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Fairbanks Visitor Industry Sponsors 16th “Walk for Charity” None 

Fairbanks Visitor Industry Sponsors 16th “Walk for Charity”

The Fairbanks visitor industry is organizing the 16th Visitor Industry Walk for Charity to be held on Friday, May 11, 2018. Families, friends and community groups are invited to sign up to walk and eat to support local non-profits. Registered walkers will meet on May 11th between 5:30 and 6 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church parking lot and follow a course that will take them through downtown Fairbanks.

Alaskanomics Blog: How is the State Dealing with the Shortfall in Pension Systems? None 

Alaskanomics Blog: How is the State Dealing with the Shortfall in Pension Systems?

A new paper by Cliff Groh, in collaboration with ISER faculty, looks at how the state government has dealt so far with a very big problem: the state's two largest retirement systems for public employees don't have enough money to cover future costs of pensions and benefits for state and local employees when they retire.

Alaska Suited for Growth in Renewable Energy Sector None 

Alaska Suited for Growth in Renewable Energy Sector

UAS Sitka Campus Selects Professor Leslie Gordon as Director None 

UAS Sitka Campus Selects Professor Leslie Gordon as Director

​UAS Professor Leslie Gordon has been selected as Campus Director of the University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka Campus. She currently serves as professor and program director for Health Information Management, and as assistant director of academic affairs. She has taught more than ten years at the campus and has built the Health Information Management (HIM) program into a vibrant, rigorous, externally-accredited program. She begins her new position effective May 13, 2018.

New Kiska Battlefield Exhibit Opens None 

New Kiska Battlefield Exhibit Opens

Commemorating a little-known Alaska battlefield of global significance, the Alaska Aviation Museum has created the Kiska Exhibit, opening Thursday, April 12, 2018. May marks the 75th commemorative anniversary of US efforts to retake the Japanese-held islands of Kiska and Attu. A slice of Alaska World War Two history, the Kiska Exhibit includes both historic and modern images of Kiska’s battlefield landscape.

Anchorage Business Partner to Transform Downtown District Through Design Thinking None 

Anchorage Business Partner to Transform Downtown District Through Design Thinking

Local businesses are partnering with city government and Alaska’s largest museum to use design to face-off with Anchorage’s big-city problems.

Eighth Annual Yakutat Tern Festival Begins May 31 None 

Eighth Annual Yakutat Tern Festival Begins May 31

he Eighth Annual Yakutat Tern Festival is May 31-June 3, 2018. The festival is a celebration of the natural and cultural resources of Yakutat, Alaska, which hosts one of the largest and southernmost known nesting colonies of Aleutian Terns, as well as Arctic Terns and up to 200 other bird species that nest in or migrate through the area.

Alaska Hot Springs, Far and Wide None 
New Online Portal to Communicate Salmon Science None 

New Online Portal to Communicate Salmon Science

A new international Salmon Science Network recently launched an online portal to help improve access to salmon research and tackle emerging challenges in salmon conservation.

Alaska Public Media Hires Shelly Wozniak as Director of Radio Programming and On-Air Promotions None 

Alaska Public Media Hires Shelly Wozniak as Director of Radio Programming and On-Air Promotions

Alaska Public Media (AKPM) welcomed Shelly Wozniak back to the organization as the Director of FM Programming & On-Air Promotions. Wozniak previously worked at AKPM as the original host and co-producer of the award-winning program AK.