Campus Announcements

CEC Holiday Craft Fair, Saturday, Dec. 6th.

The Classified Employees Council announces its 7th annual Holiday Craft Fair this year in memory of Jeff Cook. It will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Adams State East Campus (old Evans School), 108 La Veta Avenue. We will be accepting vendors of unique handmade items, art works, etc.

The application can be found at the following website:

Call Rodney Martinez at 719-587-8158, or email him at for more information.
The Holiday Craft Fair was Jeff Cook’s favorite event of the year. He put his whole heart and soul in making it special! He is missed by co-workers and friends of the Adams State Community.

Sustainability 101 Course Announced for Summer Semester

In their pursuit of greater environmental sanctity of the San Luis Valley, Adams State University Community Partnerships and Sustainable Environmental and Economic Development Park, International are bringing a class exploring practical application of sustainability measures to the San Luis Valley. This class, taught by Dr. Nick Parker, formerly of Texas Tech University, will help both ASU students and SLV community members gain a better understanding of modern application of environmentally friendly practices in both their personal lives and in professional settings. Over the course of this class, attendees will gain knowledge of key environmental challenges, learn worldwide viewpoints on these challenges from a variety of angles, discover proposed contemporary solutions to these challenges, and become more able to positively affect the environment from within their community.

The Sustainability 101 course will be held over ASU’s summer 2015 semester, from Monday, June 1st to Saturday, June 6th. Classes will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday the 1st through Thursday the 4th, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday the 5th, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday the 6th. For more information, please contact Karl at 719-587-8209 or


Please check out the link below; hope to see all of you on the Christmas Train.

Empower U Pre-Thanksgiving Wednesday Walk at Noon

Want to squeak in a walk before you feast on Thursday? Meet ASU staff at the Grizzly statue in front of the Rex Activity Center at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 26, for a 40-50 minute walk along the river and through surrounding neighborhoods. Students, colleagues, friends, family…all are welcome!
More info. on ASU’s Empower U activities is available at

SUB hours for Thanksgiving Break

The SUB will be open Wednesday 7am-5pm. It will be closed Thursday-Saturday and open at 4pm on Sunday 11/30.
The last meal in the cafeteria will be dinner on Tuesday (11/25) night. All food service will be closed Wed-Sat. The cafeteria will be open for dinner on Sunday(11/30)

Benefit Pasta Dinner

Adams State Athletics will be hosting a benefit pasta dinner in ASU Fieldhouse in Plachy Hall, December 14th, 5pm-7pm.
All proceeds are going to ASU Track Alumni Drew Graham who was in a life changing accident.
Tickets are on sale now or pay at the door, $10.
For tickets please contact Kristen DiPaola, or come by the athletic offices.

No Open Game Night This Week!

The Adams State Science Fiction & Fantasy Guild is taking the week off! There will be no Open Game Night this Tuesday, November 25th! We will resume Open Game Night next Tuesday in Room 309 of the Student Union Building at 6:00pm! Please have a happy and safe Thanksgiving Holiday Break!


The library is coming to you! Stop by the SUB or the McDaniel lobby from 1-3pm Monday (11/24) or 10am-12pm Tuesday (11/25) for one-on-one research assistance with a librarian. We can help with:

*finding articles
*citing sources
*looking up books

and any other burning questions you might have!

Rex – Thanksgiving Break – Schedule – Reminder

The Rex will be closed Nov 26th-28th for Thanksgiving Break.

We will reopen on Saturday and Sunday 10AM-3PM

Looking for an interesting class for spring semester?

Consider taking the Field Studies in Sociology class, taught by Dr. Benjamin Waddell.

Study the people and cultures of the San Luis Valley through:
• Videos
• Field Trips
• Class Discussions
• An in-depth research project

Class is held on Wednesdays 2-5 pm
in the Nielsen Library, 3rd Floor — Cooper Room
CRN: 13370
This is a 3 Credit Hour class

The class is listed under special topics in the sociology department.

Help Us Select the 2015-2016 Common Reading Book!

After campus input and committee discussion, the ASU Common Reading Experience Committee has identified eight candidate books for consideration as next year’s Common Reading Program book selection. The committee will select two books from among the eight finalists: one for 2015-2016 and one for 2016-2017. This will enable the committee to conduct more advance program planning.

We welcome your feedback on these finalist book selections and will take it into consideration when making the final selections.

– You may use the following form to rank your top four preferences and provide comments:

– More info about the eight finalist books can be found here:

Thank you! Please provide feedback by November 30th.


The Common Reading Experience Committee

Bob Affeldt / English
Masood Ahmad / Student Engagement and Success
Jerusalem Benavides / Residence Life
Jess Gagliardi /AAA101
Maddie Mansheim – student representative
Kat McLaughlin – student representative
Gustavo Plascencia / Art
Nick Saenz / History
Carol Smith, Committee Chair / Nielsen Library

Nielsen Library Thanksgiving Break Hours

The Nielsen Library will close at 5pm on Wednesday, November 26 and will remain closed on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Normal hours will resume on Sunday, November 30.

Final Exams Are Approaching – Be Thankful!

Be thankful that it isn’t too late to sign up for free tutoring! ASU has a variety of tutoring services and all are free to you. For more information, go to

SUB Mailroom closed for Thanksgiving Break

The SUB Mailroom will close early at 3 pm Tuesday, November 25 and remain closed for Thanksgiving Break.

Tickets Now On Sale for It’s a Wonderful Life

Start your holiday season off right and get your tickets to Adams State University’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. The box office is now open. Come to the box office or call 587-TIXX (8499) for tickets.