Cultivating Socially Just Grading Environments in Writing-Intensive Classrooms

This colloquium focuses on labor-based grading contracts that take individual grades off assignments during the semester, while still producing a final course grade. They offer classrooms more democratic and socially just grading environments that value more fully the labor all students put into their writing and reading assignments. They also offer better relationships with students, and deeper discussions on student writing that engage with the politics of language and its judgment. The workshop, led by Asao B.

Annual Campus Date Sale — Polytechnic

The Arizona State University date harvest returns this fall. ASU grows and harvests the dates on the Polytechnic and Tempe campuses.

Sun Devils can expect up to 30 varieties as the dates ripen throughout the harvest season. The 2019 season marks the first full harvest of the Medjool dates from the new palms on Palm Walk.

Dates can be purchased for $5 per pound. Proceeds help fund the Arboretum Volunteer Program, plant signage, new garden construction and the purchase of tools and plants for the Arboretum.

ASU Chamber Orchestra Graduate Recital: Orchestral Strings

The strings of the ASU Chamber Orchestra immerse the listener in a landscape of works spanning from the late romantic to the 20th century avant-garde under the batons of ASU Assistant Conductors Yun Song Tay and Francisco Hernández Bolaños.

ASU Chamber Orchestra
Yun Song Tay, Conductor
Francisco Hernández Bolaños, Conductor


Takemitsu: Three Film Scores 
Ligeti: Ramifications
Elgar: Serenade for Strings
Britten: Simple Symphony

Beyond Narrative with Piper J. Daniels

Walter Benjamin once said, “All great works of literature either dissolve a genre or invent one.” In this advanced three-week class, we’ll discover what is gained when we forego conventional expectations of content and form. Working in such mediums as personal essay, lyric essay, memoir, fiction, poetry, philosophy, mixed-media film, photography, song lyric, journal, dream and anecdote, we’ll unearth our private obsessions and render our experiences accessible and relevant to a larger audience.