February 2021 Archive

2021 eLearning Luncheon set for Feb. 26

The Academic Computing, Distance Learning, Instructional Technology, and eLearning (ACDLITe) Committee invites you to attend the 2021 eLearning Luncheon of Friday, Feb. 26, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. For over a decade, this luncheon has been dedicated to introducing exciting and cutting-edge faculty initiatives to support student learning at UAA.

UAA Music faculty presents an online concert for University of Memphis Classical Guitar Society

UAA music faculty member Dr. Armin Abdihodzic presents an online concert sponsored by the University of Memphis Classical Guitar Society. The concert was prerecorded in the UAA Recital Hall at the beginning of February and premiered on YouTube on Feb. 13. This concert includes 20th century works written for classical guitar which Dr. Abdihodzic recorded last Summer on his fourth CD.

Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference returns with all-virtual edition for 2021

This May 15-18 will mark the return of the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference after a year’s hiatus. For nineteen years, the conference has brought together hundreds of writers from around the state and the country to learn from nationally-renowned faculty. Due to COVID-19 mandates, this year’s conference will be entirely virtual. To learn more about this year’s conference, read about the faculty, and look at the schedule, go to writersconf.kpc.alaska.edu.

Recruiting focus group participants for a discussion on FASD in Alaska's education system

The Center for Human Development is recruiting individuals with FASD age 18+ and/or parents/guardians of a student with FASD to participate in a group discussion about their experiences with public education in Alaska. These discussions will, help make recommendations for changes in the educational system to support students with FASD. All discussion will be using Zoom.

Feb. 22: MPA/MPP Program Presents: Biden Administration Implication Discussion

Come join the Master of Public Administration and Public Policy department in discussing the policy, social, economical and administrative implications and predictions of the new Biden Harris administration. The event is in two sessions, with three professors discussing a topic related to the new administration in each session. This is the second of the two events series with Dr. Greg Protasel, Dr. Diane Hirshberg and Dr. Alex James presenting.

Yearlong program seeks to prevent Type-2 diabetes

A 12-month diabetes prevention program offered by Zoom begins in March. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed the program, which is offered by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service. It is geared to individuals who are at risk of developing Type-2 diabetes. According to the CDC, one in three Americans has prediabetes, and excess weight is a key risk factor.

Job opening: UAA IT Services Network Engineer

UAA Information Technology Services is seeking a highly qualified individual for the role of Network Engineer. The ideal candidate will have a solid background with a wide variety of Cisco routing, switching, security and wireless products. UAA Information Technology Services is a great place to work, with a positive team dedicated to student, faculty and staff success. This is a full-time, Grade 80, benefitted position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.

Alaska INBRE is requesting Curriculum Development Award proposals through Feb. 26

Applications are being accepted through Feb. 26, 2021, by 5 p.m. AKST. Awards will be announced in early April, and the award period is May 9-July 31, 2021. Applicants must be full-time faculty at a UA campus; adjunct faculty are not eligible but may collaborate with an eligible faculty member. The proposed curriculum development may apply to any UA course or program for which the inclusion of biomedical and health topics is appropriate.

Feb. 21: Race, Health and Healthy Communities — a Panel Discussion

Join the Alaska Black Caucus, Anchorage Reads, and the UAA/APU Books of the Year for a panel discussion on the intersection between race and health on Sunday, Feb. 21, from 7 to 8 p.m. Featuring UAA History professor Ian Hartman, UAA Philosophy pre-professoriate Jenny McCurdy, APU President Valerie Davidson, and Anchorage leader Margo Bellamy. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/AnchorageReads2021

Job opening: KPC Student Services Director

Kenai Peninsula College is recruiting for a dynamic, highly qualified individual for its Student Services Director position. This position will oversee programs and employees in the Student Services Department including Admissions, Registration, Records and Degree Certification, Veterans Affairs program, Financial Aid, Student Health Clinic and Campus Safety.

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