April 2019 Newsletter

Join Team 42

Pat’s Run is officially sold out! If you’re participating in the run, you still have time to join the Pat Tillman Veterans Center’s Team 42. Each member of Team 42 runs in honor of an individual who reminds them of the spirit of Pat Tillman. Hear from 2017's first Team 42 members about who they honored and why. Participants will receive a free commemorative T-shirt at the pre-run event taking place Friday, April 26, 5–7 p.m. the day before the run.

To join Team 42 and RSVP for the pre-run event, fill out this form by April 12.


Reminder: Veteran-focused career fair day

Remember, the university-wide career fair begins April 2, which means the veteran-focused career day is just two days away. Wednesday, April 3 will be dedicated to veteran-focused prep sessions, networking opportunities with veteran-friendly employers and more. There will be two prep sessions: one from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., and one from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To register for the fair, click here. And if you have any questions, email militaryadvocate@asu.edu. We look forward to seeing you there!


RSVP for the Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony

We are proud of our graduating student veterans for all of their hard work and success. If you are graduating in May, be sure to register for the Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 4 at 2 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Arena on the Tempe campus. You'll receive a special honor stole to wear with your cap and gown at all convocation and commencement ceremonies. Come celebrate with us, and share your accomplishments on social media using #ASUVetGrad. For more information, check the FAQ page.


Participate in a research survey

Consider participating in one of the following surveys to assist in student research projects:

  • ASU doctoral student and Navy veteran Michael Sheppard is conducting a survey focused on student veterans in engineering programs. He is researching the unique skills and strategies that military veterans develop during their service. Find out how to participate or email Michael.Sheppard@asu.edu for more information.

  • University of Indianapolis doctoral student Allysia Ramirez is seeking undergraduate student veterans to participate in a study to better understand the academic, social and emotional needs of student veterans as they adjust to college. Read more about the study and how to participate.


Two ASU job openings

If you are a graduate student looking for a career opportunity with the university, check out these job openings and consider applying before the April 19 deadline.

  • ASU Research Enterprise project manager: In this position, you will oversee projects related to innovation challenges, hacking events, ideation sessions and pitch competitions. The successful candidate should have a bachelor’s degree and five years of related experience. View the job listing and apply.

  • ASU Research Enterprise administrative associate: This position manages the ASURE director’s schedule, arranges appointments and travel, and more. A bachelor’s degree is ideal but not required, and the successful applicant should have directly related administrative experience. Learn more and apply.


Arizona Coalition for Military Families symposium

The Arizona Coalition for Military Families is hosting its 10th annual statewide symposium in support of service members, veterans and their families on April 17 and 18. The symposium features two full days of programming focused on increasing knowledge, skills and abilities for those working to support the veteran, military and dependent community.

In addition to general sessions and breakout groups, the event also includes networking opportunities and a resource fair. View the full agenda. A limited number of scholarships are available to cover 50–100% of registration costs. Apply for financial assistance here.


Student article: Veteran Diaries is now an award-winning show

ASU student veteran Nick White, host of the ASU Blaze Radio show Veteran Diaries, was recently awarded the “Best Community/Volunteer Program” award by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System. Learn more about the award and Nick’s show in this article by student veteran Ryan Wadding.


Scheduling an appointment with your military advocate

For the past several months, your military advocate Shawn Banzhaf has been traveling from campus to campus every week. He is now located at the Tempe campus full time, but don’t worry — Shawn is still available for students on all campuses. If you’d like to meet with Shawn, visit your ASU TEAM page and schedule an appointment.