July 2020 Archive

Caring is key

Caroline Venuti

On June 5, the Board of Regents honored lifelong educator and Learning Resource Center coordinator at the Kachemak Bay Campus Caroline Venuti with the annual Staff Make Students Count award.

UAA Amazing Stories: Nick Armstrong-Crews

Nick Armstrong-Crews

UAA alumni find many ways to stay connected and give back to their community, including computer science, mathematics and natural sciences grad Nick Armstrong-Crews, senior software engineer at Google.

UA Board of Regents announces a series of meetings to select interim president

The University of Alaska Board of Regents will meet later this week and next week to finalize the selection of an interim president for the University of Alaska System. The board expects that an interim president will be appointed on or about July 15 and will serve in the interim role for up to 18 months.

UAA community loses Dr. Garth N. Jones

Dr. Garth N. Jones died on July 1, 2020, from a stroke at the age of ninety-five. Dr. Jones was the founding dean of the College of Business and Public Policy (1974-1979). He joined the University of Alaska Anchorage in the fall of 1973 as a professor of public administration and political science.

Room for rent in bright Turnagain/Spenard area condo

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Room available in a bright split-level 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo in Turnagain/Spenard. Condo is fully furnished aside from the available bedroom. There are big windows, spacious kitchen and common areas, washer/dryer, lawn, and a balcony.

UAA Testing Center is relocating

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The UAA Testing Center is closed for relocation from the University Center to the UAA/APU Consortium Library, July 1 through July 31, 2020. We will reopen to the public in August and will post the dates on our website.

Udall Scholar is passionate about Alaska Native children and American Indian welfare

Faith Itta

Faith Itta is UAA’s second Udall Undergraduate Scholarship recipient. The social work major, who starts her senior year this fall, has big plans to bring change to the way Alaska Native and American Indian children are treated by leveraging the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Student communication shouldn’t be one-size-fits-all

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UAA Chancellor Sandeen recently wrote an article for Times Higher Education

Celebrating Fourth of July

UAA Chancellor Cathy Sandeen

As the Fourth of July holiday and long weekend approach, I hope you all enjoy a time of renewal and relaxation. This is likely to be different from past Fourth of July celebrations that featured parades, fairs, large gatherings and other activities that are no longer possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, Independence Day is especially poignant this year as recent national events highlight systemic racism and inequities that persist in this country.

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