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Monday, Feb. 18, 2019
"Find your place at KPC."

In Quito, Ecuador, a group of vigilantes known as "Accion Ortografica Quito" go around correcting all the bad grammar they find in graffiti.

Dena'ina - nzhah
English - snow ( on the ground)
hear a sound clip.

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KPC Photo of the Day
A street in Pompeii.
A street in Pompeii Photographer:  Alasha Brito
Posted: Feb. 18, 2019
Creating accessible documents - it's a journey and it's important

People working on a laptop. The KPC advancement office would like to thank all those KPC employees who have embraced the initial trainings being offered by our ETT department. These trainings taught everyone about creating accessible Word documents. It's important for everyone to remember that the gold standard for creating accessible documents is that the source document (i.e. a Word document) be made accessible prior to converting to PDF format. It's also important for everyone to understand that the process does not stop there. Just because a Word document is fully accessible does not mean that all the accessibility will transfer over to PDF format.

The next set of trainings are extremely important, as they will teach people what it means and how to accomplish creating fully accessible PDFs, which is our goal. There will be trainings held that are critical toward this goal. The first will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, and again from 12-4 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at KRC. The training will also be held at KBC from 12:20 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., March 8. Because it's difficult for people to schedule lengthy trainings, it is advised that time be blocked out on your personal calendar to ensure there are no time conflicts.

For more information, contact Jennifer Pedersen at 262-0242.

Posted: Feb. 18, 2019
UAA chancellor’s “ask me anything” meeting rescheduled

Chancellor Sandeen with the SeaWolf mascottThe meeting was originally scheduled for Feb.15 but due to technical difficulties it did not occur. The meeting will be video conferenced and has been rescheduled for 10 - 11 a.m., Feb. 20, KRC Ward Room 116, and in Pioneer 212 at KBC.

All students, staff and faculty are invited to attend.

Posted: Feb. 18, 2019

Junior Achievement of Alaska is currently searching for volunteers (staff, faculty & college students included!) to participate in an upcoming event at Mountain View Elementary

Junior Achievement LogoVolunteers will be needed from 8:30 a.m. until between 1 and 2:30 p.m. (depending on grade level), March 7 at Mountain View Elementary School. The volunteers will be in the classroom and will be giving about five lessons that are about 35 minutes of teaching and activities.

Ten volunteers are still needed. Breakfast and coffee will be provided for free and lunch will be sponsored by the school.

For more information email Emily Rickman at erickman@ja-alaska.org.

Posted: Feb. 18, 2019
Attention staff and faculty: Workshop with Tammie Willis Deaf Perceptions of Sound

Person standing in front of neon muscial instruments and symbols holding a conducting baton. As part of KPC's focus on accessibility awareness, Tammie Willis, KRC associate director of Residence Life, will give a workshop at 11:30 a.m., Feb. 20, Ward 116. The session will be delivered to KBC via video-conference in Pioneer 219.

Deaf Perceptions of Sound is a program that provides the audience with an opportunity to experience sound and music as Tammie does. Through a series of interactive activities and discussions, audience members are asked, not only to explore concepts of sounds differently, but also to explore the idea that there are multiple ways of perceiving, understanding and doing.

All staff and faculty are invited to attend.

Posted: Feb. 15, 2019
Kenai Performers presents: Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka

Kenai Performers LogoDon't miss the chance to see two of your favorite KRC IT guys, Rob Lewis Jr. and Spring Sibayan, sing and dance onstage.

Performances will be held Feb. 21, 22, 23, 24, 28 and March 1, 2, 3 a the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium in Kenai. The Thursday- Saturday performances will be held at 7 p.m. and the Sunday matinées at 2 p.m. Tickets are available online, at River City Books, The Flats Bistro, Curtain Call Consignment and at the door. The cost is $26 general admission, and $21 for children, students, senior citizens, and members of the military. Thursday nights the admission is discounted to $16.

Willy Wonka was adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, directed by Terri Burdick and Donna Shirnberg and conducted by Kent Peterson.

Check out the Kenai Performers website.

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Posted: Feb. 13, 2019
KBC Student Association make a splash at Winter Carnival

Two KBC student reps walk in the outdoor parade, holding a banner reading, "Kachemak Bay Campus Student Association"The Kachemak Bay Campus Student Association was a part of the Winter Carnival in Homer last weekend. The theme was "Coasting through Winter" with a shout out to the 50 years of service in Homer with the Coast Guard.

The students won first place in their division field of animals, and other creatures. Their mascot, Harmony (the humpback whale), was well received as she wore a Coastie hat and waved her flippers at the crowd. Professor Jim Rudkin helped greatly with the design of Harmony's head. The winning prize of $50 will be used to purchase food for the students during the coming week. Way to go!!!

Posted: Feb. 15, 2019
Want to tell your legislators how Governor Dunleavy's proposed budget affects you?

Seal of the State of AlaskaEach individual has an option to express their opinions to their legislators about whatever concerns they may have about any legislation under consideration. To that end, if anyone chooses to advocate for the University of Alaska budget, or any other issue before the State Senate or House of Representatives, here are the links to Alaska's legislature and the Governor's office:

Alaska Senate
Alaska House of Representatives
Office of Governor Micheal Dunleavy

Posted: Feb. 13, 2019
Antarctica and back with KDLL Adventure Talks
Dr. Kristin Mitchell stands in front of penguins on sand, text reads "Antarctica Alaska doctor heads south for science - 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 Kenai Visitors & Cultural Center"Join KDLL Adventure Talks at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center for photos and stories from Soldotna's Dr. Kristin Mitchell, who just returned from a month-long trip to Antarctica. In addition, tune in to KDLL 91.9 FM at 10 a.m. Feb. 27 for an on-air interview with Dr. Mitchell about the Homeward Bound program, a leadership collaboration between women working in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine). Admission is free for KDLL members or $5 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.kdll.org or KDLL 91.9 FM on Facebook, or call Jenny at 283-8433.

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