University of Alaska Southeast Faculty and Staff Newsletter April 10, 1998

Leaders discuss UAS future

Deputy Mayor John MacKinnon, School Superintendent Mary Rubadeau, Representative Kim Elton, Senator Jim Duncan, Chancellor Marshall Lind, and student Tiffany Sargant discussed the future of UAS April 2. Representative Bill Hudson was out of town and could not attend the forum.

Rubadeau praised the UAS education program, "Last June we hired 43 new teachers, one quarter of them were UAS graduates." She also said 38 of Juneau's 350 teachers have earned their masters degrees from UAS, nine of them in the last two years.

Elton said, "Funding for education needs to be thought of as an investment rather than a cost." He also said a new sports facility would take UAS to the next step.

Sargant also talked about the recreation center, "We know student on campus want it."

Duncan said the future of UAS depends on developing and maintaining quality and core programs.

MacKinnon said cooperation between the city and UAS includes the possibility of city purchase of the Bill Ray Center.

Lind said state funding for the university in 1987 was higher than it is today, and that UAS uses its size to be quickly innovative while providing "top quality faculty, support staff, and advisors."

The UAS forum was sponsored by the Young Democrats.

School Superintendent Mary Rubadeau said the state can invest in the K-university education system or invest in the prison system.

Graduate brunch deadline near

The UAS Alumni Association is sponsoring a brunch to honor all 1997/98 graduates Sunday, April 26, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Mourant Cafe. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, April 22 at the Student Resource Center (465-6457). The menu includes fruit, juices, roast beef, ham, quiche, salad, hash browns, muffins, desserts, pastries and more. The brunch is free to graduates. Each guests is $11.

Foreign policy talk

David Fischer, a career US Foreign Service officer, talked about foreign policy on the Juneau campus April 8. He said "globalization" is a new phenomena and is part of the increasing influence of non-government organizations on world affairs. He cited the consolidation of national/international media ownership and influence of individuals such as Bill Gates. Fischer also said the cold war may be judged less important historically than the current "Westernization" of the world now underway.

BOR agenda

The Board of Regents April 14-17 agendas and schedule is available at

Faculty Council

The UAS Faculty Council has a Web site. Created and maintained by Tiffany Van Bussum, the site includes links to Current Members, Agenda Suggestions, Minutes, Faculty Handbook, Forms and Applications, and Related Links. See it at

Governor Knowles presents a CPM certificate to Penny Kohler.

CPM certificates presented

Governor Tony Knowles presented certificates to the first Certified Public Manager graduating class on March 19. The twelve students have completed some 300 hours of classes in the CPM program that is administered by the Juneau campus. Two up-coming CPM classes are Public vs. Private Sector Environment, April 23 and The Role of the Supervisor, April 24. Contact Shirely Grubb (465-6353) to register or for information.

Acting class offered

An acting workshop developed by internationally acclaimed Tadashi Suzuki will be offered on the Juneau campus April 25/26. It will be taught by Steve Pearson, director of the acting program at the University of Washington. Students learn exercises to increase physical and vocal strength and tools to develop focus and presence on the stage. For information contact Jean Linthwaite, 465-6282.

Juneau summer schedule on the web

More than 15,000 copies of the summer schedule have been sent to Juneau residents. In addition the schedules are located in local libraries and on the UAS homepage at

Phone and walk-in registration begins April 20.

Art contest for students

The deadline is April 24 for the Chancellor's Holiday Card contest and a $150 first prize. The subject must reflect a winter holiday spirit with a Southeast Alaska theme. Entries may be black and white or color and in any medium. Three dimensional art entries must be submitted in slide form. Entries should be mailed to Scott Foster, UAS, 11120 Glacier Highway, Juneau 99801 or delivered to him in the chancellor's office. Call 465-6530.

Matt Miller considers one auction item, a basketball signed by the JDHS state champs.

Alumni auction a success

"This year's banquet and auction was a huge success. The best ever," according to UAS alumni president Chris Phillips. About $5,500 was raised for UAS scholarships and the alumni endowment account. Romer Derr auctioned off more than 65 donated items. More than 70 people attended the banquet held at the Baranof Hotel that tied the record number of participants set a year ago.

Jay Hammond visited the Juneau campus.

Eagle Institute briefing

Former Governor Jay Hammond met on the Juneau campus with members of the Bald Eagle Research Institute named for him. Dennis Russell is the Present of the Institute's board of directors. Russell, Bruce Wright, and Jamie Parsons described the board's plans for publishing a bald eagle research book, securing land, and seeking funding for a research/educational facility.

Fisheries symposium set

The first annual student symposium of the Student Chapter of the Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society will be held from 1 - 6 p.m. on Friday, April 17, in Hendrickson 205/206. Call 465-6441.

Research vessel available

The Ketchikan campus is helping to lease the 45 foot, 26 gross ton research vessel M/V Jack Cotant during the summer. The university shares use of the vessel with the Ketchikan School District who is the owner. A brochure has been sent to publicize the vessel's availability. Steve Kinney said summer leasing will help defray costs for the marine education programs at the campus and the high school. The Ketchikan campus uses the boat about 25 percent of the time to teach navigation, seamanship, and marine safety. Call 225-6177.

UAS artists win at Artabon

Dianne Anderson, an adjunct instructor in art on the Juneau campus, won the top award in the 13th annual Artabon sponsored by Juneau's Audubon Society. "Alaska, By the Seat of Your Pants," was printed on handmade paper made from the artist's bluejeans that were cut into threads and added to cotton pulp in a blender. Other award winners were student Matt Miller for a silkscreen, "Ashley's Sockeye," and graduate Karen Beason for a paper sculpture, "Sockeye Run." The juror was Jeri Nichols Quinn from California.

Juneau housing news

"Exam Care Packages " are on sale from Timi Hough, 465-6389. "For $10 a special package will be sent to the resident of your choice on the Friday before finals," Hough says. On Wednesday, April 15th, at 7 p.m. in the Lodge Courtney Richards and Hough will help students review and prepare resumes for summer jobs. Volunteers are needed to help plant flowers on Saturday, April 25. The annual housing garage sale occurs Sunday, April 26.

Volleyball challenge issued

Alumni and students meet in a volleyball challenge April 19, 5 p.m. at Mendenhall River School. Register at Student Activities. The alumni predict, "We'll use the students for practice!"

Faculty news

Mary-Claire Tarlow has been nominated to serve on a validation/standard setting panel for new teacher license assessments for the state. She attended an Anchorage meeting April 8/9 sponsored by Educational Testing Service.

Art Petersen has an article in the Alaska Humanities Forum's "Frame of Reference" April edition in which he describes UAS curricula. Petersen has served on the Forum's state committee for six years and has just completed his two-year term as chair.

Recital fills Hendrickson

A piano and percussion recital April 4 attracted more than 100 to hear UAF music faculty members. Eduard Zilberkant and Scott Deal performed. The free recital was offered by Zilberkant and Deal who were in Juneau seeking legislative support for university funding.

Benefits talk set

Mike Humphrey, statewide director of benefits, will hold an open discussion on the Juneau campus. He will talk about health benefits Monday, April 20, at 3 p.m. in the Novatney 102 conference room.

Students subject of talk

UAS Student Services is hosting a teleconference on April 21 from 9 a.m. - noon. The topic is The Changing American College Student: Implications for the Freshman Year and Beyond. The teleconference is open to all faculty and staff and will be broadcast in the library. Call Lori Exferd 465-6456.


Saturday, April 11
  • Children's Easter egg hunt, noon Mourant Building.

    Tuesday, April 14

  • Student government elections
  • Women's Health Promotion Activities, 7 p.m., Lake Room.

    Wednesday, April 15

  • Student government elections.
  • Ice cream social, 2 p.m., Mourant Cafe.
  • Regents dinner, Lake Room, 6:30 p.m.

    Thursday, April 16

  • Board of Regents, Baranof Hotel, all day
  • Board of Regents, Baranof Hotel, all day
  • Student symposium of the Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, 1 6 p.m. Hendrickson 205/206.

    Sunday, April 19

  • Spring basketball tournament, 11 a.m. student housing, register at Student Activities.
  • Student government car wash, noon, Carrs.
  • Family film series, "Singin' in the Rain," 2 p.m., JDHS.
  • Alumni vs. student volleyball, 5 p.m., Mendenhall River School.
  • UAS swim, kayak rolling (sign up at Student Activities) 6:30 p.m., JDHS pool.

    Monday, April 20

  • Mike Humphrey on university health benefits, 3 p.m., Novatney 102.

    Tuesday, April 21

  • "Changing Student" teleconference, library, 9 a.m.
  • African Rain drummers, 6 p.m., Cafe Mourant.

    Wednesday, April 22

  • Deadline for graduate brunch reservations, Student Resource Center, 465-6457.
  • Film series, 7 p.m., JDHS.

    Saturday, April 25

  • Flower planting at housing.

    Sunday, April 26

  • Graduate brunch, 10:30 a.m., Mourant Cafe
  • Garage sale, Housing Lodge.