UAS Bookstore Event Success
First faculty signing took place Feb 29
The first Faculty Author Reading and Reception took place on Friday, February 29th, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Bookstore Manager Sara Hagen organized the event featuring two authors from Career Education and two from the English department of the School of Arts and Sciences. The English faculty were Emily Wall, author of Freshly Rooted, a book of poems that follow her struggle to navigate the new country of marriage and to speak the new language of self in a land of reinvention and Ernestine Hayes, author of Blonde Indian, about life as Alaska Native growing up in Juneau, living in California and returning home after many years. Blonde Indian is winner of the 2007 American Book Award. A reading by Hayes and Wall was well attended.
Automotive technology program director Tony Martin and author of the textbook Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Ketchikan faculty Rick McDonald author of the textbook Network Fundamentals CCNA Exploration Companion Guide (CCNA stands for Certified Cisco Networking Associate which is the industry certification for networking professionals awarded by Cisco® Networking Academy,® the educational arm of Cisco Systems.) were on hand to sign their books along with Hayes and Wall. Martin and McDonald’s were their second published books. New books from both are in the works. “The author reading and reception at the UAS bookstore was a great success, with standing room only during the author readings. I look forward to holding similar events for published faculty in the future!” said Hagen.