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Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

"Find your place at KPC."
Random Fact of the Day
The largest bald eagle nest on record was 9.5 feet wide and 20 feet high. It weighed more than two tons.

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KPC Photo of the Day
Six eagles, Kenai River, Soldotna Photographer:  Anecia Tretikoff
Posted: Feb. 8, 2016
Biometric screening opportunity at KRC
UA will offer on-site biometric screenings for all KRC employees, spouses and FIPs who are enrolled in the UA Choice health plan from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on Feb. 10 in Ward 116. Individuals who have not already participated in a biometric screening for this program year (5/1/15-4/30/16) through their health care provider or a Quest Patient Service Center location are eligible to participate. Register for an appointment here. Learn more here or by contacting Sarah Rodewald at (907) 450-8203 or sararo@ashn.com.
Posted: Feb. 8, 2016
Frozen River Fest set for Feb. 20

Don't miss this year's Frozen River Fest! The celebration will be held from 3-6 p.m. on Feb. 20 at Soldotna Creek Park. There will be live music, bonfires, food vendors, games for all ages, raffles and an extensive beer garden! Admission is $25 for drinkers (includes wristband, commemorative drinking mug and four drink tokens) and free for non-drinkers and children (note that all attendees must be 21+ or accompanied by a parent or guardian). Don't forget to bring an ID to this event! All proceeds will go to support the Kenai Watershed Forum and the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race. Learn more here.

Frozen River Fest is organized by the Tustumena 200, Kenai Watershed Forum, City of Soldotna, Kenai River Brewing Co., St. Elias Brewing Co., and several other individuals and volunteers.

Posted: Feb. 8, 2016
Aurora Dancers' annual showcase set for Feb. 13 & 14
Forever Dance Alaska will present the Aurora Dancers' annual showcase, "The Traveler," at 7 p.m. on Feb. 13 and 4 p.m. on Feb. 14 at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium. Tickets are available at Forever Dance Alaska (197 Shady Lane, Soldotna) and at the door for $10 (rear row seating) and $15 (front row seating). Learn more about the showcase here.
Posted: Feb. 5, 2016
International Opportunities Series: Feb. 9-17

KPC students, learn how to expand international and intercultural understanding here at KPC, in our community and abroad at the following upcoming 'International Opportunities Series' events:

International Learning Experiences Panel
KPC alumni, staff, faculty and community members will discuss their experiences studying abroad from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Feb. 9 in the McLane Commons.

Video-Chat with International Study Programs
Chat with seven international education representatives, live from UAA's Global Opportunities Expo, about international exchange, study abroad, internships and service-learning programs from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Feb. 11 in Ward 102. (This event will also be video-conferenced to KBC.)

Study Abroad 101: Preparation/Information Session
UAA's Leslie Tuovinen will present the ins and outs of studying abroad (choosing a program, working with advisors, financial considerations, etc.) from 2:30-3:45 p.m. on Feb. 17 in Ward 102. (This event will also be video-conferenced to KBC.)

These events are being sponsored by the Career and Community Engagement Center and the KRC Student Union. Contact Krista Timlin, CCEC manager, at 262-0337 for more information.

Posted: Feb. 5, 2016
Last Frontier Magazine features piece by Dave Atcheson
An excerpt from Dave Atcheson's latest book, "Dead Reckoning: Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on Its High Seas," has been published in the latest issue of Last Frontier Magazine. Read the excerpt here.
Posted: Feb. 4, 2016
Upcoming KRC Student Union events

The KRC Student Union will be hosting the following events this month:

- In celebration of Valentine's Day, the KRCSU will be giving out goodie bags to students and Planned Parenthood will have an informational table set up from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Feb. 11 in the McLane Commons.

- The KRCSU will be serving lunch from Firehouse BBQ and hosting a suicide prevention talk at 12 p.m. on Feb. 25 in the McLane Commons. Students are invited to enjoy free chili, cornbread and cobbler while learning about suicide awareness.

For more information about these events, please contact the Student Union at 262-0339 or iysgov@kpc.alaska.edu.

Posted: Feb. 4, 2016
Central Peninsula Garden Club monthly meeting scheduled
The Central Peninsula Garden Club will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building. Heidi Chay, Kenai Soil and Conservation District manager, will give a presentation on, "How to Grow a Farm: Success Stories and Challenges Facing Kenai Peninsula Farmers." The public is invited to attend this free event. Refreshments will be served. For more information, check out the Garden Club's website.
Posted: Feb. 3, 2016
ResHall event with Prof. Steve Horn TODAY
Steve Horn, KRC assistant professor of business, will host a roundtable discussion on, "Less Stress, More Fun: The ABC's of Time Management and Goal Setting," from 6-7 p.m. on Feb. 8 at the KRC Residence Hall. In addition to leading the discussion, Prof. Horn will also share some of his favorite cookie recipes at this event! Questions? Contact Prof. Horn at 262-0348 or slhorn@kpc.alaska.edu.
Posted: Feb. 5, 2016
Enter KPC's t-shirt design contest!
KPC is holding a t-shirt design contest! We are looking for artwork to be featured on our fall 2016 recruitment t-shirts. Submitted designs must include KPC's logo and the words, "Find your place at KPC." Stop by KRC Student Services for a digital copy of the logo (bring a jump drive) and a full set of contest guidelines. Submissions are due to Sue Lee in Student Services by 5 p.m. on April 1. KPC's Peer Ambassadors will choose the winning design. The winner will receive a free t-shirt and a Joe's Cafe gift card! Questions? Contact Sue Lee at 262-0336 or sllee3@kpc.alaska.edu. Review additional details about the contest here.
Posted: Feb. 5, 2016
A note from the KPC Educational Technology Team

All Microsoft Surface Pro users, please read the following recall information:

Microsoft has issued a recall for “AC power cords for Microsoft Surface Pro, Microsoft Surface Pro 2, and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 devices sold before March 15, 2015.” This style of power cord is a fire risk and needs to be replaced. Individuals who are currently using the old style of power cord need to discontinue use and fill out a service request, which can be accessed here.

For assistance, please contact James Scott, educational technologist, at 262-0299 or jdscott4@kpc.alaska.edu.

Posted: Feb. 5, 2016
KRC Bookstore Valentine's sale underway
The KRC Bookstore will hold a Valentine's sale through Feb. 15. Audubon Birds will be available for $7; Burt's Bees items will be 10 percent off; all pink and red items will be 10 percent off; and the clothing sale rack will be an additional 20 percent off. Shop the sale today! Questions? Call the bookstore at 262-0312.
Posted: Feb. 4, 2016
Apply to participate in the 2016 First Alaskans Institute summer internship program
First Alaskans Institute is currently accepting applications for their 2016 summer internship program. The ten-week paid internship is open to Alaska Native, American Indian and rural Alaskan undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in developing their leadership skills, strengthening their indigenous values and expanding their professional network. Review details about the program and access the application here. Applications are due March 4. Questions? Call (907) 677-1707 or email EllaTonuchuk@FirstAlaskans.org.

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