• LaVerne Xilegg Demientieff standing among birch trees in the woods.

    Friday Focus: Troth Yeddha' Forever

    February 23, 2024

    As the sun shines ever more brightly, I am finding renewed energy and deep gratitude as we move toward transitioning from winter to spring. I'm excited about all the possibilities that this time of year holds at UAF. The 50th Annual Festival of Native Arts is a student-led celebratory event this week. The theme is "Troth Yeddha' Forever: Our Ways of Life". Everyone is welcome to attend and take part in exciting traditional Alaska Native activities including, native dancing, language learning, beading, wellness practices, making fish ice cream - called akutaq or vanhgiq (ah-gu-duk or von-guk), and so much more. It is a great time for reflection about where we have come from and where we are headed, as well as the impact these types of activities have on our sense of community, connectedness, and belonging. I humbly share a few personal reflections as examples of the impact Troth Yeddha' campus, activities, and people have had in my life.
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  • A student works on a welding project at the UAF Community and Technical College in Fairbanks, Alaska.

    CTC: Responding to community, workforce needs

    February 21, 2024

    The Community and Technical College at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has had a busy and fruitful year. With increased enrollments and interest from partners and industry, CTC has been on a track of growth and expansion, which has been exciting and rewarding.
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  • Sign kids up for Spring Break Field Day Camp with Nanook Volleyball

    February 21, 2024

    UAF Summer Sessions and Nanook Volleyball will be offering Spring Break Field Day Camp at the Patty Center gym for kids in grades 3-8 occurring March 11-15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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  • Global Autonomous Systems Conference scheduled for August

    February 21, 2024

    Join us Aug. 13-15 at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage for the second annual Global Autonomous Systems Conference. Meeting organizers will provide the setting to continue the in-depth conversations between practitioners, researchers and policymakers about the current state and future of autonomous systems and artificial intelligence in Alaska, across the nation, and around the world that were started last year.
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  • Beading by Nita Yurrliq Rearden. Photo credit to Nita

    UAF School of Education to host Fairbanks Fly-In

    February 19, 2024

    A cohort of Alaska Indigenous Teacher Corps students from rural communities and Alaska Indigenous Teacher Network alumni are coming to Fairbanks for the Fairbanks Fly-In, Feb 22-24.
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  • Jessica Skipper with her Excellence in Technology Administration Award from EAB presented at the CONNECTED24 conference.

    Jessica Skipper wins Excellence in Technology Administration Award

    February 19, 2024

    Jessica Skipper, student success systems administrator at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, was recognized as the winner of EAB's Student Success Collaborative-Excellence in Technology Administration Award.
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  • Summer 2024 course registration open; changes to nonresident surcharge policy

    February 19, 2024

    Beginning summer 2024, courses during all three summer sessions will be subject to a nonresident surcharge, meaning tuition rates for summer courses will be charged at the same rates as fall and spring courses.
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  • March CHP First Friday tour

    February 19, 2024

    Utilities is pleased to continue its "First Friday" tour schedule. The next tour will be on March 1 at 1:30 p.m. at the CHP, 865 Alumni Drive, Building FS840.
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  • Festival of Native Arts participants smiles at the 2018 celebration

    Festival of Native Arts to mark 50th celebration this week

    February 19, 2024

    The 50th Festival of Native Arts will be held at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Troth Yeddha' Campus on Feb. 22-24, 2024.
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  • Head and shoulders photo of Brittany Van Eck taken outside.

    Our Corner of Space: Flexspace, hoteling and unassigned spaces, oh my!

    February 16, 2024

    Sometimes I feel like the land of space planning is a little like the Wizard of Oz. I came into the position in late 2021 when we all were working on what it meant to be "at work." Since then I've had the opportunity to work with many of you on what it means to organize around hybrid, remote, and in-person work. Along the way, I've witnessed bravery, compassion, ingenuity, and a desire to make space better for people. One of the areas I've seen creatively pivot their space to meet changing needs is the Center for Teaching and Learning. I was able to walk through their Bunnell space with Sean Holland, the media and innovation manager, and wanted to share about their journey down the blue and gold brick road.
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  • Faculty Senate Research and Creative Activities: IT feedback

    February 16, 2024

    The purpose of this survey is to help inform UAF IT resource needs for research and creative activities. Please submit responses by March 15 for consideration in this summary round.
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  • The UAF Financial Aid Department braves the frigid temperatures to join the

    Friday Focus: Appreciating the uniquely resilient

    February 16, 2024

    The last few weeks were pretty awesome here in Fairbanks. It was seriously cold for a bit. A good friend of mine said around day 12 of the cold snap, "This is just stupid." It was, and then it was warm. It was amazing. It was Fairbanks. It was cold like it hadn't been for a long time. Pipes froze, cars didn't start and heating systems failed. It was really cold. If you are here in Alaska, you know what I mean. Early one Friday morning I walked into the Arctic Java coffee shop in the Wood Center. It was bustling. About a dozen students chatted while waiting to get a coffee; others waited at the end of the bar for their steaming cups to arrive. It was 42 below outside. Beyond the windows lay a wall of frozen, murky darkness. But inside it was warm and there was a wonderful positive vibe. We were a diverse group, sporting lots of comfort wear and practical clothing choices, but all shared one thing in common. We were all out and about on a 42-below morning!
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  • UA Employee Experience Survey results published

    February 14, 2024

    Thank you to those who completed the UA Employee Experience survey! Your feedback will help us understand the employee experience and gain insight into what we need to start, stop, or continue doing as teams, managers, individuals, and an organization. The results of this survey have been shared with your university-level leadership and are now published on the UA Employee Experience Feedback website.
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  • Reminder: Nominations open for 2024 Chancellor's Cornerstone Award

    February 14, 2024

    Nominations are being accepted for the 2024 Chancellor's Cornerstone Award. The award recognizes UAF staff members who have shown outstanding and ongoing commitment to UAF's community and mission. The nomination deadline is March 1.
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  • Staff Make Students Count nominations

    February 14, 2024

    Every year, Staff Alliance members partner with UAA, UAF, UAS, and System Office Staff Councils to honor staff who go above and beyond to support students in the university system. We need your help to learn who and how these hidden gems "Make Students Count."
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  • Participants of the 2023 Educators Rising Alaska Conference gathered for a group photo, which was held on the UAF Troth Yeddha' Campus.

    UAF's K-12 Outreach/Educators Rising Alaska to host over 200 participants in Juneau

    February 14, 2024

    Middle and high school students and their teacher leaders from across Alaska will attend the annual Educators Rising Alaska State Leadership Conference, held this year on the UAS campus, Feb. 22-23.
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  • WCET AI+Education virtual summit

    February 14, 2024

    Join us for the WCET Elements of Practice + Policy of AI in Education Virtual Summit. CTL has a limited number of seats available for this exclusive event on Feb. 22 from 8 a.m. to noon on a variety of AI topics.
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  • 2024-25 UA Foundation Scholarship selection deadline

    February 12, 2024

    The deadline for students to apply to the 2024-25 UA Foundation Scholarship application is 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 15. Scholarship selection committees will be able to review applicants and select recipients through Kaleidoscope starting Feb. 23.
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  • Join a conversation about Parental Leave Policy

    February 12, 2024

    The Committee on the Status of Women will host a conversation on changes in the UA benefits and parental leave policy. All graduate students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend this hybrid discussion on Feb. 21 from 2-4 p.m.
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  • Feb. 12-16 is Lab Safety Awareness Week

    February 12, 2024

    Feb. 12-16 is Lab Safety Awareness Week, and a particular focus this year is the safe storage of chemicals.
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    Apply for Summer 2024 BLaST URE funding

    February 12, 2024

    The Biomedical Learning and Student Training program invites students to apply to earn up to $6,000 to conduct research for summer 2024. The deadline to apply is Sunday, Feb. 25 by midnight.
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  • Submit to Alaska INBRE summer 2024 Undergraduate Research Assistantship awards

    February 12, 2024

    Apply for the Alaska INBRE Summer 2024 Undergraduate Research Assistantship Awards by the Feb. 16 deadline. Awards will be announced on March 8.
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  • Backlit fireweed during an Alaskan sunset. USFWS photo by Lisa Hupp.

    Seminar: Co-stewardship, from concept to actions

    February 12, 2024

    February's A Place for Knowledge Exchange seminar is on co-stewardship, from concept to actions. The conversation will include Carrie Stevens, Mary Hostetter and Ralph Wolfe. The seminar is co-hosted by the College of Rural and Community Development and the International Arctic Research Center.
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  • Southeast Alaska landscape. Photo by E. Figus.

    Practicing partnership: co-production and boundary spanning in rural Alaska

    February 12, 2024

    Dialogue bringing together graduate students, staff, and faculty to discuss the nuts and bolts of implementing co-production and boundary-spanning frameworks in research.
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  • Alaska Nanooks Gold Rush logo designed by Hatty Design

    Alaska Nanooks Gold Rush tickets on sale

    February 09, 2024

    Get your ticket for the 2024 Alaska Nanooks Gold Rush fundraiser presented by Usibelli Coal Mine. Join your Nanooks on Saturday, March 23 at 6 p.m. in the Alaska Airlines Gymnasium for a night of food, friends, games, a silent and outcry auction and a reverse raffle event where $6,000 in cash prizes will be given away.
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