Campus Announcements

Mock incident drill on campus Aug. 12

The Adams State University campus will be the site of a mock incident drill Wednesday morning, August 12, from approximately 7 to 9 a.m.

All employees and students are encouraged to attend a forum to review campus safety procedures on Friday, Aug. 7, from 10-11 a.m. in McDaniel Hall 101. The forum will include presentation of the video, “When Lightning Strikes – Shots Fired on Campus,” and review guidelines for an active shooter situation, lock down, and protecting in place. These guidelines are also available on the ASU Safety & Emergency Management webpage.

Students and employees are also encouraged to sign up for ASU’s Emergency Alert system to receive text messages about incidents.

Drill participants will include the Adams State Police Department and university staff, SLV Health and area ambulance services, the Alamosa Police Department, Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado State Patrol, and the Alamosa Fire Department.

Police, fire, and emergency vehicles will use emergency lights and sirens as they travel down Monterey Ave. and First St. The roads will remain open to local traffic, however.

NO ACTUAL WEAPONS WILL BE USED, but simulated gunshots may be heard. Blue simmunition guns, which fire paint rounds, will be used during the drill.

“We want to get the word out that this is a mock incident, so that no one mistakes it for actual emergency,” said Ken Marquez, Adams State vice president for Student Affairs. “It may be terrible to imagine, but we know all too well an event like this can happen anywhere. By practicing, we can reduce any casualties that might result if something like this were to actually occur.”

All normal law enforcement services will continue to be provided throughout the training exercise.

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Wednesday Drive-In

Come get your movie tickets! This is the last time this summer that tickets are available. Tickets are available with Faculty or Student ASU ID for 2$. This Wednesday they are showing:

PG-13 2015 ‧ Science fiction film/Thriller ‧ 1h 57m

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
PG-13 2015 ‧ Thriller/Action ‧ 2h 10m

The Box office should be open by 7:40. See you there!

Looking for a job?

We are currently looking to fill positions for the academic school year of 2015-2016. If you are interested in working with high school students from the San Luis Valley please contact the Upward Bound office. Positions are $10/hr at 7.5 hr/wk. Please contact Paloma Mestas at if you have any questions or concerns or call our office at 587-7865

Grizzlies!! It’s about that time again… Time for back to school!!

Make sure to stop by the bookstore and check out all the new merchandise we got over the summer!! Whether you’re a returning Grizzly or you’re new to the crowd… You can never have to much Grizzly Gear!!
Also, check out our back to school pack that has all the essentials for a returning student or an incoming freshman! Some of the items include; a towel set, a laundry bag, water bottle, a t-shirt, and so much more!!

One Stop relocated during carpet install

The One Stop is temporarily closed for carpet replacement through Wednesday 8/5/2015, but staff are still available. For financial aid inquiries, please visit the Office of Financial Aid in Richardson Hall or call 719-587-7306. To see the One Stop cashier, please go to the back office in the bookstore or pay your bill online at For transcripts, order online at For records questions, visit the Records Office in Richardson Hall or call 719-587-7322.
We appreciate your patience while we are under construction!

Beat the 1st Day Rush!!

Did you submit your immunization record? Is your financial aid all ready to go? If you still have lingering questions don’t put them off. Let us help you now so all you have to worry about on the 1st day of classes is getting there on time!
Call the One Stop at 719-587-7306
Email the One Stop at
Visit the One Stop in the SUB Monday-Friday from 7:30-4:30

Richardson Parking Lot

Please note!!! The Richardson Hall parking lot will be open tomorrow. Thank you all for your patience!
Thanks again,
Facilities Services

Fall 2015 Course Offering: Lifeways of the San Luis Valley

The aforementioned course and lecture series will be offered Fall of 2015. This course explores the richness and diversity of the San Luis Valley and Upper Rio Grande regions. The geography, ecology, languages, literature, and religions are only a few of the varied topics presented upon and studied. Class lectures will be augmented by guest presentations/lectures, films, community participation, and field trips. We hope ASU students will take advantage of the opportunity to learn about the community in which ASU resides. Course information is as follows:

HGP 179: Lifeways of the San Luis Valley
CRN: 14166
Instructors: Dennis Lopez and Andrea Benton-Maestas
Time: Tuesday/Thursdays from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: McDaniel Hall, Room 214
Credit Offering: 3 Credit Hours
Course Dates: August 24th – December 18th

SUBMIT YOUR FILM to the Southern Colorado Film Festival!‏

We are starting to review film submissions but it’s not too late! We want to see your best work so SUBMIT YOUR FILM to this year’s Southern Colorado Film Festival before July 31st at:

ASU students receive a fee waiver for submissions so it costs nothing to submit your work!


Come join us for ice cream today at 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at campus green. See you there!

Job Opening: Grizzly Testing & Learning Center

The Grizzly Testing and Learning Center is looking for motivated students to fill a student associate position. We are looking for a student (or students) that can fill the following hours:
• Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 10:30 am-1:30 pm (3 hours/day, 9 hours/week)
• Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 am- 1:30 pm (4.5 hours/day, 9 hours/week)

Pay starts at $8.50 and students must be full-time, on-campus, undergraduate students with at least two semesters at ASU remaining; work study funding is not required but preferred. The position begins as soon as hired applicant is available.

If interested, please stop by to pick up an application at the Grizzly Testing and Learning Center, 2nd floor Nielsen Library. Applications will be accepted until August 11th by 5 pm.

Print Shop Inventory

The Print Shop will be closed June 29th and 30th for inventory.

Richardson Hall Key Cards UPDATE

The key card system update is complete and the Richardson Hall key cards will now allow entry to the building at all times, including nights and weekends.

Richardson Hall Key Cards

Due to a required key card upgrade, the key card system in Richardson Hall will not be functioning weekdays between the hours of 6pm and 7am  or any time during the weekend. Until further notice, if you need access to the building during these hours please contact ASU Police at 719-587-7901, or the Facilities emergency number at 719-937-3273.

Year-at-a-glance calendars available

The 2015, O&V year-at-a-glance calendars are available for pick up in the Print Shop, Richardson Hall room 1-509.