May 2021 Archive

Register for the two-day virtual conference — Human Trafficking: Alaska & Beyond

Offered by the UAA Department of Human Services, this second annual conference on human trafficking focuses on the prevalence and incidence of trafficking and its impacts on Alaska Native and indigenous populations both in Alaska and throughout the nation.

Ginger Mongeau is retiring!

After more than 25 years of professional dedication, Ginger Mongeau, MPH, will be retiring from her research position in the Office of Institutional Research (IR). Ginger has had a full career at UAA. Over the years, she has advanced from a work study student in the Chancellor's office, to a project manager at the Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services, to her current position in IR. Ginger is appreciative of the many opportunities for educational, professional, and personal growth afforded by UAA. Ginger will be missed as she has built meaningful collaborative relationships at UAA. Ginger's last day will be June 4, 2021.

Campus Kickoff 2021 Planning Launch Party

Student Engagement and Inclusion is proud to announce that planning for Campus Kickoff 2021 is underway! Any Seawolf interested in making #CKO21 an unforgettable welcome back to campus is invited to join the planning team at our Planning Launch Party on Thursday, May 27, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Attend the virtual conference — Complex Trauma and Addiction IV: The Intersection of the Pandemics

Uniting the mental and behavioral health community to connect and learn with a virtual conference providing discussions on substance abuse and addiction and offering 6.5 CME/CEUs for licensed mental health providers.

Job opening: Assistant Director of Student Conduct & Ethical Development

The Assistant Director of Student Conduct & Ethical Development position is posted for applications. Please encourage those interested to apply. Initial review will take place on June 1, 2021.

Seeking student mentors for Seawolf Mentors Program

Seawolf Mentor is seeking mentors for our First Year Experience Mentorship Program! If you enjoy helping and working with others, please consider supporting our First Year Students by sharing your experiences, struggles, and successes in the transition to college, and your time at UAA!

Onboarding Manager Open Forums

You are invited to attend open forums for UAA's Onboarding Manager. This one-year term position will develop a comprehensive onboarding program for UAA employees, from the moment an offer is accepted through their first 3-6 months of employment. We appreciate your participation and feedback.

A Year That Changed Everything — Reflecting on the year that was through stories

Join a panel discussion hosted by Shawnalee Whitney (Academic Affairs) that includes Camai Cassey (MCC), Quention Simeon (NSS), and Joe Lambert and Brooke Hessler from the nationally recognized StoryCenter organization. The discussion will focus on how storytelling and story can be used to reflect on how education and learning have been impacted on the year that was.

School of Nursing DNP Defense by David Ampong, MS, MSN, MHA, APRN, PMHNP-BC

On Wednesday May 26, David Ampong, MS, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC will present his final DNP Project "Evaluating the Patient Experience in Outpatient Detoxification: Implications for Improvement of the Early Stages of Alcohol and /or Opioid Use Disorder and Recovery Treatment Process " beginning at 3 p.m.

UAA startup wins young entrepreneur award in Norway

Michael Martinez

In April, chemistry major Michael Martinez was awarded the 2020 High North Young Entrepreneur Award for his startup Arctic Biotech Oath, which specializes in the green extraction of rare earth elements in circumpolar north countries.