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

What makes a cold city cool? Investigating urban design - 3/24/2014 3:26 pm

Student Spotlight: Seawolf Debate Program - 3/18/2014 10:23 am

Reimagining a winter campus during Winterfest 2014 - 2/24/2014 10:29 am

Bringing the tables of Istanbul to the screen - 2/18/2014 10:27 am

A dedicated space for alumni, UAA’s new Alumni Center - 2/12/2014 4:08 pm

Living history: Tuskegee aviator visits UAA - 2/7/2014 9:19 am

UAA offers Alaska Native words of welcome - 1/15/2014 5:05 pm

UAA joins community and statewide relief efforts for typhoon-ravaged Philippines - 11/20/2013 10:36 am

UAA to welcome a Boeing 727 to its aviation technology program Feb. 26

Fed Ex: Donates a Boeing 727 to UAA's aviation technology program. Nothing like having your own 727 to learn on!Fed Ex: Donates a Boeing 727 to UAA's aviation technology program. Nothing like having your own 727 to learn on!On Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at 2 p.m., a Boeing 727 donated by FedEx, will land at Merrill Field Airport in Anchorage after its short flight from the Ted Stevens International Airport.* The pilots of the 727 will do up to two flyovers before landing at Anchorage’s in-town runway.

Public viewing of the landing will be available from the Northway Mall parking lot, just off of Penland Parkway.

Over the past decade, FedEx has made it corporate practice to assist schools, museums and airport fire departments by donating jets to support their educational missions.

This donated Boeing 727 airliner will be used in the aviation maintenance program at UAA. The jet that UAA is receiving took its first flight on Feb. 14, 1979. It will be housed at the UAA Aviation Technology Center at Merrill Field Airport. The plane will no longer fly, but will be used by students for hands-on training as they learn transport category aircraft maintenance. The 727, dubbed “Two Bears,” is named after the now-grown son of Hugo Yturralde, a FedEx manager in Anchorage for more than 28 years.

*Weather permitting.

* * *

Don't miss events this week:

>>> James P. Sweeney at the UAA Campus Bookstore, Monday Feb. 25 5-7 pm

>>> Expanded Cinema Lecture by filmmaker Michael Walsh, Monday, 7:30 p.m. Fine Arts 117

>>> Dr. Lyn Freeman, nutrition wellness talk, UAA Campus Bookstore, Tuesday, 5-7 p.m.

>>> Mat Kearney, Tuesday, 7:30-9:30 pm, Wendy Williamson Auditorium

>>> Alaska oil taxes-debate, discussion and faculty forum, Thursday, 7-9 p.m. LIB 307

* * *
CONNECT WITH UAA

Follow us on Twitter
Like us on Facebook
See where Traveling Spirit has been
Check out our homepage
Cruise our calendar
Enjoy our photoblog, Northern Exposures

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!

Follow campus design progress at our Master Plan 2012 blog
UAA Master Plan Blog 2012: UAA is updating its campus plan, with a new master plan expected in the spring. Follow the progress on this blog.UAA Master Plan Blog 2012: UAA is updating its campus plan, with a new master plan expected in the spring. Follow the progress on this blog.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Anchorage Daily News is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service