Category: 2009-2010

Proposed life sciences building faces one last hurdle

Proposed life sciences building faces one last hurdle

Funding for UAF’s proposed life sciences building is closer than ever before, but the university won’t know if it is a go until November.

Tracking the 200: The first day

Tracking the 200: The first day

The Sun Star’s Jeremia Schrock reports on location as a team of UAF students competes in the Fireweed 200 bicycle race.

Tracking the 200: The night before

Tracking the 200: The night before

The Sun Star’s Jeremia Schrock reports on location as a team of UAF students competes in the Fireweed 200 bicycle race.

UAF students spend summer discussing energy issues

UAF students spend summer discussing energy issues

By Jeremia Schrock Sun Star Reporter As UAF’s MAYmester came to a close, a group of self-proclaimed concerned citizens met at the College Coffee House to discuss energy issues facing residents of Alaska’s interior....

Memorial tree planting honors two forestry professionals

Memorial tree planting honors two forestry professionals

Friends, family, and colleagues stood on the lawn of West Ridge Plaza on June 25 to watch a tree dedication honoring the lives of two men involved in Alaskan forestry.

Rain can’t dampen spirits at Beluga Nights concert

Rain can’t dampen spirits at Beluga Nights concert

Seeing Melissa Mitchell and Friends play was a bit like being given a guided tour of New Age folk rock if the tour guides were Yoko Kanno, Deep Forest and Brandi Carlile.

Alaska Book Festival a showcase for local authors

Alaska Book Festival a showcase for local authors

By Kelsey Gobroski Sun Star Reporter Authors, librarians, and bookstore representatives congregated at Pioneer Park for the first sale of the Alaska Book Festival, which holds events throughout the summer. Over the past three...

UAF theater student proves necessity is the mother of documentaries

UAF theater student proves necessity is the mother of documentaries

This month saw theater major Sam German debut his film, “Visual History of the Alaskan Sea Ice” at the PolarCINEMA film festival, an extension of the 2007-2008 International Polar Year (IPY) conference. German’s film is a montage of photographs and video footage showing the movement of sea ice from the 1950’s up to 2008. While easily a nice edition to any student’s curriculum vitae (to say nothing of an undergraduate’s), what is more impressive is that the film debuted not at a local festival, but in Oslo, Norway. And that German shot the film because he was dirt poor.

Pot sale benefits art department students

Pot sale benefits art department students

About 50 national and local potters and students created pots, purses, baskets, and jars for the fundraiser.

Fast Food Nation author talks unhealthy food, sustainability

Fast Food Nation author talks unhealthy food, sustainability

It had been painfully warm and sunny for most of the day. As 5:30 P.M. rolled around, most people inside had taken their seats. Outside, it began to drizzle. “If this speech really sucks, at least I’ll know that you’ve got shelter,” began guest speaker Eric Schlosser, investigative journalist and writer of the popular tome Fast Food Nation, setting the tone for his lecture as one both humorous and pragmatic.