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Nursing program garners awards

Dr. Chris Mumma and Daryl Young received regional Nursing Excellence Awards from Nurseweek, a newsmagazine for the Pacific Mountain Region. Mumma is a professor of nursing and received the award for his excellence in teaching. Young, the director of the Student Health Center and a nursing school alumnus, received his award for his excellence in community service.

Ethnologist speaks on childbirth in contemporary Russia

The UAA Women's Studies Program and the department of languages present Russian ethnologist, Ekaterina Belooussova, Ph.D. Belooussova will speak on ideas and beliefs about childbirth in contemporary urban Russian society. The event is on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in Business Education Building, room 117. For more information call 786-1621.

New study on University of Alaska released

A study released by the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges titled Shaping the future – The economic impact of public universities, indicates that for every state dollar spent on the UA system an additional $4.11 in spending was generated by the state economy. Other findings show that the university system employs 5,290 people, with an annual payroll of about $180 million. More information from the study can be found at http://www.nasulag.org , or by calling 474-6311.

APU hosts lectures about Sept.11 attacks

Alaska Pacific University is hosting a free lecture series on the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 and the responses to it. Lectures are planned on Oct. 28, Nov. 8 and 25, and Dec. 9. The lecture series is open to the public, and at each event APU will collect donations for the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The series can be taken for credit. For more information call Sandra at 564-8215.