Campus Announcements

ASU Employee Gmail Migration complete, more training sessions offered

All Adams State employees are now on Gmail! Based on feedback we’ve received, Computing Services and AITC will be hosting more Gmail trainings for employees who were not able to attend our previous sessions.

All sessions will be held in the School of Business, Room 129 (small computer lab). Topics will include:

Interface & Settings
Conversations vs. Messages
Composing and sending a Message (includes formatting, spell-check, attachments, drafts)
Replying to a Message
Adding dates to Google Calendar from a Message
Archiving vs. Deleting Messages
Organizing your Inbox
Folders vs. Labels
Using Thunderbird for Gmail
Using Gmail on your mobile device

The dates for the sessions are listed below. All sessions are the same so sign up for the session that works best with your schedule.

January 27, 2015: 9:00 – 10:00 am
January 28, 2015: 3:30 – 4:30 pm
February 3, 2015: 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Each session is limited to 24 participants so please register as soon as possible. Call AITC at 719.587.7371 if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you at a session!

Register by clicking on the link below and completing the form: (Choose Gmail Basics for the Title of Training.)

Also, remember to check out the ASU Google Apps Learning Center for videos, walkthroughs, and tips to get the most out of your Gmail account.

If you need any assistance with your new Gmail account please contact Computing Services at719-587-7741 or

Computing Services

ASAP Ice Climbing!!-Jan. 31

Although the San Luis Valley gets bloody cold in the winter, ASAP still tries to get out and make the most of the area. One way we do that is ice climbing; yes ice climbing. Frozen waterfalls are our specialty. If you would like to join us for this epic en devour January 31st, sign up at the ASAP Rental Shop today!
Cost: $20
Priority Member: FREE
Registration Deadline: 6pm Wednesday, January 28th.
Pre-Trip Meeting: 6pm December 28th in the ASAP office.
Trip Includes: All necessary ice climbing gear: boots, crampons, harness, helmet, ice tools; as well as transportation, food, and leadership from ASAP staff.

Tunes@2: New Nielsen Library Music Series, Starts Friday, Feb 6, 2:00pm

Kick off your weekend in the best possible way with Tunes@2, a new performance series that takes place every first Friday (Feb 6; March 6; April 3; May 1) near the library’s K2 Coffee Lounge, second floor. This series is co-sponsored by the Nielsen Library and the Music Department.

ASU student Sky Choice, who is majoring in music with an emphasis in performance and music business, will kick off the series on Friday, February 6, 2:00pm. Come join us for great music, superb coffee (available for purchase), and end-of-week camaraderie.

Are you a student interested in performing in a casual atmosphere? We’re open to music, comedy, theater, dance…you name it! Contact Joseph Armetta or Carol Smith if you’d like to perform at a future Tunes@2 event.

Grilled Cheese Monday

Need a place to come and relax, in a cool environment with good food and friendly service. Hang out at Vistas tonight from 5:30pm to 9:00 pm and try out our new grilled cheese sandwiches. We make our grilled cheese on thick, Texas toast with a choice of three cheeses; Pepper jack, American and Swiss.
We can make your sandwich with just cheese for a very affordable $2.00 with the option of adding ham or bacon for just 50 cents extra.
Make it into a meal by adding an order of fries (waffle cut, beer batter or sweet potato) and a fountain drink, 20 ounce bottled soda or water and pay only $5.00. Add ham or bacon to the sandwich and pay only $5.50.
Come by and give Vistas a try.

Dennis Lopez Lecture – “Our Unique SLV Spanish: An Analysis”

Adams State University will host a lecture on the Spanish dialect unique to Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico. The lecture, “Our Unique San Luis Valley Spanish: An Analysis,” by renowned San Luis Valley educator, Dennis Lopez, begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, in McDaniel Hall room 101.The discussion is free and open to the public.
Lopez, a sixth generation native from Capulin, Colo., currently lives in Alamosa. Lopez received a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and French and a master’s in secondary education from Adams State. He taught academic Spanish in the Alamosa School District. He has been dedicated to a study of the different influences and nuances of the Spanish language spoken in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico, which due in part to our isolation, has remained true to its ancient roots. This life-long study prepared Lopez to share what he learned about this distinct dialect, found nowhere else in the Spanish speaking world. Lopez is currently co-instructor for the ASU course, Lifeways of the San Luis Valley, which profiles and celebrates the rich history and diversity of the San Luis Valley.
McDaniel Hall is located on First Street, on the north side of campus near the stoplight. Parking is located east of McDaniel Hall. Adams State parking lots do not require permits after 5 p.m.

Start the Semester With Something Free!

Take advantage of the free tutoring services offered by ASU early in the semester! For more information on these services, go to

Did you receive a spring 2015 refund? Do you plan on taking classes summer 2015?

Summer financial aid is very limited. If you plan on taking summer classes, please review your financial aid carefully and speak to a financial aid representative if necessary. You may not be eligible for an additional summer disbursement.

To apply for summer financial aid, complete the Summer Aid Application ONLINE form go to One Stop, Financial Aid, Forms, then Summer Aid Application ONLINE. You will need your username and password to complete this form. For prompt processing of your summer aid application, complete the ONLINE form (instead of the pdf).

You can reach a financial aid representative toll free at 1-800-824-6494, via email at, or you can stop by the One Stop (located in the Student Union Building – across from La Mesa Dining) 8:00 – 5:00 p.m. MST.

Grizzly Den Burts Bees Sale

Marked Burts Bees product in the Grizzly Den in the SUB are on sale. Come in and ask about the sales!!

Work Study Position available

The Athletic Department has an opening for an office assistant. Please send a resume to if you are interested. Preference will be given to a highly motivated freshman or sophomore interested in a renewable year to year work-study position. This position will require an 8 hour per week commitment, flexible hours.

Tax Help Colorado Training Saturday 24!!!!

Are you interested in participating in well established program at ASU??? The School of Business has a GREAT opportunity for you!!!!

Join us for the Tax Help Colorado Program Training on Saturday, January 24th at 8:30 am in BUS 130! Over the past three years we have grown the program to deliver free tax preparation services to over 825 residents of the SLV and refunded over $1.3MILLION those taxpayers!

If you are interested in contributing to the program and cannot make this training please email Alfred Petross at

Used Book Sale

Tri-Beta will be selling some old science books in addition to some books required for Intro to Theatre. Stop by Porter Hall from 12:30-2:00 to see if we have any books you may need!

Need a few extra credit hours? Still spots left!

Looking for an extra credit hour? Looking for classes that are filled with adventure?

Take Introduction to Adventure and Leadership or Wilderness First Aid!

Intro to Adventure and Leadership: In this course, students will be exposed to a variety of adventure and leadership topics, readings, and experiences. Completion of this course will prepare students for future leadership roles and for the HPPE 261 ALP Expedition. Previous students have talked about how much they enjoyed this fun and engaging class! CRN 14017 Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2:15pm

Wilderness First Aid: Knock this class out in one weekend in March! The course focuses on Basic Life Support skills, minor trauma, selected environmental topics, spine assessment and the ruling out process, allergic and toxic reactions, and “common” medical emergencies. As with all our courses, the majority of time is spent in hands-on skills practice and simulations. Cost $250 CRN 13518. March 7th and 8th

If you have questions or would like to register, please contact Curt Howell at

So how does that make you feel?…The Evolution of Counseling.

ASU Counseling Center and the Lost and Found Comedy Troupe have teamed up to provide a comedic look at psychology throughout the centuries, and also tap into stereotypes of mental health. We are having a night of laughter and pizza next week on Thursday, 1/29/15. The show starts at 6pm but there will be free pizza starting at 5:30pm. The show will be in the theater building and the show name is “So how does that make you feel?…The Evolution of Counseling.”

Several historical theorists and psychologists will be depicted in humorous tones, and more factual information will be provided by the Counseling Interns. After the comedy show, there will be a Q & A during which the counselors will get to know the audience, and directly address the stigma and stereotypes surrounding counseling and therapy,

Our aim for this show is to 1) Reduce stigma around mental health and counseling, 2) Familiarize the student body and the Alamosa Community with the faces of the ASU Counseling Center, and 3) Have a great and rowdy time!

School of Business BFF–FREE Food & Cash

School of Business Welcome Back session is TODAY, January 22 at 4:00. Come by for food and drink and register for a chance to WIN gifts cards and cash!

Christian Challenge ASU, Food and fellowship

Join us in Coronado lobby every Thursday night 6:30-8pm for a free meal, discussion about faith, and fellowship with other students.