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News and Press Releases 2017

September 26, 2017

UAS Partners with U.S. Coast Guard to Offer College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative
CSPI is a program designed for motivated individuals who demonstrate a high caliber of academic and leadership excellence and who desire to serve their country in the United States Coast Guard.

September 26, 2017

Oct 4 Announced for First "UAS Night at Perseverance Theatre"
Held twice during the academic year, these performances feature discussions with actors and staff of the theatre before and after the event.

September 13, 2017

UAS Evening at Egan Kicks Off Sept 22 with Dr. Micaela Martinez
Evening at Egan is a fall lecture series hosted in the UAS Egan Library on Friday evenings during the fall semester.

August 25, 2017

UAS Hosts 7th Annual Campus Kick-off Community Event this Friday
This event features the largest involvement fair of the year, games, music, food, giveaways, and booths from several Juneau community organizations!

August 25, 2017

UAS Celebrates Recent Faculty Promotions and Tenure
please join us in congratulating our esteemed faculty

July 17, 2017

UA Board of Regents approves joint UAS-UAF Fisheries degree
The new degree is expected to increase the number of Southeast Alaska students who earn an undergraduate fisheries degree and are prepared to work in fisheries development, management, and research.

June 7, 2017

UAS "Finish College Alaska" Offers Flexibility for Adult Degree Completion
It's college that fits life, work and play schedules.

June 1, 2017

Nathan Leigh Appointed as New UAS Facilities Director
Leigh is a Professional Engineer with 30 years of project management and engineering experience.

May 11, 2017

2017 UAS Faculty Excellence Awards Announced
Awards presented include those for Teaching, Research, Adjunct Instruction, Faculty Advising, and Service.

May 3, 2017

UAS Commencement 2017
This weekend, UAS will award 651 associate, bachelor, and master’s degrees along with occupational endorsements, certificates, and professional licensures.

April 20, 2017

UAS Mountaineering Students Complete Successful Climb of Emperor Peak, Juneau Icefield Traverse
at over 6,800 feet, the Peak is the highest mountain in the Taku Range

April 5, 2017

UAS Brings Prospective Students to Juneau to "Explore Southeast" This Weekend
26 students attended this signature recruiting event aimed at traditional college-age students, including UA Scholars, Alaska Performance Scholarship recipients, rural students and students from the lower-48.

March 21, 2017

Coeur Alaska Inc. Donates $40,000 to UAS Scholarship Fund
since 2010 Coeur Alaska has donated over $126,500 in support of environmental science students

March 2, 2017

Git Hayetsk Dancers will featured in First Annual UAS Connie Boochever Endowment for the Arts Signature Event
organized by Alaska Native Studies faculty Dr. Mique’l Dangeli, is in honor of the late Connie Boochever, a dynamic performer, director, patron, and advocate for the performing arts

March 2, 2017

UAS Announces Awards for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities
eligible projects are awarded up to $2500, and ten students received awards

February 10, 2017

UAS Faculty Dr. Mique’l Dangeli Named as 2017 Emerging Scholar
Dangeli is one of twelve scholars under 40 to receive the honor

February 7, 2017

UAS Spring Event: Art of Place - Learning from our Elders
featuring basketry with Della Cheney and carving with Ed Kunz

January 27, 2017

UAS Chancellor's and Dean's Lists - Fall 2016 Semester
We are proud to recognize students for their scholarly achievements.

January 24, 2017

UAS Fish Tech Faculty to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
The Sitka Sound Science Center will honor Seeland at their 2017 Alaska Fish Culture Conference

January 23, 2017

UAS Scholarship Opportunities - February 15 Deadline!
More than 50 scholarships of varying amounts are available.

January 12, 2017

UAS Professor Ernestine Hayes Named Alaska State Writer Laureate
On January 26, Hayes will be introduced as the Alaska State Writer Laureate at the Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities in Juneau.

April 14, 2017

UAS "House Build" Program to Hold Open House on April 21
The House Build Project is a 4-way partnership with the city of Juneau, the Juneau School District, the Juneau Housing Trust and UAS to build affordable housing while training students in residential construction.

November 30, 2017

SHI, UAS, School Districts, Sign Agreements to Advance Northwest Coast Art, Math Training
This partnership builds on the distinctive artistic and cultural traditions of Southeast Alaska, and will lead to new economic opportunities for our communities and our region.

November 28, 2017

UAS Named Military Friendly Institution
Military Friendly rates institutions based on benchmark standards in academic policy and compliance, admissions and orientation, culture and commitment, financial aid, graduation, and student support and retention. UAS exceeds the Military Friendly scale standard in every category.

October 5, 2017

UAS Launches At-Risk Training Module for Campus Community
These trainings help our UAS community better respond to those students in distress, supporting them, connecting them to resources, and possibly saving a life.

September 28, 2017

UAS Joins News Engagement Day on October 3, Hosts Lecture by Former CNN Producers
UAS is joining in News Engagement Day, created by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication to encourage people of all ages to become better informed by reading, watching, listening to, and discussing news as well as learning more about journalism’s purpose and principles in a democratic society.

August 28, 2017

UAS Celebrates Recent Faculty Promotions and Tenure
Please join UAS as we congratulate our esteemed faculty!

August 22, 2017

Low Cost, Non-Credit Options for UAS Alaska Native Language & Arts Classes
Community members interested in studying Alaska Native languages or Northwest Coast arts at UAS, but who are not interested in academic credit, can now pay a modest fee to participate in classroom instruction.

August 11, 2017

University of Alaska Southeast Renews Partnership with Nationally Acclaimed Perseverance Theatre
The agreement maintains a longstanding cultural and educational partnership that enriches student life and helps support Alaska’s only professional theatre.

October 31, 2017

UA Board of Regents approves joint UAS-UAF Fisheries degree
Students at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) in Juneau will now be able to earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Fisheries and Ocean Sciences in light of action by the UA Board of Regents in June 2017.

July 18, 2017

UAS invites teachers and artists to unique experience
The University of Alaska Southeast invites teachers and artists to “UAS 2017 Summer in the Rainforest: Teachers as Artists; Artists as Teachers,” a place-based learning experience exploring the creative core of both teaching and the arts.

June 30, 2017

UAS Literacy Camp Connects Teachers in Reading Specialist Program with Local Students
Certified Alaskan teachers in the University of Alaska Southeast’s Master of Education Reading Specialist program participated in an intensive three-week literacy camp with elementary and middle school students.

March 1, 2017

University of Alaska Southeast’s event “Art of Place – Teaching Our Children” focuses on language immersion
focused on language immersion - featuring Daaljíni Folletti Cruise and Alfie Price

February 16, 2017

UAS Named One of the Top LGBTQ-Friendly Online Schools
The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) has been named one of the Top LGBTQ-Friendly Online Schools for 2017 by SR Education Group.