A taste of Mars on Earth: UAA Robotics club

The UAA Robotics club is working to finish the Iceberg 2, their entry to the University Rover Challenge.

Finding her niche: Alexandria McLearen, UAA’s fall commencement speaker

Throughout her time at UAA, McLearen said her most challenging moment was when she was chair of the Green Fee Board.

Eccentric electives

UAA's 2018 spring semester will offer a wide arrange of select topic courses in all different subjects

Meet the artist behind Alaska’s newest license plate

21-year-old UAA student and Palmer local used her graphic skills and love for Alaska to design the new state license plate.

Radical Recreation: The ultimate sport

Local ultimate Frisbee players take the sport to a new extreme during wintertime

Black Student Union aims for inclusion of all

"The Black Student Union exists to serve the UAA community. It encourages inclusion, it is cultivating a sense of unity within the student body," Nile Morris, BSU vice president said.

A look back at past commencement speakers

Learn about prior commencement speakers Ruddy Abam, Jonathon Taylor and Sophie Leshan.

Graduates look beyond college, discuss career aspirations

Students looking to jump start their career exploration prior to graduation can schedule career development appointments with CES through their free UAA Handshake account under uaa.joinhandshake.com.

UAA junior designs official 2018 state medallion

Of the nearly 20 applicants that submitted potential ideas for the 2018 coin, Megan Warren, junior political science major at UAA, came out on top.

College Cookbook: Easy mug cake gifts

Snickerdoodle, blueberry muffin and gluten-free chocolate mug cake recipes.

Swapping pencils for broomsticks

Quidditch comes to life with the help of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation department.

UAA student wins Rhodes Scholarship

Samantha Mack is the first UAA student to be invited to interview for the scholarship, and the first Alaska Native student to win the award.

The benefits of student employment on UAA’s campus

Holding a position as a part-time student employee requires registration in six or more credits in the UA system, as well as maintaining a cumulative grade point average of a 2.0. In addition, more specific requirements, such as a resume or references, are associated with certain jobs.

Get off the couch!

Events to soothe the finals blues, concerts, plays and more.

Medical laboratory science program director to retire after 20 years

Program director Heidi Mannion and adjunct professor David Pierce have kept the medical laboratory technology program alive through creation of a bachelor's degree in medical laboratory science and a certificate in phlebotomy.

West Hall gets lit

The new LED fixtures will save about $80,000 a year of the Housing costs, about 20 percent of the electricity cost.

The bread pudding he never got

This recipe comes with a story

An interactive blend of health care and fitness

UAA's "Exercise is Medicine" club helps to incorporate physical activity into the prevention and treatment of healthcare concerns.

David Ramseur to discuss “Melting the Ice Curtain” and the Cold War

On Friday, Dec. 1, from noon to 1 p.m., journalist and author David Ramseur will be discussing his book, “Melting the Ice Curtain: The Extraordinary Story of Citizen Diplomacy on the Russia-Alaska Frontier,” at the 49th State Brewing Company.

Radical Recreation: Retired Marine pursues career as personal trainer

While Tina Dominguez was in the Marine Corps, she became certified as a fitness coach and fitness nutrition specialist through the International Sports Science Association.

‘Foundations’ at the Hugh McPeck Gallery

The show features work from 100 and 200-level art classes and is on display until Dec. 8 with a Second Friday reception that evening from 5 to 7 p.m.

Get off the couch!

Post-Thanksgiving concerts and dance parties, DIY Night, Quidditch and more.

Latino Student Union shares love of culture with others

"It's an organization that gives voice to our Hispanic community. Our main goal is to get together and make a change, but also for other students of other cultures to join and learn more about the Hispanic culture," Ana Azpilcueta, LSU president, said.

UA contains second highest percentage of in-state students in the U.S.

Ninety-one percent of students that attend UAA are residents of Alaska.

Free Chinese workshops, holiday celebrations

The Confucius Institute hosts events dedicated to helping people gain a better understanding of Chinese culture and language

College Cookbook: Holler for challah

Challah is a Jewish bread typically served during the Sabbath and holidays like Hanukkah

Exercising made fun

Not only is Zumba enjoyable, it's also an extremely good workout. The constant movement often builds up a sweat.

Covenant House: A light in the dark

The shelter held a candlelight vigil and fundraiser to support homeless youth

Researchers present at the Department of Biological Sciences seminar series

Throughout the semester different researchers have presented on a wide range of topics relating to biology

Thanksgiving feast on campus Nov. 23

USUAA invites both students and the Anchorage community to attend

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University considers implementing refresher training

“We don’t want to, just every year, have people do exactly the same thing, exactly the same training,” Kamahele said.