May
17
Wed
Campus Cache and Copy Center Closed
May 17 – May 18 all-day
May
29
Mon
Memorial Day Holiday (Campus Closed, No Classes)
May 29 all-day
Jun
2
Fri
Machetanz Arts Festival @ The Glenn Massay Theater
Jun 2 – Jun 3 all-day
Aug
18
Fri
New Student Orientation / Convocation @ The Glenn Massay Theater
Aug 18 @ 12:30 PM – 4:45 PM

NSO-Agenda FA '17Please note: most campus offices will be closed from Noon to 2pm.

Aug
25
Fri
Alaska Recovery Summit
Aug 25 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

August 25: Alaska Recovery Summit

  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Glenn Massay Theater (Awareness)

Alaskans face significant challenges in addressing substance abuse in their communities and providing support for recovery.  The summit will feature speakers, panel discussions, and a screening of the documentary Anonymous People. Attend all or part of the day as community members work together to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities statewide affected by addiction.

Sponsored by THRIVE Mat-Su, Fiend 2 Clean, and Cook Inlet Tribal Council.

Aug
30
Wed
Community Drumming
Aug 30 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

August 30: Community Drumming

  • Noon – 1:00 pm, Atrium (Connection)

Group drumming can reduce stress, rejuvenate, calm, and help develop right brain creativity. Drumming alone has healing power, but in a group, healing expands exponentially. For thousands of years, people have used the drum as a means of coming together to heal individuals and build communities. Drums provided and no musical ability required.

Aug
31
Thu
Community Drumming
Aug 31 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

August 31: Community Drumming

  • Noon – 1:00 pm, Atrium (Connection)

Group drumming can reduce stress, rejuvenate, calm, and help develop right brain creativity. Drumming alone has healing power, but in a group, healing expands exponentially. For thousands of years, people have used the drum as a means of coming together to heal individuals and build communities. Drums provided and no musical ability required.

Sep
6
Wed
Start Now – Bones for Life
Sep 6 @ 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

September 6: Start Now – Bones for Life

  • 9:00 – 10:15 am, FSM 204 (Off the Beaten Path)

Whether you are 16 or 60, start today to build strong bones for the future. Learn safe, gentle, weight-bearing movements that will challenge your bones to be strong and sturdy while improving balance, coordination, posture, ease, and power in movement!

Start Now – Bones for Life
Sep 6 @ 10:30 PM – 11:45 PM

September 6: Start Now – Bones for Life

  • 9:00 – 10:15 am; or, 10:30 – 11:45 am, FSM 204 (Off the Beaten Path)

Whether you are 16 or 60, start today to build strong bones for the future. Learn safe, gentle, weight-bearing movements that will challenge your bones to be strong and sturdy while improving balance, coordination, posture, ease, and power in movement!

Sep
7
Thu
Self-Care – Mid-Day Meditations – Body Scan Meditation
Sep 7 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

September 7: Self-Care – Mid-Day Meditations – Body Scan Meditation

  • Noon – 12:50 pm, FSM 200 (Balance)

Regular meditation practice can bring balance into a busy life by reducing stress, anxiety, and depression; improving focus and attention; and, reducing high blood pressure and risk of heart disease. Take a 50-minute meditation break and learn a new meditation technique each week.

Sep
8
Fri
Onward and Upward! – Outdoor Leadership & Expedition Behavior
Sep 8 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

September 8: Onward and Upward! – Outdoor Leadership & Expedition Behavior

  • 2:00 – 4:00 pm, FSM 112A (Off the Beaten Path)

Are you planning any big outdoor expeditions around Alaska or a simple overnight camping trip or even small day hike? Come out and join us to learn about basic outdoor leadership and expedition behavior. We’ll cover the essentials of how to effectively plan and carry out a fun, safe outing with a managed risk approach.

Adventure activities focusing on team work, creating authentic relationships, building self-efficacy, mindfulness, goal setting and more! Equipment will be provided for each session.  These are outdoor activities.  Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and bring water and snacks.

Sep
12
Tue
Community Drumming
Sep 12 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

September 12: Community Drumming

  • Noon – 1:00 pm, Atrium (Connection)

Group drumming can reduce stress, rejuvenate, calm, and help develop right brain creativity. Drumming alone has healing power, but in a group, healing expands exponentially. For thousands of years, people have used the drum as a means of coming together to heal individuals and build communities. Drums provided and no musical ability required.

Sep
13
Wed
Start Now – Bones for Life
Sep 13 @ 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

September 13: Start Now – Bones for Life

  • 9:00 – 10:15 am, FSM 204 (Off the Beaten Path)

Whether you are 16 or 60, start today to build strong bones for the future. Learn safe, gentle, weight-bearing movements that will challenge your bones to be strong and sturdy while improving balance, coordination, posture, ease, and power in movement!

Start Now – Bones for Life
Sep 13 @ 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

September 13: Start Now – Bones for Life

  • 9:00 – 10:15 am; or, 10:30 – 11:45 am, FSM 204 (Off the Beaten Path)

Whether you are 16 or 60, start today to build strong bones for the future. Learn safe, gentle, weight-bearing movements that will challenge your bones to be strong and sturdy while improving balance, coordination, posture, ease, and power in movement!

Self-Care – Mid-Day Meditations -Mindful Breathing Meditation
Sep 13 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

September 13: Self-Care – Mid-Day Meditations -Mindful Breathing Meditation

  • Noon – 12:50 pm, FSM 200 (Balance)

Regular meditation practice can bring balance into a busy life by reducing stress, anxiety, and depression; improving focus and attention; and, reducing high blood pressure and risk of heart disease. Take a 50-minute meditation break and learn a new meditation technique each week!

Sep
14
Thu
Community Drumming
Sep 14 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

September 14: Community Drumming

  • Noon – 1:00 pm, Atrium (Connection)

Group drumming can reduce stress, rejuvenate, calm, and help develop right brain creativity. Drumming alone has healing power, but in a group, healing expands exponentially. For thousands of years, people have used the drum as a means of coming together to heal individuals and build communities. Drums provided and no musical ability required.

Sep
15
Fri
Stay on Track – Research-Based Learning Skills
Sep 15 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

September 15: Stay on Track – Research-Based Learning Skills

  • Noon – 2:00 pm, SNOD 117 (Balance)

Do you read and re-read the textbook and still not remember what it says?  Come and learn effective, research-based strategies to make learning stick!

Sep
18
Mon
Self-Care – Mid-Day Meditations -Guided Meditation
Sep 18 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

September 18: Self-Care – Mid-Day Meditations -Guided Meditation

  • Noon – 12:50 pm, FSM 200 (Balance)

Regular meditation practice can bring balance into a busy life by reducing stress, anxiety, and depression; improving focus and attention; and, reducing high blood pressure and risk of heart disease. Take a 50-minute meditation break and learn a new meditation technique each week!

Sep
20
Wed
Start Now – Bones for Life
Sep 20 @ 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

September 20: Start Now – Bones for Life

  • 9:00 – 10:15 am, FSM 204 (Off the Beaten Path)

Whether you are 16 or 60, start today to build strong bones for the future. Learn safe, gentle, weight-bearing movements that will challenge your bones to be strong and sturdy while improving balance, coordination, posture, ease, and power in movement!

Break for Art! – Alcohol Ink Painting
Sep 20 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

September 20: Break for Art! – Alcohol Ink Painting

  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm , FSM 208 (Off the Beaten Path)

Come experiment with these highly pigmented painting inks on a variety of surfaces for easy and spontaneous art-making.

It’s true: 45 minutes of creative activity significantly lessens stress in the body, regardless of artistic experience or talent.  Making art is good for the body, mind and soul.   Drop into the art studio to make a small project and take a stress break.

Start Now – Bones for Life
Sep 20 @ 10:30 PM – 11:45 PM

September 20: Start Now – Bones for Life

  • 10:30 – 11:45 am, FSM 204 (Off the Beaten Path)

Whether you are 16 or 60, start today to build strong bones for the future. Learn safe, gentle, weight-bearing movements that will challenge your bones to be strong and sturdy while improving balance, coordination, posture, ease, and power in movement!

Sep
27
Wed
Let’s Talk: Strategies for Engaging in Difficult Conversations
Sep 27 @ 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

September 27: Let’s Talk: Strategies for Engaging in Difficult Conversations

  • 10:30 – 11:45 am, FSM 205 (Awareness)

How do we talk about critical issues like race, class, and gender relations with those who have differing opinions? How d we respectfully grapple with issues such as gun control, gay marriage, institutional racism, and climate change? Join us to learn several strategies to engage in civil,, but effective dialogue – even when others don’t agree.

Let’s Talk: Strategies for Engaging in Difficult Conversations
Sep 27 @ 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM

September 27: Let’s Talk: Strategies for Engaging in Difficult Conversations

  • 1:00 – 2:15 pm, FSM 205 (Awareness)

How do we talk about critical issues like race, class, and gender relations with those who have differing opinions? How d we respectfully grapple with issues such as gun control, gay marriage, institutional racism, and climate change? Join us to learn several strategies to engage in civil,, but effective dialogue – even when others don’t agree.

Sep
28
Thu
Thoughtful Thursdays – Parenting: Parenting with a plan
Sep 28 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

September 28: Thoughtful Thursdays – Parenting: Parenting with a plan

  • Noon – 1:00 pm, FSM 200 (Awareness)

Bring your lunch or dinner and join these foundational guidelines to build a positive, practical system in your home.

Sep
29
Fri
Farm to Table Cooking Classes, Asian-Inspired
Sep 29 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

September 29: Farm to Table Cooking Classes, Asian-Inspired

  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, MSC Cafe, (Off the Beaten Path)

We all know that Alaskan vegetables and other farm products are just fresher and taste better, but when we buy local, we’re also keeping jobs and money in our community. The Mat-Su is currently at the center of the locally-grown food movement, and here’s your chance to learn how to cook some delicious and nutritious dishes using fresh ingredients from right here in the Valley. Join us to cook (and eat) a new theme each class!