News Briefs, Week of Apr. 6

Scholarships for Women

The University Women’s Association has extended the deadline of its undergraduate women’s scholarships to April 16.

Scholarships are available for female students enrolled in both associate and bachelor’s degree programs. Applicants must show financial need, have a 3.0 or better, maintain full-time status for bachelor’s students or be enrolled in at least nine credits for associate students, and have strong recommendations.

Specific guidelines and applications are available at: http://uafwomen.blogspot.com/2010/02/uwa-undergraduate-scholarships.html

Lensink Fund

University of Alaska Fairbanks alumnus Calvin J. Lensink recently donated $650,000 to go toward graduate research in wildlife management and ecology, making this the wildlife biology program’s largest private donation.

Lensink was one of the first five students to graduate with a degree from UAF in wildlife biology, and he went on to receive a master’s and doctorate. Lensink worked for U.S. Fish and Wildlife for 30 years, and his work helped to establish 76 million acres of National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska.

According to a press release, Brian Barnes said he’s confident that the program’s graduate students will use the Lensink Fund to solve many pressing wildlife management issues. Barnes is the Director of the UAF Institute of Arctic Biology.

-Sarah Richards

Volunteer Opportunities

The Leadership Involvement Volunteer Experience (LIVE) program is looking for help for Springfest Service, an annual volunteer opportunity for UAF students. Projects include a campus clean-up, organizing craft supplies at the Museum of the North, knitting (or crocheting) hats for newborns, and other on- and off-campus tasks.

The day starts with a free breakfast and sign-in at 9:00 a.m. and will finish about 1 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and transportation to off-campus projects will be provided, but registration is required. E-mail volunteer@uaf.edu or stop by the LIVE office to commit.

-Staff Report

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