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UAF in the news: week of Sept. 28, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902


Farthest north forest festival tests outdoor skills
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--So, you think you're a really good Alaska woodsman? Saturday will be the time to put those skills to the test at the 12th annual Farthest North Forest Sports Festival on the UAF campus and at Ballaine Lake. Read more ...

UAF honors distinguished alumni
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The University of Alaska Fairbanks Alumni Association will honor Rep. Richard Foster with its 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award. Read more ...

We're sustaining our university
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
I presented my first convocation as permanent chancellor to the university community earlier this month. Convocations--annual traditions at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and universities across the country--are part vision statement, part pep rally; a way to bring the university community together to celebrate what we have accomplished and to chart out what lies ahead. Read more ...

Six join Nanooks Hall of Fame
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Joe Nava was ecstatic that two people special to him joined him among the six inductees in the Alaska Nanooks Hall of Fame on Saturday. Read more ...

'People from Outside' soon learn few Alaska sites accessible by road
Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel
FAIRBANKS, Alaska --When my wife and I moved to Maine in 2000, we quickly learned that to Mainers we were "from away." Read more ...

More on home canning seafood: crab and shrimp
Capital City Weekly
For the August 5 issue of the Capital City Weekly, I submitted an article focusing on home canning seafood, specifically crab and geoducks. I was pleased to receive an e-mail from a reader asking for more information. As many of you may have had the same questions I'm sharing my responses here. Read more ...

What can Sea Grant do for you?
Bristol Bay Times
I often get questions relating to the Marine Advisory Program (MAP) and my position as a MAP agent. Although I am still very new to the program, I would like to offer some insight into the program and also to illustrate some of the ways that a MAP agent can serve as catalyst for positive change within the communities in which they serve. For those of you who don't know me, I am the new MAP agent for the Bristol Bay region. Read more ...

University of Alaska engineers a boom
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Alaska wants engineers--lots of them--and the University of Alaska Fairbanks is doing its best to add to the supply. Read more ...