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

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Kush, Frank

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Frank Joseph Kush is best known for his outstanding achievements in football, both as an All-American player at Michigan State University and as the head coach of ASU. Upon completion

Frank Joseph Kush is best known for his outstanding achievements in football, both as an All-American player at Michigan State University and as the head coach of ASU. Upon completion of his two-year commitment to the U.S. Army, Dan Devine, Head Coach at Arizona State, offered Frank an assistant coaching position in 1955 where he served as an Assistant Coach until 1958 when Dan Devine left and Frank assumed the role of Head Coach until 1979.

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  • 2006-01-04

Ellis, Robert

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Destined to be the third generation working at the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co., the Cleveland born and raised boy who got kicked out of High School 5 times before graduating,

Destined to be the third generation working at the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co., the Cleveland born and raised boy who got kicked out of High School 5 times before graduating, became a key founder of not only Channel 8 but also the ASU Retirees Association! Bob Ellis speaks very candidly about his life growing up in Cleveland, military service and then student at Arizona State College as a secondary education major with an emphasis in speech and drama; his first job at KOY and how he married his boss, his biggest influence in his career. Bob was an on-air personality at KOY. He was lured to come to ASU to help start a new television station that would become Channel 8 (KAET). In his interview, he tells stories of the beginnings of Channel and how it grew from being a place for “tele-courses” to a member of the PBS family. He also tells of another contribution he made to ASU – one of the founders of the ASU Retirees Association!

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  • 2002-07-29

Van Scoy, Linda

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Linda Van Scoy worked the Academic Vice President in the Provost's Office most of her ASU career.

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  • 2007-01-05

Umberson, George

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George Umberson came to ASU in 1977 as Chair of the Department of Music and oversaw the creation of the School of Music.

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  • 2006-01-13

Turk, Rudy

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Rudy Turk was an Associate Professor of Art and Director of the Art Collection.

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  • 2006-01-09

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Shell, Leon

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Leon Shell joined ASU in 1967 as Dean of Men in Student Affairs where he spent the rest of his ASU career.

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  • 2007-01-19

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Salerno, Nicholas A.

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Nick Salerno was a stalwart of the ASU English Department for 33 years and served as chairman for 10 years before retiring in 1991. He created and hosted Cinema Classics

Nick Salerno was a stalwart of the ASU English Department for 33 years and served as chairman for 10 years before retiring in 1991. He created and hosted Cinema Classics for PBS locally. Partnering with Dan Harkins, Nick also launched Critics' Choice at Harkins Camelview Theatre.

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  • 2002-07-30