|University of Alaska Southeast Faculty and Staff Newsletter||June 5, 1998|
Madden will move to Ketchikan in mid July. She replaces Dr. Fran Feinerman who resigned, after eight years, to accept the presidency of Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming. "Dr. Madden was chosen," Lind said, "because of her extensive experience in administration and her understanding of higher education in general and the University of Alaska system specifically."
Madden has served as provost of Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka, 1994-96; assistant director of the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, 1992-94; and senior policy/budget analyst, Office of the Governor, 1989-92. She also worked for a decade as a division director and special assistant to the commissioner in the Alaska Department of Education. Madden earned her Ph. D. from The American University in Washington D.C. in 1990 in Alaska economic development and economic history.
Beginning this fall a search will be conducted for a permanent Ketchikan campus director. The initial search this spring was halted when the top choice, Nicolas Piccolo of Caldwell, Idaho, withdraw his application.
Hamilton and the other finalist, Dr. David Toppen, both toured UA campuses. Regents President Michael Kelly said faculty, staff, and public overwhelmingly supported the selection of Hamilton. Kelly also said people who had misgivings about the selection of a non-traditional candidate for the presidency were turned around by talking with him. During visits, Hamilton stressed his experience with large, complex organizations, and stressed his commitment to Alaska.
Hamilton served two tours of duty in Alaska. He received his bachelor degree from West Point in 1967, and his master of arts degree from Florida State University in 1973.
Connor and Roman Motyka lead the group that included four Juneau campus undergraduates and one UAF graduate student. The group traveled by ferry, fishing boat and helicopter to two remote camps on either side of LeConte Glacier for a week of surveying, observation and data collection. Connor said, "We hope the data will help to reveal more about the current state of North America's southernmost, and most rapidly retreating tidewater glacier."
The UAS students and faculty were joined for a day by six students from Petersburg High School. In addition public TV station KTOO sent a film crew.
As part of the Institute this year a, free public reading series will take place in Egan Library: Thomas Sexton, Alaska Poet Laureate and author of five collections of poetry, Tuesday, June 9, at 8 p.m.
John Elder, Middlebury College literature and environmental studies teacher, Thursday, June 11, at 8 p.m.
Sheila Nickerson, former Alaska Poet Laureate and author of a dozen books, Wednesday, June 17, at 8 p.m.
Nora and Richard Dauenhauer, writers and Tlingit ethnographers, Thursday, June 18, at 8 p.m. Emily Bartels, associate professor of English at Rutgers University, Tuesday, June 23, at 8 p.m.
Franson began at the university as personal secretary to Provost Charles Ferguson and also worked as a registrar technician, and assistant to director of personnel before being named registrar. She also took some time off including a year sailing in the early 80s. After sailing to San Diego, Franson and her husband put 2,000 miles on their motorcycle they carried on board.
Franson returns to campus part time on June 9 to provide training and create an operating manual for the department. "It's something we didn't have time to do during the school year," said Bruce Gifford who will be acting registrar until a replacement is hired. "We hope to have someone on the job by Sept. 1," Gifford said. The full time, professional position is now being advertised.
Chantry, who retired after 20 years at UAS, began in accounts payable, worked for nine years as a general ledger clerk, and was budget technician for the last ten years. His first office was in what is now the Auke Bay Post Office. When he began, he recalls there was one mag card machine and five memory typewrites at the school. Chantry will continue working 40% through Aug. and then seek work in the private sector.
Bookstore website The UAS Alumni Association has created a website for the Juneau campus bookstore that includes pictures and descriptions of 20 different items for sale. The site, created by recent UAS masters graduate Ruth Danner, is at http://www.jun.alaska.edu/alumni/store.shtml The bookstore is having a pre-inventory sale June 1-15 on art supplies, binders, notebooks and some clothing. In addition, the bookstore will be closed for inventory June 29-30. Staff will help customers via the cashier window.
Kelly and students, including Jamie Womble and June Knuth from the Juneau campus, will spend two weeks in in Icy Strait. They will continue work to acoustically track sea otter dives.
Students attended classes eight hours a day, five days a week. Driving student Phillip Major Jr. of Ketchikan said the class will open doors for employment.
Shane Privett of Wrangell said he decided to take the class after working in the construction industry. "They always need truckers around," he said.
Kinney said 15 different Ketchikan businesses donated equipment, time and other support for the two classes. Similar classes will be offered this fall, and a four-week construction class is being offered in Klawock this summer with help from Tlingit-Haida Central Council.
Tuesday, June 9
Thursday, June 11
Wednesday, June 17
Thursday, June 18
Tuesday, June 23
Thursday and Friday, June 18-19
Friday to Monday, July 3-6