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May 2020 Archive

Congratulations to Chancellor's Awards and Affordable Course Materials Award winners

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Chancellor Sandeen is proud to announce the winners of two award programs, Chancellor's Awards for Excellence and UAA/APU Consortium Library's Affordable Course Materials Award, for their outstanding work in support of student success and institutional excellence.

Human Services Summer Institute and Conference

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The UAA Department of Human Services is offering an array of upper-level course electives over mental health and substance abuse including a Human Trafficking course and virtual conference this summer. The Human Trafficking elective is a hybrid course and conference available to both students and community members and can be taken as a full UAA summer course or through the conference option only.

Have a great summer!

Screenshot from UAA Chancellor Sandeen's May 6 video

I want to wish you all a great summer. This year has brought many challenges, and I am grateful to all our faculty, staff and students for your flexibility. We are currently making plans for the fall 2020 semester. We know it will look a little different from past fall semesters due to the COVID-19 situation.

Matthew Cooper named University of Alaska General Counsel

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University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen has named Matthew Cooper as the university’s next General Counsel. Cooper’s appointment will follow the retirement of UA’s current General Counsel Michael Hostina in June. The General Counsel serves as the chief legal officer to the Board of Regents, statewide administration and all campuses throughout the university system.

UA Zoom Live Training Opportunities (May 7-15, 2020)

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OIT’s Video Conferencing Services announces synchronous Zoom training sessions, May 7-15. Sessions will cover the basics of using Zoom, security best practices, how to be an excellent host, along with an overview of special features like file sharing, screen sharing and breakout rooms. Useful and timely information for any Zoom user! Each session will be one-hour long, followed by a 30-minute Q-and-A.

Launching Shared Services Planning

I am establishing a Chancellor’s Task Force on Shared Services that will consider our current state, shared services strategies, best practices and initial organizational design for shared fiscal, administrative and research administration services. This plan and design will be shared widely in the fall for input prior to potential implementation. The goal is to implement during FY21.

Latest issue of Alumni Spirit magazine now available

Alumni Spirit — Spring 2020 issue

Kick off your summer reading list with the newest issue of Alumni Spirit magazine! Read on to learn about the work UAA researchers have been conducting regarding coronavirus and plasma, meet Seawolf alumni doing amazing work in their respective fields and communities, watch a special video message from the Alumni Association board to the spring Class of 2020, and more!

Congratulations to UAA's spring Class of 2020!

UAA graduates at fall 2019 commencement

UAA’s spring commencement activities looked a little different this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. But even a pandemic did not prevent UAA from celebrating the spring Class of 2020 graduates on May 3, via a special website. Take a look at highlights from the virtual celebration, including a video of student memories and community congratulations.

Firestone Studded Tires for Sale

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Firestone Winterforce 225/60R18 100S M+S studded, used 3 winter seasons in excellent condition. Best Offer.

New summer support hours for ITS Technical Support Center

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UAA IT Services Technical Support Center will be open reduced hours beginning May 11, 2020.