November 2020 Archive

First generation discussion panelist needed

First Generation week will be Nov. 9-13, during which UAA will be celebrating students, staff and faculty who were the first in their family to pursue a college degree. We are seeking First-Gen UAA faculty and staff to sit on a virtual panel discussion, on Tuesday Nov. 10, following the showing of the film, "Why Not Us." The event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Please email TRIO SSS Director Whitney Williams at if you are interested in being a panelist. Thank you!

Spring 2021 priority registration is now underway! Are you registration ready?

Spring registration is almost here. The spring schedule is viewable in UAOnline, and we encourage you to use Schedule Planner in UAOnline to create your perfect spring schedule. Students that use Schedule Planner spend less time registering and, on average, register for three credits more than students that do not use Schedule Planner.

Job Opening: Student Success Program Assistant

UAA is seeking an organized, energetic, and self-motivated individual to support the daily execution of administrative tasks for the Middle College Program and Office of First Year Student Advising and Success (FYSAS). The Student Success Program Assistant is an integral member of the Student Success team with an emphasis in organization, attention to detail, and customer service. The Student Success Program Assistant will be the primary point of contact and liaison for all Middle College Program textbook related functions, assist with student intake, and help establish and maintain effective and efficient service delivery.

Academic Advising Appointments

Seawolves, remember to meet with your academic advisor to plan for your Spring 2021 courses! To get in touch with your advising office, visit UAA's advising website or call the Who's My Advisor hotline 907-786-1000. And did you know — you may now be able to schedule your advising appointments through the Seawolf Tracks app? Download the app and set up a time to talk about next semester with your advisor! Search for “Navigate Student” in the App Store and Google Play or access the desktop version.

Transformative Research in Metabolism (TRiM) achieves center status

The UA Center for TRiM is the first and only biomedical research center in the U.S. to adopt a model of natural adaptations in metabolism as an approach to treat metabolic disease. The center builds on UA’s institutional commitment and 60-year legacy of hibernation research by bringing together existing research activities related to hibernation and metabolism.

Slideshow: Celebrating Aviation History Awareness Month


We're kicking off Aviation History Awareness Month with a look at UAA's Aviation Technology Division. From air traffic control to professional piloting, the division's programs train aviation professionals to keep Alaskans moving and safe while navigating our skies.

UAA's air traffic control program turns 50

Mike Pannone

From its humble beginnings in an elementary school classroom, UAA Aviation Technology Division's air traffic control program celebrates 50 years serving Alaska and the nation's aviation industry.

Inside scoop: Upgraded air traffic control radar simulator on the cutting edge

Instructor Alan Castillo demonstrates the Air Traffic Control Radar Lab's new En-Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) at UAA's Aviation Technology campus on Merrill Field.

The new Air Traffic Control Radar Lab gives UAA students a better idea of what to expect from current industry standards set by the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City.

BOR to discuss FY22 budget, tuition rates and other topics during Nov. 5-6 meeting

The University of Alaska Board of Regents will review and approve the university’s proposed FY22 operating and capital budget requests, and consider a tuition rate increase limited to UAF upper-division and graduate tuition in recognition of the tuition rates at UAF peer institutions in the western states. The important contributions of UAA’s and UAF’s engineering programs to the state’s workforce will also be highlighted.

Want to help decrease textbook costs? Join our team!

Want to see the cost of textbooks at UAA come down? Interested in seeing greater equity and access to education? This job gives you the opportunity to make a difference at UAA while also learning useful skills for your future career.

November Archive