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Adams State is ready for the safe return of our students for the Fall 2020 Semester.

Campus Announcements

Cloyde Snook Virtual Memorial Service is Saturday

Adams State University Emeritus Professor of Art Cloyde Snook passed away in October of 2019. The family has arranged a virtual memorial service beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. The Zoom meeting ID is 406 439 7061, the password is 2005. Visit Rogers Family Mortuary for a complete obituary and to express condolences.
The family recommends using Google Chrome to access the virtual service.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

From October 1st – November 24th,  the Adams State Student Nurses Association (ASSNA) is hosting an Inaugural Donation Drive to benefit Tu Casa Inc. Tu Casa is a local non-profit organization that offers services to victims and survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, human trafficking, and hate crimes.

This drive is seeking to gather items that Tu Casa offers victims in times of need, including, non-perishable foods, toiletries, used or new backpacks or travel bags, and clothing items. Tu Casa relies on community support and donations to serve victims and survivors in our community. Your donations are needed and will benefit a great cause!

Items Needed:

*Clothing for women, men, and children, all sizes, new or lightly worn shirts, pants, jackets, jogging pants, jeans, blouses, pajamas, new socks or underwear.

*Non-Perishable Food Items: canned food (soups, beans), bottled water

*Travel Bags and Backpacks either new or used

*Toiletries: shampoo, body wash, diapers of all sizes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, combs, brushes, and first aid kits.

Donation boxes are located in front of Adams State University Nursing Department
Richardson Hall, 2nd floor.

Sincerely,
Adams State Student Nurses Association
Torince Hensley, Vice President
Laura Backus, Treasurer
Initiated by: Savannah Molina, ASU Nursing Student Graduate 

For more information on services or to contact an advocate please call Tu Casa at 719-589-2465 or visit slvtucasa.net/

For questions or concerns regarding the Donation Drive please contact Torince Hensley through email at hensleyt@grizzlies.adams.edu

I was going to procrastinate, but I kept putting it off.

Just do it! The Writing Studio is here to help. Whether you’re having trouble getting started or just putting the final touches on your piece, we can help you communicate your ideas and information.

To schedule a tutoring appointment via Google Meet:

1. Click on this link: tinyurl.com/writing-studio-calendar
OR
Go to: adams.edu/students/writing-studio/
Click on Calendar link.
2. Choose a time slot. Click SAVE.
3. You will get a confirmation email. Accept with YES.
4. You will receive an edited Invite. Accept with YES.
6. At appointment time, go into Google Calendar appointment and click JOIN MEETING.

Or, you may email writingstudio@adams.edu or call 719-587-7898 with your desired meeting day/time. If you are a distance student, please indicate your time zone. It’s best to schedule in advance, but “drop-ins” are usually feasible.

Cybersecurity Awareness: Ransomware 101

If you’ve been following recent election coverage, you may have heard about how Microsoft took action to disrupt a massive hacking operation that distributes ransomware, which the US government and independent experts have warned is one of the largest threats to the upcoming elections. blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2020/10/12/trickbot-ransomware-cyberthreat-us-elections/

So, what is ransomware? According to the National Cybersecurity Alliance staysafeonline.org/, ransomware is a type of malware that accesses a victim’s files, locks and encrypts them and then demands the victim to pay a ransom to get them back. It’s like the “digital kidnapping” of valuable data – from personal photos and memories to client information, financial records and intellectual property – and any individual or organization could be a potential target.

So, how do you avoid ransomware and prevent an attack? Suggestions include keeping a clean machine (mentioned in our last post), protecting yourself with security software, and backing up your data. For more tips, additional resources, and advice for what to do if you’re faced with a ransomware attack, check out this tip sheet: staysafeonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Ransomware-101-.pdf

Computing Services is here to help you with cybersecurity and answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact us at (719) 587-7741, computingservices@adams.edu, or stop by our Help Desk on the first floor of Nielsen Library.

Have a great rest of the week!
ASU Computing Services

Graduate Assistant Position at Grizzly Testing and Learning Center

Grizzly Testing and Learning Center is looking for a highly motivated individual to fill a Graduate Assistant Position. Individual must be a full-time graduate student (6+ credit hours) with a 3.0 GPA. Must be punctual, responsible and reliable. Duties include scheduling, administering and proctoring exams, creating end of semester reports, aids in training new employees and supports the management of the GTLC front desk staff. Pay is set at $15.00/hour and may be scheduled up to 20 hours a week. If interested please pick up an application at the Grizzly Testing and Learning Center located on the 2nd floor in the Nielsen Library.

Computing Services Maintenance for Thursday, 10/15/20

Beginning at 9:00 PM tomorrow evening (Thursday, 10/15/2020), Computing Services will be installing October 2020 Microsoft patches/updates to our test systems, for deployment in the near future. We anticipate no impact for client-facing systems.

Computing Services thanks you for your patience and understanding as we perform these critical maintenance activities. As always, if you have any questions, please call the ASU Computing Services Helpdesk at 7741 or contact us via email at computingservices@adams.edu.

Have a great day,
Computing Services