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Date set for virtual Power and Privilege Symposium

— This year’s Power and Privilege Symposium will be different from past iterations of the event, and it is set for 8:15 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 10, University of Alaska Southeast announced. Like many events this year, the symposium designed as an engaging gathering to advance learning about societal issues will be held virtually. It will feature live keynote speakers, according to a news release from UAS. ...More

With ‘cheerful honking’ Juneau celebrates Pride with outdoor drive-in drag show

— Juneau’s LGBTQ+ community celebrated Pride last week with a series of events focused on advocacy and support for each other. But the celebration wasn’t complete without the annual Glitz drag show. And this year, the show was held outdoors for the first time to maintain social distancing. ...More

Organizers: Despite Challenges, Virtual Pride Week is Going Smoothly

— The drive-in drag show is cohosted by University of Alaska- Southeast and the Gold Town Theater. “I’ve been keeping my finger on the pulse on what’s been going on the performance world and especially the drag world,” Hoagland said. “The stage is covered. I’ll be hiding out in the box truck to host so we only have one performer on stage at a time. We’re gonna have a minimum crew to reduce risk. The university’s COVID safety committee has been involved every step of the way.” ...More

A UAS Project Aims to Preserve and Revitalize Alaska Native Languages

— It’s an all too familiar tale, Indigenous languages on the verge of going extinct. Lost to time with the move to English being a predominant language in many households and the lack of native language speakers. But a project at the University of Alaska Southeast is looking to change the narrative. It’s called the “Haa Yoo X’atángi Deiyí: Our Language Pathway” project, a three-year grant focused on language immersion in collaboration with Sealaska Heritage Institute. ...More

Press Releases

UAS Evening at Egan Fall Lecture Series Begins This Friday, September 11

September 9, 2020

The annual fall lecture series Evening at Egan kicks off this Friday, September 11 at 7 pm with a virtual presentation by Alaskan author Heather Lende.

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UAS Sitka and Community Partners Host Virtual Speaker Series on Racial Equity & Justice in Southeast Alaska September 10-24

September 9, 2020

This is a free online series of presentations and workshops on racial equity and social justice sponsored by the Complete to Compete (Title III grant) at UAS Sitka Campus, in partnership with Sitka Tribe of Alaska Social Services Department, SEARHC, the Sitka STEPS Grant, the Sitka Health Summit and Pathways Coalitions.

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UAS Education Grad Awarded Grant from the NEA to Create Flexible Learning Kits for Students With Exceptional Learning Needs in Response to the COVID 19 Pandemic

September 2, 2020

Capp plans to use the funds from the NEA Foundation’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant to create flexible learning kits for the students in her classroom.

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Exchange Student Receives National Award for their time at UAS

September 1, 2020

The award recognizes students who make the best use of their study away exchange, focused on academic accomplishment, social welfare service, contribution to the campus or community, and creative use of their time.

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Éedaa Heather Burge joins UAS as coordinator for language immersion program and Tlingit language instructor

July 17, 2020

“I am incredibly excited to be back home in Juneau, and to help support our Haida, Tsimshian and Tlingit scholars in my capacity as project coordinator, as well as an adjunct faculty member”

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Study of undisturbed humpback whales made possible by Juneau’s canceled tour season

August 24, 2020

Researchers are collecting data to create a baseline of physiology and behavior of the whales, in the unprecedented absence of whale-watching tourism due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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