New Tutorial Added

tutorial image We’ve added a new tutorial to the blog! Study Skills – Listening and Taking Notes in Online Courses is a short tutorial that explores simple topics to help you succeed in your online courses. Topics include:

  • Why listening to lectures is difficult
  • Why it’s important to take notes during lectures
  • Is your attitude with you or against you?
  • What to do before class to prepare
  • What to do during class
  • What to write
  • How to listen attentively
  • What to do after a lecture

Click on the image to view the tutorial.

Scholarship Opportunity

scholarship badge imageThe Sitka Campus has scholarship opportunities available for different programmatic and demographic uses in supporting students. Any Sitka student wishing to be considered for these awards must fill out the UA Foundation scholarship application online. Students must be in good financial aid standing and have completed the FAFSA in most cases.

The website mentions a February deadline for this application to be considered for Foundation funds but Sitka Program students can apply year-round for campus foundation funds. Interested students should complete the application and contact Chris Washko, Student Success Manager, for more instructions or with questions.

Email Chris Washko
Telephone: 907-747-7703

Visual Guide to Citing Sources in MLA Format

Another great resource from The Visual Communication Guy!

Visual Guide to MLA Format

How It Works

Using the fan chart and by associating the numbers with the citation parts in the key to the right, you can cite nearly any source in MLA format. Here’s how:

1) Locate the type of source you are trying to cite within one of the four source categories: Books, Periodicals, Online Sources, or Other.
2) Identify the colored thread in the fan chart that is associated with your source.
3) Moving left to right in your source’s column of trapezoids, jot down each number.
4) Use the list below to match the number with the complete citation information for each number. Note: The punctuation in each numbered item is exactly as it should appear in your citation.
5) Fill out your citation in the proper order.

 
You can purchase the 30 x 20 poster by visiting the author’s online store.

Open House Reminder and Schedule!

openhouseWe at UAS are excited to share our plans for this Thursday’s big Open House event!

There is Something for Everyone

  • High school seniors, juniors and sophomores
  • Parents\working adults who are thinking about furthering their education
  • Anyone interested in studying abroad or in the lower 48 states
  • UAS students or prospects who want to learn more about fall/winter housing options on the SJ campus

Demonstrations and Participatory Events

  • Study Away – National and international student exchange opportunities (Go to school anywhere through UAS at UAS prices!)
  • Biology – Dissections of the eye and brain with Professors Marnie Chapman and Jon Martin
  • Fish Tech – Dissection with Professor Reid Brewer
  • Art – Formline design with Mark Sixbey
  • Art – Screen print your own T-shirt! (1 shirt free to each visitor while supplies last!)
  • Career and Technical Education – Construction opportunities with Pat Hughes
  • English – Film clip study and discussion
  • Medical Assisting – A brand new program starting in the fall with Dr. Paul Bahna
  • Nurse Assistant and Pre-Nursing  – Demos with instructor Shelley Adams

Staffed Information Tables for Career Information

  • Fish Tech – Barb Morse and Alex Najduchs
  • Health Information Management – A hot career and the biggest program we offer with program director and professor Leslie Gordon
  • Law Enforcement – Chief Sheldon Schmitt
  • Paying for College – User friendly insights from our Student Success Center advisor, David Felts
  • The new Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees – David Felts and Cheryl Stromme
  • Dual Enrollment – How to save a lot of money by attending college during high school
  • Sitka Start – How to save a lot of money and gain confidence by attending your first year of college here

Freebies and Giveaways!

  • Screen print your own T-shirt
  • Door prizes – Cash, gift baskets, wearables, etc.
  • Food – Hot dogs and more lovingly cooked on the grill by Bob Love!

Here’s a schedule of all the exciting things that will be going on. We look forward to seeing you!
Open house schedule

UAS Sitka Campus Open House!

openHouseIn honor of Career and Technical Education month, the UAS Sitka Campus will host an Open House on Thursday, March 12, from 4:00-7:00 pm.

Experience classroom demonstrations in Film Studies, Ceramics, Microbiology, Law Enforcement, CNA, Nursing, Welding, and more!

Discover the many programs we offer and how you can complete a degree online.

Learn about Sitka Start, our exciting chance to get a smart start to your college education with highly personalized, small class sizes, and special local scholarships for your first year of college!

And there will be campus tours, door prizes, and free food for attendees! For more information, please call 747-7717.

UAS Sitka Campus Open House

  • Thursday, March 12, 2015
  • 4:00 – 7:00 pm
  • UAS Sitka Campus, 1332 Seward Ave.

Image: ©iStockphoto.com/hillwoman2

Using Google Books, Scholar and Newspaper Archive

These three tools may help you find more resources than just using a Google.com search!

Google Books allows you to search the full text of books. You can search, browse books online, or buy or borrow books.

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature and helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

Google Newspaper Archives is an extension of Google News and provides free access to scanned archives of newspapers and links to other newspaper archives on the web, both free and paid.

The three short YouTube videos below were created by Free Tech for Teachers and provide overviews on these tools. Check them out and learn some new search tricks!

The FinanceU Syllabus

FinanceU Syllabus

For information on financial aid at the UAS Sitka Campus, visit our [cryout-button-color url=”http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/advising.html#tab3″ color=”#47AFFF”]Financial Support page[/cryout-button-color]. You’ll find information on completing the FAFSA, grants, loans, veteran’s assistance and local scholarships.

Infographic attribution: blog.comparecards.com