The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity is accepting applications for undergraduate student travel during the spring semester. These funds support students who want to present the results of their research or creative activity at meetings, conferences or workshops. Full-time students in all years of study and all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Students may apply for up to $2,000. The deadline to apply is Jan. 29, 2017, at 11:59 pm.
Students interested in entrepreneurship can apply for a new congressional intern program that starts in the summer of 2017.
The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer and congressional staff members developed the eight-week program. It places exceptional university and college students in U.S. Senate and House offices to work on issues dealing with entrepreneurship and startups. The program also includes meetings with senior federal administration officials, serial entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists, angel investors and corporate venture groups. The goal is to increase the students’ professional network both during the internship and when they return to campus to share their experiences and networks with students, researchers, faculty and alumni.
In the long term, it is expected that these students will provide entrepreneurship leadership in public service, academia and the private sector throughout their careers.
KUAC-TV, UAF’s public television station, will host two premieres Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Davis Concert Hall.
For children, there will be a showing of the Splash and Bubbles special “One Big Ocean,” a new PBS Kids film, at 2 p.m. Children can be photographed with a Splash cutout character, color activity sheets and receive giveaways.
At 4 p.m, KUAC will show the first hour of Masterpiece’s new show, “Victoria,” in the Davis Concert Hall. Attendees may enter a trivia contest and take photos with a Victoria cutout character.
Fireworks light up the sky Dec. 31 during the kickoff event for UAF’s centennial, the New Year’s Eve Sparktacular, on West Ridge of the Fairbanks campus. The Sparktacular was organized by Mike Thomas, owner of University Chevron, and sponsored by community groups and businesses.
UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning received the 2016 Creative and Innovative Award from the North American Association of Summer Sessions for its Alaska Dreaming program.
Alaska Dreaming was created to encourage students from the Lower 48 to come to Alaska to take courses during the summer. Round-trip tickets from Seattle are given to any student enrolling in a minimum of six Summer Sessions credits and completing them with a grade of C or better.
The UAF Alumni Association seeks nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus and William R. Cashen Service awards. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 6.
Both awards, as well as others, will be presented at the Blue and Gold Gala, Feb. 11, 2017.
Distinguished Alumnus Award:
The Distinguished Alumnus Award is the association’s most prestigious award. It was first awarded in 1962 and continues to annually recognize living graduates of UAF. Alumni are selected for the award based on specific meritorious service on behalf of UAF, distinguished accomplishments in business and professional life, or distinguished human service in community affairs. The nomination should include information on the candidate’s life achievements.
William R. Cashen Service Award:
William R. “Bill” Cashen ’37 was a former alumni director, professor and marshal emeritus, historian, public servant, family man, proud alumnus and friend to many alumni. Cashen set the example for service to the university and its alumni association. This award is designed to recognize and perpetuate his example and inspire all those associated with the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Both alumni and non-alumni qualify for the award.
Nominees for the William R. Cashen Service Award are judged on the basis of meritorious service at more than one level of alumni activity. This could include, but is not limited to, serving as an alumni association chapter officer, serving on the board of directors, assisting with a project, setting up a scholarship or serving on a UAF selection committee or an advisory council.
Rodolfo Garcia receives kisses from Steele, a 150-pound Malemute, at the Rasmuson Library. During finals week on the Fairbanks campus, students could relieve a little stress by meeting friendly dogs brought by Companions Inc.