2014 Student Commencement Speaker
Who do you want to represent the UAF graduating class of 2014?
Nominations are now open for the 2014 Student Commencement Speaker. Nominees should be a student who positively represents the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is Graduating in either Fall 2013 or Spring 2014.
Nominations are due Friday, March 14th by 5pm.
Nominate a student here.
Submit nomination letters to:
Student Speaker Selection Committee
UAF LIVE Office
P.O. Box 756640
Fairbanks, AK 99775
Email Submissions to:
with subject title:Student Speaker Selection Committee
For more information please contact:
Student Organizations Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 474-1170
ART BUSWELL AWARD NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED THROUGH MARCH 7TH, 2014
In recognition of Dr. Arthur “Art” Buswell’s community contributions, the Art Buswell Public Service 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 the University of Alaska and/or his or her community. The student who is selected as the award recepient will recieve $1000.
- Demonstrated outstanding public service contributions in areas that are distinctly apart from academic achievements (this service may have been with an established organization(s) or individual acts of service over a significant period of time, however, only service activities performed while a student at the University of Alaska will be recognized);
- Must have at least 30 undergraduate hours in the University of Alaska system
- Must be an undergraduate student who is planning to graduate in Spring 2014
- No record of significant or sustained violations of the UAF Code of Conduct
- Strong letters of recommendation
- A complete and legible application packet
Nominations are being accepted through March 7th, applications will be due April 11th.
Please contact Cara Hollingsworth in the LIVE office with questions.
Donate Now to the Alternative Spring Break Program!
Alternative Break 2014 has been announced!
The 2014 Alternative Spring Break destination will be Costa Rica!
We will be spending our Spring Break doing service work in the town of Talamanca , Costa Rica with a program called Outward Bound.
"Outward Bound Costa Rica inspires and develops leadership, compassion, responsibility, respect for the environment and commitment to serve through adventure-based wilderness experiences led by a skilled, conscious staff." Kate Burke, Custom Course & Partnerships manager
Please consider donating to the Atlernative Spring Break Program by clicking the donate now button. Please select the "Leadership Fund" to ensure your donation reaches the Alternative Spring Break Program.
Where Are They Now?
Each month we will feature a former UAF student to see where they are and how UAF helped them get there!
Name: Ashleigh Strange
What year did you graduate?
May of 2013
What is your degree?
What is your job title now?
A couple of months after graduation, I moved to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to work in an Amazon.com Fulfillment Warehouse.
What were you involved in at UAF?
While at UAF, I was a resident assistant for Residence Life, a member of the Nanook Traditions Board, I had a radio show with KSUA, wrote the Student Government column for the UAF Sun Star, and even spent a year as UAF's mascot, the Nanook!
What is your favorite memory from being involved at UAF?
My favorite memory from being involved at UAF has to be the 3 years in a row I organized the Thrill the World Flash Mob dance on campus with the Student Activities office. Overall, I taught approximately 350 Fairbanksans and UAF students to dance to Michale Jackson's "Thriller."
How has involvement at UAF helped you in your post grad adventures?
Getting involved at UAF is no different than getting involved in the "Real World" after graduation. There are lots of opportunities to help make the world a better place. Recently, I took a bus to NYC with the 9/11 Day "I Will" volunteer memorial project to help refurbish a firehouse in Bayside,Queens. Volunteering in Mexico with Alternative Spring Break has really opened doors to where and when I can volunteer in the future. No place is too far and every volunteer opportunity is an adventure!
We are located in the Wood Center and offer a rich variety of opportunities for you to get involved at UAF, develop your leadership skills and style, meet new people, and be of service in our community and beyond.
Co-Curricular Opportunities for Leadership Development (COLD Certificate)
For more information about an individual event, please contact us at: 474-1170 or stop by our office in the Wood Center.
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