July 18, 2003


Michelle Bartlett has been hired as the new director of UAF Summer Sessions. Bartlett brings 28 years of experience with post-secondary educational programs to the position.

Joan Braddock began her new duties as interim dean of CSEM on July 1.

Terry Bowyer, CSEM, recently received the C. Hart Merriam Award for outstanding research contributions to the science of mammalogy from the American Society of Mammalogists at its annual meeting June 22-25 in Lubbock, Texas.

TVC will be moving into the first two floors of the former courthouse on Barnette Street in late August. The move includes several academic programs and the TVC Student Assistance Center which provides students with everything from testing and tutoring service to registration and fee payment. There will also be a branch of the UAF Bookstore and a coffee and sandwich shop.

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The construction season

on campus continues. Be aware of traffic revisions and keep an eye out for signs and new instructions. One lane of Yukon drive will be closed in late July for work on the


expansion project. Traffic modifications continue on Tanana Loop, expect delays of up to 20 minutes and watch for flag personnel. Some parking spots in the Arctic Health East parking lot have been designated for visitors only. For more information visit


and click on the construction zone logo.

For Your Information

Jerry McBeath, CLA, was recently selected as a Fulbright Scholar to lecture at China's Foreign Affairs University during the spring 2004 semester.

Suzan Hahn, Rasmuson Library, was featured in the "Job of a Lifetime" column in the May issue of College and Research Libraries News. For more information visit www.ala.org/c&rlnews/.

Roland Gangloff, retired UA Museum curator of earth science, will be featured in the August issue of Alaska magazine. View the story online at www.alaskamagazine.com.

Emily Howk Drygas has been hired as the director of development for the UA Museum. Drygas is a UAF graduate with degrees in both Japanese studies and travel industry management.

The UAF steel bridge team finished sixth out of 44 teams competing in the American Institute of Steel Construction's 12th Annual Student Steel Bridge Competition in San Diego.

UAF students uncovered several mammal bones and human artifacts dating between 6,000 and 12,000 years old at a dig site near the Gerstle River during a two-week anthropology field camp in June. Photos of the site are available online at www.uaf.edu/news.

TVC has new telephone numbers featuring a "455" prefix. When calling from on-campus you can still dial only the last four digits. For a listing of new numbers visit www.tvc.uaf.edu.

RAHI held its 21st graduation ceremony July 11 with nearly 60 students participating. RAHI's class of 2003 was its largest ever.

The enrollment management office has relocated to 102 Signers' Hall.

Wood Center summer hours are changing July 22 - Aug. 8 to Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. A building-wide electrical outage is planned for mid-August. For more information call 7037.

The Wood Center scheduling office has a new e-mail address: schedule@uaf.edu. Please use this address to request room scheduling.

In compliance with federal requirements, the safety and crime statistics for UAF are available online at www.uaf.edu/police/crime.html.


The Golden Days Historical Photograph Reprint Sale is July 18 - 19 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the Sadler's building downtown. Photographs from the library's Alaska and polar regions department will be available. For more information call 6344 or 7261.

IAB presents "Stressed-out Mitochondria: Responses to Oxidative Stress, Hypoxia and Cold Temperature," a special seminar by Kristin O'Brien of the University of Colorado and candidate for an animal physiologist position at UAF.

Outdoor Adventures has many interesting options for outdoor fun this summer. Upcoming events include a hike to Angel Rocks on July 26, the Chena canoe and barbeque July 27, a Denali adventure hike Aug. 1, Denali whitewater rafting Aug. 9 and the mighty Yukon paddle Aug. 15. For more information about these and other trips contact Outdoor Adventures at 6027 or fywild@uaf.edu.

UAF Day at the Tanana Valley State Fair is Aug. 8. Wear a UAF pin, shirt, hat or bring anything with a UAF logo and get $1 off the price of admission. The fair runs Aug. 1 - 9.

The UAF financial aid office is hosting a free financial aid workshop Aug. 7 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Noel Wien Library. Topics include how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and how to avoid common mistakes. For more information call Pamela at 7445.

Facilitating Work Groups and Public Meetings, a two-day workshop by UAA's Resource Solutions, is Sept. 24 - 25. Registration is due by Sept. 17. For more information contact Jane Oakley at (907) 257-2717 or visit www.uaa.alaska.edu/enri/rs_site/rs1.html.

The 21st Wakefield Fisheries Symposium, "Assessment and Management of New and Developed Fisheries in Data-Limited Situations," takes place Oct. 22 - 25 in Anchorage. Early registration is due by Sept. 19. For more information visit www.uaf.edu/seagrant/Conferences/.


Grants and Awards

Erin Skeuse, a UAF junior and rifle team member, won the gold medal in air rifle at the 2003 USA Shooting National Championship.

Lynne Andrew was recently hired as the new head coach for UAF women's basketball. Andrew has previous experience as assistant coach at both NCAA Division I and II schools.

Scott Wilson has been hired as the new sports information director for the UAF athletics department. Wilson comes to UAF from Tennessee Tech University.

Jason Lammers is the new assistant coach for the UAF hockey team. Lammers has experience as both a player, at SUNY Geneseo from 1994 -1998, and assistant coach, most recently with Hobart College in New York.

The 2003 Mt. McKinley North Star Invitational Basketball Tournament field has been set and includes UAF, Portland State, Morgan State and Army. The tournament tips off Nov. 28 - 29 at the Patty Center.


campus insights

Construction at UAF

As we walk about the campus it's easy to totally give up on seeing the real color of your shoes. After all, 95,000 cubic yards is an extraordinary amount of dirt to dig out of this hill. To put it in perspective, that's like filling up all eight floors of the Gruening Building, twice. We've all earned a T-Shirt that says, "I survived $100 million in construction at UAF!"

Seriously, if you fast-forward a year and a half, just imagine the completion of all the construction work that we've been maneuvering through every day. Thompson Drive will be the new preferred entrance as we glide through the "round-a-bout" and take in the vista of the new museum setting on top of the hill. The "fair style" parking west of the Arctic Health Research Building will be replaced by a real parking lot. You will walk between O'Neill and AHRB with ease over the top of the new utilidor extension. The revitalized laboratories in AHRB and O'Neill will be bustling with research, as will the new West Ridge Research Building.

Construction in Wood Center, Wicker-sham Hall, Constitution Hall, Fine Arts Complex and Rasmuson Library will all be complete, along with the reconfiguration of the Duckering and Fine Arts parking lots. The obstruction of the fountain in the lower campus "Quad" will be replaced by gathering spaces and there will be people on campus who don't know this area was once an "ATCO garden." And don't forget that TVC will be back in the Hutchison Center and classes will be held in their new home at 604 Barnette Street, formerly known as the Fairbanks courthouse.

In addition, there are hundreds of grounds improvements, construction modifications to existing buildings and gallons and gallons of paint being applied on our hallways, classrooms and offices. We're even placing a brand new dumpster. The activity is invigorating and contagious. Yes, we'll still have to brush the dirt off our shoes for a while, but it sure is exciting!

UAF: America's Actic University

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