Monday, June 21, 2010

Fairbanks Summer!!

Campus from in front of my office in Signers' Hall
Today is one of my favorite days in Fairbanks - Summer Solstice - the longest day of the year. The sun rose at 2:58am this morning, and won't set until tomorrow at 12:48am - and it's light out for 24 hours around the clock. The sun is shining, and Fairbanksans are celebrating!
Fellow Admissions Counselors Carrie Coxon and Chris Wheeler both completed the 10k Midnight Sun Run, where people come out in droves to run and walk through Fairbanks under the midnight sun, often in costume!
Wherever you are, I wish you a warm, sunny, Summer Solstice (or a warm, sunny, Winter Solstice for those of you in the Southern Hemisphere!) full of joy and friendship!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Outdoor Adventures

Now that it is summer in Fairbanks and the sun is shining almost 20 hours a day, everybody is outside. The UAF Outdoor Adventures office provides a way for people of the Fairbanks community to get outside and be adventurous. Whether you are an experienced outdoorsman or someone who just likes to try new things, Outdoor Adventures has something for you. You can choose to go on one of their trips or rent some equipment from them and take your own adventure. So whether you want to go canoeing, snow camping, ice climbing or hiking, Outdoor Adventures can help you. To see pictures of past trips and get more information, visit their website at: or check out their Facebook page at UAF Outdoor Adventures.

- Jessica