SOUNDINGS - November 22, 1995
UAS now has home page on the world wide web. It's available at
the above home page address.
"We're hoping this will be a first look at UAS for students that
are interested in coming here," according to Shirley Grubb, a
student advisor on the Juneau campus and member of the UAS web
steering committee. "It's for people out there shopping.
We're hoping they'll get a good look at us during this holiday
season and beyond."
The home page features a photo of UAS biology students on a
shoreline field trip and a list of topics for detailed
information. The list includes SE facts, a UAS Overview,
Certificates and Degrees, Professional Development, Admissions,
Frequently Asked Questions, Other Related Links, and What's New
The Other Related Links section allow access to such subjects as
university jobs being advertised, Alaska State Government, SLED,
and the Juneau School District. The What's New section
includes the most recent issue of Soundings and press releases.
Home page users may also select detailed descriptions of the
Juneau campus. Similar information about the Sitka and
Ketchikan campuses is expected to be available in the near
future as will a page of SE photos.
Michael Ciri, who helped develop the home page, said the UAS
effort is somewhat novel among other college home pages in that
it uses an institution-wide approach. "Instead of one
department saying, 'Hey let's put some information out there.'
We brought everybody together at one table and came together
with some agreement of what we wanted to do. I think that
gives us a real integrated feel."
In the first week, the UAS home page has been used by hundreds
of people from such places as Finland, Ohio, California,
Pennsylvania, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Arizona, Montana,
Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Utah, Texas, Louisiana, Colorado,
Idaho and more.
REGENTS MEET STUDENTS
Two University of Alaska regents meet with Juneau campus
students during lunch last week. Virginia Breeze and Eric
Forrer, both of Juneau, accepted an invitation from the student
government and spent an hour and a half talking with students on
many subjects including tuition.
Cathy Johnson chaired the student committee organizing the
meeting. "The idea was to create personal contact between the
regents and the students. The regents were thrilled to come.
It was easier to get them than I thought it would be."
OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS NOV. 30
The last day for employees to make changes to their benefit
package for calendar year 1996 is Thursday Nov. 30. Optional
Benefits Selection/Dependent Declaration forms must be received
in the personnel office by 5 p.m. on that day.
During the open enrollment period, employees may add, drop or
change any of their optional benefits such as: supplemental
health coverage; supplemental life insurance; health care
coverage for dependents; health care coverage for financially
interdependent partners; accidental death and dismemberment;
supplemental survivor income; health care reimbursement account;
and dependent care reimbursement account.
If employees do not submit an updated form, they will be
automatically and irrevocably enrolled in the same program
choices they had in 1995 with the exception of reimbursement
accounts, which must re re-done each year.
To get copies of the proper forms, or for more information,
contact personnel services at 465-6473.
A record number of teen-age collegians are on the Ketchikan
this semester. An effort to attract local high school
bearing out in enrollments of 21 full-time students in the
year-old range. That's more than 40 percent of the full-time
roster and compares to 15 full-timers of those ages in 1986 and
years ago. For the first time in a decade, teen-age students
their full-time counterparts in their 20s, 30s or 40s.
The Ketchikan campus and its partners in a one-stop career
will use a grant in 1996-97 for a whole-person approach to
Project: Adult Career Training (PACT) will pull in 14 people for
basic-skills work, academics, voc-tech and workshops over the
The workshops will range from life-skills development to
PACT will be funded by the state's Department of Community and
Regional Affairs. The proposed budget is $96,000, but a final
award will be announced
The Ketchikan campus is placing a veteran adjunct faculty member
into the English department seat for spring. Rod Landis moves
from the counselor's desk after one semester to succeed
departing Prof. Chris Hacskaylo who is returning to Hawaii.
Landis has taught writing, literature, speech and drama courses
on campus for nearly five years. He'll continue Hacskaylo's
program while the campus conducts a nationwide search for a
permanent tenure-track professor.
CHAIR OF STAFF ALLIANCE VISITS
Marie Scholle, chair of the UA Staff Alliance, and president of
the UAF Staff
Council, will be visiting the Juneau campus Wednesday, Nov.
29. She will meet with Chancellor Marshall Lind, Donna
Chantry, president of the UAS Staff Council, and local
Chantry says, "Marie has a lot of new and innovative ideas
related to staff governance, and she's a dynamic person."
Governance leaders and others interested may join Scholle for
lunch. Contact Donna Chantry for details at 465-6518.
The newly appointed director of the Juneau Icefield Research
Program will give a public lecture in Juneau from 5 to 6:15 p.m.
on Nov. 28 in Hendrickson Building room 205. Richard Marston,
professor of physical geography at the University of Wyoming,
Laramie, will talk about icefield research to Cathy Connor's
The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education has an
internship open for Spring 1996 for a student with good
thinking, communicating, and team play skills. The salary is
$11 hour with 20 hours per week. The faculty are requested to
send possible applicants to SBPA to pick up a syllabus. The
internship can be taken for up to 6 hours of credit.
Applications, which include a letter of interest, resume, and a
writing sample, should be submitted to Professor Tom Gallagher
(465-6357) by Dec. 1.
CHANGE TO JUNEAU DIAL-IN SERVICE
Beginning November 27, users dialing into the Juneau Dial-in
Service (789-1314) to access ACAD1 (and other nodes) will be
prompted for a username and password before receiving the menu.
The new login screen will be in addition to the login procedure
Usernames for the new login screen (called Kerberos userids)
will be the same as your ACAD1 userid. Kerberos passwords will
be your social security number. Your ACAD1 password will not be
affected. After the initial login screen, you will then receive
the dial-in menu.
If you need assistance with your Kerberos userid, contact the
Statewide Office of Network Services Help Desk at 1-800-478-8226
If you need assistance with your ACAD1 userid, please contact
the Computer Center Help Desk at 465-6521 or jxhelp.
ART STUDENT EXHIBITS:
UAS art students will exhibit work at two locations during
Gallery Walk '95, the annual Juneau holiday art display, held
Dec. 1-3. "This is a wonderful opportunity for all art students
to show what they have created and for others to meet them and
view their new work," according to art professor Alice Tersteeg.
University students have been invited to show at the Gallery of
the North and Mendenhall Mall. Gray Line Tours will run a free
shuttle between the two points from 4 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 1.
Students wanting to exhibit must have their entries at the
Mendenhall Mall between 3-6 p.m. on Nov. 27. The contact is
Sara Buffington at 790-2531. Entries for the Gallery of the
North must be delivered between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Nov. 29.
Contact Dianne Anderson at 586-3424.
The Egan Library has extended their hours for the first two
Saturdays in December. The library will be open from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Dec. 2 and Dec. 9.
Vinnie Cheng begins as the new bookstore clerk November 27.
He replaces Brian King who left the university to move to
The Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable (TLRT) has met
and is actively engaged in identifying the various technologies
in use at UAS in support of teaching and learning. This
inventory will serve as the basis for determining training and
development needs for UAS faculty, as well as possible new
applications to explore. The group is working on the process
for developing a technology plan for UAS, and, facilitated by
cross membership with the Student Assessment Committee and the
Academic Restructuring Committee, on coordinating related
concerns with these two committee. TLTR members will be
briefing faculty and staff on the work of the Roundtable on an
ongoing basis and seeking input. Faculty and staff are welcome
to participate. Contact co-chairs Sherry Taber at 465-6467 or
Tim Fullam at 465-6343 for additional information.
Sue Koester has made a presentation at the annual Speech
Communication Association meeting in San Antonio. The Juneau
campus speech communications professor trained other teachers in
communication anxiety reduction methods as well as report on the
progress of UAS's program to decrease student communication
BANNER HR (Human Resources) implementation is proceeding on
schedule. Training updates and other pertinent issues are
distributed to all interested parties via the BHRS-L listserv.
Anyone interested in receiving this information should contact
Rita Heidkamp at SXRMH and ask to be added to BHRS-L.
"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I
-- Chinese proverb 500 BC
"We remember 10% of what we hear, 25% of what we see, 90% of
what we do."
--Study on Memory 1970s