Campus Announcements

Fall Work Study @ GTLC!

The Grizzly Testing and Learning Center is looking for motivated students to fill a fall student employment position. There are currently two positions available for up to 18 hours per week with starting pay at $8.50 with hours (between 8 am and 5 pm) depending on student availability. Students must be full-time, on-campus students with at least two semesters at ASU remaining; work study funding is not required but preferred.

If interested, please stop by to pick up an application at the Grizzly Testing and Learning Center, 2nd floor Nielsen Library. Applications will be accepted until May 1st by 5 pm.

Percussion Extravaganza Tuesday 7pm in Richardson Auditorium

The Adams State University Percussion Extravaganza begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in Richardson Hall Auditorium.
The Adams State Percussion Ensemble will perform the works of Levitan, Rennick, Reich, Shostakovich, Trevino, Westlake, and more.
The concert is in two parts and begins with traditional drumming of Ghana followed by a work by Daniel Levitan titled “Variations on a Ghanaian Theme.”
The concert then features freshman music education major Kevin Johnson on Paul Rennick’s work for soloist and percussion trio, “Slopes.” This piece was inspired by a lecture given in Aspen, Colo. by a University of Chicago physics professor regarding fractal geometry in nature and avalanche theory.
The Percussion Ensemble will also pay tribute to the drumming of the Caribbean with an original composition written by members of the ensemble.
The conclusion of the first half of the program will feature a special treat for young audience members- a work titled “Penguin Circus” by Nigel Westlake for film and percussion ensemble.
The second half of the program will take on a more somber tone as it features the Adams State Marimba Quartet’s adaptation of Dmitri Shostakovich’s emotional String Quartet No. 8, dedicated “In Memory of the Victims of Fascism and War.” The quartet recently traveled to Las Vegas to perform this work as special guests on a Program titled, “Creation, The UNLV Percussion Ensemble and Moving Light Lab” on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This concert was a unique collaboration with the light design students and faculty at UNLV and percussion students and faculty from Adams State and UNLV.
Additionally, Steve Reich’s work, “Piano Phase” will be realized as “Vibraphone Phase” coordinated with the new lighting system in Richardson Auditorium.
Ivan Trevino’s popular work, “Catching Shadows” will conclude the ASU Percussion Ensemble’s performance. The concert closes with the ASU Brazilian Percussion Ensemble, “Tambores de Fogo,” fresh off a Four Corners tour supported and funded by The Music in the Mountains Classical Music Festival and Conservatory.
Admission is $5 for adults; $1 for students; and free to AS&F and Friends of Music. For more information contact James Doyle at

Summer Work Studies Needed for Mailroom

The mailroom needs 2 students who can work 6 hours a day, M – F, with the possibility of the job extending into the fall semester. Duties include receiving, sorting and distributing mail and packages on campus with some heavy lifting required. You must be eligible for work study and taking at least 6 credit hours during the summer. If you are interested please pick up an application at the SUB mailroom.

Master’s Thesis Defense

Lukus Klawitter will be defending his thesis on “Does the Advanced BioStructural Correction Technique Have a Physiological Effect on Endurance Trained Cyclists” Wednesday 4/29/15 at 3:30pm in EC 101. All are welcome to come watch.

Master’s Thesis Defense

DJ Consonero will be presenting her thesis defense on Tuesday, April 28th at 6:00 pm in East Campus room 101. The topic is lower body and core medicine ball training and its effects on bat velocity of division II fastpitch softball players.

ASU Softball Team Qualifies for Playoffs

All students, staff, and faculty,
The ASU Softball team has qualified for the RMAC playoffs in Denver on Wednesday, April 29th – Saturday May 2.


Friday, May 1st, in Carson Auditorium there will be a free event open to the campus and public. The event will begin at 7:00 PM and will run until 8:00 unless there are audience questions taking it to 8:30 PM. The event will attempt to provide a rational foundation for the truth of the Christian worldview. Please feel free to attend.

Looking for Talent!!!

Are you a performer or an artist? Do you know other creative and talented individuals?

The High Rise Apartments are hosting an Open Mic Night this Wednesday, April 29th, starting at 6pm in the High Rise Lobby. We are looking for all kinds of PERFORMERS (singers, musicians, poets, comedians, magicians, etc.) as well as ARTISTS who would be interested in displaying their work. If you are interested or know someone who is, please RSVP to:

There will be FREE Food and Fondue for anyone interested in coming and having a great time! All are welcome!

Talk @ Nielsen, Thurs, April 30, 6pm: Early Aquaculture on the Upper Rio Grande

The Earth, Water, and Sky series of “Conversations on the Great Outdoors – San Luis Valley and Beyond” continues on Thursday, April 30, 6:00pm on the second floor of the Nielsen Library. Sandra Wagner will be speaking about early aquaculture efforts on the Upper Rio Grande River.

More about this talk:

At the turn of the 20th century, the silver mining that supported the San Luis Valley had waned and there was a need for economic and social stability that was partially filled by the commercial fish industry. These early-day fish culturists were hardy men who took advantage of the rich opportunities available in the cool and clear waters of the Upper Rio Grande area, and established industries that would change the local economy and ecology. Wetherill family members were a large part of this effort, along with others who worked the difficult conditions of the southwestern Colorado fisheries.

Sandra Wagner is a retired chemist from Los Alamos National Laboratory, who is working part-time as an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Adams State University. Since retiring and moving to Alamosa ten years ago, Sandra has researched and written about her husband’s Wetherill family history. Starting with the immigrants that came on the Mayflower; producing generations of Quakers that became abolitionists, Southwestern explorers, politicians, and fish culturists on the Upper Rio Grande. Sandra is very active in researching and writing local Wetherill family history for various publications, and is in the process of writing two books.

You may contact Sandra at, 505-455-3079.

Earth, Water, and Sky is a casual lecture series co-sponsored by the Nielsen Library and the Adams State Adventure Program (ASAP). Hope to see you there! Light refreshments will be served.

2 Credit Sustainability 101 Course available Summer Semester

There’s still time to sign up for the Sustainability 101 Course, held this summer semester! This class, instructed by Dr. Nick Parker of Texas Tech University, will instruct on how individuals can mobilize organizations and their community to tackle key environmental challenges, and take them on-site to show them how the San Luis Valley is doing just that.

The Sustainability 101 course will be held over ASU’s summer semester, from Monday, June 1st to Saturday, June 6th. Classes will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday the 1st through Thursday the 4th, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday the 5th, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday the 6th. The class meets in room 142 of Adams State’s School of Business. Sustainability 101 is available to both current ASU students and general community members. ASU students may take the course for credit by registering through ASU as they would any other course (Sustainability 101, ID 179, CRN 11565), while community members may register non-credit by contacting Karl at 719-587-8209 or

Spring 15 Course/Faculty Evaluations Open Sunday, April 25, 2015

Please take the time to evaluate your Spring 2015 courses online between Sunday, April 26, 2015 and Sunday, May 10, 2015. It is easy, it is anonymous, and it is important. Simply go to the One Stop Student Services web-page, click on Evaluate Your Courses. Sign in and select your courses from the drop down menu or use the following link:

If you have questions contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 719-587-7622 or e-mail


ADAMS STATE GRIZZLIES WHO ARE LOOKING FOR FUN ON FRIDAY NIGHT PAY ATTENTION!!!! Join ASU this FRIDAY APRIL 24TH PLACHY HALL MAIN GYM 6-9PM, for a FREE carnival, FREE food by Ralph at K2, and a FREE concert performed by KAZUAL!! Join fellow Grizzlies in celebration of our all our accomplishments academically, athletically, and personally. ** FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF!!!** (Must have ASU ID present at event to redeem reward.) Bring your brother, mother, roommates, and friends but Fido stays at home. Look for us on social media @adamsstate @GrizzlyGab @GrizzCru @AdamsStateSenat @ASUGrizzlies #GrizzDaze15 #GrizzBYB

Grizz Radio Game Night TONIGHT!

KASF-FM Grizz Radio will be holding a game night tonight (April 23) in the Haynie Center for Mass Communication (north end of the sub). We will be playing board games, video games, having a scavenger hunt and more! Prizes and refreshments too! Come between 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm, take a study break, and have some fun!

Summer Student Employment – HPPE Department

Human Performance and Physical Education Department has a summer student employment position open. You must be eligible for financial aid student employment and taking six credit hours. If you are interested please contact, Barbara Griego-Jones at 719-587-7208 or

How Could I Forget Spanish?!

Spanish I is also offered in the Fall, 2015 semester, bringing the total to 12 credits the HAPPSS Department is offering toward the Latino Studies minor by next semester. I challenge you to take them all!

SPAN 103: Elementary Spanish I
HIST 357: Mexico
POLS 325: Political Movements in Latin America
POLS 468: U.S.-Latin American Relations