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Friday, Sept. 20, 2019
"Find your place at KPC."

The longest baguette in the world is 400 feet long. It took 60 bakers and seven hours to make.

Yup'ik -Casit?
English - What are you doing?
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KPC Photo of the Day
Sun set at a lake surronded by forest
Lakeside evening Photographer:  Alasha Brito
Posted: Sept. 20, 2019
kpcWORD on one day-hiatus
kpc word logoThe kpcWORD will be on hiatus for Monday, Sept. 23. We will be back Wednesday, Sept. 25.
Posted: Sept. 20, 2019
Attention staff and Faculty, upcoming live zoom training sessions
zoom logoDanny Mariscal, the university’s dedicated Zoom customer success manager, will be providing live training sessions. You can join this training from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Please join a session to learn more about:
• Scheduling a meeting directly from your calendar (Gmail, Outlook or both)
• Host controls while in a meeting (inviting participants, muting audio and video, managing participants, content sharing, in-meeting chat, file sharing, recording, etc.)
• Web portal (configuring users’ individual profiles, individual meeting settings, advanced scheduling, etc.)
• Utilizing desktop client (instant meetings, scheduling, meeting/recording management, contacts and instant messaging)
• Mobile apps (including a full walkthrough, if requested)
• Support page

Each session will allow time for an open Q-and-A.

The sessions are scheduled for the following dates, times and locations:
• 2–3 p.m, Sept. 30, attend via Zoom
• 2–3 p.m., Oct.14, attend via Zoom
• 2–3 p.m., Oct. 28, attend via Zoom
• 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Nov. 11, attend via Zoom
• 11 a.m.– 12 p.m., Nov. 18, attend via Zoom
Posted: Sept. 18, 2019
Coastal Navigation, a KBC non-credit class

Boat in driving in the water with a tree covered moutian in the back ground.Coastal Navigation with instructor Anna Borland Ivy will be held from 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Sept. 30-Oct.11 at the Kachemak Bay Campus. 

Students will learn essential boating skills to safely explore Kachemak Bay including safety, navigation, anchoring, rules of the road, charting and basic seamanship.

The fee for this class is $95 and advanced registration is required.

For more information, call 907.235.7743.  

Posted: Sept. 13, 2019
Attention faculty and staff: Fidelity representative coming to KRC

Fidelity Investments logo Dan Kline, Fidelity director/retirement planner, will be at KRC from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 10, in CTEC 105. Kline is a licensed professional, experienced in helping people plan for their financial futures. The services he provides are complimentary for faculty and staff. Appointments are required.

Appointments can be scheduled online, or by calling 800.642.7131.

Posted: Sept. 13, 2019
Compost, cover crops and green manure: a community-friendly workshop on building healthy soil

hands holding soil This workshop, taught by Casey Matney, UAF Cooperative Extension, Dave Ianson, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services, and Heidi Chay, Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District, will be held from 4-6 p.m., Sept. 19, at the Kenai Community Garden, the corner of Main Street Loop and 1st Avenue, in Kenai.

Participants will learn how to build healthy soil that is good for crops and the climate. Topics include: feeding your soil with multi-species cover crops, cover crop selection, what we’ve learned from local cover crop experiments, fall garden clean-up, making compost and troubleshooting compost problems.

For more information, contact Heidi at kenaiswcd@gmail.com or 907.8732 X5.

Posted: Sept. 18, 2019
Undergraduate research opportunity in fish biology at KPC

A hand holding sticlenacks. Dr. Alison Gardell, KRC assistant professor of biology, is seeking undergraduate students to participate in a large-scale fish biology research study that explores rapid adaptation to novel environments.

The selected students will be working closely with Dr. Gardell to collect threespine stickleback from freshwater lakes on the Kenai Peninsula. Field sampling and lab-based work will occur every two weeks.

Interested students should email Dr. Gardell, at amgardell@alaska.edu, with their name, degree program, and a brief statement of interest (1 to 2 paragraphs) by 5 p.m., today, Sept. 20.

Posted: Sept. 18, 2019
The KPC Showcase presents: Northern Dene Astronomical & Sky-Related Knowledge
Starry night sky with the milky wayThis presentation by Ph.D. student Christopher M.Cannon, from the Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, will be held at 6:30 p.m., September 26, at KRC's McLane Commons.

Cannon will discuss his decade of research with Athabaskan (Northern Dene) consultants, documenting traditional astronomical and sky-related knowledge, focusing on the ancient traveler-transformer figure and its expression as a large or whole-sky constellation visible in the northern winter sky. 

The KPC Showcase is funded in part by a generous grant from the Anna Fossett Goodrich Humanities Program of the Damon Memorial Fund. 
Posted: Sept. 18, 2019
Discover UAF coming to KRC

UAF logoA representative from UAF will be at KRC at 6 p.m., Sept. 25, in Ward 102.

Stop by to learn more about UAF.

Posted: Sept. 13, 2019
Upcoming Necessary Education, Technology, and Skills (N.E.TS.) workshop
Person walking with a briefcaseN.E.T.S is a FREE five-week workshop with instructor Terri Cowart, which teaches skills in, career exploration, and job-seeking, with a focus on community service, learning about resources, and career/college awareness. The workshop will be held from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 8- Nov. 7, in the Learning Center at KRC.

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