News Briefs

Career fairs coming to UAA

The UAA Career Services Center will present three career fairs for students, alumni and community members to place choice over chance in choosing a rewarding new job or profession. These career expos provide a valuable resource to learn what is available for employment with a convenient collection of employers in one general and two specialized fairs.

The Geosciences Career Fair will be Thursday, Feb. 14, in the Student Union from noon to 3 p.m. Representatives from companies in the geosciences field will talk to students about possible full-time, part-time or internship positions. For more information, e-mail [email protected]

The Engineering and Construction Management Expo will be Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Student Union from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students majoring in fields involving engineering, construction management, project management and geomatics will have the opportunity to meet with several employers for part-time, full-time or internship positions.

The City-Wide Career and Job Fair will be Friday, March 28, at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex gym from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 100 representatives from a variety of fields will be present to explain their company’s available full-time, part-time, seasonal and internship positions.

Attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately and bring resumes to hand out to prospective employers. For more information, call 786-4513 or visit

Awards honor students, staff, alumni and volunteers

The University of Alaska Anchorage Alumni Association Board of Directors announced the recipients of the 2007 Alumni & Friends Achievement Awards. Recipients were recognized for exceptional and outstanding service in their respective category. Recipients will be honored at an awards luncheon Friday, Feb. 15, at 11:30 a.m. in the Commons, Room 107. The Alumni & Friends Achievement Awards were created in 1986 to honor individual alumni, faculty, staff, students and volunteers who have contributed their time, efforts and creativity to the promotion of UAA, the state of Alaska and the communities in which they live. Below are the recipients:

Community Service Award: Shane Mitchell. This award is presented to a UAA graduate for exceptional service to the community through volunteer and professional activities.

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University Service Award: Leo Bustad. This award is presented to community members who have demonstrated dedication and inspiration in their volunteer service to the University.

Distinguished Teaching Award: Lynn Koshiyama and Garry Mealor. This award is presented to two UAA faculty members who have brought distinction and creativity to the classroom.

Staff Award for Excellence: Libby Roderick. This award is presented to a UAA employee who has demonstrated excellence in the performance of duty (non-UAA graduates are eligible).

Student Spirit: Summer Engler. This award is presented to a current UAA student who has demonstrated exceptional service to the University through volunteer service.

The public is invited to join in honoring these individuals. Lunch is $15 per person. Please R.S.V.P. to 786-4847. For more information about the awards, call 786-1942.

UAA creates game to celebrate its birthday

February is for “Celebrating UAA’s Past.” For the next several weeks students, faculty and staff can remember the people and events of UAA’s past by playing the “What, Where, Who” game. Questions about UAA’s past (the combined history of ACC and UAA) will be asked through the Green and Gold Daily.

There will be a reception on Feb. 28, in the UAA Archives (Consortium Library third floor) to remember UAA’s accomplishments – and the contest winner will be announced. First prize is lunch for six at the Cuddy Center Dining Room.

To play: Send your answer to the daily question via e-mail to [email protected] All correct answers will be entered for the daily drawing (yep, prizes along the way). Everyone who answers all 10 questions correctly will be entered in the drawing on Feb. 28.

Stay between the lines

Parking spaces are difficult to distinguish when the lots around campus are covered in snow. When parking on campus, drivers are asked to remember that others also need space and to take up only the amount of room necessary for vehicle doors to be opened. Also, remember to look for signage when parking to ensure that a vehicle is not parked in a fire lane. Lines and painted curbs will not be visible for a while longer.