Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The new campus

I do not post much about what I am doing at work, but since there was a press release about my campus, I figured I should share it.

When I arrived at ASU, Distance Learning Technology was part of the Applied Learning Technologies Institute or alt^I. Not long after starting, there was talk of a reorganization. The reorg took effect on July 1, but today a press release was issued about the new campus my group works for, ASU Online and Extended Campus.

Read the press release to see what I get to be part of. For the record, the other four campuses are:
  • Tempe (formerly known as “main”)
  • West (in the western part of Phoenix)
  • Polytechnic (in east Mesa)
  • Downtown (in downtown Phoenix)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Courtside for the WNBA

Dawn had registered at a WNBA table during an event in Mesa. She got a call and we had to keep postponing it until tonight. All we knew was that we had free tickets and that the Phoenix Mercury were playing the Sacramento Monarchs. We were very happy about the opponent because we would get to see ODU legend Ticha Penicheiro.

Before the game, we are walked around the arena and show different areas. We are shown the nice comfortable leather seats that are courtside and then club that courtside ticket holders can visit and get free food. Then we are told that we can go to the club since we have courtside tickets. We were stunned. During halftime they hand people in this area free stat sheets from the first half.

The game was pretty good. The Mercury are fighting to get into the playoffs and at times it looked like they were running a clinic. The Mercury won 81-69, but we got to see Ticha become the first WNBA player to reach 2,000 career assists.