A “Valentine” for Poetry Lovers

From the Academy of American Poets Newsletter, Feb. 14, 2024: Your voice is the color of a robin’s breast, And there’s a sweet sob in it like rain—still rain in the night. —Claude McKay (opening lines of “To O. E. A.” by Claude McKay – read the whole poem HERE)   Valentine’s Day “Sink Your…

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Young Authors Sacred Essay Contest

The Center for Interfaith Relations is soliciting previously unpublished essays discussing the power of love to strengthen communities and transform lives. Explore themes such as compassion, mutual aid, tenderness, justice, reconciliation, and healing. Works that consider these topics in the context of faith or investigate sacred themes are encouraged but not required. Deadline is Feb.…

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UAS Art Dept. Updates

At the UAS Sitka Open House on Tuesday Nov. 14, 2023, the Art Dept.’s Liz Zacher spoke about upcoming and Spring opportunites. Now until Dec. 1st, noted Zacher, is the application period for The Thomas Brown Ceramic Education Award, sponsored by the Sitka Conservation Society and the Living Wilderness Fund – read more & apply…

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“Many Things Under a Rock”

From publisher Norton: A behavioral ecologist’s riveting account of his decades-long obsession with octopuses: his discoveries, adventures, and new scientific understanding of their behaviors. Of all the creatures of the deep blue, none is as captivating as the octopus. In Many Things Under a Rock, marine biologist David Scheel investigates four major mysteries about these…

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