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2021 Archive

UAA 2025 lapel pins available at UAA/APU Consortium Library

UAA 2025 lapel pins are now available at the UAA/APU Consortium Library circulation desk. Visit the library during operating hours to pick up your pin. Remember to bring your new WolfCard for entry into the building.

GSS digital calendars are available now

UAA General Support Services has for many years provided a complimentary wall calendar for staff and faculty, noting holidays and paydays. With so many employees working from home at this time, the logistics of distributing a printed calendar proved overwhelming so we required a different approach this year! GSS is providing a complimentary calendar but in a digital format. Multiple options have been created, including a printable version. The calendar is now available online from the GSS homepage at uaa.alaska.edu/gss.

CircleIn is now live at UAA!

The Office of Student Success is sponsoring CircleIn at UAA for the Spring 2021 semester. CircleIn is an app that allows students to study remotely with classmates, ask and answer questions about coursework, create flashcards to study for quizzes and exams, and post notes and share resources. Even better, the experience is gamified so students can earn gift cards and scholarships as rewards for engaging with the platform and helping their peers. If you would like to learn more about CircleIn, please contact Joe Bruner at jcbruner@alaska.edu.

Better together: Joint message with UAS and UAF chancellors

Chancellors Karen Carey at UAS, Dan White at UAF and I collaborated on the following message because we think this is an important time to focus on our collective future. In our joint effort to build a positive future for the University of Alaska, we seek to support President Pitney in her efforts in Juneau and our collective efforts to grow enrollment.

Alaska Sea Grant Request for Proposals — Announcement of Opportunity

A request for preliminary proposals is currently open for research to be conducted between February 2022 and January 2024. Alaska Sea Grant welcomes creative and innovative research proposals in the natural, social, and education sciences that address one or more of the following focus areas: Healthy Coastal Ecosystems; Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture; Resilient Communities and Economies; Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development.

Student Forum on Careers in Human Services

Join students, faculty and community members on Jan. 22, 2021, from noon to 1 p.m. for a forum on careers in human services. We will discuss how students can position themselves for fulfilling careers in helping people who find themselves in tough situations, advancing social justice and creating opportunities for people who need extra assistance in daily life. Students will learn about degree programs in Human Services, and the department's current and future Occupational Endorsement Certificates.

UAA celebrates 23 years of partnership with General Motors

Hannah Thayer learns to reassemble an automatic transmission that was recently donated to UAA’s Automotive and Diesel Technology (ADT) Department by the General Motors (GM) Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP). (Photo by James Evans, University of Alaska Anchorage)

In just over two decades, General Motors has donated more than one million dollars in vehicles and parts to UAA's Automotive and Diesel Technology Program, giving students the opportunity to learn and train hands-on with the latest technology.

UAA researchers and facilities play key role in fight against COVID-19

UAA's Alaska Airlines Center catches the last rays of winter sun during the first week of the Spring 2020 semester. (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

Catch up on UAA’s recent contributions to combating COVID-19, including a community partnership to use the Alaska Airlines Center for critical mitigation efforts and research by faculty, staff and students on the effects of Anchorage’s emergency orders.

Board of Regents reinstates Alpine skiing

Alpine skier Michael Soetaert during the CU Invite in January 2020

After a remarkable campaign raising two years of operating expenses, the UA Board of Regents voted to reinstate Alpine skiing on Jan. 15, one of three programs eliminated from Seawolf Athletics to accommodate reduced state funding for the university.

UA BOR reinstates Alpine skiing

UAA Ski Team

The University of Alaska Board of Regents voted to reinstate the Alpine ski team at the University of Alaska Anchorage Friday. The board's action was in response to its September decision to consider reinstatement of the program if the team could successfully reach established fundraising goals. That effort, led by head coach Sparky Anderson, resulted in local, regional and national supporters exceeding the goal of $628,000, equal to two years of operating expenses.