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News and Press Releases 2019

October 14, 2019

John Ingman of UAS Sitka honored with $7.5k Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Project Award

Ingman plans to use the $7,500 award to advance his knowledge and performance by studying with a champion piper and traveling to piper gatherings

October 8, 2019

UAS Evening at Egan lecture “Cultural Appropriation and Traditional Arts in a Contemporary World,” October 11 with Jacob Adams

The annual fall lecture series Evening at Egan continues October 11 at the University of Alaska Southeast Auke Lake campus with a presentation by attorney and cultural heritage researcher Jacob Adams.

October 7, 2019

UAS Celebrates National Coming Out Day with October 11 Drag Show

Hosted by Juneau's own Gigi Monroe, the show will feature local kings and queens, but also showcase a special guest from Tampa Bay

September 30, 2019

UAS Evening at Egan Lecture Series continues October 4 with “Alaska Beyond Oil,” featuring author Kate Troll of Article

The annual fall lecture series Evening at Egan continues October 4 at the University of Alaska Southeast Auke Lake campus with a presentation by columnist and author Kate Troll.

September 27, 2019

UAS Alumni & Friends Lecture “Superhero Science” Explores Special Abilities Occurring in Nature

On Friday, October 4 the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) Ketchikan Campus is hosting “Superhero Science: Biology and Beyond” in partnership with the UAS Alumni & Friends Association.

September 23, 2019

UAS Evening at Egan Lecture “What is Food? Eating and Mutual Aid,” September 27 with Dr. Alexis Shotwell

The “What is Food? Eating and Mutual Aid,” talk will focus on climate change in the context of personal lifestyle choices.

September 17, 2019

UAS Evening at Egan lecture examines presidential violence in American pop culture, September 20 with Dr. David Noon

UAS Professor of History Dr. David Noon’s presentation, "The Gothic Executive: Images of Presidential Violence in American Popular Culture, From Andrew Jackson to Donald Trump."

September 16, 2019

UAS Tidal Echoes Literary Journal Welcomes Kelsey Walsh as Fall Intern for the 2020 Edition

Kelsey Walsh has been selected as the fall intern for the 2020 edition of the UAS literary and art journal Tidal Echoes

September 13, 2019

How UAS Contributes to the Best Salmon Data in the World

UAS Marine Biology undergraduate students are contributing to the longest running data set on wild Pacific salmon in existence, just steps from the Juneau campus at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Auke Creek Research Station.

September 13, 2019

UAS Named in Top 10 Best Online Bachelor’s in Special Education Degrees for 2020 by ValueColleges

ValueColleges has named the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) as one of the top ten online bachelor’s degree programs in special education.

September 12, 2019

First Year Natural Science Students at UAS Get Hands-on Field Experience

First year students enrolled in introductory biology will have the opportunity to learn about the research questions that motivate their professors and will use modern equipment and methods to answer those questions.

September 9, 2019

6th Annual Alaska Airlines Student Concert Series at UAS Begins September 13 with Comedy Show

The Alaska Airlines Student Concert Series at UAS is a collection of events hosted by the Student Activities Board (SAB)

September 6, 2019

UAS 2019 Outdoor Studies Capstones Highlight Student Success

The capstone is a final requirement of the Outdoor Studies Leadership course progression.

September 4, 2019

It’s Not Too Late to Register for UAS Short Courses this Fall

Many of the courses in career and technical education offer a 25% reduction in tuition.

August 30, 2019

UAS Students Start Strong Through First Year Experience

This program aims to give students the best opportunity for success

August 29, 2019

UAS Evening at Egan Fall Lecture Series Begins September 6

The annual fall lecture series Evening at Egan kicks off on September 6 at the University of Alaska Southeast Auke Lake campus with guest lecturer Dr. Carrie Diaz Eaton’s presentation, “Finding Community to Advance STEM Education.”

August 28, 2019

Starr Jensen, UAS Education Graduate and Head Start Teacher, is UA Strong!

Jensen’s path as a UAS student reflects how a variety of puzzle pieces come together and contribute to educational success.

August 27, 2019

UAS Welcomes Veterans Back to School

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) has seen nearly a 50% increase in new student veterans, veteran spouses, and dependents at UAS this fall semester compared with last spring semester

August 22, 2019

UAS Campus Kickoff connects students with Juneau community

This event welcomes students to campus and features games, music, food, giveaways, and a chance for students to learn about student organizations and opportunities for engagement in the Juneau community!

August 19, 2019

University of Alaska Southeast Launches the Kayak Oceanography Program

From July 5 to July 19, faculty and students paddled over 200 km in Holkham Bay and Endicott Arm in a new Kayak Oceanography Program at University of Alaska Southeast (UAS).

August 16, 2019

Endowment supporting UAS Alaska College of Education Surpasses $1 Million

The decision of the Board of Regents was supported by a generous pledge from the City and Borough of Juneau creating the Teacher Excellence Fund (TEF) at the Juneau Community Foundation (JCF).

August 14, 2019

UAS and Sealaska Heritage Institute offer new scholarships for future Alaska Native teachers

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) and Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) are making new scholarships available to freshmen and sophomore Alaska Native students through the PITAAS program.

August 12, 2019

UAS Celebrates 2019 Faculty Excellence, Promotions, and Tenure

It is with great pride that the University of Alaska Southeast announces the recent promotion and/or tenure of our esteemed faculty, as well as the 2019 Faculty Excellence Awards. Please join UAS as we congratulate them.

August 9, 2019

UAS Offers Fall Northwest Coast Arts and Language Classes; Sealaska Heritage Scholarships Available for NWC Arts

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is offering Tlingit language and Northwest Coast Arts classes this fall. Scholarships are available.

August 8, 2019

The Spirit of Ho’oilina: Rekindling Indigenous Traditions of Alaska and Hawai’i

The conference explored ancient navigation and wayfinding traditions, the advancement of Indigenous languages, solutions to protect the Pacific Ocean, and ways to heal Indigenous communities in body, mind, and spirit.

August 8, 2019

UAS researchers investigating harmful algal blooms in Southeast Alaska

University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) researchers Dr. John Harley and Dr. Matthew Pawlus have been studying shellfish toxicity to help create a safer environment in Southeast Alaska.

August 1, 2019

University of Alaska Southeast Graduate Begins Peace Corps Service in the Eastern Caribbean

Alannah Johnson of Juneau has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for the Eastern Caribbean on July 1, 2019, to begin training as an education volunteer.

August 1, 2019

University of Alaska Southeast Joins Open Textbook Network in Support of Affordable Course Content for Students

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) has joined the Open Textbook Network (OTN), an organization which assists universities and colleges to promote the use of open textbooks and practices.

July 18, 2019

Accreditation Renewed For University of Alaska Southeast

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is pleased to announce that the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) has reaffirmed its accreditation.

June 14, 2019

UAS Named Most LGBTQ-Friendly College in Alaska for 2019

For 2019, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) has been named as the top LGBTQ-Friendly School for Alaska by the Campus Pride Index.

June 6, 2019

UAS Students Learn to Use Drones for Environmental Research

The class was funded through AK CASC’s Suicide Basin outburst flood project and offered through UAS

May 30, 2019

UAS Celebrates Student Success

Chancellor’s and Dean’s Lists — Spring 2019 Semester

May 23, 2019

UAS and Juneau School District Renew Partnership Focusing on Student Success

Under the agreement, UAS will also welcome JSD students who are ready for advanced classes to earn dual enrollment credit; earning both high school and college credits.

April 24, 2019

UAS Honors Community Members at 2019 Commencement Ceremonies

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) uses the occasion of Student Commencement each year to recognize individuals in our community who’ve offered outstanding service to the university, the state of Alaska, or Southeast communities.

April 18, 2019

University of Alaska Southeast Commencement 2019

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 10, 2019

UAS Receives Alaska Humanities Forum Grant to Create Tlingit Language Radio Broadcasts

Over the course of a year, this grant will release a series of video and audio clips that feature fluent elders giving sample sentences using a word of the week

April 8, 2019

UAS Outdoor Studies Offers Avalanche Processes and Leadership Course

The course provides an excellent balance of academic knowledge and practical field experience.

April 8, 2019

UAS Announces Awards for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

Student projects will be highlighted during the URECA Symposium, which occurs during National Undergraduate Research Week.

March 27, 2019

Holland America Line/Princess Cruises renews investment in STEM education for UAS students from Southeast and rural Alaska

Holland America Line and Princess Cruises recently contributed $35,000 to provide scholarships for students from rural Alaska attending UAS and pursuing programs related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

March 19, 2019

UAS and JWAC Host World Affairs Forum 2019 — Modern Journalism: The Role of News Media in a Changing World

This month, the Juneau World Affairs Council (JWAC) is presenting its annual World Affairs Forum at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS). This year’s theme is “Modern Journalism: The Role of News Media in a Changing World.”

March 6, 2019

UAS 17th Annual Oratory Student Showcase Highlights Alaska Native Languages

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) Juneau campus celebrated its 17th Annual Oratory Showcase on March 2, 2019, on the Auke Lake campus.

March 5, 2019

UAS Renews Partnership with Juneau’s Perseverance Theatre

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) has renewed its partnership with the nationally-renowned Perseverance Theatre in Juneau through June 2020.

February 27, 2019

UAS to Host Conference for Future Teachers March 7-9

EDUCATORS RISING offers high school students the opportunity to explore education careers and encourages them to become teachers.

February 15, 2019

How Safe is Our Shellfish? UAS Student and Faculty Research Novel Toxin Testing

Student Shane Bennett has been working with Professor Matthew Pawlus at the University of Alaska Southeast in Ketchikan to explore alternatives to current shellfish toxin testing methods.

February 25, 2019

Juneau High School Graduates Show Increased Success at University of Alaska

Over the past five years, Juneau high school graduates have increasingly demonstrated that they are ‘college-ready’ — able to succeed in college-level math and English classes without any developmental classes.

January 24, 2019

Special UAS Scholarship Focuses On Southeast Students Who’ve Overcome Challenges

For the third year in a row, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is offering the UAS Verna Carrigan Promise Scholarship for talented Southeast Alaska high school seniors planning to attend UAS’ Juneau Campus full-time in the fall.