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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Random Fact of the Day
Pineapples were very expensive in the 1700s, so American colonists would rent a pineapple and carry it around a party to show their wealth.

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KPC Photo of the Day
Mendenhall Glacier Photographer:  Mattie Farrell
Posted: March 22, 2017
Read the March edition of the KPC Connection!

The fifth edition of this year's college newspaper has just been released. Read about the Peer Ambassador program, KRC's outreach and cooperation with KPBSD to develop an elementary school workforce development curriculum, KBC's growing whale skeleton collection, KRC student government lobbying in Juneau, KBC's new mascot, meet the newest KPC employees, learn about the upcoming 150 Years: Kenai Peninsula History Conference and see what's coming up in the summer semester!

Got idea's for a future story? Contact KPC advancement or call 262-0320.

Posted: March 22, 2017
Soldotna Public Library Events for April

The Soldotna Public Library has many fun and interesting events planned for April. There are offerings for children, teens, and adults.

For more information and a list of events see this flyer or check out the library website.

Posted: March 22, 2017
KRC Paramedic Association offering First Aid/CPR/AED classes

There will be a First Aid/CPR/AED class offered on the third Friday, next one at 9 a.m. on April 21 in the KRC Paramedic Lab in the Goodrich building. The course is free to KPC students, staff and faculty. Members of the public are welcome for a $65 donation.

Reservations are required and can be done by contacting the KRC Paramedic department at 262- 0378 or 252-2781 or email peperry@alaska.edu.

Posted: March 22, 2017
Alaska Process Industry Career Consortium fundraising for KPC/UAF Process Tech
Troubleshooting Teams

APICC is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to raising Alaska's Workforce through innovative training programs and workforce development. According to the GoFundMe campaign that was recently launched by APICC, The Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium (APICC) is raising money for the KPC (AES and KRC) & UAF Troubleshooting Teams to travel to the 2017 National Troubleshooting Competition in Houston, Texas on April 21-22.

The Troubleshooting Competition showcases troubleshooting skills as the students solve problems associated with process equipment and systems.

The National Troubleshooting Competition invites teams from across the country. However, teams must pay their own travel. The teams are asking for $20,000 to cover the cost of travel from Alaska to Texas. Airfare, room, and board for three students on three teams (KPC Kenai River Campus, KPC Anchorage Extension Campus, and UAF
CTC) and one coach for each team. Any money raised over the initial goal will be rolled over to be used next year.

Access the GoFundPage here and consider making a donation today.

Posted: March 22, 2017
The Preforming Arts Society presents: Rick Zelinsky Jazz Quintet

This all-new program from returning favorites will be held at 3 p.m. April 9 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Tickets are $20 general admission and $10 for students. They can be purchased at Northcountry Fair, River City Books, Already Read Books, Country Liquor and at the door.

For more information see this flyer or visit www.performingartssociety.org

Posted: March 15, 2017
TODAY! KRCSU sponsors food event for students
To support students and make sure energy levels stay high, the KRC Student Union will be providing one of college students' most favorite thing: FREE food. Enjoy spaghetti and garlic bread from Katina's Cafe beginning at noon on Wednesday, March 22 in the McLane commons.
Posted: March 20, 2017
KRC Student Services: LOST & FOUND runneth over
Student Services has a drawer FULL of items that have been turned in as "found" and they want to give students a shout out that if they "lost" something in the past couple of semesters (keys, technical items, glasses, jewelry) come by and see if it's there!
Posted: March 20, 2017
KDLL Public Radio in Kenai presents: Adventure Talks

Adventure Talks is a series of live, public presentations and on-air interviews about the trials, trails and travels of Kenai Peninsula residents. This month, Kasilof residents Joseph and Colleen Robertia talk about taking their 3-year-old daughter and teenage foreign exchange student to explore the wilds of Cuba and Belize.

Tune in to 91.9 FM at 10 a.m., March 22 to hear an interview with the family, then come to their photo presentation at 7 p.m. March 24 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Admission is $5, or free for KDLL members (become a member at the door and get in for free).

For more information, call 283-8433, email , or check out this flyer.

Posted: March 20, 2017
150 Years: Kenai Peninsula History Conference registration open

The Kenai Peninsula is not only beautiful, but it has a fascinating and little known history. The first local history conference since 1974 is coming to KPC's Kenai River Campus on April 21-22, and it is free to enrolled students.

Register for the 150 Years: Kenai Peninsula History Conference here.

The conference will include presentations by leading historians, anthropologists, linguists, and culture-bearers, as well as movies, music, lunch, field trips, and a book fair. The focus is on the 1800s and the interactions of Native, Russian, and U.S. cultures in this, the Alaska Year of History and Heritage, marking the 150th anniversary of the U.S. purchase of Alaska from Russia.

For more information, check out the web page , the Facebook page, this flyer or email or call (907) 460-7554.

Posted: March 15, 2017
KBC Student Art Showcase 2017

icon for art showThe public is invited to enjoy the opening reception of the annual KBC gallery showing of students' drawings. The event will be held from 5-6 p.m. on Thursday, March 23 at Pioneer Hall.

For more information, email or call 907-235-7743.

Posted: March 15, 2017
Fidelity Investments guidance opportunity at KRC
Employees who have Fidelity investment accounts are invited to schedule a meeting with Matthew Case, retirement planner, on March 28, between 10 p.m. and 5 p.m. in KRC CTEC room 105. Case will help individuals determine if they are investing properly and are on track with their retirement target. Appointments are required. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated. Participants are urged to schedule an appointment ASAP. Bring relevant account statements and any paperwork that will help Case address questions. Register at www.getguidance.fidelity.com. or can 800-642-7131. Access the flyer for more information.
Posted: March 15, 2017
KBC offering non-credit Northern Garden Design and Implementation course

National award-winning garden designer and author, Brenda Adams, will teach this two-day, in-depth, how-to workshop. Students will gain the confidence and skills to reach their gardening goals.

The course will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 25 and April 1 at KPC's Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer. The course fee is $85. Register at KBC or online here.

Posted: March 15, 2017
AFS Foreign Exchange Student Program dinner & fund raiser

The KPC community is invited to attend the 37th annual AFS Foreign Exchange fund raiser and dinner at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 26 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church (225 S. Spruce St., Kenai, AK). Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for ages 14 and under and can be purchased from AFS members or River City Books.

For more information, contact Paul Landen, KRC associate professor of psychology, at 262-0394.

Posted: March 15, 2017
KBC presents: Celebrate Seward's Day

The public is invited to join Dr. Jeff Meyers, KBC assistant professor of history, who will discuss what he has coined, "Russia's Folly." Meyers will explore the reasons why Russia sold Alaska, the reaction and the recent movement to get it back.

The presentation will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27. For more information email or cal 907-235-7743.

Posted: March 15, 2017
Get your design on and help YOUR public radio station: KDLL
KDLL Public Radio in Kenai needs a new design for its swag: mugs, t-shirts, stickers, etc. Your artwork could grace the backs, fronts, coffee, cars, etc., of our many listeners. The selected artist will receive a gift pack of swag, and their name will be printed with every use of their design. Designs must be scalable to fit a variety of mediums (shirts, mugs, etc.), incorporate the color green and include the text: "KDLL 91.9 FM Kenai, Alaska." Email high-resolution images to by March 31. For more information, call Jenny at 283-8433.
Posted: March 20, 2017
What's in a name? ENGLISH (ENGL) and Preparatory English (PRPE) course names will change to WRITING (WRTG) next semester!
Students need to know that in response to a UA Board of Regents request for course alignment across the UA system, the new course designator, WRITING (WTRG) will be used beginning next semester (Fall 2017) in place of PRPE and ENGL.

Affected courses include:
(PRPE 080: Basic Writing) will be WRTG 080: Basic Writing and Reading
(PRPE 086: Writing Strategies) will be WRTG 090: Writing and Reading Strategies
(PRPE 108: Intro to College Writing) will be WRTG 110: Introduction to College Writing
(ENGL 111: Intro to Composition) will be WRTG 111: Writing Across Contexts
(ENGL 211: Writing and the Humanities) will be WRTG 211: Writing and the Humanities
(ENGL 212: Technical Writing) will be WRTG 212: Writing and the Professions
(ENGL 213: Writing in the Social and Natural Sciences) will be WRTG 213: Writing and the Sciences
(ENGL 214: Persuasive Writing) will be WRTG 214: Arguing Across Contexts

For more information, contact KRC Student Services (262-0330) or KBC Student and Enrollment Services (235-7743).
Posted: March 15, 2017
Fall 2017 schedule posted; priority registration around the corner

icon for fall scheduleJust a heads up to students that the upcoming fall semester schedule is available on the KPC website searchable schedule. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor before priority registration opens.

Veteran students get top priority registration status and can register (in person only) on March 31. Senior status students can register on April 3; juniors register on April 4; sophomores register on April 5; freshmen register on April 6 followed by students with pending spring admission applications on April 10. Fall registration opens to the general public on April 17. The first day of fall classes will be on August 28.

Posted: March 15, 2017
KBC offering: Lines, Rigging and Gear non-credit seminar

In conjunction with Bulletproof Nets and support from the Homer Marine Trade Association, the seminar will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays March 21 and March 28.

For more information email or call 235-7743 or stop by KBC's Pioneer Hall to register. Advanced registration is required by today, March 20 and the cost is $50.

Posted: March 15, 2017
Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference registration available

The popular, annual writers' conference will feature author Jane Smiley, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, as the keynote speaker. Other distinguished faculty participating include Richard Chiappone, Nancy Lord, Don Rearden, Peggy Shumaker and many more.

The conference offers daily workshops, panel presentations, open mic sessions, Writers' Circles and free, open to the public evening readings. Optional manuscript reviews, agent/editor consultations, a boat cruise with authors and post-conference workshop are all available, as well as academic credit.

The event will be held June 9-13 at Land's End Resort in Homer, AK. Enrollment is limited and there is a discount for early registration. See this poster for details or email or call 907-235-7743 for more information.

Posted: March 10, 2017
Heads up high school seniors! New scholarship opportunity

The Alaska World Affairs Council Student Scholarship awards are open to current Alaskan high school seniors who will be attending college or university in Alaska starting fall 2017. The awards will be based on community involvement, character, leadership, academic ability and financial need. The recipients will have satisfactorily demonstrated a serious interest in local and/or international issues. For 2017, two scholarships will be awarded. The scholarship amount is $2,500 and is renewable for up to four years based on demonstration of progress and maintenance of a 2.50 GPA.

Completed online applications must be submitted by midnight on April 1, 2017. Scholarship awards will be announced by May 15, 2017.

For more information, including application requirements, download this flyer and apply at this website.

Posted: March 15, 2017
KBC non-credit seminar marine trade series continues: Net Mending & Splicing

In conjunction with Bulletproof Nets and support from the Homer Marine Trade Association, the seminar will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29.

For more information email or call 235-7743 or stop by KBC's Pioneer Hall to register. Advanced registration is required by March 28 and the cost is $30.

Posted: March 15, 2017
KDLL requesting theme song submissions for new show

KDLL Public Radio is asking local musicians to write an original theme song for its new "Drinking on the Last Frontier" show with Bill Howell. Songs should be written and performed by you, be up-tempo and celebrate local beer culture- but not drinking to excess. The submissions will be played on air, and the selected song will be credited in every show. Submissions are due April 21.

For more information and to submit mp3 files, email the station here.

Posted: March 15, 2017
Attention KPC employees: Easy to access your job description

Regular and term staff can find their position descriptions (PD's) at MyUA Employee Services Dashboard here.

The login requires the employees' computer username and password. Supervisors should also be able to view their staff PD's.

Questions can be directed to Eileen Reemstma or call 262-0317.

Posted: March 15, 2017
Heads up ESL students: Apply for the Kathy Christopherson memorial scholarship

icon for scholarshipThe KRC Learning Center staff encourages ESL students to apply for this scholarship that will be awarded for the fall semester. The deadline is March 24.

"We especially want to encourage applicants to make an appointment with Learning Center staff prior to the deadline if they need assistance navigating the online application or preparing the essay," said Sara Hadfield, KRC ESL instructor.

For directions on how to apply, see this flyer. For more information, email Hadfield or call 262-0327.







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