Spring break is not a new tradition and did not start in the US. Ancient Greeks and Romans practiced it.
Read about their traditions and the history of spring break through the years. Enjoy your week off!
Infographic by: Anna Young
We 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!
In 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.
The coral reef is dying. Pollution, dynamite fishing, deep sea trawling, and plain neglect have contributed to a swiftly disappearing foundation of the underwater ecosystem. Coral provides an essential habitat to promote biodiversity in the oceans. Is there any way to save it? Find out this Wednesday, March 4 at 5:30 pm in room 229 at the UAS Sitka Campus.
Artist, TED Senior Fellow, and socio-ecological activist Colleen Flanigan will give a program titled Merging Art with Environmental Science on her work on coral reefs and environmental art. Ms. Flanigan acts as spokesperson for the seas and with her Living Sea Sculptures, she is able to regenerate coral at an accelerated rate.
Ms. Flanigan’s visit is sponsored by the UAS campuses program One Campus One Book. If you have any questions, please contact Kitty LaBounty at 747-9432.
Merging Art with Environmental Science
- Wednesday, March 4, 2015
- 5:30 pm
- Room 229 UAS Sitka Campus
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!
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
The Tips for Student Success blog many resources available to help you succeed as an online learner! Not only do our weekly blog posts provide you with helpful information, our Tutorials, Blackboard Help, and Additional Resources sections have a wealth of information to support student learning and address specific college-level concepts and skills.
On our Tutorials page you can find short tutorials, ranging from 5 minutes to 25 minutes. Currently we have:
- What’s the Difference? UAS Online, UAOnline, Webmail Elmo…
- Getting Started in Your UAS Sitka Course
- Tips on How to Be An Engaged Online Learner
- Blackboard: Behind the Scenes
- Is Online Learning Right for Me?
- Create Posts in WordPress
- Edit Your Posts in WordPress
- Test Taking Tips
- Basic Grammar
- Email Etiquette
- How to Study
- Note Taking
- How to Write a Basic Essay
- Plagiarism – What It is And How to Avoid it
Our Blackboard Help page has tutorials created by the university as well as YouTube tutorials provided by Blackboard.
On the Additional Resources page you’ll find links to tutorials and helpful documentation for:
- Finding Sources
- Citing Sources
- What to Study in a Textbook
- Learning Styles
- MS Excel
If you haven’t subscribed to Tips for Student Success yet, consider signing up! You’ll get email notifications when we add more great resources. Don’t worry – we won’t flood your inbox! We post 1-3 times a week and you can choose if you want an immediate or weekly notification.
We all know that correct posture, regular breaks and proper adjustment of equipment can help prevent stresses on our bodies, carpal tunnel syndrome, vision problems, and back or neck pain. But we also get busy or lazy and forget these things until our bodies remind us! Tina found these quick YouTube videos with basic tips for Smartphone Ergonomics & Safety and Healthy Computer Ergonomics. Click play to see how a few, simple modifications can make a big difference!
As we celebrate Presidents’ Day, let us also remember the legacy of an amazing Alaska Native who pioneered Civil Rights decades before Martin Luther King. Today is Elizabeth Peratrovich’s birthday, and here is a link that beautifully honors her legacy. Alaska is better for her efforts. Let’s pause for a moment to reflect on how she has enriched our lives today.
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“Good punctuation is crucial for successful academic writing. Many students’ essays use little punctuation beyond commas and full stops. But to be restricted to just two forms of punctuation mark, when writing your essay, is like building a house using only a hammer and a saw: you can do it; but not very well. By learning to use more, or all, of the available forms of punctuation you will be able to communicate and express your ideas, and arguments, more clearly.”
Learn about the available forms of punctuation in this Rough Guide to Punctuation prepared by The Learning Centre at the University of New South Wales.
For a little more humor, you may want to check out Mashable’s 16 Unfortunate Misuses of Punctuation.