Smooth, silky and sinful

If you were anywhere near the campus bookstore last Thursday afternoon you probably noticed the mouthwatering and unmistakable aroma of chocolate overpowering the clean scent of new books. If you were there between 1 and...

Oh, the places you’ll go…

If Alaska is not foreign enough, take a journey overseas with one of the University of Alaska Anchorage’s study abroad programs. Whether students travel to meet new people, learn about different cultures or simply enjoy...

Wisdom discovered at Gas Pump 9

Enlightenment can happen in the most unlikely places. It doesn’t wait for you; it comes after you like a NFL linebacker hungry for a Super Bowl ring. When it hits you, there is no mistaking...

Tooth decay: Why it affects you and what you can do

Tooth decay then and now During a simpler time, when a ‘spoon full of sugar’ was viewed as an indulgence, the incidence of tooth decay due to carbohydrate consumption was roughly 5 percent. Today, however,...

{Getting to know}

Official Title: Term assistant professor of philosophy How long have you been at UAA? This is my second year. What have you taught at UAA? Introduction to philosophy, history of philosophy I, ethics, eastern philosophy and...

Light: nature’s solution to the winter blues

As winter approaches so does depression, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Seasonal Affective Disorder, a form of depression, is not uncommon, especially in Alaska. Decreased energy, fatigue, appetite change, difficulty concentrating and...

{Getting to know}

Official title? Assistant Professor How long have you been at UAA?  Since 1998 in various capacities What have you taught at UAA?  ESL and PRPE courses What do you currently teach?  ESL courses Where did you go to...

Combat the cold temperatures of winter

Common sense can keep you warm during the frigid months Just because winter is running late doesn’t mean it’s not going to get here. Before long, you will notice white fluffy powder on your front...

Say hello to good times: How to buy a new car

Often the benefits of purchasing a new car outweigh those of purchasing a used car, such as the possible rebates, zero percent incentives and there is no need to buy an extended warranty. But...

Prepare yourself for life after school

The University of Alaska Anchorage’s Workforce and Community Education Program offers courses to prepare you for the “real world.” Offered through the Community and Technical College, classes cover everything from Microsoft Word to Dreamweaver....

Published authors in our midst

There is an adage in academia, “publish or perish.” Few students realize that while we sweat over essays and midterms, our professor counterparts slave over papers and research of their own. The difference is that...

Say goodbye to lemons

You’ve been through good times and bad times together. You’ve bonded over road trips and fought over flat tires. But there comes a time in every car’s life when it can no longer satisfy...

Pamyua brings old music to new media

With an uninformed glance at any of the posters around town advertising their Performing Arts Center show this fall, one might pass too quick a judgment and think that Pamyua is an Alaska Native...

Make this one your best shot

You know that skipping class is not going to help your grades or your knowledge. Considering you’ve already missed a few days back when you were, hmm, celebrating, now you have to be at...

Superhero savvy

We have a fascination that almost seems unquenchable. There is something deep inside some of us that just aches for the life of the superhero. Our culture can’t get enough of them, and I’m...

Aviation Professor Michael Buckland

Official title: Assistant professor of Aviation Technology   How long have you been at UAA? After teaching as adjunct faculty for 16 years, I joined the UAA faculty full time as an assistant professor of aviation technology...

“Shadowlands” sheds light on love and loss

As the anniversary of Sept. 11 approaches, the nation begins to reflect on the past year. A theater group in Kodiak has found their form of therapy in their production of 'Shadowlands,' the award-winning...

Harvey adds UAA to list of national stops for Guinness record

Boston native performer Lis Harvey not only sings and writes music, but she is currently attempting to become a Guinness record holder. Harvey recently started on her 'Fifty State Tour' trying to break a...

Ontological miscreants have rights, too

Ontology (on-TOL"a-jee): (n.) The study of the concept of being. Ontological anarchist(s) (on-TOLOG-ikal AN-ark-ist): (n.) Students on campus who want to challenge the traditional concepts of being. See also, Aporia. Aporia (A-pOOr-ee-a): (n.) The perpetual, ironic...

Vagina, vagina, vagina

The celebrated and provocative play 'The Vagina Monologues' will entertain Anchorage audiences this weekend with seven scheduled performances at the Discovery Theatre. 'The Monologues' originated when playwright Eve Ensler interviewed over 200 diverse women...

Getting to know…

Official Title: Associate Professor & Department Chair How long have you been at UAA? 15 years What have you taught at UAA? * Introduction to Anthropology * Biological Anthropology * Evolution...

Freshmen embark on college education

The first day at a new school can be one of the most nerve-shattering experiences to deal with, especially if it’s your first day at college. For many freshmen, the promise of attending college...

Getting involved in campus life

Extra-curricular activities have always been a release for many students. Whether students relieve stress by aggressively shooting the ball around or quietly laughing with fellow club members, clubs and activities have always been an...

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...

Your vote, your education

Students usually have enough to do with reading, writing and tuition to worry about upcoming governor races, elections and legislative actions. But it is the latter that can crucially affect the former. Few students realize...

{Getting to know}

Stephen Jackstadt has been with the department of business and public policy for 17 years. He is currently a professor of economics and a director for the Center of Economic Education. He has a...

Travel as a teacher

It’s fascinating how clear you see things when you leave them. Some even say absence makes the heart grow fonder. I say it’s distance that makes the heart see more clearly. Travel proves to be...

Berry picking: It’s the “currant” thing

August has arrived and with it come signs that summer is packing up and leaving. While this month may seem like the end of one season, it also marks the beginning of a different...

HIV Facts

World AIDS Day is celebrated on Dec. 1. This annual event draws awareness to the challenges of the AIDS epidemic, which continues to spread throughout the world. The 2000 World AIDS Day theme is...

Spotlight on art

UAA's final art show of the semester, the No Big Heads' 15th annual self portrait juried art exhibition, had 48 entrants and 10 winners this year. The winners in the show : First prize ($400): Lisa...

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The last First Friday of summer

There's a lot to do while the sun's still out this First Friday in downtown Anchorage with events starting as early as 4 p.m.The...
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