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The engineer’s stone that sits just west of the Duckering Building will be rededicated at 4 p.m. Friday, July 21, as part of the 2017 Nanook Rendezvous reunion. The stone was created in 1967. In 2013, as construction of the new engineering facility began, Professor Robert Perkins wrote a history of the monument and its … Continue reading Engineer’s stone tells of ‘terrible rumbling and many memos’

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UAF staff contributed 98 pounds of food and $100 to the Fairbanks Community Food Bank’s Bone Builders program during a collection effort in May. The University Advocacy Committee, a committee of UAF Staff Council, organized the effort.

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President Johnsen announced changes to personal holiday days and the annual leave cash-in program in a May 26 memo to Staff Alliance and the Statewide Administration Assembly in response to five recommendations by those staff governance bodies. Each decision is supported through consultation with the Summit Team and Chief Human Resources Officer Keli McGee. 1. Increased personal … Continue reading Johnsen responds to staff governance compensation requests

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In the early going of my second hike across Alaska along the route of the trans-Alaska pipeline, I chose to walk the highway rather than the pipe’s route to get up Thompson Pass north of Valdez. The road added six miles to our day. But I tried the pipe route up the pass 20 years ago and it was like trying to climb a 90-meter ski jump.

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UAF is seeking a faculty athletic representative to the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The athletic representative at UAF is a valued faculty member who helps oversee the academic integrity of the athletics program. The representative also contributes to ensuring the institution complies with NCAA rules.

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