The goals of the Arctic and Northern Studies Student Organization are to:

  • Make the Arctic and Northern Studies Program and its students visible on campus through various events and activities
  • Organize community outreach events aimed at students and faculty at the university as well as the general Fairbanks public
  • Raise awareness of issues relating to the north and provide a forum for discussion and interaction
  • Create a fun learning environment for students and faculty to interact with each other

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Here NORS students and others gather around a fire at their annual ice fishing and barbecue event (March 2012)

Past and Future NORS Club Events

Public Events

Thu Oct 23 2014, 12:30pm   Inter-cultural Exchange with Russian student visitors Mariia Kobzeva and Mikhail Strokan @ Alumni Lounge, Constitution Hall

Sat Mar 3 2012, 6:00pm   “Travels by canoe” @ UAF Schaible Auditorium – co-sponsored with the Alaska Wilderness League and the Northern Alaska Environmental Center

Fri Mar 2 2012, 4:00pm   Screening of “Inuk” @ UAF Museum of the North – co-sponsored by Festival of Native Arts and the UAF Film Club

Fri Dec 2 2011, 7:00pm   Screening of “Chronic Town” @ UAF Schaible Auditorium

Thu Dec 1 2011, 6:30pm   Screening of “Miss-representations” @ UAF Gruening 208 – co-sponsored by the UAF Women’s Center, Women’s & Gender Studies Program, SoC Club, and the American Association of University Women Fairbanks Chapter

Fri Nov 11 2011, 7:00pm   The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: History, Management and Planning @ UAF Gruening 208

Wed Dec 1 2010, 7:00pm   Panel discussion on research approaches to Pebble Mine @ UAF Wood Center Ballroom – co-sponsored by the Northern Studies Department and the Polar Regions Department at Rasmuson

Fri April 29 2010, 7:00pm   Screening of the documentary “Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change” followed by panel discussion @ UAF Schaible Auditorium

In April 2012, Chancellor Rogers and his wife Sherry Modrow hosted the NORS student organization at their home for a presentation of his historical Magic Lantern slides on northern themes.

Internal Club Events

Fri April 13 2012, 7:00pm  Second screening of “Inuk” @ UAF Alumni Lounge

Mon April 9 2012, 6:30pm  Magic Lantern @ Chancellor Brian and Sherry Rogers’ House

Sat Mar 31 2012, 1:00pm  NORS annual ice fishing and potluck @ Chena Lakes Recreation Area

Sat Oct 29 2011, 6:00pm  Bonfire Potluck @ Eleanor’s Yurt

Fri Oct 30 2010, 7:00pm   Screening of “Elling” @ UAF Alumni Lounge

Sun Apr 17 2010, 12:00pm   NORS annual ice fishing and potluck @ Chena Lakes Recreation Area

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