Reach Out Newsletter
March 2014


In This Issue
Schedule
Spring Break
Permanent Fund Dividend
Fairbanks Native Association Potlatch
Arctic Winter Games
RAHI Job Openings
Big Brothers Big Sisters
AkNOS
VITA Tax Help
Student Success Workshops
Tutors
Internships
Scholarships
Events Happening in the Gathering Room March 2014

March 7th 

1:30-2:00pm  

LKSD Robotics Group Visit   
 
March 12th 

 1:30-2:00pm   

YKSD Student Visit 

 

March 27th 

7-9:00pm

Gender Studies Lecture 

 

Important Dates and Events 

March 7-8th
Effie Kokrine Charter School
Native Youth Olympics

March 8th
8:00am-6:00pm
Patty Center
Alaska State High School Robotics Championship
 

March 13th 

12-2:00pm

Wood Center 

Graduation Fair 

 

March 13-15th

Patty Center 

WEIO Basketball Championships   

 

March 14th

Deadline for student- and faculty-initiated withdrawals

 

March 14th 

Various Locations 

Discover UAF: Inside Out 

 

March 15-22nd

Various times and locations 

Arctic Winter Games 

 

March 17-21st

Spring Break

 

March 21st

University Holiday - Most offices closed 

 

March 23rd 

11:00am-3:00pm

North Campus 

Skiathalon 

 

March 24th

Fall 2014 course list available

 

March 26th 

3-5:00pm

Murie Auditorium 

Feet on the Ground  

 

March 27th

11:00am-2:00pm

Wood Center

Major Mania & Job Fair

 

March 28-29th   

7:30-9:30pm

Lee H. Salisbury Theatre  

Tartuffe   

 

March 29th

4-9:00pm

Reichardt Building

Statewide High School Science Symposium 

Club Meetings

March 6,
27
1-2:00pm
AISES

March 4, 11, 25
1-2:00pm
ANSEP

 

March 5, 12, 19, 26 

7:00pm

March 8, 15, 22, 29 

4:00pm

Inu-Yupiaq

 

March 4, 7, 11, 14, 25, 28 

5:00pm

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 - 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

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Rural Student Services

Spring Break

Spring Break (March 17-21st) is just around the corner. We know it's tough, but hang in there! Take the time to regroup and prepare for the rest of the semester. You'll be a little over halfway through!  

 

Also, keep in mind that RSS, along with most of the offices on campus, will be closed on March 21st. 

 
Permanent Fund Dividend
It's March! That means the PFD is due very soon, the 31st to be exact. If you haven't applied for it yet, do it now! You may blink and find that it's too late.

Here's the link to the online application:
 
Fairbanks Native Association Potlatch
Tessa Wallis as the 2013 Miss FNA
On Saturday, March 15th at 3:00pm, the Fairbanks Native Association will be having their Annual Potlatch at Chief David Salmon Tribal Hall. Not only will there be food, but the judgement of the Miss FNA Contest will be taking place as well!

If you're interested in being a contestant for the pageant or know someone who is, be sure to call 452-1648 for an application packet. They are looking for Miss FNA, FNA Princess, and FNA Baby contestants. Applications are due by March 7. 
 
Arctic Winter Games
The Arctic Winter Games will be in Fairbanks during spring break this year! From March 15-22nd, athletes will compete in many different events such as skiing, snowboarding, curling, dog mushing, and basketball. If you're interested in going or participating, visit their website!
 
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.  

 

AkNOS 

The Natives For Positive Change's (NFPC) Alaska Native Oratory Society competition (AkNOS) has been cancelled. If you would like to stay updated on when it may be happening in the future and how you can be a part of it, please let one of the following people know!
 

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. 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.


If you need tutoring, but we don't offer it in the field you need, please check here for more resources!
 

Internships

Senator Begich

Calista

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

Scholarships

    

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/
Koniag Education Foundation

Catching the Dream

  • Must have at least 1/4 Native blood and be an enrolled tribal member
  • Competitive scholarship available for summer semester
  • Apply by March 15th
  •  www.catchingthedream.org 

Doyon Foundation

  • Must be enrolled to Doyon, Limited or be the child of an original enrollee
  • 2.0 GPA or equivalent
  • Deadline for summer application is March 15st
  • www.doyonfoundation.com 

American Indian Education Foundation

Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation

  • Must be a BBNC shareholder
  • 2.0 GPA or equivalent
  • Show financial need
  • www.bbnc.net