CENTENNIAL EVENTS

Dates and details subject to change.

June

June 19

Monday

Down Memory Lane
7 p.m., Elvey Building auditorium
Join a centennial conversation with Rudy Krejci, professor emeritus of philosophy and humanities (1960–1977), hosted by veteran radio journalist Robert Hannon. The Monday night series is sponsored by Summer Sessions and KUAC.

Down Memory Lane graphic

June 25

Sunday

Dana Thomas, centennial celebration speaker
4 p.m., Elvey Building auditorium, UAF West Ridge
Dana Thomas served as UAF interim chancellor for the 2016-2017 academic year after a long association with the university as a student, math faculty member and administrator. He’ll talk with journalist Robert Hannon. A public reception will follow. The Centennial Celebration Speakers Series, sponsored by UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning, features five notable figures who shaped UAF.

Dana Thomas

June 26

Monday

Down Memory Lane
7 p.m., Elvey Building auditorium
Join a centennial conversation with Professors Emeritus Carl Benson (geology and geophysics, 1960–1987) and Will Harrison (physics, 1972–1998), hosted by veteran radio journalist Robert Hannon. The Monday night series is sponsored by Summer Sessions and KUAC.

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July

July 7

Friday

UAF Public Art Tour
5:30 p.m., check back for location information
Tour your way through the arts on campus with art historian, artist and UAF Professor Emeritus Kesler Woodward. A unique story lies behind each work in UAF's innovative Art in Public Places program.

For more information, please contact Carolyn.

Elysium sculpture

July 10

Monday

Down Memory Lane
7 p.m., Elvey Building auditorium
Join a centennial conversation with Professors Emeritus of art Bill Brody (1967–2000) and Glen Simpson (1969–1997), hosted by veteran radio journalist Robert Hannon. The Monday night series is sponsored by Summer Sessions and KUAC.

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July 15

Saturday

History Cycles
11 a.m., start location TBD
Pedal your way around Fairbanks with public historian and UAF history Professor Terrence Cole to learn more about the Golden Heart City's vibrant past. Registration is limited to 40 participants. Please RSVP by July 14.

For more information, please contact Carolyn.

bikes

July 17

Monday

Down Memory Lane
7 p.m., Elvey Building auditorium
Join a centennial conversation with Anne Shinkwin, professor emeritus of anthropology (1971–1991), hosted by veteran radio journalist Robert Hannon. The Monday night series is sponsored by Summer Sessions and KUAC.

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July 20-23

Thursday-Sunday

Nanook Rendezvous alumni reunion
Join fun activities for locals and visitors alike as reunion weekend returns to midsummer.

Reunion photo booth participant

July 22

Saturday

Golden Days Grand Parade
10 a.m., downtown Fairbanks
March with faculty, staff, students and alumni showing off their Nanook pride.

Golden Days parade float

July 23

Sunday

Wendy Redman, centennial celebration speaker
4 p.m., Elvey Building auditorium, UAF West Ridge
Wendy Redman spent more than 40 years at the university and retired in 2011 after 23 years as UA vice president of university relations. She’ll talk with journalist Robert Hannon and a public reception will follow. The Centennial Celebration Speakers Series, sponsored by UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning, features five notable figures who shaped UAF.

Wendy Redman

July 24

Monday

Down Memory Lane
7 p.m., Elvey Building auditorium
Join a centennial conversation with Paul McCarthy, professor emeritus of library science (1964–1991), hosted by veteran radio journalist Robert Hannon. The Monday night series is sponsored by Summer Sessions and KUAC.

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July 30

Sunday

Marshall Lind, centennial celebration speaker
4 p.m., Elvey Building auditorium, UAF West Ridge
Marshall Lind, who started teaching in Southwest Alaska in 1961, served as Alaska’s K-12 education commissioner from 1971-1983 and from 1986-1987. He then moved to higher education, serving as UA Southeast’s chancellor from 1987-1999 and UAF’s from 1999-2004. He’ll talk with journalist Robert Hannon. A public reception will follow. The Centennial Celebration Speakers Series, sponsored by UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning, features five notable figures who shaped UAF.

Marshall Lind

July 31

Monday

Down Memory Lane
7 p.m., Elvey Building auditorium
Join a centennial conversation with Professors Emeritus Paul Reichardt (chemistry, 1972–2007) and Terry Chapin (biology, 1973–2011), hosted by veteran radio journalist Robert Hannon. The Monday night series is sponsored by Summer Sessions and KUAC.

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August

Aug. 7

Monday

Down Memory Lane
7 p.m., Elvey Building auditorium
Join a centennial conversation with Professors Emeritus Dave Klein (wildlife management, 1962–1997) and Dave Hawkins (geology and chemistry, 1967–1990), hosted by veteran radio journalist Robert Hannon. The Monday night series is sponsored by Summer Sessions and KUAC.

Down Memory Lane graphic

Aug. 8

Tuesday

UAF Day at the Tanana Valley State Fair
Noon, Tanana Valley State Fairgrounds

Alumni hamburger boot at the fair

Aug. 25

Friday

Centennial lecture featuring Shankar Vedantam
6 p.m., Hering Auditorium, 901 Airport Way
Shankar Vedantam is a science correspondent with National Public Radio, host of the podcast "Hidden Brain" and author of the 2010 book of the same name. Vedantam’s work focuses on unconscious prejudice and how it affects everything from how people fall in love to how nations go to war.

Vedantam
Photo courtesy of Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau

Aug. 27

Sunday

Brian Rogers, centennial celebration speaker
4 p.m., Elvey Building auditorium, UAF West Ridge
After a few years as a UAF student, Brian Rogers served as a state legislator from Fairbanks, a statewide university vice president, a member of the UA Board of Regents and UAF's chancellor from 2008 to 2015. He’ll talk with journalist Robert Hannon. A public reception will follow. The Centennial Celebration Speakers Series, sponsored by UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning, features five notable figures who shaped UAF.

Brian Rogers

September

Sept. 9

Saturday

Troth Yeddha' Run

Troth Yeddha Run
Photo courtesy of Sarah McConnell

Sept. 16

Saturday

55th annual Equinox Marathon
8 a.m., Patty Center
University of Alaska coaches and students created the Equinox in 1963. Anyone could walk or run the marathon, and it soon became the world's largest, with 1,000-plus participants. After a several-decade decline, participation has rebounded — the 2016 race had more than 400 runners and walkers, plus 130 three-person relay teams. Hundreds more people volunteer and cheer, making it an end-of-summer party.

Equinox marathon runners

Sept. 22-23

Friday-Saturday

Starvation Gulch

Bonfire

Sept. 30

Saturday

Know Your Reindeer
3 p.m., reindeer research farm, West Tanana Drive
Come interact with the reindeer at UAF while learning about the historical and contemporary importance of animal husbandry in rural communities across the state. This family-friendly program will be led by UAF Research Associate Professor Greg Finstad and include archival photos and film. Come dressed for the weather.

For more information, please contact Carolyn.

Reindeer

November

Nov. 5

Sunday

Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra concert
4 p.m., Davis Concert Hall
Enjoy music composed for UAF's centennial by Scott Hansen, BA Music Composition degree student.

Symphony

Nov. 16

Thursday

HooDoo Centennial Brew
5:30 p.m., HooDoo Brewery, 1951 Fox Ave.
Don your best UAF gear and enjoy a glass of beer brewed with barley grown at UAF’s own experiment farm in celebration of the university's centennial. A short program hosted by HooDoo Brewer Bobby Wilken and Fairbanks Experiment Farm staff will connect the craft of brewing with the university's founding as an agricultural college in 1917.

For more information, please contact Carolyn.

HooDoo Brewery tour
"HooDoo Brewing brewery tour" by Bernt Rostad is licensed under CC BY 2.0

December

TBD

Holiday Gathering

Holiday gathering

Dec. 31

Sunday

New Year's Eve Sparktacular
8 p.m., UAF's West Ridge
UAF's centennial celebrations will end with the New Year's Eve Sparktacular fireworks event.

Sparktacular

Dates and details subject to change.
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