2021 Archive

Sean Parnell selected as next UAA Chancellor

Sean Parnell selected as UAA chancellor

UA President Pat Pitney has selected former Alaska Governor Sean Parnell to serve as the next UAA chancellor. Parnell succeeds UAA Interim Chancellor Bruce Schultz and will assume his new position on June 12, 2021.

Planned IT services outage May 15 and 22; police training May 18

As we prepare for the summer 2021 academic session, I want to draw your attention to two important events that will affect online services and access to certain parts of campus.

Chancellor's Awards for Excellence accepting nominations through May 14

The Chancellor's Awards for Excellence program is now accepting nominations for the 2021 awards. These awards recognize UAA employees for extraordinary work and dedication to our students and university community. Deadline to nominate is May 14, 2021.

ISER Webinar - Census Bureau Data: Balancing Privacy and Accuracy

Alaska has joined several other states to sue the Census Bureau about reporting data from the 2020 US Census. Census data are used to draw legislative districts, allocate billions of federal funds to communities each year, and measure prevalence rates for health conditions, criminal victimization, and many other population-based measures. The agency has delayed reporting the detailed results from the 2020 Census while it finalizes a new strategy for protecting privacy of respondents.

Need a babysitter?

16 year old looking for occasional babysitting opportunities. Honor roll student, athlete and loves children. Has own transportation. Lives in Eagle River, but able to drive to Anchorage.

The spring 2021 edition of Alumni Spirit magazine is now available

Spring 2021 Alumni Spirit magazine cover

In this recovery-themed issue of UAA's premier publication, read about the students and alumni who are making an impact for Alaska and in their communities amid an era of unprecedented pandemic and social change.

Nine UAA alumni named Top Forty Under 40 in 2021

Top Forty Under 40 2021 logo

The Alaska Journal of Commerce released its annual list of the top young professionals in the state. Selected from a field of 114 nominations, the 2021 Top Forty Under 40 recipients exemplify excellence in professional and community service.

Be aware of wildlife on and around campus

A black bear with cubs has been spotted on and around the Anchorage campus, specifically in the area near the Engineering & Industry Building. Although foot traffic on campus is minimal, this is a good time to remind everyone to be aware of surroundings and take safety precautions when venturing outside.

End of year update from the chancellor

Congratulations on a successful academic year. I hope you all were able to tune into our virtual graduate hooding and commencement ceremonies over the weekend. Our student speakers gave inspiring addresses. I hope their words reinforced the importance of the work you do each and every day to provide our students with the best possible experience to help them achieve their educational dreams.

Proposed UAA Alcohol and Marijuana Policy

The Dean of Students Office has updated UAA's Alcohol/Drug Policy and seeks feedback from the university community. Please visit the Chancellor's Feedback on Reports, Recommendations, Proposed Policies & Decisions website to review and submit feedback by May 28, 2021.