Adams State College Annual Autumn@Adams begins Sept. 12

(08-14-2009)

The Sixth Annual Adams State College Autumn@Adams featured speaker, Dr. Sean Carroll's, talk, "Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origin of Species", starts at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the Nielsen Library; and again at 7 p.m. in ES room 103. Celebrating Darwin's legacy, this free event will focus on the journeys of Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace, and Henry Walter Bates, and how the creatures they saw led each man to their respective discoveries and the making of the theory of evolution.

The 2009 Autumn@Adams theme, "Transformations Begin Here/Los Transformaciones Empiezan Aqui" is a forum to celebrate the creative impulse toward change. Events kick-off with the second annual green chile cook-off, including a "Dar"wing cook-off, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, on the front lawn of Richardson Hall. That same morning, in the same location, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., is the SLV Cancer Relief Bean Bag Tournament. Events continue with the film "Homeless to Harvard" the story of Liz Murray and her personal transformation, at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, in the ES Building room 103; Cathy Russell, Ph.D., will host a hands-on discussion "Evolution and Grace" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, in ES room 103; preceding her evening talk is a ASC Classified Employee Potato Bake Sale. The week's finale includes a poetry reading at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 in the Luther Bean Museum; an artist reception for the show, "Transformation" from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, in the ASC Community Partnerships Art Gallery followed by a free concert by “Sneakers” on the front lawn of Richardson Hall.

For a complete schedule of events, a cook-off form, or a form to enter artwork, visit adams.edu and click on the Autumn@Adams icon, or call 719-587-7827.