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News and Press Releases 2018

December 12, 2018

Sitka Sound Whale Research Highlighted During UAS Alumni & Friends Marine Tour
The event featured faculty Dr. Jan Straley, and researchers Madison Kosma and Dr. Ellen Chenoweth

December 3, 2018

UAS listed in top 10 marine science programs by College Magazine
UAS offers undergraduate degrees in both marine biology and fisheries. The ranking takes into account the access that UAS undergraduate students have to hands-on education, internships, and research opportunities.

November 6, 2018

UAS Alaska College of Education Awarded Grant for Indigenous Alaska Scholars
The grant will provide graduate-level training to qualified Alaska Natives to become certificated teachers and administrators, with a focus on preparing them to work in predominantly-Native Alaska schools.

October 29, 2018

UAS Power & Privilege Symposium Keynotes to be Oscar Vazquez and Judy & Dennis Shepard of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, Nov 6
The symposium is free and open to all, including students, faculty, staff, and community members. It is designed as an engaging and thought-provoking gathering that advances learning and disseminates knowledge about pressing societal issues in a setting supportive of free inquiry and discussion.

October 26, 2018

Native History Month at the University of Alaska Southeast, November 2018
The UAS Native and Rural Student Center, Egan Library, Wooch.Een, faculty, staff, students, community leaders and organizations are working together to host and participate in culturally relevant events on campus for Native History Month in November. The following are planned events during this special month. All events are free and take place on the UAS Juneau Auke Lake Campus.

September 10, 2018

UAS Hosts "Off to College" Information Event for High-schoolers and Parents
The event is designed to provide information about the process of applying for college. Advisers will be on hand to help with the online scholarship application process, including how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

October 16, 2018

UAS and UAA EPSCoR Fire and Ice Researchers Take First Steps Toward Stream Monitoring
UAA scientists LeeAnn Munk and Eric Klein traveled from Anchorage to meet with UAS researchers who have been sampling stream characteristics around Juneau to understand the flow of materials from glacial and non-glacial watersheds to coastal oceans.

September 10, 2018

International Correspondent Peter Kenyon to Speak at UAS News Engagement Day
Kenyon started his public radio career at KFSK in Petersburg, Alaska, then went on to cover the Alaska State Legislature for the Alaska Public Radio Network. He joined NPR in 1995 as a Washington, D.C. correspondent, reporting on the U.S. Senate and the White House. Kenyon moved to Cairo in 2005 where he covered the Middle East and North Africa for five years before taking an assignment in Istanbul.

September 4, 2018

Coeur Alaska Inc. $20,000 Donation Creates More Opportunities for Hands-on Undergraduate Work
In total Coeur Alaska has donated $124,000 to UAS and a total of $156,700 to the UA system since 2011. They have given $4,000 in a joint scholarship with HECLA and Southeast Conference and $32,700 to UAA for visiting professors of public policy.

August 24, 2018

UAS Highlights New History and Psychology Classes for Fall
Classes on World War II, Cold War Europe, and the Psychology of Fake News are offered.

August 22, 2018

UAS Celebrates 2018 Faculty Promotions and Tenure
Please join UAS as we congratulate them.

August 16, 2018

Tlingit Master Carver Wayne Price Joins University of Alaska Southeast Northwest Coast Arts Faculty
In addition to totems, Price uses his Master Carver skills to create canoes and paddles, masks, boxes, drums, and regalia for dance and ceremonies. He has been carving since 1971, and has been an apprentice under other master carvers and artists, including Ed Kasko, Leo Jacobs, and John Hagen. His art is featured throughout the world.

August 14, 2018

UAS Open House at Technical Education Center to Highlight Career Education Programs and Tuition Discount
The open house will showcase Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes and programs and help students enroll in classes that begin on August 27. Prospective students, current students, industry partners, community leaders, alumni and friends, and the general public are encouraged to attend.

August 7, 2018

Tribe Signs Memorandum of Agreement with University of Alaska Southeast
The MOA broadly identifies areas for collaboration such as educational opportunities and equity for students and tribal citizens, increase educational attainment, promote awareness and appreciation of the region’s rich indigenous cultures and languages, build a quality workforce and promote self-determination and community self-reliance.

August 6, 2018

UAS Hosts 3rd Annual Enrollment Day on August 8th
Students are invited to meet advisors, take placement tests, and learn about financial aid. In addition, students and families are encouraged to tour the campus, including the John Pugh Residence Hall, amazing suite style housing for freshman. Students can also apply for admission during the event.

June 5, 2018

UAS Student Group Receives Prestigious Award from World’s Largest HR Association
The SHRM student chapter merit award program, which began in 1972, was created to encourage student chapters to require ongoing excellence in the following areas: student chapter requirements, chapter operations, chapter programming and professional development of members, support of the human resource profession, and SHRM engagement.

May 9, 2018

Dr. Tom Thornton Named as New UAS Dean of Arts and Sciences
As dean, Dr. Thornton will provide leadership for the school and its four departments: Business and Public Administration, Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. The position promotes UAS’ mission focusing on student learning and success, and providing robust high impact learning opportunities for students. He will assume his new role in Juneau on July 1.

April 24, 2018

University of Alaska Southeast Commencement 2018
On the first weekend in May, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) will celebrate student achievement and success at commencement activities on its three campuses in Sitka, Ketchikan, and Juneau.

April 16, 2018

UAS Sitka campus selects professor Leslie Gordon as director
Gordon currently serves as professor and program director for Health Information Management, and as assistant director of academic affairs. She has taught more than ten years at the campus and has built the Health Information Management (HIM) program into a vibrant, rigorous, externally-accredited program. She begins her new position effective May 13, 2018.

April 11, 2018

UAS to Host 2018 Alaska Native Studies Conference in Juneau
Topics to be discussed at the conference include: cultural resilience, indigenous science, math and technologies, indigenous education, Northwest Coast Native arts, Alaska Native leadership, jurisdiction, and sovereignty, indigenous languages and oral literatures, and decolonizing the academy.

April 9, 2018

Second UAS faculty member earns Fulbright Scholar award
Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Sanjay Pyare, Ph.D., has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar award by the American-Indonesian Exchange Foundation to expand his research on seabird migration patterns.

April 3, 2018

Peak Trust Company Donates $10,500 to University of Alaska Ted Stevens Legislative Internship Program
Peak Trust Company has donated $10,500 to the Senator Ted Stevens Legislative Internship Program to provide scholarships for University of Alaska students.

March 27, 2018

Dr. Steve Atwater Selected as Executive Dean to Lead New Alaska College of Education
Following a national search, Dr. Steve Atwater has been selected as Executive Dean of new Alaska College of Education (AKCOE) at the University of Alaska Southeast.

March 13, 2018

UAS and JWAC Host world Affairs Forum — "Europe: Allies and Alliances in a Turbulent World"
The forum brings together experts on international relations to discuss the U.S. rise to undisputed world leader following World War II, and the institutions developed to protect western democracies; the challenges facing Europe today, their perception of America’s shift in foreign policy; and international institutions' reaction to these changes – particularly in the areas of defense, trade and social policy.

March 6, 2018

UAS Marine Biology Faculty Earns Fulbright Award for Research
Heidi Pearson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marine Biology at the University of Alaska Southeast, has been granted a prestigious Fulbright Scholar award, which provides funds for research and study abroad.

February 21, 2018

UAS Announces Awards for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities
Eligible projects are awarded up to $2500, and seven students received awards for 2018.

February 16, 2018

University to Interview Alaska College of Education Dean Candidates
The UA Board of Regents and President Jim Johnsen are seeking increased alignment and coordination of teacher education and educational leadership programs across the UA system, with the UAS Alaska College of Education providing administrative leadership statewide.

February 12, 2018

Ronalda Cadiente Brown Promoted to UAS Assistant Dean for Indigenous and Multicultural Education
Her contributions will help advance UAS’ statewide leadership role in the new Alaska College of Education, now under development.

January 18, 2018

Use of University Research on DNA in Salmon Monitoring Could Result in Savings for State
Researchers at the University of Alaska Southeast, Auke Bay Laboratories, Oregon State University, the UK and China have found that salmon DNA collected in water samples from Auke Creek can be used to infer the number of salmon passing upstream to spawn.