Hamilton speaks Jan. 20
UA President Mark Hamilton discusses university initiatives for the 2000 legislature on the Juneau campus during a reception starting at 5 p.m. on Jan. 20 in the Lake Room. Chancellor John Pugh is hosting the public reception.
Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan faculty take part in a mini convocation Jan. 17 beginning at 9 a.m. with a satellite delivered workshop on an alternative faculty evaluation procedure presented by Ginny Mulle. Juneau faculty will meet in Hendrickson 206, Sitka faculty in room 107, and Ketchikan faculty in Robertson 107. From 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Faculties may meet.
Juneau faculty also have two concurrent roundtable discussions between 2:30 and 4 p.m. "Best Practices and Worst Fears in Teaching," Hendrickson 206, and "Student Assessment: Where Do We Go From Here?" Hendrickson 205."
The place to be New Year's Eve
$20,000 raised for scholarships
The UAS Millennium Ball sold out and raised more than $20,000 dollars for scholarships, a new record. Tish Griffin coordinated the Ball, one of the Millennium events in Juneau produced in cooperation with the Juneau Empire and the Celebrate 2000 partners. Alumni also raised over $1,200 through the sale of engraved champagne flutes. Governor Fran Ulmer officiated at two weddings immediately after midnight.
Development officer named
Lynne Johnson has been appointed UAS development officer and Alumni Association
coordinator by Chancellor John Pugh. She has worked in development for over ten
years with the Kenai Peninsula United Way, UA Foundation, and UAF. "UAS has needs beyond those funded by the legislature," Pugh said. "Individual and corporate funds allow us the flexibility to enrich the educational experiences of our students and to purchase needed specialized equipment for various art, science, business and computer technology programs. Corporate gifts have the additional benefit to corporations in that they may qualify for Alaska tax credits."
UAS has received a $85,000 grant from the Alaska Department of Education. The
one year Goals 2000 grant is for a partnership between UAS and the Juneau School
District for the secondary MAT program. It will allow 15 secondary MAT students
and their mentor teachers to work together on campus. Scott Christian said, "This is innovative because it's the first time host teachers will have time to work with MAT students outside of the school day." Dave
Marvel is coordinating the grant that was written by Christian.
Civil Rights Day
No classes will be held, but the campuses will be open and registration will
be held on Alaska Civil Rights Day, Jan. 17. On the Juneau campus, the PEACE
group is sponsoring a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration with the audio of
his "I have a Dream" speech during the day in the Mourant Cafe. On Wednesday,
Jan 19, a candlelight remembrance of Martin Luther King will be held outside
Egan Library at 4 p.m.
" A good education for the next century doesn't stop at the high school door,
so I am supporting the $16.9 million increase for the University of Alaska
requested by the Board of Regents," Governor
Tony Knowles told legislators and Alaskans in his State of the State address
"Over the past decade," the governor said, "the nation's universities have increased state support for their budgets an average of 42 percent, while our university has received just 2 percent more. The great progress states make economically and culturally have always been associated with great universities. Alaska would shortchange its future by shortchanging its university. I ask you to join me, so together we can widen the circle of opportunity for Alaskans by supporting a great university."
Governor supports UA
The 11th Annual Northwest Coast Native Arts Program in Sitka began Jan.
4. Linda Southwell says classes have been offered in Basketry, Northwest
Design, Carving, and history/culture. Guest instructors include Delores
Churchill, Freda Diesing, Stan Bevan, and Steve Henrikson. The final event
is a potluck
celebration and gathering, Jan. 14.
Arts in Sitka
The Ketchikan campus in cooperation with the Juneau business faculty has
developed a Small Business Management Certificate (1-year) program
which has been approved
for inclusion in the UAS 2000-01 Catalog according to Dorothy Brandt,
Ketchikan business. Courses for this new certificate program will be offered
Juneau and Ketchikan campuses.
The certificate enables students to explore business career options and gives entry-level job or upgrade skills for employment advancement. It may also be the first year of training towards the two-year Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration
Elise Tomlinson, Juneau library, has been elected chair of the Juneau
Chapter of the Alaska Library Association.
Alexis Easley, Juneau English, has had an article, "Gendered Observations: Harriet Martineau and the Woman Question," published
in Victorian Women Writers and the Woman Question by Cambridge University
Press. Linda Southwell, Sitka art, exhibited sculptures and drawings
at the Sheet'ka Kwan Naa Kahidi Community House in Sitka and her sculptures
were featured in performances of "This Precious Stone" Dec. 16-18.
Anni Stokes and Ann Boochever, Juneau adjuncts, will present a session on using theater in education at the Governor's Conference on the Arts at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage Jan. 20 - 22.
Brendan Kelly, Juneau biology, will participate in the Workshop on Impacts of Changes in Sea Ice and Other Environmental Parameters in the Arctic in February.
Robin Walz, Juneau history, has his book, "Pulp Surrealism" listed
in the University of California Press, spring 2000 catalog. Mike Dunning,
Ketchikan history, had an article, "The Battle of the Christmas Ships" published in the Dec. 23rd Ketchikan Daily News. His comments on the origin of the theory that "Rain follows the plow" have
been printed in 1999 Montana: the Magazine of Western History.
Robert Baker, Ketchikan math, has been appointed the Northwest region member of the Editorial Panel for the American Mathematics Association of Two-year Colleges Review.
Marianne Stillner, assistant professor of nursing, will coordinate
the new UAS nursing program. She has a pediatric nurse practitioner
taught in the Department of Nursing at Midway College Kentucky, and
as a public health nurse in Michigan, California, Wyoming and Alaska.
Deborah Barnett, assistant professor of nursing, will teach a variety chemistry and biology courses. She has a Ph.D. in developmental biology from the University of Wisconsin and has taught at St. Matthews University School of Medicine - Belize.
Steve Johnson, assistant professor of CIOS, has a master's degree from the University of New Mexico and was an instructor at the Bethel Kuskokwim campus.
Jan Conitz, laboratory technician, has a bachelor's degree in biology from UW and an Alaska Type A teacher's certificate. She has worked as a laboratory technician for the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
Several UAS outreach education students have been hired as teachers.
Katy Spangler said Kerrie Irons, Molly MacIntosh and Marilyn Kreta
this year in
Kodiak, Emily Becker is teaching in Golovin and Jackie Colleta and
Sharman Piper are teaching in Chugiak. Robin Johnson, a Nome teacher,
Payne, a Delta Junction teacher, are the first two students to earn
Technology endorsements from UAS. They completed their program in December.
Sina Metens demonstrates climbing holds.
Activity Center activities
The Adopt-A-Hold campaign continues to raise funds for the new climbing
wall at the Student Activity Center. Checks, made out to the UA Foundation,
be sent to the UAS cashier. Fees have been set for faculty and staff
wanting to use SAC and equipment that includes a treadmill, elliptical
rowing machine, and a stair stepper. Memberships are students $100;
faculty/staff/alumni $120; adult family member additional $20. A 12-visit
punch pass is $40
students and $55 for faculty, staff and alumni. Members will receive
reductions on rentals and may take part in a cardio/kick activity Mondays
from 6 to 7 p.m.
Because of a recent Alaska Supreme Court Decision, UA General Counsel
James (Jamo) Parrish has advised faculty and academic administrators
warnings to students. "It is critical," he said, "that the documentation
for adverse academic decisions reflect a full and complete picture
of what was told to the student and when."
Arts lecture: UAS students and faculty may attend a free lecture on
Alaska's place in the new century at 7 p.m., Jan. 19, at Centennial
arts leader William Strickland, Jr. is the speaker at the first Governor's
Seminar: A brown bag talk on coping with the Alaska midwinter syndrome will be presented, Thursday Jan, 20 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Lake Room. The seminar is the second in a series programs presented by Magellan Behavioral Services, UA's Employee Assistance Program provider.
TLTR: Meets Jan. 21 at 10:30 in Egan 211. Proposals for use of the
technology fee are due Feb. 23. See details at A HREF "www.uas.alaska.edu/tltr" www.uas.alaska.edu/tltr
Alumni: The annual UAS Alumni auction will be held in April.
Housing: Student housing is still available for families and single students. Call 465-6335. Housing Community Advisors will take mid-year training Jan. 16-17.
Legal counseling/referral provided University employees have access to legal information via telephone
or in person. Call Magellan Behavioral Health, the university Employment
vendor, toll-free 1-800-478-2812.
Juneau campus events
Monday, Jan. 17
Alaska Civil Rights Day, no classes, but campus open.
Faculty convocation, Hendrickson 206
Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech played in Mourant Cafe throughout the day.
Tuesday, Jan. 18
First day of spring classes. Financial aid distributed.
Wednesday, Jan. 19
Martin Luther King candlelight remembrance, 4 p.m., Egan Library.
Arts lecture, 7 p.m., Centennial Hall
Thursday, Jan. 20
Midwinter syndrome talk, noon, Lake Room.
UA President Hamilton reception/presentation 5 p.m., Lake Room.
Friday, Jan. 21
TLTR, 10:30 a.m., Egan 211.