Mayhem Poets (REC Center)
The Mayhem Poets, a group from New Jersey, will bring slam poetry at its best to UAS! Their style is a mind blowing blend of improv, hip hop & comedy – the perfect combination to kick off the Sound & Motion series! Interested in learning more about performance poetry? Attend the Mayhem Poets Workshop, before their evening performance, at 2 p.m. in the Writing Center!
Transcendentalists, Puritans and Pilgrims in Alaska (Egan Wing Lecture Hall)
Tom Kizzia, Author, Pilgrim’s Wilderness
Homer author Tom Kizzia will talk about his new bestselling book, Pilgrim’s Wilderness, with a focus on the historic white pioneer communities of the Wrangell Mountains, where modern back-to-the-landers found themselves in philosophical and physical conflict with the fear-encircled Calvinist cult world of the Pilgrim Family. A question period about the book will follow.
Woosh Kinaadeiyí Poetry Slam (REC Center)
Part of Woosh Kinaadeiyí's fourth season, Juneau's spoken word artists come together to do battle in the friendliest competition in town. Performers of all types are encouraged to take part in the non-competitive open mic portion of the evening, while original poetry is welcome in the slam. Sign-ups begin at 6:30 pm, and the show begins at 7:00 p.m.
Alaska Native Studies Conference Kick-off Event (Egan Wing Lecture Hall)
Part of a three-day gathering of Alaska Native studies faculty and students from UAS, UAA, UAF, Kodiak College and elsewhere with a focus on indigenous, cultural and language education.
Treasures from the State Film Library (Egan Wing Lecture Hall)
Damon Stuebner, Alaska State Library Historical Collections
The fifth annual festival of vintage and historical films and videos from the Alaska State Library Historical Collections. Selections include, “Though the Earth Be Moved”, a documentary detailing the relief efforts after the March 27, 1964 Alaskan earthquake in honor of the 50th anniversary of the event.
First Friday photo presentation and discussion: A Trip South (REC Center)
Members of the kayak and bike expeditions
In June of 2012, a group of Juneau-Douglas grown friends embarked on the experience of a lifetime. They kayaked from Sandy Beach through the Inside Passage to Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The trip continued with a smaller group on bicycles along the Pacific coast through Central and South America to Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina.
Gifts of the Crow: How perception, emotion, and thought allow smart birds to behave like humans. (Egan Library)
John Marzluff, Author
Prof. Marzluff will discuss his research on animal minds, social learning and fear learning and continue the conversation of this year’s One Campus One Book theme, human-animal communication. Sponsored by the UAS One Campus One Book Committee and the School of Arts and Sciences
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 2014 featured author is Christy NaMee Eriksen and featured artist is Rachael Juzeler. "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