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ASU Thrive digital magazine expands interactive options

ASU Thrive digital magazine

ASU Thrive is available for iPad and on the Web.

July 09, 2015

'Access' issue available on iPad, and desktop or laptop computers

The second edition of Arizona State University’s digital magazine, ASU Thrive, is now available free of charge not only to iPad users, but also on desktop and laptop computers through primary Web browsers such as Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari.

The “Access” issue of ASU Thrive — available at — includes profiles of successful ASU alumni; the integration of the Thunderbird School of Global Management into the ASU Knowledge Enterprise and the launch of an undergraduate degree program in global management; the promise of the Global Freshman Academy through ASU’s partnership with edX; the expansion of the Starbucks College Achievement Program; the “Hollywood-east” contributions and production work done by ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts students on the motion picture “Car Dogs;” and more.

“This second issue focuses on ASU’s commitment to broad access to a university education, so it is natural that we have expanded the access to our digital magazine to make it more widely available,” said Dan Dillon, chief marketing officer for the university. “We’re excited to share our university stories of success and impact with a greater number of people.”

Referring to ASU’s growth and increased accessibility since 2002, ASU President Michael Crow notes in the issue’s opening pages, “This is not growth simply for the sake of growth. We don’t aspire to be America’s largest university. But we do aspire to be the most accessible. With demand for college degrees increasing, and the need for students to be able to access those degrees on platforms and schedules impossible only a decade ago, ASU continues to work to make those degrees available.”

Crow points to the Starbucks partnership, Thunderbird integration and the launch of the Global Freshman Academy as “three ASU initiatives redefining accessibility for the American research university.”

The ASU Thrive app is available online at