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2021 Archive

Business Plan Finalists to compete at Perfect Pitch

Perfect Pitch logo

Students and aspiring entrepreneurs will compete for top prizes at Perfect Pitch, the finale of our Business Plan Competition, on Friday, March 26, at 5:30 p.m. Join us as four finalists present their start-up ideas. Watch the pitches and determine your perfect pick. Then vote in the People's Choice category while our judges deliberate over the Grand Prize ($6,000), Second Place ($3,000) and First Fortune $500 Award.

March 27: Launch your health career at the Alaska Health Education Summit

Launch your health career at the UAA Health Education Summit — a free virtual event on March 27, hosted by the College of Health and WWAMI School of Medical Education!

UA fundraising campaign launches March 25

From left: Josiah Phillips, Tim Brown, and Hojung Jang cross Cuddy Quad during an April snowstorm on the UAA Campus.

As an employee of UAA, you dedicate your work to the success of our students, our mission and this community — guiding each graduating class toward their dreams of opportunity and innumerable contributions to our state.

March 23 and 24: UAA Honors Open Forums

The UAA Honors Task Force invites faculty, staff and students to attend one of two open forums in which results from the Future of Honors at UAA survey and the recommendations from the Honors Task Force will be presented. During the presentation, questions and concerns will be addressed, and additional recommendations from the UAA community about the Honors program will be solicited.

March 24: UA Virtual Career Expo

It's never too early to start your career journey! Encourage your students and alumni to join Career Services on Handshake for the very first UA Virtual Career Expo on March 24 from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

March 25: 'Coloring the Universe' with Dr. Travis Rector

Join us for a virtual presentation of "Coloring the Universe" presented by UAA Astronomer, Dr. Travis Rector. The presentation will be followed by a live Q&A from our Facebook Live and Zoom audience.

March 25: ‘Marching to Justice’ featuring Dr. Tracey Wiese and Lillian Lennon

Thursday, March 25, 7:30–8:45 p.m. - a panel sponsored by several departments at UAA and Project ECHO, as part of a series of panels called "March to Justice", where, in honor of Women's History Month, we will celebrate the transgender women and gender-expansive individuals in our community. I will be joined by special guests Lillian Lennon and the director of the new clinic at Identity - Dr. Tracey Weise, and we will discuss some of the work that has been done, and what we still need to do in order to create a safe space and provide proper and educated services.

Call for UAA Spread the Love Recommendations

UAA Spread the Love flyer

Submit a recommendation for students, staff, and faculty who have made a positive impact in your life! The SACP team will send the best recommendations a wolf plushie! Nominations accepted March 15-26 at:

Seeking Arctic solutions: UAA researcher joins UArctic's leadership

Dr. Diane Hirshberg at Basher Trail Head in Anchorage.

Just before the new year, Dr. Diane Hirshberg of the UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research was named Vice-President Academic of the University of the Arctic, a consortium of over 200 postsecondary and educational institutions that either are located in the circumpolar north or conduct meaningful education and research activities related to the Arctic.

Spotlighting Becca Satathite, Central Emergency Services firefighter and paramedic

Students “find their place” at KPC for different reasons. For Becca Satathite, finding a career in which no two days would play out exactly the same way was the goal.