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ASU Retirees Association (ASURA) Video History Project Interviews


This collection includes interviews of Arizona State University retirees, including ASU administrators, faculty, and staff. The video interviews were conducted by the ASU Retirees Association (ASURA) beginning in 2001. Videos are approximately 1 hour each.


Charles Allen graduated from ASU in 1960; worked at KAET for four years; moved to Allentown PA; worked in Hollywood for 14 years; returned to KAET in 1980; and retired in 1995 as the third Director of KAET. His interview is divided into three videos: Early Years, ASC/U Years, and KAET Years. There are stories about the name change, the Tempe campus (size and faculty), Kay Gammage and Al Michaels. There are ten Hollywood stories many involving well know Hollywood personages. As Program Director of KAET, Allen recounts two memorable programs: the Supreme Court nomination hearings for Sandra Day O’Conner …

Contributors
Ellis, Robert, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2012-02-02

Doug Anderson came to ASU in the summer of 1979 and joined the newly formed College of Public Programs. He left ASU as the Director of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Important ASU stories include: 1) the birth of the COLLEGE OF PUBLIC PROGRAMS, 2) the Tempe Campus SIZE and working ENVIRONMENT in 1979. 3) the naming of the WALTER CRONKITE School of Journalism and Mass Communications, and 4) the importance of the 1987 accreditation as a turning point for the School of Journalism and Mass Communications The times shown in the following Table of Contents …

Contributors
Godfrey, Don, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2015-03-12

Charlie Arntzen joined ASU in August 2000 as the Florence Ely Nelson Presidential Endowed Chair and retired in 2016 from the School of Life Sciences and Biodesign Institute. Charlie was the founding Director of the Biodesign Institute. Important ASU stories include: 1) the creation of the Biodesign Institute, 2) the design and operation of the Biodesign labs, 3) the development of ZMapp to fight Ebola, 4) The New American University - a discussion of the importance of collaboration, and 5) several comments about Presidents Coor and Crow and Provost Glick PART 1 PRE-ASU YEARS 1. Watching Sputnik @ 0:01:36 2. …

Contributors
Church, Kathy, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2019-05-08

Don Dotts recalls his 41 years at ASU, including 26 years as Director of the Alumni Association. The interview includes stories about Grady Gammage, Homer Durham, and Frank Kush.

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2002-07-12

Brian Foster came to ASU in 1980 as Associate Professor of Anthropology. He became chair in 1982, then was Dean of the Graduate College from 1986 to 1994. He went on to the University of Nebraska as Dean of Arts and Sciences. He served as Provost at the University of New Mexico ( 2000 - 2005) and at the University of Missouri (2005 - 2014). He is Provost Emeritus and Professor of Anthropology Emeritus at the University of Missouri - Columbia. In the interview, Brian describes his early life and education in Dixon IL before entering college at age 28. …

Contributors
Krahenbuhl, Gary, Scheatzle, David
Created Date
2019-04-19

Gary Krahenbuhl, Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences came to ASU in 1973 as an Assistant Professor of Physical Education and retired in 2003 as Senior Vice President of the University. In the interview Gary discusses the battles with U of A for funding and recognition, keeping the branch campuses under one roof, and several short stores about Lattie Coor and Jim Mayer. In addition much of the interview addresses directly and indirectly Gary’s philosophy of academic administrative leadership. Clip 1 - Pre / Post ASU Years 1. Interview Introduction (00:00:40) 2. Early Life & Education (00:01:21) 3. Why came …

Contributors
Schwalm, Dave, Association, Arizona State University Retirees
Created Date
2012-12-19

Bill Lewis, Vice Provost for Computing, came to ASU in 1966 to join the Industrial Engineering faculty. He retired in 2008. Important interview stories include ones involving: FOUNDING PROGRAMS (computer science); COMPUTERS (student information system, computing support); TEMPE CAMPUS (1966, changes); DEPARTMENTS (Industrial Engineering); PEOPLE (Lee P Thompson, Milt Glick); and BUILDINGS (Computer Commons). Part 1 Early Years and Family 1. Introduction of Bill Lewis (00:00) 2. Early Years and Schooling (01:21) 3. Family (03:50) Part 2 ASU Career 1. Coming to ASU (00:31) 2. Career Progression (01:40) 3. Computer Science Department Stories a. FOUNDING PROGRAMS: Computer Science Department (09:23) …

Contributors
Moor, Bill, Arizona State University Reitreers Association
Created Date
2010-01-22

Connie McNeill came to ASU in the summer of 1976 as head of the payroll project and retired in the summer of 2006 as the West Campus Assistant Vice Provost for Information Technology. Interesting stories include: 1) her role in developing both academic and administrative computing services on the Tempe and West Campuses, (COMPUTERS / BRANCH CAMPUSES) 2) bringing PC’s onto the Tempe Campus (COMPUTERS), 3) the “Space Wars” (BUILDINGS), and 4) short stories about Roland Haden and Darel Eschbach (PEOPLE). Background 1. Early years in Pullman, Washington @ 1:34 2. Working at Stanford @ 3:42 ASU Career 3. Tempe …

Contributors
Gooding, Elmer, Scheatzle, David, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2012-02-29

Interview with Wilma Schwada, the wife of President John W. Schwada.

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2007-12-07

An interview about the life and professional career of Linda Wells who was ASU's Women's soft ball Coach from 1989-2005. Linda was active in many sports and school activities from an early age, growing up in Pacific Missouri. She graduated from SE Missouri State and the University of Minnesota, majoring in Exercise Physiology. After graduating, she was the School's first full time women's coach. She came to ASU in 1989 as Women's Softball Coach. While there, she competed at the highest level, being involved in international and Olympic softball. She retired in 2005. 1. Early Life (42:03 minutes) 2. Coming …

Contributors
DeMichele, Jill, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2012-03-01