Each year, on the first Monday in June, Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning hosts an UAF Alumni to share their life experiences after they graduated from UAF.
This year, Vera Alexander will be joining us on Monday June 3rd, 2013.
Dr. Vera Alexander is dean and professor emerita at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is the first woman to receive a PhD at the University of Alaska, and a distinguished expert in the field of biological oceanography. She is nationally and internationally recognized for her service in the field of marine science. She has fulfilled many roles in her tenure at UAF and was the first dean of UAF’s School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, serving over 20 years in this capacity until her retirement in 2004. Vera served as the president of the board of directors for the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) was a member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee for the Census of Marine Life for 12 years and a US Delegate to the North Pacific Research Organization (PICES) for 15 years. Vera also served on the Marine Mammal Commission for 16 years, 4 of those years as chair. She presently serves on the Science Panel for the North Pacific Research Board
Open the world up to your family with these weekly Monday presentations from UAF’s international community. Talks will be informal and emphasize the unique aspects of growing up in a different culture.
Family Fitness Wednesdays will include easy activities to get families active together and have fun outside. Planned activities include Dodgeball, Nature Walk, Kickball, Soccer, Carnival Games, and Frisbee. Join us!
Wednesdays, June 5 – August 14
5: 30 - 6: 30 meet at SRC, inside or outside depending on weather
June 12 - Capture the Flag contest. great for ages 5-10, families will work together to protect their flag in the field right in front of the SRC.
June 19 - Play kickball with an oversized inflatable ball
Open the world up to your family with these weekly documentaries, this year we have an assortment our Northern Neighbours documentaries from National Film Board of Canada.
Thursdays, June 6 – August 15
7 p.m. in the Murie Building Auditorium,
UAF West Ridge. FREE
This lecture series is sponsored in conjunction with Tanana -Yukon Historical Societyand Rasmuson Library Film Archives
June 6 Rosies of the North (1999)They raised children, baked cakes…and built world class fighter planes. 47 min.
June 13 Sleeping Tigers: The Asahi Baseball Story (2003)This feature-length documentary tells the story of the Asahi baseball team. 50 min.
June 20 Speakers for the Dead (2000)Reveals some of the hidden history of Blacks in Canada. In the 1930s in rural Ontario, a farmer buried the tombstones of a Black cemetery to make way fora potato patch. 50 min.
June 27 Hard Rider (1972)This documentary follows the rodeo circuit as experienced by Canadian world-champion cowboy Kenny McLean. 58 min.
July 11 Drylanders (1962)This epic drama looks at the opening of the Canadian West and the drought that led to the Depression in the Thirties. 70 min.
July 18 Waiting for Fidel (1974)This feature-length documentary from 1974 takes viewers inside Fidel Castro’s Cuba. 58 min.
July 25 And We Knew How to Dance:Women in World War I (1994) Twelve Canadian women, aged 86 to 101, recall their entry into what had been a male world of munitions factories and farm labour. 56 min.
August 1 Vendetta Song (2005)Montreal filmmaker Eylem Kaftan travels to Turkey in an attempt to unravel the 30-year-old mystery of her aunt Guzide’s murder. 52 min.
August 8 The Road Taken (1996)Presents the experiences of Black sleeping-car porters who worked on Canada’s railways from the early 1900s through the 1960s. 52 min.
August 15 King of the Hill (1974)Follows one of the greatest Canadian baseball player of all time, Ferguson Jenkins, through the 1972 and 1973 seasons. 57 min.
June 6 The Frosty Bottom Boys:The Frosty Bottom Boys play a variety of styles includingAmericana, international folk, indie rock and 80’s afrofunk.
June 13 The Fairbanks Red Hackle Pipe Band:Scotland the Brave, Amazing Grace, and the great marches,jigs, reels, and Highland dances of Scottish bagpipe traditionare on the program for this award-winning pipe band.
June 20 Will Putnam & Trudy Heffernen: Will and Trudy collaborate to form Trill Music Productions.
They are known for their original Alaskan acoustic, folk and bluegrass music.
June 27 Susan Grace – An Alaskan Troubadour:With a strong rich voice and acoustic guitar, Susan sings her original songs blending traditional with contemporary styles and rhythms.
July 11 The Headbolt Heaters:The Headbolt Heaters’ eclectic sound has elements of roots rock, blues, folk, bluegrass, and an underbelly of punk.
July 18 Opera Fairbanks Orchestra Brass:A brass ensemble lead by James Bicigo on Trombone and Karen Gustafson on Trumpet will play a mix of music from light classics to popular selections. Several members of the Opera Fairbanks Brass will play along to create a trio to a quintet.
July 25 St. Animal: Inspired by reggae, rap and folk, St. Animal is the newest band on the Fairbanks Folk circuit but is composed of seasoned musicians with energy and enthusiasm.
August 1 The Rock Bottom Stompers: This is Fairbanks Stompgrass at itsfinest. Rooted in bluegrass, honkytonk and southern string band sensibilities, the RBS render a disparate assortment of lonesome tune stock for your stomping pleasure.
August 8 Leighton and the Loners: Original songs from the boreal forest and cypress lined bayous! Originally from Louisiana, Leighton has been living, picking, and writing music in his handmade log cabin in Ester Alaska since late last century.
August 15 Haifa: Fairbanks’ own Sam Herreid and Rebecca K. File will include personal compositions for a very eclectic night of music ranging from folk, jazz and hip hop to classical influences.
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