Reach Out Newsletter
November 2014

In This Issue
Schedule
November Housekeeping
Positive Connection Nights
Doyon Foundation Visit
Law Enforcement Presentation
Tutoring Services
Financial Help
Student Success Workshops
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Scholarships
Events Happening in the Gathering Room November 2014

November 10th
9-4:00pm 
Doyon Foundation Visit 

November 13th 

2-3:00pm 

Law Enforcement Presentation  
 
November 21st
11:30-1:30pm 
CRCD Thanksgiving 

November 21st 

5:00pm 

PCN - Elder's Night 

Dates and Events

November 4th

General Election Voting

November 10th 
Spring 2015 and WINTERmester registration begins for degree seeking students

November 12th
10-4:00pm
Wood Center
Fall Job & Internship Fair

November 11th 
Veteran's Day

November 12
5-11:00pm
November 13-14th
All Day
Wood Center
POP-CON

November 17th
Spring 2015 and WINTERmester registration begins for non-degree seeking students

November 17-22nd
10-4:00pm
Wood Center
Tent for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

November 18th
9-2:00pm
Wood Center
United Way Chili Cook-off

November 21st
11:30-1:30
The Gathering Room  
Annual CRCD Thanksgiving Potluck

November 27-28th
Thanksgiving Holiday 
(No classes, most offices closed)
 

 

More information for these events can be found on UAF's main page at www.uaf.edu

Group Meetings

November 6, 20

1-2:00pm
Gathering Room
AISES

November 5
5-6:00pm
Gathering Room
ANESA

November 4, 11, 18, 25
1-2:00pm
Hess Rec Center
ANSEP

 

November 4, 11, 18, 25   

7-9:00pm

November 8, 15, 22, 29    

4-6:00pm

Gathering Room 

Iu-Yupiaq

November 4, 18
1-2:00pm 
Gathering Room 
Festival of Native Arts 

 

November 11, 25  

1-2:00pm

Gathering Room 

NFPC 

Get Involved,  
Join a Group!
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
Joel Forbes - 385-7243

NABL
Native Alaskan Business Leaders
Liz Ross - 474-7793

Troth Yeddha' Dance Group
Carol Murphrey - 474-6616

NFPC 
Natives for Positive Change 
Charlene Stern - 474-5293
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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November Housekeeping
Image taken from www.photos.uaf.edu 

We're entering our last full month of this semester, and it's bound to be a busy one as you finish up your coursework, prepare for finals, and eat mass amounts of turkey, gravy, stuffing, and, of course, pie. On top of all that, you also get to start thinking about next semester!

On Monday, October 27th, the Spring 2015 course list was made available. There are about two weeks between the arrival of the course list and the start of registration. Use this time to meet with your advisor to discuss the courses you are interested in taking next semester. Preparation is the key to beating the registration rush and getting into your classes early will ensure that you do not end up on the wait list. Registration opens up on November 10 for degree seeking students and November 17 for non-degree seeking students.

You should also be filling out scholarship applications in your free time. Having too much money makes life at UAF a lot easier than having too little, so be financially prepared for next semester! Your advisor is a great resource for financial aid, as is the Financial Aid Office!    

 
Positive Connection Nights

Start off your weekend at RSS with a Positive Connection Night! You'll be surrounded by friends, activity, and good food!

 

We only have one PCN to look forward to this month, and it's on November 21st. We'll be celebrating the leadership of the Elders in our community. Stop by the Gathering Room at 5:00pm to grab some Thanksgiving-style food and hang out!  

 
Doyon Foundation Visit
Image taken from www.doyonfoundation.com
Maureen Isaacson will be in the Gathering Room on November 10th from 9-4pm to help students apply for Doyon Foundation's spring scholarship. If you haven't applied yet, or are stuck, make sure to get some help!

The deadline is November 15th!
 
Law Enforcement Presentation
Image taken from www.moosecop.net
Are you interested in becoming a law enforcement officer?

On November 13th at 2:00pm, we will have Captain Burke Barrick of the Interior Region of the Alaska State Troopers and Officer Jody Potts, Commander of Tanana Chiefs Conference VPSO Program in the Gathering Room to discuss careers in law enforcement. If you've ever wondered what you need to do or if law enforcement is the right field for you, stop by and listen to what they have to say!

If you're interested but the time doesn't work for you, let us know! We can arrange another meeting to suit your needs.
 
Tutoring Services
Image taken from
www.ctc.uaf.edu
We hope you're doing great in all of your classes! However, if you feel like you're falling behind or just need a little extra help, make sure you talk to a tutor.

We have tons of help on campus, at CTC, and even online! Whether you need to talk to someone about Math, English, Science, or a Foreign Language, you're covered. Visit our tutor page to figure out where and when tutors are available in your subject.

In the Gathering Room at RSS, we have tutors from the American Indian Science and Engineering Society to help you with Math, Science, and Engineering questions. You can view their schedule here. We also have tutors from 2-4:00pm Monday through Thursday from the Writing Center to help you with your papers!
 
Financial Help
The Financial Aid Office is great when you need help with scholarships, grants and loans, but that's not all they do! They also 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 November, look for the next Reachout to see their later workshops.

November 6

6-7:00 CTC 604 Barnette  

  • Writing A Scholarship Essay
November 8
2:00-5:00 Signers Hall
  • Discover UAF: Scholarships
November 13
1:05-1:55 GRUE 402
  • Writing A Scholarship Essay 

November 20
1:05-1:55 GRUE 402  

  • Applying for Scholarships
 
Student Success Workshops
Elias Saylor studying hard.

UAF's Academic Advising Department hosts several workshops each semester that focus on skills that every student needs to develop. Be sure to take a look at the following events and see if there's something you should attend!



University Skills 201
November 4
  • Salary Expectations for Majors
November 6
  • The Myths of Multi-Tasking

Each workshop is held from 1:05-1:55pm in Gruening 409. 

 
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.  

 

Scholarships

     

Doyon Foundation 


Tanana Chiefs Conference  

 

Association of Village Council Presidents 

  • Must be an AVCP Region resident and have a tribal ID card or tribal verification form
  • Apply by November 30th
  •  http://www.avcp.org/  

 

The Aleut Foundation 

 

Arctic Education Foundation (ASRC) 

  • Must be an ASRC shareholder or a direct lineal descendant of an ASRC shareholder
  • Apply by December 1st
  • http://www.arcticed.com/