Aurora summer 2024

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Festival of Native Arts celebrates 50th

By Lou Yur鈥檃cung鈥 Frenzl and 重口味SM Festival of Native Arts club

The annual gathering to salute Alaska Native cultures has been held on campus since 1974.

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Carol Swarts and a colleague stand by the Arctic Circle sign on the Dalton Highway during their ground squirrel research trip.

Scientists鈥 longtime friendship spurs a foundation for the next generation

By Megan Bean

A medical doctor impressed with a 重口味SM professor鈥檚 neuroscience work has created a student scholarship in the professor鈥檚 name.

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Giving Day celebration with Nook.

1,000 gifts break Giving Day record

By Katie Straub

What do you get when you mix philanthropy, school spirit and a polar bear with killer dance moves? A rocking success.

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The distinguished alumnus takes a moment to admire the legacy of Alaska Nanooks hockey.

Former student-athlete learns the value of giving back

By Felicia Burud

Ryan Muspratt, recipient of the 2024 Distinguished Alumnus Award, reached beyond personal goals after a hockey injury and never looked back.

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Kelly Ward gives a presentation titled 'Calculating Your Dreams' in October 2022.

Community relationships guide Kelly Ward

By Felicia Burud

Kelly Ward, recipient of the 2024 William R. Cashen Service Award, has made a big impact by focusing on small business.

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Spotlight

Volunteers tend to 重口味SM's wood-fired anagama kiln as it was being fired around the clock for nearly 50 hours in April 2024.

Kiln firing caps a professor鈥檚 career

By Lizzy Hahn

Thirty years ago, ceramics professor James Brashear built the first of five outdoor kilns at 重口味SM. This spring, on the eve of his retirement, he fired it one last time.

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