Seawolf Weekly - December 10, 2014
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December 10, 2014

December grad: Commencement speaker Duke Kahumoku

With an antsy 4-year-old and a newborn to distract him his first semester, this non-traditional student could have readily returned to the workforce. Instead, Duke persevered, playing an active role on campus and reaching graduation in four years.


Advanced bakers meet ‘Chopped’-style challenge, emerge victorious

When life (or your advanced baking class instructor) hands you Dr. Pepper and goat cheese, make a cheesecake. Chef Vern's advanced baking class crafted delicious pastries from six mystery ingredients in a 'Chopped'-style practical final.

Alumni advice for December grads

At every commencement, a hand-picked crew of loyal alumni volunteers come back to campus to assist in the ceremonies and welcome the latest batch of graduates. Read their advice for the class of 2014.


Project 49: Grace without Vin, a love story without a happy ending

Vin and Grace Hoeman are names Alaska mountaineers with long memories will recognize. Married in 1966, the biologist/naturalist (Vin) and the anesthesiologist (Grace) spent all their free time "bagging peaks" around the world. In 1969, Vin was killed in an avalanche in the Himalayas.


north2north program connects Norway to Alaska

Alaskan Kelly Hughes and Norwegian Sofie Tindvik studied in each other's home countries this past year thanks, in part, to north2north—an eight-nation consortium of 59 Northern universities. Both are currently at UAA, and met to talk Norway, culture and the value of a semester abroad.

December grad: Jessica Osgood heads to career job in Nome

Want some inspiration? Visit with this December graduate in business marketing for a fast survey of what one committed person can accomplish professionally and academically in just five years.


View UAA Calendars

Dec. 10 and 11, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Dec. 12, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Student Union Gallery

“Mineral Matters” by Ruth Beer
Dec. 10–12, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Kimura Gallery

Planetarium: “Black Holes”
Friday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m.
ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, Room 220

Planetarium: “Scales of the Universe”
Friday, Dec. 12, 8 p.m.
ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, Room 220

Fall Commencement
Sunday, Dec. 14, 1 p.m.
Alaska Airlines Center

Women’s Basketball: UAA vs. McKendree
Dec. 13, 2 p.m.; Dec. 14, 5 p.m.
Alaska Airlines Center

Men’s Basketball: UAA vs. Portland Bible
Dec. 15 and 16, 7 p.m.
Alaska Airlines Center


More podcasts...

KRUA's Student Storyboard for Dec. 5, 2014: Clinical and Community Psychology graduate students

Justin D. Lyons

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


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