Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Starvation Gulch

This weekend, the University of Alaska Fairbanks will celebrate Starvation Gulch, an annual fall tradition.

The event was first held in 1923 and includes a bonfire competition. Students use wooden pallets to try to build the most creative fire with the highest flame.

The building of the Starvation Gulch bonfires will take place Saturday, September 25th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Taku parking lot. The bonfires will be lit at 10 p.m. and the event will include music, booths and a barbecue. The public is invited to attend.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Free with your PolarExpress

The PolarExpress card gets students into many events or activities for a free or reduced price. It's one of the many perks of being a student here at the University. As I was perusing a few of my favorite listservs I came across this announcement:

The UA Museum of the North is hosting an indoor live butterfly pavilion Sept. 18 – Dec. 31. The pavilion will be open weekdays from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Admissions is $2 or free with museum admission. UAF students always receive free admission with their PolarExpress card.

It is just one of the many examples of "free with your PolarExpress card" that I've come across. I'm on the hunt for more things like this... know of any?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


When you move into housing here at UAF it's a team effort. Check out this awesome video!

Go Nanooks!

UAF photo by Todd Paris
Junior goalie Scott Greenham is ready to assume his duty to keep opposing pucks out of the Nanook net this coming season.

I just love this photo and had to share it with all of you in the blogisphere. We have another exciting hockey season to look forward to here at UAF. Can't wait for the first exhibition game on September 25th!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

UAF recognized in top 15% of military friendly schools

Military Friendly Schools
2011 Military Friendly Schools List Released
List shows veterans which colleges are a good fit.

Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug. 16, 2010 – G.I. Jobs announces the release of its 2011 list of Military Friendly Schools at http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/2011list. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.

Schools on the list range from state universities and private colleges to community colleges and trade schools. The common bond is their shared priority of recruiting students with military experience....

To read more: http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/2011list

G.I. Jobs (www.gijobs.com) is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business which also publishes The Guide to Military Friendly Schools, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines and annually rates the nation’s “Military Friendly Employers,” “Military Spouse Friendly Employers” and “Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses.”

Source: G.I. Jobs
Contact: Matthew Pavelek
(412) 269-1663 (412) 269-1663 x145