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...

“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}

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...

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...

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...

Culinary students volunteer for Kid’s Kitchen

Students in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Department had a Thanksgiving dinner dress rehearsal this year, as they prepared dinner for Kid's Kitchen. Kid's Kitchen is a non-profit organization that provides...

Party smart

As students celebrate the end of the semester and the beginning of the holidays, they should remember two important things in the midst of all their good cheer: being prudent...

UAA student enchanting as Ireland

In its 16th consecutive year, 'Enchanted World' returns to the Egan Convention Center from Dec. 23 - 27. 'Enchanted World,' a production described as 'a dance program to help promote...

‘Little Nicky’ A laughing matter

After observing the success of Adam Sandler's previous films, one can safely rely upon this rule: You can never underestimate his ability to give absolute idiocy a hilarious and marketable outcome. This principle...

AWAC explains the trends of domestic violence

A call came through on the crisis line from a frantic woman on St. Paul Island. "I need someone to come get me right away," she said.  "If I stay I'll be killed.” Before her partner...

Greek presence grows at UAA

There is an active and growing Greek presence on the UAA campus. For some people, this growing presence conjures up many old stereotypes and movie depictions such as Animal House, but Greek life on...

Take a hike for your health

We have heard of the benefits of exercise but much of the population doesn't have the time, motivation or desire to commit to an exercise program. So, is there a solution? As a matter...

John Strohmeyer, civic journalist in pursuit of steel, oil and fish

Behind the dozens of history-stocked shelves in the Alaska Room at the University of Alaska Anchorage's Consortium Library, some people may not know that a living testament of history is seemingly hiding in the...

Hitler’s army destroyed

In the summer of 1942, Hitler's vaunted army had captured the European continent and penetrated deep into Russia. The First Panzer Army was poised to capture the oilfields in the Caucasus Mountains while the...

Get away from UAA with UAA

The University of Alaska Anchorage's International Exchange Program allows students to study in more than a dozen countries around the world. For many college students, studying abroad is an opportunity to experience new cultures...

Uncovering the truth, urging awareness

“In troubled times I am fearless -first son of Wiwa.” This is the English translation of Ken Wiwa's given name—Kenule Bornale Tsaro-Wiwa. Six years ago, this fearless Nigerian's life and the lives of thousands of...

Critters haunt Campus Center

Witches, action heroes and lots of monkeys haunted the University of Alaska Anchorage Campus Center last Saturday.The 13th annual Haunted Halloween Fun Night was a hit. The event included a haunted house, various games...

LRC reaches out to help students

He doesn't do it for the money. And he doesn't receive any special benefits. Math tutor Justin Greeneaux uses his knowledge of mathematics to help his fellow students for the pure enjoyment he finds...

No hazing for Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Straight out of the Webster's dictionary is the following definition of hazing: “The subjecting of (a recruit) to treatment intended to put in ridiculous or disconcerting position.” The most frequently asked question about the fraternity...

He tames wild butterflies

Daniel Henry has a mission to help students overcome their fear of public speaking. “All speakers are somewhat shy. I still get nervous before I speak, and I have been doing this for years,” said...

UAA sends breast-cancer awareness message

Young 20-somethings, men and women alike, usually think themselves invincible. We can consume gallons of caffeine in a day, dine on fast food for all three meals and take a shuttle from their car...