December 2020 Archive

UAA Shared Services update

To afford more time to manage details related to the transition and ensure strong customer service, we are pushing back the new start date for UAA Shared Services. We previously communicated a start date of Jan. 3, 2021. On that date, some individuals will begin working for the new Shared Services unit, mostly continuing their same work under current processes.

Student Health and Counseling Center: Ventilation improvements, Dec. 14–Jan. 8

During the ventilation improvements to the UAA Student Health and Counseling Center, most appointments for students will be available. The health center will be closed during university closure dates of Dec. 24, 2020–Jan. 3, 2021. Students are encouraged to call the health center at 907-786-4050 for triage services to help with any health-related concern. We are here to support you!

Meet the 2021 ConocoPhillips Arctic Science and Engineering Endowment Award recipients

UAA's ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building.

As the nation’s only Arctic state, Alaska faces unique challenges and conditions unlike anywhere else in the U.S. Faculty and students at UAA are driving research that tackles Arctic challenges in practical ways.

UA Blackboard Learn SaaS migration notification — scheduled outage Dec. 19-24

UA Blackboard Learn is expected to be unavailable from Saturday, Dec. 19, until the evening of Thursday, Dec. 24, to allow for a migration to Blackboard SaaS (Software as a Service). The status of the migration can be followed online. Information and materials will not be removed or deleted during this migration.

Applications open for Alaska Sea Grant State fellowships

Alaska Sea Grant is offering graduate students, or those who recently completed their graduate degree, the opportunity to acquire on-the-job-training with Alaska-based federal and state agencies as part of the Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship Program. This is a paid fellowship for highly motivated and qualified applicants interested in science or policy that affects Alaska’s marine, coastal and freshwater resources.

Now hiring: Accounts Payable & Travel Technician

Accounts Payable & Travel is seeking a highly motivated team member to play an integral part in assisting UAA departments with travel and accounts payable needs. If you think you'd be a great addition to our team, please review the position description and apply by following the link provided.

Job opportunity: Dental Clinic Support Specialist

The Dental program prepares students to become Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists. Students graduate as competent and ethical with the knowledge and skills for entry into high demand careers in the healthcare industry. The Dental program makes an important contribution to the College of Health’s mission to advance the health and well being of people and communities.

The power of community


UAA Chancellor Cathy Sandeen reflects on the two years she spent leading Alaska’s largest university.

Farewell, Seawolves

UAA Chancellor Cathy Sandeen speaks at UAA's 2019 Alumni Homecoming Breakfast in the Alaska Airlines Center.

"It’s been an extraordinary two years getting to know Seawolves as students, faculty, staff, alumni and community supporters," wrote Chancellor Cathy Sandeen in a farewell message to the UAA community. "Thank you for welcoming me to the Seawolf family and although leaving is bittersweet, I leave you a message of hope and resilience for the future of UAA and of course, a little humor."

Farewell, Seawolves

UAA Chancellor Cathy Sandeen

UAA Chancellor Cathy Sandeen offers one final farewell to students, faculty, staff, alumni and community supporters of Alaska’s largest university.

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