Monday, August 30, 2010

Letter from the Chancellor

Aug. 30, 2010

TO: UAF students

FROM: UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers

SUBJECT: Welcome to Fall 2010

Whether you’re in Fairbanks or downtown at UAF's Community and Technical College, at the Interior-Aleutians Campus or at one of our community campuses in Bethel, Dillingham, Kotzebue or Nome, I'd like to officially welcome you to UAF for the 2010-2011 academic year.

I encourage you to get involved at your campus. Take advantage of opportunities for leadership development, undergraduate and graduate research and public service. Together with our faculty, your involvement could help make a difference in one of the many Alaska communities where we study, teach and serve.

I encourage you help to shape the campus of the future. That's what Fairbanks students did in 2009 when they voted to charge themselves a $20 sustainability fee. The fee—funds that are matched by my office—will, over the next decade, help support overall efforts for a greener campus.

The best of Alaska's future is, in many ways, represented by some 10,000 students from all over the state, the U.S. and more than three dozen countries converging this week at UAF's campuses. Your involvement is essential to your success and to ours.

I wish you all the very best -- academically and personally. Have a fantastic semester!
Students, staff and faculty are invited to attend fall convocation, Thursday, Sept. 9 from 1 - 2 p.m. in the Charles Davis Concert Hall. An ice cream social will take place at each of the campuses afterward. The event will also be webcast.

Information about the fall semester is also online in the Cornerstone newsletter at Be sure to follow UAF on Facebook at and Twitter for updates

Orientation events welcome students to campus, community

Once again, UAF welcomes our incoming students to campus. Orientation is one of my favorite times of the year! I always feel the energy and excitement for the start of the fresh new academic year. This morning the admissions counselors and I welcomed the newest members of our community and asked them how many had met with one of us. It was not too surprising to us that the majority of the audience stood to acknowledge that they had received some sort of help from the admissions team. In the coming weeks the admissions counselors will head out on the road to meet the next class (starting in Fall 2011)! Keep an eye out at your high school for one of the counselors and hopefully we'll see you at Orientation next year!

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