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UAS Sitka urges students to become involved with government

SITKA, Alaska, March 27, 2013 – Do you plan to take classes from the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus next year, including e-Learning classes from sites outside Sitka? If so, then you are eligible to represent your fellow students during the 2013-14 academic year.

It’s easy for students to become involved on campus, and one way to do that is to run for an office with the UAS Sitka Campus Student Government Association. All it takes is being registered for one credit in a class offered through UAS Sitka Campus. Students can run for president, vice president, secretary, treasurer or public relations officer.

The deadline to announce your intention to run is Monday, April 1. Elected officers receive small stipends and have the right to vote on issues that come before the government. There also are non-voting student representatives who can participate in meetings and bring student concerns to the government.

In addition to registering to run for office, students should be aware that an updated student government constitution will come to a vote on April 15-22. The new constitution will be posted online with the old constitution, so students can view the changes. The new constitution will affect every student on campus.

To learn more about the UAS Sitka Campus Student Government Association and to find out how to run for office, contact advisor April Wilson Susky at 747-7703 or awsusky@uas.alaska.edu, or call the Student Success Center at 747-7717. Information about the UAS Sitka Campus Student Government Association also is available online at www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/studentservices/student_govt_home or on the group’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/uassitkasga.

For more information about UAS Sitka Campus academic programs, call 747-7700 in Sitka or
1-800-478-6653 (toll-free), stop by the campus, or go online at www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka. Summer and fall course schedules can be found at www.uas.alaska.edu/schedule.

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