Sun Star Picks, October 13 – 19

Tuesday, October 13

Are you a lover of good ol’ clean water? I am! The Interagency Hydrology Committee for Alaska is meeting on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in room 501 of the International Arctic Research Center. This committee is an organization of technical specialists working at the Federal, State, and local levels, with the mission to coordinate the collection and implementation of water resources related data throughout the State of Alaska. The IHCA meets twice per year to coordinate multi-agency issues and exchange information. *cough cough* UAF, this concerns us! Lida Zakurdaew / Distribution Manager

Also, it’s National “No Bra” day! Danny Fisher / Editor-in-Chief

Wednesday, October 14

8th Annual Homeschool Day 10 a.m. Show off your homeschool pride by showing up to class in your mom’s mini van. Enjoy a nice hot breakfast in the morning. All events occur at home/dorm, for example homework, dinner, etc. Once you go homeschool, you’ll never come back. Aaron Walling / Ad Manager

Thursday, October 15

At 6 p.m. in Murie Auditorium, Plymouth State University Professor Katherine Donahue will present a talk about the U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear. Speaking from some experience, this should be a pretty interesting presentation. The Alaska and Polar Regions Archives has records from at least one crew member of the U.S.S. Bear, which I reviewed and preserved as part of my student job there last Spring. It came as no small shock to me that sternwheelers were commissioned by the US government (the same organization that would later become the Coast Guard) to ply the riverways of Alaska, patrolling the mining settlements and trading posts of the territory. If you’re a history buff, or an Alaska enthusiast, check it out! Spencer Tordoff / Web Editor


Saturday, October 17

The Dance REVolution Performance Crew is holding a rehearsal at Dance Theatre Fairbanks at 1 p.m.  If you, like me, are currently shaming your Latin ancestors with your cripplingly horrifying dance skills, perhaps you could learn something!!!! Given the last time I attempted to dance in formation with anyone was during a musical and I almost twirled the wrong way off of a six foot platform, now might be the time to improve some of these skills.  You know, if only to save my life if I’m ever caught in a flash mob. Anyone is welcome to join the student organization and no previous dance experience is required, according to the crews page on OrgSync. Hey, if anyone is welcome, why not you? Kyrie Long / Copy Editor

Sunday, October 18

Free Halloween movie night! Where? Your place! When? Anytime on Sunday! After an intense, painstaking, thoughtful examination of the UAF and Fairbanks events this week I honestly wasn’t that pumped about anything that’s going on on Sunday. I don’t want to recommend anything but the very best to our lovely readers, so I’m making up my own event! So do you know what’s cool? The UAF library! Do you know what you can do there? Rent movies for a whole week for FREE! This is awesome if you’re a cheapskate like me. So on Friday after on before class you can saunter on over and tell the nice library person at the desk to give you the scariest movies they’ve got. Get like five. Then on Sunday invite your friends or your fly honey over for your spooky scary movies, make some popcorn, get in your comfy pants (or no pants) and scare your cares away. You’re welcome. Molly Putman / Layout Editor

Monday, October 19

It’s always refreshing to check out the campus art scene via a stroll through the gallery! The reception for Tammy Holland’s BFA Thesis Exhibition, “Dimensional Perspectives in Nature,” took place on Monday, Oct. 12. Holland is a sculptor and painter who creates art with a focus on subsistence. Simply put, the work in her show is meant to represent this theme from the perspective of a bear. Her work will be on display Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. until Oct. 23. Danny Fisher / Editor-in-Chief

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