Steve Frank Portrait

An Evening with Steve Frank
Monday, June 6, 2022 at 7 pm in the Murie Auditorium 

Steve Frank has always been a quiet, thoughtful, and effective leader. As a UAF student, Steve Frank was awarded the Outstanding Student of the Year in Business Administration.  After graduation, Steve began his career as a banker, went into real estate, then pivoted to politics. He served as a legislative aide in Juneau, then was elected to the Alaska State House in 1984. He moved to the Senate 1989-96 where he co-chaired the Finance Committee and was known for his ability to work across the aisle for the people he served. In 2003 he was appointed by Gov. Frank Murkowski to the Board of the Alaska Permanent Fund. He has served on the Fairbanks Convention and Visitor Bureau Board of Directors, and today he continues to serve on the Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. From 1989 through 2016 he successfully developed, owned and managed the Rivers Edge RV Park hotel and restaurant with his wife, Linda Anderson.  Steve has been a significant contributor to our community and is widely recognized for his ability to bring consensus among disparate elements for the welfare of all.

Join us in honoring this distinguished alumna.  Lecture will be livestreamed.  Reception to follow

Thanks to a generous contribution from Explore Fairbanks, UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning presents a series featuring stalwart members of our community.

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June 13 - Anna Frank

Anna was born and raised in Old Minto alongside five siblings. At age 15 she left her village for Fairbanks with Richard Frank, and enjoyed a happy marriage until his death 57 years later. After raising their four children, she worked at creating the first health education department for Tanana Chiefs Conference in 1975. Recognizing her listening skills and gentle, common-sense approach with people, TCC trained her in counseling, and so began a lifetime journey. She grew up in the Episcopal church and became ordained as a Deacon. Years later she was asked to consider being ordained as priest. Her extensive counseling training has served her well as the first female Alaskan Native Episcopal priest. In 2019, Rev. Anna Frank received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from UAF.

June 20 - Jim Sampson

Jim was born in the Panama Canal Zone and moved to Alaska a year later.  He is the eldest of eight children. He earned an Associate Degree in Police Administration from UA Fairbanks and began his working life with the Laborers Local 942. Jim was later named Alaska Commissioner of Labor by Gov. Steve Cowper. Grace Schaible convinced him to run for Borough Mayor and agreed to be his campaign chair twice, successfully. Gov. Tony Knowles appointed him to the Alaska Permanent Fund Board. In 2003 he took over presidency of the AFL-CIO for 5 years, representing 50,000 union members statewide. After a short retirement, he began raising money for the Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center and served as director until 2016.

June 27Mary Shields

As a college student at the University of Wisconsin, Mary came to Alaska to work with the Campfire Girls organization and fell in love with the state. After her college years, she returned to live in a wilderness cabin. Caring for sled dogs was part of her remote lifestyle, and she made history when she signed up for the race’s second year, 1974. She became the first woman to finish the grueling race. Ten years later she ran the inaugural Yukon Quest race between Fairbanks and Whitehorse, not once but three times, and she finished all three races. Shortly after the breakup of the USSR, she participated in the Hope Race to Russia. As an author, speaker, and role model for women, Mary’s greatest joy has been sharing her love of Alaska and her dogs, her adventures and her Goldstream Valley home with countless visitors.

July 11Bishop McCormick

Born in North Carolina, Bishop McCormick came to Alaska in 1957 with the military and decided to stay. Over the years he has come to be highly regarded throughout the state of Alaska and the local communities of Fairbanks and North Pole. He is recognized as a leader with strong community service ties for his contribution to a multitude of local organizations. Bishop serves with distinction as founder of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Fairbanks (IMAF), as a past president of the J.P. Jones Community Development Center, as a member of the board of directors of the Fairbanks Rescue Mission, as President of Fairbanks Kiwanis, and as one of the founding board members of Love in the Name of Christ (Love, Inc.).

July 18Matt Atkinson

Matt, a Fairbanks native, was always an ardent hockey enthusiast. He played for two USHL teams, the Rochester Mustangs and the Dubuque Fighting Saints. In 1986, Matt and two Fairbanks college friends developed a business plan for their summer employment – small group tours to the Arctic Circle. Northern Alaska Tour Company was born and expanded to northern camps for polar bear viewing and even more outhouses and gravel roads. This summer-only business expanded to year-round when winter trips were added with aurora viewing. They partnered with Sukakpak Inc. to include remote camps in Coldfoot, Deadhorse, and along the Yukon River. In 2012 the business expanded with the purchase of Warbelow Airline for Denali flightseeing tours and more. Today, 35 years later, the award-winning business is thriving as it expands and continues to make significant contributions to the Fairbanks economy.

July 25Shirley Gordon

In early 1943, Shirley Lewis boarded a steamer headed for Seward, Alaska to begin a secretarial job with the Army Corp of Engineers. Onboard she met Bill Gordon with his newly acquired Bachelor of Divinity degree to serve the Episcopal Church in Seward. By July they were married and off to Pt. Hope (where she deplaned in high heels) to minister to kindly people who in turn helped the couple survive and thrive. Shirley Gordon spent the next 25 years in Fairbanks as wife of the young “Flying Bishop” of all Alaska who was seldom home for long. She was a fine hostess, serving the church with an open-door policy for overnight guests and mealtimes, while raising their four children. Following the death of her husband, Shirley returned to Fairbanks where she continues to be a community treasure.

August 1 - June Rodgers

Born and raised in Fairbanks, June was an owner of a mechanical contracting company for 15 years. Her passion, however, has always been in the arts which benefited from her business experience. She coordinated Fairbanks operations for Alaska Repertory Theatre. At the same time, she worked for Fairbanks Arts Association as a volunteer and Board member starting in 1981, then as Director for twenty years from 1996-2016. During the early years she appeared in light opera productions singing, dancing and costuming. She and her husband Bill Rogers renewed the Sandcastle Band in the early 80’s and have contributed their talents to events in Fairbanks and beyond for 40 years. June currently serves on the Fairbanks City Council.

August 8 - Mary Nordale

Mary Nordate comes from a family with long ties to Fairbanks history. Her grandfather, Anton Nordale, built the Nordale Hotel. Her father Alton served in the Alaska Legislature, and her mother Katherine was deputy clerk of the court in Fairbanks. Additionally Mary’s life of service and independence was influenced by the family friend Senator Bob Bartlett. After graduating from college Mary went to Washington D.C. as one of the secretaries in the office of the Senator. She realized she wanted to continue her education and went to George Washington University law school at night, when women were a minority in the classroom. After graduation she returned to Fairbanks as assistant US attorney. As politics changed, she worked as State District Attorney for the Small Business Administration after the 1967 flood in Fairbanks, and as Alaska‘s Commissioner of Revenue and in private practice specializing in Business and Mining Law.

These events took place at the BP Design Theater, located in the ELIF building on UAF Campus, located at 1764 Tanana Loop.

Anne Zink, MD, Alaska's Chief Medical Officer

Pictured: Anne Zink, MD, Alaska's Chief Medical Officer

Join us for up-to-the-minute information presented by experts and specialists on medical issues. In coordination with Foundation Health Partners.  

June 7 - The Imperative of Weight Management: Latest Findings and a Path Forward - Dr Russ Pierce, MD, Family Medicine

June 14 - Presbycardia: The Aging Heart - Dr Romel Wrenn, MD, Cardiologist

June 21 Varicose Veins: How Treatment Can Keep You Healthy and Active - Dr Don Ives, MD, Family Medicine

June 28 - Improving Sleep and Using Novel Technologies - Dr Clay Triplehorn, DO, Family Medicine

July 12 - The Evolution of Diagnostic Imaging in Fairbanks and What's Around the Corner - Dr Kier Fowler, MD and Dr Jordan Ross, MD, Diagnostic Radiologists

July 19 - Responding to a Pandemic: What They Never Taught in Medical School - Dr Kathleen Carey, DO, Family Medicine

July 26 - The Aging Eye: Common Disorders and Treatments - Dr Stan Fuller, MD, Ophthalmologist

August 2 Alaska’s Health Scorecard: Moving Towards a Healthier Alaska - Anne Zink, MD, Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer

August 9 - Resuming Normal Activity after a Heart Scare - Ivy Hollinrake, RN, Nurse Manager

August 16 - Aging in Place in Fairbanks - Beth Grey, Project Manager

These events took place at the BP Design Theater, located in the ELIF building on UAF Campus, located at 1764 Tanana Loop

Each week, we see Alaska through the eyes of an expert in their field. 

June 8 - Permafrost: How the Ongoing Thaw is Impacting Alaska's Landscapes -
Vladimir Romanovsky, UAF Professor emeritus of Geophysics

June 15 - The Road to Exhibition: Bus 142 at the UA Museum of the North -
Angela Linn, Senior Collections Manager, Ethnology & History, UA Museum of the North

June 22 - Tsunamis in Alaska: Are We Ready for the Next Big One? -
Elena Suleimani, Research Analyst and Tsunami Modeler, Alaska Earthquake Center

June 29 - Sunny with a Chance of Electron Precipitation: Space Weather and What it Means to You -
Don Hampton, Research Associate Professor, Atmospheric and Space Science

July 13 - Flying to the Future: Drones in Alaska - Cathy Cahill, Director for the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI)

July 20 - UAF Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship (Center ICE): Supporting Innovative Researchers and the Statewide Entrepreneurial Ecosystem -
Peter Webley, Associate Director of Research

July 27The Air We Breathe: Indoor Air Quality in Alaska -
Bill Simpson, Professor of Biochemistry

August 3 - Ranked Choice Voting: Will it Work for Alaska? -
Dermot Cole, Journalist, Historian, Author

August 10 - From Nanook to Atanarjuat: The Evolution of Recording Culture in the North -
Lenny Kamerling, Professor and Curator of Film Emeritus at the UA Museum of the North

August 17 - Portraits -
JR Ancheta, Geophysical Institute, Chief Storyteller

These events took place at the BP Design Theater, located in the ELIF building on UAF Campus, located at 1764 Tanana Loop.

Free concerts on the UAF campus all summer long.  

May 5 -  Fireweed Fiddle

June 2 - Cold Steel Drums

June 9 - O Tallulah

June 16 - Headbolt Heaters

June 23 - Jameson Effect

June 30 - Kinky Slinky

July 7 - Red Hackle Pipe Band (recently updated)

July 14 - Serevende

July 21 - Emily Anderson

July 28 - Dry Cabin String Band (recently updated)

August 4 - Fairbanks Community Jazz Band

August 11 - The ET Barnette String Band

These events took place on the Thursdays at 7pm on UAF campus at Georgeson Botanical Garden, weather and logicistics permitting.  Music in the Garden Concerts are made possible by the generous contributions of these sponsors:  SRS, 529 Alaska, Design Alaska, College Rotary, Toy Quest, and the Georgeson Botanical Garden.



An Evening with Nancy Cook Hanson
Monday, May 24 at 7 pm in the Davis Concert Hall

Nancy Cook Hanson is a kind, passionate, and altruistic individual who is being recognized for her selfless dedication and accomplishments as an outstanding educational administrator. Throughout her life, she has had the uncanny ability to put the right people together in the right place at the right time with fabulous results for our community. Additionally, Nancy has the remarkable ability to see people’s pain and suffering and to initiate healing. She is a tireless worker, a relentless improver, an insightful and caring individual. She has dedicated her entire adult life to educational excellence and, as a teacher, principal, and school administrator, has been able to effectively navigate the challenges of economic booms and busts that have transpired in our community.

Join us in honoring this distinguished alumna.  An outdoor reception to follow the event.

In accordance with COVID guidelines, MASKS REQUIRED to attend. Nancy Cook Hanson

UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning has teamed up with the University of Alaska Press to present a series featuring published authors. 

June 7 - Hard Driving: The 1908 Auto Race from New York to Paris - Dermot Cole

June 14 - Go Play Outside: Tips, Tricks, and Tales from the Trails - Nancy Fresco

June 21Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska - Katie Eberhart

June 28 Ivory and Paper: Adventures In and Out of Time  - Ray Hudson

July 12 -  I Thought There Would Be More Wolves - Sara Ryan

July 19Water Mask - Monica Devine

July 26Whiteout - Jessica Goodfellow

August 2 - Li Bai Rides a Celestial Dolphin Home - Tom Sexton - EVENT CANCELLED

August 9 - Tongass Odyssey - John Schoen

August 16 - Coming Out of Nowhere - Linda Schandelmeier

August 23 - Alaska in the Progressive Age - Thomas Alton

These events took place at the BP Design Theater, located in the ELIF building on UAF Campus, located at 1764 Tanana Loop.

Join us for up-to-the-minute information presented by experts and specialists on medical issues. In coordination with Foundation Health Partners.  

June 1 - Building Healthy Communities: Resetting Expectations. The Need for Civil Discourse - Allan Katz Ambassador, founder, CEO and Chairman of American Public Square

June 8 - Healthy Living and Resilience in the Time of COVID - Angie Ramirez, MD and Anne Zink,  MD, AK Department of Health and Human Services

June 15 “Doctor, Doctor, I got the blues, I got a bad case of the Dr. Google news!” The physician-patient relationship in the age of the Internet - Grayson Westfall, MD, Family Medicine, Tanana Valley Clinic

June 22 - Heart Health: Common Arrhythmias and Seeking Medical Care - Romel Wrenn, MD, Cardiologist, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

June 29 - What to Know about Dental Implants: How and Why and When? Clay Van Leeuwen,  DDS,  Alaska Oral and Facial Surgery Center

July 13 - Methamphetamines: Lessons Learned from the Medical Perspective - Pete Dillon, MD, Family Medicine, Tanana Valley Clinic

July 20 - COVID- 19/20/21 - Lessons Learned - Mishelle Nace, MD, Pediatrician, Tanana Valley Clinic

July 27Food Allergies: Reactions, Risks and Resources - Tony Bonitatibus, MD, Allergist, Tanana Valley Clinic

August 3 - Healthy Living After 55: Housing, Exercise, Behavioral Health, Driving and other Realities - Clay Triplehorn, MD, Family Medicine, and Daniel McCulley, MD, Geriatric Medicine MD, Family Medicine, Tanana Valley Clinic

August 10 - Fairbanks Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and All it has to Offer - Erick Martell, MD, Plastic Surgeon, Tanana Valley Clinic

August 17 - Pelvic Organ Prolapse: "Things my Mother Didn't Talk About" - Jessica Highfill, MD, OB/GYN, Tanana Valley Clinic

These events took place at the BP Design Theater, located in the ELIF building on UAF Campus, located at 1764 Tanana Loop

Each week, we see Alaska through the eyes of an expert in their field. 

June 2 - Fairbanks Rescue Mission - Pete Kelly, CEO, Fairbanks Rescue Mission

June 9 - Honoring Mining Pioneers of the Fairbanks Area During Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush Period
Tom Bundtzen, President, Pacific Rim Geological Consulting, Inc.

June 16 - Alaska Defense Industry Resilience Initiative
Nolan Klouda, Executive Director, UAA Center for Economic Development

June 23 - Can Clean Energy and Fish Co-exist?
Andy Seitz, Professor of Fisheries, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences and Affiliate Researcher, Alaska Hydrokinetic Energy Research Center and the Pacific Marine Energy Center

June 30 - When Did Earth's Sister Break Bad?  NASA's upcoming Venus missions -
Robbie Herrick, Research Professor, Geophysical Institute, UAF

July 7 - Opening of the Arctic for Shipping and Resource Extraction and the Role that Alaska Will Play
Mark Johnson, Professor of Oceanography, Department of Oceanography,  UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

July 14 - Where Did Our Trails Come From?
Stan Justice, Trails Advocate

July 21 - Walking the Davidson Ditch -
Wes Potter, Retired Military Officer

July 28 - The Hidden Lives of Lynx and Snowshoe Hares
Knut Keilland, Professor of Ecology, UAF Institute of Arctic Biology

August 4 - Water Treatment in Alaska: From the Ice Age to the Space Age - 
Mike Pollen, Owner/Instructor, NTL Alaska

These events took place at the BP Design Theater, located in the ELIF building on UAF Campus, located at 1764 Tanana Loop. It will also be livestreamed and recorded. 

Free concerts on the UAF campus all summer long.  

May 27 -  Jameson Effect

June 3 - Fireweed Fiddle

June 10 - Cold Steel Drums

June 17 - Headbolt Heaters

June 24 - Kinky Slinky

July 1 - Marc Brown & The Blues Crew

July 8 - Emily Anderson

July 15 - Dry Cabin String Band

July 22 - Corvus

July 29 - Red Hackle Pipe Band

August 5 - Fairbanks Community Jazz Band

August 12 - The ET Barnette String Band

These events took place on the UAF campus at Georgeson Botanical Garden, weather and logicistics permitting.  

**Postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions**

Join us in honoring a distinguished UAF alum. Nancy Cook Hanson is a kind, passionate, and altruistic individual who is being recognized for her selfless dedication and accomplishments as an outstanding educational administrator. 

Originally scheduled for June 1, we are hoping to reschedule this event in a COVID-19 compliant way in the not-too-distant future.  Stay tuned...

Distinguished emeriti faculty have been invited to share with us their wisdom, their memories, and highlights from their careers at UAF. Click the links below to hear veteran journalist Robert Hannon's stimulating conversation with our guests.  

Down Memory Lane with Frank Williams - Director of the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center, 1992—2014

Down Memory Lane with Glenn Juday - Professor of Forest Ecology, 1981-2014

Down Memory Lane with Charley Basham - Associate Professor of Linguistics and Anthropology, 1983-2005

Down Memory Lane with Ron Gatterdam - Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, 1982-2003

Down Memory Lane with Dennis Stephens - Associate Professor of Library Sciences, 1978-2004

Down Memory Lane with Dorothy Jones - Associate Professor of Computer Applications, 1975-2001

Join us for up-to-the-minute information presented by experts and specialists on medical issues. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions for live events,  2020's lectures were recorded and aired on Tuesdays at 7 pm on KUAC TV, channel 9.4 (GCI channel 6). The videos are now on YouTube and linked here for your enjoyment.

June 2 - Palliative Medicine: Providing Support for Patients with Chronic and Life Threatening Illness - Paula French, RN, MSN, AGNP, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

June 9 - Taking Care of You! Self-care for the Caregiver - Kim Huffington, RN,CHPN, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

June 16 - Penicillin Allergy–Not a Life Sentence - Tim Foote, MD, Tanana Valley Clinic

June 23 - Health and Public Safety of Cannabis - Kelly Drew, PhD, University of Alaska Fairbanks

July 7 - Use, Abuse, Disorder: Describing Substance Use Disorder, Part I - Peter Dillon Jr., MD,  TVC 1st Care and Addiction Medicine

July 14 - Use, Abuse, Disorder: Describing Substance Use DisorderPart II - Peter Dillon Jr., MD,  TVC 1st Care and Addiction Medicine

July 21 - Determining Coronary Heart Disease Risk- Romel Wrenn, MD Doctor of Cardiology, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

July 28 - The Hidden Ways Childhood Experiences Impact Adult Health - Laura Brunner, MD, Doctor of Pediatrics, TVC and FMH

August 4 - COVID, Kids, and Coping, Part I - Mishelle Nace, MD, TVC and David Bridgman-Packer, MD, MPH, TVC and University of Washington/Seattle Children's Hospital

August 11 - COVID, Kids, and Coping, Part II - Mishelle Nace, MD, TVC and David Bridgman-Packer, MD, MPH, TVC and University of Washington/Seattle Children's Hospital

Each week, we see Alaska through the eyes of an expert in their field. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions for live events,  2020's lectures were recorded and aired on Tuesdays at 7 pm on KUAC TV, channel 9.4 (GCI channel 6). The videos are now on YouTube and linked here for your enjoyment.

June 3 - Homesteading: Lessons in Planning Ahead While Living in the Moment - Sharon McLeod, Retired Big Game Guide and Alaskan Homesteader

June 10 Alaska's Changing Environment: Where We've Been, Where We're Going - Rick Thoman, Climate Specialist, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy at UAF

June 17 Behind the Scenes of Wildland Fire Suppression in Alaska - Tim Mowry, Information Officer, Alaska Division of Forestry's Wildland Fire and Aviation Program

June 24 Tourism in the Time of COVID-19 - Scott McCrea, Director of Tourism, Explore Fairbanks

July 8 Fairbanks Then & Now, A Time-Travel Journey - Joan Skilbred, Local History Buff

July 15 - Climate Change Impacts on Permafrost and Alaska DOT & PF Infrastructure - Jeff Currey, Northern Region Materials Engineer, Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities

July 22 - Invasive Weeds in Interior Alaska - Aditi Shenoy, Invasive Weeds Specialist, Fairbanks Soil & Water Conservation District 

July 29 Alaska's Mineral Industry: A 2020 Perspective - Curt Freeman, Former President, Avalon Development Corporation 

August 5 Going to Extremes: Diversity of Birds - Ed Murphy, UAF  Emeritus Professor of Biology and Wildlife

August 12 Understanding the Census and Its Implications for Fairbanks - Alysha Childs, Complete Count Coordinator, FNSB

Free concerts in the beautiful Georgeson Botanical Gardens.  

Due to COVID-19 restrictions for live events,  2020's lectures were recorded and aired on Tuesdays at 7 pm on KUAC TV, channel 9.4 (GCI channel 6). The videos are now on YouTube and linked here for your enjoyment.

June 4 -  Headbolt Heaters

June 11 - Dry Cabin String Band

June 18 - O Tallulah

June 25 - The ET Barnette String Band

July 9 - Marc Brown & the Blues Crew

July 16 - Fireweed Fiddle

July 23 - Kinky Slinky

July 30 - Emily Anderson and Ryan Bowers

August 6 - Cold Steel Drums

August 13 - Tears for Beers

Here Comes the Sun
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Time: 7 PM
Location: UAF Regents Great Hall

Kinky Slinky
E.T. Barnette
Headbolt Heaters
Dry Cabin String Band
Fairbanks Community Jazz Band

This concert was sponsored by Graphic North printing.

See photos of this groovy concert here


July 8 - An evening with Dermot and Terrence Cole

It's a safe bet that twin brothers Terrance and Dermot Cole together have written more articles and books on Fairbanks and Alaska than any living authors. Together for this year's Legacy Lecture, they muse on their shared history, including their time at the University of Alaska Fairbanks as well as what lies ahead.

June 3 -  Down Memory Lane with Aldona Jonaitis - Director, UA Museum of the North, 1993-2009

June 10 -  Down Memory Lane with Joan Braddock -  Professor of Biology and Dean, College of Natural Science and Mathematics, 1977-2009

June 17 - Down Memory Lane with Larry Kaplan - Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Alaska Native Language Center, 1974-2017

June 24 -  Down Memory Lane with Pete Pinney - Professor of English and Associate Vice Chancellor for Rural and Community Development, 1985-2017

July 22 -  Down Memory Lane with Doug Goering - Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Dean, College of Engineering and Mines, 1989-2018

July 29 -  Down Memory Lane with Phyllis Morrow -  Professor of Anthropology and Dean, College of Liberal Arts, 1987-2007

Aug 5 -  Down Memory Lane with Ron Smith - Professor of Zoology, College of Natural Science and Mathematics, 1968-1997

May 28  -  EARssentials: Hearing & Balance Basics - Dr. Lily Hughes, Clinical Audiologist

June 4 -  Understanding Chronic Pain and How It Can Be Conservatively Managed - Rachel Campbell and Jake Kretschmar, Physical Therapists

June 11 -  Headaches and Migraines. How to Tell the Difference and What To Do About It - Dr. Joshua Costello, Chiropractic Medicine

June 18 -  What Does It Take to Be Financially Healthy? - Ben Roth, Financial Advisor

June 25 -  What's In Your Colon? The Connection Between Optimal Health and the Digestive System - Tonya Brown, Licensed Colon Hydrotherapist

July 9 -  Epigenetics: Unlocking Your Genetic Potential - Dr. Ashley May, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

July 16 -  Sleep Physiology, Common Disorders, and General Health - Dr. Clay Triplehorn,  Osteopathic Medicine

July 23 -  What to Expect in Ageing Eyes - Dr. Michael Mavencamp, Optometrist

July 30 -  Keep Your Smile! How Oral Health & General Health are Interconnected, and Amazing Advances in Dentistry over the Past 45 Years - Dr. Ron Teel, Retired Dentist

Aug 6 -  Is Testosterone Replacement A Panacea for Middle Age Men? - Dr. Muhammad Ahmed, Endocrinologist

May 29 -  What is a Folk School? - Kerri Hamos, Program Director -The Folk School 

June 5 -  Climate Change Impacts on Insects in Alaska and Globally - Derek Sikes, Curator of Insects - University of Alaska Museum of the North, Professor of Entomology - Department of Biology and Wildlife 

June 12 -  Unmanned Aerial Systems: Their Capabilities, Potential, and Current Research Uses - Peter Webley, Associate Director of Research - ACUASI

June 19 -  Reading Natures Story- Interpreting Tracks and Signs of Alaska’s Wildlife - Mike Taras, Wildlife Education and Outreach Specialist - Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

June 26 -  Responses, Risks, and Resilience of Arctic Marine Mammals in a Changing Climate - Donna Hauser, International Arctic Research Center

July 10 -  Chena Slough and River Changes Over the Past 100 Years - Bob Henszey Branch Chief, Conservation Planning Assistance - US Fish & Wildlife Services

July 17 -  Landslides and Science Education in Denali National Park and Preserve - Denny Capps, Geologist - Denali National Park and Preserve; and Sierra McLane, National Park Service Director - Murie Science and Learning Center

July 24 -  Alaska's Berries and their Changing Seasons - Katie Spellman PhD, Research Assistant Professor -UAF International Arctic Research Center

July 31 -  Earth's Aurora vs Jupiter's Aurorae- Peter Delamere, Professor of Space Physics - University of Alaska Fairbanks

Aug 7 -  From Cabbage to Cannabis - Twenty years on a subarctic farm - Mike Emers, Owner - Rosie Creek Farm

Aug 14 - The Future of Eielson: Fifth Generation Fighters Pioneering Airpower’s Frontier - Colonel Benjamin W. Bishop, Commander of the 354th Fighter Wing, Eielson Air Force Base

May 23  Sourdough Rizers

May 30  Dry Cabin String Band

June 6  O Tallulah

June 13  Cold Steel Drums

June 20  Rock Bottom Stompers

June 27  Headbolt Heaters

July 11  Marc Brown and The Blues Crew

July 18  Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival American roots ensemble

July 25  Red Hackle Pipe Band

Aug 1 Fairbanks Community Jazz Band

Aug 8  E.T. Barnette String Band

June 11 - Down Memory Lane with Dan Swift Conversation with Dan Swift, Professor Emeritus, Physics, 1963-1994

June 18 - Down Memory Lane with Charles Deehr Conversation with Charles Deehr, Professor of Physics, 1958-1988June 11 

June 25 - Down Memory Lane with Bob Carlson Conversation with Bob Carlson, Professor of Civil Engineering, 1968-2005

July 9 - Down Memory Lane with Barbara and Clif Lando Conversation with Barbara Lando, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, 1969-1990 and Clif Lando, Associate Professor of Mathematics, 1969-1999

July 16 - Down Memory Lane with Sue McHenry Conversation with Sue McHenry, Academic Advisor, 1972-2008

July 23 - Down Memory Lane with Susan Henrichs Conversation with Susan Henrichs, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, 1982-2018

July 30 - Down Memory Lane with Peggy Shumaker Conversation with Peggy Shumaker, Professor of English, 1985-1999

August 6 - Down Memory Lane with Kes Woodward Conversation with Kes Woodward, Professor of Art, 1981-2000

May 29 - Stress and the Balloon Animal Presented by Mike Bork, Stress Management Consultant and Coach

June 5 - Pain – Reasons Beyond Inflammation: How Osteopathic Medicine can address function and pain to keep you moving Presented by Todd Capistrant, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

June 12 - Mechanics of Memory: How it Breaks Down and How to Fix It Presented by Scott Luper, Naturopathic Doctor

June 19 - Head Over Heels for Balance Presented by Cheryl Sackett, Physical Therapist and Heidi Watkins, Athletic Trainer, Certified PT Assistant

June 26 - The Obesity Paradox Presented by Muhammad Ahmed, MD, Endocrinologist

July 10 - Addressing Opioids and Methamphetamines in 2018—Alaska Communities Respond Presented by Jay Butler, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Alaska Dept. of Health and Social Services; Director, Division of Public Health

July 17 - Secrets to Personal Medication Management: at home, during travel, and how to dispose properly of medications Presented by Karen Miller, R.Ph., Registered Pharmacist

July 24 - Travel and Global Health. How to stay healthy and alive when traveling and not become a victim or a public health concern when returning home Presented by Dennis Rogers, PA-C, Certified Physician Assistant

July 31 - Dry Needling: Effective Treatment for Muscle Pain Presented by Denise Jerome, PT, Physical Therapist

August 7 - What it means to be a Community Hospital and the Foundation Health Partners – Mayo Clinic RelationshipPresented by Michael Swenson, MD, TVC CMO, and Jim Lynch, FMH CEO

May 30 - 30+ Years of Gardening in the Interior Presented by  Terry Reichardt, Master Gardener

June 6 - Walter Harper, Alaska Native Son Presented by Mary Erhlander, Director, UAF Arctic and Northern Studies Program

June 13- Dinosaurs of Darkness: The latest on Alaska’s dinosaur research Presented by Patrick Druckenmiller, Earth Sciences Curator, University of Alaska Museum and Associate Professor, UAF Department of Geosciences

June 20- Tundra be Dammed: Beaver colonization of the Arctic Presented by Ken Tape,Ecologist, UAF Institute of Northern Engineering

June 27- HAARP: New frontiers in space science on the Last Frontier Presented by Nettie LaBelle-Hamer, Deputy Director, UAF Geophysical Institute

July 11 - Responding to Rapid Environmental Change in Alaska’s Arctic Presented by Hajo Eicken, Director, International Arctic Research Center

July 18- Ruth Burnett Fish Hatchery and Stocking Interior Waters Presented by Travis Hyer, Assistant Hatchery Manager, Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery

July 25 - Alaska at a Crossroads: How the struggle over the Permanent Fund Dividend divides and unites AlaskansPresented by Dermot Cole, Author and Journalist

August 1 - Eielson Update on the F-35s Presented by Kevin Blanchard, Director, 354th Fighter Wing F-35, Program Integration Office, Eielson Air Force Base

August 8 - Scuba Diving in Alaska’s Waters Presented by Mitch Osborne, Owner and Katherine Sample, Instructor, Test the Waters

May 24 - Headbolt Heaters

May 31 - Red Hackle Pipe Band

June 7 - Cold Steel Drums

June 14 - O'Tallulah

June 21 - Rock Bottom Stompers

June 28 - Emily Anderson

July 5 - Marc Brown

July 12 -Dry Cabin String Band

July 19 - FSAF American Roots Ensemble

July 26 - FSAF Vocal Jazz

August 2 - Fairbanks Community Jazz Band

August 9 - ET Barnette


June 18 - Centennial Celebration Speaker Series with Mark Hamilton  Conversation with Mark Hamilton, University of Alaska President

June 25 - Centennial Celebration Speaker Series with Dana Thomas Conversation with Dana Thomas, UAF Interim Chancellor and UA Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research

July 23 - Centennial Celebration Speaker Series with Wendy Redman Conversation with Wendy Redman, University of Alaska Vice President

July 30- Centennial Celebration Speaker Series with Marshall Lind Conversation with Marshall Lind, UAF Chancellor

August 27- Centennial Celebration Speaker Series with Brian Rogers Conversation with Brian Rogers, UAF Chancellor

June 12 - Down Memory Lane with Larry Bennett and Bill Mendenhall  Conversation with Larry Bennett, Professor Emeritus, Engineering Management, 1968–77 and Bill Mendenhall, Professor Emeritus, Civil Engineering, 1955–87

June 19 - Down Memory Lane with Rudy Krejci Conversation with Rudy Krejci, Professor Emeritus, Philosophy and Humanities, 1960–97

June 26 - Down Memory Lane with Carl Benson and Will Harrison Conversation with Carl Benson, Professor Emeritus, Geology and Geophysics, 1960–87 and Will Harrison, Professor Emeritus, Physics, 1972–98

July 10 - Down Memory Lane with Bill Brody Conversation with Bill Brody, Professor Emeritus, Art, 1967–2000

July 17- Down Memory Lane with Anne Shinkwin Conversation with Anne Shinkwin, Professor Emeritus, Anthropology, 1971–91

July 24- Down Memory Lane with Paul McCarthy Conversation with Paul McCarthy, Professor Emeritus, Library Science, 1964–91

July 31- Down Memory Lane with Paul Reichardt and Terry Chapin Conversation with Paul Reichardt, Professor Emeritus, Chemistry, 1972–2007 and Terry Chapin, Distinguised Professor Emeritus, Biology, 1973–2011

August 7- Down Memory Lane with Dave Klein and Dan Hawkins Conversation with Dave Klein, Professor Emeritus, Wildlife Management, 1962–97 and Dan Hawkins, Professor Emeritus, Geology and Chemistry, 1967–90

May 30 - Avoiding and Eliminating Modern Diseases of Affluence Through Nutritional Excellence  Presented by John Huffer, MD, Urologist

June 6 - Skin Cancer 101  Presented by Brooke Walls, DO, Dermatologist

June 13- Demystifying the Fourth Floor: What happens in an inpatient psychiatric ward   Presented by Vanessa Venezia, MD, Psychiatrist; Michelle Tirrell, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Bobbi Ross, Occupational Therapist Registered/Licensed

June 20- Marijuana and Health: The highs and lows   Presented byJay Butler, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Alaska Dept. of Health and Social Services; Director, Division of Public Health

June 27- Parks and Recreation: Community health at your fingertips   Presented byMike Bork, Director, Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation

July 11- Is This an Emergency? Do I Need to See a Doctor Now?   Presented by Anne Hanley, DO, Pediatrician and Mark Simon, MD, Emergency Room Physician

July 18- Arthritis in Alaska   Presented by Raymond Wilson, MD, Rheumatologist

July 25- Are You Steady on Your Feet? Ways to keep you there   Presented by Cheryl Sackett, Physical Therapist and Heidi Watkins, Athletic Trainer Certified and Physical Therapist Assistant

August 1- Moving Toward a Plant-based Diet   Presented by Katie Garrity, RDN, LD, Registered and Licensed Dietitian

August 8- Laugh Yourself Healthy with Laughter Yoga   Presented by Mike Bork, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

May 31- A Century of Earthquakes in Central Alaska   Presented by  Carl Tape, UAF Associate Professor of Geophysics

June 14- Partnerships in Fire Resilience: How to prevent fires and prepare yourself and your home   Presented by Doug Schrage,Chief, UAF Fire Department

June 21- Adventures of the Sikuliaq: Living and working on a research ship   Presented by Bradley Moran, Dean, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

June 28- To Protect and To Share: A walkabout of two northern national parks with an Oldtyme Ranger   Presented by Greg Dudgeon, Superintendent, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, and Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve

July 12- Why This Former East Coast Kid Values America’s Last Frontier   Presented by Don Striker, Superintendent, Denali National Park and Preserve

July 19- Alaskans in Conversation  Presented by Robert Hannon, Journalist and On-call News Producer, KUAC

July 26- The 150th Anniversary of the Alaska Purchase  Presented by Dermot Cole, Author and Journalist

August 2- The History of the African American Community in Fairbanks  Presented byDorothy Jones, UAF Associate Professor, Emeritus

August 9- As Green As It Gets  Presented by Karl Kassel, Mayor, Fairbanks North Star Borough

June 1 - Headbolt Heaters

June 8 -  O Tallulah

June 15 - Marc Brown & the Blues Crew

June 22 - Rock Bottom Stompers

June 29 -  Cold Steel Drums

July 6 - Emily Anderson

July 13 -Dry Cabin String Band

July 20 - FSAF Celtic Ensemble

July 27 - FSAF Brazilian Ensemble

August 3 - Fairbanks Community Jazz Band

August 10 - ET Barnette String Band

2014 Healthy Living and Discover Alaska Lectures are available as a YouTube playlist. Please click the links to view the recordings.

June 2: Honoring the late Helen Atkinson

May 19: Incivility and Gridlock in Washington: Why America Needs The Village Square (presentation)