Nov. 2014–UAA Campus Bookstore Events

Check out the next UAA Campus Bookstore events.   “UAA Bookstore Events” are likeable on Facebook. Wednesday, November 19, from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Chef Vern: Chocolate, Chocolate and More Chocolate UAA Culinary Arts & Hospitality’s Chef Vern Wolfram and his student apprentices share their knowledge and technical skills at this special event where everyone is encouraged […]

Nov. 6, 2014–Early Life in Alaska–Jill Shepherd

Jill Shepherd will highlight events from her family’s early history in Alaska.  She also will tell how it came to be that, at age 47, she realized a 30-year-old dream when she landed a job at Alaska magazine.  Shepherd worked at the magazine for the next 23 years, retiring in 2004.

Oct. 2, 2014–Animal Stories: Encounters with Alaska’s Wildlife–Bill Sherwonit

Born in Bridgeport, Conn., nature writer Bill Sherwonit has called Alaska home since 1982. He has contributed essays and articles to a wide variety of newspapers, magazines, journals, and anthologies and is the author of more than a dozen books. His newest book is a collection of essays, Animal Stories: Encounters with Alaska’s Wildlife, published […]

Sept. 11, 2014–It’s Important to Paws–David Jensen

A third-generation Alaskan, David was born in Fairbanks before statehood. His family moved to Anchorage in 1963 just prior to the Great Alaska Earthquake. David graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a degree in Journalism and Public Communications in 1989. That same year, he created Alaska Pet-ography as a home-based business. Realizing that […]

June 5, 2014–U.S. Arctic Research Commission–Fran Ulmer

Fran Ulmer is currently the chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, where she has served since being appointed by President Obama in March 2011. In June 2010, President Obama appointed her to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. From 2007 to 2011, Ms. Ulmer was chancellor of […]