Category Archives: Informania Interviews

Explore Communication with professor Marsha Olson on the next Informania, Mon. at 9am, Thurs. at 5pm on www.kruaradio.org, 88.1FM.

Explore the Consortium Library’s past, present & future with Dean, Steve Rollins, Thurs. at 5pm on Informania, kruaradio.org, 88.1FM!

Consortium Library Dean, Steve Rollins, shares insight into the Consortium Library’s evolution, and decision-making process.

Communication professor shares research about dreams and communication; and strategies for overcoming public speaking anxiety this week on KRUA’s Informania.

The week of June 9, Informania host Deb the Librarian interviews Michelle Scaman, a professor of Communication at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA).  Informania airs on Monday at 9am and is replayed on Thursday at 5pm on www.kruaradio.org / 88.1FM in Anchorage, Alaska.

Professor Scaman currently teaches the UAA courses, Fundamentals of Oral Communication (COMM A111), and Public Speaking (COMM A241).  Her expertise in communication stems from years of research experience both in her undergraduate and graduate studies.  As an undergraduate  at Seattle University, she assisted a professor conducting research on the topic of online dating and communication.  As a graduate student at UAF, she conducted her research on dreams and the social constructivism of reality, in other words she researched the sharing of dreams as the starting point for discussing topics of importance between partners.  She discusses her research processes and findings during this week’s Informania interview.

As a Public Speaking professor, Professor Scaman also shares strategies she uses in class to help students overcome the anxiety of public speaking.  Professor Scaman acknowledges during this program that each individual has their own reason for anxiety, and it is helpful to reflect on the cause of that anxiety in order to overcome it.

Listen, and learn!

Song played:  Information, by Dredg.

How does the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) impact UAA? Listen to Informania Monday at 9am or Thursday at 5pm on kruaradio.org or 88.1FM to find out!

Deb the Librarian interviews Judy Green, Director of CAFE this week on Informania.  Listen and learn!

What are ePortfolios, and are they used at UAA? Listen to Informania on Thursday at 5pm on kruaradio.org, or 88.1FM and find out!

Deb the Librarian interviews Paul Wasko, ePortfolio Initiative Coordinator at UAA this week one Informania.  Listen, and learn!

Laptops, bicycles, and other library resources and services are discussed this week on Informania, Thursday at 5pm on kruaradio.org, 88.1FM.

This week on KRUA’s Informania radio show, Deb the Librarian interviews the amazing Robin Hanson, Head of Access Services.  Robin Hanson discusses her roles as Head of Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, and Building Manager, and shares how the Library has evolved thanks to feedback from students, staff and faculty given during the LibQual surveys.  Listen, and learn!

Learn about UAA’s Summer Engineering Academies for grades 6-12, Haiti roof design, and more on Informania, Monday at 9am, Thurs. at 5pm, on kruaradio.org, 88.1FM.

Deb the Librarian talks with Scott Hamel, Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Alaska Anchorage.  He is organizing the College of Engineering’s Summer Engineering Academies.  These week-long academies include the following options:  Structure Destruction, 3D Modeling, Java Programming, Robotics, Energy, and Gears and Sprockets.

Professor Hamel has also been involved in providing international help as a member of the group, Engineers without Borders.  Read the Anchorage Daily News article about Professor Hamel’s work on roof design and development for Haiti.

Dr. Hamel will also talk about the College of Engineering courses he teaches, and his work on the Board of the Tanaina Development Center.  Listen to Informania, and learn!

 

 

 

 

Shawnalee Whitney discusses debate, communication, GER assessment, and prioritization on Informania, Thurs. at 5pm on kruaradio.org/88.1FM.

Associate Professor of Communication, Shawnalee Whitney, shares insight on UAA’s debate program and the purpose of debate; courses and the minor in Communication at UAA; General Education Requirement assessment, and the process of prioritization at UAA.  Listen, and learn!

Listen to past shows at http://www.kruaradio.org/informania-catch-with-deb-and-her-guests/.

Kathleen Voge discusses Computer Information Systems courses and degrees, on Informania, Thurs. at 5pm on kruaradio.org, 88.1FM.

M Butterfly Director, Jessica Jacob, shares insight on theatre this week on Informania, kruaradio.org, 88.1FM, Thurs. at 5pm.

In March and April 2014, the University of Alaska Anchorage’s production of M Butterfly received rave reviews and experience sold out shows.  On March 28, Egan Millard wrote an Anchorage Daily News review of the show titled, “Seduction and Illusion in UAA’s Masterful ‘M Butterfly’.’‘  On March 31, in an interview with Deb the Librarian, Jessica Jacob, Director of M Butterfly, provided insight into this production, as well as her other roles as Adjunct Professor at UAA (with an upcoming Stage Combat course), and Executive Director of the Alaska Theatre of Youth.  Listen to this Informania interview with Jessica Jacob from March 31, 2014.  Listen, and learn!