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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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Random Fact of the Day
On average, Disney World's lost and found collects more than 6,000 cell phones, 3,500 digital cameras and 18,000 hats each year.

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KPC Photo of the Day
Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival Photographer:  Diane Taylor
Posted: May 3, 2016
kpcWORD on hiatus

The kpcWORD is on hiatus for the summer! We will resume our two day a week distribution schedule on Aug. 30. Have a great summer and remember to send photo of the day submissions to iynews@kpc.alaska.edu!

Posted: May 3, 2016
Read the KPC Connection!
The latest edition of the KPC Connection, the college's official newspaper, is now available to view on KPC's website. Check it out here!
Posted: May 3, 2016
KRC closure - May 6
KPC’s Kenai River Campus in Soldotna will be closed from 8-a.m.-2 p.m. on May 6 for the annual end-of-year meeting, campus clean-up and BBQ. The campus will re-open at 2 p.m.
Posted: May 3, 2016
KRC summer hours

KPC's Kenai River Campus will be open the following hours this summer (May 3-Aug. 28):

- Monday - Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

In addition, the campus will be closed May 28-30 and July 2-5.

Questions? Contact Student Services at 262-0330.

Posted: May 3, 2016
Student Health Clinic to close for summer
The KRC Student Health Clinic will close for the summer on May 12 and reopen for the fall 2016 semester on Aug. 22. For more information, please call 262-0347 or email iyclinic@kpc.alaska.edu.
Posted: May 3, 2016
Celebrate KPC's graduates at this week's commencement ceremonies
The 46th annual KRC commencement ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5 at Kenai Central High School’s Renée C. Henderson Auditorium. The keynote speaker will be Dr. James E. Powell, UAS assistant professor of public administration. KBC will hold the 34th annual commencement at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 in Homer High School’s Mariner Theater. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Elizabeth Graber, retiring professor of English at KBC for more than 32 years. Congratulations to all of our graduates!
Posted: May 3, 2016
Learn Spanish at KRC this summer

Longtime KRC adjunct instructor Eva Canedo is offering her popular Spanish classes this summer! She will teach SPAN A101 Elementary Spanish I from 8-10:30 a.m. on M/W/T/R from May 16-June 20 in CTEC 106 and SPAN A102 Elementary Spanish II from 8-10:30 a.m. on M/W/T/R from June 22-July 30 in CTEC 106. This is the first time Canedo has ever offered her courses during the summer semester.

According to former student Suzie Kendrick, Ms. Canedo's classes are very thorough and rewarding. "Being a native speaker, she is able to provide perspectives deeper than just the language fundamentals. Although I was very nervous entering her classes, she immediately puts everyone at ease and makes all of her students feel like they're on the same page. I highly recommend Ms. Canedo's classes, not only because of the educational benefits, but also because they're a lot of fun." Canedo has been recognized as KPC's Outstanding Adjunct Instructor of the Year in the past.

Register for Canedo's classes via UAOnline!

Posted: May 3, 2016
Change 4 the Kenai to host town hall meetings related to local heroin epidemic
Change 4 the Kenai will host two town hall meetings discussing the heroin epidemic on the Kenai Peninsula from 6-8 p.m. on May 19 and May 26 at the Challenger Center. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Please note that these meetings will contain adult content, as the discussion will center around the current problems, effects and potential solutions for heroin abuse in our community. Light refreshments will be offered at these gatherings. Learn more by visiting Change 4 Kenai's website and/or liking their Facebook page.
Posted: April 26, 2016
Celebration of life for Sarah Glaves - May 8
There will be a celebration to honor the life of Sarah Glaves from 3-5 p.m. on May 8 at Veronica's Cafe in Old Town Kenai. Sarah was a beloved community member and KPC/UAA graduate who was very active in the local arts and music scene. Recently, she had been working as a land surveyor and traveled across the country for her work. All of Sarah's friends and family are invited to attend the celebration at Veronica's; feel free to bring finger foods to share and/or an instrument to play!
Posted: April 28, 2016
Opening reception for Will Harper art exhibition: May 5
There will be an opening reception for local artist and KPC graduate William Harper's latest art exhibition, which includes a variety of illustrations and drawings, from 6-8 p.m. on May 5 at the Kenai Fine Art Center. Come browse the exhibition, meet the artist and enjoy refreshments! Harper's show will be on display through May 27.
Posted: April 28, 2016
Central Peninsula Garden Club workshop schedule

The public is invited to register for these workshops via their website. The cost is $5 per workshop, plus any supplies. Space is limited and early registration is encouraged.

Posted: April 26, 2016
Volunteers needed at the Kenai Peninsula Fair
The Kenai Peninsula Fair is looking for individuals who would like to help with the Exhibit Hall at this year's fair. Volunteers are needed to help check in exhibits from 12-6:30 p.m. on Aug. 18. Each volunteer will receive a free pass to the fair and lunch that day. If you would like to help, please contact the fair office at kenaipeninsulafair@gmail.com.
Posted: April 28, 2016
Cooper Landing Trail Run
The Cooper Landing Community Club is hosting a 6K or 10K run/5K walk event as part of the Walkable Community Project at 9:30 a.m. (registration) on Sunday, May 22. The start will be at the Cooper Landing Community Hall on Bean Creek Road and the finish will be mile 45.2 of the Sterling Highway (shuttle available back to the start). Walkers start at 10:30 a.m. and runners at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Karl Romig at 907-288-2435.
Posted: April 26, 2016
KPC process technology troubleshooting teams place second (AES) and third (KRC) in national competition!

KPC was represented well at the 2016 National Process Tech Troubleshooting Competition at Lone Star College Kingwood, Texas. A UAF Community & Technical College team finished fourth, giving UA squads three of the top four places. South Central Louisiana Technical College finished first in the eight-team national competition.

The KPC teams were led by assistant professors of process technology Rick Adams (AES) and Jeff Laube (KRC).

The AES team, known as Team 907, was composed of: Kadeen Sanford, Philip Valenta and team captain T.J. Krier. The KRC team (pictured), known as the Kenai Kings, consisted of: Andrew Davis, Brett Meyer and team captain Joshua Wolf. Congratulations!

Posted: April 26, 2016
Student account changes

The following student account changes will go into effect at KPC on June 1, 2016:

  • All students that pay for tuition and/or fees using a credit/debit card will be assessed a separate, non-refundable service fee - 2.75 percent of the payment amount ($3 minimum fee).
  • Credit/debit card payments must be made at UAOnline, TMS Student Account Center or at kiosks that will be located outside the KRC and KBC bookstores.
  • KPC AES students can pay at kiosks that will be located in the University Center. KPC RBES students need to pay online from any computer.
  • The following are not subject to the service fee: payments made by cash, check or money order at any KPC bookstore.

For more information, please email KPC Accounting Services at KPC_Acctsrec@kpc.alaska.edu.

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