AKLN: Advancing Partnerships with K-12

Alaska’s Learning Network (AKLN) begins its third year managed by UAS.

Founded on giving all Alaska’s high school students equal access to quality high school courses, AKLN continues its critical work preparing them to qualify for the Alaska Performance Scholarship, college and careers. AKLN’s robust distance delivered courses are asynchronous with deadlines to ensure that students not only receive critical content knowledge, but also assist them in developing crucial study and time management skills. AKLN delivers courses that are developed and taught by highly qualified Alaskan teachers and by nationally certified APEX Virtual Learning School instructors. In addition to its regular core offerings, AKLN has Advanced Placement (AP), Honors, Career/Technical Education, and Credit Recovery classes. AKLN's new credit by Examination Option targets students wanting to “test-out” of a course based on subject knowledge or experience. To ensure successful course completion, AKLN students are vigorously supported by its academic counselor, onsite supervisors, and course mentors.

UAS continues to staunchly support AKLN, devoting resources to strengthen infrastructure and contributing to its success. AKLN’s enrollment has steadily increased and a successful course completion rate reinforces our data that students greatly need onsite and academic support. AKLN students find themselves moving from learning in an isolated flat screen environment to a vibrant learning community. With equity at the heart of its work, the UAS and AKLN connection is proving to be highly effective in providing every high school student in Alaska the opportunity to become College and Career Ready.

A First Ever for the Juneau Campus

The Mourant Courtyard was packed with attendees at the Governor’s Picnic August 14,2015

At least 1500 people joined Governor Bill Walker and Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott at the Governor’s Annual Picnic on a sunny Friday August 14 in the Mourant Courtyard. Walker and his wife Donna and Mallott and his wife Toni served up more than 1500 hot dogs and 300 pounds of salmon generously donated by Alaska Glacier Seafoods and Taku Smokeries. “We were thrilled to be hosting this non-partisan event and celebrate Juneau as Alaska’s capital city,” remarked Chancellor Rick Caulfield.

It was the first time the event was held on the UAS Auke Lake campus and may have kicked off a tradition. “Reports are that the Governor’s Office would like UAS to be the regular venue for this community event,” Caulfield wrote in a memo to staff and faculty. “I think that’s an exciting idea—what better way to invite so many in the Juneau community, including our state’s top political leaders, to experience and enjoy our campus. My sincere appreciation to all who worked to make this community engagement opportunity a huge success.”

More than 200 volunteers helped put the event together, led by the Juneau Chamber of Commerce. “I have heard nothing but praise for the event,” said organizer and former Juneau mayor Bruce Botelho. “I’m particularly grateful for the effort that UAS and its staff put into making the campus an outstanding venue. I am so proud of the way everyone worked together to make this a memorable event for the governor and his administration. The governor’s picnic is such a great opportunity to connect state leadership with our community in a non-partisan way. It couldn’t have happened without you.”

Human Resources Director thrilled to return to Southeast

New Director of Human Resources Dr. Gail Cheney began work on the Juneau campus August 10.

Dr. Cheney comes to UAS with a strong background in Human Resources, excellent academic credentials and a strong connection to Southeast Alaska. Prior to accepting this position, she worked for Sealaska. Dr. Cheney first served in Bellevue, WA as the Director of HR and Administration for Sealaska Environmental Services and later took the position as the Corporate Director of HR in Juneau. Prior to her career in HR, she worked as an adjunct professor for the Muckleshoot First Peoples Program, assistance director for Antioch University, and a program Administrator for MIT. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science from MIT, and an MS in Management and a Ph.D. in Leadership and Organizational Change from Antioch University. Dr. Cheney was born in nearby Kake and has expressed a great eagerness to work and contribute to the local region.

UAS stars in UA Graduate Survey

The University of Alaska Southeast rose above the rest in the latest survey of recent UAA, UAF and UAS alumni conducted by the McDowell group.

Satisfaction with overall academic experience was highest at UAS (90 percent), followed by UAF (88 percent) and UAA (81 percent). UAS and UAF alumni were more likely to be very satisfied with their overall academic experience, compared to UAA alumni (50, 49, and 34 percent respectively).UAS received top ratings for net satisfaction in the category of personal growth as well, with 90 percent of UAS alumni reporting satisfaction. UAF followed with 88 percent, and UAA at 81 percent.

More than three-quarters of UAS alumni (76 percent) reported currently working in their chosen field of study compared to 69 percent of UAF and 65 percent of UAA alumni. UAS alumni were also more likely to cite ability to work while going to school as very important (70 percent), compared to UAA and UAF (both 57 percent). The ability to take some/all classes online was also very important to UAS students (64 percent), compared to 41 percent of UAA alumni and 39 percent of UAF alumni.

UA contracted with the Juneau-based research firm to conduct a survey of UA alumni who had received any type of degree or certificate from UA in summer 2013, fall 2013, or spring 2014. This is the eighth such survey with previous surveys conducted annually 2006 to 2012. (No survey was conducted in 2013.)The survey sample included 1,277 respondents: 631 UAA alumni, 469 UAF alumni, and 164 UAS alumni. The survey was administered over the internet.

New Sitka Campus Director

Dr. Paula Martin has been hired as Campus Director of the Sitka campus.

Martin served as Assistant Director for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor at UAA’s Kenai Peninsula College since 2008. Dr. Martin earned her Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in entomology in 1993. She taught at Emory University, where she led its Human and Natural Ecology program. She then accepted an opportunity to create a new department, Environmental Science and Studies at Juniata College in Pennsylvania. This department grew rapidly, and Dr. Martin augmented her experience as full Professor by becoming Assistant Provost at Juniata. In a message to Sitka Campus staff, Martin expressed excitement about the opportunity, and stated that she expects to complete her move and take up her duties in Sitka beginning Oct. 5. She also commented: “At the moment it is a difficult time in Sitka due to the landslide, flood and loss of life, yet I read about the community pulling together to help each other as they can. This strong sense of community is another reason I am pleased to move to Sitka.”

Schulte Serving as Interirm Provost

In August, Ketchikan Campus Director Dr. Priscilla Schulte began her new assignment on the Juneau campus as UAS Interim Provost for the current academic year.

Schulte is expected to remain in the role through the 2015-2016 academic year with a hope that a new provost will be on board in early summer 2016. She will continue to return to Ketchikan periodically over the course of the academic year. In her interim role, Dr. Schulte will represent UAS in important leadership venues including Board of Regents and Summit Team meetings and Statewide Academic Council.

UAS faculty, deans and directors expressed support for this arrangement—noting Dr. Schulte’s long and distinguished career at UAS as a tenured full professor, an active researcher, and most recently a highly-effective campus director.

“I personally am very grateful for Dr. Schulte’s willingness to take on this assignment. I know that she will serve UAS well as Interim Provost. I also know that she will ensure that the good work of Ketchikan Campus faculty and staff will continue during the interim. I am committed to supporting her and Ketchikan personnel in fulfilling that expectation,” said Chancellor Rick Caulfield.

John R. Pugh Residence Hall Naming Ceremony

Chancellor Rick Caulfield Cordially Invites You to Attend a Reception and Naming Ceremony for the John R. Pugh Residence Hall

The naming ceremony for the freshman residence hall will take place during a meeting of the full Board of Regents on the UAS Juneau campus, September 17-18, 2015.

Event Details

Thursday, September 17, 2015
From 5:30 until 7:00 PM
Third Floor Conference Room
First Year Residence Hall
Juneau Auke Lake Campus

RSVP Kindly Requested

796-6509 or

Evening at Egan Series, Oct. 2-Nov.20

The annual UAS Evening at Egan fall lecture series begins later than usual this year.

The series starts Friday October 2 with a presentation by filmmaker Leonard Kamerling on the evolution of ethnographic film in the North, “Ethnographic Film and the North - A History in Three Acts”. The premiere of “Haa Yoo X̲ʼatángi K̲áx̲ K̲ulagaawú”, a film documenting the work and lives of Richard and Nora Dauenhauer and celebrating Tlingit language revitalization, is scheduled as the final event of the series November 20. The production is now in progress. In the event that the film is not ready for screening an alternate presentation on Alaska Native Languages and Culture will be planned in its place. Other presentations include “A Wolf Called Romeo” by bestselling author Nick Jans (Oct. 16) and “An Animated World” by Juneau campus faculty Ernestine Hayes, author of the 2015-16 One Campus One Book selection, “Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir” (Nov. 6). The full line-up will be published soon. All events are scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Egan Library.

Chancellor Caulfield's Optimistic Outlook

Chancellor Rick Caulfield and Spike greeted incoming students and their families at move-in day for the John R. Pugh Residence Hall, August 26, 2015

Chancellor Rick Caulfield expressed optimism amidst a challenging budget climate in a question and answer article featured in the Sunday Juneau Empire August 30, 2015.  Neigbhors section editor and 2015 alumna Clara Miller wrote up the questions, conducted the interview and put together the article.

Here's an excerpt:

Where would you like to see UAS in the coming years?

“I’d like UAS increasingly to be the destination of choice for students both in Southeast and all over Alaska — a choice made because students know they’ll experience personalized service, small class sizes, talented faculty, and quality at an affordable price. Our best marketing for UAS is our graduates — 90 percent say they are satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of their education and the value they get for their tuition dollars. And Alaskan students can save from 30 to 50 percent on college expenses compared to what they’d pay as an out-of-state student in public universities Outside.

“We want to continue focusing on academic programs where we have a very good reputation — biology and marine biology, environmental sciences, teacher education, Alaska Native languages, online business and public administration degrees, rich liberal arts offerings and career education that meets the needs of Southeast Alaska employers. We have opportunities to emphasize interdisciplinary education — so that our students understand how Alaska fits in the global economy. We’ll continue to expand our online and blended classes; they make up almost half of what we offer now. And here in Juneau, we’ll continue to expand exciting campus life opportunities kick-started by our new freshman residence hall. You won’t find a more beautiful campus anywhere!

“It’s a challenge to do all this with state general fund support declining. We’ve already cut some programs and positions. But we’re working hard to recruit new students, including non-traditional students who are older and who never finished college. We’re also recruiting new students in the Pacific Northwest who have family ties to our state — encouraging them to come home and pay in-state tuition. And we’re partnering even more with businesses, tribes and community agencies to leverage our limited funds. I’m confident that by being nimble, focusing on our strengths and producing excellent graduates, UAS will thrive.”

The full article can be read online on the Juneau Empire website.

UAS PR opportunties on local radio

UAS PR and Marketing Corner

Did you know? If you work on the Juneau campus, the Public Relations and Marketing office can set you up to promote your program, class or event on local public and/or commercial radio.

UAS has a weekly slot (Thursdays at 3p.m.) on A Juneau Afternoon on KTOO-FM public radio. We also have a monthly slot on KINY's Capital Chat or we can make arrangements for you to be one of their other commercial radio programs.

To get on the radio in Juneau, please email PR and Marketing Director Katie Bausler at


New student engagement via hashtag

Fueled by hashtag, First Year Experience Advisor Nathan Bodenstadt and crew launched a campaign to engage freshman students in campus leadership and events.

#uasfye is posted on banners and posters designed by PR and Marketing office graphic designer Alison Krein. At the campus kick-off the #uasfye twitter feed was full of freshman photos and posts of the event. All staff, faculty and students are encouraged to hashtag your Instagram, Twitter and Facebook UAS related photos with #uasfye. This is a smart use of social media to get the word out to prospective students about our fantastic campus community!

For more informationk, check out the First Year Experience website.

Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness

A new traveling exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, which examines concepts of health and medicine among contemporary American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian people will open at the UAS Egan Library on September 11, 2015.

The traveling exhibition, produced by the National Library of Medicine, explores the connection between wellness, illness, and cultural life through a combination of interviews with Native people, artwork, objects, and interactive media. The free exhibition will be open to the public at the Egan Library on the University of Alaska Southeast, Auke Lake Campus during regular open hours (Monday-Thursday 8a.m. to 10p.m., Friday 8a.m. to 5p.m., Saturday 11a.m. to 5p.m., Sunday 11a.m.-8p.m.) from September 11 through December 13, 2015. The Alaska leg of the exhibition began at the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) School of Medical Education in Anchorage during winter 2014-2015 before travelling to Juneau making stops this summer at the Alaska State Library and the Sealaska Heritage Institute.

In recognition that Southeast Alaska is the cultural homeland for the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples who have lived here for generations, UAS emphasizes the values of Alaska Native languages and culture in its mission. “The Native Voices exhibition is coming to UAS at an incredible time,” says Jonas Lamb, Public Services Librarian at the Egan Library. “The exhibition is arriving amidst a flurry of activity on campus celebrating Alaska Native and Indigenous language and culture. We’re celebrating ‘Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir’ by Ernestine Hayes as part of our campus big read. The Sustaining Indigenous Languages film series Language Matters is happening Thursday nights September 17th to October 1st featuring 3 films with facilitated discussions with filmmakers about language revitalization efforts among the Lakota, Cherokee and other endangered indigenous languages. We’re also partnering the Juneau Public Libraries on their StoryCorps project collecting interviews documenting the Alaska Native Educational Experiences.”

The National Library of Medicine has a history of working with Native communities as part of the Library’s commitment to make health information resources accessible to people no matter where they live or work. The Native Voices exhibition concept grew out of meetings with Native leaders in Alaska, Hawai`i and the Lower 48.

“This exhibition honors the Native tradition of oral history and establishes a unique collection of information,” says Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD, director of the National Library of Medicine. “We hope visitors will find Native Voices both educational and inspirational, and we hope Native people will view it with pride.”

The National Library of Medicine is the world's largest library of the health sciences and collections, organizes and makes available biomedical science information to scientists, health professionals and the public. It celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2011. For more information, visit the exhibition online at the National Library of Medicine’s website.

Additional Info

The traveling exhibition features interviews and works from Native people living on reservations, in tribal villages, and in cities. Topics include: Native views of land, food, community, earth/nature, and spirituality as they relate to Native health; the relationship between traditional healing and Western medicine in Native communities; economic and cultural issues that affect the health of Native communities; efforts by Native communities to improve health conditions; and the role of Native Americans in military service and healing support for returning Native veterans. Those unable to visit the traveling exhibition can find most of the exhibition content on the Native Voices website.

“Every Voice Matters: Recording and Sharing Alaska Native Educational Experiences

Participants receive a free CD recording of their interview and can choose to archive their story with the Juneau Public Libraries, StoryCorps, and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

In addition to teaching the Introduction to Communication course at UAS as an Adjunct, I am also the program coordinator for the Juneau Public Libraries. Recently, we were awarded a StoryCorps @ Your Library grant which is funded by the American Library Association and StoryCorps, a national oral history project whose mission it is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and, preserve the stories of our lives. The theme for this oral history project is “Every Voice Matters: Recording and Sharing Alaska Native Educational Experiences” and you can find a flyer attached. Working in partnership with the Egan Library and faculty member Lance Twitchell, as well as a host of other community partners, we would like to invite you and your students to participate in this unique community project. Participants receive a free CD recording of their interview and can choose to archive their story with the Juneau Public Libraries, StoryCorps, and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Additionally, we are working to add Sealaska Heritage Institute and the Cyril George Alaska native Knowledge Collection at UAS as archive partners.

Our goal is to be a catalyst for civic engagement about education and to create an archive of stories that reflects that conversation. It has been an honor to be present as elders and their family members share their stories — some, painful memories of systematic erasure of their language and culture by historical institutions, and others, emerging new approaches to learning that strive to be inclusive of Alaska Native ways of knowing. We also hope the opportunity to participate in this conversation enhances other activities on campus like the “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness” exhibit and the “One Campus, One Book” selection of Ernestine Hayes’ book, Blonde Indian.

We’ll be using the recording studio this semester, which is located on the ground floor of the Egan Library, and can schedule interviews between friends, co-workers, or family members on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10a.m. and 1p.m. Other times and locations can be arranged as well. Please contact me at this email or by phone 907-586-0434 to make an appointment. Generally it takes anywhere from an hour to an hour and half to fill out the paperwork, record the interview, and sign the release forms.

Beth Weigel, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
Juneau Public Libraries

UAS Faculty on Shaped by the North Panel

Juneau campus faculty, writer Ernestine Hayes and photographer Ben Huff will be on a panel including writers Brendan Jones and Melinda Moustakis at the Juneau Public Library downtown on Thurs. Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m.

The four-member “Shaped by the North” panel will discuss how the Alaskan landscape shapes them as artists and their work. This Crosscurrents event is co-sponsored by 49 Writers and Alaska Quarterly Review with help from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Alaska State Council on the Arts. Moustakis will be on the Juneau campus Sept. 22-23 teaching evening writing workshops. For details on the workshops, see the campus calendar. Sign-up for workshops at the 49 Writers website.

Ketchikan campus hosts Southeast Alaska Shellfish Farming Workshop

Three-day workshop is Sept. 11-12

The Ketchikan campus is hosting a Southeast Alaska Shellfish Farming Workshop September 11 to 13 at the UAS Ketchikan Tech Center. The comprehensive 3-day workshop is with Ray RaLonde, Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program aquaculture specialist. Attendees will learn about biology of oysters and other shellfish species, selecting a farm site, farming techniques for all Alaska species, permitting and regulations, business planning and more. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Sitka Superintendent Selected for National Summit

Wegner is a participant in the UAS Educational Leadership Superintendent Endorsement Program.

Sitka School District superintendent Dr. Mary Wegner was selected by the U.S. Department of Education as one of 100 top school leaders nationwide to participate in the first-ever National ConnectED Superintendents Summit.  Wegner is a participant in the UAS Educational Leadership Superintendent Endorsement Program. The conference brought together school officials from across the country to share ideas on the best way to leverage technology in schools, and Dr. Wegner was recognized for her leadership in bringing digital learning to Sitka School District.  As President Obama said at the summit, “The world’s information is just a click away, it demands we bring our schools and libraries into the 21st century.”

Neely to Present at Vermont College on Flying University

UAS Honors Program coordinator Sol Neely has been invited to talk about his work establishing the Flying University and community dialogue training through the Alaska Native Dialogues on Racial Equity (ANDORE) program at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont October 5-6.

The Flying University is a prison education opportunity that brings UAS students inside the prison for collaborative study in philosophy and literature with the inmates.  Assistant Professor of English Neely will bring two students: Tom Spitzfaden, an Honors Program student who has been a Flying University peer-supporter since its inception, and Marcos Galindo, an ex-felon and former gang member who first attended the Flying University while incarcerated at Lemon Creek Correctional Center. Galindo has since been released and continued successful studies at UAS. Marcos, Tom and other formerly incarcerated students organized an on-campus student group called “The Flying University at UAS,” which provides peer-support networking for students transitioning out of prison into the university. The event is sponsored by Saint Michael’s Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) program, the Multicultural Student Affairs council, and the MLK Society. The title of Neely’s campus-wide talk is “Redemptive Pedagogy in a Time of Disaster: Reports from the Flying University on Uncanny Inspirations for Social Justice.” Saint Michael’s is funding all travel. 

Environmental Studies Undergrad is Arctic Youth Ambassador

Environmental Studies major Griffin Plush was one of five United States Arctic Youth Ambassadors attending the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic (GLACIER) August 30-31 in Anchorage.

The students attended key policy sessions with trained scientific and policy experts on Arctic climate change, biodiversity, the sensitive Arctic ecosystem and the dependence Arctic residents have on these resources. According to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, “their voices and solutions for how to sustain communities, cultures and the environment in a changing Arctic are why they were selected for the program.” The youth ambassador program was created by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. State Department in partnership with nonprofit partner Alaska Geographic to increase outreach and education during the U.S. chairmanship of the Arctic Council.  Over the next two years, these young ambassadors will learn more about Arctic communities, cultures and the environment that provides the basis for the food supply for Arctic families, as well as their cultural and spiritual identity. They’ll do so through a series of rural field expeditions, science seminars and engagements with Alaska Native elders and other leaders from around the world. In the coming months, an additional 10-15 youth ambassadors will be selected.

Presentation by Greg Guirard, Cajun Author and Photographer

Thursday, September 10, 7 to 9 PM - Egan Lecture Hall

UAS is proud to present a talk by Greg Guirard, Cajun historian, author and photographer. Mr. Guirard will be speaking about Cajuns: who they are, and how they came to South Louisiana (specifically to the Atchafalaya Basin). This cultural group has continued for hundreds of years, depending on the swamps and bayous for their livelihood. Mr. Guirard will discuss the meaning of their relationship with the big woods and waterways and their historical isolation from standard Americans and their resistance to being overly Americanized, even today.  His presentation will feature readings of passages from his books and a slideshow with Cajun images including scenery, wildlife, and people at work. Mr. Guirard notes, “It's a beautiful way of life and I would hate to see us lose it along with other parts of our identity, such as our Cajun French language, music, cooking traditions and close family ties. I encourage questions and discussion on all issues.” Mr. Guirard is looking forward to sharing his knowledge and talking with a Juneau audience, answering questions about Louisiana politics, and sharing stories and Cajun humor.

Language Matters: Sustaining Indigenous Languages Film Series

The University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus is hosting a three-part film series this month on endangered language continuity.

Thursdays, September 17-October 1, 2015
7 p.m. Egan Lecture Hall
UAS Auke Lake Campus

Thursday, September 17: “Language Matters”

What do we lose when a language dies?  asks the film, "Language Matters" featuring poet Bob Holman will be in attendance, facilitating an audience discussion. "There are more than 6000 languages in the whole world. We lose one every two weeks. Hundreds will be lost within the next generation. By the end of this century, half of the world’s languages will have vanished. What does it take to save a language?"-Bob Holman

Thursday, September 24: “Rising Voices: Revitalizing the Lakota Language”

Five years in the making, this multi-platform project tells the story of a powerful threat to a Native culture. This threat is an insidious, impersonal villain – one that comes through TV sets and social media sites, through Tweets and comic strips and the daily news. The menace is the English language, and the victim seemingly marked for extinction is the Lakota language itself – the language of the Lakota nation, once called the Sioux, part of a worldwide epidemic of language extinction. Includes Skype opportunity with the producers/directors.

Thursday, October 1: “First Language: The Race to Save Cherokee”

The Eastern Band of Cherokee in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina has fewer than 250 native speakers of Cherokee. The tribe has established an immersion school, a language academy, and other programs to enable children to learn Cherokee. First Language documents the extraordinary measures being taken to re-establish the Cherokee language. Includes Skype opportunity with the producers/directors. 

Alaska NSF EPSCoR announces "Data to Decision" visualization award competition

The deadline for submission of proposals is midnight AKDT September 14, 2015.

The Alaska NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (Alaska NSF EPSCoR) is awarding grants of up to $20,000 for teams of University of Alaska faculty, staff and/or students to develop innovative data visualizations for display in the new UAF Decision Theater North facility, or in the UAA Planetarium and Visualization Theater. Visualization projects should be relevant to an Alaskan population(s) or community(ies), and should include a detailed plan to use the visualization as a means to communicate scientific data and to engage members of the public. The project is organized into three interdisciplinary test cases focused on areas of Southeast, Southcentral and Northern Alaska, and research specifically centers on landscape and hydrologic change. For more information visit the EPSCoR website.

The deadline for submission of proposals is midnight AKDT September 14, 2015. We plan to award up to five proposals, with an expected award period of September 28, 2015 – May 28, 2016.

The complete application packet can be found on the Data to Decision Mini-Grants website. For further information, please contact Pips Veazey at adveazey@alaska.eduor 907-474-5989.

Landis Presents in Vancouver

Wuthering Locale

Rod Landis, Professor of English – Ketchikan, attended the International Gothic Association biennial conference in Vancouver, B.C., July 27 to Aug. 1, and presented the paper “Location and Dislocation in Emily Bronte’s Early Sci-Fi Novel Wuthering Heights.”

The Full Collection of Soundings is Now Available on Scholarworks@UA!

Issues of Soundings from 1987 to the present are now available online in the University of Alaska’s institutional repository, Scholarworks@UA.

This represents the most complete archive of the Soundings, and it is also full text searchable. It is part of the larger project of making the university’s history and scholarship available online. Scholarworks@UA is committed to Digital Preservation, and the Soundings collection was processed to high level archival standards. The library’s next big project is going to be the full archive of the Whalesong.

You can get to Scholarworks@UA at There have been some display issues in Firefox, so another browser might work better if you have problems. You can also find the items in the institutional repository in the library’s main search portal, OneSearch. This will allow students to find more Alaska-specific and Alaska-produced information and scholarship when they do research.

Currently more than 4000 items are available in Scholarworks@UA. Interested in having your scholarly articles available and hosted in the institutional repository? Contact Caroline Hassler, Associate Professor of Library and Information Science, Technical Services Librarian at

Convocation 2015 Alaska Airlines Voucher Winner

Chancellor Caulfield helps Sitka Campus Professor Paul Bahna, M.D., celebrate winning the Alaska Airlines Voucher door prize at the Chancellors’ Reception during Convocation, on August 18, at the Juneau Campus.

Thank you to all the faculty and staff who attended the Chancellor’s Reception at Convocation! We are inspired by the continual commitment from our staff and faculty who contribute their knowledge, skills, and resources to provide an exceptional learning environment and boundless opportunities for our students. We are also proud to report that more than $8,000 in contributions was raised at the reception. Your support for UAS is greatly appreciated.

New UAS Ketchikan Student Government App – Free!

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Tons of UAS Ketchikan information right at your fingertips! View directory, scholarships, calendar, information about Student Government, Writing Center, Library, Testing Center, advising, event notification, and more. Search your App Store for “CampusOrb”, look for UAS Ketchikan, and download the free app today!