Events Happening in the Gathering Room January 2016
Native Games PCN
Dates and Events
First day of spring semester classes
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Alaska
Civil Rights Day
No classes - most offices closed
Deadline for adding classes, late registration, and fee payment
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 www.uaf.edu.
January 20th4-5:00pmGathering Room
January 19, 26th
January 23, 30th
January 20, 27th
January 21, 28th
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
Brian Rasley - 474-5029
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
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
Happy New Year!
|Photo taken from http://www.photos.uaf.edu/
We hope you had a great holiday season and are excited for the new semester!
Please join us in the Gathering Room tomorrow evening, Thursday, January 14th, at 5:00pm 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.
Welcome to Our New Advisor!
Rural Student Services is pleased to welcome our new Advisor, Minnie Naylor. She is originally from Kotzebue and has family from Noatak and Shishmaref. Minnie graduated from UAF in 2008, and was very involved with RSS. Her degree was in Rural Development with an emphasis in Community Organizations and Services. She spent the last five years working in Anchorage. Minnie's last position was Project Assistant with the Inuit Circumpolar Council-Alaska. Prior to that appointment she was the Administrative Assistant for the UAA College of Education. Lastly, she was Village Access Coordinator for Chukchi Campus, performing similar duties that she will assume at RSS. Minnie is replacing Carol Murphrey, who became the Foundation's Program Manager at Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation.
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 2015 Dean's and Chancellor's lists. Way to go guys, we hope to see you on the list next semester as well!
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!
We would love to see you there!
Rural Student Services is connected to a diverse set of clubs. If you're looking to get out and start talking to people who share your interests, it's a great place to start! We've got clubs for Engineering, Science, Math, Education, Native Dance, Native Games, Social Work, Business, and Policy. To learn more about the different clubs we're affiliated with, you can visit our page at http://www.uaf.edu/ruralss/clubs/.
We also have the opportunity to revive a couple of clubs that have fallen by the wayside over the last few years. We're in need of good, passionate leaders who are willing to reach out to their peers and get students excited in either Native Games or Troth Yeddha' (Athabascan) Dance Group. If you'd like to step up and make things happen, contact us!
UA Foundation Scholarships
Wouldn't it be nice if you could fill out just one application and be considered for over $3 million in scholarships? The UA Foundation application does just that.
Permanent Fund Dividend
It's a new year and that means you have to get used to writing 2016 on documents instead of 2015. 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 http://www.pfd.alaska.gov/ and follow the prompts.
The deadline for applications is March 31st. Do it now so you don't forget!
CVRF Job Opening
Coastal Villages Region Fund is looking for a new Program Coordinator for their Youth to Work program. This position plays a key role in helping youth pursue valuable careers and educational opportunities. If you're interested in working for them out of Anchorage, you can apply on the Coastal website: http://www.coastalvillages.org/join-our-team.
Huna Heritage Foundation
UA Foundation Scholarships