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University of Alaska Anchorage News
Nov. 16, 2021
Save Seawolf Hockey has been renamed the Seawolf Fifth Line and is helping raise funds, market and engage in community outreach. This fundraising is key, as it can make the Seawolves more competitive and contribute to things like renovating their on-campus arena, where they now play.
“Things that you'll see happening at a larger institution. That's what we're trying to develop here. So that this doesn't ever happen again, that Seawolf hockey is sustainable,” Bethard said. “We really have seen good support from the university. Our new chancellor, Sean Parnell, is awesome. He gets it. He understands the importance of having a vibrant athletic department and especially a flagship team that's going to carry the UAA flag all over the country. Let people know that there is a university up here. We do have hockey and we have a beautiful state and a beautiful campus. Why not come here for your education?”
Nov. 11, 2021
In an annual 49-hour fundraising event, hundreds of Alaskans donated more than $1 million to the University of Alaska’s three universities. Donations from more than 1,600 alumni, community members, corporate partners, faculty, and staff ranged from $5 to $100,000 and were designated to support specific programs, scholarship funds or research enterprises.
Nov. 9, 2021
Talent Search is a program offering skill-building workshops, college entrance and financial literacy advising, and other academic services. Associate Vice Provost of Target Programs and Populations at University of Alaska Anchorage Deanne Woodard says these services are aimed at low income and first generation students in the Anchorage School District.
University of Alaska Fairbanks News
Nov. 17, 2021Two NCAA rifle match records were shattered over the weekend by the top-ranked University of Alaska-Fairbanks rifle team in its road match against No. 9 Navy on November 14. Alaska-Fairbanks broke the NCAA aggregate match score record (4749) and smallbore rifle team score record (2371) at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., after a 4749-4694 victory.Read Article
For the season, the Alaska-Fairbanks rifle team currently has the highest aggregate match score average with 4733.715. This is 10 points ahead of the team with the next highest season average, No. 2-ranked West Virginia University.
Nov. 15, 2021A climate scientist with the University of Alaska Fairbanks has won a prestigious award for his Arctic research, officials announced on Friday.Read Article
John Walsh, chief scientist at UAF’s International Arctic Research Center, was the third recipient of the Mohn Prize and the first U.S. scientist to receive the award. The prize, worth 2 million Norwegian kroner (about $230,000), is awarded every two years to recipients considered international leaders in Arctic science.
The prize is awarded by the Academia Borealis, the Academy of Sciences and Letters of Northern Norway, Tromsø Research Foundation and UiT – The Arctic University of Norway.
Nov. 10, 2021Director Michael Shaeffer explained that the play is “a romantic comedy about a widow who has survived her grieving process, but now it’s time to play the field again, and she’s started actively dating a couple contenders.”Read Article
This performance of the play is set in present-day Fairbanks, on a rooftop overlooking downtown.
The play opens on Friday, November 12th and runs for two weekends. Only 35 seats are available per show, and audience members are required to wear a mask.
University of Alaska Southeast News
Nov. 17, 2021The “Tidal Echoes” staff is composed of UAS student interns, faculty, staff and sometimes community members under mentorship of UAS professor of English Emily Wall. Typically, there are three student interns who take part in this process — the senior editor, junior editor and fall editor. This year’s senior editor will be Emily Bowman, who is a junior at UAS from Juneau with ambitions to pursue a career in editing and publication, and she will direct the production of the 2022 edition. The fall and junior editor, Shaelene Moler, who is the first Indigenous person to serve in the position, will be mentored by Bowman during the spring semester.Read Article
Nov. 11, 2021The University of Alaska board of regents are currently meeting, and during the meeting, Southeast campus chancellor Dr. Karen Carey says the number of student applying is down this year.Read Article
"Our applications are down 6% compared to this time last year, but our admitted students are up 11% For spring 22 as compared to last year. Looking ahead the fall 22, applications are up 3% and admitted students are up 51%, but please do realize it is very, very early to make any assumptions of what will actually occur in the fall. But we are watching these numbers very carefully and we're doing a lot of recruiting in the Pacific Northwest and really hoping that our enrollments will grow come next year," Said Carey.
Nov. 8, 2021The Health Information Management Program at the University of Alaska Southeast, which provides students with knowledge, skills, and the ability to prepare to enter the profession, has been reaccredited.Read Article