|Wednesday, Feb. 7:|
|Noon-||Winter driving tips in the Mourant Student Lounge.|
|5 p.m.-||Fire and Ice Bonfire with hot cider, Chapel By the Lake.|
|Thursday, Feb. 8:|
|All day-||Ice skates available at Student Activities.|
|3 p.m.-||Back country awareness with tips on skiing, equipment where to go and safety, Mourant Student Lounge|
|5-9 p.m.-||UAS night skiing (weather permitting) at Eaglecrest with half price lift tickets, rentals and free refreshment for students with current ID.|
|7 p.m.-||Glaciers in the Juneau area slide show by the Juneau Alpine Club, HA 105.|
|Friday, Feb. 9:|
|All day-||Auke Lake ice skating with skates available at Student Activities.|
|11 a.m.-||Wellness approach to weight loss, Mourant Student Lounge.|
|8:30 p.m.-||Joe Louis Walker and the Bosstalkers, blues concert and dance, Centennial Hall.|
|Saturday, Feb. 10:|
|10 a.m.-||Snowshoe introduction, Auke Lake dock.|
|10 a.m. to noon||All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast for $4, Mourant Cafeteria.|
|11 a.m. -||Eskimo Games demonstration of the high kick, knuckle hop,one arm reach, stick pull and more, Mourant Cafeteria.|
|1-4 p.m.-||Cross-country ski instruction for beginners, Auke Lake dock.|
|8 p.m.-||Movie night for all UAS students, Housing Lodge.|
|Sunday, Feb. 11:|
|10 a.m.-noon -||Snow board group lessons ($16 for lift/lesson) limited to ten, sign up at Student Activities, Eaglecrest.|
|4 p.m. -||Murder mystery game, must sign up in advance at Student Activities and come in character, Schaible House. - Underwater diving in Southeast slide show by Dennis Russell, HB 113|
|9:30 p.m.||Winter bowling, with mittens, Channel Bowl.|
"With the technical expertise of UAS permanent and part-time faculty," Polley said, "we were able to design a job specific training program."
Polley has appointed Susan Favro to coordinate the UAS effort. Favro, has been a UAS adjunct faculty member in BIS and is currently project coordinator for the COMTECH conference.
The UAS training program will consist of a core curriculum of tourism industry orientation and general preparation for entry level positions. In addition, participants will select job-specific training for position such as hosts/naturalists, passenger service coordinators, and/or travel/ticket agents. UAS will have the primary responsibility for tourism industry instruction.
The visitor industry training program begins the first week of March and continues through the end of April. Classes will be held at the Marine Technology Center.
"We're enthusiastic about working with Goldbelt, Inc. and the Tlingit & Haida Central Council," Chancellor Marshall Lind said. "Offering a series of short term, specialized classes such as this is just one way to use the university's expertise to help the community's economic needs."
In a related development, UAS officials will attend a Goldbelt jobs fair at the ANB Hall on February 10. Polley, Favro, and Visitor Industry Program director Lorene Palmer will take part in the fair which will include other Goldbelt business partners and other agencies involved in the visitor industry.
Faculty members are also asked to fill out early academic intervention forms on students who might benefit from a contact with an advisor. "We aren't getting complaints from faculty about students not showing up in class," Rita Bowen says. "But we hear from some students that they're not coming to school." Bowen says if students are having problems in class advisors need to know so they can offer help.
Anne Reynolds of Ketchikan won second place and $75 for "Battle with Time." She's a student of Judy Andree.
Honorable mention, in the order ranked, went to Juneau students, Melinda Pascual, Tina Racy who are both students of Karleen Grummett; Susan Harper, David Maat's student; Annette Nelson-Wright, Susan Cellier's student; and Isaac Peterson a student of Don Cecil and Susan Koester.
The Assessment Committee is currently drafting a university-wide assessment model and seeks comments from faculty. Faculty focus groups will soon be organized to continue the planning and development of the UAS assessment program. Initially it will focus on writing, critical thinking, and informational literacy competencies. Faculty interested in participating in an assessment work group should contact Janet Dye at 465-6346 or Jo Devine at 465-6411.
The award has an honorarium of $3,500. Nominees must have a Ph.D. received after December 15, 1990 and be untenured. The deadline for nomination is February 9. For information contact Robbie Stell at 465-6472.