May 2013 Archive

May edition of 'The Statewide Voice' is now available


Student Spotlight: Audri Pleas


UAA’s KRUA station manager, Audri Pleas went from a shy freshman radio volunteer to confident upperclassman and student leader. The charismatic station manager details her experience and the education outside the classroom she gained along the way in her full profile.

Professor analyzes bullying and substance use among Anchorage youth


We think of school as a safe place to send kids, but bullying changes that dynamic for one out of every five kids in the U.S. UAA’s Gabriel Garcia, assistant professor of public health, partnered with Anchorage United for Youth to explore the link between substance use and bullying here in Anchorage. The statistics are sobering. On par with U.S. national statistics, about one in five ASD kids said they were victims of bullying at school. Youths who are bullied are 60 percent more likely to drink alcohol, 90 percent more likely to binge drink and 35 percent more likely to use marijuana, cocaine or prescription drugs. Professor Garcia’s findings are helping youth service providers ramp up outreach and prevention efforts in Anchorage.

Tree planting: Mat-Su College partners with Wasilla Soil and Water Conservation District Team


Does academia need a home? Panel on lessons and issues around online learning June 6


Todd Moss, editor of 'The Governor's Solution' (Alaska's PFD) to speak at UAA June 3


An inside look at college partnership for Alaska Middle College School

“What do you think this is?” says UAA Associate Professor Don Rearden to his class of Honors 192 students. He holds up a smooth, brown, six-inch-long T-shaped object before handing it off to a nearby student for closer examination. As the object is passed from one puzzled student to the next, Rearden offers the class a hint. The object is a fossil from a prehistoric Alaska mammal... Read more about this University Honors College and Community and Technical College partnership that's bringing honors education to Anchorage high schoolers.

One more national champ for the Seawolves, five All-Americans

UAA’s track and field athletes put in impressive performances at the NCAA Division II championships this past weekend in Pueblo, Colo., including a powerful javelin toss by Cody Parker that earned him top honors. The 255-foot-10-inch throw was the second longest in Div. II history and smashed the Pueblo facility record by 20 feet. Joining him for All-American honors were Susan Tanui, Ruth Keino, Franz Burghagen and Karolin Anders. More results here.

Alumni Spotlight: Heather Cavanaugh


Heather Cavanaugh is someone you’d want to be up in your business. Her favorite part of her job as director of corporate communications for Alaska Communications is working with the company’s leaders to develop effective communication strategies to ultimately boost their bottom line. But this business-minded Alaskan wasn’t always set on a career in strategic communication. Read how this lifelong Alaskan started her career in publishing in fast-paced New York City, but ultimately followed her heart back to her hometown.

ISER Lunchtime Talk: 'Resources, Arctic Communities, and Sustainability: Toward a New Relationship,' May 31


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