Campus Announcements

Mindfulness Meditation Holiday Party

Today will be the last Mindfulness Meditation session this semester. To end the semester with a bang there will be a holiday party in the Campus Ministry room at 5:30. Come and relief some stress with meditation and enjoy some pizza too!

Free Late Night Breakfast Tuesday Night

Tonight (Tuesday) is Late Night Breakfast starting at 9pm in the cafeteria. You do not need a meal plan. Breakfast includes eggs, sausage, potatoes, biscuits & gravy and pancakes. There will be door prizes, entertainment and music.

Mailroom Notification for All Departments

Please empty your mailbox and pick up all department packages by this Friday, Dec. 19th.

Let David know if your department will be open Dec. 22 – 24th; he will assume you are CLOSED unless you tell him otherwise.
Mailroom Staff

Book Buy Back

Sell your unwanted textbooks and enter a drawing!!!! Tuesday -Thursday 8am-6pm, Friday 8am-5pm this week (December 16-19th)Those of you who sold Books this morning see the Book Buyer. We buy Books even if you did not buy from the Bookstore.
See you soon. Good luck on finals.

Holiday Fund Drive

Just a reminder that the Classified Employee’s Council is doing out annual holiday fund drive. We are collecting any change or donations you would like to give us. Tomorrow, Wednesday 12/17/14, we will also be doing a jeans day, if you donate $5 you can wear jeans. All of the money donated goes to students in need for Christmas. Please contact Leslie Widger at if you have any questions or would like me to stop by to pick up your donation. Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Still looking for gift ideas for your professors?!?

Nominate them for the Presidential Teacher Award! This is your chance to help honor an ASU professor who you think has done an exceptional job of teaching, advising, and/or mentoring.

Deadline is December 19, 2014.

All you have to do is send the person’s name along with a paragraph stating why you think that person deserves the award to or you can drop a hand-written nomination off at the One Stop (located in the Student Union Building – across from La Mesa Dining hall).

Wear your jeans in the middle of week—Help a Family in Need

The Classified Employee’s council is once again having it’s annual Holiday Fund Drive. For 5 bucks you can wear jeans on Wednesday December 17, 2014. Show the spirit of giving and help a family need.

You can pay at:
Print Shop, Nielsen library, Carol Fell, TED & ETC Admins.
Human Resources, Eilleen Tilton, Dianne Lee, Regina Rice,
Office of the President, Cheryl Ravens, One Stop Business Office– Porter Hall

or to:
Rodney Martinez, Facilities Services, Bennie Chacon, Business Office,
Brenda Wilson, Housing, Leslie Widger, School of Business, Mitch Vigil, Facilities,
Patti Ortiz, Computing Services, Barbara Griego-Jones, HPPE

10 Minute Play Readings!

Are you the type of person who likes it all? A little bit of comedy? A little bit of drama? A little bit of romance? Come listen to the staged readings of ENG/THTR 279/379’s Writing the 10 Minute Play! This Tuesday and Wednesday evening (Dec. 15 & 16), in the Xperimental Theatre. Both nights start at 7:30pm. There will be 9 plays read each night, 18 plays in all! Come one evening or both! Any questions, ask Professor Jenna Neilsen

Campus Employment Spring 2015

The Upward Bound program is once again accepting applications for the positions of counseling assistant for the Spring 2015 semester. The counseling position entails meeting one-on-one with students to discuss college preparation and career counseling at target schools in the San Luis Valley. The program assistantship is a 15-hour per week salaried position of $9.50/hr. You must have 1-2 days free throughout the week in order to visit the schools. Mature undergraduate are urged to apply and those looking for counseling experience. Work-study is not required for this position. For more information or an application, please stop by the Upward Bound office in room 400, Richardson Hall or call 587-7865 or contact Paloma Mestas at

Study Day Meditation sessions

There will be 20-minute meditation sessions on the hour on Study Day, December 15, beginning at 10 am until 1 pm in the Campus Ministry room. Come to the SUB Student Life Center to Rm. 119. All welcome! No experience necessary just come and experience some calm before finals.
Candace Knowlan will hold the space and offers spiritual listening and guidance.

Lifeways Lecture Seires Features Charlie Jaquez – “The Sierra Land Grant Struggle” (Rescheduled)

ASU alumnus and San Pablo resident, Mr. Charlie Jaquez will deliver his lecture on the “Sierra Land Grant Struggle” on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm in McDaniel Hall, room 201. Mr. Jaquez is a well-respected educator who taught Math and Science in the Centennial school district from August 1973 until his retirement in June 2005. This lecture is part of the ASU course, “Lifeways of the San Luis Valley,” and is free and open to the public and the ASU community of students, faculty, and staff. Please make time to attend and engage in this historically relevant learning experience which offers a unique view of our local history.

December student time sheet reminder

Students, please submit your time sheets before you leave on break. Supervisors, make sure to approve your student’s December time sheets by January 5, 2015.

Become a Writing Tutor at the Writing Studio! (Spring 2015)

Become a Writing Tutor at the Writing Studio! (Spring 2015)

If you’re interested in meeting new people and making a real difference in their education, then becoming a Writing Tutor in the Writing Studio might be for you. Applicants must be good writers and enjoy working with other students individually and in groups and should have finished Communication Arts II (or equivalent) with a B or higher.

To apply, see the complete job posting at Financial Aid (Work Study Positions) at:

And scroll to the bottom of the page to “Writing Studio Tutor”.

For more information, contact Dr. Robert Affeldt

GTLC Finals Study Sessions

Ready for finals???

The tutors at the Grizzly Testing and Learning Center have set up drop-in sessions throughout the week to help you study before your final exams. Take a look at our schedule for the week on our facebook page:


Hello all,
There will be NO Empower U Yoga today 12/15. Keep an eye out for Empower U Yoga starting up in the Spring semester sometime-Date and time TBD!

The absolute best of luck to you all in finals and I will see you at 6:30 am, bright and early for Yoga at the Rex Tomorrow 12/16 and Thursday 12/18. -Namaste!