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NPR audiences learn why everyday is championship day at University’s training site for Olympic hopefuls

It looks like any another Alaska glacier in summer. Impossibly blue skies alternating with wind, rain, fog and snow. Shale peaks and, of … Read On

Gould Hall Renovation


APU’s Gould Hall was named for our founder Peter Gould, an Aleut Methodist minister, whose vision was that Alaskans and Alaska Native … Read On

OS Faculty Profiles: David McGivern

Which comes first, experience or judgment? Wrong question, says Associate Professor David McGivern. For OS students, attitude is … Read On

From Sea to Summit and Back Again


When APU student Killian Sump rounded the bend to Aialik Bay in Kenai fjords National Park, he knew just what awaited. Towering peaks of … Read On

OS Faculty Profiles: Steve Rubinstein

Steve Rubinstein directs the master's program in Outdoor and Environmental Education. Based at the University's community service … Read On

OS Faculty Profiles: Eeva Latosuo

Moving through snowy backcountry mountains is sheer joy for Finnish-born Eeva Latosuo. But amid all that high-latitude athleticism, her APU … Read On

APU grad Zachary Kline earns Silver Star for combat valor following rescue amid Afghan firefight

Air Force pararescue jumper Zachary A. Kline, ’02, has received a Silver Star Medal for his role as an assistant team leader during a … Read On

Outdoor Studies Marks 20 Years

An APU student during a winter camping class, mid-1990s.

With its roots in an outdoor education program begun more than 20 years ago by venerated University ski coach Jim Mahaffey, the Outdoor … Read On

Chosen: Mei Mei Evans’ first novel attracts notice for social justice theme


When one of the nation's worst oil spills contaminated Alaska shores, APU's Mei Mei Evans did more than watch in sadness. She … Read On

Psychology course travels to Malawi


What Nora Miller wants her students to know about community psychology is that it doesn’t take a village. It takes individuals—one … Read On