Love your Lungs All Day Long: Take a 1Day Stand

BY KRISTIN COX For the UAS Whalesong November 19th is the Great American Smoke-Out and UAS is marking the event by celebrating its recent Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus policy. UAS is encouraging current tobacco users to be tobacco-free for one day as part of the “1Day Stand” against tobacco campaign. Supported by the Tobacco-Free College…

Student Government Update

BY CALLIE CONERTON For the UAS Whalesong Hello fellow students! Hope midterms didn’t wipe you out! We have been actively trying to reach out to the student population and we have started Monday Morning Coffee with Student Government. We would love for you to come our office and tell us what is on your mind,…

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…

Tech Fees on Deck

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong A short while ago, someone from the University of Alaska Fairbanks contacted the Whalesong office with a fairly specific request for research. In their E-mail, they stated “At its establishment in 1997, the Board of Regents stipulated that ‘each chancellor, director or president will ensure that student representatives…

Code 2319: Housing Health Inspections

For residents of the John R. Pugh Hall, inspections will occur on October 8 and November 12. For residents of the Main Housing Complex, inspections will occur November 2 to November 6. Now that you know when to expect it, here’s an excerpt from the information sheet on how to prepare.
• Clean your floors
• Take out your trash and recyclables
• Put in work orders with the Lodge or Front Desk for maintenance needs
• Ensure there are no fire hazards or contraband items in your unit

Student Government Update

BY DAVID RUSSELL-JENSEN For the UAS Whalesong UAS Student Government met for our annual retreat the last weekend of September – in a nutshell it was a fun-filled and let’s-get-down-to-business meeting, where we discussed our goals for Student Government, our goals for ourselves, and we worked on editing our Constitution. The Constitution will take a…