Early Bird Session (7:30-8:15 a.m.)
Tai Chi

Tai-Chi Chuan is known for its great health benefits and is practiced the world over.  By using the mind’s intent and fluid methodical movements, practitioners can increase their health while balancing the body as a whole.

Registration and Breakfast (7:45-8:15 a.m.) - Wendy Williamson Auditorium

Opening Ceremony (8:20-9:45 a.m.) - Wendy Williamson Auditorium

 

(Session 1 Workshops - 10:00-11:00 a.m.)

A Search Engine Optimization Presentation
How Google ranks your web site: A Search Engine Optimization Presentation - Learn how search engines like Google see your web site. Discover what you can do to rank higher on search engines and how UAA's CMS helps raise your search rankings.Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine's "natural" or un-paid ("organic") search results. In this presentation we will explain how Search Engines see your site. Find out how visitors are searching your site and how you can improve your site's ranking through the use of web standards and great content.

Aftershocks:50 years of Earthquake Science
Since the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake, we've had a whole generation of people that have grown up without having seen anyone killed as a result of an Alaskan Earthquake.  Alaska is an extremely seismically active area and it's very possible for Alaska to have another large earthquake. We've learned a lot from the '64 earthquake; we need to educate our youth so that the next generation doesn't forget and is prepared in the event of another large earthquake. 

Confident Investing in any Market
Practicing Self-Care and Building Resilience - Professions prone to burn-out are those where people have a strong desire to 'make a difference' in the world in some way.You can't burn out if you've never been alight with passion.In a world moving faster than ever, filled with change, distractions and seeming unending 'to do' lists, it's time to step back and re-evaluate.How do you care for yourself - learning, growing and becoming stronger through the daily challenges you face.Join Kelly Heithold, Program Manager for Well-being at Providence Health & Services, as she leads this interactive workshop, helping you discover tips and techniques to thrive rather than merely survive.

Consortium Library Tour
The Consortium Library is not only for students! All UAA faculty and staff are welcome to use the library's resources at any time. If the library is a mysterious place to you, this tour is sure to reveal a lot. Join us for a guided behind-the-scenes excursion to see what the Consortium Library offers as we highlight our special collections (Archives & Special Collections, Alaskana, Alaska Medical Library, ARLIS), resources (media room, scanners, study rooms), library history, and architecture.

Envision Your Financial Future
Envision Your Financial Future – Plan, Prepare, and Take Charge.Encourage investors to establish retirement income goals and priorities.  Motivate investors to achieve their goals through thoughtful planning and commitment.

Ergonomics
Want to learn about the best way to configure your work environment?This is the place for you.Learn how to properly set your monitor, keyboard and other stuff that you work with day by day.

Estate Planning:The Right Tool for the Job
How to Pick the Right Tool for the Job - This presentation will discuss 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!Presenter: Attorney Susan Behlke Foley, Foley & Foley, P.C.

Grant Writing 101
This workshop will provide an overview of the grant funding process for nonprofit organizations, with special attention to UAA processes and resources.  We'll look at the steps from finding funders and writing the proposal through implementation and compliance, and some differences between government and foundation grants.In a previous life, Morgan Grey wrote and managed grants at the UAA Adult Learning Center. When she retires this summer, she's starting a grant writing business, Sweet Clover Services.

Greenhouse Tour (Meet at the Greenhouse)
Come see what is in store for us as Spring arrives. This informative tour presented through the Facilities group is bound to get you interested in springtime planting.

Planetarium Show
River of Bears: Come to Alaska to see the largest gathering of bears in the world! Shot in stunning 4k full dome video, River of Bears takes you to the legendary McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, where more than one hundred brown bears congregate each summer to fish, mate and prepare for the harsh Alaska winter. Immerse yourself in this wild setting while learning from experts how the bears navigate one another with remarkable intelligence in order to survive. You will never see these iconic animals the same way again. 

Reading the Tells
Reading the Tells is a powerful training seminar that gives you practical techniques, tools, and strategies for understanding and using non-verbal communication for the highest impact and effectiveness.Become a highly respected, highly influential, and highly successful communicator!Whether you are a teacher, counselor, manager, principal, supervisor, sales rep, attorney, or HR professional, the degree of career success you enjoy is virtually dictated by your skills in communicating with others on the job.This workshop is two hours in length and will go from 10:00 am until noon.Please sign up for the second lunch.

Seawolf Bootcamp
Seawolf Bootcamp is a workshop that will provide tips for working with military and veteran students. Topics will include effective communication, common challenges for student-veterans, and what can be done to create a supportive classroom environment.

So You Think You Can Facebook?
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, then 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. Mark your calendars, save the date and we'll have you hashtagging like a #UAAmazing pro by the end!

Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper
Suicide is a serious concern across Alaska and among UAA students. 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. 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, led by 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.

TIAA Cref
Money at Work: Foundations of Investing - 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.

Title IX
Both the Campus SaVE Act and the Title IX, Dear Colleague Letter from the Office of Civil Rights, require school employees and students to have appropriate training on sexual harassment/violence. OCR also recommends that professors, campus police, administrators, counselors, health center staff, admin, staff, coaches, resident advisers and others likely to receive reports be trained on how to identify and report sexual harassment and violence. The UAA office of Diversity and Compliance has teamed with the UAA Dean of Students office to developed training modules that can be delivered to students and staff.The topics covered in this training include reasons for concern, anti-harassment laws and policies, sexual harassment and sexual violence, types of harassment, conduct to be avoided, reporting sexual harassment, responding to complaints, UAA resolution/complaint process, avoiding retaliation, consent training, maintaining a respectful work/learning environment.

UAA Tech Fellows:Innovative Teaching
Current and future UAA Technology Fellows & Mentors will talk about quality and innovation in UAA Courses, taking charge of your own professional development, and the importance of participating in a larger professional learning community. This is a panel discussion with opportunity for interactive Q&A from the audience and information on staying connected with Tech Fellows and other innovative UAA faculty & staff in the UAA learning community at commons.uaa.alaska.edu. You can find out more about Tech Fellows at their blog at techfellow.uaa.alaska.edu.The UAA Technology Fellows are self-supporting, innovative instructional leaders & mentors. They engage in a 2-year fellowship with the 2nd year focusing on mentoring the next cohort. Tech Fellows integrate technology to support teaching and learning and develop meaningful experiences for their students through quality and innovative course design. UAA Tech Fellows Program has been hosted by Academic Innovations & eLearning on an annual basis since 2005.

Understanding and Comprehensive of Tablet Devices
Discover the Latest and Greatest Tablet Technology available!Best Buy will be presenting all of the newest Tablets that will include, both the Microsoft Surface and Surface Pro 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro, The IPad Air and also the IPad Mini w/ Retina Display, and last but not least, the Google Nexus.If you have any interest in considering a tablet in the relatively near future, you will have ample opportunity to learn what is out there and seeing which system will meet your expectations.

Understanding Your Paycheck
Would you like to understand your paycheck, how that total amount paid is calculated and how it translates to an employee's W-2?Here is your opportunity.

Valic
Want to enjoy a comfortable retirement?  Want to learn how to plan a successful retirement?  Want to live retirement on your terms?  Come learn the latest ideas and strategies to help grow your assets and protect your lifestyle.  This presentation will cover how economic realities are changing retirement, managing the five risks of retirement including inflation, longevity, healthcare, investment, withdrawal and developing and implementing retirement income strategies.
 

 

(Session 2 Workshops - 11:00-12:00 p.m. - Fairs - Green Lunch)

Lunch – Green (11:15-12:00 p.m.) Lucy Cuddy Hall

Community Engagement and UAA Fairs (10:30-1:30 p.m.) WFSC Spine and Student Union Upper Level

Benefits Update and Healthyroads Portal
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!"

Planetarium Show
River of Bears: Come to Alaska to see the largest gathering of bears in the world! Shot in stunning 4k full dome video, River of Bears takes you to the legendary McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, where more than one hundred brown bears congregate each summer to fish, mate and prepare for the harsh Alaska winter. Immerse yourself in this wild setting while learning from experts how the bears navigate one another with remarkable intelligence in order to survive. You will never see these iconic animals the same way again. 

Reading the Tells
Reading the Tells is a powerful training seminar that gives you practical techniques, tools, and strategies for understanding and using non-verbal communication for the highest impact and effectiveness. Become a highly respected, highly influential, and highly successful communicator! Whether you are a teacher, counselor, manager, principal, supervisor, sales rep, attorney, or HR professional, the degree of career success you enjoy is virtually dictated by your skills in communicating with others on the job. This workshop is two hours in length and will go from 10:00 am until noon. Please sign up for the second lunch.

Yoga
Learning to move our bodies through the five spinal directions of movement is a key to health and wellness.  When our bodies feel good, we can be good and do good in the world around us.  Many students claim that yoga is the most important course they take at the University because of the life skills they learn to live their "best life". Come prepared to experience Spinal Floss TM and to enhance your awareness of how your body and mind work. Margo Sorum teaches the Beginning, Intermediate and Athletes Yoga Courses at UAA and has recently trademarked her practice called Spinal Floss.

 

(Session 3 Workshops - 12:00-1:00 p.m. - Fairs - Gold Lunch)

Lunch – Gold  (12:15-1:00 p.m.)  Lucy Cuddy Hall

Community Engagement and UAA Fairs (10:30-1:30 p.m.) WFSC Spine and Student Union Upper Level

Benefits Update and Healthyroads Portal
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!"

Yoga
Learning to move our bodies through the five spinal directions of movement is a key to health and wellness.  When our bodies feel good, we can be good and do good in the world around us.  Many students claim that yoga is the most important course they take at the University because of the life skills they learn to live their "best life".  Come prepared to experience Spinal Floss TM and to enhance your awareness of how your body and mind work.  Margo Sorum teaches the Beginning, Intermediate and Athletes Yoga Courses at UAA and has recently trademarked her practice called Spinal Floss.

 

(Session 4 Workshops - 1:15-2:15 p.m.)

 

A Search Engine Optimization Presentation
How Google ranks your web site: A Search Engine Optimization Presentation - Learn how search engines like Google see your web site. Discover what you can do to rank higher on search engines and how UAA’s CMS helps raise your search rankings.  Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine's "natural" or un-paid ("organic") search results. In this presentation we will explain how Search Engines see your site. Find out how visitors are searching your site and how you can improve your site’s ranking through the use of web standards and great content.

Alaska Travel
How much have you traveled throughout Alaska?  Do you know where to direct your friends, family or colleagues who visit?  Are you looking for a unique adventure of your own in our boundless backyard?  Come join the Alaska Travel Industry Association and State of Alaska as they present highlights of Alaska’s five distinct regions and what makes them each unique.  Several different itinerary options will be included that highlight various areas and attractions of our great state so you can better direct your friends and family or even go out and explore on your own.  Presented by the Alaska Travel Industry Association and the State of Alaska Tourism Marketing Group.

Basic Auto Care – What’s Up Under the Hood
You will have the opportunity to learn about all of the fancy stuff under the hood - what you can fix and what you had best leave for the mechanic.

Basic Photography
Lock, pop and F-Stops - 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!

Building Cultural Competency
Most people today don’t recognize they belong to a culture.  This session will help participants recognize the components of their cultures.  Knowing one’s culture will help them recognize and appreciate the differences in various cultures. The objective is to answer the question of what is culture, what are its invisible aspects and how do we become aware of our own cultural lenses.  Presented by Loren Anderson, Cultural Program Supervisor at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.

Building Emotional Resilience
Practicing Self-Care and Building Resilience - Professions prone to burn-out are those where people have a strong desire to ‘make a difference’ in the world in some way.  You can’t burn out if you’ve never been alight with passion.  In a world moving faster than ever, filled with change, distractions and seeming unending ‘to do’ lists, it’s time to step back and re-evaluate.  How do you care for yourself - learning, growing and becoming stronger through the daily challenges you face.  Join Kelly Heithold, Program Manager for Well-being at Providence Health & Services, as she leads this interactive workshop, helping you discover tips and techniques to thrive rather than merely survive.

Consortium Library Tour
The Consortium Library is not only for students! All UAA faculty and staff are welcome to use the library’s resources at any time. If the library is a mysterious place to you, this tour is sure to reveal a lot. Join us for a guided behind-the-scenes excursion to see what the Consortium Library offers as we highlight our special collections (Archives & Special Collections, Alaskana, Alaska Medical Library, ARLIS), resources (media room, scanners, study rooms), library history, and architecture.

DocuSign
Do you want to streamline document signature routing processes in your office? Do you want to learn how to save your department money? Would you like to stop printing and wasting thousands of dollars on toner and paper? Join me for a DocuSign demonstration and an opportunity exploring forum.

Engineering Building Tour
Come look at the new Engineering building!

I Do Believe in Spooks, I Do!
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 firsthand accounts. Only the very bravest should apply.

Medicare and the Affordable Care Act
Health Insurance is complicated and many times navigating the mazes of Social Security and Medicare becomes overwhelming.  This presentation covers an overview of the moving parts of Medicare.  With an emphasis on when to enroll and what is covered, an  Alaskan  Medicare Counselor will give an overview of the costs, benefits, assistance programs, supplement health insurance, and other Medicare details that are often complex.

Not So New Employee Safety Orientation
Come learn about safety at the university from the pros!

Planetarium Show
River of Bears: Come to Alaska to see the largest gathering of bears in the world! Shot in stunning 4k full dome video, River of Bears takes you to the legendary McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, where more than one hundred brown bears congregate each summer to fish, mate and prepare for the harsh Alaska winter. Immerse yourself in this wild setting while learning from experts how the bears navigate one another with remarkable intelligence in order to survive. You will never see these iconic animals the same way again.

Play.Teach.Connect.  Gamification in Education
What is the role of play in the workplace and education?  How can we make learning experiences both challenging and rewarding while focusing on measurable outcomes?  Where is this being achieved within the UA community?  Please join us for an interactive session and you will leave with seven strategies for incorporating games and gaming elements in your teaching and training.

Public Employee Retirement System
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.

Scared Scriptless – Impromptu Theatre
This workshop goes from 1:15 until 3:30!  Please do not sign up for any other workshops in session 4 or 5.

Student Health Care Clinic Tour
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the closed doors of the Student Health and Counseling Center? Have you been curious about which services are available and who provides such services?  Have you ever considered that learning more about the Student Health and Counseling Center might make you a better resource for the students you work with?  Please join the staff of the SHCC for a closer look at what a student experiences when he/she calls or visits the SHCC for physical, behavioral, or health education services. During this tour you will navigate the system much like students do, getting a first-hand experience with the electronic health record system (EHR), having an opportunity to meet the SHCC staff, and finishing your visit having learned some new things about the University of Alaska Anchorage Student Health and Counseling Center. We hope you will join us on this great adventure of learning more about campus based health care.

Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper
Suicide is a serious concern across Alaska and among UAA students. 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. 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, led by 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.

Tips and Tricks in Excel
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 a Microsoft Excel 2013 Reference Guide.

WolfLync
With the new Lync 2013 clients for Android, iPhone, iPad, and Windows Phone, you can now use Lync on the go.  Attend Lync meetings with one click from your tablet or smartphone. Change your presence from wherever you are.  Send and receive IMs.  Make Audio/Video calls to other WolfLync users right from your device. Lync mobile clients work over your data plan, so you don’t have to waste any minutes making work calls!

 

(Session 5 Workshops - 2:30-3:30 p.m.)

Aftershocks: 50 years of Earthquake Science
Since the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake, we've had a whole generation of people that have grown up without having seen anyone killed as a result of an Alaskan Earthquake.  Alaska is an extremely seismically active area and it’s very possible for Alaska to have another large earthquake. We've learned a lot from the '64 earthquake; we need to educate our youth so that the next generation doesn't forget and is prepared in the event of another large earthquake.

Apple iBooks Author and iTunes U
Learn a new language. Study Shakespeare. Discover the cosmos. It’s all possible on iTunes U, home to more than 500,000 free lectures, videos, books, and other resources on thousands of subjects. Among the hundreds of colleges, universities, and elementary and high schools on iTunes U, you’ll find Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, and UC Berkeley, along with other distinguished institutions such as MoMA, the New York Public Library, and more. You can also experience courses created by your instructor and sent only to the students in your class.

Bear Aware – State of Alaska Fish and Game
Learn how to reduce your risks when recreating and living in bear country. Sponsored by Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Beer Brewing
Come learn about the ins and outs of brewing your own beer - learn about the law, equipment, recipes, the brewing process and maybe even taste a beer or two!

Building Emotional Resilience
Practicing Self-Care and Building Resilience - Professions prone to burn-out are those where people have a strong desire to ‘make a difference’ in the world in some way.  You can’t burn out if you’ve never been alight with passion.  In a world moving faster than ever, filled with change, distractions and seeming unending ‘to do’ lists, it’s time to step back and re-evaluate.  How do you care for yourself - learning, growing and becoming stronger through the daily challenges you face.  Join Kelly Heithold, Program Manager for Well-being at Providence Health & Services, as she leads this interactive workshop, helping you discover tips and techniques to thrive rather than merely survive.

Essential Oils
In this workshop we will be introducing essential oils, explain how to use them safely, how to choose a quality oil, and share specific essential oil uses for things like naturally calming coughs, reducing fevers, stress relief or assisting you in sleeping better.  Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds distilled from plants. Known for their fragrant appeal, they have also been used throughout history for their therapeutic benefits. Their unique chemistry allows them to have multiple beneficial properties from anti-microbial, pain-relieving and mood-enhancing. Essential oils do not treat, prevent or cure disease. Essential oils and their compounds assist your body in completing the natural wellness functions it was created to do.

Fun Run
Run Forrest - Run!

I Do Believe in Spooks, I Do!
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 firsthand accounts. Only the very bravest should apply.

Paragliding
Stepping off of a mountain and feeling the wind filling your parasail.... Wait a minute!  Stepping off a mountain???  Come learn how to slip the surly bonds of earth in this fascinating workshop.

Planetarium Show
River of Bears: Come to Alaska to see the largest gathering of bears in the world! Shot in stunning 4k full dome video, River of Bears takes you to the legendary McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, where more than one hundred brown bears congregate each summer to fish, mate and prepare for the harsh Alaska winter. Immerse yourself in this wild setting while learning from experts how the bears navigate one another with remarkable intelligence in order to survive. You will never see these iconic animals the same way again.

Scared Scriptless – Impromptu Theatre
This workshop goes from 1:15 until 3:30!  Please do not sign up for any other workshops in session 4 or 5.

So You Think You Can Facebook?
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, then 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. Mark your calendars, save the date and we’ll have you hashtagging like a #UAAmazing pro by the end!

Starting an Organic Kitchen Garden
Learn tips, how-to advice, and recommendations for growing organic vegetables, herbs, fruits in your home garden. This talk will give an overview of some basics about soil, composting, and seed starting, as well as ideas for some uncommon varieties and perennial edibles. Presenters are Julianne McGuiness and Kelly Ingram, Executive Director and Program Director of the Alaska Botanical Garden. Both Julianne and Kelly are avid gardeners who have a passion for healthy, homegrown fruits and veggies.

Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper
Suicide is a serious concern across Alaska and among UAA students. 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. 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, led by 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 Riddle of Export
An 8-step process to conquer the world of exporting.  Exporting is the wave of the future.  It is the #1 thing small business entrepreneurs can do for long term economic recovery.  In fact, exporting is not just the wave of the future...it is the future.  It isn’t going away. International trade is only going to get bigger and bigger.  This is presented by the Small Business Development Center.

Tips and Tricks in Excel
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 a Microsoft Excel 2013 Reference Guide.

Traditional Morris Dancing
A folk dance style that pre-dates Shakespeare with energetic stepping and rhythmic stick clashing or hankie waving. Dance in 4-6 person sets similar to contra or country dance with live music accompaniment. We will teach you one or more dances and cover some basic Morris history. Bring clean comfortable shoes to dance in. No partner necessary, but bring a friend to make it more fun!  Dawn Berg is a folk dancer and singer who leads and teaches for the dance group Rant & Raven Morris, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary in Alaska this year. She has worked in the Interlibrary Loan department of the Consortium Library for over a decade.

UPD Personal Safety/Readiness Course
“UAA Citizen Responders in Disaster”  Who comes when you call 911 during an emergency in your building? Does that change when a large portion of the campus is effected? How about when the whole city is effected by an emergency, such as an earthquake? Learn about the awesome teams of faculty and staff “volunteers” trained to be first responders on the campuses of UAA who supplement a police response.

 

Closing Ceremony  (3:45-4:30 p.m. - Student Union)

 

Note regarding CEU’s: Participants will be provided a certificate of attendance which may be used for certification through organizations such as HRCI and ASCPA.