February 2021 Archive

Slideshow: Introduction to Surveying Laboratory

Morgen Khachadoorian learns to use a surveying level as Geomatics Term Assistant Professor David Brock teaches Introduction to Surveying Laboratory (GEO A155L) outside UAA's Engineering and Compuation Building.

Using the Anchorage campus as their classroom, students in David Brock's Introduction to Surveying Laboratory learned how to use tools of the trade during a recent session. Although UAA's spring semester is mostly remote, limited in-person labs are offered for some fields in which hands-on learning is considered critical.

Search Committee Training

The purpose of this training session is to discuss an overview of important guidelines for search committees to consider before and during the recruitment process as well as provide an overview of diversity and implicit bias and how it can affect the recruitment process. Please sign up through myUA at least one day prior to the training. Zoom information will be sent to you the day of the event.

Feb 12: Chase and Lincoln: Friends, Rivals and Antislavery Colleagues

Walter Stahr will talk about the relationship between Lincoln and his Treasury Secretary, Salmon P. Chase: their friendship and collaboration in the pre-war Republican Party; their rivalry for the 1860 presidential nomination; Lincoln’s decision to choose Chase for his cabinet; and their working relationship and friendship during the war years. Stahr will compare and contrast Lincoln and Chase, focusing especially on slavery and black rights, where Chase was far earlier to speak out against slavery, and for black rights, than Lincoln.

Six new board members join the University of Alaska Foundation

The University of Alaska Foundation has named six new members to its Board of Directors, each of whom was elected to serve a three-year term beginning in January 2021. The new directors include: Stephanie Erickson, Greater Prudhoe Area Manager, ConocoPhillips Alaska; Jason Gootee, Vice President, Strategic Market Development, Moda Partners, Inc.; Ella Goss, Chief Executive Officer, Providence Alaska Medical Center; Roald Helgesen, Chief Operating Officer, Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska; Brian Holst, Executive Director, Juneau Economic Development Council; and, Tim Thompson, External Affairs Manager, Alaska Airlines.

New reports highlight UA’s contribution to Alaskan economy and workforce

An in-depth analysis of nine major Alaska industries captures the impact that university programs have in preparing its students for jobs in Alaska’s workforce. The reports answer key questions related to the largest and fastest growing occupations that require some postsecondary education and highlights important employment indicators such as average wages earned, where UA grads work in Alaska, what industries they work in, and how they help boost the Alaska hire rate.

UA Interim President Pat Pitney to deliver State of the University Address Feb. 24

Flyer for Feb. 24, 2021 State of the University Address by UA Interim President Pat Pitney

Save the date for the State of the University Address, to be delivered by University of Alaska Interim President Pat Pitney on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at noon. This address is being presented through CommonWealth North and is supported in part by the University of Alaska Foundation. This event will be held virtually. Those who wish to participate via Zoom must pre-register. A live stream of the event will be available at: alaska.edu/pres/sou.

Community, Connection and Care: Sustaining Ourselves Through Difficult Times — course starts soon!

Community, Connection and Care: Sustaining Ourselves through Difficult Times is an eight-week virtual mindfulness-based course for UAA faculty and staff which will utilize mindfulness practices, readings, and structured dialogue to develop life-long practices for awakening to joy and connection in our lives as a way of sustaining ourselves and others through difficult times.

Alaska SBDC and small businesses are taking on the pandemic together

As part of the Alaska Small Business Development Center’s commitment to collecting feedback from Alaska’s small business owners, the Alaska SBDC is proud to share its fourth annual Small Business Survey and Annual Report.

Hiring Orientation Leaders!

The New Student Orientation office is hiring! We are hiring for our Orientation Leaders (Wolfpack Leaders), these positions help support new students start their journey at UAA, facilitate Howl Days, and support new student programming! These positions will begin training in mid-March and continue through the summer, with an opportunity to continue during the 2021/2022 academic year. Students are welcome to apply online!

Embracing change

After one month as UAA’s interim chancellor, I remain impressed by our community’s dedication and professionalism. Effective leadership is demonstrated across all our campuses, at all levels. I am humbled by your support and grateful for the role that you play in propelling UAA forward, making necessary progress to ensure UAA meets its mission.

February Archive