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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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Posted: April 18, 2018
Attention all UA employees! Mandatory training must be completed by June 30

All UA employees, including adjunct faculty and student employees, need to complete three required courses: Hazard Communication, Injury & Illness Prevention and Bullying in the Workplace. The courses can be completed in the new myUA dashboard . In addition, Title IX training will need to be taken by all employees by Oct. 1. If an employee has taken the training in the past, it will be annotated in their dashboard after May 1. From that point, an annual refresher will be required.

If there are problems accessing the Learning Library, please contact Melanie Hagen at 262-0307.

Posted: April 18, 2018
Screening of Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

This event will be at 6 p.m., April 21, at the Soldotna Library. Learn from the world’s most famous chefs what can be done to enjoy food more and reduce food waste.

More information and a trailer can be found online. This event is free and open to the public.

Posted: April 18, 2018
Community Resource Forum offered

The Peninsula Job Center is sponsoring a local resource forum from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., on April 24 and 25, at the Kenai Visitor Center (doors open at 8:30 a.m.).

Various agencies will be spotlighted in presentations on April 24 that review healthcare, recovery, transition and social services resources. On April 25, resources relating to employment, youth, disabilities, and education will be covered.

KPC's Recruiter Emily Knight will provide a presentation to highlight educational opportunities at KPC.

Each day, there will be an "on your own" lunch break from 12-1 p.m.

For more information, contact Rachel O'Brien, Gulf Coast/Southwest Regional Manager, Department of Labor & Workforce Development, 907-335-3001.

Posted: April 18, 2018
Happy hips and open heart with essential oils workshop

This gentle and beginner-friendly workshop, guided by Jessie Huett, will be from 12 - 2 p.m., May 12, at The Yoga Yurt. This workshop is great for anyone looking to make space, and create more movement, mobility, and flexibility within the hips and heart.

Pre-registration is required and there is a fee of $25.

Posted: April 16, 2018
Alaska retirement system counseling sessions offered

Lisa Templeton, regional counselor with the Alaska Division of Retirement and Benefits, along with her counterpart, Thai Walty, will be at KRC from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, in Ward rooms 106 and 109.

The counseling sessions are designed for members of the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) Tier I, II and III, and Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) Tier I and II. Thai Walty with Empower Retirement will offer individual counseling sessions to members of PERS Tier IV and TRS Tier III.

Employees must schedule an appointment with Melanie Hagen, KRC HR Technician, or call 262-0307.

Posted: April 16, 2018
2018 Fall semester general registration open NOW

The public is invited to register for the upcoming 2018 fall semester beginning today, Monday, April 16.

Questions? Contact KRC Student Services 262-0330 or KBC Student and Enrollment Services at 235-7743.

Posted: April 13, 2018
Agritourism education event

Guest speaker Margaret Adsit, owner and operator of Alaska Farm Tours in Palmer, AK, will make a presentation from 6:30 - 8 p.m., April 19, at the Kenai River Center, 514 Funny River Road. Get the inside scoop on where your guests can find and enjoy local food and farm products from U-pick farms to wine tastings, to restaurants and events throughout the summer at this information-packed event for the visitor industry.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Heidi Chay at 283-8732 X5.

This event is made possible by the State of Alaska’s Division of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

Posted: April 13, 2018
Plein air painting non-credit class at KBC

This intensive outdoor oil painting workshop will be held from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., April 21 and April 28, at the Kachemak Bay Campus art studio room 213. This class will include instruction and demonstrations on the Plein Air technique and will be tailored to each students skill level and personal art goals.

This course has a fee of $90 and registration and materials are required.

Posted: April 16, 2018
Lunch with UAA administrators/faculty this week

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to meet with UAA Interim Provost Duane Hrncir, Executive Provost Renee Carter-Chapman, Psychology Director Eric Murphy, History Dept. Chair Paul Dunscomb, and Faculty Senate President Sharon Charmard at noon on Thursday, April 19, in the Kenai River Campus McLane commons.

Ask any questions or get clarifications on any issues at UAA/KPC while enjoying pizza and cookies!

Posted: April 16, 2018
23rd Annual Technology, College and Community Worldwide Online Conference available

UAF eLearning has once again provided UA-wide free registration access for the 23rd Annual Technology, Colleges and Community (TCC 2018) Worldwide Online Conference taking place April 17-19.

This access provides free registration for any UA faculty, staff, or student who would like to attend this year's program of higher education sessions related to the theme of "Navigating the Digital Landscape."

Use these simple steps to register:

1. Go to the TCC 2018 Learning Times registration form.

2. For the Invitation Code, enter: Tccalaska

For more information, contact Claudia Pearson at 235-1609.

Posted: April 13, 2018
KPC Showcase presents: "Bag it: Is your life too plastic?"

This award-winning, free documentary on plastic bags, their effects on waterways, oceans and the environment will be shown at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 in the McLane commons at the Kenai River Campus.

The public is invited to attend this event co-sponsored by the KPC Multicultural Consortium, the Sovereign Nation of the Kenaize, the Kenai River Campus Student Union and the Anna Fossett Goodrich Humanities Program of the Damon Memorial Fund.

Posted: April 13, 2018
Upcoming KBC outboard engine maintenance non-credit class

Learn the basics of outboard engine maintenance, theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of common problems and winterization techniques on April 20 - 22, at the Kachemak Bay Campus, Bayview Building.

This course has a fee of $85 and registration is required.

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