The large, curved interior stairs are scheduled to arrive in early January. "As soon as that's in," Greene said, "we can complete the whole entry portion of the building. Then the building can be enclosed, temporary heat can be added and the interior work, which is now underway, can continue."
The 18,000 square foot, three story student residence hall will have 42 double rooms and space for 84 students. It's under construction near the existing student housing off the Back Loop Road.
"Teachers who don't have access to a graduate program find this a nice advantage," according to Mary-Claire Tarlow who is one of the UAS faculty members who flew to Whitehorse. Others were Jan Parmelee, David Marvel, and Lawrence Lee Oldaker.
The Canadian students take one course each semester. Tarlow said, "We do four intensive weekends. In the summer we spend a month, and the students take two courses."
These students will finish their masters degree program in the spring. Tarlow said, "We're working very hard to have them come to Juneau for commencement."
All packages for DHL should now be brought to Elizabeth Hoffman's office. The previous business counter collection point is too congested with registration.
Karen Cummins of BPA coordinated the Juneau campus collection of clothing, food and toys. After packaging the donations, she delivered them the week before Christmas to the Glory Hole.
Fall was an unprecedented semester for the Fundamentals of Algebra class taught by Nancy Siemon on the Ketchikan campus. Normally withdrawals claim numerous students in Math 055. During the past fall semester there were no withdrawals, and in fact a few students picked up the class to finish incompletes. The class list crested at nearly 30 by finals week. Director of Student Services Bill Trudeau called Siemon's success "truly outstanding."
Ketchikan's Melissa Karalak found this squib on the card with her teabag string:
"I was gratified to be able to answer promptly: I said I don't know." Mark Twain
Duran, a liberal arts major with an emphasis in art, plans to seek a master's degree next fall in Utah. He came to UAS after high school, he said, "To get out of the Lower 48, and to see Alaska." It was a good match. Duran said, "I'd love to come back. When I'm away from Alaska, I'm homesick."
Kessler has 16 years experience in compensation management and job evaluation. He was hired after the University Business Council decided that having one person working full time on a job evaluations was more time and cost efficient than the current committee structure.
Any job evaluation forms currently in the process will be passed on to Kessler for scoring. All UAS job evaluation forms should still be submitted to the Juneau personnel office for transmittal to Kessler in Fairbanks.
Faculty and staff who have already appeared include Jason Ohler, computers; Ed Caine, marine biology; Marjorie Fields, early childhood education; Joey Waters, writing; Cathy Connor, geology, and Bruce Gifford, spring registration. Information officer Scott Foster is the UAS host.
Jeannie Watson was selected Adult Basic Education Program Student of the Semester. Watson received her GED in 1988. In November she earned her Certified Nursing Assistant certificate.
Jim Burris is Sitka's ABE/ESL Tutor of the Year. Burris, a Literacy Volunteers of America Tutor, has spent the last year tutoring two Japanese exchange teachers.