If you haven’t already done so, now is a great time to begin the staff performance evaluation process. Performance evaluations are designed to engage supervisors and employees about performance expectations and to provide coaching and support to align with both individual and departmental goals in concert with the University of Alaska (UA) mission.
Creating a more welcoming city through research
Multicultural postdoctoral fellow Amana Mbise and assistant professor in clinical-community psychology Sara Buckingham teamed up with the Welcoming Anchorage initiative to research the integration of immigrant and refugee populations in Anchorage, particularly related to employment.
Announcing UAA Interim Chancellor finalists and Town Halls
UA Interim President Pat Pitney announced two finalists for UAA interim chancellor: Christi Bell, Associate Vice Chancellor and Executive Director Business Enterprise Institute (BEI). Christi leads the university’s economic development programs and is responsible for managing the institute’s personnel and budgets; and Bruce Schultz, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Bruce leads UAA’s student affairs administrative unit devoted to student and campus services, and manages all aspects of the student experience at UAA. All UAA community members are invited to attend town hall meetings on Thursday, Dec. 3 to meet and engage with Christi (4–5 p.m.) and Bruce (noon–1 p.m.).
Lucy's Restaurant closed for the rest of this week
Lucy's Restaurant will be closed for the remainder of this week — Thursday, Dec. 4 and Friday, Dec. 5.
Frosty Fun Week
This week, we've got discounted tickets to Zoo Lights and Bright Up the Night, free food (Uncle Joe's Pizza and Alaska Cake Studio), free winter apparel giveaways, and Winter Music Trivia Night! Get more information below.
Relatives looking for a rental May 1st - October 1st
My retired cousin and her husband will be coming to Alaska this summer to explore and are looking for a house or apartment to rent from May 1st to sometime in October.
Join the honor aisle at UAA’s fall virtual hooding and commencement ceremonies!
We miss our grads on campus and know you do too! Be a part of the virtual faculty and staff honor aisles for our fall hooding and commencement ceremonies by submitting a photo or video of yourself congratulating our graduates. We want your photo or video messages from wherever you are – at home, on a walk, or hiking in the great Alaska outdoors – letting our students know we miss them and are proud of them.
Update on Anchorage Emergency Order EO-16
Last Wednesday, Nov. 25, Acting Mayor Quinn-Davidson announced Emergency Order EO-16, which goes into effect tomorrow, Dec. 1, and continues through the end of December. The new emergency order stresses the necessity to limit outings and physical contact with those outside our households but also places specific restrictions on certain businesses and activities, mainly those that occur indoors and cannot accommodate face coverings and strict social distancing.
Ready for the main event
UAA prepares students for their careers with academic programs — both in long-standing and emerging fields — that offer skills-based curricula built in consultation with community partners and industry professionals.
Listen to the second episode of Seawolf Voices
In our second episode, economics alumnus and Anchorage Police Department Chief Justin Doll talks about his nontraditional student trajectory, how he discovered his passion for public service and the importance for law enforcement to maintain a dialogue with the community.