Neighbors Briefs

Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2001

Education staff published in magazine

Mary-Claire Tarlow and Katy Spangler, members of the education staff at the University of Alaska Southeast, have had an article they co-authored selected for the November issue of Education Digest.

The article, titled, "Now More Than Ever: Will High-Tech Kids Still Think Deeply?," was originally published in the book "Future Courses: A Compendium of Thought about Education, Technology and the Future," edited by Jason Ohler.

Knights win 2 awards

The Knights of Columbus Council 1760 of Juneau is a winner of the Columbian and Father McGivney Awards for the 2000-2001 fraternal year. The Father McGivney Award, named for the founder of the Knights of Columbus, is given in recognition of outstanding membership recruitment and retention efforts. The Columbian Award is presented for excellence in the sponsorship of programs that serve families, Church, youth and community as well as council members.

The announcement was made by the Knights of Columbus international headquarters located in New Haven, Conn. District Deputy Clyde E. Pasterski presented the engraved plaque award to the council at a special ceremony held on Oct. 17.

Senior Center numbers change

The Juneau Senior Center has changed its phone numbers. The main number is now 463-6197. The Senior Information number is 463-6177.

The new number for Care coordination is 463-6195. Care Coordination handles Meals on Wheels and chore workers to help with housework.

Foot care clinics provided to seniors

"Feet First" is a new program at the Juneau Senior Center. This food care clinic, sponsored by the Juneau Diabetes Professional Work Group, is provided to seniors who have no other medical provider or insurance which could give these services. Regular foot care is especially important for people who suffer from diabetes and may lack feeling in their lower extremities.

The volunteer podiatrist is Dr. On Lam. Donations are accepted to help pay for costs.

If you need help with your feet, call Sally at 465-1240 for an appointment.

FAS training event scheduled in 2002

The state Office of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is coordinating a day-long training event, slated for Feb. 6, 2002, in Anchorage. This training is designed for psychologists, speech and language therapists and occupational therapists who are interested in the FAS Team Diagnostic process.

Experts in each field from the University of Washington FAS Diagnostic and Prevention Network will be on hand to discuss the UW model and the nuances of FAS assessment. Registration is free to practicing professionals.

For details, call Heidi at 877 393-2287.

Students receive certification

Five students at the University of Alaska Southeast recently received their Level I Certified Public Manager Program Certificate in Supervisory. The five are Donna Gellings, Mike Enger, Leigh Gerber, Erica Hubbard and Dana Ruaro.

All five are now working on a Level II certificate.

Freshman receives scholarship, award

David A. Trick, a 2001 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, received a $2,000 engineering Dean's Merit Scholarship from the College of Engineering and Architecture at Washington State University.

The WSU freshman also received a $1,000 Presidential Scholarship and a Cougar Academic Award. He is the son of Kevin and Pearl Trick.

Donations needed

The Coast Guard Women's Association is currently accepting donations for its 15th annual March Charity Auction. All proceeds generated from the auction benefit local non-profit organizations. If you are interested in making a contribution, please contact Jennifer Schaeffer at 463-3221.

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