Open House at UAS Sitka Campus
The Sitka Campus held an Open House on September 12 to celebrate twenty years at their location on Japonski Island.
The campus moved to their present location in a renovated World War II hangar in 1987 from the building that now serves as the Raptor Center on Sawmill Creek Road. The campus also revealed expansion plans to the community for the new Health Science wing construction that will be starting soon. The grill was fired up with hamburgers hot dogs, chips and drinks served to over 300 people. Demonstrations abounded throughout the building including cow’s eye dissection in the biology lab, construction and welding demos in the hangar, learning Tlingit language from audio files, drawing and pottery demos in the art room, and blood pressure and hand washing by the Certified Nurse Aides and the Nursing students in the Nursing room. Information and brochures about Health Information Management courses, PITAAS and Community Education and Professional Development were available. A garage sale was held in the hangar with a wide variety of surplus inventory for sale. The Russian Archangel Dancers gave a short performance towards the end of the afternoon activities. Drawings for UAS clothing, a 3 credit hour tuition waiver, and an iPod were held.
Photo: Auriella Hughes, art student and Seth Echlin, UAS Ceramics Instructor demonstrate making bowls on the pottery wheel to Open House attendees.