UAA Chancellor Case appoints interim provost

UAA Chancellor Tom Case has appointed Samuel Gingerich to serve as interim provost for UAA until a fulltime provost is hired. Case sent a...

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Professors to be featured on local radio broadcast Creative writing professor Kathy Tarr and Gunnar Knapp, an economics professor and researcher at the Institute of Social and Economic Research, will be featured on KSKA 91.1 FM Anchorage's program "Hold this Thought.

Teacher shortage endangers BLS program

A teacher shortage could threaten the success of the University of Alaska Anchorage's new Bachelor's of Liberal Studies program, which is receiving national recognition. “We're...

Administration changes to fulfill chancellor’s vision

UAA’s vice provost of academic affairs and its dean of students were both promoted to vice chancellor last week. The reorganization supports Chancellor Elaine...

Bankruptcy act affects school loans

Students borrowing money for school are not likely to experience any setbacks when the federal government's stricter bankruptcy laws go into effect Oct. 17. The...

Federal student loan subsidies cut by $12 billion

In an effort to lower the national deficit, President Bush is looking to student borrowers to help foot the bill. The U.S. House of Representatives...

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Woman charged in dead puppy beating ST. LOUIS _" A woman accused of pummeling a dog breeder over the head with a dead Chihuahua has...

HPV vaccination free for some, but not all

What seems to be a genuine effort to assist those in need may just be a thinly veiled bureaucracy. The Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services is currently doing a big push to promote the human papillomavirus vaccination for young girls. DHHS is offering the vaccination Girls and young women between the ages of 9 and 26 are recommended to vaccinate themselves against HPV.

USUAA President heaps praise onto UAF hockey team

The UAF Nanooks are the best collegiate hockey team in the state of Alaska--according to USUAA President Miles  Brookes and a proposed resolution from UAA's...

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...

Things about parking services you previously didn’t know

Parking Service’s major goal is to reduce the number of cars coming to campus. As has been made clear, they’re too busy doing their...

USUAA hosts Chat with the Chancellor

Chancellor Tom Case is scheduled to attend a Q&A session with students this week, giving them the opportunity to ask questions about the future of UAA. The event is at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on the second floor of the Student Union, directly outside the Student Life and Leadership office in Room 218.

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...

Campus roads debated

Each day, 24,000 vehicles enter UAA through the intersection of Seawolf and Providence drives, according to research by DOWL Engineers. Authors of the Tudor Area...

New communities to shake up dorm life

Students returning to on-campus housing after summer vacation will find a bit of a change to their residence halls. Residence Life plans to change how...

Low cost, location lure students to UAA

Choosing a college is no small task. There are many variables to consider among schools, such as cost, location, quality of education and campus...

Education meets technology in digital revolution

The world is changing, and technology is becoming increasingly prevalent in everyday lives. What can traditional educational institutions do to keep up and stay relevant? Herminia Din, UAA's assistant professor of art education, looks to show the way in her new book, "The Digital Museum: A Think Guide.

Site shows most UAA students would not re-enroll

The negative opinions on Studentsreview.com would not matter if the site hadn’t logged 26 million visits this year. The problem is that it does, and far...

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist predicts future of global issues

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Friedman visited Alaska Thursday as the final speaker of the Governor's Millennium Lecture Series, an event hosted by Alaska's...

Democracy requires involvement

Many young Alaskans don't bother to vote. The excuses are endless, like those offered by school children that didn't do their homework. There wasn't...

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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....

Contingency Fund defined and a ‘huge’ dance planned

Student Leadership Coordinator UAA Assembly elections will be held Nov. 16-17 from 9:30 a.m....

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...

Hamilton reveals interim chancellor candidates

UA President Mark Hamilton on Friday announced several candidates he is considering to become UAA's interim chancellor after Chancellor Elaine Maimon departs in June for Governors State University in Illinois. Hamilton said he expects the interim chancellor to be in office for about two years, until a search for a permanent replacement can be found.

New parking fee will supplement parking garage costs

Student fees, here we go again. Starting in the fall 2008 semester, a new $10 transportation fee will be added for all students enrolled in three or more credits. The fee, which was proposed by Bob McDonnell, director of UAA Parking Services, has been instated to cover most of the operation cost of the Seawolf Shuttle as well as the total cost of the contract with People Mover, which allows students to ride the city bus system for free by showing their Wolfcards.

Alaska’s own joins ranks to fi ght climate change

In an effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions, leaders from all over the world, including one from Alaska, gathered to discuss different strategies. Kate Troll, executive director of Alaska Conservation Alliance, was invited to attend the Global Climate Summit in California last November.

US Senate race unlikely to see quick conclusion

If you were hoping for the Senate drama to end today, you might not have that wish fulfilled any time soon. The race that...

Annual health fair in Rasumuson a collaboration among clubs, faculty and community members

UAA students have seen the busy, commotion-filled sea of bodies that fills Rasmuson Hall on a daily basis. Thursday, Oct. 14 was no different....

Departments at BMH start relocation process for extensive building renovations

Named after one of the first faculty members of UAA, back when it was called Anchorage Community College, the 42-year old Beatrice McDonald Hall...

Parking Services requests new fee increase

At the Union of Students at University of Alaska Anchorage meeting Nov. 16, Glenna Muncy, director of UAA parking services, shared a presentation explaining the request for an increase in parking services fees.