Campus Announcements

Sustainability 101 Summer Course

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, Dr. Parker has innovated and brought to light new and more sustainable methods of utilizing energy, making use of available resources, and minimizing negative impact on the environment, and has applied them to agricultural operations, businesses, nonprofits, and everything in between. Through a class hosted by ASU Community Partnerships and SEED Park, International, Dr. Parker will be imparting his experience and expertise to students and community members in the San Luis Valley, empowering locals to bring practical improvements to our own region. This Sustainability 101 course, open to Adams State students as well as the San Luis Valley community, will teach participants to tackle environmental challenges from a variety of levels, whether working as an individual, operating a business, or taking leadership of a community. This is not just a simple, lecture-based class! In addition to providing classroom instruction, the class will also take students to local organizations such as the Colorado Gators Reptile Park, so students can see practical examples of how the San Luis Valley is reacting to environmental challenges.
The Sustainability 101 course will be available for both current for-credit, for current ASU students, and non-credit, for Community Members, and will be held from June 1, 2015 to Saturday June 6, 2015 in room 142 of ASU’s School of Business. Sessions will run Monday through Thursday at 6pm to 9pm, 4pm to 9pm on Friday, and 9am to 5pm on Saturday. Students can register through ASU as they would any other course (Sustainability 101, ID 179, and CRN 11565). Community members who wish to sign up for the class should get in touch with Karl Jolliff directly. Registration fees are covered through the normal registration process for ASU students, and are $200 for the full course or $35 for individual classes for community members. For more information, or for help with registering, please contact Karl Jolliff at or call at 719-587-8209.

Computing Services Maintenance for Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Beginning at 9:00 PM, Employee and TEC Classrooms will receive security updates to Windows, Office, VLC Media Player, Adobe Acrobat, Reader, Flash, Firefox, Secunia and the Endpoint Protection client. Macintosh users will also receive operating system patches. Employees are encouraged to log off but leave their computers on when leaving work for the day. This will assist the installation of these patches and minimize any impact.

Also starting at 9:00 PM and lasting roughly three hours, Computing Services will be doing several critical security updates on many of our campus network services (such as file and print services). During this time, users will experience very brief outages to various services, which should last less than 15 minutes.

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

Computing Services

Ice Cream Social TODAY!

The first FREE ice cream social of the summer is TODAY!
Adams State Campus Green (in front of football field)
See you there!

Zacheis Planetarium will show Double Features all summer!

This summer Zacheis planetarium is trying something new: every Thursday night we will present two different movies, one at 7:00 and one at 7:45. You can come for either one or both – there will be a short break between movies so visitors can move in and out of the theater. Double Features start this Thursday, May 21, and run through August 20.

The movie schedule can be found on our blog:

All programs at Zacheis Planetarium are free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Testing Hours

The Grizzly Testing and Learning Center (GTLC) will begin summer hours May 18th thru August 23rd. We are open Monday – Friday, 9 am to 4 pm (including the lunch hour)

Testing for Accuplacer begins at 9:30 am and stops at 3 pm, or by appointment. All other exams may be taken during operating hours.

GTLC is closed on all National Holidays and during Nielsen Library closures, please contact us to see when these closures are currently scheduled.

Although walk-ins are welcome, we urge students to schedule exams to ensure testing space.

Thank you,

The Grizzly Testing and Learning Center

WATER WORLD Denver. Tickets ONLY $15, Free transportation available.

Tickets for ASU w/ ID, ONLY $15 each
Free transportation available, space limited.
Tickets available beginning May 18
@ Student Life Center main desk 10am-3pm

Contact for more info.

Facilities Services Summer Hours

Facilities Services will begin summer hours today, May 18th thru Aug. 23, 2015. Hours of operation are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed for lunch from 12-1pm, Monday thru Friday.
Please make sure you contact us before 4:30 pm if you have an emergency work order request that requires immediate attention.

Facilities Services

RG Railroad & Concerts, Tickets ONLY $3!

Saturday, June 13
Haunted Wind Chimes (Folk)
Sunday, July 26
John McCutcheon (Irish Folk)

Tickets for ASU w/ ID, $3 each
Tickets available @ Student Life Center main desk 10am-3pm
May 18– 2 weeks prior to the event, or sold-out (50 tickets each)

Contact for more info.

Video Tribute to President Svaldi

Hosted by the ASU Board of Trustees, a dinner Friday night honored President David Svaldi upon his upcoming retirement. Several campus individuals and departments recorded their messages as part of a tribute video to Dr. Svaldi, who retires June 30.
Click here to view the video.

Bookstore Summer hours

Bookstore summer hours 7:30am-4:00pm M-F, Closed on weekend. Grizzly Denopen upon request.

Looking for a summer job?

Are you looking for a summer job? Look no further – the Athletic Office has an immediate opening for an office assistant. This is a Work Study position – at $8.50 per hour, up to 20 hours per week during the summer. If you are interested, see Dianne Lee in Plachy Hall C126 719-587-7401

Submit Your May Time Sheets!!

May time sheets for the spring semester employees are due by the end of the month. HOWEVER, we recommend having ALL employees submit their time sheets for approval NOW while they are still on campus.

Summer Employment Time Sheets

Students working this summer must complete 2 SEPARATE time sheets for May. One for spring hours worked before May 16th and the second for summer hours worked after May 17th.

Campus Employment Opportunity

Looking for a job next academic year? Want to work with high school scholars from around the valley? Upward Bound is currently looking for a senior advisor and program assistant to work with high school scholars to guide and counsel them towards a college career. This is a great opportunity if you are trying to get experience with children. This is a 15hr/wk at $9.50/hr. Please contact the Upward Bound office at 587-7865 or email and contact Paloma Mestas at

Sociology 201 Offered this May!

Sign up today for this Maymester class that begins Monday May 18th and ends Friday, June 5th.
The course examines how society is structured and how we are shaped by our society. We will examine culture, socialization, deviance, crime, national and global inequalities, gender and race.
The course is also a general education class!