• Living a Purposeful Life

      Jones, Leland (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2017-12-09)
      Leland Jones is a student at UAA who has written a book called A Journey With Purpose, A guide to Starting and Succeeding as an Entrepreneur. In it, he shares his experiences that led him to start two small businesses: T-Quotes LLC and Multi-Motivation. His life as an entrepreneur and philanthropist coupled with his global experiences and strong Christian faith are topics highlighted.
    • Living Peace Now

      Merculieff, Larry; Gehrett, Christine; Kimura, Greg (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2011-02-07)
      Larry Merculieff was born and raised with a traditional upbringing on St. Paul Island. In 2003, Larry was instrumental in gaining both federal and state recognition of Alaska Native subsistence rights to harvest halibut throughout coastal Alaska. Recently he founded Seven Generations Consulting. His focus for the discussion is the process of connecting with others. Dr. Christine Gehrett is an associate professor in Education. She teaches foundation courses in education, serves on the advisory board for the Alaska Educational Innovations Network (AEIN), on the Chevak advisory board, and on the Center for Community Engagement and Learning advisory council. Her focus for the discussion is peace from within. Dr. Greg Kimura is President and CEO of the Alaska Humanities Forum. A fourth generation Alaskan from Chugiak-Eagle River, he holds a M.Div from Harvard University, where he wrote a thesis on Zen Buddhism and Western philosophical thought, and a PhD from Cambridge University in the philosophy of religion. His focus for the discussion is the ontological state of being.
    • Lost Villages of the Eastern Aleutians: Biorka, Kashega, Makushin

      Mason, Rachel; Hudson, Ray (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-12-05)
      The book Lost Villages of the Eastern Aleutians documents the history of three Unangax̂ villages left behind in the evacuations and dislocations of World War II, never to be permanently resettled.
    • The Many Faces and Voices of Muslims at UAA

      Raza, Sajid; Jama, Salman; Jones, Bin Shabaan; Abdi, Nasteha; Hatch, Rabia; Jones, Gregory Shuaib (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2016-12-02)
      Muslim students studying a variety of disciplines at UAA come together to discuss their life and convictions. Students includ Sajid Raza (graduate student in Civil Engineering), Salman Jama (Anthropology), Bin Shabaan Jones (Elementary Education), Nasteha Abdi (Accounting), Rabia Hatch (Legal Studies). Acting as moderator is Gregory Shuaib Jones, Muslim Chaplain for the Muslim Student Organization at UAA.
    • Mary Ann Poll presents Raven's Cove, Mystery

      Poll, Mary Ann (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2011-04-05)
      Alaska mystery writer, Mary Ann Poll, presents her new book Raven's Cove.
    • The Meaning of Deepwater Horizon for Alaska: What We Must Learn

      Ulmer, Fran (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-04-18)
      Many of us are familiar with Fran Ulmer's service in Alaska--being a mayor, legislator, two terms as Lieutenant Governor, director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research, UAA Chancellor, and currently UAA's Arctic Research Scholar. Fran Ulmer also served as a member of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Spill and Offshore Drilling, and is the chairperson of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission and co-founder of Oil Spill Commission Action.
    • Mentoring Refugees: Assisting with Resettlement in Anchorage

      Welker, Nathan (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-12-03)
      Join us as several mentors share their experiences in volunteering with the Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services program, offered by Catholic Social Services, welcoming and orienting new refugees to Anchorage. Family mentors have volunteer agreements for a minimum of six months and a wealth of new experiences and new cultural understandings for themselves! Nathan Welker, a student at UAA, began as a family mentor as a capstone experience in the Civic Engagement Certificate program and following an internship in Senegal. He created this panel presentation as a part of his capstone course.
    • The Mere Matter of Marching: Thomas Jefferson, the War of 1812 and the Taking of Canada

      Fitz-Enz, David (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2011-04-18)
      Colonel David G. Fitz-Enz discusses his book, “The Mere Matter of Marching: Thomas Jefferson, the War of 1812 and the Taking of Canada.”
    • Midnight Sun, Arctic Moon: Mapping the Wild Heart of Alaska

      Albanese, Mary (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-04-23)
      Midnight Sun Arctic Moon is the story of Mary Albanese's life from 1977 to 1987 when she moved to Alaska at age 22 to become a rural Alaskan school teacher. Little did she know her life would take a different turn and she would end up a geologist--mapping areas of uncharted geological units for the state of Alaska. Mary Albanese received her master's degree in geociences from UAF. Her book, Midnight Sun, Arctic Moon is published by Epicenter Press.
    • Multicultural Pre-Professoriate Fellowship (MPF) Program Spring Diversity Dialogue

      Moore-Nall, Anita; Senungetuk, Heidi; Mbise, Amana; Chung, Thomas (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2019-04-19)
      Multicultural Pre-Professoriate Fellowship (MPF) Program Spring Diversity Dialogue. Participants in the MPF Program discuss their research. Anita Moore-Nall (Health Sciences/ Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies) presents her research for a medical geology text book on water issues that affect Indigenous People of North America. Heidi Senungetuk (Alaska Native Studies) presents "Sounding Indigenous: Contemporary Inupiaq Expressions” which highlights the creativity of the Kingikmiut Singers and Dancers of Anchorage. Amana Mbise (Social Work) presents his work on children's rights and rights based approaches to working with children. His PhD research looked at the adoption of rights based approaches by child rights NGO's in Tanzania. This event is sponsored by the UAA Faculty Senate Diversity Committee and is hosted by Thomas Chung.
    • My First 50 Years in Broadcasting (1961-2011)

      Heimel, Steve (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-04-21)
      Steve Heimel has been a senior reporter and producer for the Alaska Public Radio Network and host of its call-in show, Talk of Alaska. At this event, his memoir in progress and his insights about life, journalism, and people will be shared.
    • Mystery author Keenan Powell presents Deadly Solution, with author Stan Jones.

      Powell, Keenan; Jones, Stan (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2018-04-01)
      In Deadly Solution, Maeve Malloy, a public defender in Anchorage, defends an Alaska Native man accused of beating another homeless man to death. With no witnesses to the crime and a client who claims to have no knowledge of the night of the murder, the case seems stacked against her, Keenan Powell is a practicing attorney in Anchorage. She received a Bachelors of Science in Broadcast Communication Arts from San Francisco State University and a Juris doctorate from McGeorge School of Law. Joining Keenan Powell is mystery writer Stan Jones. Stan Jones is author of Tundra Kill; White Sky, Black Ice; Shaman Pass; frozen Sun; Village of the Ghost Bears.
    • Mystery Author Stan Jones and Sepculative Fiction Authors Sterling Emmal and L. S. Goulet

      Jones, Stan; Emmal, Sterling; Goulet, L. S. (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2016-12-16)
      Sterling Emmal is author of the sci-fi fantasy The Executioner of Rawule and L. S. Goulet is author of the fantasy book Sword of Dragonblood. Tundra Kill is Stan Jones' latest Nathan Active mystery. His other books include White Sky, Black Ice; Shaman Pass, Frozen Sun; Village of the Ghost Bears, and the nonfiction classic, The Spill: Personal Stories from the Exxon Valdez Disaster, coauthored with Sharon Bushell.
    • the Mystery of the Fire Trees of Southeast Alaska

      Langdon, Steve J.; Henrikson, Mary Ida; Morgan, Lael (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2018-04-21)
      Mary Ida Henrikson, born and raised in Ketchikan Alaska, was surprised to learn she had an ancient cedar on her property that had appeared to have been altered for fire storage. Soon she discovered dozens of other centuries-old trees with deeply burned interiors. What did this mean? Author and artist Mary Ida Henrikson with Dr. Steven Langdon and Lael Morgan.
    • No Small Lives: handbook of North American Early Women Adult Educators, 1925-1950

      Bersch, Gretchen; Lund, Carole (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-04-08)
      The book, No Small Lives: Handbook of North American Early Women Adult Educators, 1925-1950, edited by Gretchen Bersch, contains the stories of 26 North American women who were active in the field of adult education, 1925-1950. Generally, women's contributions have been omitted from the field's histories. No Small Lives is designed to address this gap. Gretchen Bersch, Professor Emerita at UAA began her career in adult education in 1971. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including being inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame. Carole L. Lund is Associate Professor of Business in the Business Administration Department at Alaska Pacific University.
    • On the Frontiers of an Inner Life: Thomas Merton's 1968 Journey to Alaska

      Tarr, Kathleen W. (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2018-02-06)
      Author Kathleen W. Tarr discusses her newly released book, We Are All Poets Here (VP&D House, 2018). Part memoir, part biography, with Thomas Merton as the spiritual guide, the quest to seek an interior life amidst a chaotic, confused, fragmented world is explored. Trappist Thomas Merton (1915-1968) lived as a sequestered monastic for 27 years. However he wrote over fifty books and hundreds of poems and articles on topics ranging from monastic spirituality to civil rights, nonviolence, and the nuclear arms race. Today, his 1948 autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, continues to influence millions of people all over the world. After his surprise sojourn to Alaska in 1968, Thomas Merton traveled to Thailand where he met his accidental and death by electrocution. Author Kathleen W. Tarr was born and raised in Pittsburgh. She came to Alaska in 1978 and lived in Yakutat, Sitka, and the Kenai Peninsula, and was Program Coordinator for UAA's MFA Creative Writing Program. She earned a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Pittsburgh and has writings published in several anthologies and in Creative Nonfiction, the Sewanee Review, Alaska Airlines Magazine, the Anchorage Daily News, TriQuarterly, Sick Pilgrim, and Cirque. In 2016, she was named a William Shannon Fellow by the International Thomas Merton Society. Currently she sits on the board of the Alaska Humanities Forum.
    • The Origins of Ukraine and the Ukrainian-Russian Crisis

      Murphy, Curtis (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-04-15)
      At this timely event, historian Curtis Murphy (UAA History Dept.) shares his understanding of the critical developments in Ukraine and Russia today. His research on burghers and bureaucrats in Poland-Lithuania, 1776-1793 has been published in the Slavic Review and currently he is working on a book about the state and self-governing entities in Poland, Ukraine, and Russia from 1750 to 1850.
    • Our Perfect Wild

      Bane, Ray; Johnson-Sullivan, Kaylene (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-12-03)
      Kaylene Johnson-Sullivan discusses her book Our Perfect Wild: Ray and Barbara Bane's Journeys and the Fate Of the Far North, recently published by University of Alaska Press. Joining Kaylene, via Skype, will be Ray Bane who now resides in Hawaii. Our Perfect Wild examines the life of Ray and Barbara Bane, who in the 1960s worked as teachers in Barrow and Wainwright, Alaska. A decade later, Ray's dedication to the Alaska Native subsistence lifestyle led him to work for the National Park Service as a park planner for Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve and many other national parks in Alaska.
    • Passport series

      Jeon, Jin Yeong; McTier, Jackson; Medvedko, Anastasia (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-04-13)
      The Passport series idea is to hear about students' life before coming to UAA and the challenges you face living in Anchorage and going to school at UAA. This episode features: Jin Yeong Jeon from South Korea, Jackson McTier from Australia, and Anastasia Medvedko from Russia.
    • Passport series: China and Brazil

      Wang, Yuqing; Na, Xinlei; Rodrigues, Ana Spaic (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-04-20)
      Come and hear about international studetns' lives before coming to UAA and the challenges they face living in Anchorage and going to school at UAA. China and Brazil with Yuqing Wang, Xinlei Na, and Ana Spaic Rodrigues.