April 2015 Archive
Celebrating undergraduate research and creativity
Spring is a time for fresh growth and renewal, both in the community and here at UAA, where students share their scholarly and artistic creations during the Student Showcase and Undergraduate Research & Discovery Symposium.
‘I created my home away from home’
Crystal Lemieux cried after moving from her coastal hometown to attend college in Anchorage. Six years later, she's living a life she created that's rich with possibility and experiences she will carry with her after she graduates.
Bush flying basics: To land or not to land
With so much to see—and so few roads to get you there—bush flying is a necessary industry in Alaska. UAA's elective course 'Flying the Alaska Bush' provides interested aviators the know-how to land safely on glaciers, riverbeds, beaches and fields (and, just as importantly, how to take off again).
Philosophy undergraduates tackle heaven and hell, humans and time, discourse and Title IX
Three philosophy students talk about their undergraduate research and what earning that specific degree means to them. Sampler: How to cultivate an open mind, how to apply ethics to every day life, how to see the world in a new light.
Bilingual mentor aids international students
When she learned her family was moving from the Dominican Republic to Anchorage, a young Nayade Perez promptly shredded her passport. She's now spent the majority of her life up North and recently earned a Student Diversity Award for her work helping UAA's latest arrivals adjust to life in Alaska.