Free event features music, arts, food and more

March 29, 2012

The public is invited to An Art Affair, from 6 to 10 p.m., April 12, on Fletcher Lawn at Arizona State University’s West campus. This free event at 4701 W. Thunderbird Road in Phoenix features entertainment and activities including musical and theatrical performances, children’s activities, a hot air balloon, gourmet food trucks, arts and crafts booths, and classic film screenings.

Among the scheduled participants in An Art Affair are Tin Can Artworks, Gourds By Don, Eager Productions, Neighborhood Ministries, Gary’s Pens, Rescued Angels Studio, Glass Artist, La Dolce Vita Creations, Broke Bot, and Tressure Hardcastle. The children’s area will feature crafts activities. Art Affair poster Download Full Image

Food will be available for purchase from food trucks Aji Mobile Food, Burgermania, and Carte Blanche Gourmet Tacos.

Two classic films will be screened during the evening: “Sunset Boulevard” at 6 p.m. and “Casablanca” at 8 p.m.

Free parking will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis in Lot 10, on the north side of campus. If Lot 10 is full, additional parking is available in the visitor lot, Lot 12, for $2 per hour.

An Art Affair is presented by ASU’s Office of Student Engagement, with support from Arizona State Credit Union. For more information, contact or (602) 543-8200.

College of Law graduate argues before Supreme Court

March 29, 2012

College of Law alumnus Bartow Farr recently was appointed to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care law.

Farr argued whether the mandate is severable from the rest of the Affordable Health Care Act and whether, if the Court strikes down the mandate, other portions of the Act must necessarily fall with it. Download Full Image

Farr was appointed by the Supreme Court to argue that it is severable, so that the rest of the Act would stand, because that position was taken by neither the challengers nor the government.

The historic six-hour debate over three days was the most time the Court has spent on a case in 44 years. Farr’s issue was argued on March 28.

Farr graduated from the College of Law in 1973.