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August 2020 Archive

Advise a student org!

Looking for a way to connect with students this fall? Advising a student organization is a meaningful, rewarding role that forges strong connections outside the classroom. This fall, some student organizations are left without advisors, so Student Life and Leadership is soliciting interested faculty and staff to join a pool student organizations in need can explore.

Student Union open for fall 2020

The Student Union will open to students and faculty/staff on Aug. 24. Weekly hours will be Monday through Friday, 0800 - 1700 (5 p.m.). The Student Union will adhere to all Phase B operating policies/procedures, which includes the closure of the Subway, Taqueria and convenience store at the Information Desk. New additions and alterations include limited Gear Room, virtual programming with the UAA Esports Lounge and a virtual Information Desk, as well as two new vending machines (located in the upper hallway near the Seawolf Sports Complex).

College During COVID

Screenshot from update video by Chancellor Sandeen wearing a mask.

The fall 2020 semester will look different than last year’s, but Seawolves are flexible and resilient. Please take a few minutes to review the latest information from Chancellor Sandeen about what campus operations will look like this fall.

Job opening: Communications Coordinator

The Division of Human Services, Justice and Social Work are seeking applications for a Communications Coordinator. This position will work as part of the College of Health’s communications team, and will be responsible for developing and disseminating content for the Division’s internal and external communications and marketing channels.

College During COVID: Are UAA buildings and facilities open? How do I access them?

For the fall 2020 semester, access to UAA facilities is generally restricted, meaning keys and WOLFCards are required to access campus buildings. Students will have access to the buildings where essential services are located and they will have access to face-to-face classes. New and replacement WOLFcards are available from the University Center Cashiering Office or the UAA/APU Consortium Library.

Resources for student employee supervisors

Career Services is excited to announce that we have recently updated our employee intranet to include a plethora of resources for student employee supervisors. This page now includes resources to assist student employee supervisors in recruiting, hiring, on-boarding, and training student employees in both a remote and in-person environment. It is our sincere hope that these resources will alleviate stress or confusion, streamline the hiring and onboarding process, and result in students being hired in a timely fashion.

Aug. 7: Retirement Drive-By for Pat Moores and Fannie Slaten

CBPP will be hosting a "Retirement Drive-By" Friday, Aug. 7, 4–5 p.m. in front of Rasmuson Hall in the West Campus Central Parking Lot for Pat Moores, who is retiring after more than 45 years of service to UAA, and Fannie Slaten, who recnetly retired with over 35 years of service to UAA.

College During COVID: How will UAA operate this fall?

College During COVID is a straightforward guide to UAA’s operations during the ongoing pandemic. This is a challenging time, but we are resilient. We adapt. Let’s all do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19. Access resources, FAQs and more at uaa.alaska.edu/covid19.

BOR rescinds decision to study UAS-UAF merger and provides new direction

In a special meeting on Aug. 5, the University of Alaska Board of Regents voted 9-0 to rescind its June 4 motion to prepare a conceptual plan for merging the University of Alaska Southeast and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and passed a new motion directing the president to work with the chancellors and shared governance in a transparent and inclusive manner to accomplish four key directives, including developing clarity and standards for administrative and instructional costs as well as redoubling efforts on collaboration across the system.

Reporting a COVID-positive case on campus

In an effort to keep everyone safe who’s working and attending classes on campus, UAA has a plan for reporting and tracking those employees and students who get positive results for their COVID-19 test. Our process begins when the person with the COVID-19 diagnosis uses our designated telephone and email for that reporting purpose. Please call (907) 205-6941 and email uaa_ehsrms@alaska.edu to start the process. Case management will be supported by the Environmental Health & Safety Department as well as public heath contact tracers.