June 2020 Archive

Acting UA President Michelle Rizk announces Dr. Karen Carey as interim UAS chancellor

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University of Alaska Acting President Michelle Rizk has appointed Dr. Karen Carey to serve as interim chancellor for the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS). Dr. Carey will begin July 1, succeeding outgoing UAS Chancellor Rick Caulfield.

UA universities will move forward together

UAA's Engineering & Industry Building viewed through the trees (Photo by James Evans / UAA)

The news of President Johnsen’s resignation from the University of Alaska system yesterday may feel unsettling for many of you. I want to assure you that UA’s universities remain strong. As your chancellor, I am committed to moving forward positively to help ensure the bright future our students, staff, faculty and state require.

Jane Pallister announces retirement from athletic department

After over twenty-five years of service to UAA in many capacities, most recently in athletics, Jane Pallister will retire June 30. Athletics will be hosting a "Drive-By Bye" so you can wish Jane well and still practice social distancing. The event is planned for June 29 from 5–6 p.m. in the drop-off lane in front of the Alaska Airlines Center. Stay tuned for more details!

UAA Accounting Services will close early June 30

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UAA Accounting Services will close at noon on Tuesday, June 30, for fiscal year end procedures. All department deposits are due to the Cashiering Office no later than noon.

Late payment deadline is fast approaching

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The Summer 2020 payment deadline is coming up on 7/6. Students can make echeck and credit card payments via UAOnline, or mail a check attn: UAA Cashiering.

Child Welfare Academy to host racial equity virtual workshop

Join the Child Welfare Academy (CWA) as we host a community conversation on the importance of talking about racism and inequality with our children.

Pride Month - Keep Learning, Keep Growing!

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The Office of Equity and Compliance is excited to collaborate with Native Student Services to share information at the intersection of indigenousness and Pride Month.

Meet Your Colleagues: Jennifer Motes

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Meet Your Colleagues is a weekly feature highlighting employees who make a positive impact at UAA through their work every day. This week, we're featuring Jennifer Motes, senior development officer for College of Health, University Advancement.

Grace period to use FY20 Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) funds has been extended

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The Employee Transitions and Benefits team would like to announce that effective immediately, the grace period to use FY20 Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) funds has been extended from September 15, 2020 to December 31, 2020. This means that the money leftover in your Health Care FSA after June 30, 2020 can be used for any services rendered up through December 31, 2020 and will not be forfeited until after December 31. If you enrolled or re-elected the Health Care FSA for FY21, those dollars will be used after your FY20 dollars have been exhausted. There is no action required by employees as this will all happen automatically through ASIFlex.

Summer Engineering Academies — still room in July camps!

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The UAA Summer Engineering Academies offer a series of week-long, STEM-themed, and hands-on summer camps for students in 5th grade through 12th grade. This year, the camps are fully online and there is still room in the following camps: July 6-10 - Videography (Grades 6-8) - Arduino Robotics (Grades 8-12) July 13-17 - Creative Coding (Grades 5-8) - Advanced Coding (Grades 8-12) July 20-24 - Creative Coding (Grades 6-8) - Advanced Coding (Grades 8-12) July 27-31 - Advanced Coding