Campus Announcements

Master’s Thesis Defense

Lukus Klawitter will be defending his thesis on “Does the Advanced BioStructural Correction Technique Have a Physiological Effect on Endurance Trained Cyclists” Wednesday 4/29/15 at 3:30pm in EC 101. All are welcome to come watch.

Master’s Thesis Defense

DJ Consonero will be presenting her thesis defense on Tuesday, April 28th at 6:00 pm in East Campus room 101. The topic is lower body and core medicine ball training and its effects on bat velocity of division II fastpitch softball players.

ASU Softball Team Qualifies for Playoffs

All students, staff, and faculty,
The ASU Softball team has qualified for the RMAC playoffs in Denver on Wednesday, April 29th – Saturday May 2.


Friday, May 1st, in Carson Auditorium there will be a free event open to the campus and public. The event will begin at 7:00 PM and will run until 8:00 unless there are audience questions taking it to 8:30 PM. The event will attempt to provide a rational foundation for the truth of the Christian worldview. Please feel free to attend.

Looking for Talent!!!

Are you a performer or an artist? Do you know other creative and talented individuals?

The High Rise Apartments are hosting an Open Mic Night this Wednesday, April 29th, starting at 6pm in the High Rise Lobby. We are looking for all kinds of PERFORMERS (singers, musicians, poets, comedians, magicians, etc.) as well as ARTISTS who would be interested in displaying their work. If you are interested or know someone who is, please RSVP to:

There will be FREE Food and Fondue for anyone interested in coming and having a great time! All are welcome!

Talk @ Nielsen, Thurs, April 30, 6pm: Early Aquaculture on the Upper Rio Grande

The Earth, Water, and Sky series of “Conversations on the Great Outdoors – San Luis Valley and Beyond” continues on Thursday, April 30, 6:00pm on the second floor of the Nielsen Library. Sandra Wagner will be speaking about early aquaculture efforts on the Upper Rio Grande River.

More about this talk:

At the turn of the 20th century, the silver mining that supported the San Luis Valley had waned and there was a need for economic and social stability that was partially filled by the commercial fish industry. These early-day fish culturists were hardy men who took advantage of the rich opportunities available in the cool and clear waters of the Upper Rio Grande area, and established industries that would change the local economy and ecology. Wetherill family members were a large part of this effort, along with others who worked the difficult conditions of the southwestern Colorado fisheries.

Sandra Wagner is a retired chemist from Los Alamos National Laboratory, who is working part-time as an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Adams State University. Since retiring and moving to Alamosa ten years ago, Sandra has researched and written about her husband’s Wetherill family history. Starting with the immigrants that came on the Mayflower; producing generations of Quakers that became abolitionists, Southwestern explorers, politicians, and fish culturists on the Upper Rio Grande. Sandra is very active in researching and writing local Wetherill family history for various publications, and is in the process of writing two books.

You may contact Sandra at, 505-455-3079.

Earth, Water, and Sky is a casual lecture series co-sponsored by the Nielsen Library and the Adams State Adventure Program (ASAP). Hope to see you there! Light refreshments will be served.

2 Credit Sustainability 101 Course available Summer Semester

There’s still time to sign up for the Sustainability 101 Course, held this summer semester! This class, instructed by Dr. Nick Parker of Texas Tech University, will instruct on how individuals can mobilize organizations and their community to tackle key environmental challenges, and take them on-site to show them how the San Luis Valley is doing just that.

The Sustainability 101 course will be held over ASU’s summer 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. The class meets in room 142 of Adams State’s School of Business. Sustainability 101 is available to both current ASU students and general community members. ASU students may take the course for credit by registering through ASU as they would any other course (Sustainability 101, ID 179, CRN 11565), while community members may register non-credit by contacting Karl at 719-587-8209 or

Spring 15 Course/Faculty Evaluations Open Sunday, April 25, 2015

Please take the time to evaluate your Spring 2015 courses online between Sunday, April 26, 2015 and Sunday, May 10, 2015. It is easy, it is anonymous, and it is important. Simply go to the One Stop Student Services web-page, click on Evaluate Your Courses. Sign in and select your courses from the drop down menu or use the following link:

If you have questions contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 719-587-7622 or e-mail


ADAMS STATE GRIZZLIES WHO ARE LOOKING FOR FUN ON FRIDAY NIGHT PAY ATTENTION!!!! Join ASU this FRIDAY APRIL 24TH PLACHY HALL MAIN GYM 6-9PM, for a FREE carnival, FREE food by Ralph at K2, and a FREE concert performed by KAZUAL!! Join fellow Grizzlies in celebration of our all our accomplishments academically, athletically, and personally. ** FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF!!!** (Must have ASU ID present at event to redeem reward.) Bring your brother, mother, roommates, and friends but Fido stays at home. Look for us on social media @adamsstate @GrizzlyGab @GrizzCru @AdamsStateSenat @ASUGrizzlies #GrizzDaze15 #GrizzBYB

Grizz Radio Game Night TONIGHT!

KASF-FM Grizz Radio will be holding a game night tonight (April 23) in the Haynie Center for Mass Communication (north end of the sub). We will be playing board games, video games, having a scavenger hunt and more! Prizes and refreshments too! Come between 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm, take a study break, and have some fun!

Summer Student Employment – HPPE Department

Human Performance and Physical Education Department has a summer student employment position open. You must be eligible for financial aid student employment and taking six credit hours. If you are interested please contact, Barbara Griego-Jones at 719-587-7208 or

How Could I Forget Spanish?!

Spanish I is also offered in the Fall, 2015 semester, bringing the total to 12 credits the HAPPSS Department is offering toward the Latino Studies minor by next semester. I challenge you to take them all!

SPAN 103: Elementary Spanish I
HIST 357: Mexico
POLS 325: Political Movements in Latin America
POLS 468: U.S.-Latin American Relations

Computing Services Maintenance for Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Beginning at 9:00 PM, Employee and TEC Classrooms will receive security updates to Windows, Office, Thunderbird and Flash. Employees are encouraged to log off but leave their computers on when leaving work for the day. This will assist the installation of these patches and minimize any impact.

Also starting at 9:00 PM, Computing Services will be doing several critical security updates on many of our campus web services. During this time, users will experience very brief outages to various web services, which should last less than 5 minutes.

Computing Services thanks you for your patience and understanding as we perform these critical maintenance activities. As always, if you have any questions, please call the ASU Computing Services Helpdesk at 7741 or contact us via email at

Computing Services

Talk on the Ecology & Management of Bats in the SLV: Nielsen Library, Thurs, April 23, 6pm

The Earth, Water, and Sky series of “Conversations on the Great Outdoors – San Luis Valley and Beyond” continues on Thursday, April 23, 6:00pm on the second floor of the Nielsen Library.

Randy Ghormley, Wildlife Program Manager for the U.S. Forest Service, Rio Grande National Forest, will share information about the status of bat habitat in the San Luis Valley. He’s also able to discuss a wide range of other regional wildlife and forest-related topics, so bring your questions. Randy recently had the opportunity to assist with placing a GPS collar on a lynx as part of a new collaborative study on how the species is using the forest.

Earth, Water, and Sky is a casual lecture series co-sponsored by the Nielsen Library and the Adams State Adventure Program. Hope to see you there! Light refreshments will be served.

Empower U Bicycling

Time to start riding again! Join Empower U for a bike ride on Friday at noon. Meet at the statue of Old Mose by Rex Activity Center. We’ll ride around the Alamosa Ranch and the levees, so mountain bikes would be best. You’re encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and a helmet. For more information, contact Marty Jones