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Monday, April 27, 2015
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Random Fact of the Day

The coldest place on Earth is a high ridge in Antarctica where temperatures can dip below -133 fahrenheit.

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Sombreros in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Photographer:  Sue Lee
Posted: April 27, 2015
Textbook buyback begins today
It's book buyback time again! The KRC Bookstore is buying back used student textbooks today through May 8. Students can stop by the bookstore any time between 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and sell back their textbooks. Questions? Call the bookstore at 262-0312.
Posted: April 27, 2015
Military and veteran honor cords available for KRC commencement
KPC/UAA has a symbolic initiative honoring our graduating active duty military and veteran students. Red, white and blue honor cords are made available to any graduating active duty, guard/reserve or veteran student interested in wearing one during KRC's commencement on May 7. These cords signify the appreciation that KPC/UAA feels toward our military and veteran community for their service and sacrifice. Students interested in allowing KPC to honor their service with a military and veteran honor cord should request a cord at the 1 p.m. commencement rehearsal on May 7. These cords will also be made available for military and veteran faculty dressing for commencement.
Posted: April 27, 2015
KRC Library hours

Students, please note that beginning May 4, the KRC Library's hours of operation will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. They will be closed for the summer from May 21 through Aug. 17. Questions? Contact the Library at 262-0384.

Posted: April 27, 2015
KRCSU BBQ fast approaching - dessert donations appreciated!
The KRC Student Union's annual end-of-year BBQ will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, May 1. There will be free food and refreshments served, and the end-of-year awards will be announced! The KRCSU is requesting dessert donations from KRC staff and faculty. All donations are greatly appreciated. Please contact the KRCSU at 262-0339 for more information.
Posted: April 27, 2015
ASE certification testing offered at KRC

There will be Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification testing offered from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on May 2 in room 151 at KRC. Those who would like to participate in the testing will need to pre-register with ASE and set up an appointment with Mary Hanson, test center manager, prior to attending. Mary can be contacted at (907) 349-0029 or mary.hanson@prometric.com.

Posted: April 24, 2015
Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference early bird registration deadline: May 1

There's still time to register for the 2015 Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference! This popular, nationally recognized writing conference, held at Land's End Resort in Homer, features workshops, panel presentations, readings and craft talks on the topics of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children's writing and publishing. In addition, there will be several supplemental events offered to participants, including manuscript reviews, open mic sessions, agent/editor consultations, a boat cruise with authors and more!

This year's conference will be held from June 12-16 and will feature keynote speaker Andre Dubus III, an acclaimed novelist and short story writer. Registration costs and dates include the following:

  • $375 until May 1 (for the public)
  • $325 until May 1 (for admitted UA degree-seeking students)
  • $400 from May 2-June 11 (space available, including wait-listed)
  • $400 from June 16-18 (post-conference fee)

This cost covers all conference activities, including opening dinner, workshops and luncheons. Access the registration form and learn more about the conference on the KBC Writers' Conference website. This conference is sponsored by KPC's Kachemak Bay Campus. For more information, please call 235-7743 or email iyconf@kpc.alaska.edu.

Posted: April 24, 2015
KRC paramedic program application deadline approaching
Students interested in applying for KRC's fall 2015 paramedic program must turn in their applications by Friday, May 15. View the application on the KPC website. For more information about the program, please contact Paul Perry, KRC assistant professor of paramedical technology, at 262-0378 or e-mail peperry@kpc.alaska.edu.
Posted: April 23, 2015
KRC surplus sale set for May 2
The public is invited to attend a surplus auction of equipment, furniture, office-related equipment, tools and other miscellaneous items. The complete list of items can be viewed online here. Auction items can be previewed from 12-4 p.m. on Friday, May 1 and from 8:30-11 a.m. on Saturday, May 2 in the Facilities Maintenance department located on the north end of the Ward Building. The auction will begin promptly at 11 a.m. on May 2 at the same location. For more information, contact KRC Facilities at 262-0325 or email pjmiller@kpc.alaska.edu.
Posted: April 24, 2015
Girl Scouts Women of Science and Technology Day a success
As part of their annual Women of Science and Technology Day, about 80 Girl Scouts from as far as Whittier recently met at KRC for many exciting sessions with local women in math and science fields. The girls pictured at left are visiting Prof. Tammy Farrell's instrumentation class. According to Prof. Farrell, participants in the instrumentation lab had hands-on training in the Fisher Leveltrol and basic circuits, and enjoyed a campus-wide instrumentation scavenger hunt.
Posted: April 23, 2015
Help Kenai Peninsula College earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer rewards card!

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here is how the program works:

  • Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to KPC here. It only takes a minute to create your account. You can search for Kenai Peninsula College by our name or by our non-profit number: 84066.
  • Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Kenai Peninsula College earn a donation!
  • You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today. Please take the time to enroll your rewards card--this program is truly a win-win!
  • If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.

Since registering for the Community Rewards Program in February 2014, the college has received almost $1,000. In the last quarter, there were 30 households who participated in the program. If every KPC employee registered for the program, this funding stream would be greatly increased. This is such an easy program to become a part of and it has no drawback in that personal rewards remain unaffected by enrolling in the program and choosing KPC to benefit as the charity of choice.

Please consider taking a few minutes to enroll in this program created by Fred Meyer to help community organizations like KPC.

For more information, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.

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