Events Happening in the Gathering Room October 2015
Family Dinner PCN
Dates and Events
Pike's Waterfront Lodge
Festival of Native Arts Fall Fundraiser
Student Club Fair
Patty Center Gym
2015 Fall Gun Show
Freshman Progress Reports Due
Elders & Youth Conference
Deadline to apply for admission for spring semester (graduate students)
Deadline to apply for fall 2015 graduation
Alaska Federation of Natives Conference
Wood Center Ballroom
Arctic Innovation Competition
Spring 2016 course list available
Last day for student- and faculty-initiated withdrawals
October 8, 22
October 12, 26
October 6, 13, 20
Hess Rec Center
October 6, 13, 20, 27
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
October 7, 14, 21, 28
Gathering Room Festival of Native Arts
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
Charlene Stern - 474-5293
Natives for Positive Change
RSS Contact Information
Main Floor Brooks Building
Fairbanks, AK 99775
Phone: (907) 474-7871
Toll Free: (888) 478-1452
Fax: (907) 474-6619
We're just about a month through the first semester, the weather is getting colder, and midterms are just around the corner! We hope you're feeling good about where you're at in your classes and life in general. If you need help with anything, now is the time to reach out for it! Your advisor is a great resource and can help you find what you need to thrive academically and socially.
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're hosting a PCN next Friday, October 9th at 5:00pm in the Gathering Room. This time around, we're going to focus on the food. It's a big ol' family dinner! FYI: You're family. So, wash your hands, dish up some grub, and hang out! So far it sounds like we've got salmon, akutaq, and unaalik on the way. If you can, bring something to share. If not, that's okay too.
We'll also have another on October 23rd. What we're doing and what we're eating has yet to be determined, so stay tuned by following us on Facebook and feel free to make suggestions!
Alaska Federation of Natives
|Image taken from www.nativefederation.org
is coming up soon! The Elder's and Youth Conference will be held on October 12-14th and the Convention will be on October 15-17th. If you plan to go, make sure you are caught up in your classes and talk to your instructors about turning in assignments or taking mid-terms before you go!
Festival of Native Arts Fundraiser
The Festival of Native Arts coordinators are hosting a fundraiser tonight, October 2nd. Show your support by heading down to Pike's Waterfront Lodge. There will be food to eat, awesome things to bid on, and door prizes. The doors opened at 4:30pm!
All of the proceeds from tonight's event will help fund the annual Festival of Native Arts. This is a free event that will be held this year from March 3-5th, 2016. If you'd like to learn what Festival is all about or find out how to help, click here
You should also know that the Festival of Native Arts is actively searching for this year's logo! If you're artistically inclined, be sure to turn in a proposal to their office in 315 Brooks by October 15th in order to be considered. If selected, you will win one UAF undergraduate tuition credit ($183 value) and some cool stuff with your logo on it!
|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!
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!Study Skills 101
- Overcoming Paper Writing Anxiety
University Skills 201
- Student Groups on Campus: Getting Involved
- Pre-Professional Programs: What You Need to Know
- Managing Stress and Test Anxiety
- Salary Expectations for Majors
- Degree Works & Schedule Planner: Tools for Success
Each workshop is held from 1:05-1:55pm in Gruening 409.
|Photo taken from www.tananachiefs.org
Would you like to get your driver's license? Tanana Chiefs Conference
is offering their free Get Driving Program
to Alaska Native, American Indian, or Native Hawaiian youth ages 16-24 who have had their Instruction Permit for 6 months or more.
Apply at the TCC Employment and Training Department and get your driver's license through the North Star Driving School!
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.
Bivin Memorial Scholarship