A guy thing!

Recently, I have become aware that men seem to have very little knowledge about their body. Oh sure, they know where most of their parts are, but they don't always know the important health...

No time like the present to learn to skate

If you're not necessarily interested in learning how to ice skate but just want to stay alive one more day on this icy sphere, try the following tips: 1. For footwear, try “creepers” or “clampers”:...

Casey Wreynolds pledged for life

If you don't already know “The Measure of Friendship” that Casey Wreynolds holds toward the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity, break out the ruler. Casey began going to UAA in 1996 because it was...

More difficult student jobs hard to fill

In this economy of fairly low unemployment rates, students are becoming more and more picky about the jobs they choose on campus. And those doing the choosing are leaving the more difficult jobs in...

Stroke risk with use of common medicines

People who use medications containing phenylpropanolamine, or PPA, may be at higher risk for stroke, the Food and Drug Administration said recently. PPA is an ingredient in many over-the-counter cough and cold remedies made...

Lunch in the neighborhood

Looking for something cheap to eat within a few blocks of the university? Of the three nearby cafeterias, UAA's cafeteria doesn't wow and is expensive, Providence Hospital sometimes has good food, but it's unpredictable....

And the 2000 Student Satisfaction Survey says…

Ever suffered through “rude” administration people at UAA? Well, it probably won't come as a surprise to you, but you are not alone. According to a new student satisfaction survey released in December, red...

Creative writing grad classes tell their stories

During fall finals, UAA visiting professor Nancy Lord took her UAA creative writing graduate students to her favorite Anchorage spot—Cyrano's Bookstore. As part of Lord's non-fiction workshop, each student read stories of their lives...

Diversity Workshop Celebrates Civil Rights

A group discussion got `juicy' while breaking polite silence and attempting to “quit faking the funk” with notions about prejudice, racism and bigotry. Healing Racism in Anchorage, a local non-profit organization, and the campus...

Civil Rights Day visitor speaks his mind

Russ Pressley, University of Alaska Anchorage's AHAINA (African-American, Hispanic, Asian, International and Native American) Student Programs coordinator, and Dr. Eric Abercrumbie, this year's visiting speaker for Civil Rights Day, have something in common. They...

Native Heritage Month : sharing traditions

Beading is a Native Alaskan traditional art form that has been handed down through the generations. “It is a way to tie in home with something that goes on at the university,” said Rachel...

UAA crosses cultures with growing international program

The University of Alaska Anchorage wants to add an international flavor to its curriculum mix. “Broadening perspectives and learning other ways of thinking is just the kind of mind and attitude expanding experience that a...

Great American Smokeout: Is it Your Time to Quit?

If you don't take care of your body, where will you live? If you have ever tried to lose weight, start an exercise program, change your study habits or give up chocolate, you know that...