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Monday, Oct. 12, 2015
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Random Fact of the Day
In 1981, the first commercial GPS receiver weighed 50 pounds and cost over $100,000.

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Fall at Johnson Lake Photographer:  Martha Lucia Morgan
Posted: Oct. 12, 2015
KRC student forums set for Oct. 13 & 14

Join KPC administration at two student forums this week. The first forum will be held at 2:15 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 13 and the second will be held at 5:15 p.m. on Oct. 14. Both will be held in KRC's McLane Commons. Come ask questions and eat free pizza!

Posted: Oct. 12, 2015
New scholarship application process now open on KPC website
Good news - applying for KPC scholarships just got easier! The new application process is now online. Students, just follow the five simple steps below:

1.) Visit KPC's scholarship page here.
2.) Certify that KPC is your primary campus of attendance;
3.) Browse scholarship opportunities (make note of scholarships that require supplemental material);
4.) Apply using UAOnline ( Student Services & Account Information > Scholarships);
5.) Return to the KPC scholarship page and upload supplemental material.

By completing this one application, students' eligibility will also be evaluated for all University of Alaska Statewide and UAA scholarships that do not require supplemental materials to be submitted. Read more about the supplemental process at the "Take the Next Step" page on KPC's website.

KPC scholarship applications are currently open for spring 2016. Applications and supplemental materials are due by 5 p.m. on Nov. 13. Questions? Email kpc-scholarships@kpc.alaska.edu.
Posted: Oct. 12, 2015
KRC instrumentation student receives ISA scholarship

KPC instrumentation student Megan Westlake was recently awarded a substantial scholarship by the International Society of Automation (ISA). According to Prof. Tammy Farrell, Westlake enrolled in KPC's instrumentation program at the Kenai River Campus as a full-time student while working two jobs. Since beginning her studies, Westlake has continued to take 15 credits per semester and started the successful KPC Instrumentation and Electronics Club. Westlake joined ISA upon a recommendation from Farrell, who indicated that it was a great organization for career, education, advancement and scholarship opportunities. Congratulations, Megan!

Posted: Oct. 12, 2015
Trout Unlimited meeting tomorrow
The Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be meeting from 6-8 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 13 at Mykel's Restaurant. The public is invited to attend this meeting and learn how to get involved in the future of KPTU. There will be door prizes, free appetizers and a no-host bar. Learn more by visiting the KPTU's website and/or Facebook page.
Posted: Oct. 12, 2015
KRC Phi Theta Kappa meeting this week
KRC's branch of Phi Theta Kappa will be meeting at 3 p.m. on Oct. 14 in the McLane Commons. All KPC students are invited to attend this meeting and learn more about PTK! For more information, please contact advisor Andrea Anderson at 262-0260.
Posted: Oct. 12, 2015
KPC staff and faculty: RSVP for this month's Engaged Learning Discussion

KPC faculty, with support from KPC's Education Technology Team, will host an 'Engaged Learning Discussion' from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 in KRC Ward 116 and KBC P106, as well as online via Skype for Business/Lync. This roundtable group welcomes all faculty and staff interested in student engagement strategies. This month's meeting will focus on blogs and their role in building course community. Guest speakers will include John Messick, KRC assistant professor of English, and Mike Hawfield, KBC associate professor of history and political science. Learn more and RSVP on KPC's website. Contact KPC ETT for more information.

Posted: Oct. 9, 2015
October safety tip from Campus Safety Officer Drew Baker

This month's safety tip is brought to the KPC community by Drew Baker, KPC safety officer and veteran services coordinator:

Are you facing reality? If you answered yes, then you know the reality of Alaska experiencing dozens of earthquakes every day. Sometimes, we even feel them occurring. The reality is that it is only a matter of time before we experience another major earthquake similar to the one experienced in 1964. If you accept the reality of another major earthquake, then you are mentally prepared to take action. Take a moment to review this flyer to see what your initial actions should be when the ground starts shaking violently. Thanks! You may now return to the reality of homework.

Posted: Oct. 8, 2015
KRC Bookstore news

- The KRC Bookstore has started returning unsold textbooks to their publishers. Students who have not yet purchased their course textbooks are encouraged to do so before the books they need are sent back!

- Please note that the bookstore will be closed until 12 p.m. on Oct. 27 due to the installation of new cash registers.

For more information, please call the bookstore at 262-0312.

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