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    Capitol Report January 26: President Pitney Visits the Capitol

    January 26, 2024

    This week, lawmakers continued to hear individual legislation, and both the Senate and the House received budget updates from the directors of the Office of Management and Budget and the Legislative Finance Division.

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    Capitol Report January 19: The Legislature Returns

    January 26, 2024

    This week, lawmakers returned to Juneau for the second half of the 33rd legislative session. Legislators will review legislation introduced last spring and a host of new bills introduced this year. They will also review the FY25 state operating and capital budgets and the governor's boards and commission appointments.

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    Did You Know improving FAFSA completion rates could bring Alaska students millions more in Federal Aid?

    January 26, 2024

    Alaskans could receive up to $6.8M in Pell Grants if more students completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. As many as 65% of the Class of 2022 skipped filing a FAFSA, leaving vital financial aid untapped.

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    Compliance Chat #11 Phishing Risks - Cyber Security Pointers

    January 26, 2024

    Chances are that you've encountered phishing emails numerous times in both your personal and university email accounts. Phishing is a deceptive tactic to trick individuals into disclosing sensitive information.

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    Policy forum on education funding

    January 26, 2024

    The public is invited to an education policy forum titled: "Funding Education in Alaska: Lessons and Insights from Local and National Research" on February 8, 2024, at 5:00 pm in the Egan Lecture Hall room 112 on the UAS campus in Juneau.

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    Alaska 529 hosting Flat Dash contest

    January 26, 2024

    Looking for a fun way to keep your little ones active and engaged this winter? Alaska 529 has a great activity to help keep them motivated and moving: a Flat Dash contest.

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    Legislation introduced to address university's deferred maintenance backlog

    January 12, 2024

    A new bill introduced by Rep. Will Stapp (R-Fairbanks) aims to address backlogged maintenance projects across the University of Alaska system - estimated at over $1.4 billion. The legislation will be up for consideration as lawmakers return to the Capitol next Tuesday.

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    New "Empower Alaska" Video Debuts, Highlighting UA's Expertise in the Arctic

    January 12, 2024

    At the start of the new year, the UA's Office of Public Affairs debuted "Coming North," a new video in the ongoing "Empower Alaska" campaign focusing on UA's expertise in the Arctic.

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    Gavin Memorial Migratory Bird Research Grant open for 2024 proposals

    January 12, 2024

    Scientists within the University of Alaska system, including graduate students and faculty members, are eligible to apply for the Angus Gavin Memorial Migratory Bird Research Grant. The application deadline is February 19, 2024.

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    Changes Coming to Mass Email Distributions

    January 12, 2024

    University departments sending bulk emails or newsletters using a third-party or cloud-based service (SalesForce, Constant Contact, etc.) will need to work with IT to comply with new anti-spam requirements by February 1, 2024.