Rural Student Services
Reach Out Newsletter
October 2013
In This Issue
Stay Healthy, Warm, and Happy!
Alaskan Native Art Club
Positive Connection Nights
Alaska Federation of Natives
Volunteer Opportunity
Financial Help
Need a Tutor
Events Happening in the Gathering Room October 2013  

October 3 


  • Cross Cultural Studies Seminar by Michael Koskey      

October 11 


  • Positive Connection Night - Game Night   

October 22


  • NANA Potluck

October 23


  • Elders and Youth Discover UAF

October 24


  • RAHI Reunion 

Important Dates and Events 

October 8-9


  • Student Organization Fair

October 11 


  • Inside Out 

October 15  

  • Deadline to apply for Fall 2013 Graduation

October 21-23  

Carlson Center

  • Elder's and Youth Conference

October 24

Wood Center 


  • Natural Resources, Fisheries, and Science Job Fair 

October 24-26 

Carlson Center 

  • AFN

October 26

  • Last day to withdraw from classes

October 26

Murie Building 1st and 2nd Floor 


  • Alaska Interior Medical Education Summit 

October 28

  • First day you can browse Spring 2014 courses 
Recurring Club Meetings


October 1, 14, 28
  • Festival of Native Arts

October 8, 22

October 10, 24 

October 11


  • NFPC


  • ANSEP 

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 




  • Inu-Yupiaq   
  • Native Games
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

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
Thomas Albert - 652-2015

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

Native Games
Gabrielle Russell - 474-6615

NFPC - Natives for Positive Change
Carol Murphrey - 474-6616

Troth Yeddha' Dance Group
Carol Murphrey - 474-6616


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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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 (especially with the PFD coming out this week)! As unfortunate as it may seem, -40 is not a valid excuse to not go to classes.

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!


Alaskan Native Art Club
Photo taken from RSS archives
There's a new club in town! The EileenPanigeo MacLean House Art Society just started and is looking for new members! If you're interested in creating and displaying your art and collaborating with other like minded individuals, get in touch with Michaela Murphrey by sending an e-mail to or calling her at (907) 687-8898.
Positive Connection Nights
Look out for our PCN this month! Our PCNs are a great way to spend a Friday night. You'll be surrounded by friends, activity, and good food!

On October 11th, we will be playing games. Bring a game or play one of ours! We'll have video games, card games, and board games. We will also have a scrumptious dinner planned!
Alaska Federation of Natives
AFN is coming up soon! The Elder's and Youth Conference will
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be held on October 21-23rd and the Convention will be on October 24-26th. 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!
Volunteer Opportunity
The First Alaskan Institute's Elders and Youth Conference along with the AFN convention are looking for volunteers that can donate at least six hours during the convention.

Here's what they need:
  • Airport Greeter
  • Bag Stuffing
  • Conference Site Conversion (Physical Labor)
  • Registration Assistant (must lift 50lbs)
  • Front Door/Lobby Greeter
  • Conference Runner
  • Parking Lot Attendant (Outside)
  • AFN Information Table Assistance
  • Fairbanks Information Table Assistance
  • Customary Art Show Set-Up & Vendor Assistance
  • Potlatch Servers
  • Quayana Assistance
  • AFN Banquet Set-Up
  • AFN Banquet Ticket Takers 

In order to volunteer, you will be required to attend a one-hour training session on Cross Cultural Communication. Training swill be at the Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center during the following times:

  • Wednesday, October 2 @ 5:30pm
  • Saturday, October 5 @ 10am
  • Monday, October 14 @ 5:30pm

There is a form to fill out, contact RSS if you need one! Also, if you have any questions, please contact Charity Gadapee at  


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 3
  • How to Save Your PFD 
October 10 
  • How to Buy a Car 
October 17
  • Understanding Credit

October 24

  • SAP & Other Financial Aid Rules

October 31

  • Avoid Haunting Debt 
All of these workshops are from 1:05pm to 1:55pm in Gruening 402.

Need a Tutor? 
You can find tutors for math, science and English in the RSS Gathering Room almost every day of the week!

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

Check out for more information including dates and times tutors are available.

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 5, 2013   
  • For application and more information, visit   

Coastal Villages Region Fund