University of Alaska

Bristol Bay and Beyond, January 22, 2016

Jan 22, 2016
KDLG

A North Pole Republican wants to consolidate the University of Alaska system, lawmakers and Bristol Bay students react to Governor Bill Walker's State of the State, and a park ranger presents LEGO Katmai.

Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program

The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program, or ANSEP, was awarded a $6 million grant through the passage of House Bill 278.  The program is using that money to offer eight additional Middle School Academies.

ANSEP works with the University of Alaska system to effect systemic change in the hiring patterns of Alaska Natives in science and engineering by placing students on a career path to leadership.  This starts by placing students beginning in sixth grade through high school in science and engineering undergraduate degree programs. 

University of Alaska Museum of the North

The University of Alaska Museum of the North received a personal gift which will enable it to begin work on a $5 million upgrade to the Gallery of Alaska. 

Longtime university of Alaska Fairbanks supporters Joe Usibelli (Use-eh-belly) and Peggy Schumaker donated $1 million to allow work to begin on renovations to the university museum’s oldest gallery.  The Gallery of Alaska was built in 1980.

Director of the University of Alaska Museum of the North Aldona Jonaitis (Joe-Night-us) says the gallery is a visual representation of the story of Alaska.

University of Alaska Increases Scholars Award

Sep 23, 2014
University of Alaska System

The University of Alaska System created its Scholars Award in 1999.  The scholarship is funded solely by the university through its land endowment and had remained at its original $11,000 since its creation until last week. 

Last week the University of Alaska Board of Regents approved a proposal to increase the Scholars award by $1,000.  The board agreed the minimum required credit load for a student receiving the scholarship will increase from 24 to 30 credits, beginning the second year of the award. 

University of Alaska System

The University of Alaska system Board of Regents agreed this week to repeal the retention incentive that was previously approved as part of the system’s president’s new contract.

The bonus was equal to one year’s salary at $320,000.  However, after a summer filled with outrage, protesting and petitioning from University of Alaska students and faculty, Pat Gamble asked the board to rescind the bonus they offered him. 

Alaska Maritime Workforce Development Plan and the University of Alaska

The state of Alaska, the University of Alaska and representatives from Alaskan fisheries, seafood and marine industries created a plan to increase the number of in state residents working in maritime careers.

University of Alaska System

The University of Alaska Board of Regents offered an incentive bonus to President Pat Gamble to stay with the university system through 2016.  An online petition started up in response and has received over one thousand signatures.  

University of Alaska System

The University of Alaska is trying a new program aimed at bringing students from the Lower 48 with family ties in Alaska to head north. 

This fall will see the beginning of a new two year program called “Come Home to Alaska.”  Out of state students applying to the University of Alaska will be able to pay in state tuition if they have parents or grandparents that are residents of the state.  This program would save an out of state student over $13,000 for 30 undergraduate credits per year.

Alaska-Fairbanks Gets New Arctic Research Vessel

Jun 12, 2014
University of Alaska-Fairbanks

A state-of the art research vessel is now being operated by the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

New Maritime Workforce Plan for Alaska Released

May 28, 2014

The State of Alaska, the University of Alaska and representatives from the Alaskan fisheries, seafood and marine industries created a plan to increase the number of in state residents working in maritime careers. The Alaska Maritime Workforce Development Plan aims to create and educate a substantially Alaskan workforce in the maritime sector.

The director of the Alaska Sea Grant at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Paula Cullenberg said two years ago the university created the Fishery Seafood Maritime Initiative, or F-S-M-I, to find out what the maritime industry needed.

The University of Alaska Board of Regents has created a new school within the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The School of Natural Resources and Extension merges the Cooperative Extension Service and the UAF School of Natural Resources.

Alaska Legislature

Alaska State Senator John Coghill from North Pole has put forward legislation that would allow people to carry firearms on the campuses of the University of Alaska system. The University has prohibited guns on University property since the mid 90’s.

University of Alaska

The longest serving member of the University of Alaska Board of Regents has been appointed to the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. Mary Hughes is the first Alaskan to serve on the Board, which is the premier authority on higher-education governance.