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Come celebrate 30 years!

UA Legislative Internship Program deadline nears

The application deadline for the Alaska Universities Legislative Internship Program, beginning January 2009, is Thursday, October 2 at noon. For application packets and information, please contact the UAA Coordinator, Patrick Cunningham, School of Social Work, 106 Gordon Hartlieb Hall. Phone: 786-6902. E-mail: afpmc@uaa.alaska.edu This email address is being protected from spam bots, so you will need Javascript enabled to view it.

Additional information may be found at the Program Web site: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/internprogram .

Young Alaskans looking to shape Alaska’s future

Young Alaskans (ages 16-25) have an opportunity to make their voices heard across the vast expanse of Alaska in the real and virtual world during the Forum of Young Alaskans on Oct. 4, 2008, from 1 to 5 p.m. Using Internet and videoconferencing technologies, the Forum will connect simultaneous mass meetings occurring in Fairbanks, Juneau, and Anchorage (at the brand new Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center), as well as smaller communities around the state, and online at youngalaskans.org.

Young people from communities large and small, in both urban and rural Alaska, will discuss, debate and delve into the issues that are important to them and issues that are affecting the state today. They will share their experiences, knowledge and hopes for the future with each other and Alaska’s opinion leaders. They are the leaders of tomorrow, and it’s time for their voices to be heard!

The theme of the event is Alaska’s past, present and future. Participants will learn about the Alaska statehood movement from some of the people who were there; they will address current challenges facing their communities and opportunities for service; and they will share visions for what Alaska will look like 50 years into the future. The Web site youngalaskans.org will serve as a discussion board for young people to voice their opinions and perspectives on the future of Alaska and what steps need to be taken to improve our state.

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More information and free registration are available online at youngalaskans.org. If outside Anchorage, Fairbanks or Juneau, consider joining or organizing a remote site – find instructions and fliers online at youngalaskans.org. For any questions not answered online, contact Ian-Michael Hebert, Project Coordinator, (907) 978-2925, ian@iialaska.com.


Alaska Quarterly Review First Friday reading series

Friday, Oct. 3, 5:30 p.m.

Snow City Cafe (1034 W. 4th Ave.)

The Alaska Quarterly Review (AQR), published by the University of Alaska Anchorage, announces the release of its Fall/Winter 2008 edition. The issue, completing AQR’s 25th Anniversary year, features a collection of compelling fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama.

Among this issue’s features is Joshua Casteel’s “Returns,” a powerful and important work of drama that reveals the war in Iraq through the eyes and heart of one who was there.

Art opening begins at 5:30 p.m. “The Already Gone Show” features artists from the State of Alaska Attorney General’s Office: Joe Cooper, Christine Moore and Monica Jenicek Lyall.

Live music begins at 7 p.m. with ICHIGO-Go-Go (Dan Jaeggi, Scott Fitzpatrick, Jason Burnett and Erika Ninoyu).

There will be readings from AQR’s 25th Anniversary issues.