Reach Out Newsletter
December 2014

In This Issue
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Ugly Sweater Party
AISES Chapter of the Year
Tutoring Services
Financial Help
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Events Happening in the Gathering Room December 2014

December 12th
Ugly Sweater Party!

Dates and Events

December 4th

Art Gallery
UAF Art Student Invitational Show 

December 4th
Davis Concert Hall  
University Chorus Concert

December 5th
Elvey and Akasofu Buildings
Holiday Open House

December 7th
Davis Concert Hall and Great Hall  
Design Alaska Holiday Concert

December 12th
Last day of instruction

December 12th
Fine Arts Studio
UAF Art Department - Student Sale

December 12th
Charles Davis Concert Hall
Choir of the North Concert

December 15-18th
Final Exams

December 16th
Wood Center   
Chancellor's Holiday Gathering 

December 24th
Deadline for faculty to post grades

December 25th - January 4th 
Winter Break  - Most offices closed, no classes 

More information for these events can be found on UAF's main page at

Group Meetings

December 4th

Gathering Room

December 2, 9th
Hess Rec Center


December 2, 9th


December 6, 13th  


Gathering Room 


December 2, 16th
Gathering Room 
Festival of Native Arts 


December 9th   


Gathering Room 


Get Involved,  
Join a Group!
American Indian Science & Engineering Society
Olga Skinner - 474-5152

Alaska Native Education Student Association
Colleen Angaiak - 474-6623


Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program
Olga Skinner - 474-5152

Alaska Native Social Work Association
LaVerne Demientieff - 474-6267
Gabrielle Russell - 474-6615

Inu-Yupiaq Dance Group
Joel Forbes - 385-7243

Native Alaskan Business Leaders
Liz Ross - 474-7793

Troth Yeddha' Dance Group
Carol Murphrey - 474-6616

Natives for Positive Change 
Charlene Stern - 474-5293
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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Rural Student Services

The End is Near!

The snow's finally here, just in time for the semester to come to a close. There are two short weeks of instruction left before the dreaded finals week. Get your ends tied up now so you don't end up cramming (too much) for your exams!  


On that note, be sure to stop by RSS before you leave for the break if you need help! Our office will be closed from December 25th through January 4th. 

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Final grades will be posted by your instructors on December 24th. If you need to get an official transcript for any reason, be sure to order it on UAOnline after this date so it will show this semester's grades.
Ugly Sweater Party

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 left, and it's a party! We'll be celebrating the holidays with a series of Minute To Win It games and a lovely dinner. Make sure to bring your ugly sweater, as the ugliest will get a prize.

Please join us in the Gathering Room on December 12th at 5:00pm!   

AISES Chapter of the Year
L to R: Nathaniel Olemaun, Jason Slats, Katie Roseberry, Lonny Strunk, and Kory Joe as they accept awards on the chapter's behalf
The UAF chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society was named chapter of the year and received two additional awards at the national convention in November. Award submissions were championed by UAF AISES Co-Presidents Jesstin Patterson and Stefan Weingarth.

The chapter won the Professional and Chapter Development Award, the Recruitment and Retention Award, and the Stelvio J. Zanin Distinguished Chapter of the Year Award.

The national AISES conference was held in Orlando, Florida, November 13-15. Six members of UAF AISES attended.   
Tutoring Services
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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.

December 11
1:05-1:55 GRUE 402  

  • Student Loan Repayment
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. You can also stop by the front desk of RSS to sign up!  




Central Bering Sea Fishermen's Association

Walter Charley Memorial Scholarship

Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association

  • Must be a resident of one of the YDFDA member villages
  • 2.0 GPA for Freshman and Sophomores, 2.5 GPA for Juniors and Seniors
  • Deadline: December 15, 2012
  • For application and more information, visit

Combined Application for College and Higher Education (CACHE) - NSEDC and NSHC 

  • Contains applications for Bering Straits Foundation, Sitnasuak, Kawerak, Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation, and Norton Sound Health Corporation
  • Deadline: December 31, 2012
  • For application and more information, including eligibility requirements for each of the scholarships in the CACHE application, visit

Native Village of Kotzebue, Kotzebue IRA

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and 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 4, 2013   
  • For application and more information, visit