Alumni

A new perspective

Art and public policy.

They might not sound like they go together, but Kade L. Twist is proof to the contrary.

The ASU School of Art alumnus works today as both a multidisciplinary artist and a public-affairs consultant.

“[Art and public policy] feed into each other,” said Twist (pictured above). “It’s really about connecting narratives of indigenous self-determination with the public sphere.”

ASU alumni grow powerhouse businesses

The classes he took at Arizona State University laid the foundation for Carson Holmquist’s success as an entrepreneur, leading him to create a business that has grown nearly 2,000 percent in five years.

Holmquist (pictured above), who co-founded and is CEO of Stream Logistics, was named the top businessperson at the “Sun Devil 100” event Tuesday. His Scottsdale-based company, a transportation brokerage firm, showed the most growth among 34 companies that are led by ASU alumni.

ASU Art Museum receives Contemporary Craft Initiative grant from Windgate Charitable Foundation

ASU Art Museum is the recipient of a two-year, $330,000 grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation in support of the establishment of the Windgate Contemporary Craft Initiative. This gift will support a series of contemporary craft exhibitions, visiting artists and scholars, new acquisitions, conservation, public and university programs and student awards in contemporary craft.

ASU Art Museum has a long-standing commitment to this particular area of interest. 

ASU Law alum, Bears chairman George McCaskey says Vegas is ready for NFL

Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey said Wednesday that he was skeptical when the Oakland Raiders announced their intention to move to Las Vegas: He thought the city was too small and that gamblers would be too close to players.

But population data and the realization that betting is everywhere changed his mind about taking the NFL to Sin City, he said.

The newly approved move was among a range of topics McCaskey covered in a lecture at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law on the Downtown Phoenix campus.

ASU, city of Phoenix launch new innovation incubator program

Arizona State University, twice named the most innovative school in the nation by US News and World Report, in collaboration with the city of Phoenix, named the Top Performing City overall by Governing and Living Cities, announce a call for innovators and entrepreneurs to participate in the RISN Incubator, a diverse solutions business development and accelerator program.

Beating cancer, one drum rhythm at a time

ASU counseling master's student Kristian Mastin’s learned instrument is the banjo.

But this week, in between seeing youth clients as a clinical intern in a small Mesa counseling practice, Mastin headed over to Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert, Arizona, to beat out rhythms on a Senegalese sabar drum with ASU alumna Dr. Sonja Branch, who led a drum circle to inspire hope and well-being as part of the Cancer Center’s Cancer Survivorship Week events.

Cronkite Innovation Day to feature drones, telepresence robots at ASU

Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is hosting a public expo featuring a host of cutting-edge technologies impacting journalism’s future.

Cronkite Innovation Day includes a variety of interactive attractions, including indoor drones, telepresence robots, wearable technologies, 3-D printers, virtual reality experiences and more. The event is open to all ASU students, faculty, staff and the public.

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