The impact of the Southeast Alaskan environment on residents and visitors can't be measured, but it can be appreciated, particularly in the work and words of the region's scientists, writers, artists and culture bearers. A handful of well-known Southeast Alaskans offered such an opportunity Saturday during an eight-hour catamaran trip to Admiralty Island, organized by KJ Metcalf and the nonprofit group Friends of Admiralty Island.
The University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus recently announced that Sitka artist Teri Rofkar will be presented with an honorary doctorate degree at the University's Spring commencement ceremonies on May 1. She will also be the commencement speaker, and preside over an assemblage of ceremonial dancers wearing many of her robes."This will be the first occasion in historic time that this many of this type of robes will be dancing," Rofkar said in a release.
A new biology class offered at the University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka Campus by associate professor Kitty LaBounty will itself be a "hybrid," according to a release this week.
Renowned Northwest Coast basketry weaver Delores Churchill will be teaching her craft at the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus in July. From July 7 through 18, this two-week workshop will meet each weeknight from 6 to 9 p.m.
Lauren Oakes, a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University, will speak at the University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka campus, about climate change and its impact on yellow cedar forests, as part of UAS' Natural History seminar.
The University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus will offer a silver engraving class led by award-winning artist Nicholas Galanin of Sitka as one of its Northwest Coast art offerings in December.
Dutch Harbor: Pollock powerhouse U.S. commercial fisherman brought in 9.6 billion pounds of fish and shellfish, about $5.1 billion worth, in 2012, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka campus invites high school students and their parents to attend a Sitka Start open house at the Sitka Campus from 5-7 p.m., May 8.
SITKA - This spring, the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus is offering a Humanities S120 course called "A Sense of Place: Alaska and Beyond.
SITKA - Impacts on deer and deer hunting will be the topic of the next presentation in the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus' Natural History Seminar Series. The seminar takes place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, in UAS Sitka Campus Room 229.
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