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Friday, March 27, 2015
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Random Fact of the Day

In 1891, London built a structure designed to surpass the Eiffel Tower in height. It was unsteady, never completed and demolished in 1907.

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Caine's Head Trail in Seward Photographer:  Jill Leiter
Posted: March 27, 2015
Seventh annual Alaska Native Oratory Society regionals competition TODAY at KRC
KRC is proud to present the seventh annual Alaska Native Oratory Society regionals, which will be held from 1-3 p.m. today, March 27 in KRC's McLane Commons. Participants will speak on the topic, "Let Your Spirit Speak: Finding Our Voices." There will be fry bread served at the event and one lucky participant will win a door prize of a handmade birch bark basket filled with goodies such as smoked salmon, local jam, local honey and more fry bread. There will be smaller door prizes given out as well. Acclaimed storyteller Jack Dalton will once again serve as Master of Ceremonies. To learn more about the event, check out this flyer.
Posted: March 27, 2015
Nursing advising session TODAY
There will be a nursing information and advising session for students at 9 a.m. today, March 27 in room 107 at KRC. The session is open to anyone interested in pursuing a career in nursing, including the public. Dr. David Wartinbee and Prof. Anastasia Monyahan will be presenting information about all of the nursing programs offered by UAA at KPC. They will discuss information about the upcoming application process and ranking system used for the next cohort of nursing students, as well as the newly mandated HESI exam that is part of the application. Individual advising sessions will be available starting at 10:30 a.m. Sign up for one of these sessions by visiting Student Services or calling 262-0330. For further information about the session, please contact Dr. Wartinbee at 262-0377 or Prof. Monyahan at 262-0333.
Posted: March 27, 2015
KPC scholarship workshop TODAY - all KPC students invited!
KRC's branch of Phi Theta Kappa will be hosting a scholarship workshop from 1-2 p.m. today, March 27 in Ward 201. All KPC students are invited to attend this special workshop. Dorothy Gray, assistant professor of English and PTK co-advisor, will provide participants with writing strategies to help make their scholarship application and essay stand out from all the others! For further information, please email Prof. Gray at dvgray@kpc.alaska.edu.
Posted: March 27, 2015
Mushroom identification course to begin this fall at KRC
Learn the basics of mushroom identification in BIOL A124, a new one-credit class that will be offered over the course of three days during KPC's fall 2015 semester. Join Instructor Gary Laursen from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11 in room 107 at KRC for classroom instruction about local mushrooms, and again from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13 for a set of field trips. Interested in learning about this fascinating subject? Register for the course next month. Priority registration kicks off on April 3 for veterans and on April 6 for seniors (90+) credits.
Posted: March 26, 2015
Upcoming KPC Showcase events

The following KPC Showcase events will be held at KRC next month:

- Richard Steiner, a professor and conservation biologist from Oasis Earth, will be giving an informative presentation entitled, "Imperiled Arctic: Place, Threats, Solutions," at 6:30 p.m. on April 8 in the McLane Commons. Learn more here.

- Jeff Schultz, the official photographer of the Iditarod, will be giving a presentation about some of the experiences detailed in his book, "Chasing Dogs - My Adventures as the Official Photographer of Alaska's Iditarod," at 6:30 p.m. on April 15 in the McLane Commons. He will also share photos, stories, and what it took to capture some of his most iconic images. Schultz photographed his first Iditarod in 1981 at the request of the "Father of the Iditarod," Joe Redington Sr. He donated those images to the race committee to use for promotion and they asked him to be their official volunteer photographer. Every year since then, Schultz has been traveling the trail by snow machine and airplane, photographing the race.

Both of these events will be free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dave Atcheson at 262-0346.

Posted: March 25, 2015
Alyeska Pipeline scholarship opportunity
Alaskan Native students who are admitted into the process technology, industrial process instrumentation, computer electronics or welding degree program(s) are encouraged to apply for the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company Scholarship! Interested in applying? Contact Sondra Shaginoff-Stuart, KPC's rural and native student services coordinator, at 262-0213 for assistance. Applications are due by June 1.
Posted: March 25, 2015
Mark the calendar: KPC SafeZone ally training set for April 24
KPC SafeZone will be hosting free ally training from 3-5:30 p.m. on April 24 in the KRC Residence Hall multipurpose room. 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. This two-hour ally training will take participants through a variety of activities aimed at expanding horizons and cultivating thoughts. It will help participants examine their thoughts and views while prepping them to become better allies for the LGBTQA community. Email Leslie Byrd at lbyrd4@kpc.alaska.edu to reserve a spot in this training.
Posted: March 26, 2015
UAA to go tobacco-free Nov. 19
UAA leadership chose Kick Butts Day to announce that UAA will go tobacco-free on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, also the date of the national Great American Smokeout, to help smokers quit. For more information, please review this story from the UAA Green and Gold News.
Posted: March 26, 2015
Climate change workshop to be hosted at KRC this weekend
Kenai Change will be hosting an informative climate change workshop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on March 28 at KRC. The workshop will discuss flood frequency, salmon stressors, coastal erosion and wildlife risk, with presentations from local researchers, politicians, and more. Everyone is invited to attend this free workshop! There will be children's programs and activities available all day (please pre-register children ages 3-10). Free refreshments and light lunch will be provided. This workshop will be sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the KRC Student Union. Learn more here.
Posted: March 25, 2015
KPC ETT hosting eLearning Discussion Webinar March 31
KPC's Educational Technology Team will be hosting a make-up eLearning Discussion Webinar for faculty members from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on March 31. The discussion topic will be 'flipping the classroom.' Learn more and RSVP for the event on KPC's website.
Posted: March 25, 2015
Dr. Boraas to give tour of Kalifornsky Village April 15
Dr. Alan Boraas, KRC professor of anthropology, will be giving a tour of Kalifornsky Village on K-Beach Road from 4-6 p.m. on April 15. (Please note that this is the updated time/date for this event - it was previously scheduled for March 25.) Those who would like to attend will need to sign up at Student Services or at the Residence Hall. Participants who need transportation can meet at 4 p.m. at the ResHall to catch a ride in the KRC van. Questions? Contact Sondra Shaginoff-Stuart at 262-0213.






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