{News Briefs}

Library celebrates

The Government Documents department of the Consortium Library is celebrating 40 years as a U.S. Government Depository.  The Depository receives 40 percent of all new titles published by the Government Printing Office and contains nearly 400,000 items. For additional information call Alden Rollins at 786-1874.


KRUA receives accolades

The University of Alaska Anchorage campus radio station, KRUA 88.1, won seven Goldie awards from the Alaskan Broadcasting Association.  KRUA's awards were presented in the student division for: entertainment program, promotional announcement, news story, news feature, service to community, comedy feature and best promotional announcement series. KSUA, the University of Alaska Southeast campus station, won nine Goldie awards.


Leadership conference

The Seventh Annual Student Leadership Conference was held Friday, Oct. 5 in the UAA Campus Center. The event was sponsored by the Union of Students at UAA, Club Council, and the Student Leadership Development Office. The conference provided students with the opportunity attend different sessions, including leadership ethics and financial training.


UAA Theatre season opening soon

The UAA 2001-2002 theatre season is beginning with Slawomir Mrosek's Tango. The play centers around a dysfunctional family and a child trying to rebel from his liberal parents. The play will run Fridays and Saturday and Sundays, Oct. 12 to Oct. 28. The curtain will raise at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sundays.

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Governor's house illuminated for breast cancer awareness

The Alaska Governor's House is one of 200 global landmarks that will be illuminated in pink this month in recognition of October 2001 Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Other landmarks that will be pink include Graceland Mansion, the Wellington Arch and Tokyo Tower.  Each year approximately 180,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and more than 40,000 women will die from the disease. Alaska residents over 50 who can't afford a mammogram should call 1-800-410-MAMM for information on free checkups.