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Campus road project has become model for permafrost construction

Campus road project has become model for permafrost construction

When planning began more than a decade ago for a new access road to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, it was clear that the high-profile job had a decent chance of turning into a fiasco.
Local Head Start Administrator Graduates from UCLA Head Start  Management Fellows Program

Local Head Start Administrator Graduates from UCLA Head Start Management Fellows Program

Training completed by Head Start executive Kristin Ramstad will ultimately benefit children and their families from Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc., in Anchorage, Alaksa. Kristin is one of 40 graduates of the June 2017 UCLA Head Start Management Fellows Program, an intensive 12-day leadership and management development program, conducted at the UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles. The program was developed in 1991 to strengthen the management and leadership skills of Head Start administrators and is currently funded by the Head Start National Center on Program and Management and Fiscal Operations.
Hike across Alaska ends with after-dinner bear

Hike across Alaska ends with after-dinner bear

A few days ago, Cora the dog and I walked across a footbridge spanning a natural moat flowing through northern tundra plants. There, we reached mile 0 of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and the finish of a south-to-north walk across Alaska, most of it on the service road that parallels the pipeline.
Berry research project seeks volunteer citizen scientists

Berry research project seeks volunteer citizen scientists

Across Alaska, berry harvests have begun in earnest — and, this year, so has a project in which Alaskans will help track their berry patches scientifically.
College of Engineering adds K-12 Coordinator

College of Engineering adds K-12 Coordinator

UAA’s College of Engineering has hired its first ever K-12 Coordinator, Vicki Nechodomu. She’ll serve as the chief liaison between the engineering college and K-12 educators in surrounding school districts, including those with more rural constituents.
Join The Arc of Anchorage in this fun and festive event on September 16 allowing people of all abilities to enjoy a Trunk-or-Treating experience!

Join The Arc of Anchorage in this fun and festive event on September 16 allowing people of all abilities to enjoy a Trunk-or-Treating experience!

Join us Saturday, September 16, 2017 for a family friendly and inclusive trunk-or-treating event at The Arc's large and level surfaced parking lot before the cold of October comes! Trunk-or-Treat guests will walk to each decorated vehicle's "trunk station" and collect candy and small prizes. Admission ticket includes a treat collection bag, treats and prizes at trunk stations.
Master gardener session offered in Anchorage

Master gardener session offered in Anchorage

Gardeners seeking to improve their skills may sign up for a master gardener training session in Anchorage that begins Sept. 11.
Alaska Zoo invites visitors to give back on Homeless Animals Day

Alaska Zoo invites visitors to give back on Homeless Animals Day

The Alaska Zoo will continue its summer event lineup this August with a variety of programs focused on animal care, education and getting to know the zoo family. With programs for all ages, visitors are invited to join in the fun and learning at the Alaska Zoo’s annual Birds, Bees & Wine adult tour, Homeless Animals Day, Summer Family Nights, Toddler Programs and more this month.
Final steps to Mile 0 of summer walk

Final steps to Mile 0 of summer walk

I said goodbye to my final hiking partner today outside a van on the side of a gravel highway. For the remaining 40 miles in my summer hike along the path of the Trans-Alaska Highway, it will be just Cora and me.
UAF feature: New nurse balanced school with pregnancy, newborn

UAF feature: New nurse balanced school with pregnancy, newborn

Two days after finding out she was pregnant, newlywed Deanna Pavil got another big surprise — an acceptance letter to the nursing program hosted at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Kuskokwim Campus in Bethel.

UA Board of Regents finalizes university’s FY18 capital budget for facility maintenance projects

The University of Alaska Board of Regents unanimously adopted the FY18 capital budget appropriation for facility maintenance projects at a special meeting yesterday, bringing the FY18 budget process to a close. The university’s total FY18 facility maintenance investment is $45.6 million -- $5 million from the capital budget and $40.6 million allocated from the university’s operating budget.
Alaska Earthquake Center to offer online course for educators

Alaska Earthquake Center to offer online course for educators

The Alaska Earthquake Center will offer an online course in fall 2017 to help educators teach about earthquake science.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE PROGRAM

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE PROGRAM

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older. Tax-Aide volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers who might otherwise miss out on the credits and deductions they’ve earned.
Learning by heart at the hospital

Learning by heart at the hospital

A new faculty-led internship option is linking University of Alaska Anchorage students with their future peers across the street at Providence Hospital.

Four Longtime Alaskans Inducted to the Business Hall of Fame

Four outstanding Alaska business leaders will join the Alaska Business Hall of Fame at the annual Junior Achievement recognition event in January. Business peers recently selected Thomas Barrett, President, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., Robert B. Gillam – Chairman & CEO, McKinley Capital Management, Charles E. “Chuck” Robinson (being honored posthumously) founder of Alaska Communications, and Robert Penney – Real Estate Developer/Investor. These business leaders are honored for their direct impact toward furthering the success of Alaska business, demonstrated support and commitment to Junior Achievement’s programs, and demonstrated commitment to Alaska business.
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