Rural Student Services
Reach Out Newsletter
February 2013
In This Issue
Dean's and Chancellor's List
Graduation Deadline
Positive Connection Nights
Elizabeth Peratrovich Day
Troth Yeddha' Park Snow Shoe Scramble
Festival of Native Arts
Events Happening in the Gathering Room February 2013

February 1


  • Open Mic Night 

February 12


  • First Alaskan's Institute Presentation
February 15 


  • Games PCN   

February 22


  • CRCD Heart Walk Fundraiser 
Important Dates and Events 

February 1  

  • Last day to drop classes and %100 refund deadline  
February 2 
  • Chancellor's Gala
February 4
  • Summer 2013 class list available    
February 4 
  • Alaska Native Corporations Seminar 
February 9
  • Snow Run
February 15
  • Deadline to apply for Spring 2013 graduation and for UA Foundation Scholarships     
February 15 
  • Elizabeth Peratrovich Day Celebration  
February 21-23
  • Festival of Native Arts  
February 22
  • Freshman Progress Reports   

February 2

  • Troth Yeddha' Park Snowshoe Scramble    

February 25    

  • Summer 2013 registration opens      

February 27     

  • UAF Spring Job & Internship Fair   
Club Meetings

February 7, 21  
February 5   
  • ANESA  
February 5, 12, 19, 26 
  • ANSEP    
February 7, 14


  • Festival of Native Arts

February 2, 9, 16, 23  


February 6, 13, 20, 27   


  • Inu-Yupiaq

February 1, 8, 15


  • NFPC  
February 7, 14, 21, 28 
  • Troth Yeddha'  
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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Winter Break is officially over and the semester is in full swing. Now is the perfect time to get involved! Our student clubs are always looking for members and cater to all sorts of different interests. Whether you want to get more involved in Native Games or Dance, science, engineering, mathematics, psychology, social work, or just want to make things happen, we have something for you! Check out our clubs section on the left side of this newsletter to find a group of like-minded people that you'd like to hang out with!


Dean's and Chancellor's List
Congratulations to those who finished last semester! We'd like to take this opportunity to recognize those students who made it on the Fall 2012 Dean's and Chancellor's lists!

Dean's List 
(3.5 - 3.89)

Stephanie L Ashcraft
Zackary R Aspelund
Jared T Boerger
Baxter W Bond
Charles A Carlson
Emily S Carroll
Sabrina R Clemenson
Ria L Conrad
Denali D Critchett
Jannel B David
Gabriel E Davis
Zane T DeBilt
Rhonda L DeWilde
Erin K Gingrich
Kimberly E Greenway
Kiefer M Groeneveld
Katherine L Guillemette
Kayli C Hildebrand
Heather J Hopson
Chrystina D Jacobson
Megan A Jones
Sophie A Kameroff
Genevieve K Kapatak
Hannah M Keith
DeAnne C Lincoln
Darlene R Malamute
Allan C Mortenson
Danielle C Nero
Adam B Paskvan
Macalaugh M Perkins
Peter T Roach
Anastasia A Rohn
Darell N Tweet
Norman D Tweet
Daniel F Updegrove
Chelsey A Zibell

Chancellor's List
(3.9 or better)

Milton K Baker
Ashley M Bartolowits
Eric D Bookless
Christian M Burns-Shafer
Lance T Cowan
Shaylene F Dublin
Caleb R Fish
Jelena T Fliehman
Paige L Goneau
Kamille R Graham
Erica M Harris
Sarah M LaBelle
Jennifer J Martelle
Jacob P Monagle
Florence M Nukusuk
Quinn M Sawyer
Lonny D Strunk
Merry Lee C Verhagen
Billyann R White
Phillip D White
Denali Q Whiting
Hannah F Wing

Graduation Deadline
If you're ready to graduate at the end of this semester, make
Some of Many Spring 2012 Graduates
sure you get your application in by February 15th. The application fee is $50 before and on that date. Afterwards, you will be charged a $30 late fee, bringing the total up to $80. Apply early and don't get hit with that late fee!
Positive Connection Nights 
Thank you to all who helped make our first Positive
Christian Paul makes an attempt at the Alaskan High Kick.
Connection Night of this semester a success! If you haven't been to one of our PCN's before, you can expect a fun event and lots of food. We only have two more this semester, so be sure to mark the following dates on your calendar. 

Tonight, February 1st at 5:00pm, we will have an Open Mic Night. If you want to perform a song, comedy sketch, a reading, or almost anything else, please sign up when you get here. Otherwise, you're more than welcome to kick back, relax, and watch your fellow students show off their talents!

Our last PCN this semester is on Friday, February 15th at 5:00pm. We'll be playing board games, video games, and decorating cookies. Once we get closer to the date, we'll post what kinds of games will be available on Facebook. Feel free to go to our page and let us know what kinds of games you'd like to play!
Elizabeth Peratrovich Day

UAF Natives For Positive Change organization

cordially invites you to a celebration of

Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich,

Alaska Native Civil Rights leader.


Saturday, February 16th

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Hess Recreation Center

Keynote speaker Allan Hayton

4:00 p.m. Program

4:45 p.m. Reception


Please RSVP to Tim Murphrey at

[email protected] or 474-6042  


Troth Yeddha' Park Snow Shoe Scramble
On Saturday, February 23, 2012 you can help celebrate the Troth Yeddha' Park here on campus by participating in the Inaugural Troth Yeddha' Park Snow Shoe Scramble! It will begin at 10:00am in the Troth Yeddha' Park along Yukon Drive. When you get there, be sure to register and bring $5.00 to donate. There will be door prizes and hot chocolate!
Festival of Native Arts
Get ready for the Annual Festival of Native Arts! This year's
Students performing in the 2008 Festival of Native Arts
theme is "Unity Through Cultures". From February 21st to the 23rd, you will be able to immerse yourself in Native dance, music, and traditional arts.

The Festival of Native Arts is a student-led tradition that has been bringing together artists, performers, and performance groups for 40 Years!
Members of the student club, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, are kind enough to offer their brains in the form of tutoring each semester. They have come up with their first schedule that includes when tutors will be in the Gathering Room and what they can help students with.

Soon, we will receive the full schedule, which we will share on Facebook and will also include in our next Reach Out.

If you would like to see the current schedule, click here.

We are also lucky enough to have students from the Writing Center stop by and help with English questions. This semester, they will be in the Gathering Room from 12-4:00pm on Mondays and from 2-4:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.



First Alaskans Institute
First Alaskans Institue is looking for Alaska Native, American Indian, and Rural Alaskan students to apply for a ten-week paid intership. They are offering internships in many fileds, including: education, health and wellness, economic development, science and engineering, rural and community development, research, government, and public policy.

If you're interested, they will have a presentation in the Gathering Room on Tuesday, February 12 from 11:30-12:30pm. Also you can visit their website here. The application deadline is March 1st.


UA Foundation Scholarships

The Institute of Internal Auditors Scholarship

 United Utilities, Inc Scholarship

  • Live in a location where UUI provides communications services  
  • Have at least 2.0 GPA  
  • Deadline:  April 12, 2013  
  • For application and more information, visit