March 20, 2003

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Construction projects on West Ridge have begun. Keep an eye out for construction signs, new parking areas and traffic revisions. Excavation on the West Ridge Research Building begins March 24, eliminating the A2 parking lot behind the Elvey Building. Parking along North and South Koyukuk Dr. and in the O'Neill Building front lot will be closed April 1 due to the West Ridge utilidor extension. The UA Museum expansion is underway and the museum parking lot will close April 10. Temporary parking will be available during the construction and shuttles will be available from the Nenana lot to West Ridge. For more information visit www.uaf.edu/news/news.html.

For Your Information

The University Fire Department will conduct a live fire training exercise on March 23 from 7 a.m.-noon. Two of the houses on Copper Lane will be burned. The south sidewalk on Yukon Drive will be closed during the exercise.

Katrina Hincks Moore passed away Feb. 1, 2003. Katrina was the wife of past UA president Terris Moore who served a four-year term beginning in 1949.

Fill out a parking survey online at www.uaf.edu/mastplan/survey. The Master Planning Committee Circulation and Parking Subcommittee is soliciting public input on circulation and parking needs and opportunities at UAF. The subcommittee is moving forward with the MPC goal of identifying and making recommendations about near-term and long-term needs and opportunities on the Fairbanks campus.

ARSC is celebrating its 10th anniversary! When it first opened, ARSC had one supercomputer with four processors and eight gigabytes of RAM. With an upcoming expansion it will have five supercomputers with 1472 processors and three terabytes of RAM. For more information visit www.uaf.edu/news/.

UAF nominations for the CASE professor of the year award are Susan Henrichs, SFOS; Frank Soos, CLA; and John Fox, School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences (SNRAS). For more information about CASE visit www.case.org/.

The Rasmuson Library is holding its final furniture giveaway March 20-April 4. Items are available to university departments for official use. For more information or to arrange a time to view the items contact Jason Focke at 6069 between 8 a.m.-noon.

The Honors Program is located in the Copper Lane House. The house is no longer available for use by other departments or programs.

Non-academic scheduling requests can be made by sending an e-mail to fyspace@uaf.edu or online at http://uaf-db.uaf.edu/VEMS/ . For more information call the scheduling office at 6023.

Events

The UAF art department is hosting the spring 2003 Native Arts Center Workshops: Athabascan Beadwork by Delores Sloan of Fort Yukon, March 24-28, and Yupik Skinsewing by Agnes Bostrum of Mountain Village, April 7-11. For more information contact Jean Flanagan Carlo at 7725 or ffaea@uaf.edu.

Celebrate Music in our Schools month with local junior high school musicians exhibiting their skills March 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Davis Concert Hall. Admission is free.

The UA Museum is hosting two free public lectures. Molly Lee and Gregory Reinhardt will discuss "Eskimo Architecture" March 26 and Sam Demientieff will present "Rivers of Change: Historic Perspectives of River Travel in Interior Alaska" March 27. Both lectures begin at 7 p.m. For more information call 7505.

The UAF Leadership in Action seminar series presents "Leading from the Middle" by Bill Robinson March 28 at 4:30 p.m. and "Vision for UAA's College of Business and Public Policy" by Tom Case April 3 at 1 p.m. in Schaible Auditorium. To watch the webcast visit www.uaf.edu/news/. For more information visit www.uaf.edu/gradsch/guestbook/events.html.

Rural Student Services is hosting Maori indigenous leader Graham Hingangaroa Smith March 24 from noon-1:30 p.m. in the RSS Gathering Room in the Brooks Building. A light lunch will be available. For more information contact RSS at 7871.

The Residence Hall Association is hosting a campus-wide Random Acts of Kindness week March 24-28. RHA members will perform random acts of kindness such as serving free ice cream at Wood Center. For more information or to help out call Jennifer Shea at 455-3901.

A Lecture by Rev. Dr. Michael Oleksa, "Epluribus Unum: Reflections of our National Motto," is being held March 28 from 7-9 p.m. in Schaible Auditorium. Admission is free. For more information about Oleksa visit http://litsite.alaska.edu/uaa/aktraditions/oleksa2.html.

The UAF music department presents a Chamber Winds Concert March 28 and the Undergraduate Brass Quintet Recital March 29, both at 8 p.m. in the Davis Concert Hall. Admission is free.

The Borealis Brass Trio presents a recital with Scott Deal and Mike Waddell March 30 at 3 p.m. in the Davis Concert Hall. Admission is free.

The Visiting Writers Series presents poet Mark Doty and writer Paul Lisicky in a craft talk April 3 and a reading of their works April 4 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the UA Museum. Books will be available for signing. Admission is free. For more information call 7193.

The Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra presents two concerts April 4 at 8 p.m. and April 6 at 4 p.m. in the Davis Concert Hall. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for students, seniors or military, and $10 for children 12 and under.

Shauna Sagmoen, freshman, and Matthew Gho, sophomore, were two of seven participants to win a share of $10,000 in scholarship funds at the first competition of the 2003 spring season of the Alaska Native Oratory Society held during the Festival of Native Arts. Sagmoen won first in oratory and third in storytelling. Gho took second in oratory.

The Sigma Xi Alaska chapter at UAF recently received the Certificate of Excellence and Chapter Program Award for outstanding chapter activity during the year ending June 30, 2002. The Certificate of Excellence is given for exceptional activity and programs, and the Chapter Program Award is given for an outstanding program in the past year, especially one that other chapters can emulate.

The Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society

at UAF is sending six students to compete in contests held during its international conference in Cincinnati, Ohio March 19-23. Society member Stephanie Johnson has been awarded the 2003 Eleanor B. North Poetry Award given for the best poem submitted to Sigma Tau Delta's journal "The Rectangle." Johnson has been invited to read her poem at the opening convocation at the conference.

The UAF rifle team set new highs as it won its fifth consecutive NCAA national title March 15. The Nanooks broke their own smallbore record of 4713 set in 1999 with a 4717 combined score. The air rifle team also set a new NCAA record with a 1570 aggregate score.

The UAF hockey team closed out it second- best CCHA season with losses to Michigan State in the playoffs March 14-15.

UAF men's basketball

ended its best NCAA season with a loss against Cal Poly Pomona during the first round of the playoffs March 14.

March 28, 2003: Deadline to submit program proposals for the 2003 UAF Student Social Science Conference. The conference, "A Celebration of Diversity," is being held April 18-19. For more information contact Corrine Baurick at 6512, Pamela Deters at 5721 or visit www.uaf.edu/psych/.

April 2, 2003: Deadline to submit nominations for the Commencement 2004 Honorary Degree Recipients. For more information contact Hild Peters at 5178 or fnhmp@uaf.edu or visit www.uaf.edu/provost/.

April 2, 2003: Deadline to submit nominations for the 2004 Commencement speaker. For more information contact Hild Peters at 5178 or fnhmp@uaf.edu.

campus insights

CRA Enrollment Management

On March 5th, the College of Rural Alaska hosted an enrollment management workshop for CRA faculty, staff, students and guests from the Fairbanks campus. Roger Pugh, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management at the California State University Stanislaus, served as the facilitator and took us through a full day of enrollment management 101 and how to develop an enrollment management plan.

Pugh provided an overview of enrollment management fundamentals such as understanding your market, students, competition, your own institution, and process and procedures. He discussed many benchmark strategies to generate a sufficient number of inquiries for achieving enrollment goals, to implement a systematic tele-counseling program for achieving targeted conversion and yield rates, and to create successful special events and campus visits, to name a few.

The enrollment management workshop proved to be a great networking meeting for our rural campus employees and the UAF campus enrollment management staff. Many good suggestions were made, such as having periodic audioconferences with staff from across the campuses to share information.

The highlight of the day was a presentation by our student panel, who shared their perspectives about their experiences at UAF and rural campuses. Current UAF students Tonya Vanderpool of McGrath, Ricky Lind of Dillingham, Mariah Sakeagak of Barrow, Bruce Nelson of Kotzebue, and Katrina Nelson of Eagle discussed their experiences. Some chose to attend UAF because of their introduction to UAF through RAHI, Upward Bound or simply because they received a package that included information about options and scholarships. The student participation was a great reminder of why we are all here and to pay attention to the details we sometimes overlook.

CRA staff will take the information gathered at the workshop to develop an enrollment management plan that will be incorporated into the overall UAF plan.

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