March 2020 Archive

An officer and a reinvention

Alaska Army National Guard Capt. Jill King, M.B.A. General Management ’13, speaking at UAA’s Veterans Day Celebration in the Alaska Airlines Center on Nov. 11, 2019. (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

From Knight to Seawolf, entrepreneur to Alaska Army National Guard captain, general management alumna Jill King always welcomes the opportunity to grow and change.

UAA Budget Reduction Update

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I am writing today with the latest information in our budget reduction planning for fiscal year ’21. UAA is facing an $11.8 million reduction overall.

Gearing up for summer


Each year, the UAA Summer Engineering Academies offers students grades three through 12 in Anchorage and the Mat-Su a variety of week-long, engineering-themed camps. Each academy is designed to encourage interest and provide a hands-on, unique educational experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM.

New training course added to MyUA: 'Cold, Flu and Transmissible Illness Prevention'

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A new course, “Cold, Flu and Transmissible Illness Prevention,” has been added to the MyUA course library. You can access it through your UA Online account, by scrolling down to Employee E-learning. Feel free to contact the Office of Emergency Management at with questions.

Call for Howl Days presentations

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This year, we will be trying a new, interactive format for Orientation that will allow for students to pick and choose sessions with various presentations by departments — that's where you come in! This new format will allow for more departments to have the ability to participate in Howl Days and will also allow students to have a unique experience based on their individual needs.

March 7, 2020: Opening reception for 'Gender and Violence in Alaska' art exhibition

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Join us for a First Friday Opening Reception sponsored by the Chancellor's Working Group on Gender and Violence in Alaska. Artists will be in attendance and speak about their art and how it relates to the theme. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.

UAA Accounting Services open late March 11, 2020

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UAA Accounting Services will open late on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 for staff training. The Call Center and Cashiering windows will open at 1 p.m. Student account payments may be made online 24/7 via ACH or credit/debit card. Check payments may be dropped in the drop box outside the Cashiering windows. Departments may utilize the drop box for departmental deposits.

IT Services VPN upgrade notification

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IT Services is performing a maintenance upgrade to the VPN concentrator beginning on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at 10 p.m. through 12 a.m. on Wednesday, March 11. The upgrade will patch several security issues and provide for compatibility with MacOS Catalina.

Online registration open for summer 2020 Culinary and Bakery Boot Camps for youth

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Culinary Arts and Hospitality Administration will be offering summer Culinary and Bakery Boot Camps for ages 11-17. Spaces are currently available in the camps running June and July (Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m). Classes are held on campus in the Lucy Cuddy Hall and range from basic to advanced, teaching youth skills that will last them a lifetime.

Meet Your Colleagues: Allie Hartman

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Meet Your Colleagues highlights a different UAA employee every Friday. This week, we're featuring Allie Hartman, Student Organization Coordinator, Student Life and Leadership.

March Archive