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11th-Mar-2008 10:55 am
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Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric

In its 13th year, the English Department's Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric will be held March 28-29 from 9:30 a.m.-7:15 p.m. in the Administration and Arts buildings.

Features include keynote presentations and workshops by Dr. Bruce McComiskey, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Dr. Lisa Surridge, University of Victoria; presentations by faculty and graduate students from the English, History and Creative Writing departments; a Friday evening UAA Alumni Association reception and a Saturday afternoon Cengage Learning reception; a Plagiarism Roundtable and UAA Bookstore book booths.

Please visit or e-mail for additional details and registration information.

Submit to Sultana!

The Department of College Preparatory and Development Studies is now accepting submissions from current and former PRPE and ESL students for the second edition of SULTANA, the department's writing journal. Students may submit up to two essays and/or three poems. E-mail submissions to Please include your full name, student ID number, a telephone number and e-mail address.

All current UAA students may submit digital photos/artwork for consideration.

The submission deadline is March 27, 2008.

Filipino American National Historical Society Conference: Call for Papers

All UAA students, staff and faculty are invited to submit papers or presentation for the upcoming Filipino American National Historical Society Conference, "Lure of the Salmon Song," to be held on July 3-5, 2008 at the Hilton Anchorage. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, March 15. Suggested presentation topics include Alaska Canneries, Life in Alaska, Interracial Marriage, Migrant Workers and more.

It has become tradition that every biennium the foremost Filipino American research historians gather from near and far, to share their knowledge, wisdom and experiences, showcasing Pinoy history in tones and colors which ignite our imaginations and inspire future generations. For more than a century, Alaska has been a bridge and cornerstone to the wandering spirits deep inside countless Filipino American souls.

Download the registration form here. You can download a poster of this event here.

For more information call (206) 322-0203 or visit

Apply now for the Technology Fellows Program 2008-2009

UAA is pleased to announce the continuation of the Technology Fellows program for the 2008-2009 academic year. Applications are now being accepted for the First Year Technology Fellows Experience (FYTFE) Intensive scheduled for May 12-16, 2008. Applications are due on Monday, March 17.

Faculty interested in applying for the program are invited to visit the Technology Fellows Web site ( to access the application and acquire information about the program including eligibility requirements, application milestones and program benefits.

Please feel free to contact Amanda Albright, Technology Fellows Coordinator, at or (907) 786-4486 with any questions about the Technology Fellows Program, the application process or the FYTFE Intensive.

"Research in the humanities" feature in Accolades

Faculty and students: Have you received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) or any other arts or humanities funding source for your creative work or scholarly research? If so, please let the Office of University Advancement know. We are working on a "research in the humanities" feature for the upcoming Accolades issue. We're looking for funding in the past two years. Please call (907) 786-1465 or e-mail

Wanted: Single males 21-70 for "An Evening of Elegance"

The UAA Architecture and Engineering (AE) Club will host a bachelor auction this April and are looking for single men (21-70 years old) for "An Evening of Elegance," a fundraising event for Habitat for Humanity.

"An Evening of Elegance" is scheduled for April 18 at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Native dance group performance at 7 p.m., bachelor auction from 7:45 to 9:45 p.m. Tickets are $12 advance or $15 at the door.

Have some fun and help with a great cause. Bachelor applications are available at

Contact Robert Maxwell at 786-4914 or for more information.

Volunteers needed for commencement

It's the time of year when we celebrate the success of our students at the annual Commencement Ceremony. Our graduates are evidence of UAA's success in achieving our mission to inspire learning and to enrich our world.

This year's planning committee is working to create a team of dynamic volunteers. It is the hope of the 2008 Commencement Planning Committee to receive a strong level of support and assistance to make this year an amazing and successful ceremony to honor our graduating students.

The planning committee invites you to participate as a volunteer in the UAA 2008 Commencement Ceremony to be held Sunday, May 4, 2008. If you are interested in participating as a volunteer, please contact Anita Bradbury, 2008 Commencement Planning Committee Volunteer Coordinator, by phone at (907) 786-1203 or e-mail

Thank you in advance for your time and commitment to our 2008 graduates.

We also kicked ass in sports stuff this past weekend!
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