Rural Student Services
Reach Out Newsletter
October 2012
In This Issue
Sue McHenry AISES Scholarship
Stay Healthy, Warm, and Happy!
Native Games Club
Positive Connection Nights
Alaska Federation of Natives
Financial Help
Study Groups
Need a Tutor
Events Happening in the Gathering Room October 2012 

October 5


  • Positive Connection Night - On The Ice     

October 26


  • Positive Connection Night - Halloween Celebration   

Important Dates and Events 

September 24 - October 5
Career Services 

  • Accounting Recruitment   

October 3-4

Wood Center


  • Student Organizations Fair

October 6

Wood Center


  • UAF Winter Warm-Up

October 15  

  • Deadline to apply for Fall 2012 Graduation

October 15-20


  • AFN

October 26

  • Last day to withdraw from classes

October 25

Wood Center


  • Natural Resources, Fisheries & Sciences Job Fair

October 29

  • First day you can browse Spring 2013 courses 
Recurring Club Meetings


October 4, 18 

October 4, 18


  • ANESA 

October 11, 25


  • NABL   



Wednesdays (Starting October 10)


  • Troth Yeddha' 





  • Inu-Yupiaq   



  • SRC Native Games Night
Get Involved, Join a Club!
AISES - American Indian Science & Engineering Society
Olga Skinner - 474-5152

ANESA - Alaska Native Education Student Association
Colleen Angaiak - 474-6623

ANPSYCH - Alaska Natives into Psychology
Project Director of Psychology Dept - 474-7007

ANSEP - Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program
Olga Skinner - 474-5152

ANSWA - Alaska Native Social Work Association
LaVerne Demientieff - 474-6267
Gabrielle Russell - 474-6615

Inu-Yupiaq Dance Group
Naaqtuuq Dommek - [email protected]

NABL - Native Alaskan Business Leaders
Liz Ross - 474 - 7793

Troth Yeddha' Dance Group
Carol Murphrey - 474-6616

NFPC - Natives for Positive Change
Tim Murphrey - 474-6603

Native Games
Gabrielle Russell - 474-6615


RSS Contact Information
Main Floor Brooks Building

PO Box 756320
Fairbanks, AK 99775

Phone: (907) 474-7871
Toll Free:
(888) 478-1452
Fax: (907) 474-6619




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Sue McHenry AISES Scholarship 
On September 20th, the American Indian Science & Engineering Society held a potluck to celebrate the newly named Sue McHenry AISES Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded annually to a member of the UAF chapter of AISES.
(L to R) Stefan Weingarth, Sue McHenry, Ralph Sinnok
The scholarship was named for former AISES advisor, Sue McHenry, to recognize her dedication to students and the AISES mission. This year's Sue McHenry AISES Scholarship recipients are Ralph Sinnok and Stefan Weingarth. 
Stay Healthy, Warm, and Happy! 
The semester is well under way and winter is just around the corner. If you don't have winter clothes, now's the time to start thinking about getting them! As unfortunate as it may seem, -40 is not a valid excuse to not go to classes. On that note, the UAF Winter Warm-Up, an event that consists of picking up free clothing, household goods and sporting goods, will be held on October 6th at the Wood Center. Go there and grab what you need, everything's free!

Along with winter comes flu season. Keep yourself healthy by dressing warmly and washing your hands frequently! Also, multiple places around town, including the Center for Health and Counseling, administer flu shots. Be sure to get yours!


Native Games
There's a new club on campus! Native Games gatherings will be held at the Student Recreation Center on Fridays at 5:30pm. It's a fun thing to do on a Friday night, so grab your friends and an extra pair of shoes and head down to the SRC! If you have any questions about this club, you can contact Gabrielle Russell at (907) 474-7871.

Also, we'd like to thank Marjorie Tahbone for creating this awesome ball! Thank you Marjorie, our students will enjoy it for years to come!

Positive Connection Nights
During the month of October, we will be hosting two positive connection nights. Our PCNs are a great way to spend a Friday night. You'll be surrounded by friends, activity, and good food!

On October 5th, we will be screening "On The Ice." This movie follows two teenage boys in Barrow as they struggle to cope with and hide the murder of their friend. We will also have moose stew available if you're hungry!

On October 26th, we will have a Halloween celebration. You're encouraged to come wearing a snazzy costume! Watch our facebook page later in the month for more information about this PCN.
Alaska Federation of Natives
AFN is coming up soon! The Elder's and Youth Conference will be held on October 15-17th and the Convention will be on October 18-20th. If you plan to go, make sure you are caught  up in your classes and talk to your instructors about turning in assignments or taking mid-terms before you go!

While you're there, you may want to check out the Rural Alaska Honors Institute's film premiere. It will be at 10:00am in the Dena'ina Center. RAHI has been working hard to produce a documentary for their 30th anniversary and will hold their first public screening during the conference.
Financial Help
The Financial Aid Office is great when you need help with scholarships, grants and loans, but that's not all they do! This semester, they have a wide array of workshops designed to help you efficiently manage your money. If you want to be smart with your money, attend one or all of the following sessions! This is a listing for October, look for the next Reachout to see their later workshops or check their website.

October 4
  • Things You Buy With Your PFD
October 11
  • Discover Your Money Personality
October 18
  • How to Buy a Car
All of these workshops are from 1:05pm to 1:55pm in Gruening 402.

Study Groups 
We realize that the Gathering Room is a comfortable, quiet place to study, so we're opening it up for a study night! Tuesday nights from 6:00pm to 8:00pm are study nights at RSS.
Need a Tutor? 
You can find tutors for math, science and English in the RSS Gathering Room almost every day of the week! Read on to see their schedules. 

English tutors are available Monday-Thursday from 2-4:00pm.
Math and Science tutors are available every day:

Monday -
  • 9:15am - 10:15am (Math up to 302, most ES, CE) 
  • 11:45am - 12:45pm (Math up to 302, most ES, CE)
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm 
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm (Math up to 302, Chem up to 106, most CE, ES
Tuesday -
  • 8:00am - 11:15am (Math up to 302, Chem up to 331, most ES, ME, PETE, GEO)  
  • 2:00pm - 5:10pm (Math up to 302, most ES, PETE, GEO)  
Wednesday -
  • 9:15am - 10:15am (Math up to 302, most ES, CE)  
  • 11:45am - 12:45pm (Math up to 302, most ES, CE) 
  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm (Most BIOL, DEVM, English up to 211) 
  • 2:15pm - 3:15pm (Math up to 302, Chem up to 331, most ES, CE) 
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm (Math up to 302, Chem up to 106, most ES, CE)
Thursday -
  • 8:00am - 9:30am (Math up to 302, Chem up to 331, most ES, ME, PETE, GEO)
  •  9:45am - 11:45am (Math up to 302, most ES, PETE, GEO)  
  • 11:30am - 1:00am (Math up to 200) 
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm (Math up to 302, Chem up to 331, most ES, ME) 
Friday -
  • 9:15am - 10:15am (Math up to 302, most ES, CE)  
  • 11:45am - 12:45pm (Math up to 302, most ES, CE) 
  • 2:15pm - 3:15pm (Math up to 200, most ES, PETE, GEO) 
These are not the only tutors available on campus! You can also stop by any of the following places to get help with your classes. Click the links to see their schedules.
Last, but not least, the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program also sponsors tutors, who will be in Bunnell 410 on Saturdays, from 10-11:00am for those who need help with Math up to MATH 200 and from 11:15-12:15pm for those who need help with CHEM 105/106.
(L to R) Stefen Weingarth, Justin Calkins, Will Riley, and Ryan Cudo are AISES tutors in the Gathering Room on weekdays.

RAHI NY Life Scholarship
  • $500
  • Must have attended RAHI sometime in the past
  • Deadline: October 5, 2012
  • Can pick up application at RSS or RAHI  

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship an Excellence in Education Program

  • Up to $7500
  • Must be planning a career in science, mathematics, or engineering
  • GPA 3.0, top fourth of class
  • Deadline: January 4, 2013   
  • For application and more information, visit   

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