Midterm elections: UAA community weighs in before, after

On Election Day last week, I asked five members of the UAA community five questions about how they voted. Each participant was also asked to predict election outcomes, then asked to reflect on election...

Dr. Kaoru Iokibe presents ‘Basic Elements of the Modern Japanese History’

Dr. Kaoru Iokibe is a professor at the University of Tokyo Graduate Schools for Law and Politics. His research focuses on the political and diplomatic history of modern Japan. Iokibe presented “Distance, Time, Crossroads, and...

UAA’s rising star: Meet Devan Hawkins

“I’m addicted ,” said Devan Hawkins. “Nothing makes me more frustrated but nothing makes me happier." Hawkins, a senior studying social work at UAA just finished starring in the latest production from the UAA Department...

‘Up to Us’: Raising national debt awareness on campus

“The longer we wait to make sustainable fiscal policy decisions… the more it’s going to have a negative impact on us,” said Lauren Criss-Carboy, a sophomore studying international studies at UAA. Criss-Carboy and the rest...

To slurp or not to slurp?: An authentic ramen experience in West Anchorage

In Japanese culture, slurping your ramen is not only accepted, but also encouraged! Serving as the most efficient method of enjoying a bowl of piping hot noodles, it also conveys one's utmost compliments to...

‘Ono grinds! Hula Hands: Anchorage’s favorite Hawaiian joint

In Hawaii, hearing someone mention “‘ono grinds” is music to the ears of a local as it probably means some good eats are nearby. “‘Ono” means delicious and “grinds” means food in Hawaiian slang. With...

Steve Konkel presents Alaska Decision Making 2018

Dr. Steve Konkel teaches Negotiation and Conflict Resolution in the College of Business and Public Policy at UAA. He’s published a statewide inventory and economic assessment of wind generation as well as studies of...

Alaska Federation of Natives Convention

The Alaska Federation of Natives is the largest statewide Native organization in Alaska. Members include 186 federally recognized tribes, 177 village corporations, 12 regional corporations and 12 nonprofit and tribal consortiums. The federation advocates...

FUSION provides new community involvement opportunities

UAA’s community service program “For Unity and Service in Our Neighborhoods,” better known as FUSION, has recently gone through some changes in order to provide more volunteer opportunities for students. The FUSION program aims...

Wool socks: A catalyst for social change

A willingness to care. A passion for connection. A platform for change. When these factors converge, they enable progress and understanding in our community. Mikey Huff saw a need to connect with people in the...

From Oma’s kitchen to The Last Frontier

Located in Mountain View, West Berlin is serving delicious German and Bavarian fare that could rival what your Oma "(grandmother" in German) used to make. On a street with an abundance of restaurants from...

Student-led wellness breaks boost employee morale

Nearly every day of the week, students in the Health Physical Education and Recreation program lead wellness breaks. The breaks are designed to give HPER students hands-on experience in their major and UAA employees...

Local Artist Spotlight: Brian Schuch

Originating from a background in wilderness survival, Brian Schuch’s knife making follows traditional practices to produce unique, authentic and practical works of art. In under two hours, Schuch turned a seemingly unassuming piece of obsidian...

Culinary kitchen and bakery get hot new upgrades

The kitchen in the division of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Administration received a generous gift: renovations to the kitchen and bakery. Most students know Cuddy Hall to have the Daily Grind, the commons area, the...

Feast your eyes (and taste buds) on this: Culinary Club resurrects stronger than ever

Robin O’Donoghue is the president of UAA’s Drag+ club. The table is loaded down with bacon-wrapped cheese stuffed dates, potato frittatas, pastries, charcuterie boards and sausage-stuffed mushrooms. The spread looks fit for a special occasion...

Sigma Tau Delta offers workshops to kickstart professionalism

Sigma Tau Delta, is an international English honors society. At UAA's chapter, Alpha Epilson Nu, the members are hosting workshops to help students learn professional skills. For the rest of the semester, Sigma Tau Delta...

5 tasty, local meals for $5 or less!

College students: being frugal does not mean you have to skimp in the flavor department!

Homecoming Breakfast recognizes alumni, encourages support

Homecoming week offers plenty for students, as well as staff and faculty, but what about those who have finished their time at UAA? Well, those UAA grads can join in on Homecoming festivities with...

UAA students rally to Take Back the Night

UAA students rallied for the third annual Take Back the Night march on Sept. 28. Along with representatives from the Student Health and Counseling Centers and some community members, the students protested sexual violence...

Seawolf debate team reaches semifinals in tournament

Robert Hockema and John Macy made UAA’s presence known at a highly competitive debate tournament in New York last week. The Hobart and William Smith Invitational consists of 108 debate teams from some of the...

Plates for Compassion educates students about veganism

On Wednesday, Sept. 26, UAA students from the club Plates for Compassion - Vegan Outreach at UAA took to the lawn of the quad outside of the Cuddy Hall to talk with students and...

Build-a-burger at Union Burger

The newest restaurant on campus, Union Burger, is a fun, build-a-burger restaurant. In the Student Union, students may have noticed that the old Mexican-food restaurant, Caliente, was replaced with a new burger joint. Union Burger...

Campus Art Walk

Have you ever wondered what that sculpture outside Rasmuson Hall means or why there’s a stone lion in the UAA Geological Rock Garden? You may have glanced at these pieces while walking to your...

Creating a Culture of Philanthropy

Brian Ibsen was appointed the director of philanthropy by the Office of University Advancement on Sept. 19. Ibsen shared details about his role as director and his goals for the new position.He comes to...

A former UAA professor’s take on UFOs

Is it irrational to believe in UFOs over Alaska? Professor Emeritus of Public Health Lawrence Weiss posed the question during a presentation last week and gave a simple answer: no. “I think there’s definitely something...
Snyder in her greendhouse. Photo courtesy of Jack Consenstein.

‘I could do a better job’: Professor Liz Snyder runs for District 27

As the end of September nears, students and professors alike have begun to settle into their semester routine. Associate Professor of Public Health, Liz Snyder, however, has set her sights on something new: the...

Becoming financially $avvy

The end of September marks the start of the $avvy $eawolf $eries put on by Financial Literacy at UAA. The series consists of three workshops centered around budgeting, credit and loans, which aim to...

Denali National Park road lottery

Denali National Park: A wild expanse covering over 6 million acres of pristine wilderness. Home to the tallest peak in North America, the park is the embodiment of the Alaskan spirit. During the summer season,...
Members of the Latino Student Union, Anthony Cole, Javier Acuña and Kelsey Hernández help to host several events at UAA for Hispanic Heritage Month. Photo credit: Jay Guzman

A month of cultural appreciation

The Latino Student Union is hosting a wide variety of events in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. The events began in mid-September and will continue until Oct. 18, featuring many activities from movie nights...

The legacy of Francis Xavier “Dale” Tran

Father. Husband. Community activist. Dale Tran’s profound legacy lives on through his family and through his lasting impact on the Anchorage community. He passed away in January of 2017. A refugee from Saigon, Tran came to...