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2015 Art Buswell Nominations

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Click the image to nominate a 2015 graduating student

The selection committee for the Art Buswell Pubilc Service Award is accepting nominations for a graduating senior who has demonstrated a commitment to public service outside of their academic achievement. Nominations are due by Thursday, April 9th by 5pm. 

The award was established in recognition of Dr. Arthur “Art” Buswell’s
community contributions.  The award is presented each spring to a
graduating UAF student, who epitomizes Art’s spirit of service through his
or her own commitment to improving their community and the University of

Nominated students should demonstrate outstanding public service contributions in areas that are distinctly separate from academic achievements. They also should show how their service has positively affected UAF and/or their community. Nominate a graduating student here

The recipient of this award will receive $1,000 and will be recognized at
an award ceremony prior to the UAF Commencement ceremony.

For more information please contact the LIVE Program at, 474-1170 or their office in Wood Center. 


Connecting you (students, faculty, and staff) with programs in the Fairbanks community or on campus that fit your individual interests so that you get the most out of your volunteer experience.


The UAF Volunteer Program Office promotes community service learning in all aspects of university life. Working closely with the United Way of the Tanana Valley , our program serves as clearinghouse of volunteer opportunities for students, faculty and staff of the University of Alaska Fairbanks . We will help you match your interests with community needs. Be a positive role model for a child. Tutor a person learning English as a second language. Play cards and visit with a Senior. Pull out that hammer, put on your work gloves and help build a home.

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Volunteering is a great way to develop your leadership potential while also helping those in the community.  Sometimes as a busy college student it can be hard to get off campus and volunteer, which is why we offer monthly Student Opportunities for Service (SOS) and provide the transportation to a community service event.  We also facilitate annual Alternative Spring Break trips to places like El Salvador, New Orleans and Arctic Village, AK for those who want a more intense volunteer experience.

Take a look around our website and come visit us or call/email us if you have any questions or would like to sign up for an event.