News Briefs – March 3rd, 2015

UAA Women Basketball Team ranked No. 1 in the NCAA Division II West Region

On Feb. 28, UAA’s Seawolves beat Montana State Billings 74-64, giving them an overall 27-1 season. Their next game takes place in Billings, Montana, where they will play in the GNAC semifinals. The Seawolves have the chance to play at home again if chosen to host the regional tournament, taking place March 13-16. The announcement of the NCAA host will be made March 8 at 6 p.m.

Fur Rondy heats up Anchorage

Fireworks hit the sky Feb. 28 to kick off Fur Rendezvous in Anchorage. Many infamous events including outhouse races, the Rondy Grand parade, snowshoe softball tournament, and more fun in the sun (or snow) events. Even though the sled dog races have been cancelled for this year’s Fur Rondy, the famous Running of the Reindeer will trample the streets of Anchorage March 7 at 4 p.m.

Deans agree to reduce revenue projections $25-30M

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Recent revenue shortages are forcing UAA deans to agree on developing a new plan for programs and functions. Chancellor Tom Case says in his online prioritization memo that some programs at UAA need to thrive, while others are better without. Several deans are developing a plan for the next 3-5 years that will cut revenue projections $25-30 million. The deans believe they need to give specific areas attention to further grow UAA. These fields include student success, faculty load guidelines, chair/director compensation guidelines, enrollment management, partnerships and e-learning.