Neighbors Briefs

Posted: Friday, March 22, 2002

UAS faculty contributes to many publications

Faculty and staff at the University of Alaska Southeast has recently contributed to, or been chosen to contribute to, a wide variety of publications.

Clive Thomas, a political science teacher at the University of Alaska Southeast, has been chosen by the Encyclopedia Britannica to write a 10,000-word article on political interest groups. Thomas' article will appear in the 16th edition of the encyclopedia, to be published in 2004.

Thomas was selected because of his extensive publications, international scholarly reputation on the subject and knowledge of special interests outside the United States political system. Thomas also recently contributed an article called "Intergovernmental relations on Alaska: Development, Dynamics and Lessons" to the Northern Review.

Jonathan Anderson, a public administration teacher, edited a special issue of the Northern Review on "Communities and the State," and authored the lead article, "Northern Communities and the State: Is Resistance Futile?"

Heather Nash, a psychology teacher who recently received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Idaho State University, had an article titled "Disordered eating behaviors and reward sensitivity" accepted for publication in the journal Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.

Emily Wall, an English teacher at UAS, had her poem, "The Woman in the Moon," accepted by the March issue of Rio Grande Review.

Tom Thornton, adjunct instructor in anthropology, contributed "Subsistence in Northern Communities: Lessons from Alaska" to the Northern Review.

Mapping the soundscape of Alaska on Day of Listening

Can you hear winter this morning?

Increasingly, the natural sounds that should fill the Alaska outdoors are disrupted by the noise of motors. Many have found that areas where they have once enjoyed natural quiet have become overrun by motorized recreation.

The Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition second annual Winter Day of Listening is March 24. The coalition asks that citizens record the natural quiet they experience for an hour that day. Listeners may call in their reports to (907) 566-3524 or mail them to P.O. Box 202592, Anchorage, AK 99520.

Juneau resident is USCG Auxiliarist of the Year

Ivan T. Show of Juneau was named Auxiliarist of the Year by the Southeast Division of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and then was named Auxiliarist of the Year for 2001 by the 17th District of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Members of the Juneau Flotilla attended the Coast Guard Auxiliary District Conference on Feb. 14, 15, 16 and 17 in Fairbanks.

The Juneau Flotilla received the following awards:

Roderic S. Carpenter Memorial Award for the highest number of performed marine inspections;

The 17th District, Division One award for the most improved Flotilla;

The Commodore Parke Award for the most overall activity in 2001;

The Wanda E. Jansen Memorial Award for instructing the most public education hours in 2001; and The Philis S. Smith Memorial Award for the most classes in Water 'N' Kids/Boats 'N' Kids Programs.

In addition, there were many individual achievement awards won by the members of the Juneau Flotilla.

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