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Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
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Random Fact of the Day

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

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KPC Paramedic students support breast cancer awareness Photographer:  KPC Advancement
Posted: Oct. 17, 2014
Promoting responsibility
awaNext week, Oct. 20–25, is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. This year’s theme: Yield to responsible choices. KPC encourages all students to take personal responsibility and respect the current state laws and university policies when it comes to the consumption of alcohol beverages. Things to remember include setting limits on drinking, making a plan for safety before going out, be prepared to help others who might be in a dangerous situation and don't be afraid to talk to a friend about his/her high-risk drinking.
Posted: Oct. 17, 2014
Re*Group meeting
regroupThe next meeting of the non-profit environmental awareness group known as Re*Group will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20 in Brockel room 159. For more information about contact Krista Timlin, Career & Community Engagement Programs Manager, at 907-262-0337.
Posted: Oct. 17, 2014
Countdown to spring semester priority registration
caution registrationIt's time for students (admitted into degree or certificate programs) to plan for next semester and be ready to register for classes on the day (at 12:01 a.m.) they're eligible. KPC's enrollment continues to rise and competition for class seats is high. Veteran students will be given the first priority period and can walk in and register on Nov.7. The remainder of priority registration is staggered according to class standing, with seniors (90+ credits) registering beginning on Nov. 10, juniors (60-89 credits) on Nov. 11, sophomores (30-59 credits) on Nov. 12, freshmen (0-29 credits) on Nov. 13. Beginning the following week on Nov. 17, students with pending spring admission applications can begin registering. The general public can register online at 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 24. Students are encouraged to seek advising to be sure they are on course for graduation in the least amount of time possible.
Posted: Oct. 16, 2014
Tsalteshi Trails Spook Night set for Oct. 26

spookTsalteshi Trails Association will hold its annual Spook Night event on Oct. 26 at the Skyview Trailhead.

Costumed kids ages 10 and under can trick-or-treat on a one kilometer section of the trails, from stations sponsored by various businesses and organizations in the community. The cost is $10 per child for the first two kids in a family, and $5 for each additional sibling up to six kids total. There is no charge for chaperones (required). Day-of-event registration and preregistered check-in begins at 5 p.m. and closes at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 26. Trick-or-treating opens at 5 p.m. and closes at 6:30 p.m. Register in advance here.

A five kilometer Zombie Run will begin at 6 p.m. Day-of-race registration and preregistered check-in begins at 5 p.m. Register in advance here. Costumed dogs on leashes are welacome. Cost is $30, with a $5 discount for active TTA members (enter promo code TTAMEMBER in online registration) and an additional $5 discount for those in costume. The event includes a free chili feed and prizes for winning runners. Sponsors are needed for Trick-or-Treat Trail stations.

To reserve a station or for more information, contact Jenny Neyman at 907-394-6397.

Posted: Oct. 15, 2014
Upcoming KRC Student Union events
The KRC Student Union will be hosting their first food event of the semester from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Oct. 20 in the McLane Commons. Students are invited to stop by, meet the new KRCSU officers and enjoy free soup and salad! At the food event, the SU will be starting a week-long letters to the troops project. There will be a table set up in the commons where students can sign cards that will be sent to the troops; students who are not able to sign the cards during the food event are invited to drop by the SU office and sign the cards there. Students who would like to write their own letters are welcome to do so and drop them off at the SU office next week. For more information, please contact the KRCSU at 262-0339.
Posted: Oct. 16, 2014
Community Latin dance lessons offered at Soldotna Prep
latin dance

Come learn basic Latin dance moves in a fun, relaxed environment with instructors Edgar Guerron and Christina Fischer! Participants will learn how to recognize a variety of rhythms (salsa, merengue, bachata) and how to dance with a partner. Classes are offered from 6-7 p.m. on Thursdays (now through Nov. 13) at Soldotna Prep School. Individuals ages 10 and up are welcome to participate; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The class fee is $25/person. Come get a good workout, have fun and meet new people!

Posted: Oct. 15, 2014
Prepare for winter: free ice cleats available to all KRC employees
A shipment of ice cleats (slip-on foot traction devices for use on icy surfaces) has arrived at KRC! There are several pairs in a variety of sizes currently available to KRC employees (regular, temporary, part-time and student employees). Contact Sue at 262-0318 or visit her in the Director's Office to pick up a pair of free ice cleats!
Posted: Oct. 15, 2014
New exhibit on display in KRC's G.L. Freeburg Gallery
"Twisted and Forged," an exhibit created by Brad Nichols, assistant professor of metalsmithing at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, is currently on display in KRC's Gary L. Freeburg Gallery. There will be a closing reception for the show from 4:30-6 p.m. on Nov. 13 and a demonstration by the artist from 9 a.m-12 p.m. on Nov. 14 in room 104 at KRC. Prior to the reception, the community is welcome to stop by the Freeburg Gallery between 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and enjoy the exhibit.

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