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2009 Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence

The University of Alaska Foundation is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2009 Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence. This prize is funded from a generous gift from the late Edith R. Bullock. Any individual, regardless of University affiliation, is eligible for nomination for the prize, which carries with it a $20,000 award for the recipient.

The purpose of the prize is to recognize and reward an individual who has demonstrated excellence in support of the University of Alaska. The selection committee will base its decision primarily on two criteria:

1. The extent to which the individual demonstrates a specific, definable, notable accomplishment which benefits the University (establishment of an academic or administrative program, the development of a course, the successful completion of a project, the achievement of a research discovery, the provision of a needed university or public service, the achievement of an educational goal, the publication of a thesis or paper, the achievement of national recognition, etc).

2. The extent to which the individual demonstrates general support of the University either through service, advocacy, philanthropy, etc.

Nominations must be completed on the Bullock Nomination Form, which can be found on the Foundation Web site at All nominations must be received in the Foundation Office on or before December 1, 2008, to be considered for the 2009 prize. Nominations received by the Foundation after that date will be considered for next year’s prize.

For more information contact:

University of Alaska Foundation

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Attn: Dory Straight

910 Yukon Drive, Suite 206

PO Box 755080

Fairbanks, AK 99775-5080

Phone: (907) 450-8030

Fax: (907) 450-8031

“Homecoming Dance 2008: The Seawolf Oscar”

Friday, Oct. 3, 8 p.m.

Alaska Native Heritage Center

The UAA homecoming tradition continues with the “The Seawolf Oscar” homecoming dance on Friday, Oct. 3 at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Come and share your moves, meet new friends, enjoy the music and show your pride with the school colors and your star-like self. Theme-inspired attire is encouraged. This event is open to all UAA students and guests.

UAA shuttles will depart the Gorsuch Commons at 7:30 p.m. with a stop at the Campus Bookstore to pick up people who want to take advantage of free parking.

Admission: free with valid UAA student ID. $5 for faculty, staff, alumni and guests. Purchase tickets online at or at the Student Union Information Desk.