UAA's Own Trout Stream

Fishing is Alaska’s favorite pastime. And while much of our state’s reputation as a premiere angling destination revolves around trophy-sized catches in famous rivers and remote locations, Alaska — and even the city of Anchorage — have a lot more to offer adventurous anglers.

Rasmuson Foundation honors five UAA alumni with artist awards

Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Awards 2023 logo

Out of 417 applicants, 36 Alaska artists have been named recipients of the 2023 Individual Artist Awards. An annual initiative managed by the Rasmuson Foundation, this year’s awardees include five UAA alumni — two receiving $25,000 fellowships and three winning $10,000 project awards.

Education alumna named 2024 Alaska Teacher of the Year and National Geographic fellowship recipient

Catherine Walker

Dimond High School science teacher Catherine Walker will compete for National Teacher of the Year next spring during a ceremony at the White House. Additionally, this October she will travel to New Zealand as part of the Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship made possible by Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic.

Behind the lens: UAA’s chief of photography and videography talks about his pathway from the U.S. Navy to the university

Photographer James Evans

James Evans, UAA’s chief of photography and videography, has been capturing university culture, students, faculty and staff for nearly a decade. He steps out from behind the lens to discuss how his love of photography sent him around the world with the Navy, ultimately leading him home to Alaska.

Honoring Tutu's Legacy

Ben Linford, Becky Linford Love and Brenna Linford raise their glasses in memory of their grandmother, Sue “Tutu” Linford, whose photo is in the background.

Linford of Alaska converts the Sue Linford Culinary Arts Scholarship to an endowed fund in honor of their former CEO, Sue “Tutu” Linford, to foster Alaska grown professionals in the food industry.

Engineering alumna at Blue Origin working on Artemis lunar mission for NASA

Lindsey Bohnert

On May 19, NASA awarded Blue Origin a contract to design its Blue Moon lunar lander for the Artemis V mission. Working on the project is electrical engineering alumna Lindsey Bohnert, who is helping develop the communication systems on the lander.

An emerald tradition: Campus Kickoff celebrates 20 years

Seawolf Volleyball Team representing at UAA's 2018 Campus Kickoff on Cuddy Quad.

The ultimate back-to-school bash for 20 years running, Campus Kick Off will welcome the UAA community to a new academic year Saturday, Aug. 26, with a festival from 1-4 p.m. and afterparty from 4-10 p.m. Take a look at highlights from the past 20 years and preview what to expect this year.

Pencil us in: UAA’s Welcome Weekend events!

2022 Campus Kick Off

Celebrate the beginning of UAA's 2023-24 academic year with a weekend full of events and fun!

Welcome Back Seawolves!

Welcome back to all our new and returning students, faculty and staff to the 2023-24 academic year.

UAA Residence Life welcomes a full house

Students move into the residence halls during a very rainy Student Housing Check-in Day on Aug. 24, 2023.

UAA's residence halls will be home to nearly 700 students this semester, bringing a fresh vibrancy and energy to campus.

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