Campus Announcements

safeTALK Suicide Intervention Workshops Available!

Two separate 3-hour safeTALK Suicide Intervention workshops are scheduled for next week! The workshops will be held from 9 – noon on Tuesday, April 7, and from 1 – 4 on Wednesday, April 8. These workshops provide participants basic skills in recognizing suicide warning signs and on intervening with the person at risk. The workshops are being provided to the ASU community free-of-charge by the ASU Counseling Center. To register, contact Gregg Elliott or Lis Tomlin in the ASU Counseling Center at 587-7746.

Work-Study Opportunity Available

Are you looking for a work-study position that will give you the opportunity to gain the necessary office experience that so many employers demand, but few are willing to offer?

The Records Office is looking for a work-study student with outstanding work ethic, attention to detail, and a desire to learn new skills. This student must be able to begin immediately and work through the upcoming summer and fall semesters. Student will be responsible for assisting with administrative duties. This includes entering data into our computer system, answering phones, filing, and other general office duties.

If you are interested, please send a resume and letter of interest to

Are you ready to “Opt-In” on your own wellness?

Don’t miss Molly Fiore’s presentation “Opting In” on Monday, April 6 from 3:00 – 4:30 in McD 101. Molly’s presentation is part of ASU’s Mental Health Awareness Week activities. FREE PIZZA PROVIDED!!

Looking for your next adventure? Rock climbing and yoga with ASAP- 4/17-18

Post-Spring Break blues got you down? Looking for your next outdoor adventure but don’t know where to go or what to do? We’ve got you covered!
Join ASAP as we get outside April 17th and 18th! What a better way to spend the weekend than climbing up a rock face here in the San Luis Valley and doing yoga?! Learn instructional top-rope rock climbing and relaxing yoga from our experienced ASAP staff while enjoying crazy-good food and people who are just stoked to get outside! Warm weather and good times, who could ask for more?!
Cost: $30
Priority and FYF Members: $25
Registration Deadline: 6pm Wednesday, April 15th

Student Scholar Day Conference This Week

Please join us for the Eight Annual Student Scholar Days Conference on Thursday, April 2 & Friday, April 3 in McDaniel Hall.

Oral presentations will be given in McD 101 and printed research posters will be on display in the Solarium. We have an interesting group of academic presentations designed by amazing Adams State students.

Reference this link for the schedule of events:

We look forward to seeing you at the presentations later in the week.
Please email with any questions.

Thank you,
Student Scholar Days Committee

Sustainability 101 Course at ASU this Summer

Visiting professor, Dr. Nick Parker, formerly of Texas Tech University, will teach a new course offering this summer at Adams State University related to sustainability. Dr. Parker earned his doctorate in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Texas A&M University; he obtained a Master’s Degree in Science from Memphis State University. His primary interests are rural economic development, integrated agriculture systems, value-added products and renewable energy. Through instruction and examples of practical application during site visits throughout the Valley, this course will provide attendees with an overview of key environmental challenges, worldwide viewpoints and will propose business solutions to these challenges. The course will empower attendees to take action and improve both their local and the global environment.
The class will be held from June 1, 2015 to Saturday June 6, 2015 in room 142 of ASU’s School of Business. Class will run Monday through Thursday at 6pm to 9pm, 4pm to 9pm on Friday, and 9am to 5pm on Saturday. Both ASU students and the community members are welcome to attend. The course is available both for credit for students and non-credit for non-students. Students can register through ASU as they would any other course (Sustainability 101, ID 179, and CRN 11565). Community members who wish to sign up for the class should get in touch with Karl Jolliff directly. For more information, or for help with registering, please contact Karl Jolliff at or call at 719-587-8209.

Green Chili Stew – Wednesday

SACNAS will be selling green chili stew, tortilla, drink, and a mini dessert for $5 on Wednesday from 11:30-1pm in Porter Hall. Your support is much appreciated!

ASU Faculty Lecture Series -Nigel Westlake’s The Invisible Men

Please join us for our next Faculty Lecture titled, Nigel Westlake’s the Invisible Men: The Junction of 1906 French Silent Film and the Modern Percussion Quartet” by James Doyle, Assistant Professor of Music, on Wednesday, April 1st, at 7pm in **Richardson Auditorium**. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome!

“Nigel Westlake’s percussion quartet The Invisible Men is an important contribution to the percussion repertoire, providing challenges to performers both musically and technologically. Westlake, a noted Australian film score composer, wrote the piece as an accompaniment to the French film, Les Invisibles, produced by Pathé-Frères in 1906. The film was originally part of the live show performed by the early 20th century Australian-based touring troupe, The Marvelous Corricks. This ten minute and thirty second work requires four percussionists to perform more than sixty percussion instruments. While the concept of performing live music to a silent film is as old as film itself, this multi-media work written in 1996 and premiered by the Australian percussion group, Synergy Percussion, was specifically notated to capture every cue in this exciting and whimsical film.

Work in a Short Film for Credit this May! Take COMM 195/395

Ever want to work on a film crew? Or be in a short film? Take COMM 195 or COMM 395 Video Practicum this May! Students will be working together to produce a short film, and we need crew members and actors! No experience necessary–all majors welcome! Great resume hit for those wanting to act or be in the entertainment industry! A great way to earn 3 credits! Register for this SUMMER, May course today! Take COMM 195 if you are a first-year or sophomore by using CRN 11473. Take COMM 395 if you are a junior or senior by using CRN 11474. Questions? Contact Dr. Bonnstetter at

New this fall–Women and Power–BUS 379

The rise of women into powerful leadership roles in business, politics, and entrepreneurship is among one of the most profound social transformations in recent decades. This course examines contemporary issues relevant to women as leaders. This 3 credit class meets MWF 12:00-12:50 p.m. in the School of Business–try something new, and be sure to register early to save your spot!

Canceled-ASU Lifeways Lecture: Passion Over Water

This lecture originally scheduled for Thursday, April 2nd has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. We are working to reschedule this lecture to take place later in the month of April. Information regarding the new lecture date will be posted at that time.

Attention Veterans!

We will be offering a Veterans AAA course for the Fall 2015 semester! If you are a Veteran I would highly recommend taking this course! It is designed and taught by and for Veterans! The course will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3-3:50pm in East Campus room 102. The CRN number for the course is 13884. If you have any questions about this course, please email or call 719-587-8452.


I hope everyone had a beautiful Spring Break. I invite you to join some Yoga this week on campus as we work on twisting out the toxins you may have put in your body over the break! Get yourself grounded so you can flow through the rest of the semester with confidence and composure. See YOU soon!

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 6:30-7:30 am (The Rex)
Friday: Noon-1pm (East Campus)

hot summer classes

It’s not too late to register for summer classes, especially Com Arts 1 (ENG 101) during the Maymester, and Major Themes in Literature (ENG 203) coming up in July. Both classes are intense three week courses worth 3 credits each and then WHAM, you can cross those courses off your list! For more info, please contact or just slide over to the One Stop and sign up!

It’s Time for Tunes@2: Friday, April 3, Nielsen Library

It’s that time again! Put down whatever you’re working on this Friday at 2:00pm and head over to the second floor of the Nielsen Library for Tunes@2.

This month’s event features music student Nolan Smith. He will be performing mostly acoustic, all original songs that will be featured on his upcoming EP this June. Nolan’s music is greatly influenced by jazz. He hopes you enjoy what you hear and encourages everyone to like his Facebook page to keep up with his activities.

Tunes@2 happens every first Friday near the library coffee cart. Start your weekend off right – with good music, good coffee, and good company.