Campus Announcements

GAB and Loft Super Bowl Party 2/1/15

GAB and The Loft are hosting a Super Bowl Party this Sunday from 4:30- 7:00 in the Loft. Come Join us for some food, games, a raffle, and good Ol’ Football Fun. Come have fun with us.

Meditation Today at 5:30 pm

Come meditate and take some time to relax today (Wed.) in the campus ministry room located in the student life center at 5:30 p.m. Give yourself a break! You deserve it.

Travel to CUBA before it changes forever!

Interested in foreign countries? Interested in studying sustainable development? If so, you should consider applying to study in Cuba this summer with Dr. Waddell from the Sociology Department. Students will spend roughly 3 weeks traveling across the island, exploring issues related to health care, education, and sustainable development. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, as Cuba is currently in the process of opening up to U.S. travel for the first time in 60 years! Don’t miss out!

If interested, please contact Dr. Waddell at bwaddell@adams.edu

ASU Poker Club

Poker in the Loft. Registration begins at 7 pm and the game starts at 7:30 pm on Thursday. Hope to see everyone there!

The Writing Studio will open on Monday February 2.

The Writing Studio will open on Monday February 2 for the Spring semester 2015.

Our new hours are MTWR from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and F 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

We welcome writers at every stage of the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, etc.).

Come meet our new tutors and get some input on your first draft of the semester.

Chili Beans Wednesday

SACNAS will be selling chili beans, tortilla, drink, and chocolates for $5 in Porter Hall from 11:30am – 1:00pm. Help support our club!

1098T Tax Forms are now available

Look for a postcard from ECSI Heartland that will contain information on accessing the 1098T form online.
If you are a current student the 1098T can be downloaded from your student account online.

Further information can be found at www.adams.edu/administration/business/2014%20tax%20notification%20for%20portal%20and%20staff.pdf

Work Study Position available – Certified Lifeguards only

If you have your lifeguard certification and are eligible for workstudy, please contact Dianne Lee in the Athletic Department. Email a copy of your certification and your class schedule to diannelee@adams.edu

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.)

http://goo.gl/KDe2DR

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.

http://learngoogle.adams.edu/

If you need any assistance with your new Gmail account please contact Computing Services at719-587-7741 or computingservices@adams.edu

Thanks,
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  jarmetta@adams.edu or Carol Smith carolsmith@adams.edu 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 www.adams.edu/students/learning-resources/index.php

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

SAVE SOME OF YOUR REFUND FOR SUMMER!!!
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 financialaid@adams.edu, 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.