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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
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Random Fact of the Day

The Trevi Fountain was built in the 15th century to mark the ending destination of the Aqua Virgo, the manmade channel erected in 19 B.C. that brought fresh water to Roman bathhouses. It stands 85 feet high and is 65 feet across.

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The Trevi Fountain in Rome Photographer:  Brandi Kerley
Posted: Oct. 23, 2014
Partial solar eclipse to be visible today
There will be a partial solar eclipse at 1 p.m. today, Oct. 23. Andy Veh, KRC associate professor of physics, will be at the Soldotna Creek Park with a telescope on hand from approximately 11:51 a.m.-2:27 p.m. today to watch the eclipse in entirety. Everyone is welcome to join Prof. Veh and take part in viewing the eclipse. For more information, please contact Veh at 262-0366.
Posted: Oct. 23, 2014
Redoubt Reporter publishes article related to KRC Dena'ina language course
The Redoubt Reporter recently published a nice article about the Dena'ina Language class that Sondra Shaginoff-Stuart, KPC rural and native student services coordinator, is teaching at KRC. Read "In a word: Revival-Language class speaks to effort to revitalize Dena'ina" by Jenny Neyman here. (Photo credit: Redoubt Reporter)
Posted: Oct. 23, 2014
Microsoft Office 365 offered free of charge to eligible teachers and students

Mark Jensen, KPC IT administrator, would like students and faculty to be aware of the Office 365 program that furnishes the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access and Publisher at no cost. Eligible students and teachers will be able to install Office on up to five PCs or Macs and Office apps on other mobile devices (including Windows tablets and iPads) and will receive one terabyte of OneDrive cloud storage as well as Office Online. For more information about the program and to review eligibility requirements, please visit this blog.

Posted: Oct. 23, 2014
KRC Halloween spirit week set for Oct. 27-31

Calling all ghouls and goblins! The KRC Student Union will be sponsoring a Halloween spirit week Oct. 27-31. The themes for each day include the following:

  • Monday, Oct. 27: Zombie Day
  • Tuesday, Oct. 28: Heroes vs. Villains Day
  • Wednesday, Oct. 29: Day of the Dead Day
  • Thursday, Oct. 30: Animated Movie Character Day
  • Friday, Oct. 31: Halloween Costume Day

Prizes will be given for best student costumes! For more information, contact the KRCSU at 262-0339.

Posted: Oct. 23, 2014
Process tech and math tutoring offered at KRC

Hunter Hamrick will be offering free tutoring for PRT A110, PRT A130, INT A140 and math (up to A105) at KRC's Career and Technical Education Center. Students are invited to either sign up for individual tutoring at the KRC Learning Center (room 153; main building) or meet with Hunter outside of the CTEC admin offices at any of the following times:

Monday: 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.; 2:30-4 p.m.
Tuesday: 1-4 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Questions? Contact the KRC Learning Center at 262-0327.

Posted: Oct. 23, 2014
Mark the calendar: electronics recycling event set for Nov. 15

Local recycling organization ReGroup, in partnership with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Department and Total Reclaim Environmental Services, will be hosting their annual electronics recycling event from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Nov. 15 at the Central Peninsula Landfill. Prices to participate include the following:

  • Household: All items free!
  • Business: Televisions = $.08/pound; Monitors = $15/each; All other items free!
  • Non-Profit: Televisions = $.08/pound; Monitors = $15/each; All other items free!

Payment must be made by cash or check only. Learn more about the event (and the items that will be accepted) here. To make an appointment, volunteer or inquire about the event, please call 252-2773.

This event is being sponsored by XTO Energy, Inc. and supported by Carlile Transportation Systems and Gourmet Garden.

Posted: Oct. 22, 2014
KBC Student Art Show to open today
There will be an opening reception for the Kachemak Bay Campus Student Art Show from 5-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 at KBC. The show features a variety of work created by a group of talented drawing students. Come by and enjoy good company and wonderful artwork!
Posted: Oct. 22, 2014
KBC Public Lecture Series set to begin Oct. 30
KPC's Kachemak Bay Campus will be kicking off this semester's Public Lecture Series at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 with a presentation by Deb Evensen, an educational consultant who specializes in fetal alcohol syndrome. Evensen will be discussing new ways to help children with FASD succeed from preschool through adult life. Come listen to stories of those living with FASD and hear about the excellent resources the Kenai Peninsula has to offer!
Posted: Oct. 21, 2014
Ebola update from KRC Student Health Clinic

This just in from Kathy Becher, KRC's advanced nurse practitioner:

KPC's Kenai River Campus Student Health Clinic staff advises students who may be planning to travel this upcoming holiday season to stay updated on the CDC's travel advisories in relation to the recent Ebola infection outbreak. Staff, faculty or students who think they may have come into contact with anyone from a high risk area should call the Health Clinic at 262-0346 or the Public Health Clinic at 335-3400 for up-to-date information and/or referrals. Individuals who are experiencing any symptoms of the Ebola infection (see symptoms here) should go directly to the Central Peninsula Hospital Emergency Department.

Posted: Oct. 21, 2014
Triumvirate Theatre to present "Lame Ducks and Dark Horses"
Triumvirate Theatre will be presenting their political satire show, "Lame Ducks and Dark Horses," on Oct. 24, 25, 31 and Nov. 1 at Triumvirate North. Tickets for the show are available for $15 each online and at the door. Learn more about the show on Triumvirate's website.
Posted: Oct. 22, 2014
"Dead Reckoning" book discussion tonight at KRC Residence Hall
Local author and KRC staff member Dave Atcheson will discuss his memoir Dead Reckoning: Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on its High Seas at 6 p.m. on Oct. 23 in the KRC Residence Hall's multipurpose room. This event is being sponsored by the KRC Student Union and River City Books. It is free and open to the public! For more information, please contact the KRCSU at (907) 262-0339.
Posted: Oct. 22, 2014
KPC Showcase Series presents: Denali's deadliest climbing disaster
Author Andy Hall will be leading a discussion about his latest book, Denali's Howl, a tale about Denali's deadliest climbing disaster and the events leading up to it, at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 in KRC's McLane Commons. This event is being sponsored by the KPC Showcase and River City Books. It is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dave Atcheson at 262-0346.
Posted: Oct. 21, 2014
Board of Regents approves increase of UA Scholars Award
The University of Alaska Board of Regents unanimously approved a proposal to increase the UA Scholars Award by $1,000 at their September meeting. The award, which is given to the top ten percent of all graduating seniors from Alaska high schools, has been increased from $11,000 to $12,000. In addition to the increase in the award, the Board of Regents also approved to increase the program's minimum required credit load per academic year from 24 to 30 credits. Learn more about the changes made to the program here.
Posted: Oct. 21, 2014
KRC winter health fair approaching
The KRC Student Health Clinic is gearing up for their annual winter health fair, which will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Nov. 1 in the KRC Career and Technical Education Center. There will be several exhibitors present, low cost blood tests, free health education materials and health screenings. Mammograms will also be offered in the Providence Mobile Mammogram vehicle; those interested in scheduling an appointment for this service can do so by calling 1-888-458-3151. The public is invited to attend and take advantage of the wonderful services that will be available this event. For more information, please contact the KRC Health Clinic at 262-0347.












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