April 1, 2005

For Your Information

Poker Flat Research Range launched the final rockets of the 2005 campaign March 14. Two rockets for the DUST project were successfully launched to altitudes of 62 miles and landed after flights of nearly six minutes.

National Student Employment Week
is April 11–15. Do something special for the student employees in your department. For more information contact Career Services at 7596 or visit www.uaf.edu/career/.

University Relations is searching for outstanding students from the class of 2005 to profile for graduation. If you want to nominate a deserving graduate, send his or her name, outstanding achievements or academic involvement and contact information to carla.browning@uaf.edu.

The UAF Summer Research Academy is accepting applications for the 2005 camp being held July 18–29. For more information visit www.uaf.edu/asra/.

UAF Summer Sessions is offering more than 350 courses this summer. Registration is open now. For more information or to view the course schedule visit www.uaf.edu/summer/.

Roosevelt Paneak, IAB Toolik Field Station assistant, died March 9. Paneak developed an Inupiaq dictionary of place names, mammals and birds of the Brooks Range and directed the reconstruction of his father’s kayak in collaboration with UA Museum of the North curators.

Registration and fee payment for the fall 2005 semester begins April 11.

Need information about possible campus closures due to weather or emergency situations? Call 474-7UAF (7823) or visit www.uaf.edu/news/ for updates and information.

UAF safety and crime statistics are available online at www.uaf.edu/police/crime.html.


The UA Museum of the North’s 2005 chocolate bash, Sparkle and Shine: A Chocolate Skyline, takes place April 2 at the TVC Center, 604 Barnette Street. Tickets are $50 and you must be 21 to attend. For more information call 7505.

The UA Museum of the North presents Master Artists-in-Residence lectures by Inupiaq sculptor Sylvester Ayek April 6 at 7 p.m. in 301 Fine Arts and photographer Mark Daughhetee April 7 at 7 p.m. in the Wood Center Carol Brown Ballroom. For more information call 6948.

Karen Gustafson and James Bicigo, CLA, present a faculty recital on trumpet and trombone April 6 at 8 p.m. in the Davis Concert Hall.

The North Campus Subcommittee is holding public comment sessions about the proposed access route selections for the ASF antenna April 6 at 4 p.m. and April 7 at noon in Wood Center and April 8 at noon in the Elvey Globe Room. For more information contact 2648 or northcampus@fs.uaf.edu.

The Academic Advising Center is hosting a workshop entitled Creating a Four-Year Plan April 7 at 1 p.m. in Gruening 409. For more information call 6396.

The UAF Graduate School presents a lecture “Nenets of Siberia” by Sven Haakanson Jr. April 7 at 6:30 p.m. in Schaible Auditorium. For more information call 6623.

TVC is hosting the Golden Heart Academy, a customer service program, April 8–9 at the TVC Center. For more information visit www.tvc.uaf.edu/goldenheart.html.

The annual Staff Longevity Awards Recognition ceremony takes place April 8 from 2:30–5 p.m. in the Wood Center Carol Brown Ballroom. Staff members will be recognized for their years of service to the university. For more information visit www.uaf.edu/uafhr/.

The UAF Percussion Ensemble, directed by Scott Deal, present their spring concert April 8 at 8 p.m. in the Davis Concert Hall. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and military. For more information call 7555.

The Beat Beethoven 5K Run, a fund-raiser for the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, takes place April 9 at 10 a.m. For more information call 5733.

The 12th annual Science Potpourri, the open house for CNSM, takes place April 9 from noon–5 p.m. in the Natural Sciences Facility. Activities this year include gold panning, exploring brains, slime creation and rock melting. For more information contact Marlys at 6287 or Jeff at 7010.

The UAF Steel Drum Band is hosting a fund-raising International Dance Party April 9 from 8 p.m.–midnight in the Wood Center Carol Brown Ballroom. Admission is $5 and proceeds will help purchase new steel drums for the UAF music department.

The Alaska Trio presents a spring recital April 10 at 4 p.m. in the Davis Concert Hall. Admission is $10 and $5 for students, seniors and military. For more information call 7555.

The UAF Student Job Fair takes place April 12 at 11 a.m.–2 p.m. in Wood Center. For more information contact Career Services at 7596 or fnplp@uaf.edu.

The UA Press presents two scholarly publishing workshops by Ed Barnas, Cambridge University Press North America, and Alex Holzman, Temple University Press. The workshop on publishing for scientific disciplines takes place April 14 at 2 p.m. in 501 IARC. John Kelley, IMS, will present information on publishing and the tenure and promotion process at UAF. The workshop on social science and humanities disciplines takes place in the Pub April 15 at 2:30 p.m.; a reception follows. Please RSVP for either workshop by contacting Jennifer Collier at 6413 or fnjrc2@uaf.edu.

UAF Jazz Fest presents the Jeff Hamilton Trio in concert April 14 at 8 p.m. in the Davis Concert Hall. Admission is $15 and $10 for students, seniors and military. For more information call 7555.

UAF Day at North Pole is April 16 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. in the North Pole Plaza Mall.

UAF’s Chinese language and eastern philosophy classes present a Chinese opera film, Wild Boar Forest, April 17 at 2 p.m. in the Wood Center Carol Brown Ballroom. Admission is free. For more information contact Rosalind Kan at 474-0908 or Walter Benesch at 479-2386.

UAF Facilities Services is hosting a Chili Cookoff April 21 to benefit the American Heart Association. The FS Heart Walk Team is raising funds for the AHA by selling paper hearts for $1. For more information contact Cathy at 7896 or cmiller@fs.uaf.edu or Tamara at 7093 or tclark@fs.uaf.edu.

Grants and Awards

Lara Dehn and Cheryl Rosa, biology and wildlife Ph.D. students, won the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s 2005 annual meeting’s Environment and Ecology poster session.

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Rifle Coach Glenn Dubis recently announced his resignation. Dubis led the UAF rifle team to two NCAA championships. He is leaving for family reasons.

The Nanook hockey team took third place in the CCHA’s Super Six tournament. Ryan McLeod and
Wylie Rogers were named to the 2005 CCHA Championship Team. The team’s end of the year banquet will be held April 16. For more information or tickets contact Barbara at 479-3391.

Tyson Flaharty, a UAF sophomore cross country skier, finished 25th and was the top American finisher at the FIS Nordic Junior World Championships in March.


April 4, 2005: Faculty and staff authors who published a book between March 1, 2004 and March 1, 2005 are invited to submit them for the 2005 Authors’ Reception, hosted by Chancellor Jones and the Rasmuson Library. Submissions are due April 4. For more information and submission guidelines call 7224.

April 15, 2005: Nominations for the William R. and Dorothy Jane Wood Talent Grant are due. For more information visit www.uaf.edu/advance/scholarships/pages/record0285.html.

April 29, 2005: The Office of Electronic Miniaturization is accepting abstracts for the poster session of the Microsensor Systems Conference. For more information contact Sonja Bickford at 2013.

campus insights

75 years of service

January 2005 marked 75 years of service to the people of Alaska by the Cooperative Extension Service . The kickoff of extension’s 75th anniversary celebration was held in Juneau at a reception hosted by the University of Alaska Board of Regents at their Feb. 16 meeting.

Alaska started its Cooperative Extension Service in 1930 under the leadership of Charles E. Bunnell, the University of Alaska’s first president. In 1930, the university was known as the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines. Today, extension is part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the state’s land grant university.

Extension programs started in the Lower 48 states beginning in 1914 with federal funding. These early programs offered practical education for rural residents who could not go to their land grant college. The first programs were about agriculture and then grew to include home economics and 4-H.

When Alaska’s Cooperative Extension Service began 75 years ago, its first programs were also in agriculture, home economics and 4-H. The first district extension office outside of Fairbanks opened in Palmer in 1936 where staff worked with the early Matanuska colonists.

CES’s goal has always been to meet people’s practical education needs. From food preservation and master gardener classes to helping kids grow into strong leaders in their communities or helping homeowners build energy efficient houses, CES offers educational programs that have immediate and practical applications for Alaskans.

There are a number of events scheduled around the state over the next few months that highlight the many accomplishments of the Cooperative Extension Service. Our district offices will be hosting events throughout the year: Bethel, Soldotna and Nome will be hosting open houses in April; Palmer in June; and Juneau in September. There will be a 75th anniversary celebration of service in Palmer on July 30. In October, the Tanana District Office will host an open house in conjunction with Cooperative Extension’s State Advisory Council meeting. CES plans to be involved with the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, which will be held in Fairbanks at the end of October. We invite you to visit our website at www.uaf.edu/ces/anniv75/ to learn about upcoming events and to place them on your calendar.

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