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August 2020 Archive

College During COVID: What is the Student Emergency Fund?

The UAA Student Emergency Fund was established 20 years ago to help students experiencing a financial emergency due to unexpected events, such as loss of housing, an unanticipated medical bill or paying utilities. Since the pandemic crisis began, UAA has received over 340 applications requesting financial assistance from students ranging in need from helping to pay for academic course materials and technology to covering rent and purchasing food.

Alaska Humanities Forum hosts 'Racism in Alaska: What is Our Capacity to Change'

The Alaska Humanities Forum is hosting a three-part series called Racism in Alaska: What is Our Capacity to Change. Events include Racism: Stories from Alaska (Aug. 17, noon); Racism: Integenerational Perspectives (Aug. 18, noon); and Racism: Pathways Forward (Aug. 19, noon). Listen live on KONR-LP Anchorage 106.1-FM or on live broadcast on KONR-Out North Radio.

The UAA Seawolf Transfer Trail is here

The Office of the Registrar, Admissions and several advisors combined efforts to implement a new transfer portal designed to allow prospective transfer students a chance to see how their previous coursework would meet UAA degree requirements. With the Seawolf Transfer Trail tool, it takes as little as 10 minutes to determine how their previous test scores and coursework would transfer to UAA and apply to different associate and baccalaureate degrees.

College During COVID: Updates to testing, travel and other policy guidance

On Aug. 11, the new State of Alaska travel mandate goes into effect. The changes to the state mandate mean that the university also needs to update its guidance in three areas: student testing; university travel; and campus entry restrictions.

Communication is key for new Provost Denise Runge

Denise Runge

It’s an unusual time at the university according to UAA’s new provost, Denise Runge, whose goals this fall semester and academic year include creating open communication channels for students, faculty and staff on issues from academics to budget.

Aug. 12: College During COVID Faculty and Staff Information Session

Join UAA Chancellor Sandeen and cabinet for a virtual College During COVID faculty information session on Aug. 12.

Register for Virtual Campus Kick-Off by Aug. 12, 2020

Save the date for UAA's Virtual Campus Kick-Off, Aug. 22, 2020

UAA's Campus Kickoff is back... ONLINE! That's right! UAA is embracing the virtual world and preparing an amazing welcome for UAA students returning to the fall 2020 semester. Register your department or organization by Aug. 12 at noon!

Robot delivery

Students from the statewide high school FIRST Robotics Competition team, 568 (FRC 568), accept competition awards from a robot, social-distancing style.

UAA’s College of Engineering helps teens in the high school FIRST Robotics Competition celebrate their big wins with a special medal delivery via robot.

Call for applications: Associate Director of CCEL

Faculty Development and Instructional Support seeks applications for a faculty member to serve as Associate Director of the Center for Community Engagement & Learning (CCEL), the primary entity responsible for promoting and supporting service ­learning and community ­engagement at UAA and its affiliated community campuses.

Campus community protective equipment

UAA EHS and Facilities departments have been working to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our campus community. Great effort has been made to thoroughly clean and disinfect all touch-points in campus buildings. We are also providing community protective equipment, such as hand sanitizer at building entrances and supplies for disinfecting in classrooms, as well as ensuring all soap dispensers for handwashing are working and filled.