Reach Out Newsletter
February 2014


In This Issue
Schedule
Positive Connection Night
Eileen's House Fundraiser
Elizabeth Peratrovich Day
Festival of Native Arts
Bristol Bay Partner Visit
RAHI Dorm Staff
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Ordering Official Transcripts
Graduation Deadline
UAF Scholarships Deadline
Spring Career Fair
AkNOS
VITA Tax Help
Student Success Workshops
Tutors
Scholarships
Scholarships
Events Happening in the Gathering Room February 2014

February 10th 

1-2:30pm  

Cross Cultural Program Candidate Presentation - Nicholas Emmons   

 

February 13th 

 1-3:00pm   

Cheryl Jerabek's Thesis Defense

 

February 14th

11-2:00pm

Eileen House Fundraiser

 

February 14th

2-3:30pm 

Cross Cultural Program Candidate Presentation - David Fazzino

 

February 14th

5:00pm

Valentine's Day PCN 

 

February 19th

8:00am-4:00pm 

Bristol Bay Partner Visit   

Important Dates and Events 

February 8th
5:30-10:30pm
Westmark Hotel
Chancellor's Gala
   

February 8th

5:30-10:30pm

Wood Center 

Chinese New Year Celebration

 

February 14th

3:30-5:30pm

Great Hall

UAF Rising for Justice  

 

February 14th

7-9:00pm

UA Museum

Night Out at UAMN

 

February 15th

Deadline to apply for UA scholarships and graduation 

 

February 15th

8:00am-7:00pm

Wood Center Ballroom

Local Robotics

 

February 15th

11:00am-1:00pm

Bus Shelter Across From Patty Center

Snow Run 

 

February 15th

12-2:00pm

West Ridge Ski Trails

ASPA West Ridge Skijor Race 

 

February 15th

4-6:00pm

Hess Recreation Center

Elizabeth Peratrovich Day  

 

February 16th

6-8:00pm

Davis Concert Hall

BANFF Mountain Film Festival 

 

February 21st

6-8:00pm

DRAW Ice Tower

Ice Jam

 

February 22nd

11-3:00pm

Duckering Building

Engineering Open House

 

February 26th

10:00am-4:00pm

Wood Center

Spring Job & Internship Fair

 

February 27th-March 1st

Davis Concert Hall, Great Hall, Salisbury Theater, and Wood Center

Festival of Native Arts 

Club Meetings

February 6, 20

1-2:00pm
AISES

February 11, 18, 25
1-2:00pm
ANSEP

February 10, 17, 24
4:00-5:00pm
February 6, 13, 20, 27

5:15-6:15pm 

Festival of Native Arts

 

February 5, 12, 19, 26 

7:00pm

February 8, 15, 22 

4:00pm

Inu-Yupiaq

 

February 7, 21, 28

5:00pm

Native Games 

 

February 6 

5:00pm

NFPC 
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 - tralbert@alaska.edu

NABL
Native Alaskan Business Leaders
Liz Ross - 474-7793

Troth Yeddha' Dance Group
Carol Murphrey - 474-6616

NFPC 
Natives for Positive Change 
Barbara Blake - 474-5948
Carol Murphrey - 474-6616

Native Games
Gabrielle Russell - 474-6615

 

RSS Contact Information
Location:
Main Floor Brooks Building

Address:
PO Box 756320
Fairbanks, AK 99775

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

Website:

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Rural Student Services

Positive Connection Night

There's only one Positive Connection Night this month and it's on Valentine's Day! On February 14th at 5:00pm we'll be playing our own rendition of Family Feud. Prizes will go to the winning team. We'll also have some other activities going on and, as always, there will be food!

 

To stay updated on what we've got going on, visit us on Facebook!
 
Eileen's House Fundraiser
The Eileen Panigeo MacLean House will be in the Gathering Room from 11-2:00pm on February 14th selling Eskimo Donuts. All proceeds will go toward getting t-shirts for the residents of Eileen's House.  
 
Elizabeth Peratrovich Day
The UAF Natives For Positive Change organization is inviting you to a celebration of Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich, Alaska Native Civil Rights Leader. The celebration will take place on Saturday, February 15th from 4-6:00pm in the Hess Recreation Center.

If you would like more information, please contact RSS at (907) 474-7871.
 
Festival of Native Arts 

Get ready for the Annual Festival of Native Arts! This year's theme is "Sharing the Voices of Our Ancestors. " From February 27th to March 1st, 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 over 40 years! Click here if you'd like to find out more. 

 
Bristol Bay Partner Visit 
Bristol Bay Native Association Workforce Development and Natural Resources, Bristol Industries, and Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation will all be here to meet with students eligible for their programs. If you're from Bristol Bay, please stop by to get some valuable scholarship and internship resources. This partner visit will be held on February 19th from 8-4:00pm. Along with some great opportunities, they will also be bringing some good, home-cooked food and will serve it from 12-1:00pm. 
 
RAHI Job Openings
Summer may seem like a long time away, but it's closer than you think! If you're staying in Fairbanks and will be looking for a job, you may want to consider working as part of the Rural Alaska Honors Institute's Dorm Staff.

Check out the job description on UAKJobs or give them a call at (907) 474-5876 for more information. 

They're also looking for tutors over the summer. You can find that job description here.
 
Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska is looking for mentors for Alaska Native youth, particularly those who are at risk of educational failure. If you would like to help make a difference in a youth's life by becoming a mentor, consider becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister.  

 

If you'd like more information, click here or call (907) 452-8110.  

 
Ordering Official Transcripts 
In December's Reach Out, we mentioned that you could order your official transcript and have it sent to yourself to save some money. One of our readers informed us that this is no longer accurate. So, in order to get your transcripts to the people who are requesting them, you'll need to send them individual copies via UAOnline.

We're sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you!
 
Graduation Deadline

If you're ready to graduate at the end of this semester, make 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!

 

Click here to apply.  

 

 
UAF Scholarships Deadline

Last year, UAF awarded over $1,000,000 to UAF students from over 350 privately funded scholarships! Be sure to apply online at UAOnline before the February 15th deadline. There is one easy application that puts you in the running for each scholarship that you qualify for. 

 

Spring Career Fair 

Eric Engman/News-Miner
Utilize the resources that UAF provides by going to the Spring Career Fair this semester! Stop by the Wood Center on February 26th between 10:00am and 4:00pm. There you will find employers who are looking to fill full time, part time and seasonal positions in engineering, business, social services and many other sectors. For more information, including what employers have signed up for the event, visit Career Services

 

You're not just here to go to classes, but also to gain experience that you can use to strengthen your skills and resume. Speaking of which, be sure you have a complete, up-to-date resume on UAFCareerConnect and bring one with you when you visit potential employers at the fair.

 

AkNOS 

The Natives For Positive Change (NFPC) student organization is hosting an Alaska Native Oratory Society competition (AkNOS) on March 8th, 2014, from 11-3pm, in the Gruening Building. There will be an awards banquet the evening of March 8th at 6pm, in the Wood Center Ballroom.

The Alaska Native Oratory Society is a learning community that provides opportunities for university students to develop their oratory skills through participation in five speech categories: Oratory, Dramatic Declamation, Traditional Storytelling, Traditional Languages, and Humor, Poetry and Music.

 

NFPC is in need of students who would like to participate judges for the event. Sign up sheets for both are located at Rural Student Services.  

 

For more information, contact:

Barbara Blake, Faculty Advisor 

bjblake@alaska.edu, 474-5948

 

Carol Murphrey, RSS Advisor  

cmurphrey@alaska.edu, 474-6616

 

Brianna Pauling, RSS Office Manager

bpaulin1@alaska.edu, 474-7871

 

VITA Tax Help 

Great Alaska Accounting People (GAAP) provides free income tax assistance, preparation, and electronic filing as part of the IRS Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA). If you need help with your taxes, stop by the Bunnell Building on March 8 between 10:00am and 12:00pm. There will be someone just outside the Schiable Auditorium ready to assist you.  

 

If you'd like more information, contact Brendon Allen, at blallen2@alaska.edu or (907) 474-7121. You can also visit GAAP's website.

 

Student Success Workshops  

The Academic Advising Center offers a large number of workshops designed to promote study and university skills important to student success. Upcoming topics include, effectively reading a textbook, time management, successful test taking, reducing math anxiety and many more!  

 

Click here for the full list of workshops that are being offered this semester.

 

 

Tutors   

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. When we do, we will share it on Facebook and will also include it 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 from 2-4:00pm Monday through Thursday.

 

Internships

Calista
First Alaskans Institute
Senator Begich
Bristol Bay Native Corporation
  • Must be BBNC shareholder, spouse, or descendant
  • Offers internships year-round, no deadlines
  • http://www.bbnc.net/ 
 

Scholarships

  

Golden Valley Electric Association

  • Must be or be a dependent of a member of Golden Valley Electric Association
  • Apply by February 7th 
  • http://www.gvea.com/  

 UA Foundation

Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich'in Tribal Government/Native Village of Fort Yukon

  • Must have at least Native blood
  • Must be recognized by GGTG/NVFY and enrollee
  • Apply by February 15th for Summer Semester
  • http://www.fortyukon.org/

Indian Health Service Health Profession

  • Must be American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Have a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Apply by February 28th
  • http://www.ihs.gov/

Sealaska

Tanana Chiefs Conference, Inc.

  • Must have at least Native blood and/or be an enrolled tribal member
  • Must be enrolled member of a tribe served by TCC, or At-large member of Doyon
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Apply by March 15th
  • http://www.tananachiefs.org/

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