Campus Announcements

Tickets Now on Sale for Allen and Martin Comedy One-Acts

Tickets are now on sale for COMEDY GIANTS ‘N’ SMART ASSERY featuring “Central Park West” by Woody Allen and “Wasp” by Steve Martin. The comedy one-acts, directed ASU senior Theatre majors David Boncyk and Jake Webb, are in performance March 10 – 14 in the Xperimental Theatre. Call 587-TIXX (8499) for tickets.

March billing statements are now available online

March 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.

Empower U Wednesday Walking at Noon

ASU staff participating in Empower U health and wellness activities will lead walks Wednesday at noon throughout the spring semester. Meet at the Grizzly statue in front of the Rex Activity Center at noon each Wednesday for a 40-50 minute walk along the river and through surrounding neighborhoods. Take a break and enjoy some fresh air! Colleagues, friends, family…all are welcome!
More info. on ASU’s Empower U activities is available at

C’mon, It’s Friday

C’mon, it’s Friday. It’s 2:00pm. Are you going to start an ambitious new project, or are you gonna head over to the library for Tunes@2? You know the answer!

Join us this Friday, March 6, 2:00pm on the second floor of Nielsen Library for a casual vocal and piano performance by Adams State student David Webb. He’ll be sharing a full set of his original pieces with us. Settle back in a comfy chair, grab a coffee at the library’s K2 Coffee Cart, and start your weekend off right – with good music, good coffee, and good company.

Tunes@2 happens every first Friday. Next up: Nolan Smith on April 3.

Skype interview with Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal

The Adams State University Common Reading Experience Committee has arranged a Skype interview with Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, in McDaniel Hall room 101. The event is free and open to the public. Note – the time has been changed from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A democrat, Chappelle-Nadal represents District 14, which includes Ferguson, Missouri. Since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson on August 9, 2014, Chappelle-Nadal has led her constituents in peaceful demonstrations and has been outspoken against institutional racism in the St. Louis police force and broader Missouri state government. Much of her energy has been devoted to mobilizing the young citizen of Ferguson, calling them to action for positive change. The Senator has proposed legislation to examine policies related to deadly police force following multiple officer-involved deaths of African-American citizens.

Co-sponsors of the event include the Adams State Student Life & Leadership Multicultural Center, Black Student Union, CIELO, English, Theatre, and Communications Department, and the History, Anthropology, Philosophy, Political Science, and Spanish Department.

The event is in conjunction with the Adams State 2014-2015 common reading selection, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates.

Reception will be held at ASU C.A.S.A. Center following. Refreshments will be provided

Lifeways Lecture Series Features – “Images of America – San Luis”

Adams State University will host a lecture and book signing by local author, Dana Maestas from 6 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 5th, in Porter Hall, room 130. Maestas’ book, “Images of America – San Luis” is part of the “Images of America,” series offered by Arcardia Publishing. It is a pictorial history book featuring more than 200 historical images obtained from a wide array of sources and is a special tribute to Colorado’s oldest town, San Luis.
Dana Maestas received her BA in Communications and Marketing from the University of Colorado. She is a sixth-generation San Luis Valley native and is a board member of the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area. Her writings have been included in several publications and local newspapers. Her current projects include collaboration with a local artist on a children’s book on San Luis and an oral history project documenting the history of Hispanics in Southern Colorado.
Please plan to attend this lecture and book signing offering insight into our local history. The lecture is a special addition to the Lifeways of the San Luis Valley lecture series, which profiles and celebrates the rich history and diversity of this beautiful Valley. It is free and open to the public, as well as, all ASU students, faculty, and staff. Parking is located on both sides of Edgemont Boulevard and in the parking lot west of Porter Hall. Adams State parking lots do not require permits after 5 p.m.

Curt Howell kicks off the Nielsen Library’s “Earth, Water, and Sky” series this Wednesday @6 pm

Earth, Water, and Sky:
Conversations on the Great Outdoors — San Luis Valley and Beyond

Wed, Mar 4: Curt Howell: Earth, Water, and Sky: A Call and Response

What is it about John Muir’s words “The mountains are calling and I must go . . .” that for some, is a summons, awakening powerful emotions and often a desire for solitude? Do we understand why and to what purpose he penned these words? Included in this eight week series of talks is a love story, a recounting of a young man’s inward and outward pilgrimage, insight into the art and zen of fly fishing, and stories of human interaction with and within the San Luis Valley, just to name a few. Curt Howell’s A Call and Response will point to a subtle theme connecting each. Through these talks, conversations, and presentations we are invited to stand with others in relation to something unique and wholly other, yet approachable. As each person shares, we are invited to share in their lived reality. And when we respond to the call, we live life.

All “Earth, Water, and Sky” events are from 6-7:30 pm, take place in the library’s second floor lounge, and are free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.

Tres Vidas Friday March 6th!

Tres Vidas, the lives of three extraordinary women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant Ruffina Amaya, and Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni, will be performed by the CORE ENSEMBLE this Friday March 6th at 6:30pm at Richardson Auditorium.
Free admission to all students, staff, faculty and community members.
Donations are appreciated.

Brought to you by Women’s Studies Department, HAPPSS, Title V, and ASU Model United Nations.

International Women’s Day Celebration

International Women’s Day will be celebrated from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m this Saturday, March 7, in Porter Hall. The day will include yoga, presentations by students, artwork, entertainment, a demonstration by the Fiber Floozies and Adams State clubs will have food and drinks for sale.

#paintitpurple #makeithappen

Don’t forget when you’re attending all the wonderful events for women’s week and post on social media to add:
#makeithappen #paintitpurple #asugrizzlies
to all your pictures and posts!

This Friday kicks off the week with Tres Vidas performance (Richardson Auditorium 6:30pm) and Saturday we celebrate International Women’s Day (porter Hall 10am-4pm)!

Rex Activity Center/Field house Work Study Position Available.

Workstudy position available, stop in the Rex Activity Center for details. Looking to fill a slot from 11 am – 1 pm Monday through Thursday at the field house

If you have this time slot available and are interested in a work-study for the season, please stop in and see Mr. Elvie R. Conley at the Rex for details.

ASU Women’s Week starts Friday

ASU is celebrating the second annual Women’s Week on campus.

March 6th-14th

Events start Friday night with the Tres Vidas performance. Please visit our blog for a full list of events at

Some professors are offering extra credit for attending particular events, be sure to check with your professor for details.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Pi Sigma Alpha-Political Science Honor Society

If you are a student majoring or minoring in political science, and have GPA above 3.0, rank in the top one-third of your class, and completed the hours required in political science courses for the society, we invite you to join Pi Sigma Alpha, the national honor society for political science. If you think you have these qualifications or have questions, please contact Jess at:

Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society

Students who are majoring or minoring in History, Anthropology, Political Science or Social Studies Education, or graduate students in history, who have completed 18 hours in courses with the above prefix, rank in the top-third of your class, and have a GPA above a 3.0 are invited to join Pi Gamma Mu, the international honor society for social sciences. If you believe you have these qualifications or have questions, please contact Jess at:

Club E.S.R.A. presents “The Perfect Date”

You didn’t miss it! Club ESRA will hold their meeting this Mon., 3/2/15, from 5-6:30 p.m., in the Student Life Center. Topics will include The Perfect Date/ the “Dating Bill of Rights”/Steps of Intimacy. Club ESRA (Education for Sexual Risk Avoidance) will meet on the 1st and 3rd Mon. of every month for the remainder of the school year. Club ESRA~ This GRIZZ is looking out for you!