Campus Announcements

ASAP Hours for Fall Break

Are you looking for adventure this weekend? We are too! Because of this, the Adventure Program will be closed in observance of fall break from Thursday to Sunday. Not to fret though! If you need gear for your long weekend, come by the rental shop and we’ll hook you up! This weekend, rentals are buy three days and get the fourth free!
C’mon, let’s get outside!!

Special Olympics Throw A Ball Watch Them Fall Bowling Event

Come out and show your support to our local athletes who will be performing in the upcoming Special Olympics Throw a Ball and Watch Them Fall bowling tournament. The tournament will be planned and hosted by Adams State University’s HPPE Department Sport Facility and Event Management class. This annual bowling event is held every fall and planned by the ASU Human Performance & Physical Education department sports management students.
These Special Olympics athletes have been gearing up for this tournament, training their hearts out, and nothing would be better than to show your support as they showcase all of their hard work. The tournament will be held at ABC Pro Bowl, 2069 1st, Alamosa, on Tuesday, October 13th 2015 from 6pm-8pm. Bowlers competing here are eligible to advance to the regional competition on October 24th in Pueblo. There is no cost to attend but all donations towards the group’s travel expenses are welcome.
The mission of Special Olympics Colorado is to provide year round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
For more information about the event or the local Special Olympics program, please contact: (719) 587-7408.

Cyber-Security Awareness tidbit- International #2FactorTuesday!

As part of our month-long campaign to raise awareness about cyber-security, here is some information regarding two-factor authentication:

Many web services, including your Adams State Google account, allow account protection beyond a password that provides a second layer of security to your account. When logging into your account from an unrecognized device you will be prompted to verify your identity, usually with a verification code.

Why enable 2 factor authentication? It keeps anyone but you OUT of your account. Even if someone compromises your password they will be unable to access your account without the verification code. has instructions on enabling 2 factor authentication for services likeGoogle, Facebook, Twitter, and more!

Share that you took action by using #2FA, #2FactorTuesday! and #CyberAware on social media.

Watch for more security tips from Computing Services this October during National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Computing Services

ASU Pride, Tuesday Nights

The mission of ASU PRIDE is to create and maintain an inclusive, safe, and accepting environment for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We aim to defeat negative stereotypes and educate people by sponsoring social and community outreach activities throughout the year.
ASU Pride meetings are every Tuesday at 6pm in the multicultural room of the Student Life Center. For more information email either or

Monday Night Football @ Vistas

Come up to Vistas tonight between 5pm and 10pm and watch the game on our big screen while enjoying an order of our nachos.
We offer Regular Nachos (chips, cheese and jalapenos) for $2.50 per order or our Nachos Grande (chips, cheese, chili, jalapenos, onions, tomatoes and sour cream) for $3.50 per order.
The same delicious nachos we offer during home football games are now available for Monday Night Football games.
Enjoy the game and some great food and remember that our regular menu items are also available.

Vistas hours this week.

Vistas will be closed Thursday the 8th and Friday the 9th for fall break and will not be running a breakfast cart either of those days. The cart will resume running and the restaurant will reopen and resume regular business hours on Monday the 12th.

ASU Nielsen Library Tunnels Under Our Feet presentation is October 6

The lecture series Earth, Water, and Sky: Conversations on the Great Outdoors – San Luis Valley and Beyond presentation, The Tunnels Under Our Feet: Colorado’s Forgotten Hollow Sidewalks, by Tracy Beach, begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the Nielsen Library third floor classrooms. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The Tunnels Under Our Feet: Colorado’s Forgotten Hollow Sidewalks is the product of five years of dusty, subterranean research by author Tracy Beach. By exploring these long-forgotten passageways beneath the streets of 14 cities including Colorado Springs, Cripple Creek, Denver, Leadville, Pueblo, and Salida, Beach uncovered a wealth of information and artifacts. Join her for a lively presentation of her findings complete with photographs, relics, and period-appropriate Victorian dress.

Copies of The Tunnels Under Our Feet and her newest book My Life as a Whore: the Biography of Madam Laura Evens will be available for purchase.

For more information please email Jordan Gortmaker, Nielsen Library circulation supervisor, at

If anyone missed the results for Homecoming here they are:

Medicine Show Winners:
Third Place: ASSNA
Second Place: Model UN
First Place: Tri-Beta/SACNAS
Parade Winners:
Overall Homecoming Winners for the Grizzly Award: Spanish Club
Best representation of Theme: Spanish Club
Creativity Award: Tri-Beta/SACNAS
Group Participation Award: ASSNA
2nd Place Winners: Tri-Beta/SACNAS
1st Place Winners: Spanish Club
Homecoming 2015 Royalty:
Queen: Jessica Crowther (PBL)
King: Tyler Copeland (SAAC)
Thank you for all who participated in Homecoming!

“Inequality for All” Film Screening Tuesday, 10/6

A reminder that the Fall 2015 Common Reading Experience Program kicks off this Tuesday, October 6 with a screening of the documentary “Inequality For All” at 7 p.m. in Richardson Hall Auditorium. A moderated audience discussion will follow the film. Faculty, staff, students, and community members are encouraged to attend and participate in a lively debate on the issue of rising inequality in America.

More event info:
All Fall 2015 Common Reading events:

Attention Veterans and Dependents!


My name is Vanessa Moore and I am the current Americorps Veteran’s Vista, working with SECond Mission. This program was put into place to ensure that student Veterans and Dependents are getting the most support possible while attending school. I’m reaching out to all of you to obtain feedback on what worked and what didn’t work with your admission process. I would like to hear your thoughts on what we can do to improve so during my project this year I can help to make Adams State University veteran supportive, and ease the transition for those coming into school post military life.

Personally, I currently see a need for improvement in the following areas:

A One Stop form that offers all information on the different types of GI Bill, deadlines, location of our center, and the correct contacts.
A Website with updates on veteran related events in the community, resources available, and any other student veteran related things.
A new student orientation specifically for veterans.

What do you feel is necessary for improvement on our campus? What can our Veteran’s Center provide to help your transition from military life into student/civilian life?

I would really like to hear back from as many of you as possible! It will help strengthen our program to help future veterans as well as many of you directly. The feedback will be solely confidential, and used only for this study. I will list my contact information below, please get back to me in whatever mode is most convenient for you. Also, feel free to stop into the Veterans Center anytime, we love company!

Veterans Center: Central Campus in Petty’s hall suite 2 (directly across from the police station)


Ph: 719-587-8452


Winners of the Student Business Services pay your bill on time incentive drawing have been awarded. Emails are being sent today to the remaining winners. Be sure to check your grizzlies email…you could be a winner! Prizes include 2 Kindle Fires, 4 $50 gift certificates to the ASU Bookstore, 1 $50 Pizza Party at Vistas, 2 movie packages to Ski Hi 6 Movie Theater, 2 $25 gift certificates to Sand Dunes Swimming Pool, 2 $20 gift certificates to Campus Café, and $10 gift certificates (2 each) to Vistas, Smoothy’s, Cozy Café and ASU Library Coffee Shop.
Thank you to all who met the September 4 payment deadline by finalizing a payment plan or paying in full. For those who have not yet paid or finalized a payment plan, please visit the One-Stop Cashier or Student Business Services personnel (next to One-Stop) to process your payment. We have a Frisbee for you!

President McClure to address “Lean in Lunch”

Dr. Beverlee J. McClure will discuss “The Leadership Formula” at the Lean-In Luncheon, Thursday, October 15, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The event will be held at the SLV Health Education and Conference Center, 1921 Main St. (the Grizzly Inn). This will be an interactive presentation that allows each participant to reflect on their own leadership qualities. Dr. McClure will also share her personal story and how the formula has helped her in her professional (and personal) life.

Reservations and tickets for the luncheon are available online. 

Empower U Crestone Frolf-330PM 10/6

The first ever Empower U Frolf Field trip. Come ride with us to the Crestone disc golf course. We will leave at 330PM from the 2-hour parking lot on the north side of the SUB building!

Move your ASU!

Tip #1 for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), now in its 12th year, was create to help everyone have the resources to stay safe and secure online.

Cyber security awareness is needed now more than ever! There have been many data breaches in the news recently, especially around sensitive personal information such as healthcare.

So what can you do to protect yourself online? An excellent first step in protecting your privacy is selecting strong passwords. It is important that passwords be long and strong instead of short and sweet, with a combination of numbers, special characters, and lower/uppercase letters.

With all of these requirements, how do you pick a strong password that is easy to remember? Check out this quick video to find out how!

Or, check out our how-to for more tips and tricks on choosing and remembering good passwords, including a secure way to store them! (hint: it’s not on a sticky note)

Just as important as choosing a strong password is using unique passwords for EVERY site you visit. That way even if a site does get compromised, that password can’t be used to access your bank, credit cards, or social media sites.

For more tips visit

ASU Computing Services


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October billing statements are now available online.

October billing invoices are now available online to view and make payment. Please log into your electronic invoice at If you have any questions regarding your invoice please stop by the One Stop Cashier located in the Student Union Bldg., email or call 719-587-7728.