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.
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.
Spring 2017 Registration
The University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus - Something for Everyone. The University of Alaska Southeast spring 2017 class schedule search is available on the UAOnline and on the University Sitka campus website. To check out what classes will be offered for the spring semester please go to https://uaonline.alaska.edu/ or http://www.uas.alaska.edu/schedule/spring.html **Spring 2017 registration begins (UAS program students) on November 14 and open registration begins on November 28th. If you have any questions or would like more information please contact us.
The University of Alaska - Title III Grant from the U.S. Department of Education sponsors Crucial Conversations – Language of Power & Violence. The Sitka Domestic Violence Task Force invites the community to engage in conversations about unrecognized forms of violence moderated by Jeannie Jay, MFT. Please feel free to join us. Tuesday, November 29, 2016 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. St. Peter’s “See House”, 611 Lincoln Street (Building directly behind the church) For additional questions contact: Deb Corso - Phone: (907) 747-7772 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org