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UAF in the news: week of July 2, 2007

Submitted by Ty Keltner
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New coach to keep Ferguson as assistant

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Doc DelCastillo has yet to conduct a practice or guide his team during a game as the new head hockey coach of the Alaska Nanooks. But his transistion from five-year assistant coach at Central Collegiate Hockey Association rival Nebraska-Omaha became a little easier over the weekend, as he began to build a coaching staff by retaining a familiar face in the Nanooks program. Read more"

Alaska Travel Industry Association awards $27,000 in scholarships

Monday The Alaska Travel Industry Association (AlaskaTIA) recently awarded 14 scholarships totaling $27,000 to Alaskan students pursuing careers in the visitor industry. Read more...

Cultural purveyor adamant on spreading the Athabascan word

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
If Susan Paskvan had her wish, everyone in the Interior villages along the Koyukuk River would know how to speak their native language Koyukon Athabascan, or Denaakke. Read more...

Liz Claiborne legacy extends to Fairbanks

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Internationally renowned fashion designer Liz Claiborne, who died Wednesday, has left a legacy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation, created by Claiborne and her husband, Ortenberg, recently donated $250,000 to the University of Alaska Foundation to create the George Schaller Fellowship at UAF. Read more...

Works in progress
Anchorage Daily News
For the past 15 years, Anchorage's playwrights -- including Dick Reichman, Schatzie Schaefers, Mark Muro and Shane Mitchell -- have worked out the kinks in their plays at the conference before they are produced at places like Out North and Cyrano's Off Center Playhouse. Read more...

UAF student awarded fisheries fellowship
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Seanbob Kelly, a University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences graduate student, will soon work in the nation's capital as a 2008 National Sea Grant Knauss Fellow. Read more...

Alaska museum inspired by the wild land
Asbury Park Press
The museum on the hill looks like breaching whales. Or maybe the swooping white walls bring to mind shimmering northern lights.Read more...