News Briefs, Week of Mar. 16

By Sarah Richards
Sun Star Reporter

Phone changes

UAF has teamed up with UAA to install a Voice-over-IP (VoIP) system that makes it possible for the two campuses to talk for free. Long distance charges for calls between the two campuses amount to about $16,000 a year.

VoIP service is limited at this time, but it’s expected to expand over the coming six months. OIT is working to offer additional features through the VoIP service, including advanced messaging, call center capacity, converged messaging, fax to inbox, and emergency notification.

Athletes help kids play

UAF athletes will be involved in an academic day-camp this summer at UAF. Student-athletes will help organize the recreation portion of the month-long Sports, Mathmatics, Academics, Reading, and Team Play (S.M.A.R.T.) Academy, a free day-camp for 54 middle school students.

The new program will bring students to campus weekdays June 1-25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mornings will focus on academics, offering the students reading and math help from certified teachers, and afternoons will be spent with UAF athletes doing recreational activities.

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