Great Stories at Adams State

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English, Spanish or French – language inspired Baker

“Knowledge is power and I wanted to pass along that power to other people through teaching.” Continue Reading…

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Adams State alumnus encourages love of history

“The way Dr. Crowther interacted with the class and used humor to teach was inspiring to me. I decided to focus on becoming a high school social studies teacher and coach.” Continue Reading…

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Adams State alumna receives Einstein Fellowship

“When I received the email for the in-person interview, held in Washington, DC, I acted like a child at Christmas..." Continue Reading…

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Still in the heart of friends

“He was simply one of the best. Even in the worse-case scenario he could find a positive twist and make you feel better.” Continue Reading…

Matt Preis, Ben Koser, and Eric Koser; front row, Morgan Brooks and Emily Dauk

Designing a successful launch device lands Adams State graduate student in Houston

“My students and I had the opportunity to participate in NASA's Microgravity University for Educators at Johnson Space Center.” Continue Reading…

ASU psychology students and faculty attend Rocky Mountain Psychological Association conference

Fourteen students attended and presented 10 papers or posters, setting a record for the department. Continue Reading…

Adams State chemistry majors receive prestigious internships

“I expect to get more lab experience, learn more chemistry techniques, and learn more instrumentation from the internship this summer,” Reid said. Continue Reading…

Profs produce film on nuclear landscape of Southwest

The film explores the impacts of three U.S. nuclear weapons sites: Rocky Flats, the White Sands Missile Range (Trinity Test Site) in New Mexico, and the Nevada Test Site. Continue Reading…

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Adams State alumnus receives Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award

"It was the professors that cared and gave me encouragement to do my best. Their patience and personal attention kept me from losing interest and dropping out." Continue Reading…

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ASU graduate student conducts study on cancer and exercise

“I am very passionate about healthy eating and exercise and how it may help cancer survivors and patients,” Smith said. Continue Reading…

Eleventh Annual ASU Student Scholar Days begins April 4

This event will showcase the exceptional caliber of work done by undergraduates in various academic departments. Adams State welcomes the active support and participation of the surrounding community. Continue Reading…

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Alamosa native Scott Clayton finds success at Adams State and under the hood of a car

“But I am inherently good with math, and soon realized it was not too difficult. The upper level classes have been more challenging, but not impossible.” Continue Reading…

head and shoulders portrait of nora mcbride and matt capell

ASU art alumni express personal experiences through artwork

“More than anything it was the absolutely amazing people I met at Adams State that truly changed my life.” Continue Reading…

ASU students involved in ongoing research

Dr. Kristy Duran's student research projects never really end. After one student graduates and moves on, another takes over and continues the study. Continue Reading…

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ASU students receive real-life opportunity

“It all started with sitting in the actual NCAA meeting, which was pretty awesome to observe,” Bilderbeck said. Continue Reading…

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Art alumnus Tilahun explores human experience in American University exhibit

Vital Signs explores universal human experience through the manifold meaning we associate with the human body, its parts, its sustenance, and its loftiest ambitions. Continue Reading…

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Adams State alumnus receives Milken Educator Award

“It is all very humbling. I really feel like I have accepted this award on behalf of all the amazing teachers around the country that pour their heart into educating our children.” Continue Reading…

Bridging worlds through music

Communicating through music, artists connect across continents. Dr. Tracy Doyle and Dr. James Doyle traveled to Japan to collaborate, perform, and share their love of music and art. Continue Reading…

Remembering the words, breaking down the walls

Of Words and Walls: The Anne Frank Theatre Project was the latest in a series of projects centered around a theatre performance. Continue Reading…

Gettin' Saxy with Darren Rahn '94

A jazz artist, producer, and mixing engineer, Rahn has over 25 number one radio singles and multiple Grammy nominations. He returned to his alma mater and took the stage with students. Continue Reading…

You are what you eat

The Adams State and local communities recently joined forces to address the issue of campus hunger. Continue Reading…

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Students create interactive robotic display in Porter Hall

“I learned how to apply technologies and how they can intermingle with each other,” Copley said. Continue Reading…

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Math teacher Dale Adamson solves student engagement equation, earns $25,000 Milken Educator Award

Adamson is the X-factor in rising student achievement numbers that find all of his students passing their year-end algebra test, scoring 41 percent above the state average. Continue Reading…

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North Carolina teacher pursues Adams State master's degree through distance learning

“My goal is to be the most amazing science teacher my students will ever have,” she says from her home in North Carolina. Continue Reading…

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Packed and ready for next great story

"The accounting program is one of best in state. I received a great education.” Continue Reading…

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Adams State Theatre presents The Last Flapper

“Zelda really was her own person and truly did not care what other people thought of her. I love her confidence so much. She was feminist before that word was a common term.” Continue Reading…

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Coffee and integrity inspire gift to Adams State

It all began when, in a linear algebra class, Dr. Stephen Aldrich repeated the quote “Mathematicians are devices for turning coffee into theorems.” Continue Reading…

United States Magistrate Judge named ASU Outstanding Alumna

“I am so very humbled and honored to be invited to join the group of recognized distinguished Adams State alumni,” Holmes said. Continue Reading…

Adams State alumna acts locally with fresh restaurant concept

It features food sourced from within a 200-mile radius of Alamosa in southern Colorado's San Luis Valley, an agricultural region known for potato production. Continue Reading…

Olivas considers museum internship a wonderful journey

“This internship has been a blessed experience for me,” Olivas said. Continue Reading…

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