Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Urbanism Workshop
with Jeff Hou & the Alaska Design Forum
1:00-4:00 p.m. - Anchorage Museum Reynolds Classroom
Details and registration (registration currently full)
What is it to be a Student Leader?
Join Faculty Mentors
& Student Leader Groups for an interactive dialogue across several
student leadership programs currently running/planned at UAA.
1:00-2:30 p.m. - Student Union Lyla Richards Rm
Making a Welcoming Community: Inclusive Practices of Community Participation and Design
Dr. Jeff Hou, University of Washington, for a keynote address for ENGAGE Week
with a theme of "A Welcoming Community." Dr. Hou is department chair of Landscape Architecture with a background
in planning and creative place-making and has published extensively on the
design of communities for inclusion and public participation.
6:00-8:00 p.m. - Rasmuson Hall Rm 117 Note: free parking for this event in the West Campus Central lot (north side of RH) or Sports Northwest lots only.
Oh, The Places You
Will Go: A Second Bridge Scholarship Experience
Rachel Wintz, a UAA
Sociology &Civic Engagement Certificate alumnus, will give a talk on her
Second Bridge experience and the places and experiences this led her to,
including trips to Guatemala, Peru, & Colombia and her current application
for an Institute of Current
World Affairs Fellowship.
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. - Student Union Lyla Richards Rm.
Education in Rural
Alaska:A Faculty-Student Outreach
Project in Chevak
Megan Marquis, the
Second Bridge Scholarship winner for 2014 will present with Dr. Irasema Ortega
on the work that they completed this summer in Chevak, AK as a part of an
ongoing community-engaged project with this rural Alaskan village.
p.m. - Student Union Lyla Richards Rm.
Center: Semester in Washington D.C.
Two UAA student participants from Summer 2014 will describe their experiences completing the
semester in D.C., joined by Sara Clement Biggs, Director of Admissions at The
Washington Center. Interested faculty
& students are encouraged to attend.Scholarships have been available for Alaska students each year.
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. – Student Union Lyla Richards Rm.
UAA celebrates Alaska Native/Native American Heritage Month
Join in a "Share the Spirit" celebration reception including a luncheon, speaker, and Alaska Native dance.
12:00-2:00 p.m. - Student Union Cafeteria
Dialogues for Public Life - Over the Edge: When the substances we use become a problem
Join Drs. Stephanie Bauer, Philosophy & Donna Aguiniga, Social Work along with their trained Community-Engaged Student Assistants (CESAs) as moderators for a deliberative community forum
designed to address a critical community issue. The topic to be addressed using a National Issues Forum approach
is on substance abuse. Bauer &Aguiniga are a part of a Kettering Foundation cohort this year in training
university and community members to discuss public issues in civil discourse.
6:00-8:00 p.m. – Student Union South Cafeteria
Think Tank: Refugee Resettlement in Alaska
Guest agency: Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services (RAIS), a program of Catholic Social Services
Focus question: How can our community support the transition and integration of
refugees resettling in Anchorage?
Join Jessica Kovarik,
State Refugee Coordinator for Alaska & Director of the RAIS program for an interactive brainstorming session.
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. - UAA Consortium Library Rm 307
Career Opportunities for Socially-Minded Students
Co-sponsored by the
UAA Career Services Center and CCEL, this interactive dialogue will feature
several of our UAA alumni to speak to the varied positions that students might
anticipate filling out of a vision and passion for non-profit or public
work. Panel includes: Christi Bell, Director of the Business Enterprise Institute-UAA Ctr. for Economic Development, Katie Bender, Community & Public Relations Officer at Northrim Bank, John Guintu, Community Engagement Coordinator at NeighborWorks Anchorage.
5:30-7:00 p.m. - Rasmuson Hall Rm 122
Dialogues for Public Life - World Café
Emerging from Wednesday evening's session, this World Café
session will explore in more depth some of the important themes of the
Community Forum discussion. Trained CESAs will lead and facilitate.
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – Student Union South Cafeteria
Alaska Food Policy Conference
This two-day conference will be held at the Lucy Cuddy
Center on Friday &Saturday. It is
hosted by UAA Health Sciences and will feature a poster session coordinated by
CCEL on Friday and Food Trucks on Saturday. Admission fee for conference and festival.
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. - Lucy Cuddy Hall
ENGAGE Week Flyer
ENGAGE Week Facebook Event Page
Thank you to all of the partners and sponsors that make ENGAGE Week happen:
UAA Career Services Center, UAA Ethics Center, Alaska Airlines, Moose's Tooth