Hometown U

Hometown U represents the University of Alaska Anchorage. We are a diverse and inclusive public university serving 20,000 students in Anchorage and four community campuses. Our mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, engagement and creative expression.

Here you'll be alerted to enriching opportunities for engaging your mind and heart. What are our scientists working on? Our playwrights and poets? What's student life like? Get perspective on Alaska and global complexities through the eyes of those who study them carefully.

Find our website here. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

We invite you to explore this great university, located right in your own backyard.

Contact Kathleen McCoy at kmccoy5@uaa.alaska.edu

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The week before finals, and all through the library....

UAA's students are about to enter the intensity of finals week beginning Dec. 10-15. So this week is the last burst of activity before the great hunkering down.

DON'T MISS:

>>> UAA's student pottery sale. Friday, Dec. 7 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in Gordon Hartlieb Hall, Room 108.

A couple of tips:
Arrive early (you may stand in line), and bring cash or your checkbook; no credit cards accepted. This is truly a place to find unique work that makes awesome gifts for the holidays, or even for yourself!

Park near the Professional Studies Building on the west side of campus near Lake Otis just south of Lake Otis Elementary and walk into campus from there. Remember, parking is always free on the UAA campus on Fridays.

>>> Last weekend for 'Spamalot' Dec. 7-9. Shows Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Last weekend for UAA's 'Spamalot': Shows Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. in the UAA Fine Arts Main Stage Theatre.Last weekend for UAA's 'Spamalot': Shows Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. in the UAA Fine Arts Main Stage Theatre.

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WORTH MONITORING:

UAA Master Plan 2012 UAA is updating its master plan to accommodate growth. The plan covers changes within the next 10 years, the next 20 years, and 30 years and out. Two more community meetings are scheduled in December. Planners will be at the Tudor Community Council Dec. 6 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the First Church of God, 4317 Macinnes Street.

UAA Master Plan 2012: UAA planners are updating the master plan as the campus changes and grows.UAA Master Plan 2012: UAA planners are updating the master plan as the campus changes and grows.

The next meeting is with the Airport Heights Community Council on Dec. 20, 7-8:30 p.m. at Airport Heights Elementary School, 1510 Alder Street.

The university is hosting a public blog to accept feedback. On the blog, find links to older master plans, an historical timeline for the university that includes some historical photos, and a news section that will keep you apprised of developments. A Feedback section is where moderated comments about the plan will be posted. Also welcome are questions, values, and opportunities that the UAA community and neighbors perceive about the area.

One tip on using the blog: Open your browser window as wide as you can. We have discovered a hidden layer on the right hand side of the blog that can block the links to the historical master plans. If you open your browser window wide by pulling the lower right hand corner of the blog further to the right, you eliminate the issue.

Right now, the new master plan is being written. Planners in October held 25 listening sessions with staff, faculty and students to hear concerns, opportunities and problems that a master plan could accommodate. Now planners are analyzing the information and will produce a plan early next year. It will go to the university regents in spring for approval. Feedback in put in the form of questions, values, opportunities are all welcome on the blog.

Stay on top of UAA's evolution.

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UAA's Spirit goes Traveling!
We've added a Facebook page to our UAA portfolio, called "Traveling Spirit."

Just like the Spam shots from Mr. Whitekeys' Fly-By-Night days, we are inviting UAA alumni to take Spirit with them to exotic locations, take a picture, and post it to our 'Traveling Spirit" Facebook page.

UAA Alumni take Spirit traveling: Here, Spirit visits the old town Alexandria waterfront. You think Spirit likes those warm temperatures at this time of year?UAA Alumni take Spirit traveling: Here, Spirit visits the old town Alexandria waterfront. You think Spirit likes those warm temperatures at this time of year?

Oh, the places Spirit will go!

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UAA's Northern Exposures: UAA has launched a photo blog to feature life and events at UAA. Come join us!UAA's Northern Exposures: UAA has launched a photo blog to feature life and events at UAA. Come join us!

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