September 2021 Archive

Arctic expedition

USCG Healy Icebreaker

As the Arctic continues to experience changes due to climate change, Jeffery Welker, professor in UAA’s Department of Biological Sciences, is helping lead an international research team aboard the U.S. Coast Guard’s Healy Icebreaker to document and study the dramatic transformation.

Fast Track Certificates 2.0

Automotive Technology student Mallory Hanna works on a brake assembly during instructor Randal Smith's brake systems (ADT A150) course in UAA's Automotive and Diesel Technology Building. (Photo by James Evans / UAA)

Last fall, UAA announced its Fast Track Certificate program. This year, the Municipality of Anchorage has collaborated with the university with a $3 million American Rescue Plan Act grant that broadens the scope of the Fast Track program.

Housemate wanted

Housemate wanted - Looking to share a 3 bedroom (plus an office); 1 1/2 bath house with a 2 car heated garage in Old Turnagain near the Coastal Trail. Partially furnished. Non-smoking professional. Fenced backyard with a large garden area. Rent is $750/month plus 1/2 of the utilities.

Student job openings at UAA IT Services

Are you interested in pursuing a job in IT? Here's your chance! UAA Information Technology Services (ITS) is currently seeking applications for an IT Student Assistant and IT Switchboard Operator.

Nursing tutor wanted for School of Nursing and Learning Commons

Do you enjoy helping other students learn concepts and succeed? The School of Nursing in collaboration with the Learning Commons is currently recruiting for student employees to tutor nursing students.

UAA Spirit Distance Challenge

The annual Spirit Run is a fun, community-based race held at the beginning of the academic year to bring new and returning members of the UAA community together to explore the areas surrounding the UAA campus. This year, join the Seawolf Community for a distance challenge Sept. 20–Oct. 4.

Slideshow: UAA Day at the Alaska State Fair

Seawolf gymnastics team members Jessica Johnson, Kylie Reese, Silje Hildebrand, Emily Walker and Rachel Decious enjoy UAA Day at the Alaska State Fair.

Friday, Sept. 3 was UAA Day at the Alaska State Fair. From green and gold flair to giant pumpkins, take a look at our slideshow highlighting the best moments.

You can get your free COVID-19 vaccination at home!

Appointments currently available for the FDA-approved Pfizer or the one-and-done Johnson & Johnson vaccines on Tuesday, Sept. 7 for residents west of the Seward Highway and Thursday, Sept. 9 for residents east of the Seward Highway. Make your appointment here: Be sure to register no later than the day prior to available appointments. Same-day registration will not be available.

Secure your account with multi-factor authentication

In early June, UAA IT Services began to roll out a security enhancement called Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to better protect users and sensitive UAA information from malicious cyber-attacks. Over the past few months, we have seen a significant increase in the number of attempts to access and steal university information by stealing usernames and passwords and gaining access to employee accounts.

Celebrating UAA Day at the Fair Sept. 3; Labor Day Sept. 6

UAA Day at the Alaska State Fair is Sept. 3, 2021!

As the long weekend approaches, I hope you take the opportunity to relax, recharge and enjoy the last bit of the Alaska summer. As a reminder, the university will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

September Archive