Alaska's Urban University

The University of Alaska Anchorage is the state's largest post-secondary institution. Located in the heart of Alaska's largest city, the campus is nestled in the middle of a greenbelt, surrounded by lakes, ponds and wildlife, and is connected to a city-wide trail system perfect for students' active lifestyles.

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Learning Commons

Opening a public square for student success

The Learning Commons is the latest step in UAA's effort to help students by integrating the services they need to succeed—guidance, course reserves and information desk, testing, computer lab and study spaces, printing station, advising and academic coaching/tutoring services—at one easy-to-access place on the Anchorage campus.

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Human Services major D’Naa Montgomery at last year’s awards ceremony, where the Learning by Giving class awarded $10,000 in support to local nonprofits.

Class assignment: give $10,000 to local nonprofits

As technical writing and civic engagement students learn in this unique class collaboration, when your homework results in car seats for refugee families and bus passes for survivors of abuse, there's a lot more at stake than just your GPA.

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Genevieve Mina

The political scientist of Seawolf Debate

With degrees in political science and biology, Genevieve Mina hopes to bridge science and policy to provide top health care for all Alaskans. But this politically minded Seawolf Debate member isn't waiting until graduation to get started.

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Siemee Xiong

Siemee Xiong: ‘I really am in love with my culture'

An ambition to excel, a firm attachment to her Hmong culture and the support of UAA's Multicultural Center have provided the foundation Siemee Xiong needs to move forward toward her educational goals.

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42%

of UAA students attend full time

UAA scholar-athlete Tevin Gladden

Crunching numbers and crushing records

Tevin Gladden is a double major triple jumper, but his athletic achievements (school record holder in high jump) and academic ambitions (studying math and computer science) make him a singular scholar-athlete.

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Native Student Services Give Thanks Celebration

Giving Thanks

UAA's Native Student Services hosted a Giving Thanks celebration last week, and USUAA student government will host a Thanksgiving Day Feast on Thursday, Nov. 24. Happy Thanksgiving, Seawolf Nation!

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