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Students' input results in fab pad

April 21, 2010

The upper level of the Academic Center at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus has a new look. Curvy maroon walls, accented by bright ASU gold walls and ceiling, frame beige and maroon furniture where students study, meet or catch up on rest. 

The redesign of the space, dubbed the “Devils’ Den,” was initiated by last year’s Associated Students of ASU Polytechnic (ASASUP) president Kelley Stewart. 

“The lack of school colors and ASU branding on the Poly campus was the real motivator to renovate this space,” said Stewart.

Student suggestions were taken into account in the design, in which ASU maroon and gold feature heavily. Wall decorations reflecting ASU school spirit are planned for the “Devils’ Den,” as well as a plaque recognizing the Student Fund Allocation  committee’s support for the project.

Stewart, Ashley Glatting, secretary for the Student Fee Allocation Board, and Matthew McCoy, president of ASASUP, worked together with the Student Affairs office at Poly to implement the idea.

“I’m happy to see what we were able to accomplish in renovations, staying within the $35,000 budget allocated by ASASUP, which was funding drawn from the $25 facility and activity fee paid by Polytechnic students beginning in the fall of 2008,” said Stewart.

“I am proud of our student leaders that they chose to use some of the student fee money to create a space that all students can use,” Dean of Students Gary McGrath said.

To recognize the students and the Devils' Den space, the Office of Student Affairs at the Polytechnic campus is holding an opening ceremony, from 11:30 a.m. to noon on April 29. Following the ceremony, an open house will be held for the newly renovated Career Preparation Center, which is adjacent to the Devils' Den in the Academic Center building.

For information on the events, contact Carla Mahnke at (480) 727-1060 or

Written by Kari Stallcop

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Chris Lambrakis