Reach Out Newsletter
November 2015

In This Issue
Schedule
November Housekeeping
Positive Connection Nights
Doyon Foundation Visit
Native American Heritage Month
Frybread/Indian Taco Sale
Clergy Visit
Troth Yeddha' Dance Group
Great American Smokeout
Tutoring Services
Student Success Workshops
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Scholarships
Events Happening in the Gathering Room November 2015

November 3rd
1-2:00pm 
Clergy Visit

November 9th
11-4:00pm
Frybead/Indian Taco Sale

November 13th 

9-1:00pm 

Doyon Foundation Visit 

November 20th 

5:00pm 

Positive Connection Night

Dates and Events

November 6-8th
Wood Center
POP-CON 

November 9th 
Spring 2015 and WINTERmester registration begins for degree seeking students

November 11th
9-5:00pm
Wood Center
Fall Job & Internship Fair

November 11th 
Veteran's Day

November 14th
6:30-9:00pm
Wood Center Ballroom
Diwali Celebration

November 16th
Spring 2015 and WINTERmester registration begins for non-degree seeking students

November 19th
12:30-2:00pm
Wood Center
United Way Chili Cook-off

November 19th
Great American Smokeout 
 
November 26-27th
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 5, 19

1-2:00pm
Gathering Room
AISES

November 9
4:30-5:30pm
Gathering Room
ANESA

November 3, 10, 17, 24
1-2:00pm
Hess Rec Center
ANSEP

 

November 3, 10, 17, 24   

7-9:00pm

November 7, 14, 21, 28    

4-6:00pm

Gathering Room 

Iu-Yupiaq

November 4, 11, 18, 25
1-2:00pm 
Gathering Room 
Festival of Native Arts 

 

November 10, 24

1-2:00pm

Gathering Room 

NFPC 

 

November 4

5-6:00pm

Gathering Room

Troth Yeddha' Dance Group

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
Brian Rasley - 474-5029 

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
Sam Alexander - salexan7@alaska.edu

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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Rural Student Services

November Housekeeping

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 massive 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 26th, the Spring 2016 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 9 for degree seeking students and November 16 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
Joel Forbes at our Halloween PCN
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 20th. Be on the lookout for future plans and if you have anything you're dying to do, we're open to suggestions! 

 
Doyon Foundation Visit
Maureen Isaacson will be in the Gathering Room on November 13th from 9-1pm 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!
 
Native American Heritage Month
L to R: Kaitlin Tom, Chelsea Zibell, Kellen Baker, Alaina Bankston, and Alison Bankston 
November is Native American Heritage Month! Keep your eyes peeled for cultural events happening around town. We have our ears to the ground and will be updating our Facebook page when we hear of cool events happening!

For now, show your support and pride by wearing your qaspeq, atiqluk, bets'eghe hoolaane, or jacket on Wednesdays! 
 
Frybread/Indian Taco Sale!
The student organization, Natives for Positive Change (NFPC), will be selling frybread and Indian tacos at Rural Student Services on Monday, November 9th from 11-4:00pm. 

NFPC will use the funds that they are able to raise from this sale to help support their events throughout the year. Two of these include the annual Elizabeth Peratrovich Day Celebration and the Alaska Native Oratory Society Competition. If you would like to learn more about this student organization or these events, you are welcome to get in touch with their advisor, Charlene Stern, at (907) 474-5293.
 
Clergy Visit
Sister Josephine Aloralrea
Sister Josephine and Father Gregg Wood, a Jesuit priest who lives in Bethel, and serves the Hooper Bay, Scammon Bay, Chevak area, will be at Rural Student Services on Tuesday, November 3rd from 1-2:00pm for student outreach.  Please come and visit or just say hi! 
 
Troth Yeddha' Dance Group
The Troth Yeddha' Dance Group is getting off the ground again! At 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 4th, the group will be meeting to discuss future practice times, group direction, and content. If you're interested in participating in this Athabascan Dance Group, grab your friends and show your support and interest by stopping by! 
 
Great American Smokeout
You may have heard that UAF is going tobacco-free on December 31st! 

We're celebrating UAF's commitment to fresh air by hosting a table with the American Lung Association and the Department of Recreation, Adventure, and Wellness at the Great American Smokeout event. This event will take place on November 19th at the Wood Center. If you are a student, staff, or faculty member and currently use tobacco products, you may have a chance at winning some sweet prizes like a gym membership or a bike! All you have to do is stop by and make the commitment to quit using them. You'll have your name entered to win!

More information about the new policy can be found on the Tobacco Free websiteIf you have any questions or need help in your endeavor to quit smoking, feel free to give us a call at (888) 478-1452. 
 
Tutoring Services
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

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 3
  • Keys to being an Online Student
November 5
  • 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  

 

The Aleut Foundation 


 Association of Village Council Presidents 

  • Must be an AVCP Region resident and have a tribal ID card or tribal verification form
  • Apply by December 1st
  •  http://www.avcp.org/  
     

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/