Reach Out Newsletter
January 2015

In This Issue
Happy New Year!
Dean's and Chancellor's List
Positive Connection Nights
Permanent Fund Dividend
Tax Preparation
Events Happening in the Gathering Room January 2015 

January 15th
Open House

January 16th 
Kimberly Williams
DANSRD Faculty Candidate Presentation
Pat Sekaquaptewa
DANSRD Faculty Candidate Presentation

January 30th 
Native Games PCN

Dates and Events

January 15th
First day of spring semester classes 

January 19th   
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Alaska
Civil Rights Day
No classes - most offices closed

January 23rd
Deadline for adding classes, late registration, and fee payment

January 28th
Bunnell 410 
VITA - Free tax preparations for the University and public

January 30th
Deadline for 100 percent refund of tuition and fees
Deadline for student- and faculty-initiated drops

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

Group Meetings

January 22nd

Gathering Room


January 20, 27th


January 17, 24, 31st   


Gathering Room 


January 27, 28th
Gathering Room 
Festival of Native Arts 
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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Happy New Year!
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We hope you had a great holiday season and are excited for the new semester!

Please join us in the Gathering Room tomorrow (Thursday) evening at 5:00 for our Open House! We'll be letting you know about some exciting things that are happening this semester and filling you in on our clubs and what they're up to. We'll also be serving home-made spaghetti for your dining pleasure.

Deans and Chancellor's List
Congratulations to those who finished last semester! We'd like to take this opportunity to recognize our students who made it on the Fall 2014 Dean's and Chancellor's lists. Way to go guys, we hope to see you on the list next semester as well!

Dean's List
(3.5-3.89 GPA)

Isaac Bailey
Baxter Bond
Christian Burns-Shafer Jr
Chanachai Charoonsophonsak
Cullan Christensen
Renita Clark
Frances Daly
Marie Davis
Shelly DeWilde
Kelly Dobinson
Emily Dreydoppel
Korovin Ellis
Diloola Erickson
Gabriel Fulton
Telayna Gordon
Belina Higdon
Heather Hopson
Stephen Hormann
Jeremiah Jacobson
Kory Joe
Christine John
Malorie Johnson
Raymond Kangas
Jessica Lewis
Patrick Lovell
Sierra Luke
Teddy Martin
Page Martin
Bobbie McNeley
Alexander Morgan
Janessa Newman
Thomas Newman
Misty Nickoli
Cleveland Norris
John Oulton
Charlotte Peterson
Will Riley
James Sanders
Amber Shields
Samantha Taylor
Jacqueline Todd
Caitlin Tozier
Sarah VanAmburg
Amber Vaska
Shawna Wilson

Chancellor's List
(3.9-4.0 GPA)

Elliott Anderson
Minnie Carter-Sharp
Chris Clement
Lisa Cogen
Kendrick Hautala
John Henry
Elizabeth Herzner
Jacy Hutchison
Lynda Purvis
Jason Slats
Svea Southall
Lonny Strunk
Tiana Teter
Tamaira Tocktoo
Stefan Weingarth
Billyann White
Andre White
Levi Williams

Positive Connection Nights

Thanks for coming to last semester's Positive Connection Nights! We had a ton of fun and are planning on doing the same this semester! If you haven't attended one of our PCN's before, you can expect a fun event and lots of food. Read on to find out when the next ones are and don't forget to like us on Facebook for reminders of our upcoming events!


January 30th - Native Games

February 13th - Valentine's Day Family Feud

February 27th - Board, Card, and Video Game Social


We would love to see you there! 

Permanent Fund Dividend
It's a new year and that means you have to get used to writing 2015 on documents instead of 2014. It also indicates that we're headed toward a new Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend dispersal! But, before you can take a bite out of that pie, you have to apply. It's easy to apply for the PFD using the State of Alaska website. Just click on this link and follow the prompts.

The deadline for applications is March 31st. Do it now so you don't forget! 
Tax Preparation
VITA is back with their free tax preparation program! If you don't like to do your taxes on your own and don't want to pay someone to do them for you, make sure you take advantage of this service! 

You can go to Bunnell 410 on January 29th between 4:30 and 9:00pm to get help this month.

For additional information, contact Amy Cooper at akcooper@a 



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