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Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
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Random Fact of the Day
Only four percent of babies are born on their predicted due date.

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Posted: Feb. 26, 2015
All UA employees need to confirm veteran and/or disability status

This a reminder to all current employees to go into UAOnline to confirm veteran and/or disability status. All UA employees must complete the two-part questionnaire by March 13.

The U.S. Department of Labor requires the University of Alaska to report employee veteran and disability status information. Due to recent changes, as set forth in section 503 regulations, employers need to begin using new reporting requirements effective 2015. In compliance with these new federal regulations the University of Alaska has modified its procedure for collecting information from existing employees.

To ensure that current employee data is reported accurately, UA is requesting that employees update, by self-selection, veteran and disability information. Please do so by answering the two-part questionnaire under the Personal Information tab in UAOnline.

Those who do not have a disability or are not a veteran still need to complete the questionnaire and indicate so. For further detailed instructions, please refer to this document.

Please respond by March 13. All information is kept confidential and will be used only for federal reporting purposes. 

Posted: Feb. 26, 2015
Summer semester registration opens to general public March 2
Registration for KPC's summer 2015 semester opens to the general public on March 2. Review course offerings on KPC's website and register via UAOnline. Registration is currently open for returning admitted KPC students.
Posted: Feb. 26, 2015
Art submissions for the upcoming Kenai Fine Arts Center biennial exhibit due Feb. 28
All area artists are invited to enter up to two pieces (all media welcomed) in the upcoming biennial judged exhibit. This year's judge is Cathleen Rolph, a well-known local artist and KRC adjunct faculty member. All entries must be delivered to the KFAC by 5 p.m., Feb. 28 (816 Cook Ave., Kenai). The center will be open from 12-5 p.m. that day. There will be an artists' reception as part of First Thursday, from 6-8 p.m. on March 5, with the Judge's Awards announced at 7 p.m. For more information, call 741-8011.
Posted: Feb. 26, 2015
Kenai Peninsula Trout Unlimited set to host fly tying instruction event on March 3
Join the Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Trout Unlimited for their popular fly tying community event, "Tie One On," at 6:30 p.m. on March 3 at Main Street Tap and Grill in Kenai. Everyone is welcome to attend this event! Enjoy an evening of free fly tying instruction and demonstration for the trout and salmon of the Kenai. Materials and vises are limited, so come early; guests are encouraged to bring their own fly tying tools if they have them.
Posted: Feb. 26, 2015
Mark the calendar: Peninsula Artists in Motion performance set for March 21
Peninsula Artists in Motion Dance Company, Maura's Cafe and Triumivrate Theatre will present two P.A.M. Unplugged performances (one at 5 p.m. and one at 8 p.m.) on March 21 at Triumvirate North. Tickets will cost $8 each for the 5 p.m. matinée performance and $30 each for the 8 p.m. performance, which is 21+ and will include wine, beer and desserts. Purchase tickets on Triumvirate's website. Questions? Call 283-3140.
Posted: Feb. 23, 2015
UA Campuses Climate Survey: Stop the Silence

In late February and March, a random sample of 15,000 University of Alaska students, faculty and staff will be invited to participate in a Campus Climate Survey. This voluntary, confidential, anonymous survey gauges attitudes about, incidents of, and appropriateness of responses to sexual misconduct on UA campuses.

The goal is to improve campus safety, outreach, education and services. We know from decades of research that sexual violence goes unreported. We want to hear what is really happening and ensure we respond appropriately.

Privacy is of paramount concern. Only aggregate results for groups of at least 15 individuals will be compiled, with no traceable information (such as IP addresses) that would link back to the participant to protect each respondent's anonymity and privacy.

Survey participants are forewarned that questions are explicit, and could be upsetting to some. People who object to the nature of the questions may opt not to take the survey or stop taking it even after they start. No students or staff under the age of 18 will receive the survey. The survey itself will include valuable information about counseling and other resources on campus, should they be needed. The university will be setting up additional avenues for reporting incidents in response to a possible increase in reporting triggered by the Climate Survey.

A wide variety of resources are available for reporting purposes, and are categorized below to help you choose the resource(s) that best address your specific needs.

  • CONFIDENTIAL Resources, e.g. counselors, medical personnel, anonymous hotlines can be accessed here.
  • NON-CONFIDENTIAL Resources on Campus can be accessed here.

You should know that university staff and faculty members are not legally able to keep information about sexual misconduct confidential. Under Title IX, the university is obligated to address sexual misconduct about which an employee knew or should have known. University employees must report all relevant details of sexual misconduct to their Title IX coordinator or other school designee within 24 hours of receiving a report of sexual misconduct.
UA is committed to addressing and preventing sexual misconduct. Your feedback and input will help us in this endeavor.

Review this document to learn more about the survey.

Posted: Feb. 25, 2015
Closing reception for KRC student art exhibition set for tomorrow
The closing reception for the KPC Student Exhibition, featuring pieces created by the KRC Art Students' League Association, will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. Come enjoy free snacks, good company and excellent artwork.
Posted: Feb. 24, 2015
We need photo of the day submissions!
Attention, KPC community! Our photo of the day bank is running very low. Please send us your photos and we will feature them on our Facebook page, website, here in the kpcWORD, and on Pinterest! Photos can be sent to iynews@kpc.alaska.edu. Thank you!
Posted: Feb. 25, 2015
University clarifies drug policies as relates to marijuana
In light of the recent state law regarding marijuana changing, the University of Alaska would like students, staff and faculty to remember these guidelines.
Posted: Feb. 24, 2015
New fine art photo exhibition to open at the Kachemak Bay Campus tomorrow

There will be an opening reception for Joe Kashi's new solo fine art photography show, "Veiled Images," from 4:30-6 p.m. on Feb. 27 at KPC's Kachemak Bay Campus. The public, particularly the KPC community, is invited to attend the free reception, where refreshments will be served. The show will be on display through the end of March.

According to Kashi, "This exhibit explores the often lonely midnight hours, a time when most people are securely home or with friends, safely away from dark shadows, brooding and vague fears that then may intrude our consciousness. Some images are certainly moody while others were made in the quiet twilight of Alaska's mid-summer "white nights," a peaceful time and lighting that I enjoy."

Posted: Feb. 25, 2015
KRC fall 2015 paramedic program application for admission now available
The fall 2015 application for the KRC paramedic program is now available! The application is due by May 15. There are several requirements involved in the application process, so interested students are encouraged to start work on their application today! For more information, please contact Paul Perry, assistant professor of paramedic technology, at 262-0378.
Posted: Feb. 25, 2015
Facilitation training coming up at KRC Residence Hall

People Promoting Wellness Through Community Action and The Roundtable: Center for Mediation and Community Dialogue will be co-sponsoring a meeting facilitation skills workshop from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the KRC Residence Hall. This day-long training is open to high school students, college students and adults in the community. KPC students are highly encouraged to participate! Participants will learn to hold the room with confidence, be a communication leader, and facilitate group meetings in a variety of situations, from work groups and committee meetings to public town hall meetings and dialogues. Lunch and snacks will be provided for participants.

Register for this workshop by calling 398-7738 or emailing coordinator@ppwca.com. The registration fee is $25 for youths (14-18) and $50 for adults. There are also a limited number of scholarships available. KPC students can receive a scholarship for the training if they agree to help with training logistics and/or commit to attending PPWCA meetings within the next six months. Those interested in pursuing a scholarship can contact Krista Timlin at 262-0337. 

Posted: Feb. 24, 2015
Accessibility tips for educators
The kpcWORD will occasionally feature accessibility tips as they relate to disabilities. The information will be brought to the KPC community via Kim Frost, KBC advisor and disability support services specialist. This installment will feature universal design tips for educators regarding color vision deficiency. Read the tips here!

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