Guided tours offer look at petroglyphs

November 28, 2011

ASU’s Deer Valley Rock Art Center celebrates the New Year with specially scheduled guided tours for the public, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Join our educators for a guided tour of the petroglyph trail, nature preserve and museum. Tours are included with regular admission: $7 adults, $4 seniors and $3 children. Children 5 and younger are free. Ask for an additional 10 percent off for AAA members. Download Full Image

The Deer Valley Rock Art Center has the largest concentration of Native American petroglyphs in the Phoenix Valley. Visitors hike a quarter-mile trail to view more than 1,500 petroglyphs made between 500 and 7,000 years ago. The museum aims to promote preservation, connection and respect for the site and is a destination for families to learn about archaeology in their own backyard.

The center is managed by one of the top archaeology programs in the country – the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., on Sunday. More information is available at or by calling (623) 582-8007





Event to focus on US-Israeli relations

November 28, 2011

Arizona Congressman Trent Franks and Deputy Consul General of Israel Gil Artzyeli will participate in “Supporting Israel: An American Issue,” 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Dec. 4.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the La Sala Ballroom, in the University Center Building at ASU’s West campus, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road in Phoenix. It is sponsored by the American-Israeli Alliance (AIA), an ASU student organization. Download Full Image

“Attendees will gain a more full understanding about why a strong U.S.-Israel relationship is important, and that supporting Israel is not only a Jewish or Christian issue, but is an issue that all Americans can agree is important,” said Boaz Witbeck, a political science major at ASU’s West campus and the president of AIA. “The event will focus on two different perspectives on the U.S.-Israel relationship, from a congressman and an ambassador. Each will share how they are personally involved in maintaining the relationship as well as the many fundamental ways that make the relationship natural.”

For more information, contact Witbeck at