February 2021 Archive

Putting the 'You' in UAA: Celebrating heritage and history

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This February marks Black History Month. It’s the first of a number of heritage and history months UAA celebrates throughout the year to highlight the rich and diverse cultural identities that make up the university community.

UA Interim President Pat Pitney will meet with Senate Education Committee Feb. 3

UA Interim President Pat Pitney will deliver a presentation to the Senate Education Committee on UA successes and strategic goals, and legislative priorities. President Pitney’s in-depth presentation will address the university’s legislative priorities and will highlight a number of topics including the university’s: key role in the state’s economy; strategic approach to serving Alaska’s educational needs while operating under budgetary constraints; maintaining key programs; service to Alaska during COVID-19; enrollment trends; and, research and federal initiatives.

Dental Hygiene Clinic accepting patients

UAA Dental Hygiene Program is accepting patients throughout the semester! Learn more and schedule an appointment at uaa.alaska.edu/dentalclinic.

Shared Services implementation update

I am pleased to share the new start date for UAA Shared Services is March 14, 2021. The original date in early January was postponed to allow for additional planning and preparation. While the launch date is a significant milestone in this transition, we do not anticipate any change or disruption in the unit’s provision of finance, travel, procurement and human resources services.

Job opening: Training Program Coordinator

The Training Program Coordinator position supports the training team for the Center for Human Development and The Alaska Training Cooperative (AKTC). The AKTC is a program within the UAA, College of Health, Center for Human Development. We are looking for a highly motivated individual for our multifaceted and exciting work.

Virtual NACA Live, Feb. 23–26

UAA Student Activities has purchased an Unlimited Pass to 2021 Virtual NACA Live which allows access for all UAA students, staff, and faculty to participate in the conference! Virtual NACA Live is a great opportunity for student leaders and professional staff across the institution to continue developing skills, competencies, and network with others in Higher Education from around the country.

High School Summer Workshop — Real Estate Management and Investment (REM+I)

The Real Estate Management & Investment (REM+I) Workshops are a FREE opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to learn about real estate investing, real estate management and career opportunities in this field. The workshops are hosted by the UAA Weidner Property Management and Real Estate Program and instructed by UAA professors. Students can apply for this opportunity at bit.ly/remi2021 before the May 1, 2021 deadline.

Student Affairs Annual Report AY20

The Student Affairs End of Year Report for Academic Year 2020 is now available online. It chronicles the achievements and improvements you accomplished this past year, highlighting how Student Affairs responded to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community of collaboration: UAA and UAF partner up on energy research

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When research is portrayed in popular media, it’s often depicted as a lonely experience: the solitary scientist in their lab who single-handedly makes a big discovery. In the real world, research is an ongoing process that typically involves the labor, commitment and collaboration of entire communities. The Alaska Center for Energy and Power — a research center with offices at UAA, UAF and UAS — is one of those communities.