May 2014 Archive
Oil and Gas Professional Training program's third and fourth modules now offered at no cost
The third and fourth modules of the Oil and Gas Professional Training program are now being offered at no cost to attract broader audiences. The third module, titled "Health, security, safety and environment," will be held June 4 and 5. The fourth module, titled "Asset optimization and improvement," will be held June 10 and 11. Read more to learn how to register.
Suicide Prevention Training Opportunity - June 18, 2014
UAA Integrated Suicide Prevention Initiative (UAA-ISPI) offers suicide prevention training for students to help them recognize suicide risk and feel confident intervening with someone who may be suicidal. The next session is scheduled for June 18.
Greening campus into a summer wonderland
Every spring, Facilities' Turf and Horticulture/Landscaping divisions transform a gravel-specked, mud-strewn campus into a verdant wonderland with a little help from nature and a lot of manpower. Maintaining all the grass on campus, for example, requires about 4,500 hours of maintenance each summer.
Community Spotlight: Coombs Orthodontics
Coombs Orthodontics takes on UAA students each spring to complete their externship, and many stay on as full-time staff immediately after completing their six-week program. Brace yourself for a tale of a true community partnership.
UAA students' work to fight domestic violence, sexual assault attracts JBER attention
Simona Gerdts and Kristen Speyerer—two UAA spring graduates with degrees in justice—recently launched a rebuttal to domestic violence and sexual assault called "UAA Says No More," uniting UAA with the national "No More" campaign.
Alumni Spotlight: Erick Romig
Erick wasn't a great student in high school. So how is it that he found himself sifting through acceptances and fellowship offers from prestigious Ph.D. programs after he graduated from UAA? Some important connections and the chance to study abroad helped propel him into the life of an academic.