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$2 million infused in local economy in 20 years of Wings Over Willcox

Dr. Gyan Nyaupane has been working with the City of Willcox studying their birding and nature festival. (

Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 12:00 pm | Updated: 9:10 am, Wed Feb 6, 2013.

Carol Broeder,  Arizona Range News

PRM Spring Graduate featured in ASU News

Jackie Ginter, who graduates this semester, is featured as one of ASU's outstanding students:

Jackie Ginter

Jacqueline Ginter first became interested in the study of natural resources when as a young girl, she served as a Brownie Girl Scout.

The desert Southwest: oasis or mirage?

The American West has a drinking problem. On farms and in cities, we are guzzling water at an alarming rate.

Scientists say that to live sustainably, we should use no more than 40 percent of the water from the Colorado River Basin. As it is now, we use 76 percent, nearly double the sustainable benchmark.

Lodestar Center offering Tucson-Based Nonprofit Management Institute Courses

The ASU Lodestar Center’s Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI) is now offering its nonprofit professional development and certificate courses in the Greater Tucson, Ariz. area. NMI courses are designed to meet the needs of today’s nonprofit professional and are offered to non-degree seeking individuals as non-credit classes. A variety of instructional methods are used to provide engaging, practice-oriented learning experiences that are focused on knowledge, skills, and techniques that can immediately be implemented at any nonprofit organization.

Dr. Robert Ashcraft interviewed on Channel 8's "Horizon"

Dr. Robert Ashcraft, Director of the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, talks about what the Center is doing to advance and support Arizona’s nonprofit sector.

To watch the full interview, please go to this website:

Tourism student named Pac-12 Golfer of the Year

Arizona State senior golfer Giulia Molinaro was named the 2012 Pac-12 Golfer of the Year, the conference announced Tuesday. Molinaro is the fourth golfer in Arizona State history to earn the conference honor following the likes of Wendy Ward (1993), Louise Stahle (2005) and Anna Nordqvist (2007).

Therapeutic Recreation Graduate featured in "The Bridge" newsletter

Kayla Uptain, spring 2012 graduate, has joined the Virgina Piper Sports & Fitness Team, as a Recreation Therapy Assistant.

SCRD Team Visits Southern Utah

Two social science research programs have been launched this winter in the communities surrounding Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. This December and January will see a team of Arizona State University scientists visit southern Utah to explore how Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument can play a part in stimulating regional tourism and creating benefits for local communities. For more information,


The ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation’s Public Allies Arizona program was recognized by the City of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) with its External Partnership Award on June 20, 2012. The City of Phoenix honored the Public Allies Arizona program to applaud their contribution to this year’s Cesar Chavez Day of Service, in which 40 Public Allies and staff assisted with a beautification project near Cesar Chavez Elementary in South Phoenix.