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UAF in the news: week of April 30, 2007

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: (907) 474-7902

05/04/07

Drygas appointed to UA Board of Regents
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and news outlets statewide
Erik Drygas, the hockey coach at West Valley High School and a 2000 graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, has been appointed to the university’s Board of Regents. Read more ...

Donor gives $2.6 million to University of Alaska
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and KTVA
An alumnus of the University of Alaska and the former chief executive officer of Alaska Airlines has given the university $2.6 million. Read more ...

Hot industry has engineers of all stripes in high demand
Alaska Journal of Commerce
Nathan Epps and Merlin Peterson are both 32-year-old men who have civil engineering degrees. They're sharp, honest and are young enough to contribute to an organization for three decades, easily. Read more ...

Alaska women celebrate hoops season
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Quite simply, it was the least suspenseful award of the night.
When the Alaska Nanooks women’s basketball team handed out awards, it was little surprise that the Mia Seagraves Best Defender award went to — drum roll please — Mia Seagraves, Read more ...

I want to be …
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
It was story time on Friday morning in Edith Dunehew’s second-grade classroom at Denali Elementary School. The children, sitting cross-legged on the floor, listened intently, following along and pointing out funny happenings hidden in the illustrations, as two visitors shared a story book. Read more ...

Watching over the wilderness
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Looking out the window of his plane, Mike Spindler could see two sets of tracks on the frozen lake below. Running down the center of the lake were the ski tracks from Spindler’s plane, which he had landed on the lake the week before during a reconnaissance flight. Read more ...

Student Web site garners top prize
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The University of Alaska Fairbanks journalism department’s student online publication, Extreme Alaska, won a Pacific Northwest regional Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Read more ...

Outstanding UAF graduating seniors honored
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
More than six dozen students were honored at the University of Alaska Fairbanks” annual student awards breakfast last week. Each spring at the annual awards breakfast, UAF honors students who have distinguished themselves throughout their academic careers. Read more ...

School of Management retains accreditation
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Management has, again, met the rigorous standards set forth by the professional education community. Read more ...

Northern sea ice continues to shrink
SITNews
"¨Since 1979, the first year we were able to look at sea ice from above with satellites, scientists have never seen less ice floating on the northern oceans at this time of year. Read more ...

Students take first at bridge-building competition
Daily Vanguard
Portland State's Steel Bridge Team won first place overall in a bridge-building competition that was PSU's first-ever victory. Read more ...

Initiative to help Alaskans prepare for warmer future
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
In order to address rapid environmental change, Alaska’s managers and policymakers need timely access to research that shows how changes may shape future conditions. In response, the Scenarios Network for Alaska Planning has been created to develop scenarios that are based on the most current information available. Read more ...

Conference scheduled for local producers
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
A conference highlighting Alaska homegrown specialty and gourmet foods will take place in Fairbanks this Friday and Saturday at the Hutchison Institute of Technology’s culinary arts facility. Sponsored by Cooperative Extension Service, the event is specially designed for Alaskans interested in the specialty food business. Read more ...

'Project Enhance' increases number of Native teachers
Indian Country Today
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A grant to help increase the number of indigenous teachers in Alaska has successfully graduated three Native students from the state's interior since its inception in 2004. Called ''Project Enhance,'' the program pays for the college education of upper-level students who are interested in entering the education field, teaching them about the region's indigenous cultures. Read more ...

Life insurance for the ‘oil-revenue fairy’
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Recently there was yet another mention in the press that in the years ahead “Alaska might not be the blessed recipient of the “oil-revenue fairy.” Read more ...