Seawolf Weekly - October 22, 2014
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Seawolf Weekly  
October 22, 2014

Aviation road trip

Like any good road trip, UAA pilot Ash Burrill programmed the GPS, stopped at small town gas stations and found end-of-the-day motels to call it a night. But instead of a road-weary sedan or VW bus, he was flying UAA's newest plane back from Virginia on a five-day cross-continent trek through the clouds.


Teaching art classes at the Boys & Girls Clubs

Sixteen UAA art education students designed fine art lessons for the young artists at three Anchorage Boys & Girls Clubs this month. Some are already making plans for return visits. See photos of the finished projects and the budding artists.

Women engineers tell undergrads they have the right stuff: “Just do it!”

Jennifer Julian of BP dispelled myths about becoming an engineer in her keynote to the student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers at a campus dinner Oct. 17. "It's hard. Big deal. Do it. Nothing in your DNA says you can't."


Debunking the myth of the ‘model minority’

Three UAA professors, with undergraduate research help, surveyed Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Alaska to uncover their health care attitudes and information sources. Startling results—a depression rate of 60 percent for those surveyed—will lead to more study.


Opera singer’s day job: saving students’ time, money

At work, Michael Smith feels passionate about streamlining work flow and preventing scheduling snares that could cost UAA students money. After work, the Department of Music alumnus enjoys his other passion: opera.

Helping refugees toward a new, safer life in Anchorage

An upcoming CCEL Think Tank seeks to find new ways to help refugees adjust to a place with a different language and different culture.


View UAA Calendars

Alaska Memoirs: Dave Atcheson presents ‘Dead Reckoning’ and Jeff Shultz presents ‘Chasing Dogs’
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 5–7 p.m.
UAA Campus Bookstore

Public debate on Alaska Ballot Measure 2
Thursday, Oct. 23, 5:30–7 p.m.
Bear Tooth Theatrepub

Headphone Disco
Thursday, Oct. 23, 7–9 p.m.
Student Union Cafeteria

Halloween Fun Night
Saturday, Oct. 25, 1–6 p.m.
Student Union

John Damberg: Latin Jazz Quintet
Saturday, Oct. 25, 7:30–9:30 p.m.
UAA Fine Arts Building, Room 150

En extasis: An afternoon of 20th century guitar chamber music
Sunday, Oct. 26, 4–5:30 p.m.
UAA Fine Arts Building, Room 150


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Immigration in Alaska

KRUA: Student Storyboard 9-26-2014 -- USUAA Stacey Lucason and Jolaine Polak

KRUA: Student Storyboard 10-03-2014 -- RA's and 'peer counseling'

KRUA's Student Storyboard: Smoke-free campus leaders


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