Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Happy Halloween Ghouls and Zombies!

This weekend 23,000 people danced to Michael Jackson's Thriller. UAF students were counted among the many who participated! Watch the dance on YouTube.

Kudos to our Student Activities Office and to RA's Ashleigh Strange and Liza Krauzer for coordinating this event!

(Photo by Stephanie Walden)
Hey Everyone,

UAF Office of Admissions will host a booth during College Week Live, the worlds largest online college fair. Check out our booth out on November 4, 5, 6, & 7. We'll also be participating in a live video chat - so if you want to meet us visit College Week Live! (Click on the banner below)

Online College Fair - CollegeWeekLive

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pride Foundation Scholarships Available!

Pride Foundation has $300,000 in Scholarships - Applications are due January 31

Pride Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2010-11 school year. We anticipate awarding $300,000 in scholarships during this cycle. Along with our scholarship partner, the Greater Seattle Business Association, we offer 50 different scholarships, but have only one application to complete.

New this year is our online application. Gone are the days of paper, as now students can create an account at PrideFoundationScholar.org and complete their application completely online. This makes the application more accessible and also decreases our administrative costs.

Find out who qualifies for a Pride Foundation scholarship here and read about our past scholars here.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Starvation Gulch at UAF!

Yo yo yo!
This last weekend was a hot one in the arctic north. I'm referring, of course to UAF's 85th annual Starvation Gulch, our fall celebratatory bonfire. For the event, clubs and organizations around campus gather wood to build gi-normous, flammable structures for the sole purpose of burning them down. Check out this video on youtube to see more Starvation Gulch action. This is just another example of the folks here at UAF having a blast, and having fun outside, even when it is cold. Enjoy!

Left to right: The view of the fires from the top of a neighboring hill; A life size replica flaming fire truck; Me and Chancellor Brian Rogers with the fires in the background (seen in fire gear, because tradition dictates that UAF's leader must light the fires).

Discover UAF: Inside Out

Choosing a college is a big decision. We can make it easy.

Students and parents will have the opportunity to ask questions, get answers and experience life at UAF during UAF Inside Out, a preview event designed to let you see what the University of Alaska Fairbanks is all about--from the inside out. This event for high school juniors and seniors will be held Friday, Oct. 16. Parents and guests are welcome to attend during the day. We'll turn the university inside out so you can get the real story on financial aid, the admission process, classes and professors at UAF, extracurricular fun, and our outstanding academic programs.

Register now.