• Arrows painted on wooden blocks pointing upwards to demonstrate making progress on a blue backdrop.

    Credential Connection: Microcredentials at UAF

    June 24, 2024

    The Center for Teaching and Learning offers microcredential consultations to assist you as you look for new, innovative ways to promote success while equipping a diverse population of students for the demands of the workforce.
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  • Employee Experience Task Force recommendations posted

    June 24, 2024

    The UAF Employee Experience Task Force submitted its first round of recommendations to the chancellor in early May. The group reviewed employee survey data dashboards and provided recommendations for improvement in multiple areas.
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  • Workshop: Becoming a better listener

    June 24, 2024

    Statistics show that people remember only half of what they hear, even moments after they’ve heard it. This workshop offers a fresh approach to this common problem. Learn more on Friday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to noon during a free webinar training session delivered by ComPsych.
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  • Provost Anupma Prakash takes a moment to pause next to a poster from the 4th International Polar Year that commenced in 2007 when she was a faculty member at UAF.

    Friday Focus: 2032-33 the next International Polar Year!

    June 21, 2024

    Earlier this week, I walked up to the Butrovich building for meetings at the University of Alaska System Office. I smiled as I paused at the poster near the entrance of the President’s office suite. ... I had IPY4 memories flashing back. Our university was abuzz with local, national, and international researchers visiting our campuses, working on collaborative proposals, and conducting field research.
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  • UAF Troth Yeddha’ (Round 2) Ph.D. Fellowship opportunities

    June 21, 2024

    UAF's R1 Ph.D. Fellowship Working Group is pleased to announce a second round of UAF Troth Yeddha' Ph.D. Fellowships, with funding available to support a limited number of Ph.D. students over the upcoming year from fall 2024 to spring 2025 (total funding available pending state budget).
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  • URSA AY2024-25 award schedule now available

    June 19, 2024

    URSA's award schedule is now available for the 2024-2025 Academic Year. The calendar may be found on the URSA website under "Apply for URSA Awards" then "Award Schedule."
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  • Malware detection and prevention training course at CTC

    June 19, 2024

    UA OIT is hosting a 32-hour, instructor-led, hands-on course from the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium from July 22-25. This training course is developed by the Criminal Justice Institute at the University of Arkansas System.
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  • Holly McDonald

    Interim director of advising announced

    June 17, 2024

    Earlier this spring Chancellor White asked that first-year professional advisors and their units move from the Office of the Provost to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management effective July 1, 2024. As part of this transition, Holly McDonald will serve as interim director of advising for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management starting July 1.
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  • Hypothes.is summer academy

    June 17, 2024

    The summer academy hosted by Hypothes.is features two, two-week free, asynchronous courses. Learners will have the opportunity to connect with other educators and earn Certified Educator badges and certificates.
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  • New Wood Center director starts June 17

    June 17, 2024

    Student Affairs is excited to announce that Josh Hovis will serve as the new Wood Center director. Before serving as associate director of recruitment and interim director of admissions at the University of Montana, Hovis served as an admissions counselor at UAF, as well as the student involvement and organizations coordinator within the Center for Student Engagement.
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  • Introducing "My Profile" and improvements to personal information management in UAOnline

    June 14, 2024

    The My Profile page is new to the upgraded UAOnline, anticipated to roll out on June 24, 2024. It will be accessible from the main menu either from the tabs at the top of the page or the menu links. One of the first changes available in the upgraded UAOnline is the ability to directly edit your personal information.
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  • Julie Queen, vice chancellor for administrative services

    Friday Focus: Enjoy summer activities at UAF

    June 14, 2024

    Although we are still awaiting the news of the final FY25 State of Alaska budget, there is plenty to do to pass the time. With all of the fun under the Midnight Sun, I hope you are out enjoying all that Fairbanks and UAF have to offer! A few of our family's favorite summer activities this year have been primarily connected to activities with the kids. The Queens are making a showing this year at the Rotary Golden Heart Kids Running Club. This has gotten both kids and adults outside, staying active, and participating in many of the local fun runs, which are often fund-raisers for important community programs. For those interested, don’t forget about the biggest one of all - the Midnight Sun Run - starting on the Troth Yeddha’ Campus at the Patty Center next weekend in celebration of the summer solstice. You’ll never see anything like it so feel free to come out and participate as a runner, walker, volunteer, or spectator to cheer on the thousands that participate each year. Running may not be for everyone, so if that is the case, not to worry. UAF has a little something for everyone.
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  • New pages and navigation options in UAOnline this June

    June 12, 2024

    Throughout 2024 and 2025, UAOnline will be updated with a new look and feel. Among the first changes that users will notice starting in late June will be to the main menu and site navigation, as well as the addition of some new pages, including the new My Profile dashboard.
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  • Graphic image of a neuron.

    Workshop: Mental fitness for optimal brain power

    June 10, 2024

    For a long time, it was believed we were born with a certain number of brain cells and neural pathways that, once damaged, could not be repaired. In reality, our brains are much more flexible. Learn more during a free webinar on Friday, June 21 from 11 a.m. to noon.
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  • Alaska 529 Common Questions: Scholarships

    June 10, 2024

    A common question that comes up is what to do if my child has an Alaska 529 account and receives a scholarship? Congratulations to them! There are several options if you have more funds in your account than you need.
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  • A map of the southwest corner of campus. It shows a red closed area bordered by Yukon Drive to the north, the Student Recreation Center to the east, Tanana Loop to the south and the Butrovich Building to the west. The headline on the map says

    Construction begins on new ski trail

    June 10, 2024

    A large area between the Patty Center and the Butrovich Building will be closed between June 10 and July 15 as crews begin construction on a new ski trail for NCAA-sanctioned cross-country skiing events.
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  • Outside view of the UAF Central Heat and Power Plant.

    Friday Focus: Improving UAF through Facilities Services

    June 07, 2024

    Working at UAF, building new facilities, and making major improvements and repairs, is the coolest job ever. After two years of planning, some good luck with the weather, and the teamwork of many skilled workers, this outage allowed UAF Facilities Services to take the steam system down (impacting heat and hot water) to execute several critical improvements. This was the longest heating and hot water outage we have ever executed. The work we accomplished in those two weeks now allows us to systematically update the steam piping system without campus-wide outages. While the snowfall on the first day did have us making some quick adjustments, the amazing resilience and grace of our Nanook community kept our momentum moving forward, pushing this first critical phase of repairs to be completed on time. We are happy to report all systems are up and running again, and future outages are likely to be shortened as a result of this work. This type of work, especially on systems and buildings that our UAF community relies on, requires a lot of planning and precision to execute.
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  • The UAF Steel Bridge competition team together outside the Usibelli Building.

    UAF student steel bridge team places fourth in the nation

    June 05, 2024

    The UAF College of Engineering and Mines team emerged as a fierce competitor during the Student Steel Bridge Competition National Finals held in Louisiana, clinching 4th place overall out of the 47 participating schools.
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  • A flower bed in full bloom at the Arctic Health Research Building.

    UAF campus flower planting

    June 05, 2024

    Join Facilities Services for the annual campus flower planting on June 5 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
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  • Tom Hough, UAF Military and Veteran Services director

    Friday Focus: Your Department of Military and Veteran Services

    May 31, 2024

    Last week in Chancellor White's Memorial Day message the Chancellor mentioned "At the University of Alaska Fairbanks, we are proud to be a veteran-serving institution. Almost 20% of our student body are veterans, active-duty members, or their dependents." Here in the UAF Department of Military and Veteran Services, we have the great privilege of serving our military-affiliated UAF students. Today I would like to tell you a little more about how we in the UAF Department of Military and Veteran Services work to support our students and engage with our military community here in Alaska and throughout the United States.
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  • June training spotlight: Team-building and collaboration

    May 31, 2024

    This month the UA HR Talent Acquisition and Development Team has curated four training collections, spanning from team-building activities to mentoring, all bound together by the theme of working better together. Whether you want to feel more cohesion within a group, have been tasked with leading a committee or project, or are a supervisor looking for ways to coach your staff, our team-building and collaboration collections have you covered!
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  • Updates to UA Software Request Process

    May 27, 2024

    We've made some updates to the UA Software Request Process, and we're eager to share them with you. Your feedback has been instrumental in these changes, and we appreciate your continued input.
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  • Charlene Stern, vice chancellor for rural, community and Native education

    Friday Focus: College rename, leading the nation

    May 24, 2024

    This week, the UA Board of Regents approved a regulation change that formalized the renaming of UAF's College of Rural and Community Development to the College of Indigenous Studies. This action effectively makes UAF the first public institution of higher education in the Nation to have such a College. The name change which took effect immediately, came as the result of a two-year effort to solicit feedback in the renaming process. In its over 50-year history, CRCD has been known by different names and focused primarily on meeting local and regional educational needs across the Bristol Bay, Northwest, Chukchi, Kuskokwim and Interior Alaska regions.
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  • UAF School of Education receives CAEP accreditation

    May 22, 2024

    UAF teacher licensure programs have earned accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation in spring 2024. CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through content and pedagogy, clinical partnerships and practice, candidate recruitment, progression and support, program impact, and quality assurance and continuous improvement.
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  • A UAF shuttle sports a new wrap recently installed onto the vehicle. The van will be used primarily for new and prospective students visiting campus, orientations and campus preview days, and airport shuttles. It is also available by request for researchers on the road.

    UAF shuttle welcomes season with new coat

    May 20, 2024

    In case you haven't spotted it just yet, you'll definitely notice one of the UAF shuttles sporting a new look as the weather has warmed up here in the Interior.
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