Passport pays big

Students can earn a variety of prizes by attending select campus events and locations with an Event Passport.

Between Feb. 8 and March 8, students can pick up a UAA Event Passport and attend select campus events to win prizes. Passports are available at the Student Union Information Desk, the Department of Residence Life office (MAC 603), or any Residence Life resident adviser or peer mentor.

Those who collect five stamps can bring their passport to the Dean of Students Office, Student Union 204, for a free T-shirt. Those who collect 10 or more stamps can turn in their passport to be entered into a drawing.

Kerry Day, residence coordinator for North Hall and the first-year experience, said drawing prizes include a $500 Alaska Airlines Gift Certificate and five $100 gift certificates to a variety of community locations.

MAC apartment resident adviser and third-year journalism major, Jennifer Perry has been involved with the Event Passport project. She said Michael Votava, associate director of residence life, came up with the idea and has been working with the Dean of Students office. Votava was unavailable for comment.

“(It’s) just to get students to go to more activities and to get more involved,” Perry said.

She said that depending on how things go with this Event Passport, they may try to do more in the future, possibly extending the event over a longer period of time or even working with some UAA events for promotions where students can use the passport to get into the event for free.

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“So we’re hoping that it goes good,” Perry said.

Those who submit a passport with 10 stamps to any of the pickup locations are invited to attend a party March 20 at 7 p.m. in Gorsuch Commons Room 107. There will be free ice cream, and the prizes will be drawn at the event. Students do not need to be present to win.

Earn stamps by discovering information at UAA

Students can visit the following UAA offices between Feb. 8 and March 8 to attain information and Event Passport stamps:

Office of Clubs and Greek Life

Stop by this Student Union office to find out about a club you may want to join or start.

Union of Students

Visit Student Union 201 and ask a senator about one of USUAA’s most recent accomplishments.

Career Services Center

Ask a staff member about the Alaska Career Information System in Rasmuson Hall 122. You can use it to search for a degree, profession or tips for resumes.

Student Health and Counseling Center

Pick up an informational brochure or a cold-care kit from Rasmuson Hall 116.

Advising and Testing Center

Speak with an adviser in the University Center if you are undeclared or seeking an Associate of Arts degree.