UAS students and members of the Juneau community cut a rug Saturday, March 25 to provide clean water for children and families in third world countries at the first UAS Dance Marathon.
“Juneau’s 2017 Year of Kindness Project” continues to spread kind acts, enthusiasm, and positivity throughout Juneau.
BY DANIEL PISCOYA Managing Editor, UAS Whalesong Two years ago, when I was a Staff Writer for the Whalesong, I interviewed Tom Dienst, Director of UAS Business Services, on the closure of the UAS Bookstore, once located at Auke bay.
In February, the University of Alaska published a report from the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP) and UAA about the disconnect between Alaska high school grade point averages and college preparedness.
This report, which analyzed the 37 schools with 10 years of graduation data and 10 or more graduates enrolling in a University of Alaska school in 2015, found that approximately 61 percent of all Alaskan students attending UA require developmental classes.
As the University of Alaska system implements more tuition increases, UAS has the opportunity to alleviate some of those costs for students with the Alt-Textbook Project.
BY KATHY HAMBLETT For the UAS Whalesong My study abroad adventure landed me in Seville, a city in Andalusia in Southern Spain for the 2016 fall semester. I could not have chosen a place more different than Juneau. But for me, that was precisely the reason to go – to experience something entirely different.
The internationally renowned Git Hayetsk dance group performed in the Egan library on Mar. 25, bringing the mask dances of numerous First Nations cultures to Juneau for the first time.