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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
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35,000 people die every year in the U.S. from the flu or its complications.

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Deer antlers marking time Photographer:  Jesse Glaves
Posted: Oct. 30, 2014
Poppy Lane lighted path ordinance approved by the Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly

The Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly passed an ordinance on Oct. 28 to appropriate $463,100 from a state grant that will go toward extending an existing lighted paved path from Kalifornsky Beach Road to Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus. The lighted path will extend .04 miles from Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School to Poppy Ridge Road. The lighted path will alleviate some of the safety concerns of students’ walking along the dark roadway, especially in the winter months. The next step in the project will be for the borough to draft a Memorandum of Agreement with the Alaska Department of Transportation and then scoping and design of the project will begin. A timetable for the project has not yet been determined.

Posted: Oct. 30, 2014
Advancement office Halloween kitty on the prowl somewhere??
Sometime in the late evening of Oct. 29, the modest little Halloween stuffed black cat, affectionately named Shadow, perched just outside the advancement office door disappeared. Unfortunately, he did not return this morning and advancement staff is devastated. Please notify the advancement office at 262-0320 if you spot the beloved Shadow!
Posted: Oct. 30, 2014
KBC Public Lecture Series kicks off tonight
KPC's Kachemak Bay Campus will be kicking off this semester's Public Lecture Series at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 with a presentation by Deb Evensen, an educational consultant who specializes in fetal alcohol syndrome. Evensen will be discussing new ways to help children with FASD succeed from preschool through adult life. Come listen to stories of those living with FASD and hear about the excellent resources the Kenai Peninsula has to offer!
Posted: Oct. 30, 2014
KRC IT Services computer resale set for next week

KRC IT Services will be holding a mid-semester computer resale next week. The sale will be open from Nov. 3-5 for students and from Nov. 6-7 for non-students. Computer packages will be available for $100 and will include a computer tower, 22 inch LCD monitor, Dell mouse, Dell keyboard, all power cords and DVI cables. To purchase a computer package, please visit the KRC Bookstore. For more information about the resale, view this flyer or give the IT Help Desk a call at 262-0351.

Posted: Oct. 30, 2014
Kenai Historical Society to meet Nov. 2

The Kenai Historical Society will have a round table discussion about the Wildwood AFB at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 at the Kenai Visitors Center. The purpose of this meeting is to gather historical information about the construction of Wildwood in the 1950s. Local citizens who were involved in the early construction and/or communications of Wildwood are invited to attend this meeting and share information and memories with the group. Those who have historical photos of the facility are asked to bring them on a thumb drive. For more information, please call Betty at 776-8590.

Posted: Oct. 29, 2014
KRC's annual community trick-or-treating event set for Friday

KRC's annual community trick-or-treating event will be held from 3-5 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 31. The community is invited to attend and bring the kids for a free afternoon of fun! Participating community members can pick up their trick-or-treating maps at the main entrance of KRC beginning at 3 p.m. on Oct. 31. As always, prizes will be awarded for best student costume and best decorated department. There will be new features at the event this year, including an enchanted forest from Student Services in the McLane Commons, a Mad Scientist Lab and a haunted house and kid-friendly area in the Paramedic Lab! For more information, please contact Student Services at 262-0330.

Posted: Oct. 29, 2014
KRC Instrumentation and Electronics Club tours new Udelhoven facility

This just in from Tammy Farrell, KRC assistant professor of math and process technology:

Udelhoven's Electrical Division Manager, Bill Simonsen, recently invited the KRC Instrumentation and Electronics Club to attend a presentation and take a tour of Udelhoven's new facility in North Kenai. Attendees received excellent advice concerning employment and career choices. There are many new tours and events in the works for the club!

Posted: Oct. 28, 2014
Halloween safety tips from Campus Safety Officer Drew Baker

Planning to celebrate Halloween this year? Stay safe with this new set of Halloween fire safety tips from KRC's Veteran Services Coordinator and Campus Safety Officer Drew Baker.

Halloween is a fun time of year for kids and adults alike. Make trick-or-treating and celebrating safe with a few easy safety tips.

  • When choosing a costume, stay away from billowing or long trailing fabric.
  • Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costume to ensure a safe trick-or-treating experience.
  • Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper are highly flammable. Keep these and other decorations away from all open flames and heat sources, including light bulbs and heaters.
  • It is safest to use a flashlight or battery operated candle in a jack-o-lantern. If you use a real candle, use extreme caution!
  • Remember to keep exits clear of decorations, so nothing blocks escape routes.

Remember that decorations are the first thing to ignite in 900 reported home fires each year. Two of every five of these fires were started by a candle. Review additional Halloween safety tips here.

Have a fun and safe Halloween! Check back here next month for a new set of safety tips.

Posted: Oct. 28, 2014
The Performing Arts Society presents the John Damberg Latin Jazz Sextet in concert Nov. 8
The Performing Arts Society is proud to present the John Damberg Latin Jazz Sextet in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 at the Kenai Visitors and Convention Center. Concert tickets will be $20 for general admission and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased at River City Books, Northcountry Fair, Already Read Books, Country Liquor and at the door. This event is being sponsored by the Performing Arts Society. Learn more about the event here.
Posted: Oct. 29, 2014
KRC winter health fair approaching
The KRC Student Health Clinic is gearing up for their annual winter health fair, which will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Nov. 1 in the KRC Career and Technical Education Center. There will be several exhibitors present, low cost blood tests, free health education materials and health screenings. Mammograms will also be offered in the Providence Mobile Mammogram vehicle; those interested in scheduling an appointment for this service can do so by calling 1-888-458-3151. The public is invited to attend and take advantage of the wonderful services that will be available this event. For more information, please contact the KRC Health Clinic at 262-0347.
Posted: Oct. 29, 2014
KRC Student Union to kick off new lunch and lecture series Nov. 5
The KRC Student Union will be hosting the first event in their new monthly lunch and lecture series, "Grey Matter," at 12 p.m. on Nov. 5 in the McLane Commons. Students are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy a presentation given by guest speaker Kathi Overpeck, KRC financial aid coordinator, about the ins and outs of applying for scholarships. For more information, please contact the KRCSU at 262-0339.
Posted: Oct. 29, 2014
KPC Residence Life to host SafeZone training Nov. 14-15
KPC Residence Life will be hosting a SafeZone train-the-trainer course Nov. 14 (7-9 p.m.) and Nov. 15 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). SafeZone is a program designed to increase the overall campus community's understanding and awareness of issues faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, allies (GLBTQA) and other marginalized persons. The SafeZone train-the-trainer training is an 8-9 hour training that will take participants through a series of modules and activities. During the training, participants will have the opportunity to lead different modules, which will help them become better prepared for their own future trainings. KPC ResLife is offering this training free of charge. Staff and faculty are invited to attend the training; first come, first served. There are limited spots available, so individuals interested in attending are asked to RSVP with Leslie Byrd (lbyrd4@kpc.alaska.edu) by 5 p.m. on Nov. 10. Please note that lunch will not be provided. Learn more about the training (and SafeZone) here.
Posted: Oct. 28, 2014
KRC Residence Hall to host Halloween dance - all students invited!
The KRC Residence Hall will be hosting their second annual Halloween dance, the "Rave from the Grave," from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. on Oct. 31. All KPC students and Alaska Christian College students (age 16 and over) are invited to attend this celebration. Students will be required to show their student ID at the door. Students are welcome to bring guests to this event, but all guests must be escorted by a current student who has valid ID. Please note that this is an alcohol-free event. Basic refreshments will be offered! This event is free. For more information, please contact the KRC Residence Hall at 262-0256.

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