News Briefs, Week of Apr. 13

By Sarah Richards
Sun Star Reporter

Dodgeball fundraiser for American Heart Association

In effort to raise money for the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk fundraiser, Facilities Services and the Athletic department will be putting on a dodgeball tournament on Saturday, April 17 in the Patty Center gym.

The entry fee for participating teams is $100, and prizes of $1000, $750 and $500 will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. AHA will give T-shirts to the winning teams. Teams also have the chance of winning prizes from local businesses by competing for best team uniform, best team name and most valuable player. There will be a DJ at the game to add to the excitement.

Play It Again Sports is donating dodgeballs, and Subway and Odom Corp. are providing food and drinks to be sold at the concession stand. There is a donation fee for adults of $2 that goes directly to the Heart Walk fundraiser. Kids under 12 get in for free.

Alaska Archaeology Month: Dig it

Archaeology Week began in Arizona in 1983, and nearly every state in the U.S. has since followed suit. Alaska Archaeology Week started two decades ago, and has since grown from a week-long celebration to 30 days of archaeological fun. Events sponsored by The Public Education Committee for the Alaska Anthropological Association are organized across the state every April. They include lectures, displays, activities for children, tours, and slide shows.

To celebrate Alaska Archaeology Month, UA’s Museum of the North has invited archaeologist Joshua Reuther to give a lecture titled “Life on the River: Community Archaeology on the Kuskokwim.” Reuther and his colleagues will discuss the excavation of Crooked Creek’s oldest archaeological sites, and the correlation between their findings and a legend about the village’s beginnings.

This lecture is free and open to the public. It will be held at the museum on Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m.

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