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Issue 8 - 10/8/2003

Ann Parrish Wins Bullock Prize for Excellence for Exemplary Service To the University of Alaska
Ann Parrish, who headed the Renaissance Project that resulted in the renovation of UAA’s Lucy Cuddy Center and the revitalization of the Center’s Hospitality and Culinary Arts curriculum, is this year’s recipient of the Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence in service to the university.
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Ann Parrish - Recipient of the Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence in service to the University - Photo UA Foundation
Nominations being accepted for the 2004 Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence
The University of Alaska Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2004  Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence.
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Edith R. Bullock - Photo by UA Foundation
UA Viewbook Goes Out to Alaska's Ninth Graders
Colleges and universities around the nation are looking at ways to reach high school students with information the students will need to plan for attending college once they graduate from high school. UA's Office of Student Services decided to produce a viewbook designed for ninth graders, and the publication was distributed last month.
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Viewbook Web Site's Front Page
Network Upgrades for Butro's Second Floor
The contractor Aurora Electric Datatel started on Monday to replace the outdated wiring from the top floor of the Butrovich Building. Rewiring is starting at the west end of the building and moving eastward, until all the wiring is upgraded.
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Photo of Similar Networking Switch & Patch Panel being installed - It will bring us up to speed with the 21st Century - Photo by Lesa Hollen
President's Staff Guards Tradition Stone - for a moment!
Bess Rounds, administrative assistant for the Office of the President at the University of Alaska, got a phone call during the first week of October 2003. The caller said that the Tradition Stone was going to be on campus and soon would  be making a tour of the Butrovich parking lot.
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Posing with the stone in the President's absence is Bess Rounds, Jeannie Phillips, Barb Nilsen, and Kathy Gruenig.
First Annual Staff Campaign's Achievement
What a great success and accomplishment for the University and everyone involved!! Before the campaign, our staff percentage of donation was only 0.06%. The amount of staff participation exponentially increased to 45.6% (100/219 staff) with a monetary amount of $39,701, as of September 24. The campaign boosted that number to an outstanding 45%, which is three times more than the average of other institutions at 14.9%. 
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Mary Rutherford & Amanda Wall pulling from the magical box donated gifts from surrounding community businesses - Photo by Isabel H. Martinez
Learn About Sustainability at a Special Telecast
Statewide Budget & Institutional Research invites you to participate in a national satellite telecast presented by the Society for College and University Planning called "Got Sustainability? Plan for it!" on October 9th at 8-10 am in Room 109 located in the Butrovich Building. Already over 150 Universities have signed up, including Harvard, Dartmoth, and Johns Hopkins. All faculty, staff,  and students are invited.
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Higher Education Modeling Sustainability as a Fully Integrated Community - SCUP Website Logo
Senator Lisa Murkowski: UA Scientific Funding Problem Cured by NIH Change
At the request of U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, the National Institutes of Health changed proposed rules that would have severely damaged health and biomedical training and research throughout the University of Alaska system. As a result of the change the university may be able to proceed with significant upgrades to its biomedical education and research programs, including attracting seven new faculty members to the university.
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Senator Lisa Murkowski at the Fairbanks Research Farm during her recent visit to University of Alaska Fairbanks - Photo by Lesa Hollen
Colleen Abrams Recognized by Regents
During the September Board of Regents' meeting on the Mat-Su campus, Colleen Abrams was recognized for her efforts as Project Leader in the implementation of the Automated Degree Audit.
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Colleen Abrams receiving the plaque from President Mark Hamilton at the Board of Regents
Alaska Teacher Placement program receives Funding for the The Future Teachers of Alaska
The University of Alaska's Alaska Teacher Placement program recently received $430,000 annually for the next three years to develop and promote the profession of education through the Future Teachers of Alaska.
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Transitions...
ITS, Controller's office, Institutional Research and EPSCoR have new faces!
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Melody Sayles
UA Stars Recognition Program Back in Action
UA STARS, It's back! What's back, you ask?  UA Stars is up and running again.  After a brief hibernation, UA Stars is geared up for the upcoming year. The monthly drawing award is a $25 gift certificate. Employees may choose a gift certificate from a number of local vendors.
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UA Stars Bookmarks available at Human Resources and Information Technology Services
Free Flu Shots for Employees & Students
Free flu shots will be available for statewide employees on Oct. 29th from 12-4 p.m. in the Sherman Carter Conference Room located in the Butrovich Building. The day before, Oct. 28, the shots will be available 12-4 p.m. in the lobby of the IARC building. Statewide staff in Anchorage may also get the shots at the Student Health Center.
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Flu shots being administered. It doesn't hurt as bad as it looks - Photo by UNCW
Parking and Construction Update
Parking continues to be a sore spot for everyone as the construction season winds down and winter approaches.
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Butrovich parking Lot
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