Campus Spotlight- Service Dog Do’s and Don’ts

One of the most famous figures on the UAS Juneau Campus (second only to Spike the Whale) is Mavis, a 9-year-old cardiac alert service and emotional-support dog who often accompanies owner Grace Igel to class and work at Spike’s Cafe. Prior to her service-dog career, Mavis was an AKC show dog, and the mother of a litter of puppies. When she’s not on the job, … Continue reading Campus Spotlight- Service Dog Do’s and Don’ts

Submit to Summit!

Summit: The UAS Writing Center’s Collection of Exceptional Academic Works is an undergraduate journal that showcases UAS undergraduates’ academic writing. The submission period will run from December 1st, 2022, to February 1st, 2023. All submissions will be considered for UAS’s Ernestine Hayes Award for Excellence in Essay Writing, which awards $250 to the student submission that exhibits the strongest academic work. Summit was founded on … Continue reading Submit to Summit!

Counseling Corner: Getting good sleep

We are in the last few weeks of the semester and I have talked with a lot of students who are trying to wrap up the course assignments and prepare for winter break. This can be an extremely stressful time, but there are ways to work with these situations rather than feel like they are working against you. Acute stress, such as taking an exam, … Continue reading Counseling Corner: Getting good sleep

Tidal Echoes elevates LGBTQ2S+ voices in 19th edition

JUNEAU, Alaska—Featured Writer Lin Davis and Featured Artist Chloey Klawk Shaa Cavanaugh are bringing some “unapologetically queer” content to the 19th edition of “Tidal Echoes.” “Tidal Echoes” is Southeast Alaska’s literary and arts journal, publishing poetry, prose, and artwork from around the region. A quarter of the entries in “Tidal Echoes” are reserved for UAS students. The journal is closing submissions Thursday, December 1, 2022, … Continue reading Tidal Echoes elevates LGBTQ2S+ voices in 19th edition

We make offerings through the fire

UAS students, faculty and friends honored Professor Sol Neely, Ph.D., who died in October while backpacking in Washington state, where he was teaching at Heritage University.   Alaska Native Studies Professor X’unei Lance Twitchell led a Tlingit fire dish ceremony at Noyes Pavilion on Nov. 12. “We make offerings through the fire,” Twitchell said as he handed out cards, suggesting those gathered write Neely’s name … Continue reading We make offerings through the fire

Spotlight: Meet the new Dean of Students

The University of Alaska Southeast has appointed Nathan Bodenstadt as the new Dean of Students.     Located on the Juneau campus but also serving UAS Sitka and Ketchikan campuses, the Dean of Students oversees a variety of departments, including Residence Life, the Recreation Center, Counseling, the Health Clinic, Student Activities, and the Native and Rural Student Center.  The Dean of Students is also part of the … Continue reading Spotlight: Meet the new Dean of Students

Update: Gen Z Blocks Red Wave in 2022 Midterms

Alaska voters returned incumbent Mike Dunleavy to the governor’s office, Mary Peltola to her U.S. House seat, and Lisa Murkowski to her seat in the U.S. Senate on Nov. 23, when ranked choice vote tabulation factored in second and third choice votes on top of the first choice counted on Election Day. A constitutional convention proposed in Ballot Measure 1 failed. The results show an … Continue reading Update: Gen Z Blocks Red Wave in 2022 Midterms

Reproductive rights and Alaska

In the November general election, more than 70 percent of Alaska voters rejected holding a  Constitutional Convention, leaving the state’s constitutional privacy clause unchanged for another 10 years.  The privacy clause protects abortion and reproductive rights in Alaska, one of the few states where abortion remains legal now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade. Since that June decision, 13 states have … Continue reading Reproductive rights and Alaska

The votes are in and misinformation lost

Since 2016, America has seen repeat claims regarding the validity of our local and national elections. Narratives like “the election was stolen” became increasingly common in the wake of former President Donald Trump’s loss in 2020, and many candidates since then have used similar claims to justify their losses. Do these claims have any merit? Is there any evidence of widespread voter fraud and conspiracy? … Continue reading The votes are in and misinformation lost

UAS Tidal Echoes submissions close December 1st

As the submission deadline for Tidal Echoes nears, it’s still not too late to submit! Tidal Echoes Fall Editor Olive Brend has been busy advertising and collecting submissions for UAS’s own art and literary journal. Representing communities from across Southeast Alaska, Tidal Echoes has become a “picture of what 2022 was like” according to Brend, with submissions from communities like Wrangell, Sitka, and many others … Continue reading UAS Tidal Echoes submissions close December 1st