Child Development programs available through FNA

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Fairbanks Native Association offers an early intervention program serving families with children 6 weeks to three years in Center Based, and prenatal to five years in Home Based programs. FNA offers child development activities, individualized curriculum, periodic screening and assessments, family services, regularly scheduled home visits, health and nutrition services and parent involvement opportunities. To apply for enrollment into FNA's program please provide;
  • Completed Application
  • Child's Birth Certificate
  • Income Documentation
  • Child's recent immunization
For more info: please call Jessica at 907-451-8814 ext 26


Self In Versions

Erin A. Anderson's BFA Thesis Exhibition will be on display April 4- 15,2011. The opening reception will be on April 7th, 5-8pm

Venue : University of Alaska Fairbanks
            Fine Art Gallery
            P.O Box 755640,Fairbanks, AK 99775
For more info : call 907-474-7530


UWA Scholarship Application Deadline March 31st

The University of Alaska Fairbanks University Women's Association is accepting applications for UWA scholarships for the Academic Year 2011-12. Awards range from $1000-3000. Women students enrolled in either an Associate Degree program with 9 or more credits or a Bachelor's Degree program with 12 or more credits and with sophomore standing or above may apply. Applicants must have a 3.0 or better GPA for the past two semesters.

Applications & info at

Application Deadline March 31, 2011
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AAUW Scholarships 2011-2012 --- Deadline March 31st

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 The Fairbanks Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is offering $1,000 scholarships to local women with plans to re-enter or continue their post-secondary education or to pursue educational projects. The awards will be based primarily on merit.
Each applicant should write a letter stating her educational background, why she wants to continue her education, her educational goals, her needs, and how she plans to use her education in the future.
If the applicant wishes to pursue an educational project instead of taking formal classes, she should describe her project and how she plans to use the award money to complete it.
Letters should be sent to:
AAUW Ann Rhian Memorial Scholarship Committee
Barbara Van Flein , Chair
PO BOX 82345
Fairbanks, AK 99708-2345

Scholarships for International Education-DEADLINE April 11, 5pm

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This Scholarship was established to promote international education among humanities or liberal arts undergraduate students by encouraging UAF students to study abroad and by helping foreign nationals enrolled at UAF.

To be eligible, a student must :
  • Be a junior or Senior enrolled in a College of Liberal Arts program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks during the semester(s) in which the award is to be in effect; and
  • have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 in his/ her major and 3.3 overall ( or equivalent) at the time of applying and
  • be either a US citizen planning to study abroad for one or more semesters during 2011-2012 academic year or a foreign national admitted to UAF on exchange or a regular degree program for the 2011-2012 academic year.
Applicants must submit;
  • the scholarships for International Education Application, available from the Office of International Programs or Financial Aid;
  • a brief summary of your educational achievements;
  • a short essay ( approximately 1200 words) in English that explains why you are interested in  studying in a foreign country and how the scholarship might help you realize educational goals; and
  • two recommendations by academic faculty of which at least one must be by a professor from your major discipline
  • U.S. citizens/ legal residents shall also submit; a plan of action showing host country, institution, length of stay, courses to be taken or project to be pursued, contacts already established etc; and a formal evaluation arranged through and approved by the Department of Foreign Languages, of proficiency in reading, writing oral comprehension and speaking in the host country's language unless that language is English.
  • Foreign nationals shall also submit; a statement as to why you need additional funds to complete your studies at UAF ; and a formal evaluation of your degree of mastery of English beyond the minimal test scores required for admission to the University.
Return completed  application to:
Scholarships for International Education
UAF Financial Aid Office
107 Eielson Building
PO Box 756360
Fairbanks, AK 99775

For more info : contact Erica Iseri at 907-474-7192
Email; ekiseri@alaska edu


Calling All STUDENTS: Enter Poster Contest in honor of Women's History & Culture Month

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The UAF Women's & Gender Studies Program invites students to submit posters in honor of Women's History & Culture Month.

Posters many be research-based, scholarly, and/or creative, and should address a topic appropriate to a Women's & Gender Studies class.
Posters will be displayed March 22nd & 23rd in the Wood Center at UAF.

Submission Guidelines:

Posters must be submitted to the UAF Women’s Center 112 Eielson Bldg by 5:00 PM March 21, 2011
  • Posters may contain significant amount of text, BUT all text MUST be large enough to be readable from a distance of 4 feet
  • Minimum size of poster is 11x17"; maximum size is 36x48"
  • Posters may be constructed of any medium; posters must be able to hang on a vertical surface with only six push pins or masking tape
  • Only original work may be submitted
  • Only currently registered UAF students are eligible to submit posters
  • Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible
  • Students may submit more than one poster; however, each student may win only one award
  • For details or guidance, speak with a Women’s & Gender Studies faculty member, or contact Dr. Kayt Sunwood email or phone 474-6311
Sponsored by the UAF Women’s & Gender Studies Program, the UAF Women’s Center, and the Pam Mitchell Hoy Memorial Scholarship


Ahead of Time film opens Women's History Month

Join us in opening Women’s History Month with a FREE screening of the film Ahead of Time in celebration of the 2011 Women’s History Month theme: “Our History is Our Strength.”  
Ahead of Time
Tuesday, March 1 @ 7:00 PM
Schaible Auditorium, Bunnell Building, UAF
Discussion after the film with Dr. Carol Gold, Fathauer Chair in History
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Ahead of Time is a documentary film celebrating the life of 99-year old Ruth Gruber, a journalist, writer, witness, and participant in the making of 20th century history. Born in 1911, Gruber was the youngest person in the world to receive a PhD when she was 20 years old. Gruber was a feminist before feminism. While at school in Cologne, she witnessed, and documented the rise of Nazism. A trail-blazer who rejected the gender standards of her generation, she became a journalist when she was 24 years old, traveling to the Arctic in 1935, the first Western reporter to visit the Soviet Arctic. She traveled to Alaska in 1942 on a fact finding mission for the Roosevelt administration. Her involvement in the events of WWII gave Ruth Gruber a unique perspective on the most defining events of the 20th century. In Ahead of Time Ruth Gruber shares her perspectives on the news she reported and made, interwoven with archival footage of these defining moments. (Photos from 1940s Fairbanks included!)

Ahead of Time, in addition to opening Women’s History Month, 2011 at UAF, is the 8th of 9 films featured in the 13th Annual Farthest North Jewish Film Festival this year. See for the full schedule and details about 13th Annual Farthest North Jewish Film Festival Saturday, February 19th through Saturday, March 5th.

Radical Arts for Women Short Story Writing

April 1st submission deadline
Every year, RAW encourages writers to write and sponsors a short storycontest open to all women living in Alaska. The fiction pieces must be between 250 and 5,000 words and contain some lesbian content. The grand prize is $500, second place $300, and third place $100. Entries come from all over Alaska and we encourage you to enter!
- Each entry must contain a cover sheet with author’s name, address,phone number, email, story title, and word count.
-The short story must be between 250 and 5,000 words and contain some lesbian content. Stories should be on 8.5-x-11 size paper, double spaced,1-inch margins, no less than size 10 font. Do not put author’s name on the story. The fiction and lesbian stipulations may be interpreted by the author, but we are not seeking poetry or non-fiction. Erotica is acceptable. Electronic submissions are not accepted. Unpublished submissions only.
- Author must be a woman living in Alaska as of January 2011.
- April 1, 2011 is the postmark deadline for entries.
- There is no entry fee.
- Winner receives $500 and the winning short story will appear on and may also be published in the Alaska LGBT literary journal.
- Honorable mentions will be given at the judges’ discretion.
- Winners will be announced at Celebration of Change April 23, 2011. For list of complete list of winners, include a SASE with entry.
- Mail entries by April 1 to: Radical Arts for Women Short Story Contest,

PO Box 244436, Anchorage AK 99524-4436.

Etsuko Kimura Pederson Concert in Anchorage

Anyone who will be down in Anchorage will want to catch this special concert which is made possible by an Individual Artist Award/ Project Award for Music Compositions from the Rasmuson Foundation.

Alaska -Inspired Modern Piano Compositions for Two Pianos featuring:
Etsuko Kimura Pederson and Paul Krejci

Admission is Free!!

Date: Sunday, March 13, 3:00 PM

Venue: Alaska Center for the Performing Arts , Sydney Laurence Theatre , Anchorage.


Health Plan Concerns Forum

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Concerned about the "Dependent Audit?" 
The dependent audit is just the TIP OF THE ICEBERG! 
Join other faculty and staff for a discussion forum about the dependent audit and additional upcoming health plan changes.

February 22, 5:30-7:30 PM
E/F Wood Center at UAF
remote access for rural campuses through 
the UAF Sociology Department - C. Wright Mills Room 
in Elluminate LIVE @