November 2020 Archive

Thanksgiving pie and roll sale

Pre-order your pies and rolls for Thanksgiving ahead of time and beat the rush! Online pre-ordering is only available Tuesday-Friday this week (Nov. 10–13) and Tuesday (Nov. 17) of next week during the hours of 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Visit our pre-ordering site at uaaculinaryarts.mobilebytes.com during the special order hours!

New UA COVID-19 statewide guidance

Earlier today, the University of Alaska COVID-19 Incident Management Team amended the COVID-19 information website to note how statewide guidance on travel, campus entry and student testing has been updated to reflect new health orders implemented by the state of Alaska. I encourage you to review the changes outlined in this UA statewide communication to remain informed about how the university system is aligning with state guidance.

Failure Resilience Project delivers timely message amid COVID-19 business closures

The 10 Alaska entrepreneurs sharing their stories in the Failure Resilience Project short film

The UA Center for Economic Development is sharing its findings from the Failure Resilience Project, including a short film featuring candid stories from Alaska entrepreneurs about the highs and lows of starting a business.

Job opportunity: GSS Temporary Fiscal Technician

UAA General Support Services & Parking Services are recruiting for a temporary Fiscal Technician 2 to support both units. UAA General Support Services includes the Copy & Print Center, Mailroom/Central Receiving, Surplus & Relocation, Property/Inventory and Recycling functions.

UAA announces indoor winter sports teams will not compete in ’20-21 season

The University of Alaska Anchorage announced today the Seawolves’ indoor winter sports teams will not compete during their respective 2020-21 seasons due to the ongoing health risks and increasing protocol restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chancellor decision on ’20-21 indoor winter sports season

"Today, it is with a heavy heart, I inform you I have made the decision UAA Athletics will not compete in any indoor winter sports during the 2020-21 season," wrote Chancellor Sandeen in a message to the UAA community. "This decision affects women’s and men’s basketball, men’s hockey, women’s gymnastics and women’s  and men’s indoor track. Because the Seawolf ski team, which includes both Nordic and Alpine student-athletes, is a non-contact sport that practices and competes outdoors, it will begin competition later this month. UAA has not yet announced decisions about GNAC spring ’21 competition for volleyball, cross country running and outdoor track and field."

Q&A on UAA Shared Services initiative

Please take a moment to watch this Q&A video on the UAA Shared Services Implementation Project, where I share details about why UAA is moving in this direction and what the process looks like. You may visit the UAA Shared Services Implementation Project website for the latest information.

Congratulations, fall Class of 2020! Save the date for fall graduation ceremonies.

Congratulations, fall Class of 2020! Please make note of these key deadlines for graduation, and plan to join us virtually for Commencement on Dec. 13 and Graduate Degree Hooding on Dec. 12.

UAA to conduct Nov. 17 test of mass notification capability

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, around 11 a.m. AKST, UAA will conduct a test of its mass notification capability. This exercise will help us meet federal mandates to annually test our emergency plans. All employees and students should receive messages via text, voicemail on your phone(s) and email to your university email account, as well as your preferred email account if you have one designated.

Nov. 20: Urban and Rural in Alaska: Community Engagement Conference

The Urban and Rural in Alaska: Community Engagement Conference brings students, faculty, staff, and community members to broaden their awareness and involvement in campus-community partnerships. This year's event will feature a keynote address and the popular "rapid fire" faculty presentations and will explore ways in which the pandemic has shaped change in our communities. New this year, attendees will be invited to participate in our a Think Tank centered around “Tactical Urbanism” & reenvisioning Midtown Anchorage.