“The Politics of Cutting Alaska State Budget: Fallacies and Realities” on Thursday, Sept. 29

Sept. 29: UAS Professor Emeritus Clive Thomas discusses the politics of cutting Alaska’s budget

Guest lecturer Clive Thomas will present “The Politics of Cutting Alaska State Budget: Fallacies and Realities” on Thursday, Sept. 29, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in room 307 of the UAA/APU Consortium Library.

A common demand by many Alaskans and some first-time candidates for state office is that the state budget needs to be cut, largely because of wasted money and inefficiencies. This presentation shows that, contrary to common belief, while budgets can be cut in the short term, as they were in the 2016 legislative session, the trend in the long term is for larger budgets. This explanation is based on the realities of what makes up the state budget, constituent pressure on politicians, and the lack of an organized and sustained political force promoting long-term budget reductions.

Clive Thomas, who taught political science in Juneau for thirty years, is editor of a book just published by the University of Alaska Press, Alaska Politics and Public Policy: The Dynamics of Beliefs, Institutions, Personalities and Power. He is now a senior fellow at the Foley Institute of Politics at Washington State University.

This event is part of the Seward Lecture Series, hosted by the UAA Political Science Department.

Note: Clive Thomas will also speak on “Alaska and the World: Past, Present and Future” at the UAA Campus Bookstore on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 5-7 p.m.

Safe Spaces – September 27

Safe Spaces

September 27, 2016
Consortium Library, Room 307

Panel Discussion including:

Taylor Brelsford, Alaska Common Ground
David Hulen, Alaska Dispatch News
Gabriela Riquelme, Sol de Medianoche
Mike Robinson, Alaska Library Association
Libby Roderick, UAA
Jasmin Smith, Black Lives Matter

Library Parking is free for this event

contact Stacia at mcgourtysa@muni.org for more information

UA is a better investment for the state of Alaska than a gas pipeline. Wednesday, Sept. 28

‘UA is a better investment for the state of Alaska than a gas pipeline.’ Attend the debate Sept. 28

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7-9 p.m.
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307

UAA Seawolf Debate and the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence will discuss the motion: “The University of Alaska is a better investment for the state of Alaska than a gas pipeline.”

The free and open-to-the-public event features award-winning Seawolf Debate, a faculty response panel and a facilitated public discussion.

UAA faculty panelists include:

Jackie Cason, English
Bob Loeffler, Institute for Social and Economic Research
Steve Haycox, History (Emeritus)

Population and Economic Data Workshop- Oct. 18

On October 18, 2016, the Consortium Library will be hosting the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the U.S. Census Bureau’s fifth annual Population and Economic Data Workshop.

The event will feature speakers from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Alaska Department of Labor, the Alaska Division of Community and Regional Affairs, and the UAA Institute for Social and Economic Research. There will be sessions throughout the day, and you can attend as many or as few sessions as you’re able. Topics include:

Economic data
Population data
Community-level data
Geographic data
Data tools for grant writers
Census Bureau programs
Permanent Fund Dividend
How to access data

See below for the schedule; all sessions will be in room 307.

The workshop is free, but attendees must register to reserve seats.

A full agenda and a registration form are available at http://live.laborstats.alaska.gov/cen/presentations.cfm. For more information, contact Eddie Hunsinger at (907) 269-4960 or eddie.hunsinger@alaska.gov.

The Censorship Quiz II


Come to the second annual Censorship Challenge! In celebration of banned books week, the Anchorage Public Library and UAA/APU Consortium Library are hosting a pub quiz. Entry is free! Teams should consist of no more than six people. The quiz will consist of six rounds – including one visual round…

Alaska Maps

If you are traveling around Alaska this summer, you may want to check out some maps. You can take a look at topographical maps, road maps, fishing maps, historical maps and much more. A simple way to find out what we have is to type in to the Quick Search box: Alaska map.


Friday, April 24th, 2015
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
UAA Consortium Library, Room 307

You are invited to join the Center for Community Engagement & Learning at our annual forum to recognize the civic engagement achievements from the past year.

The Community Engagement Forum features awards to students and faculty and highlights of our community partnerships, including the presentation of the 2015 Selkregg Community Engagement & Service Learning Award and Dr. Alex Hills Engineering & Civic Engagement Award.

The poster session is an opportunity to talk to Community Engaged Student Assistants about their faculty-community partner projects. Be sure to arrive early, you won’t want to miss it!

11:00 a.m. Student Poster Session | 12:00 p.m. Luncheon Program Begins

Please RSVP by April 20 RSVP online (www.uaa.alaska.edu/engage) or by contacting CCEL.

Harper Lee plans to publish sequel to her classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Harper Lee plans to publish sequel to her classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Harper Lee Plans To Publish A New Novel Featuring ‘Mockingbird’ Hero
More than 50 years after the release of her classic — and only — novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee plans to publish a second. The newly unearthed book, Go Set a Watchman, will be published in July.