ASU Herberger College School of Theatre and Film announces p.a.v.e. arts entrepreneurship speakers’ series


February 19, 2009

Who
The ASU Herberger College School of Theatre and Film hosts five innovative artists from across the nation this spring as part of its p.a.v.e. speakers’ series. All events are free and open to the public.

What
p.a.v.e., the performing arts venture experience is a School of Theatre and Film initiative that fosters cross-campus entrepreneurship education. This spring the p.a.v.e. speakers’ series includes: Sarah Wayne Callies presents “I am my own product: Initiating and managing an acting career,” May 4 at 3 p.m. in the Lyceum Theatre, 901 S. Forest Mall, ASU Tempe campus. Photo courtesy of Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Download Full Image

April 8, 1 p.m.
Lyceum Theatre, 901 S. Forest Mall, ASU Tempe campus
The founding directors of two of New York’s most vibrant theatre and performance spaces, Mark Russell of PS 122 and Ellie Covan of Dixon Place, discuss “Leveraging Venue to Create Opportunities for Artists.” The talk is moderated by Jeff McMahon, performance artist and assistant professor in the ASU Herberger College School of Theatre and Film.

April 22, 6 p.m.
Lyceum Theatre, 901 S. Forest Mall, ASU Tempe campus
Patricia Cardoso, director of the acclaimed HBO Films Real Women Have Curves shares her vision of working in independent film.

April 29, 6 p.m.
Lyceum Theatre, 901 S. Forest Mall, ASU Tempe campus
Brenda Goodman, independent film producer, discusses the nature of entrepreneurship as it relates to producing such films asThe Ballad of Little Jo, Emma and Elvis and Mac among others.

May 4, 3 p.m.
Lyceum Theatre, 901 S. Forest Mall, ASU Tempe campus
Sarah Wayne Callies, perhaps best known for her work in FOX television's Prison Break as Sara Tancredi, reflects on the entrepreneurial facets of an acting life in: “I am my own product: Initiating and managing an acting career.”

For more information about p.a.v.e., visit: http://theatrefilm.asu.edu/initiatives/pave.php 
p.a.v.e. is part of the Entrepreneurship at ASU program funded by part of a $5 million grant to ASU by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

The grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is an example of the benefits a research university like ASU brings to the state. Each year, Arizona universities pump almost $1 billion into the Arizona economy through grants funded by the U.S. government and other entities. Research funding is legally restricted and cannot be used for instructional purposes.

Where
Discussions are held on the ASU Tempe campus in the Lyceum Theatre, 901. S. Forest Mall. 

When
April 8, 1 p.m.; April 22 & 29, 6 p.m.; May 4, 3 p.m.

Cost
All talks are free and open to the public.

Public Contact
School of Theatre and Film, 480.965.5337
http://theatrefilm.asu.edu/initiatives/pave-speaker.php 

The School of Theatre and Film in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University provides a comprehensive range of courses in performance and directing; design and production; new work development; theatre and performance studies; film; and theatre for youth. Its Theatre for Youth program is nationally ranked in the top three and the dramatic writing/playwriting program is ranked 15th among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. To learn more about the School of Theatre and Film, visit theatrefilm.asu.edu.

Media Contact:
Laurie A. Trotta 
ASU Herberger College 
School of Theatre and Film
480.965.3381
laurie.trotta@asu.edu

Showcase celebrates ASU partnership with Sichuan University


February 19, 2009

ASU Global hosted a series of events from Feb. 9 through 11 that showcased the university’s strategic partnership with China’s Sichuan University (SCU).

A delegation from Sichuan University led by Vice President Jian “Stan” Shi and some 28 participants from the Sichuan University Executive Training Program, administered by the University Design Institute, were on hand to participate in events. Download Full Image

“This was the first university-wide event to publicize the partnership, in particular among students,” says Mengying Li, China partnerships manager for ASU Global. “More important, it was a chance for ASU students to become aware opportunities to engage with and become involved in collaborative initiatives and projects with Sichuan University.”

Shi and ASU Vice President for Global Engagement Anthony "Bud" Rock signed a supplementary 3+2 program agreement between the two institutions at the opening reception. 3+2 programs enable students to complete the first three years of an undergraduate degree at their home institutions; the fourth year and a first year of post-graduate work is done at a partner institution, resulting in a bachelor’s degree from the home institution and a master’s degree from the partner.

A photo exhibit on Sichuan University will be on display at Noble Library through the end of spring semester.

The ASU-Sichuan University Showcase was the first in a series of corresponding events planned here and at Sichuan University to focus on the partnership, improve student mobility and strengthen linkages between the two institutions. The next event, an ASU Showcase at Sichuan University, is expected to take place in October of this year.