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The Alaska Policy Frontiers course through UAA College of Business and Public Policy is offered online and can be taken by anyone anywhere in Alaska. It is a graduate course but I waivers are provided for undergraduates. No class will be more than four hours long in the new format. This class, taught by Willie Hensley, provides a panoramic picture of Alaska’s history, economics and cultures moving from the Russian Era to the American period and into the modern challenges in energy, mining, state fiscal policy, boarding schools, CDQ fisheries, Native land claims and pipeline operations. It is also approved for the Alaska history/culture requirement for new teachers so this gives them an option to take it during the school year and not have to give up time in our short summers!

For information and registration assistance, call 786-4171 or email jeburton@alaska.edu.

APF Syllabus Fall 2020 temp.docx

Flyer- Alaska Policy Frontiers Fall 2020 Final.docx

Looking for other summer activities for your young learners? Alaska Summer Research Academy is a great option for middle and high school students interested in exploring various topics!

https://uaf.edu/asra/

This exclusive summer program is for anyone, at any experience level, interested in gaining meaningful skills to become more confident and competent in the outdoors. The program will immerse you in a variety of outdoor opportunities within the great state of Alaska. In a five-week format, you will earn an assortment of valuable outdoor credentials, at least five college credits, and skills from a group of experienced Alaska guides and instructors.

Ideally, students will complete this summer program and then, through the help of UAF recreation professionals, work within the Alaska outdoor recreation industry while completing their Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Business (BSRB) degree at UAF. This summer program can act as a starting point for students pursuing the BSRB; however, it is not limited to only BSRB degree-seeking students – anyone is welcome! This program is limited to only 10 available spots each summer, so don’t hesitate to reserve yours!

Students will learn valuable skills, including…

Outdoor leadership skills

Backcountry decision making and risk management

Rock climbing

Backcountry safety

Swiftwater boating

Program Dates

July 9 – August 9, 2019

Cost

$5,000 – Includes lodging, meal plan, supplies, and all tuition and course fees

Cohort

Limited to 10 students

Participants must be at least 18 years old

For complete information and registration instructions, download the flyer.

For questions or more information, contact Peggy Keiper at mkeiper@alaska.edu or (907) 474-5905.

The University of Alaska Anchorage is offering three wonderful one-credit classes this Fall 2018. These are non-traditional, one credit course offerings within the Alaska Native Business Management minor at UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy.

Flyers and images of these courses are listed below

Boardroom Minutes is being offered in response to a request from the 2017 Alaska Native Corporation Board Member Peer Exchange. That request is being met through this class which will be taught by Mr. Phil Blumstein.

ANCSA Land is being taught by Mr. Ethan Schutt again this year. Mr. Schutt will be addressing contemporary issues in 7(i) and resource development in his one credit class.

Intro to Alaska Native Business is a wonderful introductory course to ANCSA and the corporations it established. This class also looks at various fields within the Alaska Native Corporation.

BA A490B Boardroom Minutes class – FALL 2018.pdf

BA A490B ANCSA Land class – FALL 2018.pdf

BA A201 Intro to Alaska Native Business class – FALL 2018.pdf

2018_UAA_Indigenous-Peoples-Day.pdf

UAF Fall Job and Internship Fair

September 20th, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

UAF Wood Center Ballroom

 

Bekah Olson is the new Career and Academic Advisor at UAF.  Please mark your calendar for the 2018 Fall Job and Internship Fair, which will be held on Thursday, September 20th, from 5:00 to 8:00pm. This event will combine engineering and non-engineering companies to form an all majors/all industries event.

Below are the fees for this year’s fair:

Early Registration Fees
Premium: $350

Standard: $200

Non-Profit:$125

 

Late Registration Fees (Starting 9/1/18)

Premium: $450

Standard: $300

Non-Profit:$225

Be on the lookout for invitations to register from Bekah Olson, Career and Academic Advisor at Career Services at the UAF Academic Advising Center, and if you have questions email or call: bekah.olson@alaska.edu or 907-474-7596.

UAF Career Services
www.uaf.edu/career
Phone:(907)-474-7596
Fax: (907)-474-7445
510 Gruening Building.
P.O. Box 756380
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6380

RRANN Nurse Camp
June 5-7, 2018
For high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates, ages 16-19

Application Deadline: March 31, 2018

See below link for a flyer for more details or click HERE.

RRANN Anc Nurse Camp Flyer 2018

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Native American Heritage Month Series

Here are this week’s events! We hope to see you there!

Wood Carving Workshop – Tuesday from 5:30-7:00pm

Watch Da-ka-xeen Mehner demonstrate wood carving and listen to him discuss the cultural history of his style.

Koyukon Language Circle – Friday from 2-3:00pm

Led by Dewey Hoffman, join us for an afternoon of Koyukon language!

Positive Connection Night: Potluck-Style Family Dinner – Friday from 5-7:00pm

Join us for a potluck-style family dinner! Bring a dish, grab some food, sit down, relax, and enjoy everyone’s company. Stuffed moose heart and soup will definitely be there.

All events are free and will be in the Brooks Gathering Room.

If you have any questions, please contact Brianna Pauling at bpaulin1@alaska.edu.

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Rural Student Services

Fall 2017 Office Hours:
Monday through Friday – 8:00am-5:00pm

If you need to schedule an appointment with an advisor, please call (907) 474-7871 (locally) or (888) 478-1452 (toll free within Alaska).

You can also schedule online at:

http://www.uaf.edu/ruralss/advising-appointments/

Office location: Second Floor Brooks Buildling

Email: uaf-rss

Website: www.uaf.edu/ruralss/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/uafrss/

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Below is a great article on the PITAAS program featuring our very own alumni, Andrea Durny!

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The PITAAS Program, University of Alaska Southeast: Alaska Needs More Alaska Native Teachers

In this video short, Native teacher Andrea Durny talks about why she became a teacher and how the Native scholarship program, PITAAS, at the University of Alaska Southeast, helped her achieve her career dreams. PITAAS helped financially and gave her a safety net, or support group of people around her, while in college. Apply: www.uas.alaska.edu/pitaas

In Alaska schools, Alaska Natives make up 25% of the student body and less than 5% of the teaching force. PITAAS–which stands for Preparing Indigenous Teachers and Administrators for Alaska Schools–is a scholarship program with many services designed to meet its goals: more Alaska Native teachers and administrators in Alaskan schools.

Eligible students are Alaska Native students with junior or senior standing enrolled in undergraduate Teacher Preparation Programs, post graduate Teacher Certification Programs, and Graduate Certificates, Endorsements and Master of Education (M.Ed.) Programs.

The PITAAS Program can help you earn your education degree at the University of Alaska Southeast!

Sealaska Heritage Institute is a private, nonprofit founded in 1980 to promote cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding through public services and events. The institute is governed by a Board of Trustees and guided by a Council of Traditional Scholars and a Native Artist Committee. Its mission is to perpetuate and enhance Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures of Southeast Alaska.
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105 S. Seward St., Suite 201
Juneau, Alaska 99801
907.463.4844
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Below is a class list for Fall 17 and Spring 18 in the Alaska Native Business Management area of study at UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy. For more information contact Sharon Guenther Lind at 907-786-4166 or email at sglind@alaska.edu.

Alaska_Native_Organizational_Management.pdf

melody-hoffmanMelody Hoffman, daughter of Ronald and Cathleen Hoffman, and granddaughter of Mary Demientieff of Holy Cross, Alaska, has a lot to offer her community. As a mother and Doyon Foundation student, Melody juggles her family commitments with her daily workload at Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) as an operations support staff supervisor in Bethel, Alaska. There, she works with all of the village clinics that YKHC serves in the Yukon-Delta region.

“We are the ‘go-to’ employees for any questions they need to help serve them remotely,” explains Melody.

“My plan is to keep growing with the corporation and to become an advocate for not only our patients, but for our nursing staff too,” says Melody, who balances parenting and a class load at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. “I received my acceptance letter from UAA (University of Alaska Anchorage) for the next nursing cohort that starts in January 2017 that is offered in Bethel. I plan to work at YKHC until December 2016 and when my nursing classes begin I plan to concentrate solely on my nursing classes and my children.” Melody has two children, Ronald, age 7, and Christian, age 2.

Her biggest challenge while pursuing higher education has been balancing her personal life, work life and educational life. “I have learned to manage my time effectively,” Melody shares. “My main priorities are my family and to succeed in any of my projects that are given to me at work and to work tirelessly on my college classes.”

Doyon Foundation has been an integral part of Melody’s success. “With Doyon Foundation’s support I am able to continue my education without the added stress of finding my own funds to pursue my educational dreams. This really shows that Doyon Foundation cares and supports our shareholders to become successful and to give back to our people. Thank you, Doyon Foundation!”

In addition to pursuing her educational goals and raising a family, Melody also contributes to her community. “I am a graduate from one of the Native management programs offered by YKHC and have moved into a leadership role because of the Alaska Native Development Pillar.”

Melody hopes that her educational achievements will be beneficial to not only her family, but her community as well. “In the end, it will be all worth it and I will be able to give back to my community in being an advocate for our people and to provide and be a great role model to my children.”

She attributes her success to time management and constantly having a source of motivation: her kids and family. “To all the parents out there who have dreams to get a college education, it is possible to raise our kids and work hard to get a college degree,” she says.

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Help Doyon Foundation support students like Melody – Pick. Click. Give. to Doyon Foundation when you fill out your 2017 PFD application!

Apply by Thursday, August 4

Doyon Foundation is recruiting Alaska Native high school graduates or GED recipients to apply for a scholarship to attend the 13-week intensive Law Enforcement Academy training program, to be held August 15 – November 11 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College. Completed applications must be received by Thursday, August 4. Download the application packet here.

Completion of the training program will qualify you for employment in the security division of Doyon Universal Services (DUS). We have partnered with DUS, which has offered to pay the fees for items required in the application, including criminal history, drug test, driving record history and fingerprints.

The $7,500 scholarship to attend the training is generously provided by the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company Alaska Native Program.

If you or someone you know are interested in a career in law enforcement, please review the eligibility requirements and learn about the application process in the application packet available on our website. Remember that completed applications must be received by Thursday, August 4.

For more information or to request a hard-copy application packet, please call the Foundation at 907.459.2048 or 1.888.478.4755 ext. 2048.

This May, the University of Alaska Fairbanks will recognize Gilbert’s lasting contributions to students and Alaska with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. At UAF, he serves as an elder and mentor in intensive university courses through the College of Rural and Community Development education and indigenous programs, where his traditional wisdom bridges Western knowledge taught in the classroom with everyday life in rural communities.

Click here to read more.

Summer 2016 classes offered entirely via iPad through the University of Alaska Southeast!

-Intro to Fisheries of Alaska

-Alaska Salmon Culture

-Alaska Salmon Culture II

Once registered, students will be loaned an iPad loaded with all course material, ready for use! See flyers for more details.

FT_iPad_Summer2016_FT120Z (1).pdf

FT_iPad_Summer2016_FT122Z (1).pdf

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The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer a $1,000 scholarship open to Fairbanks North Star Borough high school graduating seniors who intend to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks or UAF Community and Technical College (formerly TVC) in the fall of 2015.

The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage promising high school seniors to pursue future education and career opportunities in Fairbanks. In support of the business community, and in recognition of the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District’s effort to hire and retain highly qualified teachers, preference will be given to applicants interested in obtaining an education or business related degree.

To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must meet all stated requirements and must complete and submit this application by 5:00 p.m. on April 10, 2015. If you have any questions, please call Jonni Roos at the Chamber office, (907) 374-6705. Email: jonni@fairbankschamber.org

To complete a handwritten application download a copy here: 2015 Scholarship Application.