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2021 Archive

Creating transformational change

Tanya Charoonsophonsak

Tanya Charoonsophonsak, a first-generation Alaskan and UAA’s fall 2021 commencement speaker, is encouraging her class to continue making transformational changes that will not only impact them now but for generations to come.

Mindful and ready

Cody Kapotak

Civil engineering and project management alumnus Cody Kapotak will serve as student speaker for the fall 2021 graduate degree hooding ceremony before starting his Ph.D. in geotechnical engineering, which the former ANSEP student and marine lance corporal hopes to use to mitigate the effects of climate change in rural Alaska.

Celebrating the fall 2021 Honorary Degree and Meritorious Service Award recipients

Ann Fienup-Riordan (top left), Elizabeth Ripley (top center), John Havelock (top right), Ronald Swartz (bottom left), Timothy Edwards (bottom center) and Thomas Hennessy (bottom right)

On Dec. 1, UAA honored Ann Fienup-Riordan and Elizabeth Ripley with the title of Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, and awarded John Havelock, Thomas Hennessy, Ronald Swartz and Timothy Edwards the Meritorious Service Award during a special ceremony in advance of fall commencement.

Volunteers needed for fall commencements

Commencement season is approaching and we need you to help celebrate our students’ years of hard work and academic success!

Don’t forget your free spikies!

Now that the parking lots and sidewalks are icy, don’t forget that Free Spikies (winter foot traction devices) are available to UAA employees again this year at the Main Circulation Desk at the Consortium Library.

Job opening: Student Brand Ambassador

Akademos/TextbookX is UAA's official online bookstore provider. Our goal is to provide every student with an assortment of low-cost textbooks. Additionally, we provide students with a personalized shopping experience, making the textbook ordering process quick and easy.

Curiosity is Your Compass — Attend a National Student Exchange Info Session

SE colleges and universities welcome you for spring 2022 collegiate student exchange. If you want to learn more about NSE, join us for a virtual NSE Info Session. We will review the basics of NSE (tuition, financial aid, course options, housing, and research tips) and answer your questions.

$250 for 8-10 hours of your time AND help reduce textbook costs at UAA!

Want more affordable textbooks at UAA? Are you interested in learning advocacy and leadership skills (while receiving incentives!)? Curious what zero-cost textbooks and course materials have to do with student success and equity? Interested in receiving a $250 gift card for your engaged participation?

Open forums for Engagement & Belonging Coordinator finalists

Please join us for open forums for our Multicultural Student Services Engagement and Belonging Coordinator finalists.

It’s not too late to get your flu shot! Get immunized before winter break.

Flu shots and COVID-19 shots are available for students, staff and faculty at the Student Health and Counseling Center, by appointment only. The Student Health and Counseling Center is open Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Thursday from 1-2 p.m.