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Sep
19
Fri
2014
Last Day of Classes (Block) @ Alaska Pacific University
Sep 19 – Sep 20 all-day

Last Day of Classes. Affects Block courses.

Sep
22
Mon
2014
Fall Break (Full and Module I) @ Alaska Pacific University
Sep 22 – Sep 24 all-day

Fall Break for Fall 2014. Affects Full and Module I courses.

Sep
23
Tue
2014
Let’s go to the Bahamas in January! Info Meeting @ Grant Hall
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 am
Let's go to the Bahamas in January! Info Meeting @ Grant Hall

Grant Hall – Room 315

Dear Students,

OS31300 Expedition Sea Kayaking is going to the Bahamas in January block!

•The course is going to the ‘Out Islands’, or Exumas, of the Bahamas.
The islands narrowly separate the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The islands are semi-arid dominated by Whiteland Copice Forest: think cacti and palm trees. There are around 14 endangered species in the Bahamas according to the Bahamas Land Trust, including 3 species of sea turtle. Camping is mostly on sand beaches. The geology is primarily limestone karst. Marine life is spectacular with visibility of up to 100’, coral reef ecosystem, and abundant fish and intertidal life.

•The course focuses on skills, teaching, natural history, and leadership.
Students are prepared to work as guides, environmental educators, and field scientists. The warm water (75-80 F) makes learning rescues, rolling, and snorkeling very enjoyable. Navigating between islands can be challenging and the crossings between islands require careful decisions. Students learn to teach skills and natural history with teachable moments and longer classes. Finally seamanship and leadership are practiced daily.This means reading the ocean and making the best, conservative travel decisions as a group.

The weather is nice: it’s the Bahamas.
There is the possibility of storms that can pin us down for a few days, and winds from the east that kick up the openings. But generally the temps are made for shorts and t-shirts. The equipment list is fairly short, besides shorts and t-shirts I require everyone to have close toed paddling shoes. Mask/fin/snorkel are a must also. A lightweight neoprene shorty wetsuit is also helpful for longer swims. And don’t forget your sunscreen!

Sep
24
Wed
2014
Start of Fall Session Courses @ Alaska Pacific University
Sep 24 – Sep 25 all-day

Start of Session courses for Fall 2014

Oct
3
Fri
2014
Last Day to Add/Drop (Session) @ Alaska Pacific University
Oct 3 all-day

Last Day to Add/Drop. Affects Session courses.

Oct
14
Tue
2014
Last Day of Classes (Module I) @ Alaska Pacific University
Oct 14 – Oct 15 all-day

Last Day of Classes. Affects Module I courses.

Oct
17
Fri
2014
Midterm for Full semester courses @ Alaska Pacific University
Oct 17 – Oct 18 all-day

Midterm for Full semester courses.

Oct
22
Wed
2014
Start of Fall Module II Courses @ Alaska Pacific University
Oct 22 – Oct 23 all-day

Start of Module II courses for Fall 2014

Oct
29
Wed
2014
Last Day to Add/Drop (Module II) @ Alaska Pacific University
Oct 29 – Oct 30 all-day

Last Day to Add/Drop. Affects Module II courses.

Oct
31
Fri
2014
Last Day to Withdraw (Module I) @ Alaska Pacific University
Oct 31 – Nov 1 all-day

Last day to Withdraw with a ‘W’ grade for Module I courses.

Midterm for Session courses @ Alaska Pacific University
Oct 31 – Nov 1 all-day

Midterm for Session courses.

Nov
3
Mon
2014
Graduation Applications due for Spring 2015 @ Alaska Pacific University
Nov 3 – Nov 4 all-day

Graduation Applications due for those expecting to graduate in Spring 2015

Spring 2015 Registration Opens @ Alaska Pacific University
Nov 3 – Nov 4 all-day

Registration Opens for Spring 2015 courses.

Nov
18
Tue
2014
Last Day to Withdraw (Full) @ Alaska Pacific University
Nov 18 – Nov 19 all-day

Last day to Withdraw with a ‘W’ grade for Full semester courses.

Nov
24
Mon
2014
Last Day to Withdraw (Module II) @ Alaska Pacific University
Nov 24 – Nov 25 all-day

Last day to Withdraw with a ‘W’ grade for Module II courses.

Last Day to Withdraw (Session) @ Alaska Pacific University
Nov 24 – Nov 25 all-day

Last day to Withdraw with a ‘W’ grade for Session courses.

Nov
26
Wed
2014
Thanksgiving Holiday @ Alaska Pacific University
Nov 26 – Nov 29 all-day

Thanksgiving Holiday – No Classes

Dec
1
Mon
2014
Spring Graduation Applications Due @ Alaska Pacific University
Dec 1 all-day

Graduation Applications Due for those completing in Spring.

Dec
2
Tue
2014
Senior Project Presentations @ Alaska Pacific University
Dec 2 – Dec 4 all-day

Senior Project Presentations (During the day)

Dec
12
Fri
2014
Last Day of Classes (Full, Session, Module II) @ Alaska Pacific University
Dec 12 – Dec 13 all-day

Last Day of Classes. Affects Full, Session, and Module II courses.