Reach Out Newsletter
December 2015

In This Issue
The End is Near!
Final Exams
Ordering Transcripts
Last Positive Connection Night!
AISES Nationals
Tutoring Services
Events Happening in the Gathering Room December 2015

December 4th
Northern Perspectives

December 11th
Positive Connection Night

Dates and Events

December 4-18th

Art Gallery
UAF Art Student Invitational Show

December 6th
Davis Concert Hall and Great Hall  
Design Alaska Holiday Concert

December 11th
Fine Arts Studio
Student Pottery Winter Sale

December 12th
Last day of instruction

December 17th
Wood Center
Chancellor's Holiday Gathering

December 16-19th
Final Exams 

December 20th
Residence Halls Close

December 23rd
Deadline for faculty to post grades

December 24th - January 3rd 
Winter Break  - Most offices closed, no classes 

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

Group Meetings

December 8th
Hess Rec Center


December 8th


December 5, 12th  


Gathering Room 


December 9th
December 10th
Gathering Room 
Festival of Native Arts 


December 8th   


Gathering Room 


Get Involved,  
Join a Group!
American Indian Science & Engineering Society
Olga Skinner - 474-5029

Alaska Native Education Student Association
Colleen Angaiak - 474-6623


Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program
Brian Rasley - 474-5152

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

Inu-Yupiaq Dance Group
Joel Forbes - 987-0940

Native Alaskan Business Leaders
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 semester is quickly coming to a close. There are less than 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 24th through January 3rd. 

Final Exams
Your final exams will rarely take place at the same time as your actual class. Make sure you prepare by finding out when yours are taking place. You can find the schedule here. You should also confirm the location with your professor.
Ordering Tanscripts
Final grades will be posted by your instructors on December 23rd. If you need to get an official transcript for any reason, be sure to order it after this date so it will show this semester's grades. 

To order your transcript, you must log in to UAOnline. You will find the option to request an official transcript under the Student Services & Account Information menu. If you need any assistance, feel free to give us a call at (888) 478-1452. Keep in mind that this is a process that must be done from your student account. Unfortunately, an advisor cannot initiate it for you.
Last Positive Connection Night!

The final Positive Connection Night of the semester will be hosted by the Alaska Native Education Student Assocation on December 11th. Join us in the Gathering Room for an awesome dinner and a series of Minute to Win It games at 5:00pm!

AISES National
Students from Region 1 (includes UAF) and Region 3, following the election of Kory Joe, former
Nanook and now of Northern Arizona University, to the National Junior Representative position.
Six students from our UAF Chapter of AISES attended the National Conference held in Phoenix, AZ in November, Baxter Bond, Rachel Conley, John Nelson, Ruth Osborne, Jason Slats, and Lonny Strunk. Ruth presented her research in a poster presentation, "Seasonal Variations in Composition and Photoreactivity of Dissolved Organic Matter Isolated from a Small Sub-Arctic Stream." Jason and former UAF student, Kory Joe, presented a workshop, "From Boeing to NASA: How to Strive, Rise and Thrive in Your Internship." Jason is serving as our representative for Region 1 of AISES. Our students were able to travel with generous support from the College of Rural and Community Development, College of Engineering and Mines, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity.   
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!

Make sure to utilize these resources before finals week! Tutors are generally students and need to study as well.
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 15th
  • 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 31st
  • For application and more information, including eligibility requirements for each of the scholarships in the CACHE application, visit
Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation
  • Must be a UIC shareholder or descendent
  • GPA 2.0
  • Deadline: January 1st 
  • For application and more information, visit
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 8th 
  • For application and more information, visit
Native Village of Kotzebue, Kotzebue IRA