Grant keeps geriatric education alive in Alaska

In a recent battle to survive budget cuts, advocates of the Alaska Geriatric Education Center won a $1.2 million grant to continue training and educating students and professionals in the geriatrics field. The geriatric center, established in Alaska in 2003, has trained more than 2,200 people in ways of improving the quality of life for seniors, according to the geriatric center.

STIs rampant in AK

Alaska is known for its vast scenic parks, its clean water and its incredible revenue from oil reserves, but its staggering rate of reported sexually transmitted infections is not something to be terribly proud of. According to the Center for Disease Control's 2007 STI report, Alaska is ranked number three in the nation for reported chlamydia cases, with gonorrhea and syphilis right behind it.

UAA placed in top 15 percent of military friendly schools in the nation by...

UAA glided into position as one of the top schools to support and accommodate military and veteran students in the United States. Recognized by G.I. Jobs Magazine, UAA was placed in the top 15 percent of military friendly schools in the nation. UA President Mark Hamilton, a former Army Major General, presented the award to Chancellor Fran Ulmer in front of servicemen from several military branches, including many involved at UAA.

Japanese disaster leaves UAA grad student missing

UAA’s relationship with Japan extends beyond the Pacific plate boundary. According to Theodore Kassier, Director of the Office of International Affairs (OIA), UAA has...

Grad students kick off new year, new dean introduced

The graduate school continues to grow at an impressive speed. “Graduate studies are moving fast—you’ve come at a good time,” Chancellor Tom Case said. Associate Dean...

Green fee assistant needed

In November 2011, the student body voted for the approval of a Green Fee. The Green Fee will take effect in the spring, and $3 will be added to student fees from then on.

Staewide Briefs

New ethics complaint filed against Palin With Troopergate barely behind her, Governor Sarah Palin faces yet another abuse of power charge. The complaint alleges that Palin used her official position as governor for personal gain, violating a statute of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act.

News Briefs

Chancellor fills two administrative positions Chancellor Maimon has recently appointed Director of Facilities Maintenance Chris Turletes as interim associate vice chancellor of Facilities and Campus Services. Turletes will be involved with planning and construction activities and environmental health and safety/risk management.

Ross, Gagnon debate missile defense system

The national missile defense system was the topic of a heated debate Oct. 29 on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. Citizens Opposed to...

Dorms open to non-students to raise money

When summer comes to UAA, dorms aren’t just for students anymore. University Conference Services began renting out dorm rooms to the general public in the...

Parking fee may replace permits

Parking permits at UAA could be a thing of the past beginning next fall. Instead, all students and staff could find themselves paying a...

2-term president departs UAA

After serving as the only two-term student body president in more than 20 years, Anthony Rivas is moving on, leaving behind a legacy filled with accomplishments, personal growth, criticisms and car-keyings. Rivas, the amiable former Army soldier, graduates this May and hopes to either pursue a job in federal law enforcement or attend law school.

Student advocates return from Juneau

While most of the student body was on siesta for spring break, five students went to work. The members of the UAA Legislative Advocacy Group went to Juneau, not to wear bikinis on the beach but to advocate on behalf of their fellow students for the second time this semester.

What women want: the challenges faced by today’s superwoman

The meaning of feminism has shifted throughout history along with the roles and responsibilities of women. Women in the 1950s were expected to find...

Board of Regents passes two considerable motions

Late last week the 11-member University of Alaska Board of Regents met in Kodiak to work through a lengthy agenda, and two of the...

UA Statewide Briefs

Longtime UAF museum director retires FAIRBANKS - After 15 years as director of the University of Alaska Museum of the North, Aldona Jonaitis plans to retire in November. Jonaitis' tenure at the museum has been marked by dramatic growth, both in facilities and in programs.

{News Briefs}

Alaska educators honored for excellence Alaska educators Sheila Wallace of Bethel and Susan Okeson of Anchorage have been honored with the 2002 National Educator Award....

Candles in the darkness

A candlelight vigil originally scheduled to take place in the Student Union was moved to the Commons following the student death in the dorms...

{news briefs}

FBI monitors colleges The FBI announced the new National Security Higher Education Advisory Board Sept. 15. The board is supposed to better protect intellectual U.S....

UAA welcomes students for new doctoral program

UAA will open its doors for eight doctoral students, the first students in the history of UAA able to complete Ph.D. coursework in its...

Grants for climate education

As the issue of climate change has become more apparent, educators have integrated the subject into their curriculum. “If the goal of an educational institution...

UAA Camouflages Support on Veteran’s Day

UAA calls nearly five percent of its students veterans, which is less than the state average in which the veteran population equals about 14...

Board of Regents in Juneau – Continuous updates

Keep checking back as we keep you up to date as to all of the happenings with the Board of Regents meeting taking place right now in Juneau Alaska. On the Strategic Direction Initiative: "It's about leadership and collaboration. We must focus on the students, and listen to the students. Even when they burst our bubble. When we think that we have it nailed, and then talk to a group of students, and they say, "no, that's not where we are at, that was ten years ago." We must listen," UA President Pat Gamble.

Future plans don’t account for traffic

Anyone who’s been stuck for 20 minutes at the Lake Otis and Tudor intersection knows traffic is a huge problem at UAA. ...

{News Briefs}

Changes for AA degree on the way UAA’s Undergraduate Academic Board approved changes in the requirements for an associate of arts degree, according to a...

Hamilton announces chancellor candidates after getting chilly reception

UA President Mark Hamilton is used to getting a lot of attention when he visits UAA. But his reception was markedly colder than normal when he arrived at the Administration Building Feb. 23 to speak to the UAA Board of Advisors. About a dozen neon-colored poster board signs greeted him that day with sayings like "Why are UAA students worth $6,000 less, Mr.

UAA guest speaker says U.S. is ‘Satan’

Has the land of the free and home of the brave traded its purple mountains' majesty and amber waves of grain for a bifurcated tail and a hayfork? "Bush is the most hated person in the world. The U.S. is the new Satan," William Mills said during his recent public address to UAA.

UAA faculty donates money to political campaigns

This election year, we have seen the political support of candidates in a variety of ways. From the usual bumper stickers, signs and campaign T-shirts to the not-so-usual requests for the "Palin up-do", it seems that supporting a candidate has been taken to an entirely new level.

Avalanches bury unprepared thrill seekers

It was a gorgeous 40-degree April day, with clear skies and not a breath of wind. Sweat slowly dripped down my face slowly evaporating...