University of Alaska Southeast Faculty and Staff Newsletter July 19, 1996


Educational leadership forum

Perry Zirkel has written over 550 publications on various aspects of school law and is a frequent speaker on that subject across the country. Zirkel will speak on the Juneau campus Monday, July 22, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Egan Library.

Zirkel's theme will be "Facing Divergency and Reaching for Equity in American Education: The Disability Law Statutes." His talk is open to the public. For more information contact Lawrence Lee Oldaker at 789-4416.

Zirkel is a professor of education and law at Lehigh University. He has a Ph.D. in Educational Administration, a J.D. from the University of Connecticut and a Masters of Law degree from Yale University. He is an active labor arbitrator and serves on the special education hearing appeals panel for Pennsylvania. He is currently president of the National organization of Legal Problems of Education.

UAS building history

Novatney Hall has 11,557 square feet and was completed in 1972. Originally the top floor housed the university library, and the ground floor contained the registrar's office and three classrooms.

The building was dedicated to Dr. Dorothy H. Novatney on May 11, 1976. She came to Juneau from California for the dedication ceremony.

Dr. Novatney was an educator for most of her adult life. She was the founding director of Juneau-Douglas Community College. Since there were no buildings provided for the school at that time, Dr. Novatney arranged to hold classes in the Juneau public school buildings. Later, some leased space was obtained in the old Fifth Street School in downtown. Dr. Novatney accepted a position with the Alaska Department of Education in the late 1960s, retired in 1971, and moved to California.

Voice mail etiquette

Take a moment to consider whether you should record an "internal greeting" for your voice mail. This greeting can be much briefer than the "external greeting" since the caller is likely to be a staff member. The "internal greeting" need not contain details such as your department's hours, holiday dates, etc. An "internal greeting" can save other worker's time.

Staff training for Library, Computing and Media Services employees

A staff training and planning session for Library, Computing and Media Services employees is scheduled all day on Wednesday, August 7 at Schaible House. Egan Library, Media Services, and the administrative offices of Computing will be closed on this date. The computing labs will be open during regular hours, staffed by student employees.

Juneau Calendar Thursday, July 25

  • Cabinet Meeting: 9 a.m. - Noon, CCR

    Friday, July 26

  • UAS Fall 1996 course schedule due to be delivered to the Auke Lake campus.

    Wednesday, August 7

  • Staff training for Library, Computing and Media Services employees: All day, Schaible House


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