Crow to discuss ASU's role in state growth

<p>The public is invited to hear Arizona State University President Michael Crow discuss the institution's ongoing development of the New American University and what this innovative model for higher education means for our community, state, region and world.  <br /> <br />The event will take place on Jan. 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tempe Center for the Arts (700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe). A reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the presentation at 7 p.m.<br /> <br />ASU is drawing on leading-edge ideas and knowledge production to create meaningful change locally, regionally, nationally and globally. This visually compelling presentation is an opportunity for community members to learn directly from President Crow about how this unique, pioneering institution is spurring Arizona's intellectual, economic and cultural development by fostering strategic partnerships, creating jobs and producing an educated work force capable of turning big ideas into bold solutions for society's most pressing issues.<br /> <br />The public is invited to learn about and discuss the university's accomplishments and challenges, as well as the innovative trajectory it is pursuing as a new model for 21st century higher education.<br /> <br />Reservations are required for this complimentary event and can be made by calling the RSVP line at (480) 727-7070. For more information, contact Sally Moore, director of President's Community Enrichment Programs, at (480) 965-4814.</p>