Campus Announcements


The library is coming to you! Stop by the SUB or the McDaniel lobby from 1-3pm Monday (11/24) or 10am-12pm Tuesday (11/25) for one-on-one research assistance with a librarian. We can help with:

*finding articles
*citing sources
*looking up books

and any other burning questions you might have!

Rex – Thanksgiving Break – Schedule – Reminder

The Rex will be closed Nov 26th-28th for Thanksgiving Break.

We will reopen on Saturday and Sunday 10AM-3PM

Looking for an interesting class for spring semester?

Consider taking the Field Studies in Sociology class, taught by Dr. Benjamin Waddell.

Study the people and cultures of the San Luis Valley through:
• Videos
• Field Trips
• Class Discussions
• An in-depth research project

Class is held on Wednesdays 2-5 pm
in the Nielsen Library, 3rd Floor — Cooper Room
CRN: 13370
This is a 3 Credit Hour class

The class is listed under special topics in the sociology department.

Help Us Select the 2015-2016 Common Reading Book!

After campus input and committee discussion, the ASU Common Reading Experience Committee has identified eight candidate books for consideration as next year’s Common Reading Program book selection. The committee will select two books from among the eight finalists: one for 2015-2016 and one for 2016-2017. This will enable the committee to conduct more advance program planning.

We welcome your feedback on these finalist book selections and will take it into consideration when making the final selections.

– You may use the following form to rank your top four preferences and provide comments:

– More info about the eight finalist books can be found here:

Thank you! Please provide feedback by November 30th.


The Common Reading Experience Committee

Bob Affeldt / English
Masood Ahmad / Student Engagement and Success
Jerusalem Benavides / Residence Life
Jess Gagliardi /AAA101
Maddie Mansheim – student representative
Kat McLaughlin – student representative
Gustavo Plascencia / Art
Nick Saenz / History
Carol Smith, Committee Chair / Nielsen Library

Nielsen Library Thanksgiving Break Hours

The Nielsen Library will close at 5pm on Wednesday, November 26 and will remain closed on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Normal hours will resume on Sunday, November 30.

Final Exams Are Approaching – Be Thankful!

Be thankful that it isn’t too late to sign up for free tutoring! ASU has a variety of tutoring services and all are free to you. For more information, go to

SUB Mailroom closed for Thanksgiving Break

The SUB Mailroom will close early at 3 pm Tuesday, November 25 and remain closed for Thanksgiving Break.

Tickets Now On Sale for It’s a Wonderful Life

Start your holiday season off right and get your tickets to Adams State University’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. The box office is now open. Come to the box office or call 587-TIXX (8499) for tickets.

Food for overdue fines at the Nielsen Library

Bring non-perishable food items to the Nielsen Library from November 23 – December 20 and get rid of all those pesky overdue charges! Each non-perishable food item is good for waiving $5 in late fees and there is no limit. All food will be donated to the Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley.



The Paw Print is now available! Pick up your copy around campus or read us online at

Gourmet Navajo Tacos!! Only here for 1 day!!

Hello! Help fund Adams State Newman Club for our Alternative Spring Break to Mexicali, Mexico. Come get yourselves a Navajo Taco Friday at the Sacred Heart Church Gym. Adults $8 Kids $6
A meal includes an entree, drink, and dessert. Friday 5-7pm Sacred Heart Gym. Tell your friends & family!

Lifeways Lecture Series TONIGHT features Mrs. Bessie Konishi “Japanese History within the SLV”

The esteemed Mrs. Bessie Konishi will be presenting a lecture on “Japanese History in the SLV,” as part of the Lifeways Lecture Series on Thursday, November 20th. The lecture will be held in McDaniel 201, and begins at 6:00pm.

For more information, please visit

Benefit Pasta Dinner

Adams State Athletics will be hosting a benefit pasta dinner in ASU Fieldhouse in Plachy Hall, December 14th, 5pm-7pm.
All proceeds are going to ASU Track Alumni Drew Graham who was in a life changing accident.
Tickets are on sale now or pay at the door, $10.
For tickets please contact Kristen DiPaola, or come by the athletic offices.

FREE early Thanksgiving Dinner

Free EARLY THANKSGIVING dinner TONIGHT (Thursday) in Coronado Lobby at Adams State University, 6:30-8pm. Invite your friends! Hosted by Christian Challenge ASU in partnership with Adams State Campus Ministry Office.

Banner Maintenance Outage this Saturday & CS Maintenance for Thursday, November 20th, 2014

***All Banner Systems Outage this Saturday, 11/22/14***

This Saturday, beginning at 8:00 AM and lasting until roughly 6:00 PM, ALL Banner systems will be unavailable as we install critical, required upgrades to the Banner infrastructure. This includes Banner Web, Forms, Self-Service Banner, School Services and any other Banner-specific systems.

***Maintenance tonight, Thursday November 20th***

Beginning at 9:00 PM, Employee and TEC Classrooms will receive an update to iTunes as well as some critical zero-day exploit security patches. Employees are encouraged to log off but leave their computers on when leaving work for the day. This will assist the installation of these patches and minimize any impact.

Also beginning at 9:00 PM, Computing Services will be applying security updates to various Windows and back-end servers. Brief reboots of these services will occur, but impact to our customers should be minimal.

Computing Services thanks you for your patience and understanding as we perform these critical maintenance activities. As always, if you have any questions, please call the ASU Computing Services Helpdesk at 7741 or contact us via email at

Thank you!

Computing Services