ASC Autumn@Adams coming in September

(08-09-2010)

For the last seven years, Adams State College Autumn@Adams Celebrations have sponsored a variety of entertaining and education events. The 2010 theme, "Everyone Has A Story To Tell/Todos Tienen Una Historia Que Contar" is another opportunity for community and campus to experience art, literature and food, from September 13 through September 18.

Pick up a copy of "Sky Bridge" by Laura Pritchett to prepare for her lectures and book signings. Pritchett's novel follows a young woman's first few months after making a life changing decision. Set in eastern Colorado; the book is an honest look at growing up in a rural isolated area with few resources but always a sense of hope. She will speak twice on Monday, Sept. 13, at 3 p.m. in the Nielsen Library Second Floor Commons and 7 p.m. in Porter Hall room 130.

Children take a crack at a piñata at the 2009 Autumn@Adams Cook-Off. (Photo by Jenna Bohnen)

Another author, David Zirin writes about the politics of sports for the Nation Magazine and is the host of Sirius XM Radio's popular weekly show, Edge of Sports Radio. His lecture starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.14, in Carson Auditorium and is sure provide the audience with a different view of sports.

Two Adams State professors, Dr. John Taylor and Dr. Marty Jones, will express their thoughts and experience at the "Last Lecture" event, modeled after Carnegie Mellon University's Last Lecture series. The event begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, in Porter Hall.

Artists are known for communicating through a variety of mediums. The annual Autumn@Adams poetry reading is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16 in the Luther Bean Museum. Applications are still being accepted for the art exhibit, "The Examined Life" opens September 6 through September 30, in the ASC Community Partnerships Art Gallery. An artist reception is from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17.

Sensational cooks and chile lovers plan to attend the ever-popular Autumn@Adams Cook-Off starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, on Richardson Hall front lawn. Cost for participation, including sampling all the green chile, red chile, and salsa is $3; if you want to enter, cost is $10 per entry for the cook-off.

For a complete schedule of events, a cook-off form, or a form to enter artwork, visit http://www.adams.edu/autumn_at_adams/, or call 719-587-7827.