It’s that time of the semester again — the time of the semester each student loathes, when studying, final projects and exams consume his or her life. This single week can determine the future of one’s entire college career and future. With so much hinging on this final week of the semester, two seniors offer advice to those struggling with getting through.
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The Community Pregnancy Center was established in 1984 when a group of local pastors read a letter to the editor. The letter’s author asked, if she decided to keep her baby instead of abort it, then who will help her take care of the baby?
“Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.” This poem, written by Clement Clarke Moore, tells the story of a visit from St. Nicholas on Christmas Eve, but who is St. Nicholas, and why does he visit on Christmas Eve?
According to the American Diabetes Association, more people die of diabetes in the United States each year than from AIDS and breast cancer. In 2011, 18.8 million people were diagnosed with diabetes…
The Sustainability Club recently hosted a table to inform students about the Chuitna River coal mines and other issues related to sustainability.
Environment and society major Devin Johnson says a company called Pacific Rim is proposing to establish six coal mines in south-central Alaska. The proposed coal mines are located one hour away from UAA in communities located both north and west of Anchorage.
The season of giving and thanksgiving is upon us. Student and community organizations are hosting clothing and food drives to help those in need.
As part of Engage Week, UAA’s Smoke-Free Task Force, Seawolf Debate, the Journalism and Public Communications Department, and the Department of Health hosted a soapbox debate about whether or not UAA should initiate a comprehensive smoke-free policy.
On Oct. 28, the University of Alaska’s Stay on Track, Finish in Four campaign launched a photo contest. Upload a photo of how many years it will take you to finish your degree and be entered to win 2 free Alaska Airline tickets. The Stay on Track campaign is a system-wide effort created to get students graduated on time.
The library isn’t just a place where books live. It is also a place for learning. This message was made clear last Saturday when the Z.J. Loussac Library was transformed into a pandemic zone, complete with toppled chairs, cautionary signs and, of course, zombies.
The point was to make it through the maze without being touched by a zombie, which represented germs during a pandemic.
The educational part was in eight different stations set up throughout the maze.
There is no safe exposure amount to smoke. This is the message UAA’s Smoke-Free Task Force hopes to communicate. The task force was formed in response to a challenge made by the United States Department of Health and Human Services for all college campuses to go smoke and tobacco free by 2016.
Every Monday at 9:45 a.m., the Student Health and Counseling Center offers a free workshop and group session about healthy sleeping habits and how to address sleep disorders. These workshops are in cooperation with the university’s Multicultural Center and are funded by a grant. Students can attend these workshops at no cost, and no registration is required.
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“It’s about leadership and collaboration. We must focus on the students and listen to the students, even when they burst our bubble. When we think that we have it nailed, and then talk to a group of students, and they say, ‘No, that’s not where we are at. That was 10 years ago,’ we must listen,” said University of Alaska President Pat Gamble at last week’s Board of Regents meeting in Juneau.
Gamble is referring to the University of Alaska system’s Strategic Directive Initiative, or SDI.
“SDI is about collaboration,” he says. “Collaboration means incentive.”