University of Alaska Southeast

Bob Sam, a Tlingit storyteller who has served as caretaker of a Sitka cemetery for decades and works to repatriate and reinter indigenous people, leaves the lectern to walk into the crowd during his Evening at Egan lecture about respecting ancestors Friday, Nov. 16 at Egan Library. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Cemetery caretaker helps repatriate remains of Alaska Native children

Bob Sam lives up to his name. “My Tlingit name is Shaagunastaa,” Sam said during his Evening at Egan lecture Friday night at the University… Continue reading

 

More prose, please: Tidal Echoes seeks submissions

Tidal Echoes is looking for new voices. The annual literary and arts journal sponsored by University of Alaska Southeast is seeking submissions of art, prose… Continue reading

 

Power & Privilege Symposium asks everyone to make world a better place

The same day folks went to the polls, attendees and speakers with “I Voted” stickers at the Third Annual University of Alaska Southeast Power &… Continue reading

University of Alaska Southeast chancellor Rick Caulfield speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at its weekly luncheon on Oct. 25, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire)

UAS chancellor updates Juneau Chamber on university’s progress

University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Rick Caulfield shared good news with the Juneau Chamber of Commerce Thursday: The number of new students is rising, and… Continue reading

University of Alaska Southeast chancellor Rick Caulfield speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at its weekly luncheon on Oct. 25, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire)
Sonia Nagorski, assistant professor of Geology Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska Southeast, investigates the broken oxbow along the Mendenhall River on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The river cut through the meander bend just north of the Brotherhood Bridge last this summer. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

How a breakthrough in the Mendenhall River changes erosion near Brotherhood Bridge

It’s mid-morning at an oxbow on the Mendenhall River, and signs of change are all around. A handful of spruce trees, felled by river erosion,… Continue reading

Sonia Nagorski, assistant professor of Geology Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska Southeast, investigates the broken oxbow along the Mendenhall River on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The river cut through the meander bend just north of the Brotherhood Bridge last this summer. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
In this Empire file photo from 2012, Laurent Dick photographs the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge. A professor who studies coastal zone management will give a talk today at the University of Alaska Southeast. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Visiting professor to talk education innovation at UAS lecture

Sean Anderson, Ph.D., thinks universities should be doing business differently. Undergraduate science students should be in the field collecting data for long-term research projects, not… Continue reading

In this Empire file photo from 2012, Laurent Dick photographs the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge. A professor who studies coastal zone management will give a talk today at the University of Alaska Southeast. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau School District Career and Technical Education Coordinator Carin Smolin, left, laughs with a group gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of a student-built neighborhood of affordable Lemon Creek homes called the Jackie Street Cottages on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Student project lays foundation for trade careers, affordable housing

At a local job site in Lemon Creek, university and high school students are laying a foundation for their careers by learning carpentry skills. Their… Continue reading

Juneau School District Career and Technical Education Coordinator Carin Smolin, left, laughs with a group gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of a student-built neighborhood of affordable Lemon Creek homes called the Jackie Street Cottages on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
UAS Environmental Science Students Mollie Dwyer, left and Connor Johnson trek through Montana Creek to obtain water samples Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by Molly Tankersley, UAS)

Dwyer receives scholarship

University of Alaska Southeast senior Mollie Dwyer is the latest recipient of the $2,000 UAS Coeur Alaska-Kensington Gold Mine Environmental Science Award, which also recently… Continue reading

UAS Environmental Science Students Mollie Dwyer, left and Connor Johnson trek through Montana Creek to obtain water samples Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by Molly Tankersley, UAS)

Hayes picked to deliver keynote speech for state arts conference

The Alaska celebration of artists and art is in Fairbanks for the first time, but it will have a big Juneau connection. Ernestine Hayes, Alaska… Continue reading

Haines Tlingit master carver Wayne Price waves Haines residents during the unveiling of a Tlingit screen and totem poles in front of the Soboleff McRae Wellness Center in Haines on Thursday, April 27, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Master carver joins UAS faculty

Already a well known name in Southeast Alaska and in Alaska Native artwork, Tlingit Master Carver Wayne Price is preparing to pass on his knowledge… Continue reading

Haines Tlingit master carver Wayne Price waves Haines residents during the unveiling of a Tlingit screen and totem poles in front of the Soboleff McRae Wellness Center in Haines on Thursday, April 27, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen, left, listens to Dr. Steve Atwater, Executive Dean of the university’s new Alaska College of Education, during an interview at the University of Alaska Southeast on Friday, August 3, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

New UA College of Education ready for first year

The University of Alaska Southeast starts classes on Aug. 27, and this will be the first year of a new Alaska College of Education. For… Continue reading

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen, left, listens to Dr. Steve Atwater, Executive Dean of the university’s new Alaska College of Education, during an interview at the University of Alaska Southeast on Friday, August 3, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Pete Traxler is the executive dean of Career Education at University of Alaska Southeast. (University of Alaska Southeast | Courtesy Photo)

UAS Career Education program teaches real skills

Ever thought that college wasn’t for you? I have. I come from a quaint little farming town in the Midwest — you know the one… Continue reading

Pete Traxler is the executive dean of Career Education at University of Alaska Southeast. (University of Alaska Southeast | Courtesy Photo)

Auke Bay lab set to be demolished this fall

UAS will build new facility to house natural sciences building, aiming for 2020 completion.

Morgan Johnson, 21, stands in the woods behind John Pugh Hall on the campus of the University of Alaska Southeast, the site of future disc golf course she is building. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

Student designs UAS disc golf course

Morgan Johnson stood next to a small red flag behind the University of Alaska Southeast’s freshman dormitory on Friday. The UAS senior pointed out the… Continue reading

Morgan Johnson, 21, stands in the woods behind John Pugh Hall on the campus of the University of Alaska Southeast, the site of future disc golf course she is building. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

Student designs UAS disc golf course

Morgan Johnson stood next to a small red flag behind the University of Alaska Southeast’s freshman dormitory on Friday. The UAS senior pointed out the… Continue reading

UAS hosts Campus Kickoff on Friday

The University of Alaska Southeast hosts its seventh annual Campus Kickoff, 3-5 p.m. Friday in the Mourant Courtyard. The kickoff will include games, music, food,… Continue reading