October 2020 Archive

Oct. 12: Celebrating Indigenous People's Day

In celebration of Indigenous People's Day, please join us for a screening of the movie "Gather," followed by a panel of Alaskan food and nutrition experts, on Monday, Oct. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Show your Seawolf Pride for UA's first-ever Giving Day!

We are celebrating 49 Hours for the 49th State during UA Giving Day 2020! This campaign is a collaboration between the UA Foundation and UAA, UAF and UAS. UA Giving Day will run for 49 hours starting at noon Oct. 20 and ending at 1 p.m. Oct. 22.

KRC Student Success and Resources Advisor position available

Kenai Peninsula College invites applications for its KRC Student Success and Resource Advisor position, which serves as the primary point of contact for all KRC students taking developmental math and writing courses. Additionally, this position will support the learning and engagement of Rural and Alaska Native Students. This level 78, fulltime, 12-month position begins Nov/Dec. at $23.84 hourly.

UPDATED Student Union Services

The Student Union is excited to share the following operational updates: Virtual Information Desk - The Information Desk for the Student Union is now available online! Students, faculty/staff, and the community can enter a live chat with one of our knowledgeable staff Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Have questions about our services, we’ve got answers! Visit us online at https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/union/ Gear Room Returns - The Student Union Gear Room is open for the Fall 2020 semester. A rental request can be filled out on the UAA Student Union website. Gear can be picked up on Thursdays from 9am - 4pm and returned on Mondays from 9am - 4pm. Building Hours - The Student Union remains open for the Fall 2020 semester. Building hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. All study spaces are designed to meet social distancing regulations and cleaning supplies are available in each room to wipe-in and wipe-out. Students and faculty/staff will need to use a Wolfcard to enter the building from the South Parking Lot (nearest Enrollment Services Center / old Bookstore).

COVID update and prevention protocols

As our city and state experience an uptick in COVID-19 cases, we know this will also impact our UAA community. Please know we are committed to your health and safety. We strongly caution that if you are informed that you may have been exposed, feel sick or are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test that you self-quarantine until you receive your results. Do not come to campus.

Congratulations to all Homecoming winners!

The Homecoming Committee is excited to announce the winners of Homecoming Royalty, the Student Organization Scavenger Hunt and the Staff & Faculty Lip Sync Battle. Read on for more information!

The School of Nursing is accepting applications for a Program Support Specialist position

This position will serve as program support including maintaining assorted databases and files, faculty/administrative support and assisting in scheduling and administration of professional development and contract training efforts, and student support and the first point of contact for students. Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2020 and will continue until this recruitment is closed.

The School of Nursing is seeking applications for an Officer Manager/Assistant to the Director

This position will serve as an administrative assistant to the Director, will be responsible for the management of the School of Nursing administrative office, and will foster and maintain positive working relationships with faculty and staff. This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings. Posting will close on October 22, 2020.

Open Textbooks and Student Success: An Open Textbook Library Perspective

Want to learn more about OER? And be PAID for reviewing an open textbook in YOUR field? Join the UAA Textbook Affordability Committee for Open Textbooks and Student Success: An Open Textbook Library Perspective. This faculty workshop focuses on understanding students’ financial predicament and its impact on their academic success. In this workshop, the Open Education Network (formerly Open Textbook Network) will introduce faculty to open textbooks and the benefits they can bring to student learning and faculty pedagogical practice. The workshop will highlight one OER repository: the Open Textbook Library (OTL). Faculty are invited to engage with open textbooks by writing a brief review of a textbook in the OTL following the workshop. To be awarded $200 by the Consortium Library, participants must: Register and complete the 1-hr asynchronous training before 12p AKST October 16, 2020 Attend and participate in a 1-hr interactive workshop on October 16, 2020 (12p-1p AKST) Submit an open textbook review by January 8, 2021 See detailed registration and workshop instructions, including how to register, access the asynchronous training, join the interactive session, and complete the textbook review, at the Textbook Affordability website!

UAA celebrates Homecoming Oct. 5–9, 2020

2020 UAA Homecoming Week Calendar

Take a look at the schedule for UAA Homecoming, featuring a 90s theme. Highlights include trivia, lip sync battle, scavenger hunt and a drive-in movie.

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