Consent: It’s Clear and Verbal

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong We all know what consent means, right? Just in case, I got the Google definition: consent is “permission for something to happen or agreement to do something.” And, as I’m sure we’ve all seen on the various stickers and flyers that have been making their way around campus,…

What to Do if You Have the Flu

BY AMANDA ARRA For the UAS Whalesong Do you have a fever, cough, body aches, sore throat, headache and nausea? If so, you may have the flu. “Flu” is short for influenza, which is an illness caused by viruses of the same name. The viruses that cause the flu are constantly changing, which is why…

New Title IX Coordinator at UAS

Lori Klein has been hired to serve in the role of Title IX Coordinator for UAS. Ms. Klein has worked for UAS on and off since 1996, most recently as the Director of the Student Resource Center. She has over a dozen years of experience in higher education and eight years of non-profit experience serving…

Campus Safety: Academic Integrity

By LORI KLEIN for the UAS Whalesong Midterms are behind us and finals are right around the corner. The work piles up along with the snow, and some days feel a bit more overwhelming than others. It’s tempting to cut corners. 80% of the students I’ve met with who have cheated or plagiarized on an…

Campus Safety: Tobacco

BY LORI KLEIN For the UAS Whalesong Welcome to our tobacco-free campus. You’ve seen the stickers and signs around campus. On July 1, 2015, UAS became a tobacco-free university. UAF and UAA will follow suit later this year. The University of Alaska Board of Regents adopted the Smoke Free/Tobacco Free policy (P05.12.102) stating that the…

Health Corner: Suicide Awareness

September 10, 2015 was World Suicide Prevention Day and events all over the world highlighted the importance of talking about this issue and acknowledging the statistics surrounding this issue. At UAS, we hope to promote a culture of caring for each other, and we had a Wall of Hope to commemorate the Suicide Prevention Day.

Campus Safety: Bystander Intervention

High risk drinking, illegal drug use, prescription drug abuse, sexual assault, stalking, relationship violence, hate crimes, harassment, bullying – these behaviors impact the safety of campus. We all have the power to intervene and put an end to destructive behaviors. It simply takes a commitment to being an active part of a safe and healthy campus community.