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Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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RANDOM FACT
OF THE DAY

90 percent of plastic bags in the U.S. are not recycled.

ALASKA NATIVE LANGUAGE PHRASE OF THE DAY
Haida -Sán uu dáng g̲íidang?
English - How are you?
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KPC Photo of the Day
Up the street in Carrara, Italy Photographer:  Alasha Brito
Posted: May 1, 2019
The kpcWORD is going on summer hiatus
Today will be the last edition of the kpcWORD until the fall semester. Have a wonderful summer!
Posted: May 1, 2019
Students conduct research on arsenic in drinking water

Dr. Toby Long's General Chemistry I Lab used funds from a UAA service-learning mini- grant to test well water samples for the presence of arsenic. Arsenic is a toxic metal that is naturally found in rock and sediment here in Alaska and around the world. Its consumption has well-documented connections to cancer and other diseases.

The continuation of this grant, if funded, will allow new research to be conducted on sustainable methods for the removal of arsenic from drinking water.

Posted: May 1, 2019
KRC Health Clinic closing for the summer
The KRC Health Clinic will be closing for the summer at 3 p.m., May 2. The clinic will reopen for the fall semester.
Posted: May 1, 2019
Upcoming KRC closure
KRC will close at 3 p.m., May 9, and will be closed all day May 10. The campus will reopen Monday, May 13.
Posted: May 1, 2019
Don’t forget to return your book rentals!

The last day to return textbook rentals to the KRC Bookstore is May 6, 2019. The Bookstore is open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Thursday.

For more information, call 907.262.0312.

Posted: May 1, 2019
2019 All Student Juried Exhibition closing reception
The closing reception and awards ceremony of the 2019 All Student Juried Exhibition will be held from 4:30-6 p.m., May 2, at KRC's Gary L. Freeburg Gallery. 

Come and see art by KPC students including:
Sarah Baktuit
Ryan Broussard
Cat Cramer
Denali Goodwill 
Jessica Lasky
Preston Luke
Amanda E. Ritchie
Sadie Sprenger
Holly Todd
Abigail Ward
Sam Ward 
Nathaniel Yannikos

The jurors were Marion Nelson and Jeff Siemers.
Posted: May 1, 2019
Upcoming commencements: Congratulations class of 2019!

The 49th annual KRC graduation ceremony will be held at 7 p.m., May 9, at the Kenai Central High School Auditorium. The keynote speaker will be Janet LaRue Romig, a practicing attorney who got her educational start at Kenai Peninsula Community College 40 years ago. The KRC valedictorian for 2019 will be Ariane Jasmin, who graduates summa cum laude with an associate of arts degree. Jasmin will work toward attending medical school.

The KBC commencement will be held at 7 p.m., May 8, at Homer High School’s Mariner Theatre. The keynote speaker will be KBC alumna Catie Bursch, a commercial fisher, naturalist, educator and artist. The KBC valedictorian for 2019 will be Abigail Ensign, graduating with an associate of arts degree, cum laude.

Posted: May 1, 2019
Alyeska Pipeline Service Company scholarship

Are you an Alaska Native student and admitted into the process technology, industrial process instrumentation, or welding degree programs?

Apply today!

The deadline to apply is September 6, 2019.

Application forms can be found on the bulletin board outside of financial aid office at KPC, Kenai River Campus or find it online.

Posted: May 1, 2019
Katina’s Cafe closing for the summer
Katina’s Cafe is closing for the summer at 1 p.m., May 3. They will be closed until the fall.
Posted: April 29, 2019
Fall EMT class at KRC
A close-up of a persons face wearing a surgical mask.

Emergency Medical Technology I will be offered fall semester from Aug. 26 - Dec. 15. Classes will be held from 1:30-4:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday. This class presents skills for proficiency in victim assessment, recognition, and treatment of medical emergencies and other basic life support procedures. It provides the necessary training to become state or nationally registered as an EMT, which is optional.

For more information about the class contact, the instructor, Tiffani Perry at tjperry@alaska.edu.

Posted: April 29, 2019
Upcoming electronics recycling

a recycling bin with electronic in itElectronics recycling will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., May 4, at the Central Peninsula Landfill in Soldotna. Accepted items include all computers, electronics, and vacuums. There is a $15 suggested donation for TVs and monitors, but all items will be accepted regardless of ability to pay.

To volunteer or schedule an appointment for business, schools, tribes, nonprofits, or government agencies call 907.252.2773 or 907.252.0327 or email regroupkenaipeninsula@gmail.com.

Posted: April 29, 2019
KPC’s Kenai Kings back from the NAPTA Troubleshooting Skills Competition

Student wearing KPC hard hatThe Kenai Kings are back from the competition which was held in Gonzales, Louisiana at the River Parish Community College.

The morning of the competition (April 27) had two scenarios including, a natural draft fired heater, and a gas dehydration unit. Half-way through the day, current standings were announced with the Kenai Kings at 5th place. The afternoon had two more scenarios, both of which used the advanced distillation model with a virtual field operator. At the end of the competition, only the top three teams were announced. San Jacinto College earned first, ITI Technical College earned second, and College of the Mainland earned third.

The KPC Kenai Kings found the competition to be a valuable and enormous learning experience and they appreciate those who helped make it possible to attend the competition.







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