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Border Wars: Tax Revenues, Annexation, and Urban Growth in Phoenix

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Phoenix and neighboring municipalities, like many in the South and West, pursued a growth strategy based on annexation in the decades after the second world war. This article explores the

Phoenix and neighboring municipalities, like many in the South and West, pursued a growth strategy based on annexation in the decades after the second world war. This article explores the link between annexation and competition for tax revenues. After discussing arguments for annexation, it traces the history of annexation in the Phoenix metropolitan area. A long‐running series of ‘border wars’ entailed litigation, pre‐emptive annexations and considerable intergovernmental conflict. The article argues that tax revenues have been a key motivation for municipalities to seek annexation, particularly since the 1970s. The timing of annexation was an important component of the strategies of municipal officials. Developers sought urban economic growth, but did not always favor political expansion of municipal boundaries through annexation. The article then considers several related policy issues and argues that while opportunities for annexation are becoming more limited, competition for tax revenues (particularly sales‐tax revenues) continues to be fierce, creating dilemmas for municipalities in the region.

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  • 2011-04-15

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An Evidence-Based Resource for Faculty Addressing Non-Course-Specific Student Needs

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The goal of this thesis was to create a resource addressing non-course-specific (NCS) student needs that College of Integrative Sciences and Arts (CISA) faculty can provide to their students when

The goal of this thesis was to create a resource addressing non-course-specific (NCS) student needs that College of Integrative Sciences and Arts (CISA) faculty can provide to their students when appropriate. Students attend faculty office hours for a variety of reasons, and not all are academic in nature. Data was collected in order to determine which resources were lacking in addressing these needs. Student need was identified through a 13-item survey regarding faculty perception of NCS student needs, including the primary reason for office hour visitation and the primary sources of stress, academic advising, and time management complaints from their students. Additionally, feedback was collected regarding faculty perception of available resources and likelihood of utilizing a new resource. Throughout the Downtown, Tempe, and Polytechnic campuses, 24 faculty responded. It was found that work stress, familial stress, academic advising requests, and students comments of being overwhelmed were the primary NCS student needs as perceived by faculty. Additionally, the majority of faculty reported not feeling fully equipped to address these needs. This information was used to create a resource compiling a list of University and off-campus tools that students can access to address these needs. The resource combined data from faculty and from the literature to address general and specific issues of stress, academic advising, feeling ‘off,’ and recovery and was created a double-sided handout to be used electronically or for print. It is currently available for faculty use. With further research, this resource could be expanded or refined to address the needs of a larger population of students in different colleges or on different campuses. Eventually, this could be used as a University-wide tool.

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  • 2019-05

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Project Power Stance

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For my Honors Creative Project, I want to create a medium for me to share my story and what resources that have helped me at my time at ASU as

For my Honors Creative Project, I want to create a medium for me to share my story and what resources that have helped me at my time at ASU as a first-generation student and a female in STEM. This project went through different phases as I tried to solidify an idea for my end project with opinions of my Faculty Director and friends. With the help of Barrett, I was able to purchase my own equipment and create my podcasts in my own space. I ended up doing a series of interview podcasts with other ASU students and blog posts. The podcasts and blog posts revolve around the experience of different students at ASU and their respective schools with ASU, as well as resources they used and know about.

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  • 2020-05

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How to Succeed In Business: A Guide for Students and Graduates

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This thesis presents a single source of what students may do during and soon after college to succeed in their careers. It shows what certain steps students should take to

This thesis presents a single source of what students may do during and soon after college to succeed in their careers. It shows what certain steps students should take to increase chances of success and to avoid unnecessary repetition of others' steps and mistakes. One's first full-time work position can be overwhelming and frightening, and navigating a wide variety of resources in addition to all the individual preparation required to begin a position can be a major time waste that increases the overwhelmed feelings. This thesis provides a trustworthy source that pools the outside information and also presents new and valuable data, enabling the avoidance repetition of others' overwhelming experiences. Although every person's experience is different and may require different actions, the information presented allows an understanding of steps and ideas one may benefit from implementing to guarantee or work toward greater success after college. The methods utilized to obtain the information presented are discussed and followed by the key points for students to understand. An appendix follows the bibliography and presents a list of the main directives to students/graduates from each section to enable easy access and understanding.

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The Steps to My Stethoscope: Evidence Based Resources for BSN Students During and After their Degree

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Evidence has shown that new graduate nurses have a lot to learn when they begin working (Moore, Sublett, Leahy, & Bradley, 2017). Some of the common themes related to what

Evidence has shown that new graduate nurses have a lot to learn when they begin working (Moore, Sublett, Leahy, & Bradley, 2017). Some of the common themes related to what new graduates are lacking when they move into their new roles include communication skills, problem solving, and critical thinking (Missen, McKenna, Beauchamp, & Larkins, 2016). However, there is also a large gap involving information that new graduates need in order to make the transition into nursing practice. Nursing managers have stated that students are prepared for the hospital setting instead of how to get into the hospital setting (Missen et al., 2016). After two years of extensive education, I have found that other students and I have unanswered questions and concerns involving what to do after our nursing education ends. Little to no time was spent in formal coursework discussing topics like resumes, test anxiety, or what to wear for interviews. To address this need, I constructed a blog to not only reflect on my own experiences and get my own questions answered, but to also answer the questions of other nursing students, both present and future, and consolidate that information into one place. This blog goes into more depth and logistical detail using the Keele Curriculum Model developed by Humphreys, Wood, Johnson, Walsh, Witton, Green, and Corkhill (2013) as a conceptual framework. Even though scholarly blogging is a new form of communication, this is a useful way to exchange and discuss different ideas and facilitate collaboration (Puschmann & Mahrt, 2014). Blogs permit students to have access to a lot of information in one place and reduces the need to search through libraries and other resrouces. Blogs also allow for communication between professors and students who may not be geographically connected. Because blogs allow for editing after they are written, I will be able to update information in this scholarly blog as new research comes out, making the blog current and applicable for future nursing students.

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  • 2018-05

Career Options for Students Seeking a Degree in the School of Life Sciences

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This project was designed to develop resources to highlight diverse career options for students achieving a degree within the School of Life Sciences. Many students have a very narrow view

This project was designed to develop resources to highlight diverse career options for students achieving a degree within the School of Life Sciences. Many students have a very narrow view of what careers their degree prepares them for. In addition, if they have a career in mind, they have difficulty selecting an appropriate degree that will prepare them for their intended career. The goal of this project was to provide a broader view of career options, as well as illustrate the requirements each student would need to meet in order to pursue these careers. This was done by interviewing five career professionals and developing a major map that corresponds to the specific requirements of that career.

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  • 2018-05

Building Diverse Resources for Exploratory School of Life Sciences Students

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This creative thesis project aimed to create career development resources that School of Life Sciences majors could use to enhance their college experience, expand the breadth of relevant career options

This creative thesis project aimed to create career development resources that School of Life Sciences majors could use to enhance their college experience, expand the breadth of relevant career options for School of Life Sciences majors, and confront and divert career problems through the implementation of these career development resources. Students encounter career problems when their intention and action diverge. These career problems may cause a student to stop their pursuit of a given career, change majors, or even stop schooling completely. It is the objective of this project to help resolve these career problems by introducing a career development resource flyer that educates the student about a given career, provides coursework to guide a student towards this career path, familiarize students with extracurricular efforts necessary for this position, propose valuable resources that the student can utilize to learn more about the career, and offer a question and answer portion for further career and professional understanding. In order to create these career development resource flyers a variety of professionals, both with and without relationships with Arizona State University were contacted and interviewed. The answers gathered from these interviews were then utilized to create the career flyers. The project was successful in creating five distinct career development resource flyers, as well as a blank template with instructions to be used in the future by the School of Life Sciences. The career development resource flyers will be utilized by the School of Life Sciences advising staff for future exploratory majors, but is not limited to just these students. Aspirations are set to create an expansive reservoir of these resources for future generations of students to access in hopes that they will be better suited to find a career path that they are passionate about and be better prepared to attain.

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  • 2017-05

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Increasing Understanding of the Value of Arts Programs in Education (K-12) In Partnership with the Arizona Commission on the Arts

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This project was undertaken for the purposes of exploring the feasibility of website development for arts education information. In partnership with the Arizona Commission on the Arts, ideas for website

This project was undertaken for the purposes of exploring the feasibility of website development for arts education information. In partnership with the Arizona Commission on the Arts, ideas for website design were collected. The original plan was to build a website that would be a "one-stop-shop" for educators to find arts education resources. Some resources deemed important to include on the website were: a search engine, calendar of events, curriculum ideas, discussion forum, feedback, ticketing, and financial support available. This website would make accessing arts education information easier, thus more appealing. It is understood that art is a fundamental part of education and it needs to be integrated into the public schools system, however, due to a lack of educational funding in Arizona it is important to bring outside organizations and resources into the education system. The following paper will examine how arts education is beneficial for children in grades K-12, what resources people want available on the website, what education administrators have to say about the website, and what aspects of the website would need to be included and addressed.

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EATING DISORDERS AT ASU: HELPING STUDENTS GET THE RESOURCES THEY NEED

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College is an exciting time in a young student's life filled with many new experiences and opportunities for self-discovery. It also comes with a variety of challenges and stressors that

College is an exciting time in a young student's life filled with many new experiences and opportunities for self-discovery. It also comes with a variety of challenges and stressors that must be traversed in a way that is healthy and beneficial for the student. During this time a variety of pressures may arise that lead to the onset of eating disorders. The purpose of this study is to discover students' awareness of the eating disorder resources available at Arizona State University (ASU) and design a series of creative documents based on the less-known resources that are available. This study used data from the ASU Wellness department, a primary research study done at ASU, as well as data from the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). Findings indicate that ASU is not effectively promoting its resources to students. However, by implementing the marketing strategies discussed here, it is possible to educate students and in turn introduce them to resources that could drastically improve their health.

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  • 2015-05

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Anaerobic conversion of primary sludge to resources in microbial electrochemical cells

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Microbial electrochemical cells (MXCs) serve as an alternative anaerobic technology to anaerobic digestion for efficient energy recovery from high-strength organic wastes such as primary sludge (PS). The overarching goal

Microbial electrochemical cells (MXCs) serve as an alternative anaerobic technology to anaerobic digestion for efficient energy recovery from high-strength organic wastes such as primary sludge (PS). The overarching goal of my research was to address energy conversion from PS to useful resources (e.g. hydrogen or hydrogen peroxide) through bio- and electro-chemical anaerobic conversion processes in MXCs.

First, a new flat-pate microbial electrolysis cell (MEC) was designed with high surface area anodes using carbon fibers, but without creating a large distance between the anode and the cathode (<0.5 cm) to reduce Ohmic overpotential. Through the improved design, operation, and electrochemical characterization, the applied voltages were reduced from 1.1 to ~0.85 V, at 10 A m-2. Second, PS conversion was examined through hydrolysis, fermentation, methanogenesis, and/or anode respiration. Since pretreatment often is required to accelerate hydrolysis of organic solids, I evaluated pulsed electric field technology on PS showing a modest improvement of energy conversion through methanogenesis and fermentation, as compared to the conversion from waste activated sludge (WAS) or WAS+PS. Then, a two-stage system (prefermented PS-fed MEC) yielded successful performance in terms of Coulombic efficiency (95%), Coulombic recovery (CR, 80%), and COD-removal efficiency (85%). However, overall PS conversion to electrical current (or CR) through pre-fermentation and MEC, was just ~16%. Next, a single-stage system (direct PS-fed MEC) with semi-continuous operation showed 34% CR at a 9-day hydraulic retention time. The PS-fed MEC also showed an important pH dependency, in which high pH (> 8) in the anode chamber improved anode respiration along with methanogen inhibition. Finally, H2O2 was produced in a PS-fed microbial electrochemical cell with a low energy requirement (~0.87 kWh per kg H2O2). These research developments will provide groundbreaking knowledge for MXC design, commercial application, and anaerobic energy conversion from other high-strength organic wastes to resources.

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  • 2016