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2021 Archive

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.

BOR extends Pitney’s presidential term, discusses racial equity initiative and votes to reinstate UAA Alpine skiing

At its meeting today, the University of Alaska Board of Regents extended the term of UA Interim President Pat Pitney to ensure stability in leadership while the university continues to navigate budget stability and the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The search for the next president is anticipated to begin in spring 2022.

Celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dear UAA Community: Monday, Jan. 18, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, an occasion to commemorate Dr. King's monumental achievements and tireless campaign for racial equality. This year's MLK Day occurs at a time when conversations surrounding justice, diversity, equity and inclusion are more salient than ever.

Webinar series on Artificial Intelligence to begin Jan. 20

Artificial Intelligence webinar series logo

UAA's College of Business and Public Policy has developed a four-part webinar series on Artificial Intelligence, which will debut on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. with Russell Frew, most recently Chief Engineer for Lockheed Martin. Russell will discuss how AI has evolved and impacted industry, the Department of Defense and the intelligence community.

Martin Luther King Day of Service Opportunity

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal and state holiday recognizing the birthday of MLK. It is the only federal holiday designated a national day of service, denoted as a “day on, not a day off.” The MLK Day of Service encourages all Americans to improve our communities through volunteer service. It helps to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, address social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a Beloved Community.

Racial justice initiative, land grant, UAA Alpine Ski Team on agenda for UA Board of Regents meeting

The University of Alaska Board of Regents will convene a full board meeting Friday, Jan. 15 to discuss the university’s next steps to advance the success of UA’s Alaska Native students, faculty and staff, hear updates from leadership, and consider reinstating the UAA alpine ski team.

Leadership In Your Style Student Competition

Leadership in Your Style drawing featuring UAA students and Spirit with hands held and arms raised

Leadership in Your Style is a unique opportunity for students to show the campus their leadership style! We are looking for students to showcase their thoughts on leadership using any media — spoken word, painting, essay, song, etc. After a review by the MLK committee, one student will be selected for a $500 cash prize and will be announced at the MLK Student Appreciation event on Feb. 5 at 5 p.m. Students can sign up at tinyurl.com/2020uaamlk.

Leadership In Your Style Student Competition

Leadership in Your Style drawing featuring UAA students and Spirit with hands held and arms raised

What are your thoughts on leadership? Express yourself in our talent competition. Submit spoken word performances, paintings, songs, poems — any media you choose — regarding the topic of leadership! After a review by the MLK committee, one student will be selected for a cash prize and will be announced at the MLK Student Appreciation event on Feb. 5 at 5 p.m.! Sign up at tinyurl.com/2020uaamlk. Grand prize of $500!

Jean Brockel estate donates $1.65 million to KPC; Brockel family donated $2.59 million over the years

KPC has received the largest donation in its history from the Jean Brockel estate. Jean Brockel was the widow of Clayton Brockel, founder of the college in 1964. The $1.6-plus million donation comes from the estate left by Jean. Clayton died in July 2013 and their son, John passed away in January 2008.

Elevating the low clarinet

Wolbers’ UAA career spanned 28 years where he led both the university’s wind and saxophone and clarinet ensembles, as well as served as the division coordinator of Wind and Percussion Studies. (Photo courtesy of Mark Wolbers)

UAA Emeritus Professor of Music Mark Wolbers recently published 48 études for clarinet adapted from Franz Wilhem Ferling’s oboe études, providing clarinetists worldwide the opportunity to experiment and expand their performance repertoire.