UAA achieves bronze-level recognition as Military Friendly School

Man hoists miniature American flag at UAA Veterans Day Celebration at the Alaska Airlines Center on Nov. 11, 2019

UAA has earned the 2021–22 Bronze Military Friendly School designation. This marks the 13th consecutive year UAA has been recognized as Military Friendly and the university's first time earning bronze-level distinction.

The learning objectives at UAA's core

Health Sciences sophomore Megan Washington studies in the UAA Spine in February 2020.

A key purpose of institutional accreditation is to answer a deceptively simple question: How do we know our students are learning what we believe they’re learning? This question is at the root of UAA’s culture of continuous growth and improvement — and, like so many complex questions, the answer requires input from our entire community.

UAA Diversity Action Council announces Student Diversity Award recipients

The 2020 Student Diversity Award Scholarship recipients

The 19 Student Diversity Award Scholarship recipients significantly enhance diversity at UAA by increasing visibility, creating a welcoming environment and representing student voices through their advocacy.

Listen to the third episode of Seawolf Voices

Celeste Hodge Growden

Celeste Hodge Growden, social work alumna and president/CEO of the Alaska Black Caucus, talks about making strides with community partners to address racial equity and systemic change, the work that still needs to be done and partnering with UAA to help train the next generation of social workers.

Basketball alum finds the perfect fit with Adidas

Brandon Walker

Seawolf Athletics checks in with Brandon Walker, who after graduating from UAA played in Germany and worked as a player manager in the NBA before finding his current role as the head of sports marketing for basketball in North America at Adidas.

Get cozy: Nine in the Spine and Winterfest come home

Winterfest 2021 logo

One of the major annual fundraisers supporting the UAA Alumni Scholarship, Nine in the Spine and Winterfest have been reimagined in light of the pandemic. Themed around the hit ‘Star Wars’ show ‘The Mandalorian,’ this year’s festivities will take place Feb. 22-27.

Leadership in Her Style

Katie Scoggin poses with guitar.

First-year political science student Katie Scoggin recently won the top prize in UAA’s Leadership in Your Style competition. Her winning song, "It Starts with Me," urges individuals and communities to identify unfilled needs and then work together to meet them.

Slideshow: Introduction to Surveying Laboratory

Morgen Khachadoorian learns to use a surveying level as Geomatics Term Assistant Professor David Brock teaches Introduction to Surveying Laboratory (GEO A155L) outside UAA's Engineering and Compuation Building.

Using the Anchorage campus as their classroom, students in David Brock's Introduction to Surveying Laboratory learned how to use tools of the trade during a recent session. Although UAA's spring semester is mostly remote, limited in-person labs are offered for some fields in which hands-on learning is considered critical.

Sashes and scrubs: Mrs. Alaska’s journey to becoming a surgeon

Kris Mulkey

Due to the pandemic, many have a renewed appreciation for medical workers, but it’s an admiration that biological sciences sophomore Kris Mulkey has had since she was a kid, one that has a surprising level of overlap with her current status as reigning Mrs. Alaska.

Putting the 'You' in UAA: Celebrating heritage and history

Black History Month graphic with quote by Martin Luther King Jr.: "If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward."

This February marks Black History Month. It’s the first of a number of heritage and history months UAA celebrates throughout the year to highlight the rich and diverse cultural identities that make up the university community.