More than 80 graduate students and faculty from around the country have completed classes at the Bread Loaf School of English summer program at the University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus. This is the fourth year of the program.
"We can't wait to come back," said Dr. Lucy Maddox, who is director of the Juneau campus Bread Loaf program. "I think we'll have our largest student body next year. A lot of people are eager to come here."
Bread Loaf is the graduate school of English at Middlebury College in Vermont. It has four permanent summer campuses, including UAS. Students on the Juneau campus stay in UAS housing and eat their meals on campus.
In addition to offering classes during a three-week and a six-week summer session, Bread Loaf also presents a free, public lecture and reading series at Egan Library on the UAS Auke Lake campus. "It's one way for Bread Loaf to make connections with the Juneau community," Maddox said. "It's also a chance for our faculty to address a wider audience than their class."
Bread Loaf, working with local writers and actors, also produced a play, "Cuchulain's Fight with the Sea," that was performed at a temporary outdoor theater on the UAS campus. More than 450 people attended the three performances.
"Readings, lectures and presentations seem what should be going on in a graduate program," Maddox said. "Things outside the classroom that are also intellectually interesting."
"This summer went absolutely, wonderfully well," Maddox said.
"Our relationship with UAS gets stronger and stronger."
Tongass Alaska Girl Scouts just completed our five-day Day Camp for CBJ girls. The day camp happened because of many people. On behalf of Girl Scouts, board and staff, we tahnk:
First of all, a big thanks for the CBJ Youth Activities Grant. In partnership with Girl Scouts, we were able to serve 65 girls.
To the United Methodist Eagle River Camp, for helping provide a great place for a camp experience.
To Gastineau School, JDHS, Big K and Carrs, we appreciate the morning and afternoon use of your parking lots for camp bus service.
The Forestry Department provided materials and a naturalist, Nita Nettleton, to teach us about our beautiful surroundings, and thanks to Vicki Parsons for the potting soil.
Thanks to Liberty and Kira from the Juneau Raptor Center who talked their handlers into bringing them to camp as a wonderful surprise for girls and adults.
To our countless volunteers who lent their time and talents this summer and throughout the year ... Maggie Stuimme, Leona Coleman, Susan Braley, Christine Wray, Barbara Rapp, Lynn Logan, Kris and Tara Kearns, Patricia Adams, Mildred Nelson, Vicky Scharen and Vickie Ryan. All of you are priceless.
Finally, a huge thanks to the great team at Grayline-Holland America Westours. We could not have done it without you.
Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Juneau would like to thank everyone who made a contribution to our most successful Salmon Bake Fund-raiser ever. We'd like to start by thanking Jeff Keys and Alaska Travel Adventures, John Vallejo and all of the staff at Gold Creek Salmon Bake for their hard work. We'd also like to thank the following individuals and businesses: KINY/KSUP radio for their generous publicity; Ron Lance at United Airlines for two United Airlines tickets; Bruce Barker at Goldbelt for season passes for the Mount Robert Tramway; John Scheerens at Alaska Discovery for putting together a Gustavus getaway weekend, including Auk Nu Ferry, Fairweather Golf, Annie Mae Lodge, and Alaska Discovery Bed & Breakfast and Day Kayaking; Gene Chilton at Totemic Treasures for a beautiful handmade bracelet; Ron Valentine at World Explorer Cruises for a dinner certificate; Bob Engelbrecht at Northstar Trekking for a Glacier Trek certificate; Dean C. Brown at Princess Tours for a lunch certificate; a beautiful dolphin painting by Jessie Crites; and to door prize donors Adventure Sports, Chan's Thai Kitchen, Pizza Hut/Kentucky Fried Chicken, Alaska Travel Adventures, Hearthside Books and Jillian Clark. Thaniks to Children of All Nations for their wonderful performance again this year, Lady Jane Mulready for her auctioneering and Karen Lechner for her help in making this a great event.
We also thank the following dessert chefs: Kristin Whitehead, Peggy Hunnings, Amanda Nazer, Faye Peters, Karl Ohls, Karen Lechner