This year, UAS Sitka is proud to announce its participation in Pick. Click. Give., a program that allows Alaskans to share their Permanent Fund Dividend with causes they care about. We hope you will consider investing in the future of the University of Alaska system. The Sitka Campus, a center for distance education, career training, and community outreach, serves as a primary resource for learning opportunities in Southeast Alaska.
In conjunction with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, UAS Sitka will be screening seminars led by professors at UAF on topics of environmental, animal, and human health. Please join us Mondays at 4:30pm in Room 106. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Zoe Kitchel for more information at email@example.com or 747-7786.
UAS Sitka adjunct professor, John Straley, sat for an interview with the Juneau Empire on Wednesday, November 11. The Sitka-based writer is quoted as saying, "For me, everything starts with writing about place." The UAS Sitka Campus is pleased to have John teaching with this approach in the Spring for HUM S120 Sense of Place: AK and Beyond.
NWC Weaving Workshop to Begin November 9
Artist Teri Rofkar will lead an Intermediate Northwest Coast Woolen Weaving workshop from November 9 to November 21. The two week long class will focus on the art of Ravenstail weaving and also include how to process mountain goat wool. Contact Instructional Services at (907)747-7700 to register today.
Sherrie Tinsley Myers leads Law Enforcement program
The Sitka Campus is pleased to announce that Sherrie Tinsley Myers, Associate Professor of Justice, is our new Law Enforcement Program Director. Sherrie recently retired after serving over 27 years in federal law enforcement, including assignments with the National Park Service, US Park Police, US Forest Service, and finally as Special Agent in Charge of NOAA Fisheries Enforcement’s Alaska Division. “I’m excited about the opportunity to work with the Law Enforcement A.A.S. degree program – there’s a critical shortage of qualified people for hire into Alaska law enforcement and justice jobs, and this degree program helps to bridge that gap by offering students the education that will improve their knowledge and qualifications.” Sherrie says the online program is critical for people who want to attend classes, but can’t because they don’t have access to a campus or can’t attend classes due to work. “I wanted to go back to school for a long time, but it wasn’t possible when I was doing shift work or traveling frequently – online education was really the only option. I’m proud to be a part of UAS Sitka’s program that offers an enforcement degree in a format that fits into people’s lives.”
The Outreach Coordinators for the UAS Sitka Fisheries Technology program gather today and tomorrow in Sitka for training on how best to serve the booming Alaskan appetite for fisheries careers. After a busy morning of presentations and discussion, these enthusiastic spokespeople pause on their way to Monday's lunch.
Thanks to the UAS Title III staff and Student Success Center, the UAS Sitka website now boasts a Virtual Tour. The get-acquainted app shows prospective students what they can expect when studying with UAS Sitka ... not only views of the Sitka facilities but also "you are there" videos and photos of each program and its many instructional manifestations... classrooms, labs, field studies, and remote locations where learning takes place. Special thanks to Mary Purvis, Title III program supervisor, Sarah Pies Mahoskey, and Chris Washko for their role in bringing this ambitious project to fruition in a few short weeks. To view the tour, go to http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka and click the Virtual Tour link that appears. If you are on a mobile phone, the best viewing experience will occur if you download the free app that will present itself to you.
UAS Sitka Welcomes the new Winter Fellows
The UAS sitka campus is proud to welcome the Sitka Winter Fellows; Caroline Zhang, Wesley Yiin, and Meredith Redick. Caroline is originally from Carmel, Indiana. She studied history and literature at Harvard College, where she was involved in social justice and journalism. She loves baking, photography, and British accents. She is a writing & math tutor. Wesley is a Yale graduate from New Jersey. He is interested in popular culture, race and ethnic studies, and where they intersect. In his free time, he watches a lot of movies and TV, and he tries to keep up with current events. He is a writing & math tutor. Meredith is a Yale graduate from St. Louis, Missouri. She enjoys singing, hiking, and science journalism. She is a science tutor.
UAS Sitka Welcomes Another Winter Fellow
The UAS Sitka Campus is proud to welcome another Sitka Winter Fellow, Michelle Parke. Michelle was born and raised in Honolulu, HI and moved out to Ithaca, NY to attend Cornell University. She shares, "I graduated in 2015 with a degree in the biological sciences. I enjoy surfing, kayaking, hiking, and playing sports. I will be working with faculty assisting on projects. I am excited for my time here in Sitka and hope to make an impact here at UAS." If you bump into her around campus or around town please give her a warm Sitka welcome!