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Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015
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Random Fact of the Day
The average weight of turkeys purchased for Thanksgiving is 15 pounds.

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James Flamingos in Laguna Colorada, Bolivia Photographer:  Amanda Dorough
Posted: Nov. 25, 2015
No classes held today

In observance of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no classes held at KPC from Nov. 25-29 and all KPC campuses will be closed from Nov. 26-29. Campuses will reopen with normal hours on Nov. 30. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Posted: Nov. 25, 2015
BP recruiters visit KPC locations next week: Internship opportunities!
BP recruiters JoAnna Tomuro and Andrea Gilland will be at KPC’s Anchorage Extension Site at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 in UC 116A (UAA University Center) to meet with students about upcoming BP internship opportunities and to review the application process. Students will learn about the requirements of the internship program, including the new GPA standards. The recruiters will also provide general information about their company, offer resume tips and other valuable information for applicants. Student interns can earn three technical, elective credits.
Tomuro and Gilland will be providing the same information to students at KPC’s Kenai River Campus at 5 p.m. on Dec. 2 in the CTEC lobby. Refreshments will be provided.
Posted: Nov. 25, 2015
Textbook buyback kicks off Nov. 30
Both the KRC and KBC bookstores will be buying back student textbooks from Nov. 30-Dec. 11. Students are invited to stop by their campus bookstore and sell back their textbooks for a good price! The KRC Bookstore is open from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and the KBC Bookstore is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Posted: Nov. 25, 2015
Jack Dalton play "Assimilation" to be performed at KRC
KPC's Kenai River Campus is the next stop for a statewide tour of Alaska Native playwright and storyteller Jack Dalton's powerful play, "Assimilation." Five actors, in addition to Dalton, will present the play at 7 p.m. on Nov. 30 in the McLane Commons. A healing/talking circle will follow the play, as well as a potluck. Attendees are invited to bring a dish to share! This event is open to the public and free (donations welcome). This event is being sponsored by the KPC Multicultural Consortium and the KPC Showcase. For more information, please call 262-0328.
Posted: Nov. 25, 2015
Learn to speak the Ahtna language!
KPC's Kenai River Campus is proud to offer an introductory course for students with little, or no, prior knowledge of the Ahtna language. The AKNS A101C, Elementary Ahtna Language I course develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the Ahtna language for effective communication at the elementary level. In addition, the class addresses the history of Alaska Native languages and culture. The course will be co-instructed by Jeanie Maxim, a highly respected elder and a fluent Ahtna speaker from Gulkana, Alaska and KPC's Rural and Alaska Native Student Services coordinator, Sondra Shaginoff-Stuart, an applied linguistic master's student from Chickaloon, Alaska. The course meets the UA Humanities GER language sequence requirement and is also a part of the Alaska Native Studies minor. The four-credit class is offered both as a video conference and as a face to face class (simultaneously) from 3-4:45 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays in CTEC 205. For more information, contact KRC Student Services at 262-0330 or toll free (877) 262-0330.
Posted: Nov. 24, 2015
Kenai's Far North Roller Derby recruiting event tonight
Every wanted to be a rollergirl? How about being a ref or a coach? The Kenai Peninsula's roller derby team is also looking for non-skating members to join the fun. Make plans to attend their recruitment event 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at the Sterling Community Center and learn what it takes to become a member of the squad. Their recruitment materials indicate, "No matter your size, shape, or age, there is something for you in roller derby." No experience is necessary but participants must be 18 years old or older. For more information, email farnorthderby@gmail.com, visit their website or like their Facebook page.
Posted: Nov. 23, 2015
Spring 2016 public registration now open
General public registration for KPC's spring 2016 semester is now open. Review spring course offerings on KPC's website and register via UAOnline. Questions? Contact KPC Student Services at 262-0330.
Posted: Nov. 23, 2015
Support Toys for Tots - donate at KRC!
This year, the KRC Student Union is once again partnering with Toys for Tots to collect gifts for those in need on the Kenai Peninsula. Individuals interested in donating can drop off new, unwrapped gifts (including gift cards) in the Toys for Tots box located in KRC Student Services. Donations will be picked up soon after Thanksgiving, so be sure to donate as soon as possible. KRC has proved to be one of the best collection places on the Kenai Peninsula, so let's keep up the good work! For more information, please contact the KRCSU at 262-0339.
Posted: Nov. 24, 2015
Turkey Trot fun run set for Nov. 27
Tsalteshi Trails will hold a Turkey Trot 5K and 10K fun run at 12 p.m. on Nov. 27, along the Unity Trail path, starting and finishing at the Soldotna Regional Sports Center. Preregister online by Nov. 26 for a discount at tsalteshi.org, or register at the starting line. For more information, email tsalteshi@yahoo.com or call Jenny Neyman at 394-6397.
Posted: Nov. 24, 2015
Learn about the Art and History of Brewing this spring
Join KRC Instructor Bill Howell as he introduces beer's basic brewing process, the styles of beer, their historical and regional origins and presentation and pairing with food. The course includes field trips to local breweries. Students must be 21 years of age to enroll in the class. The face-to-face class will meet from 5:30-6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 12, 2016 in Goodrich 151. For more information, contact KRC Student Services at 262-0330.
Posted: Nov. 23, 2015
KRC Bookstore Holiday sale underway

Be sure to visit the KRC Bookstore and check out their holiday sale! Some featured items include KPC Commemorative Coins and the 50-year history of KPC book, "Keeping the Fire Burning."

The 6-coin Commemorative Coin set normally priced at $299 is on sale for $249, a $50 savings. The 2-coin Commemorative Coin set everyday price is $140, but will be on sale for $99, a $41 savings. If you buy either of the coin sets, you will receive a copy of "Keeping the Fire Burning" for free. For the 6-coin set with book this is a $318.99 value for just $249. The value of the 2-coin set with book is a $159.99 value for only $99.

If you are only interested in the history book, they are priced at $19.99 while a single copper coin is $30. History books and single coins are available at the KBC Bookstore, but 2-coin and 6-coin sets are only available at KRC.

Several others items are on sale at the bookstore! Check out a list of discounted items here.

Questions? Call Jenya Malakova-Quartly at 262-0306 or email mevgenya@kpc.alaska.edu.

36Days until KPC goes smoke and tobacco free!

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