{News Briefs}

Student Health Center moves into old advising and counseling offices

The Student Health Center closed March 7 to move to a larger area across the hallway in the Business Education Building. The SHC now occupies BEB Room 116 where the Advising and Counseling Center was until fall 2004.

Patient check-in, employee offices and some exam rooms are in the new space, which was remodeled to accommodate the move. The Health Center will also continue to use its old space in BEB Room 120.

New series introduces students to Native culture

A new activity series on campus will help students better understand Native arts, crafts and dances. “Sharing Traditions Thursdays” will take place each Thursday, except during spring break, in the UAA Commons from 7-9 p.m.

Featured subjects include Siberian Yupik dance, jewelry, Unangax dance, Yupik basket weaving and more.

“Sharing Traditions Thursdays” is put on by the UAA Native Student Council, UAA Native Student Services and Residence Life. Each week’s topic will be posted in the Northern Light calendar.

Honors students help Kid’s Kitchen with food drive

The University Honors Student Advisory Board is hosting a food drive during the month of March. Nonperishable food items can be dropped off all month at BEB Room 119. The food will go directly to the Kid’s Kitchen, which serves children in need. For more information, call 786-1086.

Faculty and students invited to diversity forum

The Northern Light published an article in the Feb. 22 edition about disagreements between faculty and students in the UAA School of Social Work. Some students in the program want a more diversity-rich curriculum and they held a meeting Feb. 17 to share their complaints with faculty and community members. Attendees agreed a lack of diversity exists across the university. To get conversation started about diversity in the classroom at UAA, a forum is scheduled March 11 in the Consortium Library, Room 307 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. All students and faculty are invited. Refreshments will be available.

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