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Child Life Certificate approved

Child life specialists are experts in child development who promote effective coping among children who face challenges related to health care and hospitalization. This cross-disciplinary program offered through the School of Community Resources and Development and the School of Social and Family Dynamics is designed to assist students to prepare for the national qualifying child life exam.  If you or anyone you know is interested in Child Life Therapy, consider application to the Child Life Certificate program.

Osher Lifelong Learning Classes

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at ASU is partnering with the Arizona Science Center to offer an exploration lecture and a private, personalized tour of the National Geographic exhibition "Pirates" and with the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) to offer a series of workshops and discounts on concerts. Both programs are exclusive for OLLI at ASU students. Pre-registration is required to attend.

Nonprofit Leadership & Management professor named Barrett Associate Dean

Dr. Rhonda Phillips, NLM professor, has been appointed the new Associate Dean of Barrett at the Downtown Campus, an assignment that was effective at the beginning of the summer.  Dr. Phillips is a Professor in the School of Community Resources & Development, College of Public Programs at the Downtown campus. Her Ph.D. is from the Georgia Institute of Technology in City and Regional Planning.  Her research and outreach centers on community-based education and research initiatives for enhancing quality-of–life outcomes.

NEW MASTER'S DEGREE! MAS - Sustainable Tourism

The MAS-ST degree is a unique and innovative new program that addresses the growing demand for tourism professionals who are trained in applying the three pillars of sustainability to tourism development. The program provides an opportunity to obtain an advanced degree that considers the unique sustainability issues inherent in communities with a tourism sector.

Dale Larsen accepts Urban Excellence Award

The Rudy Bruner Urban Excellence Award is presented every two years to deserving urban design projects around the country. The Civic Space Park project, a collaboration between the College of Public Programs, the City of Phoenix and the Downtown Voices Coalition was one of 5 silver award winners, each receiving $10,000. Accepting on the partners' behalf in a ceremony taking place on October 7th, was Dale Larsen, Professor of Practice, School of Community Resources and Development and former Director of City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation. 

Special Event Management Certificate receives Silver Award

The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) paid tribute to the ASU School of Community Resources and Development's Special Event Management certificate by awarding the program its Silver Award.  In a ceremony at the IFEA's 56th Annual Convention and Expo in Fort Worth, TX, on October 3rd, Professor Vern Biaett accepted the award on behalf of Dr. Wendy Hultsman, director of the Special Event Management program and Dr. Kathleen Andereck, School of Community Resources and Development director.

India and the imagination: ASU researchers study place

Dr. Megha Budruk, associate professor in the School of Community Resources and Development and Dr. Anne Feldhaus, professor in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies have been awarded a grant from the National Endownment for the Humanities to study places in India that are both religiously significant and environmentally sensitive. 

Tourism Planning Report Published

Sixty Tourism Development and Management students under the direction of Dr. Tyrrell in TDM 372 presented their final report “Perspectives on Tourism in Bisbee, Arizona” to an online audience via Adobe Connect on the last day of fall classes Tuesday, 12/6/2011. The presentation featured student speakers Karla Scott, Ryan Gaynor and Isabella Hansen-Purnell and described a semester-long study of the mining tourism community of Bisbee in Cochise County. Participants from Bisbee chatted, asked questions and offered comments while other students responded in real time.

Graduate College Dissertation Fellowship awarded to Jessica Aquino!

PhD candidate Jessica Aquino, has been awarded one of the few ASU Graduate College Dissertation Fellowships for the coming academic year. Jessica's research on volunteer tourism in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro was chosen from a large number of applicants across the university.  The faculty review committee judged her dissertation prospectus to be among the very best.  As one of 20 dissertation fellowships to be awarded across the university, Jessica has joined a prestigious group of past award recipients.

Lodestar Center Celebrates Spring 2012 Graduates

The ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation and the ASU School of Community Resources and Development recently celebrated its newest graduates from the Master of Nonprofit Studies (MNpS) program, Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management (NLM) program and the Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI) professional development Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership & Management program.  The candidates were recognized for their achievements on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at a graduation reception hosted by the ASU Lodestar Center at

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