Spring 2004

All events take place at the UAA Campus Bookstore
unless otherwise indicated

 
January

Lessons Learned, a publication designed by General Support Services and distributed by the UAA Campus Bookstore, is now in its second printing!

February 6th

Frank McCourt , author: Angela's Ashes and Tis: A Memoir, will be at the bookstore for a special book signing. This event preceeds theWendy Williamson presentation, "The Education that Opens Doors".

February 9th - 13th - SHARE YOUR HEART - DONATE A BOOK

In Celebration of Valentine's Day. This 2nd annual campaign is in support of the UAA College Preparatory & Developmental Studies Reading Lab. Book drops are located in front of the UAA Campus Bookstore and the UC Limited Edition Bookstore.

February 11th

"AFRICAN AMERICANS AND AMERICA: Post-1968" A panel discussion with UAA faculty members: Tania Nicole Taylor (History Dept) Sharon Chamard (Justice Dept) Deborah Lavendar-Bratcher (Sociology Dept) Diane Hirshberg (Educational Leadership) Russell Pressley (College of Health & Social Welfare) Moderator This forum is held in honor of African American History Month.

February 16th - 18th - GRADUATION FAIR

This year a photographer will be on hand to take pictures of students in their gowns. Check out graduation items: rings, invitations, frames and more. June Ebert, 786-4760, is coordinator of the fair.

February 24th

"RECYCLING: Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask". Tom Turner, former manager of recycling systems in Anchorage, Alaska will present this lecture. Tuesday from 6:00pm-7:00pm Sponsored by the Recycling program.

March 4th - 6th - 9TH ANNUAL PACIFIC RIM CONFERENCE ON LITERATURE & RHETORIC

This year's theme is LAWS WITHOUT OUTLAWS. The conference will be held in rooms in the BEB with a book sale in the BEB lobby, 1st floor. Guest speakers include: Francis Shor, Wayne State University, Jeffrey Paris, co-editor of New Critical Theory: Essays on Liberation Richard Hoffman, author: Half the House: A Memoir, Without Paradise and Poems. Conference director is Sol Neely. Conference sponsored by UAA English Department.

March 15th

"AMERICAN WOMEN: Prototypes for the 21st Century" The UAA Campus Bookstore is hosting this forum. Speakers include: Elizabeth Dennison (History Dept) Claudia Lampman (Psychology Dept) Yvonne Roland (AHAINA) Rachel Mason (Anthropology) Jen Everett (Philosophy) Moderator This event is held in celebration of Women's History Month.

March 17th

"POLITICS, CONFLICT, AND CULTURAL PRODUCTION" This forum is hosted by the UAA Campus Bookstore. Our guest speaker is Steven Dinero from Philadelphia University. He will present "The Politics of Education Provision in Rural Native Alaska: The Case of Yukon Village". Dinero has recently received a large NSF grant to study economic development in rural Alaska. Joining him are UAA faculty members: Matthew Kurtz (History/Geography Dept) who will present "Fabricating a State: Colonialism and the Curious Routes of Alaska's Urban/Rural Divide" Sharon Araji and Nelta Edwards (Sociology Department) who will present "Alaska and the Middle east: Factors that Bind Distant Lands"

April 2nd

Open Mic. Speak Your mind.

April 7-9th - CRACK-AN-EGG

Receive 10%, 20%, or 30% off clothing, gifts, and trade books when you crack an egg at the register!

April 8th

Werner Fornos, President of the Population Institute and recipient of the 2003 United Nations Population Award. "The world's population is projected to reach 7 to 9 billion by the middle of the 21st century with almost all of the new growth in the world's poorest countries." Fornos stresses that population concerns must be a priority of US foreign and domestic policy.

April 13th

Larry Allen, the world renowned tattoo artist from Anchorage Tattoo, will be at the bookstore to discuss what's new in the tattoo world.

April 16-18th - WRITING RENDEZVOUS 2004

Book sales for keynote speaker, Laurie King, and for workshops held at UAA BEB.

April 20th

"GLOBALIZATION: What Does it Mean to You?" This forum is hosted by the UAA Campus Bookstore. Panelists include: Donna Schaad (Information Technology Services) Carlos Alsua (Business Administration Dept) Matthew Kurtz (History/Geography Dept). This event is held in honor of Earth Day.

April 21st - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT DAY

Previously known as Secretary's Day! Car flags will be distributed to all nominees and the winner wil be presented with a plaque and gift box.

April 22nd

"MARK HAMILTON: A Leader, a Poet." Featuring University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton. This event is held in celebration of National Poetry Month.

April 24th - BOOK FAIR

Special guests include: Nirvair Singh Khalsa, author: The Art, Science and Application of Kundalini Yoga and numerous yoga tapes and cds Verna Pratt, author: Wildflowers of Alaska and many more books on flowers Rosanne Pagano, author: Alaska Women Write, Alaska Geographic Russian America Amy Meissner, illustrator: Ollie Jolly Rodeo Clown, Seldovia Sam and the Sea Otter, Seldovia Sam and the Giant Otter Sis Laraux, author: Lena: Life Story of My Mother Katharine Crittenden, author: Get Mears Steve Levi, author: Cowboys of the Sky Amanda Saxton showcasing books from the Cook Inlet Historical Society.

May 12th - STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY

"PAST REFLECTIONS-FUTURE VISIONS" Co-chairs are UAA Campus Bookstore's Rachel Epstein and UAA Human Resource Consultant's Desiree Walsh.

May 22nd

The 4th Annual READING RENDEZVOUS in the Cuddy Park. This year's theme is " Discovering New Trails". Alaska Center for the Book and the Anchorage Municipal Libraries organize this kick off for summer reading event. Illustrator, Amy Meissner joined us at out area. Book sale, mazes, icicles distributed at the UAA Campus Bookstore table.

May 26-27th - PAN PACIFIC CONFERENCE XXI

Book sale at the Hilton Hotel.

June 14th

Bill Miles, author: Alaska Unsalted

June 17th

"DEMENTIA AND AGING: The Hope of Brain Science" Professor Verner Bingman, from Bowling Green University, will present. This event is sponsored by the Alaska Geriatric Education Center, and the Alzheimer's Disease Resource Agency of Alaska, and the UAA Campus Bookstore.

June 24-25th - CAMPUS BOOKSTORE SIDEWALK SALE

Big savings on books, old edition textbooks, and clothing!