July 17th was World Emoji Day and fittingly, Sitka Public Library recently had a “glam emoji” workshop. Maite Lorente Rial runs youth programs there. The glam emoji class is just one of many things she does to make the library a welcome place to its millenial patrons.
The Sitka Sound Science Center is bustling with tourists, sampling Ludvigs chowder and picking up souvenirs. But this time next year, the historic Mill Building may look quite different, thanks to a grant from the Rasmuson Foundation and, the Center hopes, some matching local funds.
Kenley Jackson, program director of the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, joins Lila Chernoff and Anna Dawson, both Sitka Fellows program members. They discuss the Sitka Fellows program, which is a chance for young people in their 20's to work without distraction and connect with Sitka's community.
Dr. Melissa Kraut is the education director of the Sitka International Cello Seminar, and Sarah Miller is a student. Now in it's fifth year, the seminar attracts students from around the country interested in three weeks of intense study in a supportive environment. Students will perform 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at Ludwig's Wine Bar. The final concert of the seminar, "Cellobration," will be 7 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Harrigan Centennial Hall.
Dennis Yerry, co-director of Jazz at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, talks with Adam McKinney and Danny Ryan from Dance Alaska. They discuss the SFAC jazz workshop, its history, and its final performances. They also discuss Dance Alaska and why dance is an important art to explore in Alaska.
The application period is now open for KCAW's Post-Graduate Fellowship in Community Journalism. This 30-week program is an opportunity for a recent Journalism school graduate or established print reporter to build a portfolio in broadcasting. The application deadline is Friday, August 3, 2018. The Fellowship starts in mid-September.
Applications for KCAW's full time general manager being sought now, with initial screening May 27th. Click here to learn more. This is a full time, executive position at the station, reporting to a community-elected Board of Directors and supervising a staff of six and 100+ active volunteers.
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