November 2020 Archive

November is National Career Development Month

November is National Career Development Month and Career Services is celebrating with a variety of virtual events! Students and alumni will have the opportunity to connect with employers during the Career Connections Series, or during the UAA 2020 Virtual Fall Career Fair. Engage in professional development workshops such as virtual interviewing, digital networking, or how to leverage Handshake. No matter your career development needs, Career Services has you covered. See a full list of a events and resources at

Howl Days sessions for incoming students start Nov. 17

New Student Orientation is now open for students starting in the spring semester (2021)! We will be hosting (7) Howl Days sessions starting Nov. 17, 2020 through Jan. 7, 2021. Similar to summer, we will host all sessions online via Zoom with an option to participate in a self-guided orientation to allow for the most flexibility as well. Students can register on the New Student Orientation website.

Nov. 6: Update on the pathogenesis and spread of COVID-19 in Alaska: from genomics to vaccines

COVID-19 is primarily a respiratory disease with complex immunological and physiological manifestations, with high impact in aged and vulnerable populations with underlying conditions. COVID-19 is a global pandemic with almost 8 million confirmed cases and 216,025 deaths in the US (CDC), and 10,323 cases, 348 hospitalizations, and 65 deaths in Alaska. Join us Friday, Nov 6, 3:30 p.m. on Zoom to hear from Eric Bortz, Ph.D., associate professor of biological sciences, whose research group at UAA studies emerging viruses.

Get your flu vaccine!

The UAA Student Health and Counseling Center (3416 Seawolf Drive) is taking appointments for flu vaccine. Call us at 907-786-4050 to make yours today. Stay safe!

CBPP hiring temporary administrative staff

The College of Business and Public Policy (CBPP) at UAA is seeking an energetic, positive, and detail-oriented individual as a temporary, part-time, Faculty Support Specialist. This position provides administrative support to the faculty of the CBPP. Assist with and implement day to day academic policy and general office management which includes document tracking and maintenance of electronic files.

Seawolves Serve food drive

Please join the New Student Orientation’s Seawolves Serve program to support the Food Bank of Alaska! The Seawolves Serve program is hosting a November food drive with a drop-off location in the Student Union! We will be accepting donations until Nov. 20!

Job opening: Grant Analyst

UAA seeks applicants for Grant Analyst. This position will do various tasks in support of grant and contracts that are submitting, including but not limited to oversee approximately 100 accounts and/or proposals with funding from a few hundred dollars to multi-million dollar receivables to provide accounting expertise on account balances, aging of payment application, trends in agency funding and payment procedures. *To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

Job opening: Post-Award Grant Technician

The Office of Sponsored Programs is seeking a Post-Award Grant Technician to provide services and support to campus academic, research, and business units, as well as the Office of Sponsored Programs, over the full award life-cycle. This position is essential to the office for payment posting, data entry, grant tracking, and oversight of the effort certification process. Additional duties include tracking aged receivables, acting as the primary point of contact for incoming communications, coordinating and assisting OSP staff with grant portfolio management, and serving UAA to further the research enterprise.

Introducing the Shared Services Implementation Project website

I am pleased to announce the launch of the UAA Shared Services Implementation Project website that will feature the latest information about the UAA Shared Services initiative. Your questions and feedback are important and always welcome. You can submit feedback through the website or by email at

Request for submissions: Rapid Fire presentations for the eighth annual Urban and Rural in Alaska Conference

Faculty and non-profit organizations are invited to share a two-minute Community Engagement Rapid Fire summary of your community-engaged work. Faculty may choose to highlight a current project with a community entity. Community agencies who are looking to partner with university faculty may also want to include a discussion of the project(s) you would like to partner on. Ideally, your Rapid Fire will be submitted in video format. If you need assistance creating a video please contact us at

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