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With an impending nursing shortage, UAA’s School of Nursing steps up to the plate None 

With an impending nursing shortage, UAA’s School of Nursing steps up to the plate

In the United States, health care is one of the fastest growing job sectors in the country. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, in 2014, 11.8 million workers were employed in the health care industry, with 2.7 million of that workforce represented by registered nurses.

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ASD Recognizes Northern Lights ABC School

The Anchorage School District joins the U.S. Department of Education and the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development in recognizing Northern Lights ABC School as one of 342 schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools throughout the nation. Karen Wallace is Principal.

Alaska Upward Bound receives $2.1 million award None 

Alaska Upward Bound receives $2.1 million award

A group led by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Upward Bound program has been awarded a $2.1 million National Science Foundation grant to use emerging technologies as a way to increase the interest of high school low-income and first-generation-to-college students in science fields. The effort will include Upward Bound programs in 18 states and territories.

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls with a desire to help EATA host the annual Cowboy Ball! None 

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls with a desire to help EATA host the annual Cowboy Ball!

The Cowboy Ball is coming up soon and we are looking for any interested volunteers. The night will consist of dinner, dancing, and live & silent auctions. We would love support with running the event itself, set-up, and take-down. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Rebecca at: rebecca.widmer@equineassistedtherapyalaska.org

Prehistoric reptile one mile above McCarthy None 

Prehistoric reptile one mile above McCarthy

In 1963, 23-year-old geologist David Whistler sat down for lunch on a rocky hilltop one mile above Kennicott Glacier. With one hand on his sandwich and the other on his miner’s pick, he flipped over rocks. One of them made him pause. Embedded in the stone was a row of sharp teeth.

Federal grant aims to stimulate Alaska seaweed farming None 

Federal grant aims to stimulate Alaska seaweed farming

A half-million-dollar federal grant is headed to the University of Alaska Fairbanks for research in seaweed farming, a growing industry in Alaska.

$2.4 million grant to fund study of renewable energy impacts None 

$2.4 million grant to fund study of renewable energy impacts

A team of University of Alaska researchers has received a $2.4 million federal grant to study whether the use of renewable power could help small Alaska communities provide food, energy and safe water sustainably.

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The Alaska Business Week selects Andy Rogers as Executive Director

The Alaska Business Week (ABW) board of directors has selected Andy Rogers as the program’s Executive Director. Rogers replaces long-time director Nicole Schuh who is pursuing opportunities out of state.

Women In the Trades Parade None 

Women In the Trades Parade

Warrior Western Weekend: Volunteer opportunity None 

Warrior Western Weekend: Volunteer opportunity

Warrior Western Weekend hosted by Alaska’s Healing Hearts is being held September 30th at the Elk’s Lodge Camp in Sutton and they are looking for volunteers! Military members, veterans, and their families will be coming out to enjoy equine events, cowboy action shooting, ATV rides, archery, outdoor activities, games, arts and crafts, and good old cowboy recreation.