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Alaska Dispatch ArtBeat: Wartime internment onstage in Juneau

10-16-2014 | Alaska Dispatch News - The Empty Chair Project will present Seattle-based Living Voices in “Within the Silence,” the story of John Tanaka, a Juneau teen whose family was sent to internment camps during World War II. The performance uses archival film and takes place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, in the Egan Lecture Hall at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau. The following night, Oct. 18 also at 7 p.m., the same venue will feature a screening of a documentary by Juneau filmmaker Greg Chaney: “the story of how the Juneau community stood in quiet defiance against the immoral internment of American citizens.” ...More

UA hopes survey will reveal true scope of sexual assault problem on campus

10-15-2014 | KTOO - Lori Klein, student conduct administrator at the University of Alaska Southeast, says the university is also looking at how to reach and engage students who aren’t on a campus. ...More

As part of investigation, feds will hear from UAS students about sexual assault

10-10-2014 | KTOO - “People can just drop in and talk to them about campus safety in general or specific circumstances that they’ve been involved in that they’d like to share with OCR,” Klein says. ...More

For UAS freshmen, lesson on sexual consent comes first

09-26-2014 | KTOO - The federal government updated guidelines this year requiring colleges to proactively combat sexual assault by talking to students about consent. This is how the University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus delivered the message during freshman orientation. ...More

Local photographer Huff releases debut book, 'Last Road North'

09-18-2014 | Juneau Empire - These days, Huff is based out of Juneau, making photographs “here and there” and teaching photography and art appreciation at UAS. Upcoming shows include Portland this coming March and the Alaska Humanities Forum in Anchorage this May. ...More

Juneau asked, candidates answered

09-18-2014 | Juneau Empire - One school board and six assembly candidates participated in the Juneau Votes Forum on Wednesday afternoon at the University of Alaska Southeast to answer the questions that matter most to voters during October’s municipal elections. ...More

'Learning to Listen': Authors to discuss cultural assumptions in Alaskan literature

09-18-2014 | Juneau Empire - Friday's Evening at Egan presentation to feature Hayes and Simpson One discussion in particular, about the cultural assumptions non-Native writers may make in writing about Alaska Native people and culture, will be the topic of this Friday’s Evening at Egan presentation, “Learning to Listen, Listening to Learn: Cultural Appropriation in Alaskan Writing.” ...More

Feds investigate University of Alaska for how it deals with sexual assault

09-17-2014 | KTOO - O’Brien says the university welcomes the scrutiny and looks forward to the campus visit portion of the compliance review. In October, the office of Civil Rights will talk to students, community members, university faculty and staff at University of Alaska campuses in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Bethel. ...More

New UAS residence hall provides housing for about 100 freshmen

09-03-2014 | KTOO - About a hundred freshmen have settled into campus life at UAS’s new residence hall. The $14.3 million facility opened at the end of August. ...More

UAS names new A&S dean

08-17-2014 | Juneau Empire - Karen Schmitt, Ph.D., is returning to the University of Alaska Southeast in a new role as Dean of Arts and Sciences and Vice Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs. “UAS is very fortunate to have the benefit of Karen Schmitt’s leadership once again” said UAS Provost Rick Caulfield in a news release. “She was widely respected by faculty and staff alike during her earlier tenure here, and she brings a dynamic and forward-looking perspective to her new role. ...More

Move-in day comes for new UAS residence hall

08-28-2014 | Juneau Empire - Both women chose UAS because of its small, friendly feel. Neither had heard a lot about the university but fell in love with it during campus visits. “I like small,” Cullers said. “When I heard about this, I was like, wow, perfect.” ...More

Poet, Tlingit translator Richard Dauenhauer dies of cancer

08-19-2014 | Juneau Empire - UAS Chancellor John Pugh worked closely with Dauenhauer and, with the university’s administration, invited him to serve as a distinguished professor to design and implement the school’s Alaska Native Languages and Culture program. Lance Twitchell, who heads the program, said “Everything we’re doing there is really made possible by Richard and Nora Dauenhauer.” ...More

Movers & Shakers

08-07-2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce - Dr. Karen Schmitt has been appointed the Dean of Arts and Sciences and Vice Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs at the University of Alaska Southeast. Schmitt is returning to UAS from a position as dean at University of Alaska Anchorage. Previously she served as UAS dean in the schools of Management and Career Education. She replaces Dr. Marsha Sousa who returned to UAF in Fairbanks after four years in Juneau. ...More

UA to offer in-state tuition to students with Alaska ties

07-28-2014 | Fairbanks Daily-News Miner - The "Come Home to Alaska" program will allow students with parents or grandparents in Alaska to pay resident tuition rates, regardless of where those students live. For an undergraduate taking 30 credits a year, the annual savings will exceed $13,000. ...More

Camp immerses youths in traditional culture

06-05-2014 | Juneau Empire - Students who participate in Goldbelt Heritage Foundation’s Aan Yátx’u Sáani Deíyí: Path to Excellence summer academy for high school students will find themselves learning the story of Kaax’achgóok, as well as the math, science and language surrounding it. The day camp, aimed at incoming freshmen to outgoing seniors, is in partnership with the University of Alaska Southeast School of Education and the Juneau School District. The program is in its fifth year and offers a half-credit toward high school and four university credits. ...More

2014 Faculty Excellence Award Winners

05-23-2014 | UAS Soundings - The University of Alaska Southeast is pleased to announce that the following esteemed faculty have been selected as this year’s Faculty Excellence Award winners. ...More

UAS hosts Community Day Saturday, May 17 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wide range of events scheduled

05-16-2014 | Juneau Empire - “I look forward to people visiting campus so they can see our new pedestrian walking area and see the new Juneau on-campus residence hall,” UAS spokesperson Katie Bausler said. The admissions, housing and advising offices will be represented at the event to talk to potential students about enrollment. ...More

'That's history': UAS sets record for Native graduates

05-05-2014 | Juneau Empire - Brown is one of 57 Alaska Natives who graduated from a UAS campus this year — a group that set a record as the largest the university has ever seen. ...More

UAS mountaineering students tackle Juneau's peaks

05-02-2014 | Juneau Empire - Students and faculty in the University of Alaska Southeast Mountaineering course climbed and skied several peaks on the Northwest fork of the Upper Taku Glacier and Juneau Icefield from April 11 to 16. ...More

Minecraft in the classroom: When learning looks like gaming

04-24-2014 | KTOO - For Sowa and her teaching team at the University of Alaska Southeast, Minecraft is also a way to get kids to think critically, collaborate and solve problems, which is why they’ve made Minecraft part of a graduate education course. Development of the course was supported by a pre-college grant from the Alaska Space Grant Program. ...More

American wins Boston, Juneauites set personal records

04-22-2014 | Juneau Empire - Juneau’s Mansour Alzaharna (UAS Dining Services), 53, also ran his fastest time ever, posting a 3:25:51 and automatically qualifying for next year’s run as well. ...More

Alaska OKs Bill Making Native Languages Official

04-21-2014 | National Public Radio - "That's all we want is equal value," Lance Twitchell, a professor of Native languages at the University of Alaska Southeast tells KTOO. "And there's nothing wrong with standing up and saying that. It takes a lot of courage to do that. And it takes a lot of something else to try and go against that." ...More

University of Alaska Southeast opens Tony Award-winning comedy "Lend Me A Tenor"

04-17-2014 | Juneau Empire - The University of Alaska Southeast Theatre Department will open the Tony Award-winning comedy “Lend me a Tenor” by Ken Ludwig on Friday, April 18, with shows continuing through Sunday at the theater in Hendrickson, Room 113 on the UAS campus. ...More

Ravens: Smarter than you think Authors and biologists John and Colleen Marzluff to discuss books on corvid intelligence

04-17-2014 | Juneau Empire - John Marzluff’s presentation on “Gifts of the Crow” begins at 7 p.m. Friday at the Egan Library at UAS. The Sound and Motion talk was coordinated by the One Campus One Book committee at UAS. Librarian Jonas Lamb, who heads the committee at UAS, said Marzluff’s book connects with the theme of this year’s One Campus One Book selection, “At the Mouth of the River of Bees,” by Kij Johnson. Both explore the stories of human-animal connection. ...More

The Last Frontier: An experience of a lifetime

04-11-2014 | Oklahoma State University - McCamon traveled to Juneau, Alaska in January of 2013 to begin his semester-long journey at the University of Alaska Southeast. He was drawn to the rich history and tight knit community that UAS offered. ...More

Sound and Motion: A presentation from A Trip South

04-04-2014 | Juneau Empire - Members of A Trip South will give a First Friday photo presentation as part of the Sound and Motion series at the University of Alaska Southeast Rec Center on Friday, April 4, at 7 pm. ...More

Foreign and domestic programs provide opportunities for growth to fill a big world

03-30-2014 | Juneau Empire - At the University of Alaska Southeast, anywhere from 20 to 50 students might study abroad (or away) during a school year, according to UAS’ Academic Exchange and Study Abroad Coordinator, Marsha Squires, who said the school sends out a slightly higher percentage than the national average. Students can choose between studying at universities in most of the 50 states, US territories, or around the world and, Squires added, “They get to come back and realize this is a great place too.” ...More

Conference aims to 'reshape the system'

03-17-2014 | Juneau Empire - X’unei Lance Twitchell had a big question for the audience: “How do we reform this entire system?” ...More

Alaska Native Studies Conference comes to Juneau

03-06-2014 | Juneau Empire - Alaska Native Studies might be the fastest growing field in Alaska, and without a doubt Alaska Native organizations, people, cultures, and languages are prominent in our state. ...More

UAS Spring Honors Forum to focus on Filipino and Pacific Islander communities

03-06-2014 | Juneau Empire - “Pacific Peoples: Translocal Identities & Cultural Connections” is the theme of the University of Alaska Southeast Spring Honors Symposium, to be held March 5-12 in Juneau. ...More

UAS professor wins teaching award

02-24-2014 | Juneau Empire - Julie Hamilton, University of Alaska Southeast assistant professor of accounting, has been awarded the University of Alaska Foundation Harold T. Caven Professorship, a $20,000 award meant to build the business and finance departments within the state university system. ...More

UAS hopes for recruitment boost from dorm

02-20-2014 | Juneau Empire - With a new 120-bed residence hall under construction, the University of Alaska Southeast hopes to attract and retain more traditional, full-time freshmen and boost its retention and graduation rates. ...More

Ancient carbon found in glacial ecosystems

02-07-2014 | Juneau Empire - According to Jason Fellman, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Alaska Southeast, carbon in glacial ecosystems could come from a variety of sources... ...More

"Pilgrim's Wilderness" author Tom Kizzia to lead Friday's Sound and Motion

02-06-2014 | Juneau Empire - This Friday’s Sound and Motion presentation at the Egan Lecture Hall will be led by Homer writer Tom Kizzia, author of “Pilgrim’s Wilderness.” ...More

Discovering an ancient Southeast AK

01-15-2014 | Juneau Empire - University of Alaska Southeast Associate Professor of Anthropology Dan Monteith has been working with Southeast Alaska’s ancient cultural sites since the mid-1990s. “For me one of the exciting things is just seeing how the Tlingit oral narratives are kind of being reconfirmed or verified through geological, geoarcheological work,” Monteith said. “It’s really about trying to understand some of the early habitation and migration of people through and along the coast. I take these oral narratives as oral histories. ...More

Hayes authors Juneau history book

01-03-2014 | Alaska Public Media - In December, Juneau writer and English professor, Ernestine Hayes, released her new book Juneau from Arcadia Publishing. The book tells the history of the capitol city through pictures with elaborate captions. ...More

Ice safety workshop to be held this weekend

01-09-2014 | KTOO - University of Alaska Southeast Geologist Cathy Connor says this year’s freeze / thaw, rain/ snow cycle is compounding Mount Bullard’s rock slide activity. ...More

 
 

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