Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Danner, Lewis named King and Queen regents by Pioneers of AlaskaP>

George Danner and Mary Lewis have been chosen as King and Queen regents for this year by Igloo No. 6 and Auxiliary No. 6, Pioneer of Alaska. A reception to honor the new king and queen is scheduled for 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 2, at the Pioneers' Home.

All Pioneers and friends are invited to attend.

Free science, math summer camp offered

The Juneau School District will offer 40 middle-school students a free, 3-week summer camp to study outdoor science and math.

Camp W.A.T.E.R. will run from June 4 to June 30. The deadline to apply is Friday. The camp's name stands for Wilderness, Adventures, Traditions, Exploration and Research.

The camp blends modern science methods and Native ways of knowing. It includes instruction and cultural experiences in Juneau and a one-week canoe trip in a wilderness setting in Southeast.

Students now in grades six to eight must submit an application. Criteria for selection include a teacher recommendation, a personal essay, math and science interest, and an answer to a mathematical word problem.

To obtain an application, call Emma Brown at Floyd Dryden Middle School at 463-1850, or Topaz Shryock at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School at 463-1899.

League, By The People host radio call-in program

Juneau's League of Women Voters is hosting a live radio forum/call-in on Thursday, April 29, on KTOO-FM. The program is entitled "America in the World: Iraq" and the number to call is 586-3636.

It's your world. Learn about it. Change it.

This is a public forum, moderated by the League of Women Voters, about America's critical foreign-policy issues, featuring a panel of Alaskans and phone calls from listeners.

Be a summer reception museum volunteer

Welcome visitors, offer insights into Juneau living and attractions and learn to share our local history and culture with others by becoming a summer reception volunteer at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. The City Museum will host a volunteer training and season preview on Saturday May 1, from 9 a.m. to noon, for our seasoned volunteers as well as anyone interested in being a volunteer for the first time.

Come join us for a light brunch, a relaxed morning of volunteer training, and an overview of what's new at the Museum this coming season. Collections and Exhibits Curator Ellen Carrlee will make a special presentation on the Tlingit Regalia exhibit, which includes several pieces from the City Museum's collection that were recently purchased through the Art Acquisition Fund.

Volunteers receive museum benefits and have opportunities to learn more about promoting and preserving the local history and culture of the greater Juneau area.

For more information contact the City Museum at 586-3572.

The City Museum is at Fourth and Main Streets, and is a program of the Juneau Parks and Recreation Department.

Scholarships available for tourism education

To promote the Alaska tourism industry's goal of resident hire and help provide tourism businesses with a professional, qualified work force, the Alaska Travel Industry Association is offering $28,500 in scholarships for Alaskans pursuing tourism-related education.

As the statewide trade association representing all segments of Alaska's visitor industry, ATIA sponsors the scholarship program as a means of encouraging Alaskans to choose career tracks in the state's travel industry. Travel related fields of study include business management, marketing, finance, food service as well as maritime studies. ATIA believes that the scholarship program is an investment in the future of the visitor industry in Alaska. "The travel industry offers many exciting career opportunities. ATIA is delighted to play a role in developing Alaska's future workforce," said ATIA President, Ron Peck.

Alaskans who are enrolled or are intending to enroll in an education program with the intent to pursue a career in Alaska tourism are encouraged to apply, as are workers returning to complete a program or pursue additional education. Applications should be submitted by May 12, 2004.

This year's scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000. Among the fourteen awards are a $2,500 rural resident scholarship and a $2,500 continuing education scholarship, as well as a Frank Rose memorial scholarship. The ATIA Scholarship Program is privately funded through donations from ATIA member companies, individuals and fundraising projects.

Application deadline is May 12, 2004. Applications are available through the Alaska Travel Industry Association's website at www.alaskatia.org. For more information contact David Lee, Alaska Travel Industry Association, by phone (907) 929-2842 or fax (907) 561-5727.



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