2020 Archive

Nov. 18: Exclusive Virtual Comedy Q-and-A with Saturday Night Live Cast Members

The UAA Concert Board is proud to present a Comedy Q&A with Saturday Night Live favorites Melissa Villaseñor, Mikey Day and Punkie Johnson. These three comedians will have a freewheeling conversation that covers just about any topic — and YOU get to ask the questions!

Nov. 20: Traditional Yup'ik & Unangax Storytelling

Please join us for an evening of traditional Alaska Native storytelling via Zoom: Quentin Ciissiar Simeon will perform a traditional Yup’ik story titled, “The First Yuk” from the Yukon-Kuskokwim region, and Haliehana Stepetin and Dustin Newman will perform a couple Unangax songs, dances and a story or two from the Aleutian Chain region.

Startup stories from the Y-K Delta

Workshop during a previous Best in the West business plan competition in Bethel

Since its inception in 2009, the Best in the West business plan competition has supported entrepreneurship in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region, awarding grant funding to almost 80 local entrepreneurs to start or grow their businesses.

Considerations and resources for celebrating holidays safely during COVID-19

The CDC has released considerations for Holiday Celebrations and Small Gatherings to help minimize risk and prevent the spread of COVID-19 as many across the country plan for holiday celebrations and small gatherings. The considerations were updated to reflect small and informal gatherings of family and friends from across multiple households that often occur during the holiday season. The Thanksgiving tip sheet is a resource to help people take steps to make their Thanksgivings safer. These considerations complement other resources to help minimize risk and keep family, friends and communities safer.

How internships offer opportunity for students and startups


Through the UA Center for Economic Development Upstart Internship, UAA alumnus John Boren, B.S. Computer Engineering ’20, experienced the world of entrepreneurship at local startup Legalverse, paving the way to pursue his own entrepreneurial endeavors.

Nov. 20: GPS Digital Art Panel & Discussion

The Graphics and Publicity Services Team is having a Digital Art Panel Discussion on Friday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. via Zoom with Lucas Elliott, Michael Ardaiz, Lee Post and Hannah Foss.

Still need your flu vaccine?

The 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!

Thanksgiving pie and roll sale

Pre-order your pies and rolls for Thanksgiving ahead of time and beat the rush! Online pre-ordering is only available Tuesday-Friday this week (Nov. 10–13) and Tuesday (Nov. 17) of next week during the hours of 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Visit our pre-ordering site at uaaculinaryarts.mobilebytes.com during the special order hours!

New UA COVID-19 statewide guidance

Earlier today, the University of Alaska COVID-19 Incident Management Team amended the COVID-19 information website to note how statewide guidance on travel, campus entry and student testing has been updated to reflect new health orders implemented by the state of Alaska. I encourage you to review the changes outlined in this UA statewide communication to remain informed about how the university system is aligning with state guidance.

Failure Resilience Project delivers timely message amid COVID-19 business closures

The 10 Alaska entrepreneurs sharing their stories in the Failure Resilience Project short film

The UA Center for Economic Development is sharing its findings from the Failure Resilience Project, including a short film featuring candid stories from Alaska entrepreneurs about the highs and lows of starting a business.

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