April 2021 Archive

Applications for summer and fall housing open

The Department of Residence Life is happy to announce that the applications for summer and fall housing are now open for students! UAA is proud to offer a high quality residential experience that is educational, social and focused on the academic success of students.

Chancellor update on campus operations

I am writing to follow up on UA Interim President Pitney’s message highlighting plans for the transition back to in-person campus operations and the work of the Post-COVID Workplace Team, which is shaping the system’s long-term protocols concerning onsite, remote and hybrid work.

Seeking faculty to serve as a judge for the Student Research & Creative Scholarship Showcase!

Are you interested in exploring the best research, scholarship, and creative activities produced by UAA students? The 2021 Student Research & Creative Scholarship Showcase committee is gearing up for the first-of-its-kind offering to students, and we want YOU to help us evaluate the best student scholarship at UAA!

UAA Chancellor finalists announced

The UAA Chancellor Search Committee announced today that it has recommended eight candidates to meet with the UAA and Anchorage community in the final phase of the chancellor review process. These eight leaders were chosen from a pool of diverse and highly qualified candidates and will participate in student and community forums April 13-14.

Cheryl Siemers named next KPC director

Dr. Cheryl Siemers will serve as the new director of Kenai Peninsula College (KPC). Siemers currently serves as assistant director of academic affairs at KPC. She formerly served as director of advancement and academic dean at neighboring institution Alaska Christian College.

COVID operations and the post-COVID workplace

With all adult Alaskans now eligible for COVID vaccines and case rates in our communities relatively stable, President Pitney and the Chancellors are working on planning for more traditional operations in summer and fall, beginning this transition in mid-May.

School of Nursing accepting applications for a Program Support Specialist position

This position will serve as program support including maintaining assorted databases and files, faculty/administrative support and assisting in scheduling and administration of professional development and contract training efforts, and student support and the first point of contact for students. Review of applications will begin on April 12, 2021 and will continue until this recruitment is closed.

April 8: 'Telescopes Are Time Machines' presented by Omega Smith

If someone were to tell you we have had time machines for over 400 years, you might be hesitant to believe them. However, we have been using a tool to look back in time every time we look at the stars since Galileo! Join Omega Smith as she shows you how telescopes have let us peer into the distant past and how we observe the evolution of the universe. Live Q&A after the presentation on Facebook Live and Zoom.

Open forums for finalists for the College of Arts & Sciences Dean position

As chairs of the UAA CAS Dean search committee, we are pleased to announce the finalists for the position and the process for virtual campus visits April 12-16. Our search generated international interest and produced a large set of initial applicants. Over several weeks, committee members reviewed the applications and interviewed the most qualified individuals, leading us to the advancement of four outstanding finalists.

UAA Theatre and Dance presents virtual experience 'UAA Dance in Concert 2021'

UAA Dance in Concert 2021

UAA Dance in Concert brings together the collaborative skills of UAA faculty, students and alumni as well as community artmakers and a national guest artist for an exciting experimental event available on demand from April 9-11 and April 16-19.