December 2014 Archive
Fall 2014: Center for Corporate and Professional Development schedule now available online and open for registration
‘Second Bridge’ to rural Alaska for College of Education student
Megan Marquis thinks there's a lot of value in learning outside a traditional classroom, so she was thrilled to be awarded the CCEL Second Bridge Scholarship to conduct research in rural Chevak, AK, this summer with science education professor Irasema Ortega.
AMCS helps high school students accelerate into college
Alaska Middle College School is making it possible for high school juniors and seniors to complete graduation requirements, begin amassing credits for college—for free—and potentially earn an associate degree before becoming college freshmen.
December grad: Veteran Chris Almryde bids farewell to Student Union
2014 was a big year for Chris—his wife had their second baby while they were selling their house... during finals week. And that’s just April. After eight years of steady effort, this Army vet and AmeriCorps alum has finally reached graduation day.
Finding what makes humans more resilient
Are you a dandelion or an orchid? The hardiness of dandelions and the delicateness of orchids are metaphors for our own resilience. UAA psychology professor Rebecca Robinson argues for an approach to resilience that places responsibility on the community to create an environment where human "orchids" can also thrive.