As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, getting a flu vaccine this season is more important than ever. Although flu vaccines will not prevent COVID-19, they will reduce the burden of respiratory illnesses. UAA's Student Health and Conuseling Center will host several flu shot clinics for UAA students and employees in October. Keep reading for the full schedule.
Upstart Alpha Startup Accelerator applications close this Friday, Oct. 2!
Upstart Alpha is an important part of our university-based entrepreneurship programming that provides funding, tools, and connections for innovators interested in turning their idea into a startup. From October 2020 through March 2021, entrepreneurs accepted into the program will learn the mindset of an entrepreneur, how to test their idea, obsess their customers, meet investors and more.
Campus wildlife: Tips for safety and coexisting
Although the presence of wildlife may delight some and annoy/frighten others, conflicts with wildlife can be avoided if you stay aware and give the animals space. Go about your life (observing from a distance) while giving the animals the respect to go about theirs.
Thanksgiving holiday and winter closure
The upcoming Thanksgiving holiday in November and winter closure period in December are just around the corner. I wanted to make employees aware of key dates for recording leave, along with a reminder that any travel you have planned must comply with state mandates and university guidelines.
Submit a video for the 90s LipSync Battle!
This year, staff and faculty are invited to participate in UAA's Homecoming Week by submitting lip sync videos on behalf of their departments for the opportunity to win big! As always, departments can win the coveted Homecoming Trophy for the year as well as bragging rights. Additionally, this year individual staff and faculty can win as well, including spring semester passes to the Seawolf Sport Center and great recreational gear to keep them fit and healthy!
Bakery Cart open for curbside pick-up Wednesdays and Thursdays
Lucy's bakery cart will be open Sept. 3-Oct. 15, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to noon. We are doing online ordering only (uaaculinaryarts.mobilebytes.com) and you can order online and pick up curbside at the Lucy Cuddy building. Payment by credit card. The menu will be dependent on what the students are learning during the week. There will also be to-go coffee available! Parking is free for the fall semester.
ConocoPhillips Arctic Science and Engineering Endowment Award proposals due Oct. 1
The ConocoPhillips Arctic Science and Engineering Endowment Award RFP is now open! UAA faculty, adjunct faculty, staff and students involved in programs, research or related activities in the areas of Arctic science and/or engineering are eligible. (UAA faculty member must be included in proposal.)
Oct. 1: Ask me Anything with Chancellor, Cabinet and Community Campuses
Staff, faculty and students at UAA community campuses are invited to join Chancellor Sandeen and the Chancellor's Cabinet for an informal chat on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2–3 p.m. Hear an update on the university and get answers to any questions you have. Please send questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Commencement Speaker and Leadership Honors applications available
Applications are now available for Fall 2020 Commencement or Graduate Hooding Ceremony speaker and Leadership Honors. All applicants must be graduating in Fall 2020 and the deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 9 at 11:59 p.m.
Seawolf Student Leader, Seawolf Community Service and Mabil Duir Leadership Scholarship applications available
Applications are now available for Seawolf Student Leader, Seawolf Community Service, and Mabil Duir Leadership Scholarship. Recipients receive a tuition credit for the following semester. Applications are due Friday, Oct. 9 by 11:59 p.m.