Rachel Simon in Fairbanks

Writer and motivational speaker Rachel Simon (Riding the Bus with My Sister) will be in Fairbanks Tuesday, December 7th for a FREE daytime and a FREE evening event. PLUS, Simon will be the guest speaker at the FRA (Fairbanks Resource Agency) Annual Gala
Wednesday, December 8th, 6:30 p.m. at the Westmark.
Details on all 3 events below
Meet Author Rachel Simon at a Brown Bag Lunch & Book Discussion
Tuesday, Dec. 7
12 noon to 1pm
Fairbanks Resource Agency
805 Airport Way
Space is limited-please RSVP to Eva at 456-8901


Rachel Simon Lecture at UAF
Tuesday, Dec. 7
7:00 pm
401 Gruening Building
UAF Main Campus


FRA Annual Gala*Rachel Simon Guest Speaker
Wednesday, December 8
6:30 p.m. at the Westmark
Tickets for the Gala are $40 each and are available by calling Fairbanks Resource Agency at 456-8901.


Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Award $$ Available

Soroptimist is an international volunteer organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. Their international Women's Opportunity Awards program disperses nearly one million dollars annually to help women reclaim their dreams of a better life for themselves and their families.

The local Women's Opportunity Award application period is open through December 15th.

For more info on Soroptimist, to read stories about past Women's Opportunity Award recipients, and to download an application, visit the following URL  

Locally, applications must be submitted, by DECEMBER 15th, 2010 to:

Soroptimist International of Fairbanks
PO Box 70074 
Fairbanks, AK 99707

We have one paper copy of the Women's Opportunity Awards program application available in the Women's Center, 112 Eielson Building, UAF Campus. We'll hand over this paper copy of the application to the first person who stops in to request the application. Others can download the application from online. If you plan to use the online application, make sure to print out the Reference Forms, obtain references, fill out and submit the forms and application by DECEMBER  15th, 2010 to:

Soroptimist International of Fairbanks
PO Box 70074 
Fairbanks, AK 99707


LGBTQ&A Scholarships!

Since 1993, more than $2 million in scholarships to support education and leadership development has been awarded to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and straight-ally students. 

Pride Foundation scholarships are available for students from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Full details on who qualifies for a scholarship are available here.

To apply, please visit . Previous applicants may log in using their email address and password. New applicants must first register for a new account. Further application instructions and eligibility requirements are discussed on the above site. Applications are due at 5:00 p.m. PST on January 31, 2011.


Libby Roderick In Concert

Concert to benefit PFLAG Fairbanks and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks

Friday, November 19th at 8pm
Libby Roderick in Concert at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks 4448 Pikes Landing Road (across from the Princess Hotel)

Opening Act - Mariah Ver Hoef - Fairbanks Singer/Songwriter

Tickets $32


UWA Holiday Bazaar

University Women's Association
42nd Annual Holiday Bazaar
Saturday & Sunday November 6th & 7th
10 am to 4 pm
Wood Center on the UAF Campus
Free admission
Free parking & shuttle from Taku Lot
Live music
Sunday door prizes
New vendors each day


Women Faculty Brown Bag Lunch

Great "Transitions" discussion at the Women's Center, and onlineFriday Nov. 5th, sponsored by the Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Women & the UAF Women's Center. 

Stay tuned to this blog for information and links to future Committee on the Status of Women and Women's Center discussions.