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  • Board of Regents September meeting posted online

    September 20, 2019

    The Sept 12-13 Board of Regents meeting is now posted on Board Docs. The video for each day are posted with the agenda. https://go.boarddocs.com/ak/alaska/Board.nsf/Public
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  • Guidelines for posting on UA social media accounts

    September 20, 2019

    There are more than 150 University of Alaska-related social media accounts sharing news, events or promoting faculty and student work or organizations. Social media is an excellent, low-cost way to engage the community, share information and build our brands. Here’s what you need to know about posting on a UA social media account:
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  • INBRE seeks proposals for One Health research

    September 19, 2019

    Alaska INBRE is requesting proposals for a multiyear developmental research pilot project in biomedical and health sciences research under a One Health theme. The submission date is Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at 5 p.m. Alaska time. For more information, please see the funding opportunity announcement.
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  • Wildfire app not affiliated with the university

    September 19, 2019

    Employees and students across the University of Alaska system reported on Monday that they had received an email advertising an app called "Wildfire." The email had a subject line that listed the recipient's name and said, "... welcome back to UAF!
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  • Board of Regents recap

    September 19, 2019

    Dear UA Community, In today's VIDEO message University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen recaps the Board of Regents actions last week and responds to public testimony.
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  • Celebrate College Savings Month by investing in future education

    September 18, 2019

    When I worked for Denali State Bank, I was inspired by a conversation with a coworker who paid for her entire college education with a UA College Savings Plan account. She told me that when she was growing up, she envied her friends who spent their Permanent Fund Dividend and cash gifts from family and friends. Her parents insisted that 90 percent of that money be invested in her 529 College Savings Plan account.
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  • KUAC to discontinue five channels

    September 18, 2019

    KUAC public radio and television will stop carrying several radio and television channels on Oct. 1 due to budget reductions.
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  • University Board of Regents clarifies stance on restructuring effort; Votes to consider options for single and multiple structures and establishes inter-university review teams

    September 14, 2019

    Recognizing the importance of the budget and academic issues facing the university, the UA Board of Regents today voted to clarify its earlier position on university structure to make clear it wants to consider both single and multiple university accreditations in the work to redefine UA's structure as it works to strengthen programs and meet state funding reductions.
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  • Board of Regents meet September 12-13

    September 07, 2019

    The University of Alaska Board of Regents will convene Sept. 12-13 in Anchorage to review the administration's strategic approach for the university's integration. The board originally was scheduled to decide on whether to restructure the university under a single accreditation at this meeting, but when a comprise agreement was reached with Gov. Mike Dunleavy in August, the board terminated its declaration of financial exigency and agreed with UA President Jim Johnsen on a slower approach to the planning effort.
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  • The University is Conducting a Vendor Direct Deposit Recruitment Campaign

    September 06, 2019

    The University is making a concerted effort to move vendors to an electronic payment method in order to streamline processes and reduce costs. Direct deposit (ACH) is one of two electronic payment options that vendors can choose. The other is Single-Use Account (SUA), which makes use of a "single use" credit card number. To support this effort, there are a few changes to how and when UA pays vendors. For SUA payments, UA will use "Net 15" terms. For direct deposit, payment terms remain at the current thirty days ("Net 30"). When a vendor elects to receive a paper check, we will use "Net 45."
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