Seawolf Weekly - September 17, 2014
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September 17, 2014

Alumni of Distinction: Cristy Hickel

Cristy Hickel, this year’s Alumni Humanitarian Award recipient, has coached hundreds of Anchorage kids over the past 30 years, and many of them have come to feel like family. She says, “It’s always so much more than Xs and Os.” Cristy will be recognized at the Green & Gold Gala on Sept. 27.


More photos from Alaska Airlines Center grand opening festivities

UAA recently concluded an 11-day stretch of festivities to celebrate the grand opening of the Alaska Airlines Center. Enjoy a slideshow of the second week of events, highlighting the Taste of Alaska, Drive-In Movie and Food Truck Rodeo, Alabama Shakes and Howlapalooza.

Student Spotlight: Shenjie Onato

This management and marketing double major is also developing expertise in helping students feel like they belong here at UAA. As student manager of the Daily Den, he welcomes students to "the living room of campus" for snacks and a chat between classes, Monday-Thursday.


2014 Faculty Showcase: A parade of talent and academic rigor

The Faculty Showcase helped mark the opening of the Alaska Airlines Center, with more than 50 faculty members sharing their talent and research with the public. A happy side product was how much professors and instructors enjoyed learning what their colleagues were up to.


Alumni Spotlight: Yon Yilma

As frost and football descend on the nation, most Americans are content enjoying their hard-earned lazy Sundays. But for former cross-country standout Yon Yilma, Sundays are the perfect day for a 22-mile run. Every Sunday. Even when his Seahawks are playing.

Growing a Greek life, at UAA

Greeks at UAA aren't like the raucous frat boys and sorority girls made infamous in headlines or movies like "Animal House." Here, they're more likely to see Greek life as a way to grow friendships and gain a richer campus experience.


View UAA Calendars

Seawolf Hockey “Pick-A-Seat” event
Thursday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Sullivan Arena

Anna David presents “True Tales of Lust and Love”
Friday, Sept. 19, 7–10 p.m.
Student Union Den

Preview of the Arctic Human Development Report II
Friday, Sept. 19, 7–9 p.m.
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307

“Audio Dome: The Fall” featuring DJ Wildebeest
Saturday, Sept. 20, 8–9 p.m.
UAA Planetarium and Visualization Theater

Confucius Institute Day Celebration
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 6:45–9 p.m.
Fine Arts Building, Room 150


More podcasts...

KRUA's Student Storyboard: Kira Eckenweiler sings opera

MacArthur Genius Grant Fellow Melody Swartz on 'Immunoengineering: A New Approach to Cancer Research and Beyond'

Chartwell Lecture: Kevin Patterson, Anchorage Opera

2014 Northern Renaissance Arts & Sciences Reading Series - Rich Chiappone, Nancy Lord and Jo-Ann Mapson


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