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Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
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The highest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica was 58.2degrees.

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Condos at Manzanillo, Mexico Photographer:  Barb Christian
Posted: Jan. 26, 2015
Free NETS workshop kicks off today at KRC Learning Center
The KRC Learning Center will be offering a ten week workshop entitled, "NETS: Focusing on Success for First Year Experience Students," from 1-4 p.m., today, Jan. 26 - April 6 in room 153. This NETS (Necessary Education, Technology and Skills) course will focus on community service, learning about resources and career and college awareness. Terri Cowart and Stan Vogel will be leading the class. There is no registration fee for this course and everyone is invited to attend (ages 18+). Learn more and/or sign up by calling 262-0327.
Posted: Jan. 26, 2015
Free Farmer's Market Roundtable event set for Feb. 11

There will be a Farmers Market Roundtable workshop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Feb. 11 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building on K-Beach Road. This event is for market farmers, farmer market managers and anyone interested in Alaska's rapidly developing farmers market scene. Guest speakers will include Arthur Keyes from the South Anchorage Farmers Market and Glacier Valley Farm, and Amy Pettit from the Alaska Division of Agriculture. They will share information about planning, marketing, food safety, local markets and more! This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. To register, please call 283-8732 ext. 5 or RSVP on Facebook. Sponsors for this event include the Central Peninsula Garden Club, Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District, Alaska Grown and the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program.

Posted: Jan. 26, 2015
Kenai Peninsula Governor's Inaugural Ball to be held Jan. 30

The local Governor’s Inaugural Ball for Governor Walker and Lt. Governor Mallot will be held Jan. 30 at the Old Carrs Mall in Kenai. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $50 per person (eight people per table). Tickets can be purchased at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, Alaska Waste off K-Beach Road and at Caribou Run Bookkeeping in Kenai.

Posted: Jan. 23, 2015
Free writing tutoring offered at KRC Learning Center
Instructor Bev Edwards will be offering free writing tutoring from 1:30-3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, at the KRC Learning Center. All students are welcome to attend and receive assistance with academic writing assignments, writing skills, sentence structure and mechanics. Sign up in the Learning Center or by calling 262-0327.
Posted: Jan. 22, 2015
Register for late-starting courses now

KPC's Kenai River and Kachemak Bay Campuses offer several late-starting courses each semester. The following classes kick off this month and still have seats available (click on each course title to be brought to its searchable schedule entry):

- ART A201 Beginning Handbuilt Ceramics (KBC)
- ART A202 Beginning Wheelthrown Ceramics (KBC)
- CIOS A140A Databases I: MS Access; this course will be offered online from Jan. 26-Feb. 28 w/Instructor Castimore.
- PER A220 Intermediate Kundalini Yoga (KBC)
- PER A123 Beginning Tai Chi (KBC)
- PER A223 Intermediate Tai Chi (KBC)
- PRT A255 Quality Concepts for Process (KRC)
- CED A049 Writing Group (KBC)

Register for one or more of these classes today via UAOnline! Questions? Contact Student Services at 262-0330.

Posted: Jan. 22, 2015
Volunteers still needed for Career Day

The 24th bi-annual Career Day at KRC will be held from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Jan. 30. It is expected that 200-300 high school students from around the Kenai Peninsula will be participating by attending different “career spotlight” presentations provided by local experts working in the various fields represented. In order to coordinate such a large event, KRC Student Services is requesting volunteers to help with the event. Several volunteers are still needed!

According to Sue Lee, Student Services assistant, the more volunteers who come forward, the smoother the event will run. “We couldn’t do this without everyone’s help. There will be four presentation sessions, starting at 9 a.m., with 10 minutes between each session. There will also be information tables/exhibitors set-up in the McLane Commons—with at least two KPC reps needed for each shift at the KPC table. We will have people posted at the front doors, by the shop areas, by the computer labs and floating through the halls. Two new roles for volunteers include folks who will escort attendees to sessions at the CTEC, and a person who will monitor the McLane Commons (and possibly Brockel Lobby) while providing assistance to exhibitors, as needed. We also need volunteers to monitor presentation sessions and provide assistance to guest speakers as needed.”

Those interested in volunteering for the event are asked to contact Sue Lee at 262-0336.

Posted: Jan. 22, 2015
LGBT: An Alliance Group set to meet on Tuesdays
This semester, LGBT: An Alliance Group will be meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in the KRC Residence Hall's Fireplace Commons. This group serves as a supportive, safe, social, comfortable and confidential environment where people with any sexual and gender preference can come together and interact with each other. This meeting is open to the public. Questions? Email KPCAlliance@gmail.com for more information.
Posted: Jan. 23, 2015
Students - try the Online Writing Lab this semester!
Anxious about homework this semester? Struggling with an essay or assignment? Try out the KRC Learning Center's Online Writing Lab! OWL is a valuable resource for students enrolled in writing-heavy courses. Students can submit their papers to the highly qualified OWL tutors for quick feedback and helpful suggestions. Learn more about all that OWL offers and/or submit writing assignments to tutors on KPC's website. Call the Learning Center at 262-0327 with questions!
Posted: Jan. 23, 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:

  • Red Boucher Scholarship - due Jan. 30
  • Lexington Law Scholarship - due Feb. 7
  • UAA and UA Foundation Scholarships - due Feb. 15
  • Homer Electric Scholarship - due Feb. 27
  • Nick Begich Scholarship Intern Fund - due Feb. 28
  • American Welding Society Scholarship - due March 1
  • Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Scholarship - due March 20
  • KPC 2015/2016 High School Senior Tuition Scholarship - due April 2

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

Posted: Jan. 22, 2015
Summer semester course offerings available

KPC's 2015 summer semester will offer 79 sections of 44 different, high-quality classes for students who want to take advantage of early planning. The summer schedule is now available on KPC's website. Releasing the schedule in advance allows students to seek advising to be sure they are getting the courses they need to complete their degree programs in the least amount of time possible.

Eleven of the 44 classes offered meet the general education requirements that fulfill most all university degrees. Many college students, whether they attend a UA campus or not, take advantage of the condensed delivery time that KPC’s summer classes offer.

Kenai Peninsula Borough high school juniors and seniors who are eligible for the JumpStart program can also take advantage of the summer semester. JumpStart students have discounted tuition, subsidized by the borough, which allows them to get a head start on their college degrees at a bargain tuition rate.

Current and prospective students can seek advising at KRC Student Services. For more information, call 262-0330 or email iyinfo@kpc.alaska.edu.

Posted: Jan. 22, 2015
Prof. Steve Horn recognized as Volunteer of the Year
Steve Horn, KRC's assistant professor of business, was named Volunteer of the Year at the 2014 Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Award Banquet on Jan. 13. Congratulations, Prof. Horn! Read more about this honor in The Redoubt Reporter.

(Photo at left courtesy of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.)

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