Seawolf Weekly - November 25, 2014
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Seawolf Weekly  
November 25, 2014

Students bring Iceland to Anchorage

Nordik Language Klub meets twice a week to learn Norwegian and Icelandic language. Their meetings are open to the community and draw a rotating crew of students, alumni and Anchorage neighbors (and even the occasional international ambassador) to UAA.


Learning from the smallest kids on campus

Tanaina Child Development Center has been an Anchorage campus fixture since 1979, but they're not just helping kiddos learn. By partnering with the College of Education, they're boosting faculty research and helping a new generation of early childhood educators gain experience.

Gymnast soars in piloting program

With a 9.875 on vault and a 4.0 in the classroom, Marie-Sophie Boggasch has set some impressive scores at UAA. They’re pretty remarkable when you consider this international student/Seawolf athlete/top-tier student is also a professional piloting major with a campus job as a flight instructor.


Exploring an important cultural bridge: food

Zeynep Kılıç, a professor of sociology at UAA, is in the midst of filming a documentary about food culture in Istanbul, Turkey. Learn more about her research and see a teaser for the film, slated for completion in December 2015.


Finding fluency in a new culture

Seeing a dentist at work inspired Jaeyeon "Jenny" Cho, propelling the international student from Seoul, South Korea, toward a career that fuses her two passions—art and science.

Slideshow: Alaska Native Heritage Month Regalia Showcase

November is Alaska Native Heritage Month, and UAA is hosting a series of events to celebrate Alaska Native and American Indian cultures. UAA photographer Philip Hall stopped in during the opening celebration on Nov. 5, which highlighted regalia from various cultures. View a slideshow of his images here.


View UAA Calendars

GCI Great Alaska Shootout
Nov. 25–Nov. 29
Alaska Airlines Center

Thanksgiving Holiday – Campus closed
Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28

USUAA Thanksgiving Day Feast
Thursday, Nov. 27, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Gorsuch Commons

Chartwell Lecture – “Deserve Victory: The Statesmanship of Winston S. Churchill”
Monday, Dec. 1, 7:30–9 p.m.
Social Sciences Building, Room 118

First Tuesday Spoken Word
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m.
Student Union Den

Jazz Week Benefit Concert
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Building, Room 150


More podcasts...

KRUA's Student Storyboard for Nov. 21: German Baquero and Mark Simon, political science majors

KRUA's Student Storyboard for Nov. 14, 2014: UAA Sustainability Club

Seward Lecture: Chancellor Tom Case shares military and veteran experiences. 11-11-14

KRUA's Student Storyboard for Nov. 7, 2014: UAA Student Veterans

Seward Lecture: David Azzerad on "Equalizing Opportunity: How Far Should We Go?

Black Student Union panel on Ferguson, Mo. 10-21-2014


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