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Ketchikan Biology Faculty Christopher Donar gave a Friday Night Insight presentation at the U.S. Forest Service, Southeast Alaska Discovery Center on “Diatom Bio monitoring in S.E. Alaska” November 1st.  He also presented a talk entitled, Diatoms from the Lake Sholokum Hot Spring in S.E. Alaska, at the 27th Northwest Algal Symposium held at Seattle Pacific University, October 18-20 and attended the Alaska Shellfish Growers Association Meetings in Ketchikan, October 24-25.

Two of Juneau adjunct faculty Anita Evans’ American Sign Language 293 students, Holly Eyre and Sorcha Hazelton, served as volunteer interpreters for “Seussical the Musical” by Latitude 58 theatre for young people. Holly reports, “It was a great experience, our first time signing all the way through the play.  It was a fun experience to learn how to sign to the play and practice with improv signing as well.”

Rick Bellagh and Michel Meersman, instructors of Spanish and French, attended a special language teaching workshop with Juneau School District language teachers in early November.  The two-day workshop featured Carol Gaab, a national presenter on Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS), and focused on increasing target language proficiency.  Russian instructor Janna Lelchuk attended and helped coordinate this professional development opportunity for UAS instructors.

Professor of History Robin Walz’s Oct. 25 presentation at the annual meeting for the Western Society for French History in Atlanta, GA may be viewed on YouTube.  The paper is "Crime au marché noir: Crime and Detective Fiction under the Occupation".


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