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 UAF launches new master’s degree in marine studies None 

UAF launches new master’s degree in marine studies

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has launched a new Master of Arts degree in marine studies to prepare graduates for science-based management jobs.

The 15th Annual Cowboy Ball is almost here! None 

The 15th Annual Cowboy Ball is almost here!

November 4th is fast approaching, so make sure your boots are shined and your bidding reflexes are honed for the Cowboy Ball next Saturday! We have delicious food, great music, and a wide array of live and silent auction items lined up for the evening. Doors will open at 6 pm, followed by dinner and the silent & live auctions. Then from 9 pm - 11 pm the Ken Peltier Band will be performing. Come and help us dance the night away!

Ideas win big at 2017 UAF Arctic Innovation Competition None 

Ideas win big at 2017 UAF Arctic Innovation Competition

The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Management awarded $30,000 in cash prizes Saturday, Oct. 21, after the final round of presentations in the 2017 Arctic Innovation Competition.

MatSu Empty Bowl None 

MatSu Empty Bowl

In a continued partnership with Valley Pottery Association, Just Add Paint and other local artists, Kids Kupboard is hosting its second annual Mat-Su Empty Bowls event. Because we had to turn so many away last year, we’ve moved our venue to Raven Hall on the Alaska State Fairgrounds this year!!

Alaska Workforce Investment Board Accepting Nominations for David G. Stone Awards None 

Alaska Workforce Investment Board Accepting Nominations for David G. Stone Awards

The Alaska Workforce Investment Board (AWIB) is soliciting nominations in three categories for the David G. Stone Award. The award, which was established to recognize outstanding partners in workforce development, was named in recognition of Mr. Stone’s dedication to workforce development and Alaska hire.

Biographer profiles scientist-explorer of northeast Alaska None 

Biographer profiles scientist-explorer of northeast Alaska

In the early 1990s, Janet Collins was hiking in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge when she saw “Camp 163” labeled on her map. Intrigued, she later looked up Camp 163 in Donald Orth’s Dictionary of Alaska Place Names. Her curiosity led her to Ernest Leffingwell, the subject of a biography she has written and Washington State University Press just published.

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ASD Settles Third Employment Contract in Five Months

The Anchorage School District has settled the third employment contract in five months. These contracts account for over 1,775 ASD employees. ASD is a large and progressive public school district with many needs and challenges. As the state's largest public school district, ASD is an economic driver in the Municipality of Anchorage.

Partnership to Expand Available Housing Rentals with On-site Support Services for Homeless Individuals None 

Partnership to Expand Available Housing Rentals with On-site Support Services for Homeless Individuals

A new initiative between Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) and partnering organizations will create expanded housing opportunities with comprehensive recovery treatment options for those experiencing homelessness, substance abuse, and mental health disorders.

Salmon could win and lose in changing climate None 

Salmon could win and lose in changing climate

Pacific salmon face an uncertain future due to accelerated climate and landscape change, according to a synthesis paper published in the October 2017 edition of the journal Fisheries.

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District Receives BP's Support for 2017-18 Attendance Program

The Anchorage School District announces support from BP for the 2018 attendance program, a call to action for ASD high school students. Knowing that any absence from school is a missed opportunity, the Anchorage School Board and ASD Administration thank BP for providing funds for an incentive program for students. BP has contributed $12,600 for the year-long program, rewarding high school students who come to school every day for 10 days throughout the school year.