January 2021 Archive

Racial justice initiative, land grant, UAA Alpine Ski Team on agenda for UA Board of Regents meeting

The University of Alaska Board of Regents will convene a full board meeting Friday, Jan. 15 to discuss the university’s next steps to advance the success of UA’s Alaska Native students, faculty and staff, hear updates from leadership, and consider reinstating the UAA alpine ski team.

Leadership In Your Style Student Competition

Leadership in Your Style drawing featuring UAA students and Spirit with hands held and arms raised

Leadership in Your Style is a unique opportunity for students to show the campus their leadership style! We are looking for students to showcase their thoughts on leadership using any media — spoken word, painting, essay, song, etc. After a review by the MLK committee, one student will be selected for a $500 cash prize and will be announced at the MLK Student Appreciation event on Feb. 5 at 5 p.m. Students can sign up at tinyurl.com/2020uaamlk.

Leadership In Your Style Student Competition

Leadership in Your Style drawing featuring UAA students and Spirit with hands held and arms raised

What are your thoughts on leadership? Express yourself in our talent competition. Submit spoken word performances, paintings, songs, poems — any media you choose — regarding the topic of leadership! After a review by the MLK committee, one student will be selected for a cash prize and will be announced at the MLK Student Appreciation event on Feb. 5 at 5 p.m.! Sign up at tinyurl.com/2020uaamlk. Grand prize of $500!

Jean Brockel estate donates $1.65 million to KPC; Brockel family donated $2.59 million over the years

KPC has received the largest donation in its history from the Jean Brockel estate. Jean Brockel was the widow of Clayton Brockel, founder of the college in 1964. The $1.6-plus million donation comes from the estate left by Jean. Clayton died in July 2013 and their son, John passed away in January 2008.

Elevating the low clarinet

Wolbers’ UAA career spanned 28 years where he led both the university’s wind and saxophone and clarinet ensembles, as well as served as the division coordinator of Wind and Percussion Studies. (Photo courtesy of Mark Wolbers)

UAA Emeritus Professor of Music Mark Wolbers recently published 48 études for clarinet adapted from Franz Wilhem Ferling’s oboe études, providing clarinetists worldwide the opportunity to experiment and expand their performance repertoire.

Creating connections with neural networks

Dr. Helena Wisniewski

As a child, Helena Wisniewski was a whiz at puzzles, foretelling a career that fostered connections to create innovative new products. Now a professor of entrepreneurship at UAA, her recent initiatives include establishing a new webinar series on AI launching Jan. 20.

Marsha Olson joins Center for Community Engagement & Learning as Associate Director

The Center for Community Engagement & Learning is pleased to welcome Marsha Olson (Assistant Professor, University Studies), in the role of Associate Director. Olson has served UAA for 11 years, teaching courses in Communication and University Studies. She has been involved with the Center for Community Engagement and Learning for the last five years. She has implemented community-engaged projects in her courses, led and developed events and programming for the Center, been involved in the Center's Advisory Council work, and served as a Faculty Fellow in connection with CCEL's annual Democracy and Civic Action Week.

Call for Meritorious Service Award nominations

The Meritorious Service Awards Committee is reaching out to the community for suggested nominees. The criteria as outlined in the Board of Regents’ Policy (Part X – Academic Policy - Chapter 10.03.030), is evidence of significant public, academic, volunteer or philanthropic service to UAA or one of its community campuses, or to an Alaskan community.

Course reserve materials at the UAA/APU Consortium Library

Students, you can find out if your instructor has placed any course materials including textbooks on reserve at the Consortium Library online at: libguides.consortiumlibrary.org/Reserves. Please note: Not all textbooks are available on reserve. ​We know that textbooks can be expensive. Visit the library's Textbooks page at libguides.consortiumlibrary.org/textbooks for more suggestions on how to lower your textbook costs.

Reminder: Register your new WolfCard

Kim Mahoney, associate vice chancellor of Facilities and Campus Services, and her team are busy this fall transitioning all of UAA’s Anchorage campus buildings to a new online access control system that will allow students, faculty and staff to access buildings with a swipe of their WOLFcard. (Photo by James Evans/ University of Alaska Anchorage)

Please remember to register your new WolfCard. If you have not received your new card, you can get one from the Consortium Library. For additional information, please see the original message from Interim Vice Chancellor Bill Jacob or visit the WolfCard FAQs.