2016 Spring UAA Graduates

This semester over 1,300 UAA students will be graduating. Here's a list of those graduates. This list is current as of April 26, 2016. * for Cum Laude, ** for Magna Cum Laude, ***...

Sex and the Seawolf: Romantic preferences

Are you confused about what kinds of people you may be into? Rest assured, you are not alone. Trying to figure out who may turn you on or get you sprung may be difficult...

Fulbright winner says mentoring key to accomplishment

Rebekah Moras insists she's an average student. She dropped out of high school in favor of traveling to Switzerland in her teens, and then earned her GED when she was 20 and enrolled at UAA. This year she was awarded a Fulbright teaching scholarship - one of the most highly regarded scholarships in the country.

Kale chips: A healthy alternative to potato chips

Kale chips are a popular alternative to less healthy potato chips and crackers. Essentially you're eating your greens with that oh-so-familiar crunch and that can't-have-just-one flavor brought on by the salt.Kale was the most...

Radical Recreation: The weight of college has been lifted

Kally Greene-Gudmundson will be strutting the stage this spring commencement

“World School” exhibit and film aims to inspire travel and education

Backpacks and a suitcase bulging with books. That's all Alaska filmmaker, Mary Katzke and her son, Corin Katzke took when they sold everything and left Anchorage on a one-way trip to Ireland in 2010. They continued to travel across three continents with no set itinerary for what was then Corin’s entire fifth grade school year. Photographs from the Katzkes’ year-long adventure will be shown during the “World School” exhibit at Hugi Lewis Studios beginning this Friday, Sept 6, 5 p.m. Showings will continue throughout the month. The accompanying “World school” documentary film will screen at the Bear Tooth Theatrepub, Sept. 16, 5:30 p.m.

Messages hung on ‘Clothesline’ for all to see

A women is battered every 15 seconds in the United States. Many may not know the prevalence of violence and abuse toward women. UAA participated in Domestic Violence Awareness Month by sponsoring the...

Stress free snacks for your grad party.

Easy and simple party snacks to for graduation party guests

Challah Bread

Traditionally a part of Jewish holidays and the Sabbath, challah bread will make a beautiful and festive addition to any holiday meal.

Student government prepares for new semester

Student government at the University of Alaska Anchorage will be operating with a stronger mandate than ever before after an unprecedented voter turnout of 1067 people in the previous election. That’s almost three times...

Getting to know…

How long have you been teaching? It has been four years, two years at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and one year at the Fu Jen University in Taiwan. This is my second year at UAA....

Localize It: Becoming one with the needle

Lawren Young speaks on her journey to becoming a professional piercing artist

General Support Services: More than just a printer

The Copy and Print Center is also offering a new service called the digital storefront. Users will have access to all of the services they currently offer by making an account on their website.

Brazilian blowout blown out of Europe, straight in USA

Long, smooth, straight hair. Just like in the magazines. Some women would risk their lives for it. You might be risking your life for it without even knowing it. The popular keratin treatment ‘Brazilian...

Adulting 101

Things adults should know

Grubs, guts and glory

It was a puke-tastic evening Sept. 23 as UAA Student Activities put on its own version of the NBC hit “Fear Factor” in the Student Union. Eighteen students competed in grosser than gross games...

The wake-up call about Black Friday

Next week, UAA students will be given the reprieve of a Thanksgiving Break. Worries about tests, papers and projects can be briefly forgotten in a deluge of food and family. After consuming thousands of...

Starbucks coffee costs extra on campus, causes commotion

What is one thing that is essential to most students’ daily lives? Coffee. And what is one of the most popular places to get coffee on campus? Starbucks. Unfortunately, like most places on campus, the menu at this particular Starbucks is more expensive than other off-campus venues. This fact causes problems because many Starbucks fans believe the prices of Starbucks’ coffee is already too highly priced at regular locations.

Title Wave decides to stay in Spenard

The used bookstore decides to stay in The Northern Lights Center strip mall despite rising rent prices.

35th annual Model UN conference held at UAA

The 35th annual Model United Nations Conference was held over the weekend at UAA in the Wendy Williamson Auditorium and in Rasmuson Hall. Kimberly Pace is the Faculty Director of Model United...

UAA/APU Books of the Year

Since the advent of woodblock printing in the Acadian empire, the written word has been used to inform, excite, arouse and infuriate. The upcoming UAA/APU books of the year will highlight two works that emphasize those characteristics.

Miss Alaska tells all

Kristin Hamerski walked into The Northern Light office wearing a spotless white jacket, high heels and diamond hoop earrings. Looking at the fashionable young woman, it's easy to imagine her donning a tiara and sash and gliding across stage. This is in fact what she does in her spare time.

Online segments emphasize the University’s strategic plan for many diverse student options

UAA’s diligent pursuit of diversity has recently taken another stride forward in the form of a newly-completed video series by the Campus Office of Diversity and Compliance. The office, in partnership with Monica Kane, has...

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...

Choosing a major, less pressure than expected

Freshman year of college is a clear, definitive moment when one decides to leave an old life behind to better his- or herself through education. But it can also be a stressful, confusing and...

Justice Center determines Mat-Su service needs

Most Matanuska-Susitna Borough residents are not afraid of becoming victim of any sort of crime, yet over 70 percent kept a firearm in the home. Only 7 percent attend neighborhood watch meetings. Those are a...

Take your pick of charity events this summer

Epilepsy patients. Cancer survivors. Homeless shelters. The list goes on. Summertime in Anchorage is always busy, but this summer is packed to bursting with charity events for all sorts of different causes and organizations. Beyond the act of simply giving money, people have the chance to get out and actively support numerous foundations benefiting those in need, becoming involved in a community, state, and nationwide act of goodwill.

Radical Recreation: Emily of the woods

Emily Wood's love for nature inspired her career in wildlife conservation

33 years of gymnastics coaching

The one and only head coach of gymnastics, Paul Stoklos has given UAA an impressive 33 years of gymnastics coaching experience.

{Getting to know}

Official Title and Full Name:  William S. Jamison, term instructor of philosophy How long have you been teaching? I have been at UAA since spring ‘95, but also taught for two years in graduate school. How...