Campus Announcements

Women’s Affinity Group – Friday, Sept. 4

The Women’s Affinity Group–a place for all faculty and staff who seek to be allies and advocates for women–will have its first meeting of the year this Friday, Sept. 4 at 12:00. We will be meeting in SUB A126/A131. Lunch is provided. Go through the main entrance of La Mesa Dining Center and sign up on the sheet, grab your lunch, and head on through the back entrance to the banquet rooms. This first lunch will be a planning meeting for the rest of the year and will be led by Eden Wales-Freemen, a professor in English.

Laughter and Inspiration – Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

On Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 7:30 p.m., Ted Swartz will be at the Carson Auditorium performing his show “Laughter is Sacred Space”, his one-actor show based on the tragic loss of his comedic partner to suicide in 2007. Using multimedia and his twenty years of storytelling experience, “Laughter is Sacred Space” is a beautiful example of Ted’s unique ability to use humor to bring hope to some of life’s most difficult realities. Brought to you by the ASU Counseling Center, United Campus Ministries, and the Anabaptist Fellowship of Alamosa. The show is FREE OF CHARGE.

SAP Deadline September 24

If you are on Satisfactory Academic Progress for the fall semester please make sure that you complete a SAP appeal and an academic plan (if needed) with your academic adviser by September 24.
All SAP appeals and academic plans are due within the first 30 days after classes begin, which will be September 24 this semester.
Please review the SAP policy at if you have any questions

ASU Theatre Needs Your Wedding Photos

If you’ve ever wanted to be in an ASU Theatre production, but didn’t want to appear live on stage — here’s your chance. For my upcoming production of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, I need wedding photos of people from the ASU community.

The play consists of nine short plays dealing with the subject of marriage equality. Of the work, one reviewer wrote, “An A-list lineup of writers offers unique takes on the moments before, during and after “I do.” Witty, warm and occasionally wacky, these plays are vows to the blessings of equality, the universal challenges of relationships and the often hilarious power of love.”

Your wedding photos will be projected during transitions between plays. Please send me an attachment with your best wedding photo to

Green Chili on Wednesday!

SACNAS is selling delicious green chili, tortilla, drink, and a mini desert for $5 in Porter Hall on Wednesday from 11:30-1pm. Thank you for your support!

Wednesday Walking at Noon

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

History, Antropology, Poli Sci, Philosophy and Spanish Students!

HAPPSS Students! Join us for the first Pizza PerHAPPSS of the term. We will introduce new students, faculty and the new facebook page.

Friday, September 4
McD 381
Soda provided

Important Copyright Notice and Information for Students

As the fall semester gets underway, I’m writing to remind you of the risks involved with illegal downloading and/or sharing of copyrighted music, movies, games and software over the Internet. Unauthorized obtaining, sharing or offering such copyrighted material is illegal and in violation of U.S. copyright law. If caught, you may face severe civil and criminal penalties, including prison and monetary damages. Anyone found to have infringed a copyrighted work may be liable for statutory damages of up to $30,000 for each work and, if found to be willful, that amount may be increased up to $150,000 for each work infringed. Movie and recording companies actively monitor the Internet to identify individuals who are illegally downloading and/or sharing movies and music via peer-to-peer networks.

ASU fully complies with Federal law and takes prompt action when notified that one of its students may be illegally downloading and/or sharing copyrighted material. University Policy 500-008, Unauthorized Downloading and File Sharing of Copyrighted Digital Materials, is located on the ASU Computing Services Website, at If caught, ASU penalties could include loss of access to the campus computer network, disciplinary action and in extreme cases, expulsion from the University.

You may think that the large movie or recording companies won’t bother prosecuting a single university-student downloading or sharing copyrighted material. Think again. Organizations such as the Recording Industry Association of America are serious about protecting their copyrighted material. In 2009, a Boston University graduate student was ordered to pay $675,000 for illegally downloading and distributing 30 songs. This comes out to $22,500, per incident, of copyright infringement. There are a number of online sources that provide legal alternatives for downloading or otherwise acquiring copyrighted material. A listing of many of these sites can be found at:

If you have specific questions regarding ASU’s Unauthorized Downloading and File Sharing Policy please contact the

ASU Computing Services Help Desk at 587-7741 or via email at

Thanks and have a great semester!

ASU Computing Services



Pay your charges in full online, in person OR set up a payment plan with a One Stop Cashier/ Student Business Services staff (next to One Stop). Students who pay fall billing charges in full or set up a deferred payment plan by September 4 will be entered in a drawing for prizes.

Recipients determined by random drawing after September 4, 2015. Selections are final. Restrictions apply.

Still time to enroll in a 2 credit hour course

Do you still need 2 credit hours this fall? You should enroll in Ramen Noodles to Riches (ID 179 , CRN14203), where you will learn basic money management skills for college students. The course will focus on basic personal finance concepts and knowledge (saving, budgeting, avoiding and reducing debt, applying for financial aid, negotiating for bargains, etc) including practical applications that lead to behavior change. The course meets on Thursday (starting this Thursday, Sept. 3) and meets from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in McDaniel Hall, Room 212.
If interested or you have questions please contact Dr. Novotny at or Mr. Daniel at

Blanca Peak Summit Trip

Did you know that out of 53 mountains in Colorado over 14,000 ft in elevation, Blanca Peak in our own San Luis Valley is ranked the 4th tallest in the state?! C’mon out with us THIS weekend and we will conquer it together!

We will leave ASAP Friday afternoon and return Monday in the afternoon. We will be visiting the incredible Como and Blue lakes, which are truly one of the Valley’s most beautiful treasures. It will be a weekend of hiking and exploring, and we will summit Blanca Peak on Sunday.

Registration deadline is THIS WEDNESDAY, September 2nd at 6pm!!! This is one of our most popular trips of the year, so be sure to sign up before it is full! Come by the Adventure Program located inside the Rex to sign up anytime after noon.

Cost: $65/ $45 for Priority and First Year Free members
This trip includes: All necessary camping and hiking gear – backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tent, cooking equipment, transportation, leadership of experienced ASAP staff, and all meals. If you have not experienced our cooking in the back country, you are in for a real treat!!

C’mon friends, let’s got outside ASAP!!

Tuesday Night Volleyball – Campus Green 5-8pm

Students, Faculty, and Staff!

Come to the Campus Green (in front of the Rex Stadium) Tuesday night from 5-8pm for drop in Volleyball brought to you by ASU Intramurals! We will have two nets set up and any and all are welcome to come and play! Stop by for 10 minutes or 2 hours and bring your friends!

Contact Zachary Switaj, GA of Intramurals, at with any questions!

See you there!

FROLF Changes

Hear ye, hear ye… The regularly scheduled “Beat the VP’s” Frolf game has been moved back for the fall semester. The event, sponsored by Empower U and Intramurals, meets every Tuesday at 4pm at the Alamosa Disc Golf Course on North River rd. We hope to see you there.

Time is Running Out to Set Up a payment plan or pay your bill in full

Tuition and Fee payment deadline is September 4, 2015—This Friday. Don’t delay in setting up a payment plan or making payment on your account. Avoid late fees, holds and even a block on your meal plan. Stop by the One Stop Cashier for assistance.



Pay your charges in full online, in person OR set up a payment plan with a One Stop Cashier/ Student Business Services staff (next to One Stop). Students who pay fall billing charges in full or set up a deferred payment plan by September 4 will be entered in a drawing for prizes.

Recipients determined by random drawing after September 4, 2015. Selections are final. Restrictions apply.