January 2021 Archive

Spring 2021 Topic Series

UA Human Resources Labor and Employee Engagement continues to offer the Topic Series this spring. The series is a platform for provoking thoughtful and meaningful discussions between UA employees. It operates similar to a book club. You can view topics and sign up for each discussion through the new UA Human Resources training and development webpage.

Slideshow: The UAA 2025 Strategic Plan

Researcher and UAA 2025 logo

The culmination of the entire UAA community listening to each other and learning from one another, UAA 2025 builds on our strengths and focuses resources on delivering high-quality education to meet the needs of the people of Alaska and work toward a better future.

A shot of hope: Pharmacy students contribute to vaccination efforts

A UAA/ISU Doctor of Pharmacy student administers the COVID-19 vaccine to a healthcare worker.

Students from the Doctor of Pharmacy Program understand the personal and historical significance of vaccinating Alaskans against COVID-19. This has left them feeling grateful and excited after they administered hundreds of vaccine doses to senior citizens in recent weeks.

Early notice of townhome rental available for Fall Semester 2021

2 BR, 2.5 bath Townhome on trail system between downtown and UAA, convenient to everything! Bikes available for use, fully furnished, can be rented through Furnished Finders or by contacts given here. Available anytime after Aug 1 and until end of January. This is our home, and we are visiting with family on east coast for an extended period of time this year. Our dates can be flexible. The house includes a gas fireplace and our very special electric sauna on the back deck. Partial Mountain View and creekside as it is at end of development with a park up the street and close proximity to Chester Creek Trail leading to UAA or Coastal Trail and downtown. We have bicycles that you are welcome to use on the trail system. Hospitals are bike-able and walk-able from here. We have a small dog that travels with us, and the house is very clean. We would consider a pet request with a pet deposit. We keep our house very clean, and you would not know that a pet lives here.

Help UAA Nursing Students — take a quick survey!

UAA Nursing Students graduating in May '21 are investigating community environmental health concerns for our final project and we would love to hear from you! Please take a quick survey to let us know what neighborhood you live in and what you care about the most: http://uaa.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_baeibZY2jIurycZ This survey will be open until Jan. 31. Please feel free to post and forward along, we welcome responses from Anchorage, Mat-Su and Fairbanks. Thanks!

UAA spring 2021 semester COVID-19 update

I hope your spring 2021 semester is off to a great start. The Office of Environmental Health and Safety wishes to reiterate the processes and procedures in place to safeguard the well-being of our community from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As you are likely aware, we have implemented a number of measures and support resources to help prevent the transmission of the virus and comply with guidance, recommendations and mandates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local governments.

UAA 2025 lapel pins available at UAA/APU Consortium Library

UAA 2025 lapel pins are now available at the UAA/APU Consortium Library circulation desk. Visit the library during operating hours to pick up your pin. Remember to bring your new WolfCard for entry into the building.

GSS digital calendars are available now

UAA General Support Services has for many years provided a complimentary wall calendar for staff and faculty, noting holidays and paydays. With so many employees working from home at this time, the logistics of distributing a printed calendar proved overwhelming so we required a different approach this year! GSS is providing a complimentary calendar but in a digital format. Multiple options have been created, including a printable version. The calendar is now available online from the GSS homepage at uaa.alaska.edu/gss.

CircleIn is now live at UAA!

The Office of Student Success is sponsoring CircleIn at UAA for the Spring 2021 semester. CircleIn is an app that allows students to study remotely with classmates, ask and answer questions about coursework, create flashcards to study for quizzes and exams, and post notes and share resources. Even better, the experience is gamified so students can earn gift cards and scholarships as rewards for engaging with the platform and helping their peers. If you would like to learn more about CircleIn, please contact Joe Bruner at jcbruner@alaska.edu.

Better together: Joint message with UAS and UAF chancellors

Chancellors Karen Carey at UAS, Dan White at UAF and I collaborated on the following message because we think this is an important time to focus on our collective future. In our joint effort to build a positive future for the University of Alaska, we seek to support President Pitney in her efforts in Juneau and our collective efforts to grow enrollment.