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ASU to host 2nd Academic Bowl


August 29, 2007

Colleges and schools across the university are gearing up for the second annual ASU Academic Bowl.

The 2007 Academic Bowl has been scheduled for Oct. 10-23. The opening round will be held Oct. 10-11, with the quarterfinals to take place Oct. 17. The semifinals and finals will occur on the same day, Oct. 23. The final two rounds will be broadcast on Eight/KAET-TV.

Any ASU undergraduate student can register to try out for their school’s team at the Web site asu.edu/academicbowl/. The winning team will receive $22,000 in scholarships, with team members receiving up to $4,500 each and alternates receiving $1,000 or more, depending on participation.

The winning school also wins the right to display the President’s Cup trophy for a year.

The schools that have entered a team for 2007 are:

• Herberger College of the Arts.

• Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering.

• University College.

• College of Technology and Innovation.

• School of Applied Arts and Sciences.

• New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

• College of Teacher Education and Leadership.

• College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

• School of Global Management and Leadership.

• Mary Lou Fulton College of Education.

• College of Human Services.

• Morrison School of Management and Agribusiness.

• College of Design.

• W. P. Carey School of Business.

• Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.

• College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation.

The Academic Bowl, co-sponsored by the offices of Public Affairs and University Student Initiatives, is modeled after the national College Bowl. Four-member teams square off in a question-and-answer format on a wide range of subjects, including current events, history, science, sports and culture.

The 2006 event was a rousing success, with 16 teams of undergraduate students competing. The Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering team defeated the W. P. Carey School of Business in the final to win the inaugural competition.

For more information on the ASU Academic Bowl, visit the Web site www.asu.edu/academicbowl.