Game day starts at Devils on Mill: ASU's official tailgate block party


August 27, 2014

Countdown to the 2014 Sun Devil football season kicks off at ASU's official tailgate Devils on Mill block party. Devils on Mill welcomes all fans to join the ASU community in showing Sun Devil spirit and pride before the first ASU Football home game opener.

The official ASU tailgate block party takes place before each home game on Sixth Street and Mill Avenue, and includes live entertainment, food, carnival rides and games for all ages. ASU students get their faces painted for Game Day Download Full Image

A student-led and coordinated event, Devils on Mill is in its third year and has become the place to be three hours before ASU home games.

The tailgate festivities on Mill are free and open to the public, and begin at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28. The game against Weber State at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe begins at 7:30 p.m., Arizona time.

"We are so excited to invite the community to join us at the Devils on Mill – game day starts here," said Lindsay Heffron, Game Day director of the Student Programming and Activities Board. "This Sun Devil tradition is like no other event, and this year it will be bigger and better and will include more vendors, activities and entertainment."

To top off the excitement to the season opener, students will have an opportunity to win a football helmet signed by ASU Head Football Coach Todd Graham.

This family-friendly event will also include a Little Devils Zone, a new addition to the event, sponsored by the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. This new tradition will include an area for young future Sun Devils to participate in activities, games and face painting, and will also feature a photo booth.

The reigning Pac-12 South champions will open the 2014 season this Thursday, Aug. 28, against Weber State at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, at 7:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. To learn more about Devils on Mill, visit https://eoss.asu.edu/pab/devilsonmill.

ASU's Science Fiction TV Dinner to screen House, M.D., discuss future of science, technology


August 27, 2014

Arizona State University's Center for Science and the Imagination will present the latest rendition of its popular Science Fiction TV Dinner series at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, focusing on the critically acclaimed medical drama House, M.D.

The event is free and open to the public, with reservations requested through housetvdinner.eventbrite.com. Local gourmet food trucks will offer dinner for purchase starting at 6 p.m. illustration of the character Gregory House from the TV show House, M.D. Download Full Image

The Science Fiction TV Dinner series is a launchpad for imaginative, engaging conversations about science, technology, art and society. Since 2012, the series has developed an enthusiastic following on and off campus, providing the opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to come together, learn and explore visions of the future in an entertaining and informal setting. Previous events have featured episodes of popular science-fiction shows such as The Walking Dead, Star Trek and Quantum Leap.

The event on Sept. 30 will feature a screening of the House, M.D. episode “Cane and Able,” in which misanthropic genius diagnostician Gregory House (played by acclaimed actor Hugh Laurie) and his team tackle the case of a young boy who believes he has been abducted and tortured by aliens. The story turns on a truth stranger than fiction: human chimeras who carry the DNA of more than one person in their bodies.

Following the screening, Center for Science and the Imagination editor and program manager Joey Eschrich will moderate a conversation with Dr. Cathy Seiler, the scientific liaison for the DNASU Plasmid Repository and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics at ASU's Biodesign Institute, and Dr. Kenneth S. Ramos, associate vice president of precision health sciences and professor of medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center of the University of Arizona.

“If we want a better future, we don't just need more scientific knowledge or more effective technologies. We also need to tell better stories about the kind of future we want to build and live in together,” remarked Eschrich. “The Science Fiction TV Dinner series provides an arena for inclusive, public conversations about the future, using science fiction as a meeting place for people from all walks of life to share their ideas and perspectives.”

Joey Eschrich

program manager, Center for Science and the Imagination

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