Welcome to the 2015 Fall Semester!

Checkout what’s New at ASU

While everyone was off enjoying their summer there was quite a lot of changes happening at Adams State University (ASU).

ASU’s first female President

Thus far the buzz around campus is that Dr. Beverlee McClure is going to get things done. She is already scheduled to be a guest speaker for the new Women and Power business class. She has also been asked to speak at the next conference for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.

Click here to read more about her http://www.adams.edu/news/apr1511.php

Richardson Hall finished

Also, Richardson Hall has finally been completed and all the administrative offices have moved into their new locations. Stop by and take a look at this beautiful building on our campus. The next building to be renovated will be east campus. Plans are in the works for the much needed renovation of that building.

C.A.S.A. hosts many events this semester

ASU’s Cultural Awareness and Student Achievement Center (C.A.S.A.) has big plans for this semester. They will be hosting Hispanic Heritage Week September 12-20th. Itzel Luna, a vocalist from Cabo San Lucas will be performing on October 13th in Leon Memorial at 7pm.

As an annual tradition C.A.S.A. will also be having Friday Luncheons beginning August 28th and going on for the entire semester. Stop by and eat lunch one Friday and then help cook lunch one Friday. This tradition of students, faculty, and staff feeding each other has created a feeling of HOME at the cultural center.

C.A.S.A. Director, Oneyda Maestas will be teaching zumba classes at the REX, which has a NEW look; a brand new renovated and private space with built in fan! Class days and times are Tuesday and Thursday 5:30-6:30 pm. Oneyda’s Zumba class offers a combination of dance and fitness moves choreographed to a background of exhilarating, energetic and fun international rhythms. Oneyda offers beginning, intermediate and advanced dance/fitness moves in every song so that each individual can exercise at his/her fitness level. It is a great cardio exercise that specifically targets movement to the mid-section as well as to the muscles in the upper/middle/lower zoned sections of the body.Wear comfortable, loose, light clothing as you will SWEAT! Wear comfortable footwear (tennis shoes). Bring water bottle to stay hydrated. The class is free to students/faculty/staff with appropriate ID.

Oneyda will also be teaching Black Belt Salsa Classes. The Kick-off for these classes will be at Juanito’s Restaurant NO CHARGE! Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from 7:00-8:30 pm. The address is 1019 6th St Alamosa, CO 81101 (one block behind Domino’s headed east on 6th Street). The rest of the classes will be held at the REX Activity Center beginning 9/1 (every Tuesday), from 6:45 pm-8:15 pm. The rate to drop in is $10. An $8 per class pass is available for purchase. There is a Special rate for full-time students (talk to instructor, Oneyda Maestas).

Domestic Violence Symposium

The counseling services is also planning a Domestic Violence Symposium. This one-day conference features nationally renowned keynote speaker, Jean Kilbourne, and sessions designed to provide service providers and professionals with quality, local training and learning opportunities on domestic violence. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for registrants.

Empower U hosts Disc Golf

Empower U disc golf will be played every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. during the Fall 2015 Semester. They have extra discs for you to borrow, or you can purchase your own at Walmart, Amazon, or other retailers. To get to the course take State Ave. north out of Alamosa past the ball golf course to the T junction. Turn left at the stop sign to continue on North River Road. In .4 miles turn left on dirt road (disc golf sign on tree). Continue another .5 miles to the parking lot at end of road.

Check out other Empower U offerings atblogs.adams.edu/empoweru/