Know Your Reindeer
3 p.m., Fairbanks Experiment Farm, West Tanana Drive (meet in parking lot)
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, along with a tasting of reindeer products from Alaska Sausage. Come dressed for the weather (including footwear appropriate for muddy conditions.)
Book event with Miki and Julie Collins
7 p.m., Murie Building auditorium
Miki and Julie Collins, 1981 graduates of UAF, will introduce the new second edition of their book, "Riding the Wild Side of Denali." Originally published in 1998, the revised edition from Epicenter Press has a new section describing more recent adventures with the "trapline twins" from Lake Minchumina and their huskies and horses.
Centennial lecture by Kesler Woodward
6:30 p.m., Murie Building auditorium
Woodward, UAF professor emeritus of art, will present "A Beacon for Culture: A Century of University of Alaska Leadership in the Arts." He will illustrate and discuss the university's indispensable role in developing Alaska’s visual and performing arts and our understanding of who we are as Alaskans.
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.
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.