Last night I gave Mary Cook, the director for student success here at Cronkite, a hand with one of her weekly Cronkite Night at the Movies events. We screened the film “Carbon Nation” which was directed by ASU professor Peter Byck. Mr. Byck has a joint appointment to ASU with the Cronkite School and the ASU School of Sustainability and the event was specially joint hosted by both departments.
The New Machine. I don’t know if it has a name yet. I’m gonna call it Clancy.
As we always do, we provide popcorn at all of our Cronkite Night at the Movies screenings. This year we got a new machine and it’s the first time I ever got to see popcorn distribution in action.
Today was the very first Must See Monday of the Fall semester. We hosted a panel featuring the female anchors from all of the local news outlets including Catherine Anaya from CBS 5, Lin Sue Cooney from 12 News, Carey Pena from 3TV and Linda Williams from Fox 10. Sadly Katie Raml from ABC 15 was out of town and we missed her dearly. We have had her visit for events many times in the past and will have her here for an event soon, I just know it.
We are really fortunate here in Phoenix to have one of the largest markets in the country (we’re ranked #12) and also one of the friendliest. Reporters, anchors, producers, journalists, photographers and all kinds of other professionals in the journalism industry are always willing to share their time and expertise with our students. Their visits really invigorate (what I think) is an already extremely enthusiastic student body and it’s great to get to see it in person every week.
I of course brought my Glass along to document the evening.
Preparation for a Must See Monday always involves moving the furniture in the First Amendment Forum and setting the stage. We remove all the coffee tables and line them up along the Library and Resource Center wall where they act as overflow seating. We then take all the armchairs and rearrange them theater style. Must See Mondays are some of our highest attended events, especially in the fall, so we also put down as many extra chairs as we can.
The view from the stage