November 2020 Archive

Virtual Anchorage Ski Swap runs through Nov. 18

The UAA Ski Team and Arctic Valley Ski Area are bringing a virtual Ski Swap to Anchorage! Buy and sell used winter sports gear! Registration is open now until Nov. 13. Gear drop-off between Nov. 13 and Nov. 14. SALE from Nov. 16 to Nov. 18. No shipping; items have to be dropped off and picked up in person. Register your gear at

Nov. 19: What's Your Status? Dating During COVID

Join UAA's Peer Health Educators for a discussion on dating during a pandemic, what's safe and how to go about it. This virtual event will be held over Zoom on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. and includes interactive activities and discussions that allow active engagement for all participants!

Chancellor response to Gov. Dunleavy message on COVID-19

As many of you already know, Gov. Dunleavy triggered the emergency notification system and issued a declaration regarding COVID-19. For the moment, little changes at UAA as many of our current safety measures already align with the new declaration. These include online delivery for most classes, remote work for employees, as well as the use of masks and face coverings in university facilities and social distancing requirements for the limited in-person campus operations and face-to-face classes that remain.

Upstart Internship opportunity — help strengthen entrepreneurs in Alaska

In this program, interns are paired with local startup companies and entrepreneurial ecosystem builders to learn about entrepreneurship and what it means to be a founder. They also participate in regular professional development sessions with topics ranging from managing remote work to leveraging their strengths for success.

Process for selecting UAA interim chancellor

Thank you for taking the time from your daily schedule yesterday to join our town hall discussion. I appreciate hearing your issues and questions, as well as sharing with you some of my own thoughts. If you missed participating in it or want to review the conversation, you can access the recording of the meeting.

Join us at the last fall Core Competency Open Forum (Nov. 13, 9-11 a.m.)

In Spring 2020, the UAA community selected four institution-wide core student learning competencies. This year, UAA is highlighting the competency of Personal, Professional, and Community Responsibility. Because it is an institution-wide competency, we need to think about how this kind of student learning occurs in both traditional classroom settings and more broadly in student activity and service settings.

IT Services VDI upgrade notification

IT Services is performing maintenance and enhancements to the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) beginning Saturday, Nov. 14 at 10 p.m. through midnight. No impact to VDI is expected but some slowness of the system may be experienced. If you have questions or concerns, please contact IT Services Technical Support Center at 907-786-4646.

Crossing paths: When history and the present collide


In the UAA/APU Consortium Library, the Alaska Medical Library and the Archives and Special Collections are housed for the state of Alaska. Although the two sections are seemingly separate, the information each holds has been invaluable to researchers and public health officials across the state and globally during COVID-19.

UAA earns accolades as Military Friendly School

Person holds miniature American flag against chest while wearing UAA Seawolves hoodie

For the 12th year in a row, UAA has been designated a Military Friendly School by Viqtory, which benchmarks and rates colleges nationwide, helping veterans and military families make decisions about education and career opportunities.

Expressing gratitude on Veterans Day

"Today is Veterans Day, and I am reminded of the important contributions veterans make to our city, state and nation each and every day," wrote Chancellor Sandeen in a message to the UAA community. "At UAA, veterans are essential. They are professors, students, staff members and alumni."

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