Ernestine Saankalaxt’ Hayes presents ‘Writing, Rewriting, and Publication: Before and After Blonde Indian’-Feb 8th

Ernestine Saankalaxt’ Hayes presents ‘Writing, Rewriting, and Publication: Before and After Blonde Indian’
Ernestine Saankalaxt’ Hayes belongs to the Kaagwaantaan clan of the Eagle side of the Lingit nation. Her memoir, Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir received the American Book Award in 2007 and is the 2016 Alaska Reads selection.
According to Jonas Lamb (Juneau Empire), Blonde Indian “celebrates Tlingit culture, the strong connection between the people, this magnificent land, the animals and the spirits, it also brings to light the historic and contemporary fallout of colonialism and racism. The structure of the book will challenge many and the content will confront others, but all readers will find they are changed by the experience.”

Ernestine Saankalaxt’ Hayes received her MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Arts from UAA and is an assistant professor of English at UAS.

For this event there is free parking in the Library Lot, Library NE Lot and East Parking Garage.

This event is sponsored by the Alaska Center for the Book and the UAA Campus Bookstore.

Mon Feb 8, 2016 5pm – 7pm Alaska Time
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307

Ian Hartman presents his book ‘In the Shadow of Boone and Crockett’- Feb 6

Ian Hartman presents his book ‘In the Shadow of Boone and Crockett’
In his book In the Shadow of Boone and Crockett: Race, Culture and the Politics of Representation in the Upland South, Ian Hartman explores American race theories concerning people of the Upland South (Southern Appalachia to the Ozarks).
While analyzing the Southern stereotypes of there being a pure, superior “American race” with those portraying poor, debased, white “imbeciles,” Ian Hartman describes how the eugenics movement “sought to regenerate and purify a once proud but now impoverished and degraded people through policies that included forced sterilization.”

Also addressed are the ways in which the contradictory identity of the Upland South affected broader national debates about imperialism, crime and punishment, and poverty and inequality.

Ian C. Hartman is an assistant professor of history at UAA. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Southern History, Cultural Studies—Critical Methodologies, Appalachian Journal and Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia, among other publications.

All UAA Campus Bookstore events are informal, free and open to the public. Note: There is free parking at UAA on Saturdays.

For more information, contact Rachel Epstein at (907) 786-4782 or

Sat Feb 6, 2016 1pm – 3pm Alaska Time
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307

How can we engage business-corporate leaders to invest in early care & learning?-Feb 4th

Think Tank Series
Thursday, February 4
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
UAA/APU Consortium Library, room 307
Guest agency: thread “connecting early care & education to Alaska”
Topic: How can we engage business-corporate leaders to invest in early care & learning?
Learning doesn’t start at kindergarten, it begins at birth. That is why programs that provide early care and education services play such an important role in the growth and development of young children. In addition to helping ensure that children arrive at school ready to succeed, early care and education programs enable parents to meet the financial needs of their families and businesses to attract and retain a high quality workforce. thread is a statewide network of professionals who work individually with families and early educators to ensure that they are knowledgeable and supported in guiding children to lifelong success.

Alaska lags behind many other states that have established sustainable public private partnerships that invest in high quality early care and learning as a means of boosting economic infrastructure. How do we engage business and corporate leaders in Alaska in conversations about the long-term economic benefits of investing in high quality early care and learning?

Think Tanks are a monthly community engagement experience in which a nonprofit agency presents a challenge or issue and attendees brainstorm solutions for the organization. Students, faculty, staff and community members–join us to assist this organization and contribute your thoughts and ideas to the discussion!

Pizza is provided by Moose’s Tooth. Parking note: Free parking for this event is available in the Library Lot and the East (CPISB) Garage. Please allow extra time to find parking.
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We hope to see you and your students at the Think Tank!

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University of Alaska Anchorage
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The Censorship Quiz II


Come to the second annual Censorship Challenge! In celebration of banned books week, the Anchorage Public Library and UAA/APU Consortium Library are hosting a pub quiz. Entry is free! Teams should consist of no more than six people. The quiz will consist of six rounds – including one visual round…

Alaska Maps

If you are traveling around Alaska this summer, you may want to check out some maps. You can take a look at topographical maps, road maps, fishing maps, historical maps and much more. A simple way to find out what we have is to type in to the Quick Search box: Alaska map.


Friday, April 24th, 2015
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
UAA Consortium Library, Room 307

You are invited to join the Center for Community Engagement & Learning at our annual forum to recognize the civic engagement achievements from the past year.

The Community Engagement Forum features awards to students and faculty and highlights of our community partnerships, including the presentation of the 2015 Selkregg Community Engagement & Service Learning Award and Dr. Alex Hills Engineering & Civic Engagement Award.

The poster session is an opportunity to talk to Community Engaged Student Assistants about their faculty-community partner projects. Be sure to arrive early, you won’t want to miss it!

11:00 a.m. Student Poster Session | 12:00 p.m. Luncheon Program Begins

Please RSVP by April 20 RSVP online ( or by contacting CCEL.

Harper Lee plans to publish sequel to her classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Harper Lee plans to publish sequel to her classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Harper Lee Plans To Publish A New Novel Featuring ‘Mockingbird’ Hero
More than 50 years after the release of her classic — and only — novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee plans to publish a second. The newly unearthed book, Go Set a Watchman, will be published in July.

Cabin Fever Debates-Jan 27

Cabin Fever Debates
The Seawolf Debate team is proud to present the tenth annual Cabin Fever Debates Intramural Debating Tournament. Held each year in the spring semester, the Cabin Fever Debates provide UAA students not active on the competitive Seawolf Team the opportunity to give academic debating a try. Designed for students with little or no competitive experience, the tournament will expose you to the fundamentals of debating and offer the chance to compete for a great prize package. All debates are open to the public. For more information, check out our website at
Tue Jan 27, 2015 7pm – 10pm Alaska Time
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307