First customer service class

A new course at UAA has successfully produced it’s first round of customer service specialists. UAA unveiled Customer Service Fundamentals for the Fall 2004...

Response to complaints questioned

Dealing with the death of a spouse is a painful business, as Sandra Pierce knows well. After she lost her husband, the then-UAA student...

E-mail losing its clout among fast-paced youth

CHICAGO - E-mail is so last millennium. Young people see it as a good way to reach an elder _" a parent, teacher or a...

Power generation may be a future career for UAA students

Some Alaskans are seizing the problem of power generation and creating solutions that could benefit many people. At a conference organized by the Automotive and Diesel Technology department at UAA, local instructors and representatives from Alaska industry gathered to learn about new technology.

Student election lacks qualified candidates, 1 student – 2 positions

Student elections are taking place this week on the UAA main campus, and there is hardly a buzz about it. On Feb. 17 and 18, students will have the opportunity to vote in their UAA choice for the Student Regent and Student Commissioner. Both offi ces require the candidate be enrolled at UAA for two more years with a minimum of 12 credits for an undergraduate and nine credits for a graduate student.

Presidential finalists interact with the community

The presidents had a chance Tuesday to hear from UAA stakeholders. Luckily, they seemed ready for it. Deep into their second day of meetings with...

Author speaks on interplay of music, culture

Near the end of Jeff Chang's lecture, "Who We Be: The Colorization of America," he opened the auditorium up to questions. Several seconds went by...

News Briefs

Solar design and homebuilding workshops target energy costs Upcoming workshops offered by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer ideas and techniques to help residents lower their home energy bills. Learn how to tap into the sun's energy at a solar design workshop offered Saturday by Extension energy and housing specialist Rich Seifert.

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.

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Alaska student loan program expands            So far a running success, the Alaska student loan program is planned to expand into the Alaska Advantage program....

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...

UAA logistics program contributes to national security research

Next semester, UAA students will participate in hands-on research that will contribute to a nationally recognized organization dealing with the terrorism and current international...

Election Day electrifies Campus

UAA was in full form on Election Day. The Den was turned into an election news hub with four different news networks running on four separate screens. Students sat and discussed as the election results poured in from the entire country. "It's been a lot of fun.

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.

Athletic fees remain firm

The proposal for student fee increases presented by the athletics department to USUAA Student Government was rejected. A resolution opposing the two-dollar increase to...

$2,500 awarded to standout engineering students

Engineering students looking for extra cash and real-world work experience need not look further. The third annual Dr. Alex Hills Engineering & Civic Engagement Award...

New fee proposal set for vote next week

The average Alaskan resident who attends UAA full time, pay’s a minimum of $806.00 in student fee’s each year. Therefore if a student attends college for four years, that total grows comes out to $3,224.00. This money amount is made up of smaller amounts such as $108.00 for the Athletic fee, a $96.00 fee for the Health center and a $10.00 fee for the Concert Board.

Annual women’s wellness exams save lives

The mere thought of pap smears sends a shiver of discomfort down most women’s spines. But because the test can detect potentially abnormal cell growth, it can also determine whether a woman might have cervical cancer.

Joe Miller visits campus

Last week, United States congressional candidate Joe Miller attended an event at UAA to discuss his campaign platform. The event was hosted in collaboration...

UAA’s agreement with Tanaina comes to an unexpected and sudden end

On Jan. 27, 2015 Tanaina Child Development Center was issued a notice to vacate their space in the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. Tanaina has...

News Briefs

Debate team discusses Pebble Mine development The Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence invites the public to take part in a debate and discussion: "Should the State of Alaska permit the development of Pebble Mine?" The award-winning Seawolf Debate Team will lay out the issues on this important topic on March 27.

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Man arrested on Northwest flight for threatening child Earl Quincey Washington, a 54-year-old male from Halifax, North Carolina, was arrested without incident on Aug. 21,...

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...

Re-organizing the organizing campaign

Solidarity is once again the buzz word for University of Alaska classified and administrative, professional and technical (APT) staff. After calling off a campaign last...

Counseling services experiences early overload

As daylight diminishes and class work increases, it’s normal for college students to feel stressed. But if you’re feeling overwhelmed or inexplicably depressed for...

Money directed to pump up school spirit at basketball game

Representative Reports Club Council There have been 11 budget requests made by clubs. Rep. Jessica Armstrong said most of the clubs are requesting about $2,000. Club...

CAS deficit foreseen years ago

Although the College of Arts and Sciences declared a hiring freeze only three months ago, departments within the college are beginning to feel its...

Stagnant Idea Bank to be revitalized

The administration at UAA really wants to hear from students. The Idea Bank was created in spring 2005 to serve as a place where students...

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.

A star shines bright at UAA

Students at UAA are walking the halls with royalty. A Biology major with a minor in theatre and currently enrolled at UAA, Stephany Jeffers is Miss Alaska 2008. What started out as a simple scholarship search landed Jeffers the role as Miss Alaska 2008 and a whole new feeling about the meaning of beauty pageants.