May 2014 at the UAA Campus Bookstore

by Michelle Saport  |   

Below is the complete list of events happening at the UAA Campus Bookstore this month. All UAA Campus Bookstore events are informal, free and open to the public. There is free parking for bookstore events in the South Lot, the West Campus Central Lot (behind Rasmuson Hall), the Sports Lot and the Sports NW Lot. (Click here for a map of where to park for bookstore events this summer.)

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

Note: UAA Campus Bookstore podcasts are posted in iTunes and iTunes U-just search UAA or UAA Campus Bookstore. The podcasts are also archived on the bookstore website.

Michelle Theall presents 'Teaching the Cat to Sit: A Memoir' Monday, May 19, 4-6 p.m. UAA Campus Bookstore

Teaching the Cat to Sit is Michelle Theall's memoir about growing up gay and Catholic in the Texas Bible Belt. In it, she courageously comes to terms with the role of religion, motherhood and family in living a full, loving life. Theall has received numerous awards for her health, travel, sports and fitness articles and work with Women's Adventure magazine. Currently, she is editor of Alaska Magazine.

For more information, visit Theall's website at

'Thar She Blows: A short history of financial bubbles' with Jeff Pantages Wednesday, May 21, 4-6 p.m. UAA Campus Bookstore

At this event, Jeff Pantages will explore five historical bouts of financial mania: tulips in 17th century Holland, the South Seas bubble in England, the Wall Street Crash of 1929, the Japanese stock bubble in the 1980s and, finally, the dotcom mania in the U.S. during the 1990s. Jeff Pantages is chief investment officer for Alaska Permanent Capital Management.

Donna Mack presents a discussion of her recently published novel, 'Whispered Secrets, Whispered Prayers,' May 27 Tuesday, May 27, 4-6 p.m. UAA Campus Bookstore 

Donna Mack is a National Endowment for the Arts awardee with an M.F.A. in creative writing from UAA. For many in Alaska, Donna is known as the owner of One People, an iconic Anchorage shop that featured arts and crafts from around the globe. After retiring from the business world, Donna decided to complete her novel: Whispered Secrets, Whispered Prayers. The story, set in North Dakota in 1947, is about a German family who emigrated from the Ukraine.

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