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Student-led report provides tourism resource assessment in Peoria

In the fall of 2013, ASU students in two TDM 372 (Tourism Planning) classes under the supervision of Drs Dallen J. Timothy and Gyan Nyaupane collected primary and secondary data, met with stakeholders and conducted systematic observations as part of a tourism assessment for the City of Peoria aimed at helping to guide the city's future tourism planning. The results of their work are available in this report:

Alum pitches nonprofit to Shark Tank investor at SXSW

School of Community Resources and Development alum Jeff Malkoon was picked to attend the SXSW festival to pitch his business to “Shark Tank” investor Daymond John last weekend.

Malkoon received his master’s in nonprofit studies and founded Peanut Butter Americano, a social venture that donates part of its proceeds to social and economic development programs in North and South America.

Register for Public Allies Arizona service day, April 18

On April 18th from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Public Allies Arizona, the ASU Lodestar Center, Neighborhood Ministries, and Hope House will bring together over 150 youth and adult volunteers for a day of service. 

Volunteers will be administering neighborhood assessments, building and refurbishing summer camp materials, and tending to Hope House Farms’ community garden. If you, or a group, would like to get involved you can register here.

White appointed to City of Phoenix Water Advisory Board

Dave White, associate professor in the School of Community Resources and Development, and director of Decision Center for a Desert City, has been appointed by Mayor Greg Stanton to serve on the City of Phoenix Water Advisory Board. 

White will be sworn in at a formal council meeting on March 18.

New book examines social economy

Laurie Mook, assistant professor in the School of Community Resources and Development and research associate of the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, has co-authored the first book to analyze social organizations of the United States using a social economy framework.

Scholarship honors a commitment to education

As an honor to their parents, Carlton and Audrey Yoshioka established the Yoshioka Hossbach Maroon and Gold Scholarship at Arizona State University.

Both first-generation college graduates, the couple says that their parents were always advocates for education.

ASU students explore beauty standards worldwide

Arizona State University sophomores Jenny Butzbach and Megann Phillips are about to undertake a rather unique approach to studying abroad this summer when they head to Santiago, Dominican Republic in August.

Butzbach is studying nonprofit leadership and management through the School of Community Resources and Development, part of the College of Public Programs, with a minor in public relations. Her roommate, Phillips, is studying journalism in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Both are Dean’s List students in Barrett, the Honors College.

Work of professors reflects ASU college's new name

The College of Public Service and Community Solutions is more than a new name. It’s a reflection of those who study, conduct research and teach at the Arizona State University college.

ASU professor gives aging community new life

When Mary Schmit took over as general manager for Venture Out at Mesa, the active retirement community for people older than 55 was starting to show its age.

ASU professor builds on legacy with new scholarship

Wendy Hultsman says she has always wanted to create a scholarship at Arizona State University, where she has taught for 25 years.

Recently, she made that happen with a pledge of $50,000 through ASU’s New American University program, which enables faculty and staff to create scholarship endowments for students.