Diversity at Adams State

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Percussion Academy open to grades 9 through 12

Students will be taught a variety of styles including steel pans, African hand drumming, Brazilian Samba, drum set, drum line, concert percussion, Central America and Zimbabwean marimba. Continue Reading…

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Cancer and exercise study seeking volunteers

The study is part of Danielle Smith’s master’s thesis. “We are looking to recruit 40 cancer survivor volunteers.” Continue Reading…

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Day of Dead Celebration is October 28

“It began with a small display of "Ofrendas" or "Altares" and decorations on the hall outside of the Foreign Language faculty offices." Continue Reading…

Adams State receives new Upward Bound Math-Science grant

Students in three San Luis Valley school districts will benefit from the Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) program, funded by a new grant to Adams State University from the Department of Education. Continue Reading…

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Adams State to host cattle management, soil health and local food economy workshop

Williams helps restore natural soil water retention and reduce runoff, increase land productivity, enhance plant and wildlife biodiversity, and produce healthier food. Continue Reading…

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Of Words and Walls final events include debate and dialogue

“This is an exciting opportunity for us to come together as a community and talk,” added Taylor. Continue Reading…

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No Asylum documents desperate attempts to escape Nazis

This 2015 film is about the stunning discovery of the lost letters of Anne Frank’s father which reveal an unknown chapter of their family’s life as they try to escape Nazi-occupied Holland. Continue Reading…

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Holocaust survivor will share story on Sept. 25

Steinmetz is considered a “child survivor” of the Holocaust and the last living member of her family to tell their story. Continue Reading…

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ASU Food Pantry will host grand opening

In conjunction with the Annual La Puente sponsored HOPE Week, the Adams State food pantry will celebrate a grand opening from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25. Continue Reading…

Tickets for The Diary of Anne Frank go on sale September 11

“When I learned that it was the anniversary of the publication of Anne’s diary, I knew in my mind, heart, and gut it was exactly the right play to stage at this time in our community,” said Taylor. Continue Reading…

Still time to register for ASU STEM Saturdays

All sessions are designed with specific grade-level, developmentally appropriate lessons in mind. Continue Reading…

Adams State CASA Center will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

The CASA Fundraiser Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8. Continue Reading…

Adams State celebrates HSI Week

The workshop presenters include Dr. Melissa Salazar and Dr. Catherine Martinez Berryhill, who, in 2013, founded ESCALA. Continue Reading…

President of AAC&U addressed Adams State faculty and staff

Her presentations focused on Adams State's role as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), as well as on its development of the Adams Pathways. Continue Reading…

Adams State Upward Bound awarded new grant

Adams State University's Upward Bound program was recently awarded a five-year grant of $2,388,246 to continue its service to San Luis Valley high school students. Continue Reading…

Olivas considers museum internship a wonderful journey

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

Adams State Trustees uphold principles of equity

Board Chair Arnold Salazar explained the resolution was developed over the last three months through a process that included input from the campus, community, and trustees. Continue Reading…

“State of the State Forum on Undocumented Learners in National Landscape” Led by Dr. Jose Moreno at Adams State University

Moreno has been working with the Office of Title V Initiatives at Adams State University and the campus community for over a year on general education reform. Continue Reading…

Still time to see Good Kids

There are still three public performances of the Adams State University Theatre production. Continue Reading…

Adams State helps 675 local families receive $1,132,310 in tax refunds

At ASU’s free tax site, IRS-certified students filed 675 returns, helping local taxpayers claim $1,132,310 in federal and state refunds. Continue Reading…

Good Kids will spark dialogue on difficult subjects

“Join us to continue the conversation started in the play with members of the cast, the director, and representatives from Counseling Services,” Neilsen said. Continue Reading…

Educators chosen for Adams State Hall of Fame

Pursuing a career in education means dedication and commitment to improving the lives of others. Continue Reading…

ASU Spring Wellness Week begins April 22

The Adams State University Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness in collaboration with La Puente’s Hunger Education Week has planned activities for the semi-annual Wellness Week. Continue Reading…

Tickets for Good Kids go on sale April 20

"...It is a quick paced show and speaks to a generation of Snapchat, Instagram, and YouTube users.” Continue Reading…

Climate awareness march and presentation is April 29

From there, participants will walk in symbolic solidarity with people in other communities across the United States to spread awareness of our changing climate and the need to protect our environment. Continue Reading…

Adams State hosted the annual undergraduate sociology conference

On Saturday, April 8, students from the three schools presented their original research. Continue Reading…

Bruyére is keynote for EARTH Week

Bruyère leads the NCAR-based systems development effort for the Engineering for Climate Extremes. She plays a key role in the development of the Global Risk and Resilience Toolbox. Continue Reading…

The Adams State Sustainability Fair is April 26

This event will demonstrate the creative ways people re-use and transform material into useful and decorative fine art. Continue Reading…

Adams State will host free conference

The conference features best-practices presentations; a keynote by Kimba Rael, Adams State alumna and San Luis Valley Educator of the Year, 2016. Continue Reading…

Special Olympics Basketball Showcase is April 7

This program gives local athletes with special needs opportunities to compete and practice in sports with each other and with non-disabled peers. Continue Reading…