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News and Press Releases 2011

UAS Creates First University of Alaska Workforce Credential
The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) Center for Mine Training has created the University of Alaska’s first formal "Workforce Credential"—a non-credit credential focusing on Entry Level Production Miner training.

New Juneau Icefield Director Selected
The Foundation for Glacier and Environmental Research (FGER), the nonprofit organization that supports the Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP), proudly announces the appointment of Dr. Jeffry Kavanaugh as our new Director of JIRP.

Evening at Egan: Nicholas Galanin “New Culture”
The last Evening at Egan of the 2011 Fall Lecture Series is a special presentation by renowned Sitka Native artist Nicholas Galanin.

Evening at Egan: "Is Long-term Climate Policy Politically Feasible?”
The keynote speaker for the 2011 Juneau World Affairs Council forum presents the next Evening at Egan at the University of Alaska Southeast.

Evening at Egan: "The Southerner: Abraham Lincoln as a White Supremacist Hero"
This talk by UAS Social Sciences Department Chair David Noon will focus on the ways that Southern novelists at the beginning of the 20th century re-imagined Abraham Lincoln as a lifelong believer in white supremacy.

Evening at Egan: Widespread Changes to Alaska’s Glaciers
This presentation will summarize the current knowledge of the state of glacier health in Alaska.

Evening at Egan: “Trickster Reads Scripture: Story and Truth in a Postsecular Age”
The Evening at Egan Fall 2011 Series at the University of Alaska Southeast reaches the half way point with a multi-genre, multimedia presentation by UAS faculty member Sol Neely.

Evening at Egan: “Happy Trails: A Curious Future for Indians in North America”
The University of Alaska Southeast is honored to host Native North American author and story teller Dr. Thomas King at the Auke Lake campus October 13-14, 2011.

Evening at Egan: Folkloric Dance of Egypt
The next Evening at Egan features an expert on the traditional dances of Egypt.

Evening at Egan: “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time”
The film Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time will be shown at the next Evening at Egan.

Evening at Egan: An Evening with Alaska Writer Laureate Peggy Shumaker
Peggy Shumaker currently serves as the Alaska State Writer Laureate. Her Evening at the Egan presentation and discussion will feature a reading from her lyrical memoir Just Breathe Normally, a book that grew from a life-threatening bike wreck.

Evening at Egan: Prokofiev's "War Sonata" and selections in honor of Liszt's 200th Birthday
Juneau’s favorite visiting pianist and music scholar, Dr. Alexander Tutunov will kick off the 2011 Fall Evening at Egan Series at the University of Alaska Southeast.

UAS Outdoor Studies Capstones Atop Mt. Sanford
A group of five from the University of Alaska Southeast Outdoor Studies Program attempted the 16,200 ft Mt. Sanford in Alaska’s Wrangell St.-Elias National Park in May of 2011.

Greens Creek Generous Gift to UAS Pathways in Mining Program
The purpose of the fund is to support the growing Alaska Native Language program with emphasis on emergency needs.

10th Annual Community Day on Campus
Community Day on Campus guarantees to be a great time for the whole family with fun and educational presentations from the arts to safety groups.

Alaska Native Language Scholarship receives gift from Sealaska; First recipient is new faculty hire at UAS
The purpose of the fund is to support the growing Alaska Native Language program with emphasis on emergency needs.

UAS-Juneau Commencement 2011
The University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus holds its 40th annual commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m.

VDAY 2011
University of Alaska Southeast and Perseverance Theatre present The Vagina Monologues, a V-Day 2011 campaign event to stop violence against women and girls.

UAS April First Friday and Saturday Arts Events
The University of Alaska Southeast is welcoming Spring and engaging the Juneau community with arts events this coming Friday April 1 and Saturday April 2.

UAS Secures Funds to Purchase Mine Simulator
The University of Alaska Southeast will become the only educational institution in the United States with an underground hard rock mine training simulator thanks to support from the legislative office of Rep. Cathy Munoz (R-Juneau) and other members of the Southeast Alaska legislative delegation.

Word and Voices: UAS poets to bring community together
Laster also expressed confidence that this is only the beginning of UAS events from the Media Club.

Icicle Seafoods $42,500 Gift to UAS
This program provides support for tuition and fees for Petersburg High School students who are enrolled in Career Education or dual enrollment classes at UAS.

Earn Your Master's Degree in Just One Year
Coordinators of both the Elementary and Secondary programs will be on hand, so bring all your questions.

Anderson Science Building Remodel Complete
Public Meeting for Associated Highway Improvements Thursday, Jan. 27, 7- 9 p.m. UAS Recreation Center, Rm. 115

UAS and KTOO Sign Cooperative Learning Agreement
The University of Alaska Southeast and KTOO Public Radio and TV have signed a formal agreement for collaboration between the UAS Communication Program and KTOO.