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Posts from ‘March, 2017’

Solar Eclipse 2017 talk at Planetarium, April 13

On the evening of Thu., April 13, I will be giving a public talk at the planetarium about the Total Solar Eclipse that will cross the U.S. on August 21.  First I will explain what a solar eclipse is and why there are different kinds.  Second, I will show you where to get more information […]

Observatory Open House April 15, 2017

On Sat., April 15, the ASU Observatory will be open to the public for a star tour and deep-sky viewing.  We will spend some time showing visitors how to use the free star charts we will have available, and we will also give a tour of the visible constellations and bright stars.  Also, there will […]

CS Maintenance for Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Beginning at 9:00 PM, Computing Services will be performing maintenance on several back-end servers and systems. There will be brief interruptions to several back-end systems as they reboot after receiving critical security patches, however, disruption is expected to be minimal. Computing Services thanks you for your patience and understanding as we perform these critical maintenance […]

Spring Break Trip to New Mexico

On a snowy Friday, March morning, I set out on my journey to visit the Museum of Indian Arts & Laboratory of Anthropology in Santa Fe and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Julia Clifton is the Curator of Archaeological Research Collections in Santa Fe. The state’s repository facility is off site from the […]

CS Maintenance for Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Beginning at 9:00 PM, Employee, lab and TEC Classroom PCs will receive several critical security updates for Windows, Reader, Flash, Shockwave, Firefox, Thunderbird and several other software packages. 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 […]

Pottery Times

The period names in classifying pottery have very little to do with the pottery itself. Instead the names refer to cultural changes based on migration and developments in agricultural techniques and architecture. Basketmaker II          50 B.C.-A.D. 450 Baskemaker III           A.D. 450-700 Pueblo I       […]

Who Signed It?

The signature by potters on their vessels is almost universal today. Before 1940 many potters did not speak English, and very few wrote it. If a potter’s name was written on the bottom of an old pot it was more than likely written by the trader who sold it or by the buyer. Pots that […]

Message from the President

Dear Colleagues: Our second Adams State University Day at the Capitol, in February, was a big success. Our alumni joined us to help convey the importance of Adams State to legislators. Even more special, the ASU Desert Winds Quintet played for the legislative reception, serenaded the entire Capitol during the next morning, and played the […]

Board of Trustees Work Session: Sanctuary Resolution

Monday, March 13 9 a.m. Richardson Hall 3rd floor board room

Budget Update

While Colorado’s Long Bill is not finalized, the current request calls for a small increase to higher education to offset some cost increases. This helps, but doesn’t quite cover mandated cost increases and current year enrollment shortfall. In evaluating budget requests, the following criterion is used for evaluation and prioritization: life safety, compliance, degree to […]

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