July 2020 Archive

UAA sends two alumni to Austria for the USTA Foreign Language Assistantship

Molly Johnson

Since 2018, UAA has been sending students abroad to Austria for the USTA Foreign Language Assistantship, a program under the auspices of Fulbright. This year, two recent alumni, Molly Johnson and fall 2019 commencement speaker Rose Kruger, will represent the university in Austria for the upcoming academic year.

BOR announces Pat Pitney as UA interim president

UAA Chancellor Cathy Sandeen

On July 14, the Board of Regents named Pat Pitney as interim president for the University of Alaska system. Please join Chancellor Sandeen in congratulating her and committing to support her in her new role, a critically important one for our university and state.

Seawolf scribes: Bookmark these UAA alumni authors

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Looking for an escape from the real world? Hunker down with new books from four UAA alumni authors: Chaun Ballard, M.F.A. '17; Heather Lende, M.F.A. '11; Shane Castle, M.F.A. '05; and Pam Barker, B.A. '86, B.Ed. '87.

UAA introduces Fast Track Career Certificates

Fast Track Career Certificates from UAA

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered everyday life and impacted the economy in unprecedented ways. In response, UAA developed a suite of Fast Track Career Certificates to help Alaskans retool quickly and acquire new skills to reenter the workforce or energize their current career.

Cozy condo for rent — lots of light and a great location!

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2 BD / 1 Bath Cozy condo with spacious, covered balcony and carport in Independence Park, south Anchorage. Nice open living room with wood-burning fireplace and lots of windows. Every room has a great deal of natural light. New carpet, new lighting, new bathroom vanity, new stainless steel appliances. Close to shopping, trails, schools, and local university. Covered carport with storage. Partially furnished.

July 23–24: Human Trafficking Virtual Conference

Open for all community mental health providers and students. Earn nine contact hour CEU's for continuing education credits. Learn about the signs of human trafficking, and the traumas that this social issue can induce, especially in the most vulnerable. Enhance your own practice framework through the inclusion of your insight into human trafficking.

Raymond Weber appointed interim dean of UAA Community & Technical College

Following an internal search process, Dr. Raymond Weber, Aviation Technology faculty member, has agreed to step into the role of interim dean for UAA Community & Technical College. Ray will serve for two years and we will conduct a national search for the permanent dean in academic year 2021-2022.

Update on UAA Bookstore transformation

After analyzing industry best practices and weighing the options against our fiscal reality, the Chancellor’s Cabinet made the difficult decision to outsource the handling of textbooks and course materials to a third-party vendor beginning in the fall 2020 term.

New UA HR Talent Acquisition Specialist focused on UAA

UA HR would like to formally introduce Chris Triplett as the Talent Acquisition Specialist focused on UAA recruitment. She will be taking over most of the duties that Rhonda McKay had been handling over the last few months. She will maintain an office in the University Lake Building with the rest of the Anchorage-based UA HR personnel.

Employee guidance for international student F-1 visas

Ordinarily, international students on an F-1 visa may take only one online course each semester. Due to COVID-19, the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) instituted a temporary exemption regarding this requirement for the spring and summer 2020 semesters. For the fall 2020 semester, SEVP intends to modify these temporary exemptions.

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