Neighbors Briefs

Posted: Wednesday, July 02, 2003

Violence impact training

A training on "The Impact of Violence on Children From Birth through Adolescence" will be conducted by Dr. Linda Chamberlain on July 8 from 1 to 3 p.m., in Centennial Hall's Egan Room.

Chamberlain is the founding director of the Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project. She is a nationally recognized speaker on the relationship between domestic violence and child abuse, and the impact of violence on children.

The training is sponsored by AWARE, Juneau Public Health, the Southeast Alaska Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Network and the Juneau Domestic Violence Task Force.

The workshop will look at the impact of trauma on early brain development. It will emphasize the importance of recognizing post-traumatic stress disorder in children, and strategies for helping children who have been exposed to violence in the home.

Any person needing a scholarship should contact AWARE at aware@alaska.com or 586-6623. For more information, please contact Saralyzn with AWARE at 586-6623, or Donna with the Juneau Public Health Center at 465-1255. The cost is $20.

Alaska's First Lady hosts piano recital

First Lady Nancy Murkowski hosted a piano recital for the students of Lori Tupou at the Governor's Mansion on May 22. Patriotism was the theme for the recital. The students and their families were also given a reception following the recital.

Scholarships granted

The Home Builders Association of Juneau is pleased to announce the selection of three scholarship recipients for the 2003-04 school year.

Congratulations to JDHS 2003 graduate Garrett R. Paul, distance learning (IDEA) participant Sterling Snyder, and current UAS student Robert M. Bishop.

Kids' book clubs

The Juneau Public Libraries will be having two Chapter Book Clubs in July. Both clubs began at 7 p.m. on July 1, at the downtown library and continue every Tuesday in July.

Fourth- and fifth-graders are encouraged to join the "I Love To Read" Club. Second- and third-graders should join the "I Love to Read, Too" Club.

For more information, please call Sandra at 586-0435.

Page graduates

Donna Fox Page of Juneau received her degree in art history from the Universita' Digli Studi di Siena in Siena, Italy, on June 11, 2003.

A 1990 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Page of Juneau, she enrolled in the Italian university after attending the University of Alaska Fairbanks for two years.

Page studied in London and Siena as an exchange student for a year, taking all of her four years of art history courses in Italian. Upon graduation, Page earned the academic title of dottoressa in Italy.

During the course of her studies, she worked twice as an intern for Christie's in New York. Page continues to live and work in Italy.

Noreen receives degree

Liv J. Noreen graduated on June 20, with a bachelor of science degree in business administration cum laude from Devry University, Phoenix, Ariz. She is the daughter of Gunnar and Mary Noreen of Juneau and Sara Epstein of Anchorage.

Liv Noreen was born and raised in Juneau and finished high school in Anchorage. This coming fall she will be studying for her master's degree in Tacoma, Wash.

Robus on dean's list

Hannah Claire Robus of Juneau was named to the Dean's List at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo., for the 2002-03 school year.

Students who have sufficient credit hours and at least a 3.75 grade point average for any two terms of the year are named to the list.

Robus is the daughter of Matt and Teri Robus of Juneau. She is majoring in human biology and chemistry, and is on the women's swimming team.



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