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Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
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Random Fact of the Day
The average ocean depth is 2.3 miles.

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Three bears swimming in a river. Two of them are confronting each other.
Time for a swim Photographer:  Geno Rohl
Posted: Nov. 17, 2017
Pending/degree-seeking students priority registration
Laptop computer stiting on a desk with a pad of paper a pen and a glass of something yummy. With the word "Pending/degree-seeking students priority registration."Priority registration for pending/degree-seeking students opens Nov. 20. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor and to register for classes as soon as possible.
Posted: Nov. 17, 2017
Arts and crafts fair

Homemade soap tied with string sitting on a pretty dish. There will be an arts and crafts fair, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Nov. 24 and Nov. 25, at Kenai Central High School. The fair includes all Alaskan handmade fine arts including wood work, handmade jewelry, honey and jam, decorations, local art vendors, and handmade clothing. Food will be available from Yo! Tacos.

Photo by Kristina Balić on Unsplash

Posted: Nov. 17, 2017
KPC closed in observance of Thanksgiving
Roasted turkey sitting on a platter with orange rounds around it. There will be no classes held Nov. 22 - Nov. 26 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. However, the college will be open for business Nov. 22.
Posted: Nov. 13, 2017
Holiday sale in the KRC Bookstore

A frosted branch with berries and the words holiday sale. The KRC Bookstore will be having a sale Nov. 13 - Dec. 14.

Sale includes:
▪ KPC logo items 20% off
▪ Bar charts 30% off
▪ N. Northwest 20% off
▪ Burts Bees 15 % off
▪ Games 15% off

Note: All sales are final

Posted: Nov. 13, 2017
Apply for spring 2018 housing at the KRC Res Hall!

Res Hall in the background  with bright lupines in the forgroundHousing applications for the KRC Res Hall are now available for the spring 2018 semester. Students can sign up for housing by visiting UAOnline.

UAOnline>Log In>Student Services & Account Information> Campus Housing and Dining > KPC Housing>ApplyOnline.

Also, be aware that students who sign up to be Gateway Scholars are eligible for a $300 housing waiver. To sign up, students should complete a housing application and indicate on their application they would like to participate in the Gateway Living Learning Community.

Posted: Nov. 15, 2017
KBC Spring 2018 scholarship application packet is NOW AVAILABLE!

Bearded man yelling "Attention KBC Students"The Kachemak Bay Campus scholarship packet is now available. Please return your packs to KBC Student and Enrollment Services prior to 5 p.m., Jan. 10, 2018.

To access the packet click here.

For more information or questions, please call 907-235-7743, or email kbcinfo@alaska.edu.

Posted: Nov. 15, 2017
University of Alaska launches online job search and career development program

Man sitting wearing a suit sitting with a lap top and a briefcase .The University of Alaska launched Career Coach, a web-based tool to help Alaskans explore career and higher education opportunities. Users will be able to easily browse current Alaska job postings, learn about workforce training and educational opportunities, and access current Alaska labor market and wage data using simple online tools.

Career Coach, is accessible at https://alaska.emsicc.com/, and is designed to be used by individuals at varying career stages. The University plans to train campus career services employees to assist students with Career Coach and collaborate with the Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development, K-12 school districts, libraries, and other organizations to promote it throughout the state.

For more information, contact Fred Villa, associate vice president of workforce programs, at 907-450-8008, or email villa@alaska.edu.

Posted: Nov. 13, 2017
A Project Grad sponsored event: Meet Chris Mburu, and be inspired by his documentary, "A Small Act"

Chris Mburu smiling wearing a light colored suit with a building and flags behind him. Chris Mburu, international human rights lawyer currently serving with the United Nations as a Senior Human Rights Advisor, is visiting Kenai Central High School from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16. Mburu and his associate, Kimani Nyambura, will speak from 5-6 p.m., followed by a screening of the Emmy-nominated documentary. The event is free.

Originally from a small village in Kenya, Mburu benefited from the generosity of a holocaust survivor named Hilde Back who sponsored his education. Thanks to her philanthropy, he successfully completed secondary school, went on to college at the University of Nairobi and Harvard Law School. He continues in this philanthropic vein through an education fund he began in her name. The Emmy nominated film, A Small Act, tells this story. For the last 20 years, he has worked extensively in the areas of human rights, governance, democracy, rule of law, transitional justice, peacekeeping, and conflict resolution. Joining Chris Mburu will be Kimani Nyambura, a young man who benefited from the Hilde Back Education Fund, and is now attending college at Washington State University in Richland, Washington, USA.

Posted: Nov. 15, 2017
John Stalvey, UAA dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, to visit KPC campuses

Dean Stalvey, wearing a suit and a bow tie.Dean Stalvey will travel to the Kenai Peninsula on Nov. 20 to meet with KPC faculty as part of his "Out and Abouts" communication outreach.

He will visit the Kachemak Bay Campus in the morning and then will be available in the Kenai River Campus from 2-4:30 p.m. in the Faculty Office Suites conference room (Ward 201).

According to KPC Director Turner, "...sometimes several people show up at once and they have larger conversations-these are very informal."

Posted: Nov. 15, 2017
Yes, there is something you can do to help!

A hand holding a bowl of fruits and vegetables with the words “We feed people , keno Peninsula Food Bank.”The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is making a broad appeal to "Help feed a hungry neighbor," and reminds everyone that no one deserves to be hungry.

Please consider donating to the Food Bank (907) 262-3111 located at 33955 Community College Drive. Or consider donating some of the following items: cereal, peanut butter, beans, chili, spaghetti or other pasta, canned fruit and/or vegetables, mac and cheese, tuna, stuffing, rice, canned soups, pie fillings, gravy, cranberry sauce, canned meats, and ENSURE .

Help make this holiday a little brighter for those in need. Please do what you can do to help!

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