"Art of Life, Art of Place" (Egan Lecture Hall)
UAS English faculty Ernestine Hayes, coordinator of the UAS spring events "Art of Place," looks back on four years of artist presentations and ahead to the fifth and sixth years of this popular series.
Climbing in the Arrigetch (REC Center)
Chelsea Bomba, Ariel Svetlik-McCarthy, Patrick McCarthy, student climbers, Forest Wagner, faculty
A photo essay and presentation on rock climbing the iconic Shot Tower in Alaska’s Central Brooks Range.
AK Perspectives on the Sea of Cortez with “A Trip South” (REC Center)
Members of a Trip South
Members of the Juneau based expedition, “A Trip South” will share stories and photos from the Baja and Gulf of California portion of their Alaska to Argentina journey, including a sailboat crossing of the Sea of Cortez; continuing a conversation on marine conservation and ecology sparked by this year’s One Campus One Book selection, The Log from the Sea of Cortez.
Student Singer Songwriter Showcase (REC Center)
Local music performers
UAS student musical artists will share a selection of their best work.
Treasures from the State Film Library (Egan Wing Lecture Hall)
Damon Stuebner, Alaska State Library Historical Collections
Annual showcase of archival films, videos and other gems from the State Library Historical Collections.
Merging Art with Environmental Science (Egan Wing Lecture Hall)
Colleen Flanigan, TED Fellow, UAS One Campus One Book artist
A presentation on contemporary issues of species endangerment and ecosystem regeneration, specifically coral reefs through visual, performing, and biological arts. Flanigan’s work encompasses Living Sea Sculptures, conversation-catalyzing alter egos, participatory multimedia exhibitions, and more. Sponsored by One Campus One Book, School of Arts and Sciences, School of Career Education, UAS Sitka Campus and the Egan Library.
“Denali’s Howl: the Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America’s Wildest Peak.” (Egan Library)
Andy Hall, Author
In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska’s Mount McKinley—known to the locals as Denali—one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world. Only five survived. Journalist Andy Hall, son of the park superintendent at the time, investigated the tragedy in his book, Denali’s Howl. Sponsored by UAS Alumni and Development Office.
Dakaboom (REC Center)
Music / Comedy duo
Dakaboom is a music/comedy duo from New York and Los Angeles. Described only as postmodern vaudeville, their show must be experienced to be understood. Long time best friends Ben McLain and Paul Peglar utilize a cappella, loop stations, stand-up, sketch, crowd interaction and several musical genres to create a world all their own - and everyone’s invited. Sponsored by UAS Student Activities.
Tidal Echoes Launch (Egan Wing Lecture Hall)
Tidal Echoes is a literary and art journal that showcases the art and writing of Southeast Alaskans, published by UAS. The 2015 featured author is Ishmael Angaluuk Hope. The featured artist is Fumi Matsumoto. "Tidal Echoes is proof that many of Alaska’s finest writers and artists are living in and inspired by Southeast Alaska in all its natural and human glory, and that UAS is the heart of a modern Alaskan creative renaissance." — Heather Lende