2021 Archive

Basketball alum finds the perfect fit with Adidas

Brandon Walker

Seawolf Athletics checks in with Brandon Walker, who after graduating from UAA played in Germany and worked as a player manager in the NBA before finding his current role as the head of sports marketing for basketball in North America at Adidas.

Celebrating Elizabeth Peratrovich

Alaska Native Studies Symposia in honor of Elizabeth Peratrovich. Presented by Alaska Native Studies students. Noon, February 16. Join us on Zoom!

Every year on Feb. 16, we celebrate the life and legacy Alaska Native civil rights activist Elizabeth Peratrovich. The day commemorates the anniversary of Peratrovich's testimony that led to the passage of the groundbreaking Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945. Community celebrations include an Alaska Native Studies Symposia at UAA and a celebration on Facebook Live hosted by First Alaskans Institute.

Feb. 16: Open Forum for the Director of Student Conduct & Ethical Development

You are invited to attend an open forum with Jonathan Long, a candidate for the position of Director of Student Conduct & Ethical Development. The open forum will be held over Zoom and will feature a 30-minute presentation from the candidate followed by a 45-minute Q&A period.

University of Alaska Board of Regents to hear public testimony Feb. 16

Please call 1-866-831-8713 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to testify. Public testimony is held in advance of the board's committee meetings Feb. 18-19 and the full board meeting Feb. 25-26 and provides for direct public input prior to those meetings. Written testimony is accepted at any time and is shared with the board and the president. Please submit to: ua-bor@alaska.edu. Agendas will be posted closer to meeting dates at: alaska.edu/bor/agendas.

Free STI Screening for UAA Students Feb. 15, 16 and 17

Free STI testing for UAA students Feb 15, 16 and 17. Call (907) 786-4050 for an appointment.

The UAA Student Health and Counseling Center is offering Free Sexually Transmitted Infection screening for UAA students on Monday, Feb. 15 through Wednesday, Feb. 17, by appointment only.

Feb. 19: AK UNiTE Research Network Kickoff Event for Potential Partners

Biological Sciences Ph.D. student Maile Branson prepares samples of genetic material from birds to test for viruses in Professor Eric Bortz' lab in UAA's ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building. (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

Collaborating Biology Faculty at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak College, Alaska Pacific University, and the University of Washington, Tacoma were awarded a National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network in Undergraduate Biology Education (RCN-UBE) Incubator Grant. The purpose of this one-year incubator grant is to create a sustainable network of biology researchers across the state that will help provide place-based research opportunities for students attending an Alaska university.

Staff Make Students Count nominations open

Do you know a staff member that deserves recognition for going the extra mile? Staff members are a vital part of higher education. Whether it is going the extra mile to ensure students are able to log into their online class or being an advocate for student success, staff contribute to the mission in many ways every day. That’s why the University of Alaska recognizes university staff who provide outstanding service to students anywhere in the system with the Staff Make Students Count Award.

Seawolf Transfer Trail: Many paths to one destination

A UAA student made their own path through the snow outside Rasmuson Hall.

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to the students who choose to transfer to UAA. This is why UAA launched a new tool, the Seawolf Transfer Trail, to provide a sturdy foundation for potential transfer students and to set them on the most ideal path toward graduation.

The Future of Honors Education at UAA

Faculty and staff: Please provide input on the direction for a future honors program at UAA. A task force identified several key elements that would be critical to creating an honors program for UAA's diverse student body, open access mission and campus strengths in teaching, research, community engagement and commitment to diversity. The survey asks for your attitudes about the major directions identified by the Task Force as UAA considers creating a new direction for universitywide honors education. The survey results will be shared in two open forums over the next several weeks to gather additional campus feedback.

Celebrating Black History Month: Events for Feb. 17–26

UAA celebrates Black History Month 2021. "If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." —Martin Luther King Jr.

The YouAA Committee has planned or coordinated a wide variety of events in celebration of Black History Month. All events are open to the entire UAA community. Students, staff and faculty are also welcome to join the YouAA Committee if they are interested in cultivating a campus community in which everyone belongs.