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10-21-2013
CT3 to air on Alaska public media and DVDs available

College Track 3 to air on Alaska Public Media

College Track 3 will be broadcast on Anchorage-based public television station KAKM-TV on Mon., Oct. 28 at 10 p.m. The airing will immediately follow The Graduates a new film by Bernardo Ruiz on Independent Lens.  Since 2004, the Alaska College Track Series has followed several rural Alaska Native students on their path toward graduation, including Amanda Bremner Porter, Ralph and Gloria Wolfe of Yakutat and Hydaburg residents Ben and Marita Young. The series documents the students’ struggle to balance a university education with work to preserve and rebuild their culture. College Track 3 is produced by Lucid Reverie in association with UAS, with funding from First National Bank Alaska. KAKM is part of Alaska Public Media, which also operates the Alaska Public Radio Network (APRN), KTOO-TV Juneau and KYUK Bethel. Alaska Public media reaches 96% of the population of Alaska.

College Track DVDs available from PR Office

DVD sets of College Track 3 and a follow-up panel discussion taped before a Sound and Motion audience in the Egan Lecture Hall are now available from the Chancellor’s Office. The half-hour panel discussion with alumnae and current students is moderated by X̱’unei Lance Twitchell, Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Languages at UAS. On the panel is Yakutat resident Amanda Bremner Porter, featured in all three installments of the College Track series since 2004.  In 2011, she received a bachelor’s degree from UAS in liberal arts with an emphasis in English and minor in social science and Tlingit. She is the current Lingit Language Director for the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe. Also on the panel are current students Jasper Nelson and Charles McKenry and Michelle Martin, who received her M.A.T. from UAS in 2008. The DVDs are free of charge. To acquire one, contact Katie Bausler at 796-6530 or kkbausler@uas.alaska.edu
 
 

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