Campus Announcements

Ballroom Dancing is Back!

Back by popular demand, Club ESRA (Education for Sexual Risk Avoidance) will once again host ballroom dance lessons at the Rex Activity Center on October 17th @ 7PM, free with valid ASU ID, or $5/couple or person. Hilarious professional dance instructor, Jeff Wallace, along with his lovely Argentine Tango professional partner, Helaine, will review and put finishing touches on the Foxtrot. They will also introduce the East Coast Swing, and, hopefully, give a command performance of the Argentine Tango. You won’t want to miss out on this evening of fun, so bring a partner, and let’s learn how to “dance like the stars”! Club ESRA ~ This GRIZZ is Lookin’ Out 4 You!

Southern Colorado Film Festival opens October 15

The Southern Colorado Film Festival is the San Luis Valley’s leading venue for showcasing independent film production. Now in its third year, the festival will be showcasing creative works from around the world. Through the support of organizations such as the Southern Colorado Film Commission, Adams State University Community Partnerships, the Colorado Office of Film, Television, and Media, the Alamosa County Local Marketing District Board, and the ASU Common Reading Experience among many others, the festival will once again bring its unique style of cultural content to the San Luis Valley.

The festival will start at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, with the opening feature and a reception in the Adams State Richardson Hall Auditorium. From October 16 through October 18 the film festival will continue at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Art Building room 227.

This year, the festival will showcase 20 independent films with national and international significance. The festival’s theme is “Mountains of Possibility,” showcasing the many potential successes all around us – often just behind a challenging obstacle or limited way of thinking. By considering the opportunities all around us, we can recognize new ways forward.

Potential highlights include Landfill Harmonic, which follows a youth orchestra from a community built on a massive landfill; A Sinner in Mecca, which has recently been featured in the New York Times among other publications and covers a gay filmmaker’s journey into Saudi Arabia where both homosexuality and filming are forbidden; From the Land to Your Table, a documentary looking at the cultural diversity of food markets across seven Latin American countries; and Bringing it Home, a film illustrating the past, present, and future of industrial hemp. The festival also includes the Land, Water, and Fire short film selection, which features a number of films from the San Luis Valley, as well as a local foods reception to follow.

More information on the Southern Colorado Film Festival, including ticketing and the full program schedule, visit Southern Colorado Film Festival.


The hours for the SUB for Fall Recess weekend are:

Wednesday, October 7th, 7 am – 8 pm; Thursday, October 8th, 7 am – 8 pm; Friday, October 9th, 7 am – 8 pm; Saturday, October 10th, 10:30 am – 8 pm; Sunday, October 11th, 10:30 am – 10 pm.
Brunch and dinner will be served in the La Mesa Dining Room Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Loft is open during break!

Don’t be bored over break, The Loft is open during break. It’s open 1-8PM everyday! Get your game on.

Sprint Interval Training – A Healthy Need for Speed

Next Wednesday October 14th at 6 p.m. in McDaniel Hall room 101 Dr. Christopher Bell from Colorado State University will be giving a talk about Sprint Interval Training. There will be refreshments and giveaways. It should be an educational, informative, and fun evening!

Computing Service Wifi Maintenance for Fall Break (10/8-10/9)

During the day on both Thursday and Friday of this week, Computing Services will be performing maintenance on the wireless access points in the residence halls. During these two days, there will be intermittent outages for wifi access in the residence halls as the access points are being serviced. Our intent is to have all wireless systems fully up and operational by the end of each day and the entire maintenance completed before the weekend.

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

Have a great Fall Break!

Computing Services

Green Chili – This Wednesday 12-1

SACNAS will be selling Green Chili, a tortilla, a drink, and a mini-dessert for $5 in Porter Hall from noon to 1pm. Thank you for your support!

Grizzly Testing and Learning Center Hours

The Grizzly Testing and Learning Center will have adjusted hours for Fall Break.

Thursday, October 8th: Open from 9-12 and 1-4
Friday, October 9th through Sunday, October 11th: Closed

All tutoring sessions are cancelled unless previously arranged with a tutor.

For any questions or concerns, please call us at (719)587-8189.

Have a great break Grizzlies!

ASAP Hours for Fall Break

Are you looking for adventure this weekend? We are too! Because of this, the Adventure Program will be closed in observance of fall break from Thursday to Sunday. Not to fret though! If you need gear for your long weekend, come by the rental shop and we’ll hook you up! This weekend, rentals are buy three days and get the fourth free!
C’mon, let’s get outside!!

Special Olympics Throw A Ball Watch Them Fall Bowling Event

Come out and show your support to our local athletes who will be performing in the upcoming Special Olympics Throw a Ball and Watch Them Fall bowling tournament. The tournament will be planned and hosted by Adams State University’s HPPE Department Sport Facility and Event Management class. This annual bowling event is held every fall and planned by the ASU Human Performance & Physical Education department sports management students.
These Special Olympics athletes have been gearing up for this tournament, training their hearts out, and nothing would be better than to show your support as they showcase all of their hard work. The tournament will be held at ABC Pro Bowl, 2069 1st, Alamosa, on Tuesday, October 13th 2015 from 6pm-8pm. Bowlers competing here are eligible to advance to the regional competition on October 24th in Pueblo. There is no cost to attend but all donations towards the group’s travel expenses are welcome.
The mission of Special Olympics Colorado is to provide year round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
For more information about the event or the local Special Olympics program, please contact: (719) 587-7408.

Cyber-Security Awareness tidbit- International #2FactorTuesday!

As part of our month-long campaign to raise awareness about cyber-security, here is some information regarding two-factor authentication:

Many web services, including your Adams State Google account, allow account protection beyond a password that provides a second layer of security to your account. When logging into your account from an unrecognized device you will be prompted to verify your identity, usually with a verification code.

Why enable 2 factor authentication? It keeps anyone but you OUT of your account. Even if someone compromises your password they will be unable to access your account without the verification code. has instructions on enabling 2 factor authentication for services likeGoogle, Facebook, Twitter, and more!

Share that you took action by using #2FA, #2FactorTuesday! and #CyberAware on social media.

Watch for more security tips from Computing Services this October during National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Computing Services

ASU Pride, Tuesday Nights

The mission of ASU PRIDE is to create and maintain an inclusive, safe, and accepting environment for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We aim to defeat negative stereotypes and educate people by sponsoring social and community outreach activities throughout the year.
ASU Pride meetings are every Tuesday at 6pm in the multicultural room of the Student Life Center. For more information email either or

Monday Night Football @ Vistas

Come up to Vistas tonight between 5pm and 10pm and watch the game on our big screen while enjoying an order of our nachos.
We offer Regular Nachos (chips, cheese and jalapenos) for $2.50 per order or our Nachos Grande (chips, cheese, chili, jalapenos, onions, tomatoes and sour cream) for $3.50 per order.
The same delicious nachos we offer during home football games are now available for Monday Night Football games.
Enjoy the game and some great food and remember that our regular menu items are also available.

Vistas hours this week.

Vistas will be closed Thursday the 8th and Friday the 9th for fall break and will not be running a breakfast cart either of those days. The cart will resume running and the restaurant will reopen and resume regular business hours on Monday the 12th.

ASU Nielsen Library Tunnels Under Our Feet presentation is October 6

The lecture series Earth, Water, and Sky: Conversations on the Great Outdoors – San Luis Valley and Beyond presentation, The Tunnels Under Our Feet: Colorado’s Forgotten Hollow Sidewalks, by Tracy Beach, begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the Nielsen Library third floor classrooms. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The Tunnels Under Our Feet: Colorado’s Forgotten Hollow Sidewalks is the product of five years of dusty, subterranean research by author Tracy Beach. By exploring these long-forgotten passageways beneath the streets of 14 cities including Colorado Springs, Cripple Creek, Denver, Leadville, Pueblo, and Salida, Beach uncovered a wealth of information and artifacts. Join her for a lively presentation of her findings complete with photographs, relics, and period-appropriate Victorian dress.

Copies of The Tunnels Under Our Feet and her newest book My Life as a Whore: the Biography of Madam Laura Evens will be available for purchase.

For more information please email Jordan Gortmaker, Nielsen Library circulation supervisor, at