Month: May 2015

Adams State honors President Svaldi upon his retirement

Message from Arnold Salazar, Chair, Board of Trustees for Adams State University Higher education is in the news a lot these days, but we hear very little of the successes taking place on our campuses. Adams State University in Alamosa is the site of many quiet, yet important victories. Last spring the university launched its […]

ASU Police swears in Martinez

The Adams State University Police Chief Paul Grohowski and Vice President of Student Affairs Ken Marquez swear in Michael Martinez on Friday, May 22. "It feels good to serve the community," Martinez said. He has been with the Police Department for two years as an intern and now will serve as a police officer. Adams […]

Presidential Teacher Award continues to recognize outstanding professors

Pictured, the 2015 Presidential Teacher Award recipients and the students on the selection committee include (back row) students Rachel Heaton, Stevon Cornish, and Carly Romnes, (front row) Dr. Nick Saenz, assistant professor of history; Dr. Anicia Alvarez, associate professor of teacher education; Karen Adamson, assistant professor of nursing; and David Wreford, adjunct instructor of English. […]

Adams State nursing students’ create Annual Symbol

Nursing students created an Annual Nursing Symbol. Pictured, left to right, Erika Bluel, Hope Elison, Kari Maldonado, President David Svaldi Kristi Schilling, Denis Muebake, Sam Cordero, Nursing Department Director Dr. Shawn Elliott, and Tinsae Berhe present the laser cut tree to the Adams State Nursing Department. As part of the Adams State University Nursing Department’s […]

Adams State Trustees approve budget & tuition increase

The fiscal year 2015-16 budget approved May 15 by the Board of Trustees for Adams State University includes a 5.6% tuition increase for Colorado resident undergraduate students. The increase translates to $144 more per semester for full-time students, according to Bill Mansheim, vice president for Finance and Governmental Relations. Room rates remain unchanged, and meal […]

ASU offering sustainability course for students and community

Pictured, prior sustainable farm business tour. Dr. Nick Parker, former professor of Texas Tech University, has been at the forefront of the environmental movement for decades. Over the course of his career, Parker has innovated and brought to light new and more sustainable methods of utilizing energy, making use of available resources, and minimizing negative […]

Adams State commencement creates connections of inspiration

Commencement at Adams State University quickly dispels any doubt that higher education creates positive ripples of motivation and achievement. At the spring ceremony, May 15, everyone from babes in arms to grandparents in wheelchairs caught the excitement and sense of belonging to something greater; although, at least one infant had no trouble napping as the […]

Zacheis Planetarium announces summer schedule

This summer Adams State University Zacheis Planetarium is trying something new – Double Features every Thursday night. The first movie will start at 7 p.m. and the second will start at 7:45 p.m. There will be a break between movies to allow visitors to go in and out of the theater. “If the double feature […]

Full-time status at Adams State remains at 12 credits per semester

Adam State President David Svaldi announced the university will continue to consider enrollment in 12 credit hours per semester as full-time status for financial aid purposes. In February, the university announced that 15 credit hours per semester would be required for full-time status. The rule was to go into effect with the coming fall semester. […]

Educators inducted into Hall of Fame

Adams State University Educator’s Hall of Fame Class of 2015 includes (left to right) back row: Pete Ortega (representing Isaac P. Ortega), John Marvel (accepting for Dr. John Marvel), Dr. Kay O. Watkins, Sharon Turpin, Manny Wasinger, Norman Roberts (accepting for Dr. Joe I. Vigil), Lloyd M. Garcia, Don Stegman, Dr. Arnold Chavez, Celina Espinoza, […]