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Opportunity is knocking: enroll in professional development courses

One of the most popular Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI) courses is back!

ASU staff and faculty are invited to enroll in NMI 230 "Tell Your Story: Performance Coaching Bootcamp" (takes place in Phoenix December 5) for only $150. This bootcamp is taught by Andrea Beaulieu.

A holistic approach to health

Senior nursing students in Community/Public Health have been visiting the residents at the Westward Ho for four years. This semester, students in the School of Community Resources and Development with a concentration in therapeutic recreation are working with the nursing students and the residents to assess leisure interests and barriers preventing optimal leisure participation.

Osher offers first class in Spanish

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, recently named best extension program by Phoenix Magazine, will be offering its first class in Spanish this fall. "Writing Phoenix" will be taught by David Foster, ASU Regents' Professor on Thursday, December 4 at the Downtown Phoenix campus.

President of Nonprofit Leadership Alliance inspires students at annual fall retreat

Over 30 undergraduate students participated in the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association (NLASA) Annual Fall Retreat at R - C Scout Ranch located just east of Payson, Ariz. Joining them this year was special guest and newly appointed president of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA), Susan Tomlinson Schmidt, MPA, CNP.

Student team receives grant to study park fees

Milo Neild, an undergraduate student in parks and recreation management student and Eric Steffey, a doctoral student, were recently awarded a grant from the central Arizona Conservation Alliance.  

The student research grants program will fund the pair's proposal to explore the relationships between willingness to pay, perceptions of fairness concerning fees, level of place attachment to the parks and visitor attitudes towards user fees on behalf of Maricopa County Parks.

Milo Neild & Eric Steffey awarded Central AZ Conservation Alliance grant

Milo Neild, undergraduate Parks and Recreation Management student and Eric Steffey, PhD student, were recently awarded a grant from the central Arizona Conservation Alliance.  The grant will explore the relationships between willingness to pay, perceptions of fairness concerning fees, level of place attachment to the parks and visitor attitudes towards user fees. Results of the study will provide insight into visitor’s level of acceptance of fees in the Maricopa County Regional Parks.

Community leaders welcome new leadership, faculty

The College of Public Programs celebrated new leadership and faculty members at a reception attended by community members representing all sectors of public service. Among the notable attendees was Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton who spoke on behalf of all the community partners who distinguish the College with their support and partnership. Stanton commended the solid partnership between ASU and Phoenix.

ASU recognized for entrepreneurship activities and building the nonprofit sector

Arizona State University is among 12 universities recognized for their accomplishments “as creators of intellectual capital and economic growth” in a recent book-length report on the nexus between university innovation and economic development. The report, Innovation U 2.0: Reinventing University Roles in a Knowledge Economy, cites a wide range of ASU entrepreneurship activities begun or accelerated under ASU President Michael Crow.

Dr. Jessica Aquino researches impact of volunteer tourism in Rio de Janeiro

Slum tourism is a growing trend in 'exotic' and 'yet to develop' contexts. Dr. Aquino discusses her research into the psychosocial impact of the interaction between tourists and favela dwellers in favela communities.

To read the article from the London School of Economics and Political Science, please click on the link below:

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