Cronkite students are invited to this annual event designed to help them connect with the numerous opportunities available at the school. Meet with student media outlets, including the campus newspaper, online news site, campus radio station and sports broadcasting extracurriculars.

Also, network with the leaders of student organizations, including student chapters of professional organizations and clubs like sports journalism, photojournalism and fashion journalism.

D-backs ASU Night

August 30, 2019 - 6:40pm

Make your way to Chase Field as the Arizona Diamondbacks welcome the ASU freshman class! All students are welcome and encouraged to wear ASU gear while watching the Arizona Diamondbacks take on the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Tickets are $2 and can be claimed the day of the event via your smartphone. Text STUDENT to 76925 now to join the D-Backs Student Pass program and receive future Student Pass offers. On Friday, Aug. 30 you will receive a text message with instructions on how to purchase your $2 ticket via the Ballpark App.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: 'Good Night, and Good Luck'

September 4, 2019 - 7:00pm

This Academy Award-nominated film, written and directed by George Clooney, tells the story of how CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow and his staff exposed Wisconsin Sen. Joseph McCarthy for exploiting America’s fears of communism.

The film includes an introduction by Cronkite Assistant Dean B. William Silcock.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: 'Walter Cronkite: Witness to History'

September 11, 2019 - 7:00pm

This PBS American Masters documentary looks back at the legacy of Walter Cronkite through interviews with fellow journalists and CBS colleagues such as Tom Brokaw, David Frost, Andy Rooney, Morley Safer, Helen Thomas and Mike Wallace.

The film includes an introduction by Cronkite Dean Christopher Callahan.

90-Minute Mastery: Seeking & Sourcing Scholarly Research

September 13, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Assistant Professor Monica Chadha dispels the mystery of academic research with pointers on how to find studies and use them to strengthen your journalistic reporting and honors theses.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: 'The Social Network'

September 18, 2019 - 7:00pm

Jesse Eisenberg portrays Mark Zuckerberg, a Harvard undergraduate and computer programming genius who begins what soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. His success leads to both personal and legal complications.

The film includes an introduction by Lori Todd, digital desk director for Cronkite News.

Journalism Inclusion and Diversity Workshop

September 20, 2019 - 8:30am to 2:00pm

When do you say “she,” “he” or “they”? Do you know your biases? Do you know how to speak up when you’re uncomfortable?

Join Cronkite School leaders and special guests for a half-day Journalism Inclusion and Diversity Workshop that will explore inclusivity in words and visuals, on-screen and on social media. The workshop will be an open forum tackling important issues, including leadership within the newsroom and embracing inclusion in journalism.

The workshop is aimed at Cronkite sophomores, but all students are welcome. Lunch will be provided.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: 'All the President's Men'

September 25, 2019 - 7:00pm

The film follows "The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein as they uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

The film will include an introduction by professor Joseph Russomanno.

90-Minute Mastery: Speak Up! Improving Your Vocal Delivery

September 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Want to strengthen your voice for TV, radio, podcasting and presentations? Arizona PBS Executive Producer Allysa Adams’ exercises will improve your pitch, pace and articulation.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: 'The Post'

October 2, 2019 - 7:00pm

Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” depicts The Washington’s Post’s decision to publish the top-secret Pentagon Papers in direct defiance of President Richard Nixon and his administration’s wishes.

Leonard Downie Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism and former executive editor of The Washington Post, introduces the film. Downie served as an adviser on the film.

90-Minute Mastery: Animate It!

October 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Learn how to create animated explainer videos with “VideoScribe” under the guidance of Knight Professor of Practice for TV News Innovation Frank Mungeam.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: 'The Paper'

October 16, 2019 - 7:00pm

Michael Keaton stars as Henry Hackett, a New York City tabloid editor, who confronts the difficulties of being a journalist in the media capital of the world.

The film will be introduced by Cronkite Assistant Dean Rebecca Blatt.

90-Minute Mastery: Hard-Hitting Facts: How to Report on Concussions

October 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 1:30pm


How can journalists do a better job reporting on the plague of concussions in sports? Director of Sports Programs Brett Kurland hosts this special session with leading experts from the Concussion Legacy Foundation.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: 'Live From Baghdad'

October 23, 2019 - 7:00pm

Michael Keaton stars as CNN producer Robert Weiner in this movie about the battle for access and technology and the risk involved in CNN’s 1991 Gulf War coverage.

The film will be introduced by Sadie Babits, sustainability director for Cronkite News.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: 'Spotlight'

October 30, 2019 - 7:00pm

The Cronkite School hosts a public screening of the Academy Award-winning film “Spotlight," with an introduction by Walter V. Robinson, the longtime Boston Globe investigations editor who led the newspaper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning report on the Roman Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal depicted in “Spotlight.”

The film will be introduced by Walter V. Robinson, Edith Kinney Gaylord Visiting Professor in Investigative Journalism.

90-Minute Mastery: Step Up Your Digital Security

November 1, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Don’t wait until you’ve been hacked! Cronkite News Digital Desk Director Lori Todd offers tips on password management, security settings and what to do if your data has been breached.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: 'Morning Glory'

November 6, 2019 - 7:00pm

An upstart television producer accepts the challenge of reviving a struggling morning show program with warring co-hosts.

The film will be introduced by Kristin Gilger, Cronkite senior associate dean and executive director of Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.

Cronkite Family Weekend Tailgate Breakfast

November 9, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Join us for a special Cronkite Family Weekend Tailgate sports panel discussion featuring some of the top sports industry media professionals, and stick around after the panel for food and games before the ASU Sun Devils take on the USC Trojans.

Cronkite Night at the Movies: 'Anchorman'

November 13, 2019 - 7:00pm

In “Anchorman,” Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting era of the 1970s, but that's all about to change when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.

The film will be introduced by Cronkite Associate Dean Mark Lodato.

90-Minute Mastery: Advanced Video Editing & Graphics

November 15, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Director of Studio Production Jim Jacoby walks through next-level video and motion graphics editing in Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects.

Cronkite Fall 2019 Convocation

December 17, 2019 - 7:00pm

The Cronkite School's fall 2019 convocation ceremony is held on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. at ASU Gammage. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Graduates arrive at Gammage beginning at 6 p.m. There is signage directing the graduates to the lineup area for the processional. The processional begins promptly at 7 p.m. Degree candidates' names are read as they cross the stage to receive personal congratulations from Dean Christopher Callahan.

For details on ASU's university-wide commencement ceremonies, visit the ASU Commencement website.