My Turn: UAS offers good education close to home

I'm excited to be the new UAS chancellor, with one goal for the university foremost in mind: to help Alaskans improve their lives and to make Alaska an even more prosperous, healthy and rewarding place to live.
UA system appoints new president

The University of Alaska system has named its new president. After searching for months, the university's Board of Regents voted Tuesday to appoint Dr. Jim Johnsen as president.
Jazz & Classics' Summer String Workshop runs Aug. 12-14

An intensive three-day workshop for violin, viola, cello and double bass students in August will include group lessons, small and large ensembles, and orchestra class for string musicians ages 10 and older. Led by Seattle-based master teachers, violinist Tracy Helming and cellist Rajan Krishnaswami, the workshop will take place Aug. 12 through 14 at the University of Alaska Southeast's Egan Classrooms.
Teaching formline

This week, Sealaska Heritage Institute released the results of a three-year project designed to help students learn the basics of formline -- the design elements around which most Northwest Coast Native art is built. The in-depth educational resource, designed for students in grades 5-8, was introduced to teachers from around the state Monday by Juneau School District art teacher Nancy Lehnhart during the 10th annual Basic Arts Institute at the University of Alaska Southeast on Monday.
Condemned UAS cabin torched for fire training

It didn't take long for the Ellsworth House to burn Saturday. Orange flames poured from the log cabin's bedroom windows, shattering glass and torching the roof and siding. A huge plume of gray smoke, visible from miles away, billowed above the property.
UAS names interim provost to replace Caulfield

The University of Alaska Southeast has named Priscilla Schulte interim provost of the university in the coming school year. The search for the permanent provost is expected to begin in August, the University wrote in an email Friday.
JAHC names Mayor's Awards for the Arts recipients

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council has announced the selection of the recipients for the Eighth Annual Mayor's Awards for the Arts, to be presented at the JAHC Season '42 Kick-off party on Friday, Aug. 21, from 5:30?7 p.m. at the JACC.Recipients are:
Empire Editorial: Make good on UA system's strengths

Early this month, Jim Johnsen, the presumptive next president of the University of Alaska system, traveled to Juneau. It's a tough time to be stepping into the system's top job.
At glacier, a casual jökulhlaup season

By 10 a.m. Tuesday, the most recent glacier outburst flood, also known by the Icelandic name jökulhlaup, had done its worst.
Six fewer slots for childcare by '16

Unless things change, Juneau will have six fewer child care slots by the end of the year.


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