New things are coming for Whalesong. The UAS campus newspaper is moving in a new direction. Beginning fall semester, Whalesong will have digital-only releases, with weekly stories online at our website, uaswhalesong.com. The main publication will be a news podcast, released weekly on the website and on platforms such as Spotify and Google Podcasts. Listen to weekly campus updates, interviews, and learn about noteworthy events. … Continue reading Whalesong Podcast Announcement
Great in color, great in black and white, and good to have around, these feathered friends are often mistaken for each other. Crows and ravens are members of the corvid family, a diverse group of birds with 133 species worldwide. Most corvids are medium-sized birds that molt once a year but show remarkable intelligence for their size. Many people regard corvids as the most intelligent … Continue reading Wildlife Corner
News of the Willow Project has been sweeping the internet for a while now. Many might recognize the hashtag “StopWillow” on posts and videos, which invokes the question “what is Willow?” and “what impact will it have on the climate and Alaska wildlife?” The Willow Project is located on the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A), 23-million acres of federal land on Alaska’s North Slope set aside … Continue reading What about Willow?
Where would you’d like to study? What about Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Hawaii, and Ghana? Through UAS academic exchange programs, students can travel the world and study wherever they choose. According to Miranda Barril, UAS Exchange and Study Away Coordinator, students who are interested in an academic exchange or study abroad program have two options. The first option is the International Student Exchange Program. It … Continue reading Would you like to go on exchange?
UA President Pat Pitney delivered her third State of the University address on Feb. 21 in Fairbanks. The in-person event took place during the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce weekly business lunch. Pitney chose to highlight campus successes and how the university empowers Alaska. Pitney began the address by acknowledging the indigenous communities of Alaska and the land the university resides on. She then thanked those … Continue reading The State of the University
The Mighty SE&L award, a collaborative effort by the Student Activities Board and the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership, highlights the accomplishments of students who are making a positive impact on the Campus Life experience through student involvement opportunities. Students are nominated through a submission form and then voted on by the Student Activities Board, who select one recipient to receive the award while … Continue reading The Mighty SE&L Award: March
The Mighty SE&L award, a collaborative effort by the Student Activities Board and the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership, highlights the accomplishments of students who are making a positive impact on the Campus Life experience through student involvement opportunities. Students are nominated through a submission form and then voted on by the Student Activities Board, who select one recipient to receive the award, while … Continue reading The Mighty SE&L Award: February
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
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!
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