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April 2020 Archive

UAA celebrates spring 2020 Meritorious Service Award recipients

Spring 2020 Meritorious Service Award recipients, Edna DeVries and Vic Fischer.

For the spring 2020 semester, Edna DeVries and Vic Fischer will be awarded the Meritorious Service Award. This award is bestowed to an individual who has demonstrated significant work in the area of public, academic, volunteer or philanthropic service to UAA, one of the community campuses or an Alaska community.

UAA celebrates spring 2020 Honorary Degree recipients

Spring 2020 Honorary Degree recipients, Molly “Mary Elizabeth” McCammon, John Torgerson and Jean Pollard.

For the spring 2020 semester, Jean Pollard and Molly McCammon will be awarded the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, and John Torgerson with the Honorary Doctor of Laws. The criterion for individuals to receive an honorary degree from UAA is evidence of a significant and lasting contribution to the university, the state of Alaska or to the individuals' discipline or profession.

Graduate degree hooding ceremony student speaker Virginia Groeschel on gifting encouragement

Spring 2020 graduate degree hooding ceremony student speaker Virginia Groeschel

Consultant coordinator and College of Engineering Alumni Chapter president Virginia Groeschel shares the importance of being a force for positivity.

May 8, 2020: Virtual NIH Grant Writing workshop

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On May 8, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. AKDT, Alaska INBRE is co-sponsoring a virtual NIH Grant Writing workshop. The workshop is presented by Dr. John Robertson from Grant Writer's Seminars & Services. Register by noon on April 29 to receive the workbook prior to the workshop. Registration open through May 7.

Tires for sale

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Four Firestone tires for sale. 225/17/15. $50 OBO. 907-947-2516.

2br/1ba south Anchorage townhome for rent

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Available after May 1 - Cozy South Anchorage Townhouse near Dimond and Victor. Two bedrooms, one bath, with a sunny south-facing back yard. Master bedroom has a walk-in closet. Washer and dryer in unit and dedicated parking out front. A small shed in the backyard is perfect for a few bicycles. Located close to trails, parks, and shopping - a nice neighborhood with good schools.

Every voice counts

Alex Jorgensen

It’s been a bumpy ride for the graduating class of 2020, but for UAA commencement speaker Alex Jorgensen, perseverance is what has inspired him to advocate for his peers during his collegiate career and why he will continue to do so long after he graduates.

Cloth face masks available

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Thanks to a generous response to our plea for people making cloth face coverings to donate to UAA essential workers, you can pick up a mask or two for yourself at the Student Health and Counseling Center. Employees who need to work on campus, and students residing on campus, are welcome to call the Center at 786-4050 to ensure they still have inventory and to be let in to the facility.

UAA to graduate more than 1,150 students this spring

Confetti lines the floor of UAA's Alaska Airlines Center post-commencement

The University of Alaska Anchorage’s spring commencement activities will look a little different this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. But even a pandemic will not prevent UAA from celebrating the spring Class of 2020 graduates on May 3, via a special website. The site honors the accomplishments of more than 1,150 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students from the Anchorage campus.

Be aware of wildlife on and around campus

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A black bear has been spotted on and around the Anchorage campus, specifically on the Goose Lake trail. Although foot traffic on campus is minimal, this is a good time to remind everyone to be aware of surroundings and take safety precautions when venturing outside.