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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Rick Caulfield makes welcoming remarks during the Governor's Annual Family Picnic at the University of Alaska Southeast campus earlier this month.

Caulfield: Amidst challenges, 'UAS will thrive'

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Rick Caulfield, the new chancellor for the University of Alaska Southeast.


Photo: A whale-sized welcome

University of Alaska Southeast mascot Spike the Whale helps freshman Teresa Wellington-McGilton of Metlakatla move into the John Pugh Freshman Residence Hall on move-in day for the fall 2015 Semester, Aug 26.

Becoming Alaskan: Surviving the Klondike Road Relay

Let's talk for a minute about running. From the outset, we should address why this column is not featured in the Sports section. The way I do running, it should really be called surviving; if anything this column belongs in the Outdoors...

Living & Growing: Love, hope, mercy and 'Doctor Who'

Early in the 21st century I was diagnosed with a fairly aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Zia Boccaccio recognized with TUMI Award

CEO and creative director for Alpaca International, Zia Boccaccio, will be recognized with the TUMI Award for excellence in business representing Maryland. Alpaca International is a fashion retail shop.

UAS Sitka Campus selects new campus director

Dr. Paula Martin has been hired as campus director of the University of Alaska Southeast's Sitka Campus.

Thanks to Brotherhood Bridge builders

As construction on Brotherhood Bridge nears completion, I want the thank the employees of Orion Marine, subcontractors and the Alaska Department of Transportation for their consideration of Juneau’s drivers during the lengthy work of...

Mendenhall Flying Lions offer vision screening

The Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions Club is now offering vision screening for children to alert parents of potential vision problems. Club members are not licensed professionals and a screening should not substitute for a complete eye exam.

Senior Menu for Aug. 31 - Sept. 4

Juneau Senior Center Menu Monday, Aug. 31 Turkey Pot Pie Herb Biscuits Romaine Salad Tuesday, Sept. 1 Sweet and Sour Spareribs Confetti Rice Green Beans Romaine Salad Wednesday, Sept.

Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau thanks volunteers

Did you know that Juneau has one of the largest tourism volunteer corps in the U.S.

Poems wanted for the 2015 Poetry Omnibus competition

The ninth annual Poetry Omnibus program is now accepting entries from Juneau residents for the 2015 competition. Winning poems will be read during a to-be-announced celebration and then displayed on Capital Transit buses for a full year.

Melinda Moustakis performs literary tour of Juneau, Haines

In September, writer Melinda Moustakis will conduct live literary events co-sponsored by 49 Writers and Alaska Quarterly Review in Haines and Juneau. Events will have distance programming, in pursuit of 49 Writers' goal to serve writers...

Aukemen Triathlon thanks participants, volunteers and sponsors

The Aukeman Triathlon would like to thank all of the participants who joined the 7th annual triathlon Aug. 1, 2015. A huge thanks is extended to the many, many volunteers who made the event possible. It's like it runs itself with all your...

NAMI Peer-to-Peer program for mental health open for registration

The National Alliance on Mental Health is launching its Peer-to-Peer program, a 10-session education course for adults living with mental illness who are looking to understand their condition and journey toward recovery.

Models needed for the Frugal Fashion show to benefit AWARE

The Women of the Moose, Juneau chapter #439, will host their fourth annual Frugal Fashion show 3-5 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Juneau Moose Family Center. Net proceeds will benefit the AWARE shelter and tea will be served in honor of the late Pat...

Fort Lewis College welcomes incoming Juneau students

Seven Juneau residents will be attending Fort Lewis College of Durango, Colorado, this fall semester.

Juneau resident earns degree from WGU

Juneau resident Alix Curtain received her bachelor of science and nursing from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Aug. 15 during the semi-annual commencement ceremony.

Thanks, Juneau, for 'Beat the Odds' support

Cancer Connection's 24th annual "Beat the Odds - a Race Against Cancer" was held Aug. 22.


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