Early Morning Workshop - 6:45 - 7:45 AM

YOGA MORNING (SU Den)
Please join Margo Sorum for an early morning Yoga session to start off your day right.  Please bring a towel or yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing.

 

Registration and Breakfast - 7:30 - 8:00 AM - Lucy Cuddy Hall (CUDY)

Opening Ceremony - 8:15 - 9:00 AM - Wendy Williamson Auditorium

 

Session 1 Workshops - 9:15 - 10:15 AM

AN INTRODUCTION TO BICYCLE MAINTENANCE (PSB 166)
This workshop demonstrates some basic upkeep for your bicycle, including tips on lubricating the chain and proper tire inflation for riding conditions. We will show how to remove and correctly reinstall the wheels and demonstrate how to repair a flat tire. We will discuss what items riders should carry with them when cycling so that they will have what they need to make the repairs discussed.

AN UNDERSTANDING & COMPARISON OF TABLET DEVICES (BMH 235)
A tablet is the perfect size to enjoy your favorite entertainment just about anywhere.  And a tablet is great for staying in touch with family or writing an email to a friend or colleague.  You can also use a tablet to stream your favorite TV programs, monitor your health and stay organized away from the office by working on documents, spreadsheets and more.  There are so many options, it is challenging to determine which tablet is best for you.  Join us as a Best Buy representative helps us understand and compare tablet devices.

CONFIDENT INVESTING IN ANY MARKET
(RH 101)
So, you are ready to take your investment strategy to the next level. But, where do you begin? You work hard for the money you put in your plan. And you've got important goals you're trying to meet—like an enjoyable retirement.

Smart investors know their portfolio's mix of investments may have a big impact on their long-term growth potential. But with evolving market trends and a multitude of economic factors influencing the financial markets, how can you stay on top of your asset allocation? With the "Confident Investing in Any Market" seminar, we're going to share with you some more sophisticated concepts and tools for evaluating investments to help you get more from your retirement savings. By carefully monitoring your choice of investments, you can help ensure that your savings strategy is set up for success.

DEGREEWORKS: AN OVERVIEW (PSB 219)
Get an overview of DegreeWorks, a web-based degree auditing and academic advising tool. Learn how to read a DegreeWorks audit, use the "what if" feature, add notes and create degree plans. There will be time for Q&A at the end, so please bring your questions!

DOCUSIGN (RH 117)
Ever need the boss's signature but they're traveling for business? Boss forgot to sign line 237 and initial line 843? Problems like this arise and cause missed opportunities and decreased production. DocuSign is a solution to help streamline signature routing and decrease mistakes. Join me in learning the basics of DocuSign and how to get your very own account.

ENVISION YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE (PSB 148)
Take charge now!  Learn how to set retirement income goals and prepare for your future.

EXCEL: BEYOND BASICS (Two-Hour Workshop) (RH 218)
So, you've mastered the basics of Excel.You can easily enter data, sort your data, format your worksheets, and work with common functions like SUM, AVERAGE, COUNT, etc.But there is so much more!

In this two-hour hands-on workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Quickly summarize large amounts of data using Excel's Pivot Table and Subtotal functionality,
  • Ensure better accuracy in your data entry by establishing Data Validation rules,
  • Visually highlight data of interest using Conditional Formatting,
  • Analyze and manipulate your data utilizing a variety of powerful and useful functions like =VLOOKUP, =SUMIFS, =CONCATENATE, and much, much more.

GREENHOUSE TOUR (Greenhouse)
Get a behind the scenes look UAA's greenhouse. Each year students and staff grow a variety of plants and flowers from seed to enhance the beauty of UAA property. Come see what we have planned for this year's gardens!

I DO BELIEVE IN SPOOKS, I DO BELIEVE IN SPOOKS, I DO, I DO, I DO BELIEVE IN SPOOKS! (Wendy Williamson Lobby)

Have you heard the stories? Faucets that turn themselves on in locked rooms. Pianos that play by themselves. A woman in white that vanishes before your very eyes. Ghostly laughter from thin air. Beautiful brunettes pushed down stairs by unseen hands. Since the 1970's the Wendy Williamson has had the reputation of being haunted. Now is your chance to experience the thrill yourself as the staff of the WWA take you on a one hour terror tour and tell you tales of the other side including our first-hand accounts. Only the very bravest should apply.

MONEY AT WORK: FOUNDATIONS OF INVESTING (RH 220)
Information to help you determine which investment vehicles are right for you. Discuss what stocks, annuities, mutual funds, and IRAs are so you can determine which one benefits your needs.Learn about risk and finding risk tolerance.See how the same principles work for short-term and long term goals.

PERSONAL FINANCIAL CONTROL - DENALI ALASKAN FCU (BMH 117)
We all measure financial success differently, but all paths to get there requires discipline and goals. This Denali Alaskan BALANCE workshop will teach you actionable ways to personal financial control –including developing a spending plan, creating objectives, weighing insurance needs, and other tools that will help get you on the road to personal financial success.

PHOTOSHOP (RH 216)
Creating posters with Photoshop can be a lot of fun and a great way to showcase one's creativity.  There are unlimited possibilities to design posters to be both eye-catching and convey information.  Join us to learn tips and tricks for poster design in Photoshop with a hands-on demonstration.

PLANETARIUM SHOW (CPISB/Planetarium)

Out of devastating events in the cosmos comes new creation. Explosive phenomena are responsible for the way we see the universe today, and not all of them happen on a grand scale. When giant stars explode as “supernovas,” they seed the galaxies with heavy elements that make planets and life possible. Some collisions we’re only just now starting to understand. For example, when Black Holes collide, they can throw off some of the most energetic particles known, ripping and warping space as they go. But other “explosions” have profound effects as well, such as the beauty and power of super volcanoes which have contributed to the transformation of our world into the life bearing oasis we now enjoy. The smallest of explosions, such as the forced impact of atoms, can echo the foundation events of the early universe.

As the universe has transformed into the structure we live in now, even the most elementary particles have endured. This show follows the path of one of these “particles,” a proton, as it participates in nature’s astounding events of rebirth and renewal.

Shuttle will leave Rasmuson Hall (RH) at 9:05 and 9:15 AM.  The show will begin promptly at 9:30 AM. 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEMS (BMH 118)
Public Employees' Retirement System - The Retirement Process for Tiers I, II and III
Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) Seminar Schedule - The Retirement Process: This seminar is for PERS members who are interested in retirement eligibility, the retirement process, pension options, forms, timing of benefits and enrollment in the State of Alaska Retiree Health Insurance Plan.

RETIREMENT STRATEGIES FOR WOMEN (RH 316)
Translating retirement goals into reality can be tricky for women because they often face gender-specific financial challenges.At this educational workshop, you'll learn:

  • How retirement planning is different for women
  • The benefits of participating in your workplace plan
  • How sound investment planning can put your money to work
  • How to take action toward achieving a comfortable lifestyle in retirement


THE TOOLS OF ESTATE PLANNING:HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB (RH 315)
This interactive session will cover some of the most common tools of estate planning.You will learn about:

  • The difference between a power of attorney and an advance health care directive.
  • How best to own property to avoid probate.
  • Whether avoiding probate is important, or not.
  • When a living trust is the appropriate tool to use.
  • When a will is essential.
  • The importance of how you own your property.

Bring your questions and join the discussion!

TITLE IX (RH 211)
Title IX is a section of the federal law under the Higher Education Act that prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions. Many people have known it as a law requiring equal male-female representation in sports teams at U.S. colleges and universities, but it actually demands gender equity in all areas of colleges and universities that receive federal assistance.The law states that "no person in the United States shall on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance." Therefore, Title IX forbids sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and violence, in all university student services and academic programs.

UAA TECHBEAT (BMH 228)
Did you know you have access to amazing teaching technology here at UAA?  This session will provide an overview of the technology tools that will help you organize your course, create and supply content to your students, and how to increase your online presence.

 

Session 2 Workshops - 10:30 - 11:30 AM

A RECIPE FOR ORGANIZATIONAL GROWTH:  HOSTING CONVERSATIONS FOR CHANGE (SU Den)
Does your area need innovative ways to problem solve, communicate and positively advance your mission? Or an opportunity to create transparency and explore key issues specific to your areas needs and challenges? Through dialogue and engagement this session will supply participants with the recipe to generate change-driving conversations that empower staff/faculty from all levels to create the futures they want rather than settle for the futures they are given. This method harnesses the collective knowledge of staff/faculty within our campus to grow capacity together and create positive change.   Learn how to design meaningful conversations that foster multiple viewpoints, create energy and shared understanding and focus attention on area specific values. Gather insights that emerge from the conversations into visible and actionable meaning.

ALASKA AIRLINES CENTER TOUR (Alaska Airlines Center)
Join us for a guided behind-the-scenes tour to learn more about the Alaska Airlines Center and all that it offers UAA and the community, from the performance arena and the auxiliary gym to the indoor, two-lane jogging track and a 1,300 square-foot fitness center.  Take a look at the beautiful view you can enjoy during outdoor dining at the Varsity Sports Grill and get a rare opportunity to step in an elite box suite. 

Shuttle will leave Rasmuson Hall (RH) at 10:30 AM.  Tour will begin at 10:45 AM. 

AVIATION TOUR (Aviation Center)
Come take a look at what's going on at the Aviation Center.  You will need to drive yourself - 2811 Merrill Field Drive.

BENEFITS UPDATE (RH 101)

Your employee benefits are an important part of your overall compensation. Come learn about some new developments in your UA benefits plan that can help you live a healthier, happier life, and save you money, too! Learn about updates and improvements in the health plan, the new wellness program with incentives and some reminders about other plan features you may not be familiar with. Healthyroads, our new wellness program, will have an on-site presentation to demo the Healthyroads website, answer questions about the new Telephonic Coaching program and show you how to earn your rebate. Be sure to attend this valuable presentation!

CURRICULUM & CATALOG MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE (CIM & CAT) (PSB 219)
The Office of Registrar will provide a training on the new curriculum (CIM) and catalog (CAT) management software.  Examine the new powerful tools, navigate online software, and explore how curriculum processes can be streamlined.  The software will affect all faculty and staff involved in curricular processes.

COMMUNICATION AND STRESS (BMH 117)
Is miscommunication contributing to your stress levels? How much of the stress in your life is due to miscommunication and how many of these communication difficulties are a direct result of stress?

ENGINEERING BUILDING TOUR (NCI Trailer - Bookstore Parking Lot)
Please gather at the NCI trailer at the south end of the bookstore parking lot.  You will be walking through an active construction site.  Hard hats and safety goggles will be provided.

ESSENTIAL INTERVIEWING SKILLS: COMPETENCY-BASED INTERVIEWING (PSB 148)
Interviewers make the best hiring decisions when they gather meaningful job-related information from applicants.  Each job has inherent, distinct responsibilities, so each job has a unique set of competencies-behaviors, knowledge, and motivations that are needed to be successful in the job.  In this 1-hour workshop, participants will discuss what they worry about when interviewing candidates and common interviewing problems will be discussed.  There will be a short introduction to competency-based interviewing where competencies are described and linked to key behaviors/actions and to interview questions.

ESSENTIAL OILS (RH 211)
Come to a fun and informative talk about how you can use essential oils to support your body in its overall health and well-being. This is an introduction to essential oils for those who are curious about this natural approach to wellness. It is a fun and relaxed workshop, where you will learn about the benefits of essential oils and how to start introducing oils into your life and family, leading to a healthier, happier you.

GARDEN DESIGN BASICS (RH 316)
You will led to examine and apply the steps in the landscape design process. Participants will understand the design process by learning to analyze your site and make an inventory; understand basic design principles to help you create a successful landscape plan. You will learn about the key elements of garden design and why it appeals to you. This class is for any homeowner, no experience necessary!

HEATHER LENDE - FIND THE GOOD: READING, CRAFT TALK AND BOOK SIGNING (Bookstore)
Alaskan Author Heather Lende presents Find the Good: A reading, craft talk, and book signing.

Heather Lende is from Haines, AK.  She is author of If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name, and the book Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs.  Her newest book is called Find the Good.

“Quirky and profound, individual and universal, Find the Good offers up short chapters that help us unlearn the habit--and it is a habit--of seeing only the negatives. Lende reminds us that we can choose to see any event--starting a new job or being laid off from an old one, getting married or getting divorced--as an opportunity to find the good. As she says, “We are all writing our own obituary every day by how we live. The best news is that there’s still time for additions and revisions before it goes to press.”

HOME DIY: IT WILL FLOOR YOU! (RH 111)
Join DIY flooring guru Andy Hickman for a hands-on demonstration of locking vinyl plank flooring.  Get your hands dirty and learn how to install this cost-effective, waterproof, beautiful flooring option, including the tricks to handling corners and doorframes.  Participants will receive a special discount for their own home DIY projects!

LOCK, POP AND F-STOPS (RH 220)
A walk through the essentials of photography to achieve better photos without needing better equipment or taking a class! Bring your camera or cell phone to help you chase the light, compose your images, place your subjects and find that perfect shot, your department and family will love you for it!

PLANETARIUM SHOW (CPISB/Planetarium)
Out of devastating events in the cosmos comes new creation. Explosive phenomena are responsible for the way we see the universe today, and not all of them happen on a grand scale. When giant stars explode as “supernovas,” they seed the galaxies with heavy elements that make planets and life possible. Some collisions we’re only just now starting to understand. For example, when Black Holes collide, they can throw off some of the most energetic particles known, ripping and warping space as they go. But other “explosions” have profound effects as well, such as the beauty and power of super volcanoes which have contributed to the transformation of our world into the life bearing oasis we now enjoy. The smallest of explosions, such as the forced impact of atoms, can echo the foundation events of the early universe.

As the universe has transformed into the structure we live in now, even the most elementary particles have endured. This show follows the path of one of these “particles,” a proton, as it participates in nature’s astounding events of rebirth and renewal.

Shuttle will leave Rasmuson Hall (RH) at 10:20 and 10:30 AM.  The show will begin promptly at 10:45 AM. 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEMS (BMH 118)
Public Employees' Retirement System - Introduction to Tier IV
Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) Seminar Schedule - The Retirement Process: This seminar is for PERS members who are interested in retirement eligibility, the retirement process, pension options, forms, timing of benefits and enrollment in the State of Alaska Retiree Health Insurance Plan.

QUALITY MATTERS IN ONLINE EDUCATION (BMH 235)
Are you new to teaching online or been teaching the same course online for several years? Do your students have the materials they need to meet your course outcomes? How do you ensure student success in online learning environments?

Quality Matters is faculty-centered approach to improving the design of online and blended courses.  This workshop will provide a basic overview of the QM rubric, peer review process and professional development pathways available to faculty and staff.

SUICIDE PREVENTION GATEKEEPER (RH 315)
Suicide continues to be a serious concern across Alaska and the UAA community. Research shows 22% of students at UAA have experienced suicidal ideation at some point in their lives. Of these, 6% are considered to be at very high risk, reporting serious contemplation of suicide within the last 12 months (NCHA, 2009). But, suicide can be prevented. Seeking help for suicide risk is effective.

UAA staff can impact the lives of students on a daily basis and promote student health and well-being. In order to strengthen the wider campus community, the UAA Integrated Suicide Prevention Initiative, co-led by the Student Health and Counseling Center and the Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services, invites staff to be trained as suicide prevention "gatekeepers." This workshop will discuss verbal and behavioral clues associated with suicide risk among college students, offer ideas on how to interact effectively with a student who may be at risk for suicide, and provide information about campus and community support services. Please join us in becoming part of a growing community of gatekeepers on the UAA campus.

THE ART OF LEADING YOURSELF AND TOOLS FOR TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERSHIP (RH 117)

Transformative leaders are rooted in their ability to lead themselves.  They motivate others to pursue a shared higher purpose.  They see paths of solutions and opportunities embedded in complex and shifting challenges.  Transformative leaders inspire creativity and build teams that manifest shared goals while enriching each team member's sense of self.  This session focuses on the soft and hard skills that support transformative leadership.

WOLFLYNC (BMH 28)
Is an email sometimes too much to write up, do you need to just send a quick instant message to a colleague?  Ever have those days you want to show something on your computer screen to your coworker across campus?  How about a way for you to conference and collaborate with students, staff, faculty or maybe a peer in Florida?  Learn all this and more with in depth chat and demonstration with UAA's Skype for Business server.  Join us to learn about a new way to communicate, organize and be more productive in your day to day workflow.

 

Community Engagement and UAA Fairs - 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM - Student Union (SU)

Lunch Session - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Lucy Cuddy Hall (CUDY) and Quad
                             *** Only One Lunch Session ***

 

Session 3 Workshop - 12:00 - 12:45 PM

GENTLE SIVANANDA HATHA YOGA (SU Den)
This gentle series will include flowing movements through the spine.  Sequencing is designed to be strengthening while providing safety for injuries and supporting healthy flow through the chakra system leaving the student relaxed and energized.  Class ends with a guided meditation for relaxation. Please bring a towel or yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing.
 

Session 4 Workshops - 1:15 - 2:15 PM

BEAR AWARE - STATE OF ALASKA FISH AND GAME (RH 101)
We live a big wild life in Anchorage, and with that, comes the responsibility of knowing how to live and recreate safely around wildlife. Learn how to keep a clean home and campsite so you don't attract bears, how to minimize your chances of encountering a bear and how to respond in the safest way possible if you do see one.

CREATE. PLAY. CONNECT.  SERIOUS FUN LEVEL 2! (BMH 228)
On Friday, April 17, UAA hosted "Serious Fun: An Educational Games Gathering" for the second year in a row!  This event brought together faculty, students, K-12 teachers and statewide community members enthusiastic about games for teaching and learning.  In this workshop we will recap the success of Serious Fun to explore gamification, storytelling, and other creative ways to engage in the digital world and our classrooms.  Join us for an interactive session and leave with several strategies for incorporating games and gaming elements in your teaching and training.

CULTURAL COMPETENCY (RH 117)
Culture: What is it?  What are its invisible aspects?  How do we become aware of our own cultural lenses?  Most people today don’t recognize that they belong to a culture.  This section of our workshop helps the participants recognize what are the components of their cultures.  Knowing one’s culture helps participants recognize and appreciate the differences in various cultures.

Inter-ethnic Communication
In face-to-face communication differences in language, communication style, or ways of speaking can be challenging and may even result in misunderstanding or misconceptions.  This part of the workshop is not necessarily intended to change the way the participants communicate, but to help participants recognize and appreciate the different styles of communication among cultures.

ENGINEERING BUILDING TOUR (NCI Trailer - Bookstore Parking Lot)
Please gather at the NCI trailer at the south end of the bookstore parking lot.  You will be walking through an active construction site.  Hard hats and safety goggles will be provided.

EXCEL: TIPS AND TRICKS (RH 215)
Learn some great shortcuts and tips for using Excel more effectively.  This engaging workshop will review ways to get the most out of the application.  Participants will receive free laminated tri-fold Reference Guide to Excel 2013.

GENEALOGY: BECOMING A FAMILY HISTORIAN (PSB 166)
An open, interactive discussion-style workshop on genealogy research.  An overview of helpful websites and strategies for either beginning your research or taking it to the next level will be reviewed.  We’ll discuss the importance of documenting evidence, while keeping in mind the historical context of your ancestor’s lives.

GOLD IN ALASKA... GET OUT THERE AND FIND YOUR OWN! (RH 316)
Cabela's is here to teach gold panning basics.  Come see how it's done and get out there and find your own!

I DO BELIEVE IN SPOOKS, I DO BELIEVE IN SPOOKS, I DO, I DO, I DO BELIEVE IN SPOOKS! (Wendy Williamson Lobby)

Have you heard the stories? Faucets that turn themselves on in locked rooms. Pianos that play by themselves. A woman in white that vanishes before your very eyes. Ghostly laughter from thin air. Beautiful brunettes pushed down stairs by unseen hands. Since the 1970’s the Wendy Williamson has had the reputation of being haunted. Now is your chance to experience the thrill yourself as the staff of the WWA take you on a one hour terror tour and tell you tales of the other side including our first-hand accounts. Only the very bravest should apply.

LIVE. WORK. PLAY. (RH 315)
Live. Work. Play. is about providing the kind of place that would make Anchorage where everyone wants to call home. Driving this movement are the initiative’s seven different Areas of Focus, addressing the different, yet interconnected, aspects that factor into a place’s quality of life. They are: Housing; Workplace Wellbeing; Education; Creative Placemaking; Trails Initiative; One Anchorage, One Economy; and Community Safety. Live. Work. Play. also puts an emphasis on not replacing any other initiatives and movements interested in the betterment of the community. Rather, it strives to support and highlight such endeavors. It is not a branding campaign and aims at encompassing all things that make Anchorage the best Anchorage can be.

PHOTOSHOP (RH 216)
Creating posters with Photoshop can be a lot of fun and a great way to showcase one's creativity.  There are unlimited possibilities to design posters to be both eye-catching and convey information.  Join us to learn tips and tricks for poster design in Photoshop with a hands-on demonstration.

PLANETARIUM SHOW (CPISB/Planetarium)

Out of devastating events in the cosmos comes new creation. Explosive phenomena are responsible for the way we see the universe today, and not all of them happen on a grand scale. When giant stars explode as “supernovas,” they seed the galaxies with heavy elements that make planets and life possible. Some collisions we’re only just now starting to understand. For example, when Black Holes collide, they can throw off some of the most energetic particles known, ripping and warping space as they go. But other “explosions” have profound effects as well, such as the beauty and power of super volcanoes which have contributed to the transformation of our world into the life bearing oasis we now enjoy. The smallest of explosions, such as the forced impact of atoms, can echo the foundation events of the early universe.

As the universe has transformed into the structure we live in now, even the most elementary particles have endured. This show follows the path of one of these “particles,” a proton, as it participates in nature’s astounding events of rebirth and renewal.

Shuttle will leave Rasmuson Hall (RH) at 1:05 and 1:15 PM.  The show will begin promptly at 1:30 PM. 

SEAWOLF BOOT CAMP (BMH 118)
Seawolf Boot Camp is a faculty and staff training program designed to familiarize the UAA community with the Military/Veteran student experience so that we may better serve those who served. In Seawolf Boot Camp participants will learn information about the military & veteran culture, challenges they face, VA Benefits, how to build a military & veteran friendly environment, and resources available.

 

Session 5 Workshops - 2:30 - 3:30 PM

BIRD TREATMENT AND LEARNING CENTER (RH 101)
Bird Treatment and Learning Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to rehabilitating sick, injured or orphaned wild birds and providing avian education programs to the public. They treat hundreds of wild birds each year and provide educational presentations to thousands of people throughout the state of Alaska. Bird TLC operates a rehabilitation clinic 365 days per year and also maintains flight pens.  They will be discussing what it takes to run a non-profit wild bird rehabilitation center. Join us as we cover topics such as permitting, rehabilitation protocols, placing non-releasable wild birds and educating the public. They will also be discussing physiology, habitat, range, diet, behavior and conservation.

CONSORTIUM LIBRARY TOUR (Library)
If the library is a mysterious place to you, this tour is sure to be revealing. Join us for a guided behind-the-scenes excursion to see what the Consortium Library offers as we highlight our special collections, book repair, as well as our wealth of technology resources.

Shuttle will leave Rasmuson Hall (RH) at 2:30 PM and tour will begin at 2:45 PM. Meet at the circulation desk at the entrance of the library to begin tour.

FLY FISHING - CABELAS (RH 211)
Join Cabela's to learn the basics of fly fishing with an overview of reels, rods, fly line, leaders, tippets and backing, flies-entomology, casting, and knots. 

FRONT DESK SECURITY: SAFETY AWARENESS (BMH 228)

“Front Desk Security”- employees in reception type positions are often the first line of defense between hostile people who walk in off the street, and the University staff in the suite. Learn how to recognize cues of impending danger, deploy de-escalation techniques, and know when & how to call for help.

FUN RUN (Meet at Alumni & UAA Drive)
Join in on the 3K Fun Run and enjoy the trail system that the university has to offer. This Fun Run is being sponsored by Skinny Raven.

HEALTHY ROADS PORTAL (BMH 117)
The Healthyroads website is an integral part of the UA Wellness Program.  It not only provides information relating to your wellness program, but is also can acts as a valuable resources for your health and wellness goals.  The website is available year-round for those employees and spouses/FIPs that are currently on the UA Choice Health Plan.  If you would like to learn more about the website and how it relates to your wellness program and benefits, comes watch a live demo and walk-through. 

PLANETARIUM SHOW (CPISB/Planetarium)
Out of devastating events in the cosmos comes new creation. Explosive phenomena are responsible for the way we see the universe today, and not all of them happen on a grand scale. When giant stars explode as “supernovas,” they seed the galaxies with heavy elements that make planets and life possible. Some collisions we’re only just now starting to understand. For example, when Black Holes collide, they can throw off some of the most energetic particles known, ripping and warping space as they go. But other “explosions” have profound effects as well, such as the beauty and power of super volcanoes which have contributed to the transformation of our world into the life bearing oasis we now enjoy. The smallest of explosions, such as the forced impact of atoms, can echo the foundation events of the early universe.

As the universe has transformed into the structure we live in now, even the most elementary particles have endured. This show follows the path of one of these “particles,” a proton, as it participates in nature’s astounding events of rebirth and renewal.

Shuttle will leave Rasmuson Hall (RH) at 2:20 and 2:30 PM.  The show will begin promptly at 2:45 PM.

“THE LADY DOTH PROTEST TOO MUCH!” – A SHAKESPEAREAN GUIDE TO CUSTOMER SERVICE (RH 117)
How do you handle a madman, a shrew, or a confusing fool without losing your mind?  Shakespeare has advice for every topic, and whether you work with students, staff, faculty or community members, we all deal with “customers” every day.   Learn some tried and true tips on providing top notch customer service from your office, with a fun Shakespearean twist.

SOCIAL MEDIA: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN FACEBOOK? (PSB  166)
Do you want to know what a hashtag is and how to use it?  Or what the Twitterverse means?  Or how UAA uses social media and why you should, too?  If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, the join UAA’s social media specialist, Catalina Myers, for this in-depth workshop.  Learn social media basics, how the university incorporates social media into its messaging and how you can effectively use it for your department.  We’ll have you hashtagging like a “UAAmazing pro by the end!

STEAMDOT COFFEE ROASTERS AND CAFES (RH 316)
SteamDot will be discussing the specifics of what separates SteamDot from other Coffee Roasters around the country as well as executing a hands on lesson on techniques used by our own Professionally trained Baristas in the art of hand-crafted coffees.

STUDY ABROAD - RETURNEES’ STORIES (BMH 118)
You advised and encouraged them, processed their financial aid, evaluated their credits, and packed them off for the educational experience of a lifetime (wishing it could be you instead).    Education abroad is a high impact practice that supports UAA’s International and Intercultural Learning Outcomes.  But what do our students really gain when they study abroad?  Join us for a most stimulating and enjoyable presentation featuring UAA study abroad returnees.  Live vicariously through their stories and photos, and learn how their enriching experiences continue to impact their studies and shape their lives.   As a fringe benefit, you will also take away an overview of study abroad and international exchange at UAA and how you can help inspire our students to take advantage of these wonderful opportunities.

THE HIDDEN TREASURES OF INTERLIBRARY LOAN (PSB 219)
Delve into the mysteries of Interlibrary Loan, that secret shadowy department within the Consortium Library.  Did you know that you can use Interlibrary Loan to find materials and articles not readily available online or in the Consortium Library or its partners’ collections?  Come and learn the basics and power-user Interlibrary Loan tools to enhance your academic research, personal growth, or career path.

 

Closing Ceremony - 3:45 - 4:30 PM - Student Union (SU), Lower Level