All posts tagged: UAA

Planning for the future

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This story was originally written for Alaska Business. There is an array of degrees training workers for Alaska’s business community. From business administration to human resources, each individual is an important piece of the whole. Paula Bradison is the owner and managing director of staffing agency Alaska Executive Search. She obtained her associate’s degree in small business administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and is a fourth generation Alaskan business owner. While the […]

Teapots, saucers and the perfect holiday gifts: UAA ceramics club hosts bi-annual sale

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This story was originally written for Alaska Public Media.   UAA ceramic students are getting ready to sell their pieces for the ceramic club’s annual winter pottery sale. In recent years, they have had a line out the door before the sale even begins. Funds from the sale go towards the club’s travels, which send students to the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts and on other artistic endeavors. Jade Ariah is the […]

UAA goes solar, panel by panel

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This story was originally written for Alaska Public Media. Anchorage may not get a lot of sun in the winter, but solar energy is increasing in popularity around town. From the Anchorage Solar Building to the Alaska Aviation Museum’s solar tracking array, establishments are doing their part to go green. Several UAA students recently had nine solar panels installed on one of the university’s buildings. Even though it’s a small contribution to energy efficiency, they’re […]

Fourth annual debate aims to spark public discussion

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This story was originally written for the Anchorage Press. A hot-button topic throughout the 2016 election and one that continues to bring out strong opinions in Facebook arguments and family dinners is immigration policy in the United States. On Nov. 13, the Seawolf Debate Program and Alaska Dispatch News are co-sponsoring the fourth annual Arguing Alaska Debate Series. Picking a topic that sparks public debate and has experts readily available is the job of Steve […]

Faces of Spenard: Michelle Wilber

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This story was originally written for The Spenardian.   Michelle Wilber has been a member of the Spenard community since 2008. “I really found that the downtown/midtown/Spenard area was sort of the center of the universe for me,” Wilber said. Wilber grew up in Anchorage and left for college, but moved back to the state after getting her degree in physics from Caltech Institute of Technology in Pasadena. She is currently a masters student at […]

Campus security coverage questioned after series of hit-and-runs

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This story was originally written for The Northern Light.   With the lack of security cameras around UAA’s campus, many hit-and-runs, vandalizations and burglaries have gone un-surveillanced and undocumented. The lack of security gives the opportunity for theft and destruction of property, leaving students with no alternative but to accept the fate of a fender-bender or other damage. Johanna Richter, an economics major at UAA, was studying late on campus when her car was hit. When […]

UAA places at World Universities Debating Championship

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This story was originally written for The Northern Light.   The University of Alaska Anchorage was substantially represented at the World Universities Debating Championship by Johanna Richter and Jonathon Taylor. Johanna Richter, economics major and Jonathon Taylor, USUAA president and political science major placed 33rd as a team at the tournament over winter break in Thessaloniki, Greece. There were 400 teams at the event. Richter and Taylor were recently crowned as tournament champions at the […]

‘Love is more powerful than hate’

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This story was originally written for The Northern Light.   Rev. Bernard Lafayette Jr., original Freedom Rider and Civil Rights activist spoke Thursday night at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium. Friday, he shared experiences at the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Appreciation Luncheon in the Student Union. “Color is beautiful, it’s like this audience I’m looking at. Beautiful color, okay?” Rev. Lafayette was selected by Martin Luther King Jr. to be national coordinator of the Poor […]

Claybody Club hosts annual ceramics exhibition

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This story was originally written for The Northern Light.   UAA’s Student Union gallery opened its doors Thursday, Jan. 22 for “Claybody.” The Claybody Club at UAA consists of UAA students that are enrolled in ceramics classes. The exhibit runs through Feb. 12. Steven Godfrey the Associate Professor of Ceramics and Chair of the Department of Art feels inspired by the new exhibit. “Claybody arranges and supports ceramic workshops available to UAA and the Anchorage […]