Hecla donates $300K to UAS

Donation to support successful UAS Pathways to Mining Career program By SHEVONDA BURKHART Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong A major local employer, Hecla Mining Company, is helping channel UAS students into local jobs by donating $300,000 to UAS’s Pathways to Mining Careers program. The donation was given Sept. 1 at a Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon.…

Promoting Food Security in Southeast Alaska

BY ERIN LAUGHLIN Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Walking through a grocery store’s produce section and finding it empty because the barge is late is a social norm those in the lower 48 do not experience, and a glaring depiction of the last frontier’s food insecurity. The UAS Masters of Public Administration Program (MPA) and Sustainability…

UAS College of Education on the Horizon

BY HOLLY FISHER Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong As of March 2017, The College of Education Implementation Plan Steering Committee has begun to hold meetings to decide how to best facilitate the transition from individual Schools of Education into the consolidated College of Education at UAS.