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.
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.
The Alaska Earthquake Center will offer an online course in fall 2017 to help educators teach about earthquake science.
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.
A new faculty-led internship option is linking University of Alaska Anchorage students with their future peers across the street at Providence Hospital.
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.
Starting Monday, August 7th, The Salvation Army is hosting its annual Coats for Kids drive for the Anchorage community. The coat drive starts next week and concludes September 8th, with a community coat distribution planned for Saturday September 23rd at The Salvation Army Anchorage Community Corps, located at 1701 C Street from 10am to 3pm.
There was a lot of silence as the two friends floated 110 miles south on a remote river in northeastern Alaska in July. But the silence wasn’t between them — it was all around them.
Maggie Chan is studying for her Ph.D. at UAF in the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. She is expected to graduate in December. Two months later, Chan will begin a Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, sponsored by Alaska Sea Grant.
Gunnar Knapp, professor emeritus of economics at ISER, and Michelle Bartlett, director of UAF's Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning program, have been awarded the 2017 Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence. The UA Foundation awards the prize annually to recognize excellence in support of the University of Alaska, and this year marks the first time the foundation split the honor between two candidates it found equally deserving. Both will receive $10,000.