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Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
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Random Fact of the Day
Currently, the Emperor of Japan is the only remaining monarch in the world reigning under the title of "Emperor."

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It won't be long now Photographer:  Nancy Johnson
Posted: Aug. 28, 2015
Important fall semester deadlines approaching

Please note that Sept. 4 is the last day that students can:

- Receive 100% refund of tuition and fees;
- Drop semester-length courses online;
- Drop courses without faculty signature;
- Make an audit-to-credit change;
- Make a credit-to-audit change;
- Make a credit/no credit change.

Questions? Contact KRC Student Services at 262-0330 or KBC Student and Enrollment Services at 235-7743.

Posted: Aug. 28, 2015
Become a KRCSU student representative

The KRC Student Union is searching for student representatives for the 2015-16 academic year! Student reps provide support for Student Union activities throughout the year and gain valuable experience in student government. Stop by the KRCSU office, located in the McLane Building, and volunteer as a student rep today. For more information, please contact the KRCSU at 262-0339 or iysgov@kpc.alaska.edu.

Posted: Aug. 27, 2015
Kenai Peninsula Food Bank to host annual Soup Supper and Auction fundraiser tomorrow
The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank's 19th annual Soup Supper and Auction fundraiser will be held on Aug. 29 at Kenai Central High School. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and live music (The Charmers' Daughters) will begin at 5:15 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each at Charlotte's in Kenai, River City Books in Soldotna or the Food Bank. This event serves as the major fundraiser of the year for the Food Bank. Each ticket-holder will receive a hand-crafted pottery bowl and soup provided by local restaurants (halibut chowder and vegetarian soup). For more information about this event, please call 262-3111 or visit the Food Bank's website.
Posted: Aug. 26, 2015
Kenai Industry Appreciation Day set for tomorrow
The Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center will host their annual Industry Appreciation Celebration from 12-4 p.m. on Aug. 29 at the Kenai Park Strip. This event will celebrate Kenai's main industries: oil, gas, fishing and tourism. Festivities will include a BBQ, frozen salmon tossing contest, frozen t-shirt contest, prize give-aways, and recognition awards for outstanding local residents and businesses. This event is free and open to the public!
Posted: Aug. 27, 2015
Birch Ridge Golf Course offering discounted rates for KPC students

Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna is now offering junior rates for all KPC students (must have student ID card present). Discounted rates include the following:

Junior Rates: Week Days
-9 Hole: $11
-18 Hole: $18

Junior Rates: Weekends
-9 Hole: $12
-18 Hole: $20

Junior Frequent Player Cards
-Include 9-10 Hole Rounds: $105

Season Passes/Memberships:
-Single Junior: $300
-Double Junior (must be related and living in same household): $450

Contact the Pro Shop at 262-5270 for tee times and more information!

Posted: Aug. 26, 2015
Mark the calendar: KBC to present an Evening of Fiction and Poetry
KBC will present an "Evening of Fiction and Poetry" at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 10. This event will feature readings by visiting writers Ann Eriksson and Gary Geddes. The public is invited to attend this event!
Posted: Aug. 25, 2015
KPC ResLife hoodies for sale
KPC ResLife hoodies are currently available for purchase! Hoodies in sizes S-L are available for $37 each and those in extended sizes (XXL, etc.) are $39 each. Email Tammie Willis at tdwillis@kpc.alaska.edu to place an order - remember to include sizes! The ResLife hoodie was designed by Amanda Dorough, KPC ResLife media assistant and RA.
Posted: Aug. 27, 2015
First meeting of the KRC Basketball Club set for Sept. 14
The first meeting of the KRC Basketball Club will be held from 4-5 p.m. on Sept. 14 in Ward 106. The group will discuss the basics of the club and the possibility of participating in local Rec Center league games. All students who are interested in playing basketball are invited to attend the meeting! For more information, please contact advisor Sondra Shaginoff-Stuart at 262-0213.
Posted: Aug. 27, 2015
KRC Bookstore holding sale through Sept. 4

The KRC Bookstore is currently holding a big sale to celebrate the beginning of the fall semester! The following items are on sale until Sept. 4:

- KPC Logo Items (excluding new inventory): 15 percent off
- UAA Logo Items: 25 percent off
- Small Gifts: 10 percent off
- Overland Bags: 15 percent off
- Bar Charts: 25 percent off
- CDs: 50 percent off

Sale rack items are also an additional 20 percent off! Questions? Contact the bookstore at 262-0312.

Posted: Aug. 26, 2015
Several scholarships available to KPC students

Students, remember that there are several scholarships available through KPC and various statewide and national organizations. Don't procrastinate; take advantage of these valuable scholarship opportunities today. Current scholarships include the following: 

- HigherVisibility Marketing Scholarship - due Sept. 1
- Alaska Space Grant Program - due Sept. 12
- Fantasy Sports Daily General Scholarship for Advanced Education - due Oct. 1
- Kenaitze Indian Tribe Higher Education Scholarship - due Dec. 1
- Staver Law Group Personal Injury Scholarship - due Dec. 1

Learn more information about each of these scholarships by visiting KPC's website! Contact Financial Aid at 262-0332 for more information.

Posted: Aug. 25, 2015
KPC’s assistant director for academic affairs named as UAS, Sitka campus director
Director Gary Turner has announced that Dr. Paula Martin will be leaving the college to take on a new role as director of the UAS Sitka campus beginning Oct. 5. Martin has been with KPC since 2008 and was instrumental in guiding KPC faculty to develop high quality, distance delivered courses online. Martin’s last day with KPC will be Sept. 18. Dr. Cheryl Siemers, KPC associate professor of English has been appointed to fill the position vacated by Martin.
Posted: Aug. 25, 2015
Fall 2015 KRC Math Lab hours
During the fall 2015 semester, the KRC Math Lab will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, for independent study. Math specialists will be available Monday through Friday; review their schedule here. Students are invited to come by and receive help in any level of math, statistics or physics.

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