UAS FACULTY AND STAFF NEWSLETTER April 7, 2000


UAS's next decade

The UAS accreditation report suggested improved campus planning and organization. "In response to these findings, I am initiating a region-wide planning effort to chart our course for the next decade," Chancellor John Pugh said.

The process includes all UAS stakeholders: students, faculty, staff, alumni, employers and community members. The first meetings will be held this spring with students April 14, faculty May 10 and staff June 1. All meetings will be available by audio conference to the Ketchikan and Sitka campuses. Face-to-face meetings will be held on all campuses next academic year.

Agreement with Canadian colleges

A Memorandum of Understanding for Northern Collaboration was signed in Whitehorse last weekend by UAS, the University of Northern British Columbia and Yukon College. Chancellor John Pugh and Provost Robbie Stell represented UAS. The three institutions agreed to work together in such areas as improving student mobility among the three campuses, providing opportunities for faculty collaboration, working with indigenous peoples, sharing information on distance delivery and more.

Sitka visits Juneau

The Juneau and Sitka campuses have jointly organized an Allen Marine catamaran trip from Sitka to Juneau April 14-16. The trip is designed for prospective and transfer students who want to see the Juneau campus as well as faculty, staff and community members who want to come Juneau during the Folk Festival. Many participants will stay in Student Housing.

UAS briefs

Holiday: Campuses will be closed Dec. 23 through Jan. 2 for the 2000 holiday break. The exact dates were announced to help those wanting to make early travel reservations.

Fulbright Scholars: Deadline for worldwide lecturing and research awards is August 1. Contact Scott Foster 465-6530.

Teaching award: The Carnegie Foundation awards for outstanding undergraduate teachers deadline: May 12. See: www.case.org/awards

Walz's book presentations

Robin Walz will have a public presentation about his new book, "Pulp Surrealism" at noon in the Lake Room on April 13, United Academics hosts a reception at Ginny Mulle's home from 5-7 p.m. on April 14, and he has a public reading at the downtown library at 7:30 p.m. on April 18.


Liz McKenzie

McKenzie receives award

Liz McKenzie, Sitka English, received a $17,000 award from the President's Natural Resources Fund. The project is to develop English 111 for advanced placement courses in rural high schools as a model for offering dual credits. This grant will bring high school teachers together with university faculty to develop delivery and assessment strategies that will serve the needs of outreach communities and assure high quality instruction.


Nursing expands

The State Board of Nursing has unanimously approved continuation of a nursing program delivered through distance delivery technology by Weber State University to students on the UAS Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan campuses. Students currently in the Licensed Practical Nurse program on the three campuses will be able to continue a second year of training to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing and become registered nurses.

Literary magazine calls for submissions

A total of $1,700 in prizes will be awarded to the winning short story and poetry entries by "Explorations 2000" the UAS literary magazine now in its 19th year of publication. The contest is open to anyone. Submissions must be postmarked by May 15, 2000. Guidelines are available by leaving a name and mailing address at 465-6418 or jfamp@uas.alaska.edu


Writing conference Friday and Saturday.

Literature and writing conference

The influence of family on the writing process will be discussed at a Friday evening/Saturday morning conference on the Juneau campus. It begins at 7:30 p.m. April 7 in Egan Library with a presentation by Theatre in the Rough followed by a discussion. On April 8 starting at 9:30 a.m. a panel will discuss their writing processes. Contact Sue Koester, 465-6422.


Juneau campus

Alumni: The annual banquet and auction begins with a 6 p.m. reception at the Baranof Hotel April 7.

Concert: Native American singer/songwriter and storyteller Jack Gladstone presents a concert, free to SAC members, $5 general admission, 7 p.m., SAC.

Runners: Needed for the UAS Klondike 2000 Relay Team fall race from Skagway to Whitehorse. Just a few spots left! Contact Amy Carroll 8759 or Lynne Johnson 6416.

SAC: About 150 attended the March 31 hypnotist performance and about 200 attended the Renaissance Faire March 25.

Computers: 550 different students use the computer lab each week.

TV: Pattie Adkisson was among those interviewed on campus for a Tlingit Haida project to help parents who want to be college students.

Law School: Students interested in law school may attend an informational meeting organized by Richard Hacker, at 4 p.m., April 20 in Bill Ray Center 153.

Art: A student exhibit will be shown at the Juneau Arts and Humanities Gallery, 206 Franklin St., April 19-27.

Candidate: Barbara Joyce, a candidate for library assistant director visits April 10 and 11. She is currently the Science Librarian at St. Lawrence University, in Canton, N.Y. Meet with her informally at noon in the Cafe April 11.

Faculty/staff/students

Linda Southwell, Sitka art, has resigned to accept a position as professor of studio arts at Soka University of America as core founding faculty to develop a cross-cultural/interdisciplinary program.

Kris Pearson, Juneau business office since 1991, resigned to accept an accounting supervisor position at Bartlett Hospital.

Chuck Craig, Juneau diesel, has completed the Electrical Certification Program offered by the American Boat & Yacht Council.

Robin Walz, Juneau history, presented a paper at the Annual International colloquium in Twentieth-Century French Studies at the University of Pennsylvania March 31.

Carol Liberty, Sitka HIM, will chair the Item Writing Task Force for the national HIM credentialing exam in Chicago this week.

Bruce Wright, Juneau visiting biology, will present seminars in Washington, D.C. on sharks and the oil spill and a paper on the oil spill at a conference in Norway.

Biology: Brendan Kelly, Jan Straley, and Beth Mathews attended the NMFS Marine Mammal Scientific Review Group meeting in Anchorage, March 30-31.

Jason Ohler, Juneau education, had his music, "New Muse: The Robots Reflect -What Our Machines Think of Us," played on KT00-FM April 6 at 10 p.m.

Kevin Krein, Juneau philosophy, is featured in the current issue of the Alaskan Southeaster magazine.

Francine Jarnac: Juneau student set to graduate next fall with a BBA in accounting, was selected for a summer accounting internship at the Permanent.

Cathy Connor, Juneau Environmental Science, attended the Alaska Geology Society's Technology conference in Anchorage with students Shannon Seifert and Bryan Hitchcock who presented LeConte Glacier analysis.

Sitka campus

Recruiting: Jan Straley will visit Prince of Wales Island April 11-14 to recruit students to the Rural Alaska Math and Science Program. She will give talks on her whale research while seeking students interested in math/science careers in Craig, Klawock, Thorne Bay, Hydaburg and perhaps Point Baker.

Workshop: Residential Oil Heating Maintenance and Troubleshooting workshop April 17-21. Call 1-800-478-6653, ext. 762.


David Jackson described his Greek exchange.

International Village

A week of international foods in the cafe plus presentations April 6 and 7 highlight the International Village Fair on the Juneau campus. Topics included world languages, Greece, France, Russia, the Study Abroad program, and more.

Friday a Peace Corps presentation takes place at noon in the Mourant Student Lounge.


Students win writing contest

UAS freshman earned three of the top four awards in a statewide writing contest open to all UA students taking English 111 and judged by UAF faculty. Kele Goodwin won first place in the Archie Shiels Freshman Composition Contest. Honorable mention went to Neville Jo Leijonflycht and Jeff Donaldson.

Regents meet in Egan

The Board of Regents will hold a regular meeting on the Juneau campus all day April 21 on the ground level of Egan Library, the only campus location large enough for the meeting.

Retirement planning

A TIAA-CREF representative will meet with Juneau employees April 12 in Novatney 127, Sitka April 13 during the afternoon in room 107 and Ketchikan April 14 during the afternoon and early evening in Forum A of the Paul Building. For an appointment, call (877) 209-3142 ex. 2608. A Fidelity Investments representative will meet with Juneau employees April 14 in Novatney 127. For an appointment call (800) 642-7131.


Juneau Calendar

Friday, April 7
  • Peace Corps, noon, Cafe.
  • Alumni banquet/auction 6 p.m., Baranof
  • Singer/songwriter concert, 7 p.m. HB 113
  • Film, "Brokedown Palace," 7:30 p.m., Lake Room

    Saturday, April 8

  • Beginning flycasting, 10 a.m. Mourant Courtyard
  • Spring Fling student formal, 9 p.m. Baranof

    Sunday, April 9

  • Free bowling, 9 p.m. Channel Bowl

    Tuesday, April 11

  • Bear Attack author Larry Kaniut, Noon, Lake Rm
  • Ice cream social, 2 p.m., Cafe

    Wednesday, April 12

  • Wooch.Een club, 12:30 p.m. Novatney 213
  • TIAA/CREF representative, Novatney 127
  • UAS/Arts & Humanities film, "All About My Mother," 7 p.m. JDHS
  • Yoga club, 4 p.m., SAC

    Thursday, April 13

  • Robin Walz's book presentation, noon, Lake Room.

    Friday, April 14

  • Sitka student trip to Juneau
  • Fidelity representative, Novatney 127.
  • United Academics reception for Robin Walz, 5-7 p.m., Ginny Mulle's home.
  • Pool tournament, 7 p.m., SAC

    Monday, April 17

  • Student government candidate debate, 12:30 p.m. Cafe
  • Fry bread reception, 6:30 p.m. SAC
  • Jack Gladstone concert, 7 p.m., SAC

    Tuesday, April 18

  • Robin Walz public reading, 7:30 p.m. downtown library.

    Wednesday, April 19

  • Student art exhibit opens, Juneau Arts and Humanities Gallery, 206 N. Franklin, through April 27.

    Thursday, April 20

  • Law school information for interested students, 4 p.m., BRC 153.

    Friday, April 21

  • Board of Regents meet in Egan Library all day.
  • Reception for student artists, 4:30 p.m. Juneau Arts and Humanities Gallery, 206 N. Franklin.