City-Wide Career and Job Fair: One-stop employment opportunities

The 2020 Anchorage City-Wide Career and Job Fair can make it easier for students to find employment. Chris Triplett is the career development coordinator for Career Exploration & Services at UAA. She understands how hard...

From Senegal to Alaska: Tina Ndour makes Anchorage and UAA her home

Tina Ndour is a sophomore at UAA majoring in business administration for management information systems. Ndour is originally from Dakar, Senegal, but moved to Alaska when she was 12 years old. The move was important...

Students dance to break up songs at Anti-Valentine’s Singles Night

Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable” belted out of the speakers in the Student Union Den as students enjoyed UAA’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Dance. The dance was a Singles Night style, but singles and couples alike were welcome to...

Word of Mouth: A new ramen restaurant in West Anchorage, open for a limited...

Authentic ramen experiences aren’t exactly common in Anchorage, but that’s what inspired Chiiwen Choo, owner, to open Kami, a pop-up ramen restaurant in West Anchorage that specializes in authentic-style ramen. Kami is currently located at...

Campus jobs work for students

Balancing both school and work as a college student can be difficult. Working on campus can be a solution, as many UAA jobs work with school schedules. There is a multitude of employment opportunities on...

Folk Festival contra dance connects folks with folk dancing

Attendees of the 31st annual Anchorage Folk Festival enjoyed a night of contra dancing in the UAA South Cafeteria in the Student Union. Free dance lessons were provided right before the event. Students enjoyed...

UAA Multicultural Fair: A world of culture for students to enjoy

The UAA Multicultural Fair is returning for its second year for students to enjoy. The fair is part of the annual Winterfest activities, a week of winter-related activities at UAA. The event features many...

Start spring semester off the right way by implementing healthy habits

A new semester can be a perfect time for students to reflect, reset and re-evaluate in preparation for upcoming classes. Implementing good habits early on in the year can help students be more successful...

Club profile: Psychology club prepares for spring semester

The Year of the Rat is approaching, according to the Chinese Zodiac, and the UAA Psychology Club’s mascot is ready to celebrate. The UAA Psychology Club provides students interested in psychology with information about different...

Hygge can help combat winter blues

Hygge is a Danish seasonal tradition that literally translates to “coziness.” Pronounced “hoo-gah,” it has become a popular way to alleviate winter blues in Denmark and around the world. Hygge is fuzzy blankets, hot...

UAA | University Art Analysis — A steel sculpture helps students visualize engineering methods

For over 30 years, “Steel Sculptures” from the American Institute of Steel Construction, or AISC, have been erected on over 180 colleges and universities worldwide. The sculptures serve as teaching aids for students by...

Graduates plan for their futures and reflect on their time at UAA

Graduation is right around the corner at UAA. The commencement ceremony will include the chancellor's address, the student speaker, the ceremonial presentation of degrees and students receiving their diplomas on stage. Throughout their time at...

UAA | University Art Analysis — ‘Stellar Mitosis’ sheds light on the sciences

University of Alaska Anchorage students may want to stop by the ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, or CPISB, to marvel at a two-story stained glass art piece that plays with light.  “Stellar Mitosis” is an abstract...

A Pacific Island tradition livens up commencement season

Alaska livens up graduation ceremonies with Hawaiian garments. Leis, often associated with Hawaiian culture, are wreaths of flowers worn around a person's neck. In the Pacific Islands and Polynesian cultures, leis symbolize love and celebration....

Discounted, non-alcoholic student activities to bring holiday cheer

Kick-off winter break and help fight Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, with these non-alcoholic activities located around Anchorage at discounted student prices. Off-Campus: Alaska Escape Rooms Inc. Alaska Escape Rooms, nationally ranked as one of the top...

Project Mary’s Rose: The kid from Texas who fell in love with Anchorage

Texans claim that everything’s bigger in Texas, and that has sparked somewhat of a friendly (or not so friendly) rivalry between Texans and Alaskans over state pride. This is not the case for 20-year-old UAA...

Managing finals stress with the help of a few apps

Help take away some of the stresses of finals with a few mobile apps that feature different types of stress management, from meditation to homework planners and coloring. Organization:    School Planner School Planner is a homework management...

UAA | University Art Analysis — Lion calls UAA Geology Rock Garden home

While walking around campus, students may encounter a large Ice Age lion, but don’t be alarmed by the 26,000-pound sculpture.  “American Lion,” a giant limestone statue of an extinct species of lion, was sculpted by...

UAA | University Art Analysis – ‘Inflorescence’ is mirror magic

“Inflorescence,” a mirrored sculpture, has called the front of the ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building home for the past two years. Heath Satow unveiled the sculpture at a ribbon cutting ceremony in June of 2017.  Satow,...

Zombology 101 explores a deeper meaning of monsters

Zombology 101 offers a unique combination of reading, role-playing and live-action to teach students the deeper meaning behind the pop culture phenomenon of the undead. The course was offered this fall for the first time...

AHAINA award recipient pays it forward with funds

Normally, scholarships assist college students in paying for credit hours, books and supplies. However, UAA senior and legal studies major Amanda Magnusen gave hers back. “Because I am a student who is fortunate enough to...

New police chief trades Texan spurs for Alaskan icecleats

The start of the 2019 fall semester brought not only new students to the University of Alaska Anchorage campus, but a new university police chief as well. In 2018, former Police Chief Brad Munn retired...

Wear and scare: UAA students share costume ideas and spooky lore

Halloween is right around the corner and some UAA students are preparing for the festivities in a variety of ways. Many students plan to dress up for the holiday. Gina Hayes, a journalism major, has...

Haunted Halloween Fun Night to be filled with fright and delight

Students and their families, as well as members of the Anchorage community, can partake in a variety of Halloween-themed events at UAA’s Haunted Halloween Fun Night on Oct. 26. The event, hosted by UAA’s...

International Archaeology Day to involve students in exploration of the past

International Archaeology Day, or IAD, will present humanity's past through family-inclusive activities. The UAA Anthropology Club will be hosting a mask-making table at this year’s event. Archaeology is one of the four subfields of anthropology...

UAA senior Emily Wood takes the lead on Club Council

University of Alaska Anchorage senior Emily Wood may be new to this year’s Club Council board, but she is a veteran of the position. Elections for a new chair and vice-chair of the Club Council...

The final UAA Bookstore special event discusses the legacy of Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on Oct. 2, 1869. Hugh Gunner Deery III, a term philosophy instructor at UAA, will discuss Gandhi’s relevance to modern civil disobedience on the 150th anniversary of the activist’s...

As awareness about dangers of e-cigarette and vape usage rise, UAA smoking ban prohibits...

Thus far, Alaska is one of four states that have no reported cases of injury or death due to electronic cigarettes or vape usage, according to the Center for Disease Control. The leaders of...

UAA celebrated Hispanic Heritage Week with food, poetry and a little dance

Hispanic Heritage Week was celebrated at the University of Alaska Anchorage with traditional cuisine, a Colombian dance performance and slam poetry.  The events were hosted by UAA’s Student Activities and Commuter Programs. The week took...