Linking northern voices

Shannon Gramse, a 1999 graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage Master of Fine Arts program and co-editor of the recently-released poetry collection “ICE FLOE,” focused his degree on poetry. He's taught in the...

Foam rave attracts youth, steals dance crowd

Only 32 people showed up for the '70s Retro Dance at UAA on Friday. Instead, a new age generation of the twenty first century, including, candy kids, ravers, and borderline exotic dancers, got their...

UAA grad, others bring Sisters in Crime to Alaska

Fans of Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie books will have a chance to meet and greet over a hundred murder-mystery writers next month at a conference held in downtown Anchorage. UAA graduate and murder-mystery writer...

Kente cloth creates visual history lesson

The “Wrapped In Pride” Exhibit at the Museum of History and Art is an array of beautiful bold colors and rich African tradition and culture. The exhibit, which started in November, runs through Feb.25...

Pi are not round; math help sites

Whether you are a math geek, want to be one or just want to survive math requirements, this is one subject that gets tough early in the semester. Well, we have the Web sites...

Carl Shepro, man of many hats

To those who know him, he's just Carl Shepro, which is how he introduces himself to everyone, but local and national television and newspaper reporters often seek his opinion during elections and on hot...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...