Campus Announcements

Monday Night Football @ Vistas

Remember to come to Vistas tonight, 5pm-10pm, try our nachos and enjoy the game on our big screens. Plain Nachos (chips, cheese and jalapenos) for $2.50. Nachos Grande (chips, cheese, chili, tomatoes, onions and jalapenos) for $3.50.
Our regular menu items are available also.

Dr. McClure to Speak to Women’s Affinity Group on Friday, October 16

The Women’s Affinity Group is pleased to welcome guest speaker and President of ASU, Dr. Beverlee McClure. On Friday, October 16 at 12 pm in SUB A126/A131, Dr. McClure will speak to issues related to women’s leadership within and without the Adams State Community. Both the luncheon and discussion are free and open to all faculty and staff. Just go through the main entrance to La Mesa Dining Room, sign in with the cashier, grab some lunch, and join the conversation! Email Dr. Eden Wales Freedman with question: Hope to see you all soon!

Annual Craft Fair and Chili Cook-Off Nov. 7th


Plan now for the Annual Craft Fair (in memory of Jeff Cook) to be held in conjunction with the Chili Cook-Off.

Plachy Hall Field House

Saturday, November 7th

Craft Fair runs 9 am-4pm

Booth fee for Crafters is $20 for a 10′ x 10′ booth. An additional table is $10. Tables, chairs  electricity and publicity will be provided.

Contestant fee for Chili Cook-Off is $15, with cash prizes up to $100 for 1st place and $50 for second place. Sampling fee is $5 per person. The Cook-Off runs from 11 am-1 pm with winners being announced at 1:30.

Hope to see everyone there!

Spread the word.

For more information contact:

Peggy #7841 or

Barbara #7208

or go to:

Cakes for the Cure!

The ASU Volleyball team will be selling cakes around campus this Thursday (10/15) and Friday (10/16) as a fundraiser to support the expanding cancer services at SLV Health. We will accept donations or a $10 minimum for each cake. Please bring cash if you are interested in supporting this great cause in the San Luis Valley and getting a delicious treat in return! Thank you!

NEW Self-Defense Class Starts Today! (Monday)

Hi All,
You are invited to our brand new Self-Defense class that will be held in Campus Rec & Wellness Center @ 5:30pm tonight! Join instructor Mark who will be teaching in the Grizzly X Room; Mark has been involved in martial arts for 20 years, and is a first-degree black belt in Shorinji Kenpo. Here is a little information as to what to expect:
The class includes learning how to:
• Reduce the risk of finding ourselves in a dangerous social environment.
• Minimize the risk of a confrontation becoming violent.
• Seek flight paths
• Judge when defensive aggression is required.
Students should be prepared for pushing, shoving and tapping exercises – proxies for physical attack. This is not Fight Club. There will be no full-contact sparring.

Hope to see you there!

Kindred Spirits Luncheon, Tuesday, Oct. 13

Faculty and staff are invited to join us tomorrow for the October installment of the CIELO Kindred Spirits Luncheon. Carol Smith, Library Director, along with other library staff will lead a discussion on the Common Reading Experience book, “Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future” (2011) by Robert B. Reich. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE READ THE BOOK TO JOIN IN! To take part in this book discussion, sign in at the main entrance of La Mesa Dining center, grab some food, and go through the back to the banquet rooms. The program will last from about 12:15 – 12:45.

All-campus meeting on HLC Criterion 5 – 10-16

In preparation for Adams State’s self study for Reaffirmation of Accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, all campus members are encouraged to attend this week’s all-campus meeting to focus on:

Criterion 5 (Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness)
Friday, Oct. 16
3-4 p.m.
SUB 3rd floor banquet room

“Aftershock” Book Discussion @ Nielsen: Wed, Oct 14, 6pm

The campus and community engaged in a lively debate on the issue of rising inequality after last week’s documentary screening. Let’s keep the conversation going! Join us this Wednesday, oct 14, 6:00pm on the first floor of the Nielsen Library for a casual discussion about “Aftershock”, this year’s Common Reading Experience book selection. Light refreshments will be served.

Pick-up SOCCER!

All are invited to come join us Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5-7pm for pick-up soccer on the Campus Green. Bring some friends or stop by and make some!

Ballroom Dancing is Back!

Back by popular demand, Club ESRA (Education for Sexual Risk Avoidance) will once again host ballroom dance lessons at the Rex Activity Center on October 17th @ 7PM, free with valid ASU ID, or $5/couple or person. Hilarious professional dance instructor, Jeff Wallace, along with his lovely Argentine Tango professional partner, Helaine, will review and put finishing touches on the Foxtrot. They will also introduce the East Coast Swing, and, hopefully, give a command performance of the Argentine Tango. You won’t want to miss out on this evening of fun, so bring a partner, and let’s learn how to “dance like the stars”! Club ESRA ~ This GRIZZ is Lookin’ Out 4 You!

Southern Colorado Film Festival opens October 15

The Southern Colorado Film Festival is the San Luis Valley’s leading venue for showcasing independent film production. Now in its third year, the festival will be showcasing creative works from around the world. Through the support of organizations such as the Southern Colorado Film Commission, Adams State University Community Partnerships, the Colorado Office of Film, Television, and Media, the Alamosa County Local Marketing District Board, and the ASU Common Reading Experience among many others, the festival will once again bring its unique style of cultural content to the San Luis Valley.

The festival will start at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, with the opening feature and a reception in the Adams State Richardson Hall Auditorium. From October 16 through October 18 the film festival will continue at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Art Building room 227.

This year, the festival will showcase 20 independent films with national and international significance. The festival’s theme is “Mountains of Possibility,” showcasing the many potential successes all around us – often just behind a challenging obstacle or limited way of thinking. By considering the opportunities all around us, we can recognize new ways forward.

Potential highlights include Landfill Harmonic, which follows a youth orchestra from a community built on a massive landfill; A Sinner in Mecca, which has recently been featured in the New York Times among other publications and covers a gay filmmaker’s journey into Saudi Arabia where both homosexuality and filming are forbidden; From the Land to Your Table, a documentary looking at the cultural diversity of food markets across seven Latin American countries; and Bringing it Home, a film illustrating the past, present, and future of industrial hemp. The festival also includes the Land, Water, and Fire short film selection, which features a number of films from the San Luis Valley, as well as a local foods reception to follow.

More information on the Southern Colorado Film Festival, including ticketing and the full program schedule, visit Southern Colorado Film Festival.


The hours for the SUB for Fall Recess weekend are:

Wednesday, October 7th, 7 am – 8 pm; Thursday, October 8th, 7 am – 8 pm; Friday, October 9th, 7 am – 8 pm; Saturday, October 10th, 10:30 am – 8 pm; Sunday, October 11th, 10:30 am – 10 pm.
Brunch and dinner will be served in the La Mesa Dining Room Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Loft is open during break!

Don’t be bored over break, The Loft is open during break. It’s open 1-8PM everyday! Get your game on.

Sprint Interval Training – A Healthy Need for Speed

Next Wednesday October 14th at 6 p.m. in McDaniel Hall room 101 Dr. Christopher Bell from Colorado State University will be giving a talk about Sprint Interval Training. There will be refreshments and giveaways. It should be an educational, informative, and fun evening!

Computing Service Wifi Maintenance for Fall Break (10/8-10/9)

During the day on both Thursday and Friday of this week, Computing Services will be performing maintenance on the wireless access points in the residence halls. During these two days, there will be intermittent outages for wifi access in the residence halls as the access points are being serviced. Our intent is to have all wireless systems fully up and operational by the end of each day and the entire maintenance completed before the weekend.

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

Have a great Fall Break!

Computing Services