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2009 Pat's Run Tempe

More than 20,000 runners, walkers, volunteers and spectators descended on Tempe April 18 for the fifth annual Pat’s Run Tempe.

2008-09 ASU Basketball

The 2008-2009 season saw both the women’s and men’s basketball teams make their ways into the NCAA tournament – the first time both teams made the tournament in the same season.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events
Jan.-Feb., 2009

ASU honored the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a series of events and celebrations throughout the months of January and February.

MLK Poster Contest (K-12)
Jan. 2009

Twelve schoolchildren from around the state have won awards for their winning posters in ASU’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster-essay contest.

2008 Fall Commencement
Dec. 18, 2008

ASU’s fall commencement ceremonies put the spotlight on the successes of nearly 5,000 new ASU graduates.

ASU Football Season 2008

Football at ASU is a longstanding tradition and the 2008 season started out with high hopes following a co-Pac-10 championship in 2007.

Maroon & Golden Homecoming
Nov. 15, 2008

50 years in the making! The 2008 Homecoming at Arizona State University took on special meaning since it was the 50th anniversary of it becoming a university.

Cronkite School Election Coverage
Nov. 4, 2008

Students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications and Cronkite News Service put on a full court press to cover all aspects of the 2008 Primary Election Night, from their new home at ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus.

ASU's 50th Anniversary

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the historic name change transforming Arizona State College into Arizona State University. ASU takes a look back at this significant moment in our institution’s timeline.

Academic Bowl 2008
Oct. 14-15, 22, 30, 2008

ASU hosted its third annual Academic Bowl, featuring 15 teams of undergraduate students competing for college pride and scholarship money in a fast-pace, question-and-answer format.

First week of classes
Aug. 25-29, 2008

Thousands of new and returning students settled into new residence halls, navigated campus and started classes as the fall 2008 academic year began at Arizona State University.

Memorial Union Grand Reopening
Aug. 28, 2008

Just in time for the fall semester, ASU celebrated the reopening of its renovated Memorial Union on the Tempe campus. The central hub of the Tempe campus now includes a new sustainable dining facility, additional stairwells and the use of eco-friendly features throughout.

Back to School 2008
Aug. 20, 2008

ASU officially began the fall semester Aug. 25, but the noticeable rise in excitement and activity rose in the days before the semester. Students from around the globe began moving into the residence halls, buying books and supplies, taking tours of campus and participating in a variety of activities on all four ASU campuses.

Polytechnic Elementary School - Opening Day
Aug. 11, 2008

Classes began Aug. 11 at the Polytechnic Elementary School, north of ASU’s Polytechnic campus in Mesa. The K-6 school is managed by University Public Schools, Inc., a non-profit organization that works in collaboration with Arizona State University.

2008 Summer Programs

ASU is a busy place, and summer is no exception. Along with hosting summer session classes, the university’s facilities host a variety of summer programs for students of all ages. From arts to engineering, from archaeology to journalism, and from sports to law, ASU’s summer programs offer something for everyone.

Sun Devil Softball: National Champions!
June 3, 2008

The ASU community came out to welcome home the ASU softball champions at Farrington Stadium, after the team clinched its first-ever national softball title. The Sun Devils posted an 11-0 victory June 3 over Texas A&M at the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City and ended the postseason with a perfect 10-0 mark.

2008 Spring Commencement
May 8, 2008

A record 8,000 students celebrated their graduation from Arizona State University May 8 surrounded by their family, friends, teachers and the university community.

Pat's Run 2008
April 19, 2008

The finish line has been crossed for the fourth annual Pat's Run – an event that honors the memory of former Sun Devil and Arizona Cardinals football player Pat Tillman.

ASU Basketball 2007- 08

The start of the 2007 – 08 basketball season opened with a special buzz at ASU, an unprecedented optimism for both the men’s and women’s team.

China Youth Space Academy
January 27-February 5, 2008

High school students from China and Nogales, Ariz. teamed up to participate in ASU's first-ever China Youth Space Academy.

MLK Poster/Bookmark contest 2008
January 30, 2008

Twenty-four schoolchildren from around the state have won awards in ASU's annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster/bookmark and essay contest.

Men's Basketball: ASU vs. UA
January 9, 2008

The ASU Men's basketball team took on rival University of Arizona at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe.

Fall Graduation 2007
December 10, 2007

Every year, graduation ceremonies mark a chance to look to the future and start a new phase of life. That was certainly the case for some 5,000 ASU fall graduates.

Football 2007
December 3, 2007

Every August, football fever takes hold over the Valley. Sun Devil fans come out of hibernation with high hopes and big dreams. Looking back, ASU exceeded expectations, riding to as high as No. 5 in the national rankings, a 10-2 record and a share of the Pac-10 Conference title.

China Youth Academy 2007
November 20, 2007

The launch pad is ready to go. The television set for the China Space Youth Academy competition in Beijing features Mars images taken with ASU's Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft.

Homecoming 2007
October 27, 2007

Along with the end of the hot weather, October signals Homecoming at Arizona State University – a time for Sun Devils to "go gold."

2007 Academic Bowl
October 23, 2007

CLAS wins! The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences team members celebrate their victory in the 2007 Academic Bowl. Carlos Ross hoists the trophy above his head as fellow teammates Ken Lan, Eli Bliss (cap) and Erin Hutchinson look on.

First days of the fall 2007 semester
August 24, 2007

ASU kicked off a new academic year Aug. 20 at all four of the university’s campuses. The campus directories were a popular “first stop” for many students as classes resume.

Welcome week 2007
August 16, 2007

ASU began the new semester Aug. 20, but the activity level rose in the days before the semester. Students from all around began moving into the residence halls, taking tours of campus and participating in a variety of activities on all four ASU campuses.

ASU summer camps 2007
August 6, 2007

While many ASU students leave campus for the summer, other groups of young learners take advantage of the university's learning environment in June and July.

Spring graduation 2007
May 16, 2007

ASU celebrates it spring class of graduates with a variety of events and ceremonies.

Pat's Run 2007
April 9, 2007

The third annual Pat's Run took over ASU's Tempe campus April 7. About 13,000 participants showed up to honor former Sun Devil and Arizona Cardinals football player Pat Tillman, who left the world of professional athletics to serve his country in the U.S. Army.

SEE ASU 2007
March 27, 2007

From robots and glass blowing to storm chasing and nanometers, participants in the annual science exposition got what they bargained for – a hands-on chance to SEE ASU.

MLK Jr. celebration at ASU
February 17, 2007

Throughout January and into February, ASU celebrated the spirit and values of Martin Luther King Jr. Signs calling attention to MLK events were placed in various locations on ASU's Tempe Campus.

MLK Poster/Bookmark Contest
January 9, 2007

Twenty-four schoolchildren from around the state have won awards in ASU's annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster/bookmark and essay contest.

Fall Graduation
December 18, 2006

ASU graduated its fall 2006 class of more than 4,000 students with a university commencement ceremony Dec. 14 and college convocation events Dec. 13-17.

Academic Bowl
Nov. 6, 2006

ASU held the university's first Academic Bowl Oct. 12 - Nov. 6, featuring 16 college teams competing for scholarship prizes and the President's Cup trophy.

Research for the birds
Sept. 25, 2006

Kevin McGraw, an assistant professor in the ASU School of Life Sciences, and his students are studying how birds vary in their coloration - from red to yellow - across the Phoenix metro area.

First Day of School at ASU
Aug. 27, 2006

Students jump into the routine of being back at school during the first week of the new semester.

Downtown Phoenix campus
Aug. 17, 2006

ASU opened its new Downtown Phoenix campus with a gala celebration.

Back to school 2006
Aug. 14, 2006

ASU's campuses buzzed with activity as incoming freshman moved into their new homes and students familiarized themselves with their new surroundings.

Futbol vs. Football
June 12, 2006

With the backdrop of the start of World Cup soccer tournament beginning in June, ASU hosted both football and futbol (soccer) camps.


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