Register for March 5 Core Competency Forum on Personal, Professional and Community Responsibility (9-11 a.m. via Zoom)

How does your program or service help students meet this core competency? How will you know when students have achieved it? Attend this hands-on workshop to incorporate the new UAA core competency, Personal, Professional and Community Responsibility into your program or service and your regular assessment processes. Even if your program or service is already doing this, attendance is important to ensure the institution can report on your efforts.

Bakery Cart opens this Thursday, Jan. 21 for curbside pick-up only

The Culinary Arts students will be selling fresh baked goods starting Thursday, Jan. 21, with pick-up hours starting at 10 a.m. through noon, or until sold out. Bakery cart will be operational Wednesday and Thursday after initial opening day. There will be a variety of baked goods based on what the Culinary Arts students are learning during the week. There will also be to-go coffee available! Online order ONLY — curbside pick-up:

Buildings & Energy: Climate Action Plan Sector Series

Alaska Common Ground, in partnership with UAA/APU Books of the Year, is continuing our conversation about Anchorage’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) with a series exploring the sectors found in the CAP and going into more depth on how to engage our community in working together towards the goals found in the CAP. This will be an opportunity to inform residents and businesses, and all interested Alaskans are welcome to join us. Registration for the free, virtual event at the link provided.

UA BOR reinstates Alpine skiing

UAA Ski Team

The University of Alaska Board of Regents voted to reinstate the Alpine ski team at the University of Alaska Anchorage Friday. The board's action was in response to its September decision to consider reinstatement of the program if the team could successfully reach established fundraising goals. That effort, led by head coach Sparky Anderson, resulted in local, regional and national supporters exceeding the goal of $628,000, equal to two years of operating expenses.

BOR extends Pitney’s presidential term, discusses racial equity initiative and votes to reinstate UAA Alpine skiing

At its meeting today, the University of Alaska Board of Regents extended the term of UA Interim President Pat Pitney to ensure stability in leadership while the university continues to navigate budget stability and the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The search for the next president is anticipated to begin in spring 2022.

Webinar series on Artificial Intelligence to begin Jan. 20

Artificial Intelligence webinar series logo

UAA's College of Business and Public Policy has developed a four-part webinar series on Artificial Intelligence, which will debut on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. with Russell Frew, most recently Chief Engineer for Lockheed Martin. Russell will discuss how AI has evolved and impacted industry, the Department of Defense and the intelligence community.

Leadership In Your Style Student Competition

Leadership in Your Style drawing featuring UAA students and Spirit with hands held and arms raised

What are your thoughts on leadership? Express yourself in our talent competition. Submit spoken word performances, paintings, songs, poems — any media you choose — regarding the topic of leadership! After a review by the MLK committee, one student will be selected for a cash prize and will be announced at the MLK Student Appreciation event on Feb. 5 at 5 p.m.! Sign up at Grand prize of $500!

Jean Brockel estate donates $1.65 million to KPC; Brockel family donated $2.59 million over the years

KPC has received the largest donation in its history from the Jean Brockel estate. Jean Brockel was the widow of Clayton Brockel, founder of the college in 1964. The $1.6-plus million donation comes from the estate left by Jean. Clayton died in July 2013 and their son, John passed away in January 2008.

Marsha Olson joins Center for Community Engagement & Learning as Associate Director

The Center for Community Engagement & Learning is pleased to welcome Marsha Olson (Assistant Professor, University Studies), in the role of Associate Director. Olson has served UAA for 11 years, teaching courses in Communication and University Studies. She has been involved with the Center for Community Engagement and Learning for the last five years. She has implemented community-engaged projects in her courses, led and developed events and programming for the Center, been involved in the Center's Advisory Council work, and served as a Faculty Fellow in connection with CCEL's annual Democracy and Civic Action Week.

Call for Meritorious Service Award nominations

The Meritorious Service Awards Committee is reaching out to the community for suggested nominees. The criteria as outlined in the Board of Regents’ Policy (Part X – Academic Policy - Chapter 10.03.030), is evidence of significant public, academic, volunteer or philanthropic service to UAA or one of its community campuses, or to an Alaskan community.