In the MARCHing to Justice Series, Native Student Services is highlighting several strong BIPOC women over the course of February and March. We are hoping to highlight not just historical context, but to engage the community in discussions around issues BIPOC people face and how we navigate our systems. Our hope is that these panels will spark further discussion, and lead to more panels and community-based events. We need these discussions right now so critically. Our students are really struggling after almost a full year in COVID. We are hoping that these events will be hopeful, strength-based, and authentic. We want to have difficult conversations, but in productive ways that lead to action items. Please join Superior Court Judge Una Gandbhir, District Court Judge Kari McCrea, District Court Judge Jo-Ann Chung, and moderator Theresa Lyons as they discuss how to hold space in places that may not have been "built" for BIPOC women by discussing their paths to the bench.
February 2021 Archive
UAA Ski Team training at Hilltop 11 a.m.-1 p.m. during Saturday's UAA Ski Day
The UAA Ski Team will be training Slalom on their new venue at Hilltop during Saturday's UAA Ski Day between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Come watch your home team sending it on the new Sprint Slalom hill. Wear your Green and Gold and stop by to say hello and meet the student athletes.
UA BOR extends fundraising deadline for hockey and gymnastics
Dear UAA Community, I’m writing with good news following today’s University of Alaska Board of Regents meeting. This afternoon, the board passed two motions focused on UAA hockey and gymnastics. The motions extended the fundraising deadlines for the two sports, allowing for automatic reinstatement if fundraising targets are met.
Feedback requested on draft institutional accreditation mid-cycle evaluation report
We kindly request your feedback on the draft of UAA’s Mid-Cycle Evaluation report. Feedback from all UAA faculty, staff and students is welcome! The report and a feedback survey are available on UAA’s Institutional Accreditation website. A complete proof including additional formatting will be completed at a later point, so we are not asking for proofreading or wordsmithing at this time. Please see the context and questions below.
Winterfest: Star Wars Cosplay Competition — Final day to enter!
In a galaxy far far away, we've all wanted to be a part of the Star Wars universe. Join us for a cosplay competition and share your cosplay of your favorite Star Wars character. Whether it be Luke Skywalker, a stormtrooper or even your pet as an Ewok, show off your love of Star Wars through cosplay!
Rent relief for COVID-19
If the COVID-19 pandemic has made it hard for you to pay for rent or utilities, you might be eligible for help from the State of Alaska.
BOR extends fundraising deadline for gymnastics and hockey teams
“Today's Board of Regents decision honors the work done by our teams, student-athletes and supporters from across Alaska,” said UAA Director of Athletics Greg Myford. “They have shown the significance and relevance that our programs have. There is still work to be done in terms of getting to the fundraising goals, but the additional time granted today provides great hope behind the existing momentum. My thanks to the Board, President Pitney and Chancellor Schultz for today's outcome.”
'They Say They Have Ears Through the Ground'
Please join Calista Education and Culture and UAA Native Student Services as we host a Reading and Discussion about the newly released book: Nunakun-gguq Ciutengqertut/They Say They Have Ears Through the Ground: Animal Essays from Southwest Alaska. Presenters include: Mark John, Alice Rearden, and Ann Fienup-Riorden.
Local Climate Change Solutions: Land Use and Transportation Panel
Alaska Common Ground in partnership with UAA/APU Books of the Year is continuing our conversation about Anchorage’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) with a series exploring the sectors found in the CAP and going into more depth on how to engage our community in working together towards the goals found in the CAP. This will be an opportunity to inform residents and businesses, and all interested Alaskans are welcome to join us.
Winterfest is here — FREE T-shirts, cash prizes and ski discounts!
Please consider inviting students to go to this year's Winterfest, done in concert with Student Activities and Commuter Programs, and the UAA Alumni Association. Check out the free t-shirts, $100 cash prizes, fun activities and great discounts you and your students can participate in!