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ASU Downtown hosts March 1 Open Door event

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February 21, 2014

Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus is inviting the public to the largest open-door event in its seven-year history, with numerous interactive attractions for the community.

Open Door @ Downtown will enable visitors to explore the Downtown Phoenix campus and participate in multicultural performances, as well as more than 20 hands-on activities celebrating the sciences, culture, journalism, health solutions, criminology, fitness, humanities and the arts. The free event takes place from noon to 4 p.m., March 1.

Participants will have the opportunity to sit behind a news anchor desk and read a news story, investigate a criminal case, sample appetizers cooked by nutrition students, take a tour of the new Sun Devil Fitness Complex or make their own comic book at the ASU Library.

“The Downtown Phoenix campus is a vibrant community of more than 10,000 students,” said Christopher Callahan, founding dean of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and vice provost of the Downtown Phoenix campus. “This event offers the perfect opportunity to explore our world-class facilities and experience our top-flight programs.”

Attendees can visit the Cronkite School, College of Public Programs, College of Health Solutions, College of Nursing & Health Innovation, Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, School of Public Affairs, the Sun Devil Fitness Complex and the ASU Library.

Visitors can connect with ASU faculty, staff and students, as well as learn about various programs, clubs and activities offered at the Downtown Phoenix campus.

Registration will start at noon in the University Center lobby, 411 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Visitors can register anytime between noon and 4 p.m. Brochures with locations of events and campus maps will be provided.

For more information or to register for Open Door @ Downtown, visit