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Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014
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Random Fact of the Day

Fireweed offers something useful in every stage of its growth.  Early shoots can be eaten raw or lightly cooked. Young leaves can be pinched off and eaten like spinach. Flower buds are edible and make a colorful addition to salads.

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KPC Photo of the Day
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Fireweed fields Photographer:  Deb Pollock
Posted: Sept. 2, 2014
KRC Set Up For Success event TODAY

iPad airSet Up for Success will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sept. 2 in rooms 108 and 109 in the Ward Building at the Kenai River Campus.

Attendees will enjoy free pizza while getting college success tips, learn how to utilize Blackboard and UAA email, navigate financial aid and gain an understanding of the DegreeWorks system on UAOnline. Participants will be entered into a drawing to win a 32GB Apple iPad Air ($729 value). Due to seating limitations, this event will be limited to a maximum of 80 students and all attendees must RSVP in order to reserve a seat. In order to RSVP, students can join the Set Up for Success Facebook event or call Student Services at 262-0330. RSVP today!

Posted: Sept. 2, 2014
Second annual LOCAL FOOD WEEK events scheduled

eat alaskaAccording to Heidi Chay, Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District Manager, Local Food Week will have a myriad of fun, conscious-raising events including a film and panel discussion at the KPC Residence Hall, which will be moderated by KPC student Alasha Brito. The film "The Real Dirt on Farner John" will be shown at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, followed a the panel discussion featuring Peninsula farmers.

There will be several events held at the Soldotna Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 20 including a local foods lunch at 1 p.m., followed by a presentation provided by guest speaker, Gary Ferguson, the Wellness and Prevention Director at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. Ferguson's presentation is titled Store Outside Your Door: Food As Medicine.Then at 3 p.m., the film Eating Alaska will be shown. The film chronicles the journey made by a former urban vegetarian now living on an island in Alaska as she explores food traditions and the connections to where we live and what we put into our mouths.

Local Farmer's Markets continue to offer fresh produce: Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. at the Food Bank; Wednesday's from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.at the Peninsula Center Mall; Saturday's from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Soldotna Elementary bus lot and at the Kenai Visitor's Center.

Posted: Aug. 29, 2014
Important fall semester deadlines approaching

deadlinesPlease note that Sept. 5 is the last day that students can:

- receive 100 percent refund of tuition and fees
- drop semester-length courses online
- drop classes without faculty signatures
- make an audit-to-credit or credit-to-audit change
- make a credit/no credit change

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

Posted: Aug. 28, 2014
KPC Residence Life to host student dance Sept. 5
All KPC students are invited to attend the fall semester kick-off "Res Hall Rave" from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. on Sept. 5 at the KRC Residence Hall. Come meet fellow students, listen to music and dance the night away! Beverages and glow sticks will be provided. RA Ashley Bell will serve as DJ for the night. Questions? Contact KPC Residence Life at 262-0256.
Posted: Aug. 28, 2014
Plan ahead: blood drive coming up on Oct. 9
Donate blood in the Blood Bank of Alaska's LifeMobile between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Oct. 9 in the KRC Residence Hall parking lot. Appointments are required, so sign up today by contacting Leslie Byrd at 262-0253. Donors are reminded to bring a photo ID to their appointment and eat well and drink plenty of fluids before donating!
Posted: Aug. 29, 2014
KRC fall semester hours of operation
fall hours

KPC's Kenai River Campus will be open the following hours this semester:

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. (doors locked at 9 p.m.)
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (starting Sept. 20)
Sunday: Closed

Questions? Contact Student Services at 262-0330.

Posted: Aug. 29, 2014
Trout Unlimited to host Fishapalooza Sept. 5-7

Kenai Peninsula and Southcentral Alaska Trout Unlimited members are invited to Fishapalooza, a fishing and conservation weekend, from Sept. 5-7 in Cooper Landing. Wet a line and lend a hand to protect cold water fisheries! Land and boat based river clean-up opportunities will be available through the Alaska Fly Fisher's Kenai River clean-up. Registration is $30 each and will include camp site costs, meals on Saturday and Sunday, as well as fishing. Carpooling is available. For registration and membership information, visit www.kenaipeninsula.tu.org or call (907) 260-5449 ext. 1210.

Posted: Aug. 28, 2014
Help Tammie Willis fulfill her ice bucket challenge!
Tammie Willis, KPC associate director of residence life, has been challenged to participate in the ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Ice Bucket Challenge! The KPC community is invited to help her fulfill her challenge at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 5 at the KRC Residence Hall. Come over to the hall, donate $5, and receive a five gallon bucket of ice water to pour on Tammie! All donations will go to the ALS Association to help find a cure for ALS. Learn all about the ice bucket challenge here. For more information, please contact KPC Residence Life at 262-0256.
Posted: Aug. 28, 2014
Travel reimbursement to employees through TEMS
KPC staff and faculty, please note that all travel reimbursement through TEMS will be direct deposited into bank accounts as reimbursement has been done in the past. Those who are not signed up for direct deposit should note that it may take two weeks after their TER is processed for a check to be generated at UA Statewide and then mailed. Please plan accordingly. Questions? Contact Curt Wallace at 262-0309.

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