March 2014 Archive
Iron & Wine, March 28
The UAA Concert Board is proud to present Iron & Wine. With the release of "The Creek Drank the Cradle" in 2002, Iron & Wine joined the forefront of a small group of indie-folk musicians who would redefine the music scene over the next decade.
Building a better Baja
Building a Baja car has taught a team of UAA engineering students how to design and build a vehicle that can withstand the stresses of hills, hairpin turns and four hours of laps on a race track—skills they can use after college when tackling real-world work tasks.
UAA-Yale Debate: Catch the podcasts, and a coach debrief
Missed the UAA-Yale Debate over public funding for competitive athletics in public education? Catch a podcast of the event, including the one-minute public floor speeches, and a debrief by UAA's debate coaches, Steve Johnson and Amie Stanley, all on the UAA-Yale debate blog.
Alumni Spotlight: Georgia DeKeyser
Georgia DeKeyser first came to UAA as a one-class-at-a-time student, balancing a young family with nursing school and a medical internship at UAA’s Student Health and Counseling Center. Fast-forward 15 years and DeKeyser is still on campus. Now, instead of interning at the student health center as a student, she’s the director of the whole operation.
Sneak peek at ‘Letters from Chamonix,’ new book from UAA’s creative writing program director
A new collection of short stories by David Stevenson, director of UAA’s Department of Creative Writing and Literary Arts, is available from publisher Imaginary Mountain Surveyors. We caught up with Stevenson to ask a few questions about 'Letters from Chamonix.'
Student Spotlight: Dao Her
When she was just nine, Dao moved from a Hmong refugee camp in Thailand to the U.S. with her family. They've found opportunity and community in Anchorage. Dao is now a freshman at UAA pursuing a career as a dental hygienist and is among the first generation in her family to earn a college degree.