UAS FACULTY AND STAFF NEWSLETTER March 10, 2000 

Spring Break

Students will be on spring break March 13-18. The campus will be open. Housing Community Advisors are taking two vans and 18 other students to Whitehorse Monday through Friday. The trip was opened to all housing students and filled within two days. Food Service will be open Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and closed the 17th for Staff Development Day. SAC hours will be Monday - Sunday noon - 10 p.m. 


Bob Etheridge

Etheridge to retire

After nearly 20 years with Physical Plant, Bob Etheridge is retiring April 30. "I started as a custodian," Etheridge said. He's now responsible for campus security, communications, transportation and responding to emergencies. "I've been on call 24 hours a day for a long time," he said. Etheridge has also been involved in much of the building construction and remodeling on campus.

Physical Plant Director Bob Green, who has also announced his retirement, said, "I wouldn't have made it all these year's without Bob's support and his willingness to respond to university needs any hour of the day or night at great personal inconvenience. It's going to be real tough to replace that kind of commitment." 


Chancellor John Pugh signs agreement with IBU and Marine Highway officials. 

Interns on ferry system

UAS student will receive class credits and job training while working as interns in the engine rooms of state ferries under and agreement signed by UAS, the Alaska Marine Highway System, and Inland Boatman's Union. This program provides Alaskans an opportunity to train in the UAS marine diesel program, do an internship aboard a vessel, and become qualified marine oilers. 


Staff Development 

Registrations for Staff Development Day, March 17, should be faxed to the personnel office (6324) to reserve workshop spots. "Technology and the University in the New Millennium" is the theme for the allÐday program. Workshops topics include web searches, communications skills, developing websites, enrollment management, health plan, banner, software training, email and more.

The Staff Alliance will host a potluck lunch. Sign up sheets for sideÐdishes will be distributed soon. Contact Sheri Gray, 8745. A voluntary no host dinner will be held at Mi Casa.

Women's history 

The eight part series continues at noon Friday in the Lake Room with "A comparative Analysis of Women's Movements in the U.S. and Europe." On March 22, Sue Koester presents "Ograve Gendered Media Oacute"; On the 24, Jonathan Anderson presents "Mary Parker Follett: Feminist, Postmodernist and Management Consultant, a Century Ahead of Her Time."

Reading endorsement

The UAS Professional Education Center has received a grant to develop a new endorsement in reading for 120 K-12 teachers. Nearly 40 schools across the state will receive $5,000 to support teacher's participation in the program. 

"There is a critical need in Alaska schools for K-12 instruction in reading," PEC Director Scott Christian said. "This unique program will bring a quality, challenging graduate program to K-12 teachers across the state. It's a great example of the university responding in a timely fashion to a critical need in Alaska." The program is a partnership with the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. 

Antivirus info

Computing Services reports that some installations of Norton Antivirus on the PC platform may cause floppy disks and other removable media to be inaccessible. Those with problems should call the Help Desk (465-6400) and request a work order to reinstall Norton Antivirus, or Email helpdesk@uas.alaska.edu A short-term solution can be found at www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk under "Norton Antivirus FAQ."


Julia Klein wins in synchronized swimming

UAS athlete qualifies for nationals

Julia Klein, a Juneau campus freshman, won first place in her division of synchronized swimming at the Western Regional Collegiate Championship. She competed against swimmers from Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Arizona and won in "C" figures. "The A and B figures are quite a bit harder," Klein says. "I'll be doing those next year."

Klein will represent UAS at the national competition in Ohio March 15-18 where she will do a 3 1/2-minute solo routine and her figures. Klein says, "I have a good chance of placing again, in her figures. "It's fun just to go. I like to compete." 

More than 40 UAS students and faculty jumped from the Auke Bay dock into the 38-degree water at the annual Polar Bear Plunge.


Ketchikan Learning Center

The Ketchikan Learning Center is now an Authorized Prometric Testing Center. "We can administer over 200 computer-based information technology exams (such as Cisco, A+, Novell, and Microsoft, just to name a few)," according to Dawn Montgomery. Contact her for testing questions at 228-4524.

Opportunities

Student applications for the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp Internships are due March 15. Contact Karen Waldrip, 465-6368. Nominations, by faculty or staff, for Gates Millennium Scholars are due March 15. It provides living expenses, tuition, and books for students. Call Scott, 465-6530.

Undergraduate Research

Applications are being accepted from around the country for undergraduates interested in research experiences in marine biological research at UAS. The program, funded by the National Science Foundation and UAS, provides a stipend and other expenses. Applications before March 30 will receive priority. Contact Beth Mathews, 465-1827, or see: www.uas.alaska.edu/uas/biology/nsf.html 

Juneau events:

Women's history series: Tity de Vries, a visiting scholar from the Netherlands, will present "Comparative Analysis of Women's Movements in the U.S. and Europe" March 10 at noon in the Lake Room. 

Softball: Staff or faculty members interested in playing for the UAS Flukes softball team, enthusiastic but non-competitive, contact Mona Yarnall, 6381. 

Bookstore: Graduation orders due March 10. Faculty should come to the Bookstore for their apparel soonest. Faculty summer book orders are late after March 15. Fall orders are late after April 14. 

Raffle winner: Fred Felkl won the WinterfestÐSpring Break Raffle. This is the second UAS raffle he has won by buying over 20 tickets!

Murder Mystery dinner: Schaible House March 10. The contestants are dressing the part for this 60's murder mystery. Mike Ciri is host and cook. Visitors are welcome to watch at 7 p.m. at 9380 Back Loop Road.

Renaissance Faire: March 25, SAC, 1  p.m. Music, food, merchants, and gallant knights. Guest artist Cindy Pearson from Portland performs at 5 p.m. Free to SAC members, $5 general admission.

Wooch.Een: The Native cultural club is organizing a Celebration of Regalia and Fashion show, May 31, 6 p.m. at the T & H Community Center. Contact Kolene Dunne, 780-4510, for participation information.

Career Ed: The HandsÐOn construction class has completed a building for the Shrine of St. Therese. 

Faculty/Staff

Brendan Kelly, Juneau biology, made a presentation on ringed seal research to the Coastal Marine Institute at UAF on March 9 and a presentation on assessing marine mammal populations to faculty and students at UAF.

Tom Thornton, Juneau anthropology, published a paper in the Journal of Ethnobiology, about Tlingit edible fruit in Glacier Bay. He will also make a presentation on indigenous place name documentation at a Ketchikan conference. Jonathan Anderson, Juneau public administration, will visit his students in Whitehorse, Ft. Greeley, Eielson AFB and Ft. Wainwright. 

Rebecca Moorman, Egan Library, attended the Alaska Library Association annual conference in Fairbanks, March 2-5. 

Ginny Eckert, Juneau biology, will attend a conference at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis in Santa Barbara, California from March 15-18 on the effect of introduced species on marine populations.

Bruce Wright, Juneau visiting biology, received $86,000 from the Oil Spill Trustee Council for the Alaska Salmon Shark Assessment Project this summer in Prince William Sound.

Marjorie Fields, Juneau education, has an article with graduate student Beth DeGayner of Petersburg about emergent writing research, published in the Spring 2000 edition of the journal of the Association for Childhood Education International. 

To be wed

Rosie Gilbert, twice Juneau campus student president, and Mike Howard, a Juneau student also working in Physical Plant, are getting married Aug. 5. Both graduate this spring. Howard flew to Vienna, where Gilbert is an exchange student, to propose. Following graduation, the two will take a one-month road trip around the country to find a place to make their home. 

Student winners

Juneau campus students were winners in the Regional English 111 Writing Contest. First place, Jeff Donaldson, "Walking Up to a Memory." Second place, Jonathan Frawley, "The Hunted." Third place, Neville Jo Leijonflycht, "Compassion and Nature as Family."; Honorable mention, Kele Goodwin, I Love Trees." 


Juneau Calendar

Friday, March 10
  • Women's history series: "Comparative Analysis of Women's Movements in the U.S. and Europe," noon, Lake Room. 
  • Global Connections, 1 p.m., Novatney 204.
  • Hollywood Squares, 1:30 p.m., Cafe
  • Murder mystery dinner, Schaible House. 

  • Monday-Friday, March 13Ð18

  • Spring Break

  • Wednesday, March 15 

  • Film: The Brandon Teena Story, 7 p.m., JDHS.

  • Friday, March 17

  • Staff Development Day
  • Food Service closed 

  • Monday, March 20

  • SAC family night 7:30Ð8:30 p.m. 

  • Wednesday, March 22

  • Women's history series: Gendered Media, noon, Lake Room.

  • Friday, March 24

  • Women's history series: Mary Parker Follett, noon, Lake Room. 

  • Saturday, March 25

  • West Glacier Trail hike, 9 p.m., Housing Lodge.
  • Renaissance Faire, 1-7 p.m. Guest singer 5 p.m., SAC. 

  • Sunday, March 26

  • Academy awards on TV at SAC.



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