Rural Student Services
Reach Out Newsletter
October 2011
In This Issue
October 2011
Student Spotlight
Student Clubs Happenings
AVCP Visit
RAHI Reunion
Career Services Job Fair
ANCSA Impact Series
Scholarships & Internships

October 2011 

Happenings at RSS


Oct 4, 11, 18, 25  

1pm ANSEP Mtg

Oct 6 & 20
1pm AISES Mtg

Oct 6
1pm Grue 402
Financial $ense:
History of money

Oct 7

Freshman Reports Due   


Oct 13

1pm Grue 402

Financial $ense:

Writing a scholarship essay   


Oct 14

3:30 - 5:00pm  

Alaska Native Education (ANE) leadership Panel @ Denakkanaaga Office 


Oct 15
Fall 2011 Graduation Deadline

Oct 15
International Friendship Day

Oct 17-22

AFN in Anchorage

Oct 20
1pm Grue 402
Financial $ense:
When to save, when to spend

Oct 27
1pm Grue 402
Financial $ense:
Living paycheck to paycheck

Oct 28
5pm RSS Gathering Room ~ Positive Connection Night: Halloween Celebration 

Different Student ClubsANSWA=Alaska Native Social Workers Association

ANESA=Alaska Native Education Student Association

FNA=Festival of Native Arts planning committee

AISES=American Indian Science & Engineering Society

ANSEP=Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program

NABL=Native Alaskan Business Leaders

IYDG= Inu-Yupiaq Dance Group

Troth Yeddh=Athabascan Dance Group 

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RSS Student Spotlight ~ Kelsey Ciugun Wallace  

Kelsey Wallace from Bethel is a sophmore at UAF majoring in Communications with a minor in Alaska Native Studies.  Kelsey was in Washington DC as an itern with Senator Murkowski.  Kelsey states, "it is important to always remember where you come from and the morals you grew up with."  Internships broaden experiences so Kelsey suggest all students partake in any interships related to their majors and interests. 

Kelsey particated in the Festival of Native Arts and in leadership at Moore Hall within the past year.

Kelsey's motivation to do well in school comes from her parents and younger brother.  She would like to set an example for her younger brother and wants to be a role model for people from her area.

Kelsey remembers why she is here at college and stays focused on getting good grades so she can keep distractions of the many things to do in Fairbanks from interfering with her goals. 

Kelsey pays for college through scholarships, family savings and hard work.  Her suggestion to future students is to apply for all scholarships that apply to their interests and majors. 

Kelsey is really excited for this semester.

RSS wishes Kelsey an awesome year and congratulations on Miss WEIO 2011!!

Student Club Happenings this month:

Saturday, October 1st 3-6pm   Annual AISES Fall Picnic ~ hosted by Lorena Hegdal at her home.               
Come one, come all. Food and fun will be provided.  Side dishes are welcome, however students are not expected to bring a dish.  Maps available at RSS.
Rides available from Wood Center Bus Pull out 2:45 - 3:15pm.
For more information, please call Olga Skinner at 474-5152.
AISES 2011 National Conference will be held November 10-12, 2011 in Minneapolis, MN. Depending on available funding, UAF AISES  hopes to send a delegation of students to the conference to represent our chapter and to gain valuable leadership training that will benefit the group in the future.  To be considered for travel, please complete an application by
October 6, 2011 by 5:00 pm.  
For more information or to get an application, please contact Olga Skinner at 474-5152.
Alaska Native Education Student Association (ANESA)
~ Join us for our first meeting of the year!
Thursday, October 6 1-2pm in Colleen Angaiak's office, Brooks Rm 212. 
This will be an informal meeting to get to know each other and talk about events for the year.
For more information, please call Colleen at 474-6623.

NEW! Troth Yeddh Dancers
UAF Athabascan Dance Group
First practice ~ Thursday, October 6th 5:00pm in the RSS Gathering Room. Dinner provided. Come one, come all!
Practices every Thursday at 5:00pm in the RSS Gathering Rm.
For more information, contact Elias Saylor 907-799-0790 or
Carol Murphrey 907-474-6616

NEW! Kick-Off Event for the New Alaska Native (Tribal) Policy and Governance Club at UAF.
Monday, October 10, 2011
11:00am - 1:00pm
RSS Gathering Room
Bring yourself, food to share, and/or signs.
For more information, contact Carol Murphrey at 907-474-6616.

Student Organization Fair
Fall 2011
October 4 & 5, 2011
11am - 2pm
Wood Center Multi Level Lounge
Learn about student clubs and organizations students can get involved with.
For more information contact Student Organization at 474-1959 or email: [email protected]

Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP) rep Steven Aluska will be at RSS October 3 & 4 to meet with students.  Stop by and meet with him in the Gathering Room.
Rural Alaska Honors Institute (RAHI) Alumni Reunion

Friday, October 21, 2011

4:00-6:00 pm

Turnagain Room in the Westmark Hotel

To be held during the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Convention in Anchorage. 

RSVP's, questions, and other inquiries please contact Denise Wartes or Renee Pike at 474-5876 or toll free 1-800-478-6886

                             UAF Career Services
Natural Resources, Fisheries, and Sciences


Thursday, October 27, 2011

10:00am - 5:00pm Career Information Booths at the UAF Wood Center

For more information contact:

Career Services:

474-7596 or email: [email protected]

                   Impact of ANCSA on Alaska Series

October 5 & 6, 2011 at UAF Wood Center Ballroom

8:00am - 5:00pm

Please join UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers, UA VP, Office of Academic Affairs, Dan Julius, Vice Chancellor, Rural, Community and Native Education, Bernice Joseph, and Director, Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development, Miranda Wright, in hosting two days of panel discussions covering the impact that the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) has had on Alaska.  The panels will feature honored guests from across Alaska addressing issues from the economic, environmental, social, cultural, and educational impact of ANCSA.

More information can be found at
or by contacting the DANSRD at 1-888-574-6528 or 907-474-6528
View the live web stream at 


Scholarships & Internships

Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. (APSC) is currently accepting 2012 internship applications from highly motivated college students currently attending an accredited university. Internship opportunities are available in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Valdez and Pump Stations and we are seeking students who are currently participating in a university undergraduate or graduate degree program in the areas of:

� Engineering (Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Chemical)

� Business Administration / Accounting

� Information Technology

� Project Management

� Safety

� Process Technology

� Science

� Audit

The application submission date is January 20, 2012 and completed applications should be submittedto alyeska_jobs. You may visit APSC's website for more information regarding our Alaska Native Programs and other employment opportunities (

If you have questions, contact:

Tabetha M.Toloff, PHR

Alaska Native Program Manager


P.O. Box 196660 - MS 536

Anchorage, Alaska 99519

Tel: 907-787-8394 / Cell: 907-717-6468

Fax: 907-787-8448



The Conference of Young Alaskans (COYA)  is a gathering of 55 young Alaskans to discuss the future of the state. Delegates must be between the ages of 16-25, be an Alaskan citizen and interested in the future of Alaska. Applications are available at and are due Sunday, October 16th at 11:59pm. COYA 2012 will take place in Juneau, January 4-7th.

If selected all costs are paid. Alaskans of all backgrounds and from all

areas of the state will be selected.

The process is an intensive 4 day experience, but it is very fun and

rewarding. Delegates are urged to put serious effort into the application as the pool of applicants always greatly exceeds the number of possible participants. All qualified Alaskans are encouraged to apply.

Delegate Invitation Letter


General website 



To provide scholarships for full-time undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program in the area of environmental (or Natural) sciences, environmental technology, or environmental policy.  One scholarship of $1000 will be awarded for the 2011/2012 school year.


  1. Applicant should demonstrate motivation, academic achievement, and leadership potential.
  2. Good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  3. Full time student in the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 semesters.
  4. Formally admitted into a degree-seeking program with an emphasis in environmental (or natural) sciences, environmental technology, or environmental policy.

Complete the application, available from the UAF Financial Aid Office.

Applications must be received (not postmarked) by October 31, 2011 to be considered.

Mail, email, fax, or deliver completed application to:

Alaska Association of Environmental Professionals Scholarship

UAF Financial Aid Office

PO BOX 757530

Fairbanks, AK 99775

Phone: 907-474-6228 Fax 907-474-7065

[email protected]     


The scholarship, "Online Support A

Student Scholarship for Single Parents," - the first of its kind - was

created to financially assist single parents enrolled in a college degree

program with an online learning component.


The winner, who will be announced on December 1st, 2011, will be

awarded $10,000 towards non-tuition related living expenses for the January 2012 academic year including:

�     Rent

�     Childcare

�     Books and School Supplies

�     Utilities - Gas and Electric

�     Utilities - Internet

�     Groceries

Any single parent enrolled in a degree program with a significant

online component is eligible to apply. The applicant must also be receiving some other type of financial aid.


The scholarship, with further information, can be found at: