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Seawolf Weekly for August 27, 2014


University of Alaska Anchorage
Seawolf Weekly  
August 27, 2014

Fall 2014: Campus transformations continue at UAA

This week, UAA welcomes the class of 2018 onto a campus that is rapidly transforming. Read on for a construction update (the dust won’t settle soon) and a quick snapshot of the 1,338 freshman Seawolves. Welcome back to campus!


Introducing the new USUAA leadership team

USUAA's new executive leadership team believes students should sit on every committee making decisions about life on campus. That includes the Wells Fargo Sports Complex redesign, and even prioritization.


Student Spotlight: Katelynn Zanders

All-American Katelynn Zanders is ready for the season ahead, even though the volleyball team is still (temporarily) practicing through the final stages of construction on the new Alaska Airlines Center.


Master’s thesis examines the use and understanding of alcohol among Alaska Natives

“Alcohol killed my mom. Her life and death motivated me to learn how my Tlingit people got to this place we find ourselves in regarding alcohol,” writes scholar Kyle Wark. His research is the first ever to look at alcohol use among the Tlingit from an anthropological perspective.


Faculty Spotlight: Irasema Ortega

Science education professor Irasema Ortega, despite her years of experience as a teacher, is still willing to sit at the feet of her new colleagues and friends to learn about new cultures and places. This summer she learned to use an ulu with a mentor at fish camp.


UAA diesel tech student takes bronze at national competition

Dustin Jenne, a UAA diesel technology student in the Community & Technical College, took home a bronze medal at the national SkillsUSA Championships in Missouri last month. Competitors powered through 14 stations to test the grasp of their diesel tech agility.


View UAA Calendars

“You Want To Be An Artist???” Opening Reception
Thursday, Aug. 28, 4–6 p.m.
Student Union Gallery

Labor Day Holiday – Campus closed
Monday, Sept. 1, all day
UAA – All Campuses

Faculty Research and Creative Activity Showcase
Sept. 5–8
Alaska Airlines Center, Raven’s Nest Level

Alaska Airlines Center Grand Opening Celebration
Sept. 5–14
Alaska Airlines Center


More podcasts...

Chartwell Lecture: Kevin Patterson, Anchorage Opera

2014 Northern Renaissance Arts & Sciences Reading Series - Rich Chiappone, Nancy Lord and Jo-Ann Mapson - July 20

2014 Northern Renaissance Arts & Sciences Readings: David Stevenson, John P. O’Grady and Anne Caston - July 22



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