Sun Devil Club to unveil Away Game Viewing Party

October 13, 2011

The Arizona State University Sun Devil Club will unveil its first-ever Sun Devil Away Game Viewing Party on Saturday, Oct. 15.  For the first time, Sun Devil fans can gather at the Harkins Theatres at the Tempe Marketplace, 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, to watch ASU’s conference road tilt against No. 9 University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore.

The viewing party will be the first of its kind at ASU and offers a new experience for fans hoping to gather with other fans to cheer on their Sun Devils from over a thousand miles away. Download Full Image

Saturday’s kickoff is set for 7:15 p.m. PST and the doors at the viewing party will open a little over an hour beforehand at 6:00 p.m.  The game will be broadcast in high definition digital projection on one of the theatre’s large screens and the Sun Devil Club hopes to have up to 250 people in attendance.  Admission to the event will be free of charge and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.  Tickets will be handed out to approximately the first 250 people in line, at which point they will be allowed to enter the theatre.  Admission is not guaranteed once the theatre reaches capacity.

The game will be broadcast live on ESPN and the University of Oregon will also be the host of ESPN’s College Gameday on the same day, as well.  The Sun Devils (5-1, 3-0 Pac-12) currently sit atop the standings in the Pac-12 South Division while the Ducks are undefeated in conference play (2-0) and enter the game on a four game winning streak.  ASU is currently ranked No. 18 in the most recent AP poll and No. 20 in the weekly USA Today/Coaches Poll.

The game will be shown in its entirety, without interruption or reduction of volume for the duration of the broadcast.

Additionally, Sun Devil Athletic sponsors located in the Tempe Marketplace are extending special offers to Sun Devil fans attending the viewing party.  Visit the following stores on Saturday for details on special Viewing Party offers:

No outside food and drink will be permitted into the theatre.  Harkins reserves the right to deny entrance to the event to anyone appearing to be intoxicated or disruptive in a negative way.  Children ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the game.

For any additional details, please contact the Sun Devil Club, 480-727-7700.

ASU, Oregon named 2 of 'America’s Coolest Schools'

October 13, 2011

Editor's Note: Arizona State will take on the University of Oregon, Oct. 15, in Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore.

Sierra magazine, a publication of The Sierra Club, has named Arizona State University and the University of Oregon as two of “America’s Coolest Schools” for their efforts toward sustainability. The cover story for Sierra’s September/October issue is its fifth annual listing of the greenest American colleges and universities. Download Full Image

The editorial team evaluated environmental achievements in 10 categories: energy supply, efficiency, food, academics, purchasing, transportation, waste management, administration, financial investments and other initiatives. Special attention was given this year to the experiences students have outside the classroom.

ASU ranked 23rd on the list, and Oregon placed 43rd. Of the Pac-12 schools, only Washington, Stanford and UCLA ranked higher than ASU.

ASU ranked especially high on purchasing practices and also on efficiency, having just completed a $70 million energy performance contract in which inefficient interior lighting fixtures were replaced and six parking garages retrofitted with LED lighting.

The university also scored high on administration, with 22 dedicated employees directly or indirectly involved in sustainability, and on academics, offering a number of sustainability degrees and concentrations. Many ASU faculty members are internationally acclaimed for their work on environmental and sustainability issues. ASU also offers a freshman sustainability-themed class that is mandatory in many departments.

ASU shone in other initiatives, including Ecology Explorers, an award-winning outreach program that involves 2,000 students in 75 schools in the Phoenix area; the Arizona Water Institute, a consortium of Arizona’s universities focused on water sustainability; and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts’ community engagement program that has innovative partnerships with major arts organizations and with schools and hospitals across the state.

Oregon’s highest score was in other initiatives, including a passive solar lumber kiln project that reuses local wood resources which are typically wasted, converting them into valuable commodities. Another program, the Green Product Design Network, accelerates the introduction of greener products to the market by integrating green chemistry, product design, business and communications in the invention process.

UO also has a Sustainable Cities Initiative that integrates research, education, service and public outreach around issues of sustainable city design. Each year the school forms a partnership with one city in Oregon to assist that city with its sustainability goals and projects, through studio projects and service learning programs. In 2009-10, 350 students across five departments contributed more than 60,000 hours of service learning in Gresham, Ore.

Written by Sarah Auffret

Britt Lewis

Communications Specialist, ASU Library