The living quarters of Trans-Alaska Pipeline Pump Station 12, now unoccupied.
Ned Rozell

I walked around the chain-link fence of Pump Station 12 of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, apprehensive about the human encounter to come.

It was time to send a weekly column. I needed a Wi-Fi signal or a cellular bar or two. I had walked more than a week through air devoid of communications waves.

With Cora on a leash and me having not spoken to anyone all day, I reached the gate of the pump station. No one was there. No guard at the shack behind the fence. The green buildings, which looked like an occupation base on Mars in their best days, bled with rusty stains. The place had a post-apocalyptic feel.

There was a phone inside a box near the fence. I picked it up. Before it rang twice, a security guard named Jeff answered.

Jeff was sitting at a desk in Anchorage. He did not laugh when I asked about Wi-Fi, but he might have smiled.

At the Staff Longevity and Awards Ceremony,
David Covey was recognized for 25 years at UAF.
Photo by Elle Fournier.
Elle Fournier

More than 25 GI staff members were recognized for their service to the university during the Staff Longevity and Awards Ceremony last week.

Chancellor Dana Thomas congratulated staff on their perseverance during a challenging academic year.

“Especially this year, we need more celebration, not less,” Thomas said.

The longevity awards recognized staff members who reached milestone years of service to UAF, ranging from 5 to 35 years.

The longest serving GI staff members recognized during the ceremony were David Covey and Kathe Rich, both for 25 years of service. Roger Albright, Jeffrey Beiderbeck, Liam Forbes, and Scott Stihler were recognized for 20 years of service.

Congratulations to the awardees and a big thank you to all staff members for your hard work.

Are you a UA graduate student, post-doc, or early career researcher in science? Are you also a woman in science looking to improve your leadership skills, or a friend and ally of women in science who wants to help your colleagues achieve their best? If so, join us August 24 and 25 at UAF for an interactive workshop on ‘Leadership skills for early career women in science,’ organized by UAF graduate student Joanna Young and sponsored by the Alaska Climate Science Center.

See the attached poster, and find more information at the following link:
https://csc.alaska.edu/events/leadership-workshop-early-career-women-sci...

Applications are due June 2nd, 2017.

A summer program of the Fairbanks Food Bank is accepting donations that will provide lunches to local schoolchildren who do not have a school lunch program available to them during the summer.

Donations requested:
Individually wrapped snacks
Granola bars
Applesauce and fruit cups
Sandwich crackers
Single-serving oatmeal packets
Juice boxes
Single-serving ravioli microwaveable bowls
Ramen noodle cups
Vienna sausages
Individually microwaveable rice bowls

Cash donations are also gratefully accepted here! Please use the "Gift Card" section when making a donation.

Sponsored by UAF Staff Council, University Advocacy Committee

Remember to put the Geological Society of America's annual meeting on your calendar of events.

Annual Meeting 2017
Abstract Deadline: Aug. 1
Early Registration Deadline: Aug. 18
Meeting Dates: Sept. 22-25 in Seattle, Washington

Annual Meeting 2018
Field Trip Submission Deadline: Dec. 1, 2017
Sessions and Short Courses Deadline: Feb. 1, 2018
Abstract Deadline: Aug. 14
Meeting Dates: Nov. 4-7, Indianapolis, Indiana

Please make sure you use the correct GI and UAF logos on all your research posters. You can download the logos at these websites:

Official GI Logo

Official UAF Logos

For assistance with GI and UAF logos, contact Design Services at x7146.

1995 Chevy S-10 For Sale

1995 Chevy S-10 For Sale

1995 Chevy S-10 For Sale

I am selling a 1995 Chevy S-10. This truck has an Alaskan windshield, the fuel gauge does not work, and there are dents and scratches that can be seen from the pictures. Other than that, the truck runs and drives great. I am asking $2,300 obo. Please call or txt (573)-760-2651 or email at hehuhman@alaska.edu for more information!

I am selling a 1995 Chevy S-10. This truck has an Alaskan windshield, the fuel gauge does not work, and there are dents and scratches that can be seen from the pictures. Other than that, the truck runs and drives great. I am asking $2,300 obo. Please call or txt (573)-760-2651 or email at hehuhman@...
Bobcat for Sale

Bobcat for Sale

Hours: 2,113.
Fuel: Diesel
Winterized
Rated Operating Capacity: 1,300 lbs

Includes: Snow bucket (as shown in pic), Dirt bucket, Fork lift, Winter tire chains
Manuals: Operation & Maint Manual, Service Manual, and Parts Manual.

Contact: (907) 347-7684

Hours: 2,113. Fuel: Diesel Winterized Rated Operating Capacity: 1,300 lbs Includes: Snow bucket (as shown in pic), Dirt bucket, Fork lift, Winter tire chains Manuals: Operation & Maint Manual, Service Manual, and Parts Manual. Contact: (907) 347-7684
Two rooms left! Renting for the Summer 2017 and 2017-18 Academic School Year

Two rooms left! Renting for the Summer 2017 and 2017-18 Academic School Year

Partially Furnished Single Rooms in Suite-Style Apartments - two rooms left for women
Two short blocks from campus, near Sam’s Sourdough Cafe. $585.00 per month per person. See photos at www.fairbanksstudenthousing.com.

Features:

  • Apartments in newer 4-plex (1,000 sq. ft.) designed for upper class and graduate students
  • Individual leases
  • Single bedrooms
  • Rent includes heat, water, hi speed wireless internet, and garbage collection
  • Partially furnished kitchen and living room, will furnish bedroom (bed, dresser, desk) if desired
  • Share living room, kitchen, and semi-private bathroom - set up for four people trying to get ready for class
  • Secured entrance to building & apartments; individually keyed deadbolt lock on each bedroom door
  • Coin operated washers and dryers on site
  • Free parking
  • Walk to campus and save $$
  • Amenities:

    • Easy walking distance from campus (two short blocks)
    • Close to Campus Corner, College Coffee House, College Town Pizzeria, Sourdough Sam’s, and Gulliver’s Books
    • Two blocks from city bus route
    • Our convenient location puts you exactly where you want to be—close to campus.

      This is the place for students who take their education seriously.

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      Website: www.fairbanksstudenthousing.com

      Partially Furnished Single Rooms in Suite-Style Apartments - two rooms left for women Two short blocks from campus, near Sam’s Sourdough Cafe. $585.00 per month per person. See photos at www.fairbanksstudenthousing.com . Features: Apartments in newer 4-plex (1,000 sq. ft.) designed for upper class...
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      Science Event of the Week

      May 22, 1979

      In 1979, the discovery of a Clovis type projectile point found in association with mastodon remains provided the first solid evidence of the coexistence of humans and the American mastodon in Eastern North America. Paleontologist Russell W. Graham of the Illinois State Museum made the discovery during a state sponsored excavation in the Kimmswick Bone Bed, near Imperial, Missouri. The first recorded report of bones of mastodons and other now-extinct animals in the vicinity of the town of Kimmswick, Missouri, was in the early 1800s. St. Louis Museum owner, Albert C. Koch, in 1839 excavated bones weathering out of the banks along Rock Creek. The site is now the Mastodon State Historic Site and excavations have been halted.