Spring Semester Registration

Do you have a remaining balance due? A balance due could prevent registration.
Fall Semester is quickly coming to an end and advisement for registration for Spring Semester has begun.
If you have questions on your balance, are expecting financial aid to pay or need assistance on your student account for Fall Semester stop and visit Student Business Services at the OneStop, call 719-587-7728 or email studentbusiness@adams.edu for assistance.

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ASU Nursing Department Asylum Haunted House

The ASU Nursing Department will be hosting the annual Haunted House tours this Halloween, October 31, 2018 from 6pm – 11pm.
Admission is $5 per person. Bring a canned food item or a winter coat for $1 off admission fee.
Enter through the main doors of Richardson Hall to pay your admission fee and await your tour of the Asylum Haunted House.

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One Month Away! CRE Lecture “From Baldwin to Biggie: An Anthropological Look at Cultural Heroes and Prophetic Voices in Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me”

“From Baldwin to Biggie: An Anthropological Look at Cultural Heroes and Prophetic Voices in Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me,” November 14 at 7pm in McDaniel Hall, Room 101

In his exposition and excavation of African diaspora through his own, and shared and common lived experiences Coates locates cultural models in the likely areas of music and literature, genres with significant oral traditions themselves linked to cultural curation and preservation. In this short ethnographic study of his memoir, ethnomusicological, literary, legal, and other anthropological lenses will focus Coates’ narrative into a musical playlist and a reading list that, like Coates, acknowledges histories in order to reimagine, or remix, futures.

Maria McMath is a cultural anthropologist, educator, and research design professional who currently acts as coordinator of a National Science Foundation grant that seeks to retain women/of color in STEM/SBS fields at Adams State University.

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EARTH Group Meeting Thursday 11:30am

Our ASU sustainability group will meet on this Thursday at 11:30am to 12:30pm.
Come join the conversation and help us work on a variety of initiatives to improve our campus.
We will meet in Adventure Programs, in the back of the Rex Fitness and Wellness Center.

Bring a lunch and friend or two!

Environmental Action for Resources, Transportation, and Health

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Grant Writing Basics Workshop

Are you looking to expand your knowledge in grants or grant writing? The GSSC is offering a soft skill workshop in Grant Writing Basics free to graduate students. This is a great resume building course and can provide a head start in careers that may involve grant writing. This workshop is offered entirely online and you can work through it at your own pace. If you are interested in learning more about the grant writing process and ways to approach grant writing, register with the link below.

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Halloween Trunk or Treat!

The Counselor Education Department will be hosting it’s 3rd annual Trunk-or-Treat event open to the public on Friday, October 26th from 6-9pm in the McDaniel parking lot! Last year there were around 1000 people in attendance.

We are looking for clubs, athletic teams, and other groups who would like to decorate trunks to pass out candy to those attending. This is an event clubs can get 5 AS&F points for. There will also be a prize to the trunk that has the most votes for best decorated.

Go to this url for examples of trunks: bit.ly/2QnjMEe
Please contact Annelise Allen at allena5@grizzlies.adams.edu by October 22nd for more information and to express your interest!

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Free Popcorn!!!

Counselor Education is providing free popcorn on the first floor, East hallway of the McDaniel at 11:30pm on Tuesday October 16th. Come grab a bag and learn about their programs!

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Library hours – Fall Break

The library will be closed on Saturday (10/13) for Fall Break. We resume normal hours on Sunday (1p to 11p). Apologies that our hours are not available on our website!

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Women in Higher Ed. Monday 10/15, 1 p.m. in McD 215

Staff, faculty, students: The inaugural meeting of ASU Women in Higher Ed. This first meeting will be open to all, including allies. If you haven’t contacted me to be put on the email list, please do: LMCENTENO@adams.edu (Mari Centeno)

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SAFE ZONE training & Certification

Date: Thursday, October 18th—Safe Zone Training
Time: 2:00pm– 5:00pm

The Counseling & Career Center will be offering a Safe Zone Training During Gender & Sexuality week! This is a training program designed to educate Adams State students, faculty, and staff about the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities, and will offer ways that individuals can be supportive as allies and advocates.

Individuals who complete the workshop will receive a Safe Zone certificate and a sticker that can be displayed in your office, residence hall room, etc. indicating that you are someone who can act as a support and resource for other LGBTQ+ individuals on campus.

Space is limited. Please sign up @ tinyurl.com/ASUSafeZone

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It’s National Cybersecurity Month!

Now in its 15th year, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) — observed every October — was created to help everyone have the resources to stay safe and secure online. This year’s NCSAM theme is Our Shared Responsibility.

We lead internet-connected, digital lives. From our desks and homes to on-the-go, we work, learn and play online. Even when we are not directly connected to the internet, our critical infrastructure — the vast, worldwide connection of computers, data, and websites supporting our everyday lives through financial transactions, transportation systems, healthcare records, emergency response systems, personal communications and more — impacts everyone. No individual, business or government entity is solely responsible for securing the internet. Everyone has a role in securing their part of cyberspace, including the devices and networks they use. Individual actions have a collective impact and when we use the internet safely, we make it more secure for everyone. If each of us does our part — implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating young people, or training employees — we will be a digital society safer and more resistant from attacks and more resilient if an attack occurs.

Throughout the month, we’ll provide some videos and other resources to get you thinking about what you can do to protect yourself and the university online.

An excellent first step in protecting your privacy is selecting strong passwords.

Passwords should be long and strong, instead of short and sweet, with a combination of lower/uppercase letters, numbers, and special characters. With all of these requirements, how do you choose a strong password that’s easy to remember? Check out this quick video for some tips: youtube.com/watch?v=IhlXtBNNuKs

Just as important as choosing a strong password is using unique passwords for EVERY site you visit. That way, even if a site is compromised, that password cannot be used to access your bank, credit cards, or social media sites.

For more tips and tricks in choosing and remembering good passwords, including a secure way (hint: it’s not a post-it note!) to store them, check out our Password Tips on our how-to: howto.adams.edu/Password_Tips

IMPORTANT: It is a violation of ASU policy to share your password with anyone. This includes logging in to a computer with your ASU account and letting someone else to use your workstation. All employees, including work studies, should use their own account.
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 offices in the Computing Services building.

ASU Computing Services

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COCO- Showing OCT. 16th- Dia de los Muertos Celebration Kick Off

As the leaves change and the end of October nears ASU C.A.S.A Center is preparing events to celebrate Dia de los Muertos! To start this celebration C.A.S.A Center is hosting a Kick-Off with food, friends and our very own Mariachi Corazon del Valle. As a very special treat C.A.S.A will be showing Disney Pixar’s COCO! After the movie there will be a Q&A panel to discuss the movie and what Dia de los Muertos is all about!!! Our goal is to fill every seat of Richardson Auditorium. Please come join us and spread the word and lets celebrate together!!!

When: October 16th
Time: 5:30pm
Where: Richardson Hall

For more information contact the C.A.S.A Center @719-587-7687 OR email Vince Alcon at alconvg_ws@adams.edu

***Lets get the word out!!!

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Cakes for Cancer

Adams State Volleyball is selling homemade cakes for $20 each, to raise money for the Cancer center here in Alamosa!  Please email Ali Miller if you would like to purchase a cake. alimiller@adams.edu
Cakes available:
Chocolate Cake with maple frosting
Red Velvet
Carrot Cake
White Cake

Thank you for your support!

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Free STI Testing for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia

Free STI Testing for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Today, 10/8, from 2-4 pm in SUB room 318. Sponsored by SLV Life Center.

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Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

As the semester progresses, it may be important to take time to relieve stress and have a few moments for yourself. The GSSC offers a soft skill course, Mindfulness Meditation free of charge to help you get refocused. In order to register use the link below. You can also register through Blackboard by going to the “Information” tab and then to “Soft Skills Workshops”.
This is a great opportunity to de-stress and refocus on classes!

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Common Read Event – Whose Bodies Count – Oct 9th!

The campus community is invited to a discussion event by Edward Crowther and Jess Gagliardi, on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7pm in MCD101.

In conjunction with the Common Reading Experience Committee and the 2018-2019 common read, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nihisi Coates, Crowther and Gagliardi have prepared a discussion titled, “Whose Bodies Count: Identity and Ethnicity in the United States.”

In his epistolary memoir Between the World and Me,Ta-Nehisi Coates’ exposes white supremacy, the core singular value in the United States, and its destructive and ultimately deadly effects on black bodies. The commodification and exploitation of non-white, non-hetero, and non-male bodies is the central theme of United States History, whether one examines the murder of First Nations Peoples, the saga of African Americans, the marginalization of LBGTQIA+, the ongoing denigration of women of all ethnicities and classes, or the myriad other bodily destruction inflicted on the bodies of “others.” By focusing on the special white exploitation of black bodies, this discussion highlights the on-going power of white, heteronormative supremacy to block efforts to celebrate diversity and achieve social justice.

We hope you are able to join us the evening of Oct. 9.

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