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2021 Archive

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.

All Alaskans 16+ now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination

On March 9, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced that, effective immediately, all Alaskans age 16 and over are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Alaska is the first state in the nation to make vaccination available to all members of the public.

Clearing others for liftoff

Col. Spencer Thomas (left) receives a salute from Maj. Christina Geller (center-right) as she relinquishes command of the 9th Comptroller Squadron to Maj. Andrew Fingall (right) during the Change of Command ceremony on June 24, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, California. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes / U.S. Air Force)

Accounting alumna and U.S. Air Force major Christina Geller knows how much difference a scholarship can make. That’s why for the last decade, she and her husband, a UAA management alumnus, have contributed to the UAA Excellence in Air Force ROTC scholarship.

UAA celebrates Womxn's History Month

Graphic for UAA Womxn's History Month

The first day of March signaled the beginning of Womxn’s History Month, and the UAA community will celebrate and honor the history of women through a wide array of events.

Spring forward this weekend

The Office of Emergency Management reminds you that this Sunday is when Alaska goes to Daylight Saving Time. When you turn your clocks ahead one hour, it is also a good reminder to replace the battery in your smoke detectors and refresh the water in your emergency supplies kit.

Student leaders tackle global problems at Model United Nations

The UAA Wendy Williamson Auditorium sits empty.

For 39 years, Model United Nations has afforded Alaska’s high school and college students a playground of arcane rules and procedures to cultivate their understanding of global politics and develop their leadership competencies. This year, the virtual conference's theme was PANDEMIC!, all-caps and exclamation point included.

Thesis defense: 'Occurrence and Extirpation of Newell’s Shearwater and Hawaiian Petrels from Pōhakuloha Training Area, Hawaiʻi'

Please join Rachel McKenna, M.S. Candidate in Biological Sciences, for a public thesis defense on March 17 at 4 p.m.

March 17: Office of the Registrar hosts Registration Brown Bag

Priority registration for Fall 2021 begins April 2nd! The Office of the Registrar invites you to a registration brown bag session. We will discuss registration eligibility, priority registration, dates and deadlines, overrides, waitlists, troubleshooting and useful Banner screens. Please save the date, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Job opening: Seasonal Grounds Maintenance (MSW1 Temporary)

Spend the summer in the great outdoors as a seasonal hire with the UAA Grounds Team. Ideal candidates will work well in a team environment, have experience and/or interest in the landscaping profession (arboriculture, turf management, annual and perennial flower care, interiorscaping, greenhouse production, hardscape management), and have an excellent driving record. Season runs from mid-April through early October with flexible start and stop dates.

$1,000 Affordable Course Material Award — Call for Nominations

Have you adopted Open Educational Resources (OER)* or, in some other way, significantly lowered the cost of course materials or textbooks in this current semester or in a previous one? Or do you know a colleague who has? If so, consider nominating yourself or colleague(s) for a $1,000 Consortium Library Affordable Course Materials Award. We intend to present up to 10 awards. For collaborative projects, each contributing member is eligible to receive up to $1,000. The purpose of the award is two fold. First, we’d like to recognize faculty who have made sustainable cost reductions for students. The second purpose is to encourage faculty to get the cost of materials as close to zero as possible.