Campus Announcements

Law School Application Tips

If you’re interested in applying to Law School after you graduate, come to the HAPPSS monthly departmental meeting Friday, January 27th at noon in MCD 381. Student Body President Patrick Cleary will be discussing the application process, and as always, there will be free pizza.

Work Study needed

There is a work study position open in the HAPPSS Department. Must be familiar with Excel and works well with numbers/budgets. Position will be responsible working with the HAPPSS, Psychology, and Sociology Departments. Please contact Eileen Tilton in MCD 346 for an interview.

Rex updates

There is no Plachy open gym tonight Thursday the 19th.
Friday the 20th we will have no hot water while facilities fixes a pipe.
Sorry for any inconveniences this may cause.

Meditation Thursdays in Campus Ministry

The campus ministry room in the Student Life Center is open on Thursday afternoons at 5:30 for anyone who would like to join others for a short period of meditation, usually about 20 minutes. All are welcome, we are a friendly and inclusive space. If you need more info call 587-7516 or email

Christian Challenge ASU weekly gathering and free meal.

Join us tonight (1/19/17) and every Thursday night this Semester, in Coronado Lobby from 6:30-8pm for a free meal, time to hang out, and discussion on topics of faith and scripture. Tonight we will be having Chili and talking about fruitful faith. Everyone is welcome!

Do you want to learn to Ice Climb?

Next Saturday Jan. 28th ASAP will be taking their annual ice climbing trip to North Clear Creek Canyon. If you have an interest in going stop by the Rex during ASAP hours (12-7) and Sign up. $10 for members and first year students, $25 for nonmembers, all ice climbing gear included, and lunch provided.

Colorado Experience Road Tour

The Colorado Experience Road Tour allows the audience to explore the people, places, and events that have shaped Colorado. The presentation of the films will be made by the Colorado Office of Film, Television, and Media and Rocky Mountain PBS. The event is hosted by ASU Theatre and ASU Community Partnerships

The screening is Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 6pm in Main Stage Theatre located in the ASU Theatre Building. The event is free to the public, so come and experience Colorado!

Join Us for The Ghostlight Project this Thursday —

Adams State University Departments of Theatre, Music, Art, and the ASU LGBTQ+ Affinity Group invite you to join us for the initiation of The Ghostlight Project on Thursday, January 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the Xperimental Theatre located on the north end of the Adams State University Theatre building

On January 19 in each time zone across the country, members of the theatre community from Broadway to regional theatres to high schools and colleges and community theatres will come together to launch The Ghostlight Project.

Inspired by the tradition of leaving a “ghost light” on in a darkened theatre, artists and communities will make or renew a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

The coordinators of the national endeavor state, “January 19th is a moment of gathering within a larger resistance to intolerance at all levels. We aim to create brave spaces that will serve as lights in the coming years. We aim to activate a network of people across the country working to support vulnerable communities. This is not a substitution for protests or direct action, but rather a pledge for continued vigilance and increased advocacy.”

The Ghostlight Project defines “a brave space” as a space where:

● It is safe to be who you are, regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration
status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
● Diverse opinions, dissent, and argument are not only tolerated, but invited.
● Active listening and courageous exchange are fundamental values.
● Collective action, activism, and community engagement, both within and outside the walls of
the theater, are cultivated, encouraged, and supported.

“Theatre, Music, and the LGBTQ+ Affinity group have chosen to participate in this national project because it expresses the beliefs and values that define the work we do on our campus. It is not just the work of a particular moment, but part of ongoing effort to create a more just and inclusive society,” said Dr. John Taylor, professor of theatre.

The event will last approximately 30 minutes and will include performances by the Music and Theatre departments.

The Ghostlight Project is free and open to the public. Lobby doors will open at 5 p.m. and the event will begin at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Dr. John Taylor at 719-587-7382 or email him at

Grad Assistant wanted! Partial tuition waiver plus $2,500 per semester stipend!

Gain experience in individual advising, teaching/facilitation, marketing, program development and more!

The Career Services Graduate Assistant is 20 hour a week position that reports directly to the Assistant Director of Civic Engagement and Career Services. The GA position supports the Assistant Director in the planning and execution of major Career Service programs including the Local Job Fair & Spring Career Fair. The Graduate Assistant will also advise individual students on career exploration, resume and cover letter development, job searching and interview skills.

This assistantship offers a stipend of $2500 per semester and a tuition waiver of 1/2 of in-state tuition for up to 12 hours per semester. (Receiving a GA position does not qualify the student for in-state tuition if he/she is classified as a non-resident)

If interested, please contact Kay Lewis : or 719-587-8300

Restoration of Native Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout

The Colorado Field institute invites the public to a lecture entitled “Restoration of the native Rio Grande Cutthroat trout”. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 in the Calvillo’s upstairs meeting room, 400 Main, Alamosa, Colorado. This talk will be presented by Benjamin (Ben) Felt, the Area Aquatic Biologist in the Grand Junction office of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Ben will discuss the inter-agency reclamation project conducted in 2015 and 2016 to restore native Rio Grande cutthroat trout to 8 miles of stream in the Rio Grande National Forest near Creede, Colorado and to also restore them in a private lake on Humphreys Ranch. This talk will focus on the need for this project, the process of reclaiming these streams and lakes, recent updates on the 2016 treatment, and will highlight the collaborative work that occurred between Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the United States Forest Service and Humphreys Ranch to make this project possible.

Preceding the talk, the Colorado Field Institute will hold their annual meeting and dinner starting at 6 p.m., all are welcome.

The Colorado Field Institute is a nonprofit corporation organized in 2005 to promote greater stewardship of the natural and cultural resources within the San Luis Valley. For more information on this event, email us at or visit our website at Colorado Field Institute.

Open Seats in Beginning Jewelry and Sculpture

Beginning Jewelry & Metalsmithing – AR 290 – CRN 11829

Make layered mixed-metal rings, cast metal jewelry objects using the cuttlebone process, set stones in jewelry with bezel settings, make handmade chains, and melt glass over metal. No prior experience required. This is an introductory class open to all majors.

Beginning Sculpture – AR 251 – CRN 11838

Create “life-casts” directly from a human model and recreate these forms in materials such as plaster, aluminum, and bronze. Students will learn to lost wax cast their designs in bronze and there is opportunity to cast in iron as well. Additionally, “Installation” art will be designed and developed as a part of the course. No prior experience required. This is an introductory class open to all majors.

Questions: contact Professor Dana Provence at

MLK Week Programming at ASU

To celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., and to highlight the imperative of the on-going work for equity, please attend the following presentations.

January 18 (Wednesday) 12-1 p. m. Edward R. Crowther, Ph. D., “Martin Luther King, Jr.: More than a Dead Guy with a Day.” Porter Hall 130, Adams State University. Crowther is a professor at ASU.

January 19 (Thursday) 7 p. m. Yohuru Williams, Ph. D., “The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement.” Carson Auditorium, Adams State University. Dr. Williams holds a Ph. D. from Howard University, is the past chief historian for the Jackie Robinson Foundation, and is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University.

Women’s March at ASU Saturday

Join all who choose to stand up for human rights and social justice this Saturday at NOON. Meet at the intersection of Highway 160 and Richardson (near the ART BUILDING), walk through campus and along first street, and conclude the march at the Japanese/American Memorial Garden/McD 101 where there will be a series of guest speakers and an opportunity to share your visions.

2017-18 Scholarship Guide

Hey Grizzlies! It’s a brand new semester, but a great time to start thinking about next year. The 2017-18 Adams State Scholarship Guide and Application are now available! You can’t qualify if you don’t apply, so make sure to follow this link and get your applications in soon:
As a basic requirement, we will need you to submit your FAFSA for next year in order to qualify for scholarship consideration. With recent changes to federal aid processing, you can now submit FAFSA . The application deadline is March 1st, 2017 so do not hesitate to get your applications in as soon as possible! Feel free to go to One Stop Student Services with questions and/or to drop off your applications.

Learn about Leadership through the lens of Adventure!

Intro to Adventure and Leadership – HPPE 160
Tuesday and Thursdays 1:00 to 2:15pm
BUS 218

There are still seats available in this unique class that investigates leadership and adventure. Through reading a variety of nature writings from John Muir to Edward Abbey and many others, we will look at the nature of adventure as it has evolved in step with environmental conservation efforts. In addition, we will consider the nature and impact of various approaches to leadership specifically as it pertains to conservation and within outdoor education. The class format is discussion based and student centered. We will spend a good deal of time outside for class and also take at least one field trip together. The course is taught by Curt Howell, and is the first course within the Adventure Leadership and Programming minor.