Frustration: a common side effect from reading

Students who feel frustration from reading should approach the task like a sport with faculty as the coach By RICHARD MCGRAIL Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong There are many reasons why reading can be frustrating, but a big one is focus, namely, being able to understand what a text is saying, instead of just recognizing words…

Study Away: Monterey Bay, California

Alexandria Waldschimidt explores California’s coast during National Student Exchange. BY ALEXANDRIA WALDSCHMIDT for the UAS Whalesong During last spring semester I was able to travel around California, be a part of a larger student body, and all while, worked on my UAS degree. I did that by participating in one of UAS’s academic exchange programs…

Community Leaders Discuss Civility

BY ERIN LAUGHLIN For the UAS Whalesong Public Administration, journalism, and education professionals came together Feb. 23 at “Political Leadership and Civility” to discuss civility in the Last Frontier and their personal experiences in leadership. UAS School of Management hosted the “Political Leadership and Civility” lecture at 360North as a part of their UAS MPA…

Strategic Pathways In Brief

BY HOLLY FISHER Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Strategic Pathways Phase 2 is currently in full swing reviewing possible changes to numerous elements within the UA system. Preliminary reports have been submitted for consideration on eight areas, four academic and four administrative. In this and the next issue, I will endeavor to provide a succinct summary…

From the Chancellor’s Office: UAS Juneau Campus Shuttle Improves Safety and Access for Students

BY KENI CAMPBELL For the UAS Whalesong A new Juneau campus shuttle program has launched this semester, providing services between the Auke Lake campus, Anderson Building, Student Housing, and Recreation Center.  The shuttle service is designed to improve safety for students, while also improving the ability to move between classes during a short passing period…

Explore Southeast: Pick Me, Choose Me, Love Me

Who doesn’t love an old school Grey’s Anatomy reference? In our efforts to help prospective students pick, choose, and love UAS, we’re hosting our first annual EXPLORE SOUTHEAST event on April 1st and 2nd, 2016. This event will bring high school seniors from across the country to UAS to experience life in our little corner…