April 2021 Archive

Celebrating the spring 2021 Honorary Degree and Meritorious Service Award recipients


UAA will honor Heather Flynn and Susan Malutin with the title of Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters and will award Doug Pope, Gary Turner and Lila Vogt the Meritorious Service Award at the virtual spring commencement ceremony.

Cultivating curiosity

Jennifer O'Neal

Human services alumna Jennifer O’Neal will serve as student speaker for the spring 2021 graduate degree hooding ceremony — a far cry from when she was a teenager, unsure if she would or even could pursue higher education.

Office of Admissions personnel news

Cassie Keefer's last day at UAA is April 30. Though her family has loved their time in Alaska, they look forward to being closer to family again in the lower 48. Cassie joined the Enrollment Services team as our inaugural Executive Director of Admissions 2 1/2 years ago with a wealth of experience. During her time as a Seawolf, she has united three distinct areas to develop a dynamic team with a shared mission - grow enrollment and remove barriers tied to admissions.

The power of yes

Jessica Reisinger

For commencement speaker Jessica Reisinger, her final year at UAA was all about saying yes to every opportunity that came knocking on her door. As it turned out, the simple power of yes ended up transforming her senior year in ways she never imagined.

2021 Consortium Library Affordable Course Materials Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2021 Consortium Library Affordable Course Materials Award winners! Their work has demonstrated a sustained commitment to substantially lowering the cost of course materials for students. In an environment of rapidly-rising costs in higher education, easing the financial burden felt by students is critical to their success.

$500 Consortium Library Award for Undergraduate Research

If you used the UAA/APU Consortium Library to complete a research paper or project, you can win $500! Submit your completed assignment along with a short description of your research process by Monday, May 3 — the week after finals. For more details, see: https://libguides.consortiumlibrary.org/award. The glory and half a grand can be yours!

1 bed apt with large garage and tall ceilings for rent

1 bedroom apartment with high ceilings, big garage, and off street parking available May 1st (or after). Clean, quiet, and safe neighborhood near UAA and Providence Hospital.

Celtic Spring Festival May 1st ! Virtual Classes for Everyone

The 2021 Celtic Spring Festival features a day of amazing classes including Celtic dance, music, song, history, crafts and activities presented via Zoom.

Save the date: Faculty and Staff Convocation is Aug. 20

Save the date! Welcome the new academic year at Faculty and Staff Convocation. Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, 8-10 a.m.

Thesis Defense: 'Viral Surveillance and Genome Analysis of Bat Borne Viruses; Coronaviruses of Southcentral Alaskan Myotis' on April 30

Please join M.S. Candidate in Biological Sciences, William George, for a public thesis defense via Zoom beginning at 3:30 p.m. April 30.