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Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
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Random Fact of the Day
Rather than being one long continuous wall, the Great Wall of China is made up of a number of different sections. These sections were built by various dynasties over a period of many years.

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KPC Photo of the Day
Visiting the Great Wall of China Photographer:  Iris Fontana
Posted: Nov. 20, 2014
Upcoming Alaska Native/Native American Heritage Month events

In celebration of Alaska Native/Native American Heritage Month, the KRC Learning Center will be presenting two more events that are free and open to the public!

- Sondra Shaginoff-Stuart will be offering a free Dena'ina language class from 6-7 p.m. today, Nov. 20, in the McLane Commons. Learn more about the event here.

- There will be a showing of the film "This May Be the Last Time" at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 25 in Ward 116 at KRC. This film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and traces the journey of award-winning filmmaker Sterlin Harjo as he interweaves the tale of a mysterious death in 1962 with the rich history of the powerful hymns that have united Native American communities. Learn more about the event here.

For more information about these events, please contact Diane Taylor at 262-0328.

Posted: Nov. 20, 2014
Represent KPC at Kenai's annual electric light parade
The KRC Student Union will once again be representing KPC in the 2014 Parade of Lights (part of the annual Christmas Comes to Kenai Celebration). The parade will kick off at 6 p.m. and will travel from the Kenai Uptown Motel to the Visitors and Cultural Center. Students, staff and faculty are all invited to participate in the parade with the Student Union! Interested in participating? Give the KRCSU a call at 262-0339.
Posted: Nov. 20, 2014
KRC searching for CNA instructor
KPC is looking to hire an exceptional individual to teach the Certified Nurse's Aide course part-time at our Kenai River Campus in Soldotna. Required qualifications include the following: an RN degree (minimum), at least two years of nursing experience (of which at least one year is in the provision of a long-term care facility) and completion of a course in teaching adults and/or experience in teaching adults or supervising nurse aides. Interested? Visit our website and apply to the adjunct job posting! For further information, please contact 262-0317.
Posted: Nov. 20, 2014
Early bird high school advising and registration set for Dec. 3-4

All high schoolers planning to take KPC classes during the spring 2015 semester should plan to attend the following events at KRC:

EVENT TIME DATE LOCATION
Advising Session (Mandatory) 3-5 p.m. Dec. 3 WARD 116
Registration 3-5 p.m. Dec. 4 McLane Commons

For more information, please contact Student Services at 262-0330.

Posted: Nov. 13, 2014
UPDATED: Explore careers on public land with the Student Conservation Association

A recruiter from the Student Conservation Association (SCA), a non-profit group whose mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders, will be giving a video-conference presentation to the KRC community today! Come meet with recruiter Jeff Chen from 4-5:15 p.m. today, Nov. 20 in the KRC Residence Hall's Multipurpose Room. He will be available via video-conference. Free pizza will be served to attendees!

Learn about careers in natural and cultural resource management, education, facilities management, engineering, field research, business, wildlife, multimedia production, trail crew and more. Find out about unique opportunities that are available to veterans, such as Firecorps, Historicorps and more! All positions offered through the SCA are full-time with various start dates throughout the year and are available in Alaska and outside of the state. Internships vary from 12 weeks to one year long. Interns will receive free travel and housing, a living allowance ($160 to $280 a week) and most interns are eligible for a $1,400-$5,600 AmeriCorps Education Award.

For more information, please visit the SCA's website.

Posted: Nov. 18, 2014
KRC Library book sale now open
The KRC Library is having a book sale! Books recently removed from the library's collection are currently on sale for $1 each. Stop by and pick up some wonderful literature for a good price! Questions? Call the library at 262-0384.
Posted: Nov. 13, 2014
KRC student Diana Hunter wins PTK scholarship
KRC student  Diana Hunter was honored as the recipient of the 2014-2015 Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship. Last spring she received her general AA degree and is on her way to receiving a Human Services AA degree. This is especially impressive since Diana graduated from high school in May of 2013.
 
Diana’s scholarly work includes 63 credits towards her ultimate career goal to become a trauma counselor. She is also currently serving on the PTK Executive Board as secretary for the 2014-2015 academic year. Winning this $500 scholarship from the Alpha Omega Omicron chapter of PTK has assisted Diana with school expenses for this academic year. 
 
“PTK is a great organization with friendly people who are driven to excellence,” Diana remarked upon receiving her scholarship.
 
In her free time, Diana likes to read, watch movies, and hang out with friends.  
 
For more information about PTK, please email PTK Co-Advisor Dorothy Gray at dvgray@kpc.alaska.edu or PTK Co-Advisor Andrea Anderson at amanderson10@kpc.alaska.edu.
Posted: Nov. 18, 2014
Phi Theta Kappa members: Celebrate PTK Founder's Day!

A note from PTK Advisors Dorothy Gray and Andrea Anderson:

"KRC PTK members are invited to attend an informal get-together from 2-2:30 p.m. on Nov. 21 at Kaladi Brothers Coffee (located at 315 S. Kobuk - the original Kaladi's). Meet the new PTK officers, enjoy a free cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate, and have a chance to win a $25 iTunes gift card. The group will also discuss forming a PTK team for the next Odie's Trivia Contest. With your intelligence and knowledge, our PTK team could be a winner! We hope to see you there!"

For further information, please contact Prof. Gray at 262-0321 or Prof. Anderson at 262-0260.

Posted: Nov. 13, 2014
Spring 2015 student housing application currently open
New KPC students can now complete their spring 2015 student housing application! Applications can be completed via UAOnline. To complete an application, students should go to UAOnline > Log In > Student Services & Account Information > Campus Housing and Dining > KPC Housing > ApplyOnline. Questions? Contact KRC Residence Life at 262-0256.
Posted: Nov. 13, 2014
Congratulations to KPC's newest PhD!
Congratulations to KPC's newest PhD, Tim Mullet! Tim is an adjunct professor at KPC's Kenai River Campus and is currently teaching BIOL A115 Fundamentals of Biology. He successfully defended his thesis and will receive his PhD in Biology from UAF. Congratulations, Dr. Mullet!
Posted: Nov. 13, 2014
Support Toys for Tots - donate at KRC
Doing some shopping this weekend? Consider purchasing a gift for those in need! The KRC Student Union is once again partnering with Toys for Tots this year to collect gifts for those in need on the Kenai Peninsula! Those interested in participating can drop off new, unwrapped toys (teen gifts, such as gift cards, are also encouraged!) in the Toys for Tots box located in KRC Student Services. The Marine Corps will pick up the box on Dec. 5. Let's try to beat last year's donation total of over $1,000! Please contact the KRCSU at 262-0339 or Sue Lee at 262-0336 for more information.












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