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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
"Find your place at KPC."

Scottish author Muriel Spark completed her best known work The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie in about four weeks
Dena'ina - ughasht'a
English - hurry, soon
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KPC Photo of the Day
Drift fishing net in the water.
Getting hits Photographer:  Dustin Brito
Posted: May 2, 2018

KPC summer hours and holiday closure schedule

The Kenai River Campus in Soldotna will begin summer hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., on May 14 through Aug. 27.

Both KRC and the Kachemak Bay Campus will be closed on May 28 (Memorial Day) and on July 4 & 5 (Independence Day).

For more information, contact KRC at 907-262-0330, or KBC at 907-253-7743.

Photo by Colter Olmstead on Unsplash

Posted: May 2, 2018
End of spring semester dates to remember

The Kenai River Campus will close at 3 p.m. on May 10 for commencement preparation and end of year activities and will re-open at 8 a.m. on May 14.

Photo by Matt Botsford on Unsplash

Posted: May 2, 2018
Read the latest edition of the KPC Connection

The KPC Connection is published six-times per academic year and the first edition is released in Sept. each year in cooperation with the Peninsula Clarion. The Connection is also inserted into the Clarion and the Homer News. For more information, or feel free to suggest possible stories contact Suzie Kendrick or call 907-262-0320.

The image depicts the latest edition of the KPC Connection.

Posted: May 1, 2018
Today is the last kpcWORD until Fall semester

Today will be the last community and student edition of the kpcWORD until fall semester. For important information, please check the KPC website and Facebook page.

Have a wonderful summer!

Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash

Posted: May 1, 2018
Final exams have begun!
Student studyingKPC students' final exams will be held through May 5. View the schedule for both campuses and plan accordingly. Good luck!
Posted: May 1, 2018
Support KPC at the upcoming Borough Assembly meeting!

KRC's Res Hall administration is encouraging students to choose to attend the upcoming Kenai Peninsula Borough meeting on May 15 to testify in support of continued support of the college's programs. The Res Hall van will transport anyone who needs a ride. Students are asked to assemble at 5:15 p.m. at the Res Hall.

Student, staff and faculty testimony is more crucial this year than ever! The borough is facing a deficit and trying to figure out possible revenue sources (much like the state). KPC's borough funding comes from a 1/10th mill levy on property taxes that was approved by voters in 1991.

If you cannot make it to the Assembly meeting that night (in-person testimony makes the biggest impact), you can provide written comments two ways:

1-Go to this eComment site that is self-explanatory.
2-Go to this site to get email addresses for each assembly member.

Please take the time to go to the meeting and testify or email your comments to assembly members. This funding is critical for KPC.

Posted: May 1, 2018

IT Services emailing password expiration warnings to all UAA users

UAA IT Services has begun sending password expiration warning emails to all students, staff and faculty. The first email will be sent 14 days before the password is set to expire, and again two days before if it hasn't been changed yet. The emails direct customers to change their password using ELMO.

Here is an example of a UAA password reset email:

Hello Jane Seawolf, Your password for the University of Alaska system (jseawolf) will expire within the next 14 days. As part of our security policy, University of Alaska passwords automatically expire. If your password expires, you will no longer be able to use this account to perform primary functions within the University such as access UA email, UA Online, and other University of Alaska resources. You can easily change your UA password at any time using elmo: https://me.uaa.alaska.edu. If you have any questions, please contact the UAA Call Center at callcenter@uaa.alaska.edu or (907) 786-4646.

As a reminder, IT Services will never ask users for their password over the phone or by email.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the UAA Call Center at callcenter@uaa.alaska.edu or (907) 786-4646.

Posted: May 1, 2018
UAA adds Alaska Native-themed GER to curriculum

Students entering UAA this fall will be part of the first class required to complete three credits of an Alaska Native-themed (AKNT) General Education Requirement (GER) in order to graduate with an associate of arts or baccalaureate degree. The new requirement is part of a broader effort to integrate knowledge about the diversity, perspectives and history of Alaska Native and Indigenous peoples into the university’s curriculum.

The student learning outcomes for the GER proposal include:

▪ Recognize Alaska Native/Indigenous diversity by tribe, language and region.
▪ Identify and articulate the complexity and sophistication of Alaska Native/Indigenous knowledge systems and social institutions and the arts in historical and contemporary contexts.
▪ Articulate the social and legal development of Alaska Native peoples, such as ANCSA.
▪ Identify the historical forces of colonization and their impact upon Alaska Native regions, communities and individuals.

The curriculum is designed so it will not burden students with additional required credits and can be completed as part of GERs.

Posted: May 1, 2018
Directors office summer hours

The KPC directors office will be open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., May 14 - August 3.

Want to communicate questions, comments, and concerns to KPC’s Director Gary J. Turner? Call and leave a message on the Action Line at 907-262-0342 or toll-free at 877-262-0330 ext. 342.

Callers can remain anonymous but they must leave their name and phone number or email address to receive a response.

All calls will get Director Turner’s personal attention and will be answered in a timely manner.

Posted: May 1, 2018
KRC Learning Center summer closures

The Math Lab will be closed, beginning May 4.
The Learning Center office will be closed, beginning May 21.

For more information, contact the Learning Center, at 907-262-0327.

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

Posted: May 1, 2018
KRC commencement ceremony

The KRC commencement ceremony will be at 7 p.m., May 10, at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium, Kenai Central High School.

Graduates need to attend the mandatory rehearsal at 1 p.m. and must arrive for the ceremony at 6 p.m.

Congratulations graduates!

For more information, contact student services at 907-262-0330.

Photo by Muhammad Rizwan on Unsplash

Posted: May 1, 2018
KBC commencement ceremony

The KBC commencement ceremony will be at 7 p.m., May 9, at Homer High School's Mariner Theater.
A reception will follow.

Congratulations graduates!

For more information, contact KBC at 907-235-7743.

Photo by Dani Vivanco on Unsplash

Posted: May 1, 2018
KBC summer closures

The Pioneer Hall room 211 computer lab will be closed starting May 9.
The Learning Resource Center will be closed starting May 10.

For more information, contact KBC at 907-235-7743.

Posted: April 27, 2018
It's almost Farmers Market season!

Alaska is filled with Farmers Markets across the state. Some run seasonally in the summertime, while others are featured year-round.

View Kenai Peninsula Markets or visit the Buy Alaska Grown website and choose a region and location to see when and where Farmers Markets are available across the state.

Posted: April 27, 2018
Work for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game this summer

The Soldotna office of ADF&G is soliciting for seasonal employees (July 1-August 15) to fill Fish and Wildlife Technician II positions. These positions are only open to Alaska residents with an Alaska drivers license.

For more information, call Kim Rudge-Karic at 260-2924.

Posted: April 27, 2018
KRC Process Tech team lands second place at the NAPTA Troubleshooting Skills Competition

Teams of college process technology students from across the country competed in the Fifth NAPTA Troubleshooting Skills Competition at River Parishes Community College in Gonzales, LA on April 20 and 21.

The top ten three-member teams participated in this competition. A qualifying round held at each local college determined the top ten teams to advance to the NAPTA Finals Competition. Thirty-four teams competed in the qualifying round.

San Jacinto College Central Campus in Houston won the honor of Top Troubleshooting Team, their second year to compete in the event. Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River, took second place, and Sowela Technical Community College took third place.

The four-round Finals Competition tested the team's troubleshooting skills on recognizing and resolving problems with various energy industry-related scenarios, using computer-based simulation and virtual plant environment software. Students also got to meet with industry representatives at the Shell Industry Networking Hour held prior to the Finals Competition.

Posted: April 27, 2018
Cooperative Extension service Integrated Pest Management Program is hiring!

These jobs are a good fit for someone who enjoys outreach, field work, insect and plant identification, working with the public, and has a passion for invasive species issues.

The jobs available include:
Permanent Agriculture and IPM Program Assistant- open at multiple locations- Closes May 1
Seasonal IPM Technicians-open at multiple locations- closes May 6

Prospective applicants can contact Vicki Heinz at 907-262-5824.

Posted: April 25, 2018
Close look into 'Calricaraq: An indigenous approach to recovery from impacts of historical and lifetime trauma'

Calricaraq, translated "Healthy Living," is a culturally-based program utilizing Yup'ik culture, values and traditions to address behavioral health issues from a holistic, indigenous approach. The implementation of this program has evolved after observing several years of ineffective suicide prevention programs in Native communities. Local indigenous providers observed these programs as ineffective because they lacked understanding that whole health within our indigenous communities must include integration of our cultural values, traditions, and teachings. The programs also did not address how healing is central in working towards health and wellness. This led to the creation and implementation of Calricaraq, a holistic and community-based program aimed at restoring wellness and balance.

The two-day event is being offered from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on May 31 and June 1 at the UAA/APU Consortium Library and online.

For more information and to register, visit the workshop website. Questions can be directed to Mala Wen.

Image from calricaraq.org with this explanation: This cycle is all-encompassing of Yup'ik ancestral wisdom and knowledge, skills, values, teachings, ceremonies, activities and subsistence living. All put together, it is a holistic approach to instill the necessary tools and skills for survival and living a healthy, balanced life and to insure that it is passed on to the next generation in our journey of life.

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