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Friday, May 9, 2014
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Random Fact of the Day

The tradition of graduates tossing their caps in the air after graduating traces back to 1912. That year, students at the U.S. Naval Academy became officers for the first time (instead of having to serve two more years as midshipmen) and flung their hats into the air spontaneously.

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Congratulations, class of 2014! Photographer:  Jesse Glaves
Posted: May 9, 2014
KRC end-of-year meeting/clean-up/BBQ TODAY
KRC's annual end-of-year meeting, clean-up and BBQ for staff and faculty will be held today, May 9. The meeting will kick off at 10 a.m., with a clean-up following at approximately 11:15 a.m., concluding with a BBQ/potluck. Campus will be closed from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and will reopen from 2-5 p.m.
Posted: May 9, 2014
kpcWORD on hiatus for the summer
The kpcWORD will be on hiatus until Aug. 11. Remember to take lots of photos over the summer and email them to iynews@kpc.alaska.edu for our Photo of the Day feature. Have a wonderful summer and we will see you in August!
Posted: May 9, 2014
Flags at half-staff in honor of Alaska State Troopers Patrick "Scott" Johnson & Gabe Rich

Governor Sean Parnell has ordered state flags to fly at half-staff from May 9-11 in honor of the two Alaska State Troopers who were killed in the line of duty last week. Troopers Patrick “Scott” Johnson and Gabriel “Gabe” Rich were shot while conducting an investigation in Tanana.

“The loss of Troopers Johnson and Rich is deeply felt by all who knew them, the communities they served, and our entire state,” Governor Parnell said. “We recognize the extraordinary courage and honor of our Alaska State Troopers, who make daily sacrifices to keep Alaskans safe. The ultimate sacrifice made by these heroes will never be forgotten. While their memory lives on, our prayers are with their families, friends, and colleagues during this most difficult time.”

The memorial service for Troopers Johnson and Rich will be held on May 10 in Fairbanks. State flags will be raised to full-staff on Monday, May 12.

Posted: May 9, 2014
KPC call for artists
The Alaska State Council on the Arts on behalf of KPC's Kenai River Campus is requesting qualifications from artists for interior and exterior artwork to be commissioned for two new buildings: KRC's Career & Technical Education Center and Residence Hall. For exterior sites, professional artists residing in the U.S. and Alaska may apply. For interior sites, only Alaska artists are eligible to apply. Applicants must be professional visual artists. Applications from architects, landscape architects or other design professionals will not be considered unless included as part of an artist-led team. Applications will be accepted online only through CaFÉ. Entries must be received by 9:59 p.m. (ADT) on June 13. Requests for additional information may be directed to Andrea Noble-Pelant, Visual and Literary Arts Program Director, Alaska State Council on the Arts.
Posted: May 9, 2014
Triumvirate Theatre to conduct play reading workshop
Triumvirate Theatre will be conducting a workshop reading of Mike Druce's latest play this month. The public reading will be held on May 24, with a practice reading on the evening of May 23. Interested in participating? View a list of characters here. Anyone interested in reading a part is asked to contact Joe Rizzo at hereliesdrama@hotmail.com.
Posted: May 8, 2014
KPC’s 2014 Momentum Campaign update

The KPC advancement office would like to thank all 2014 Momentum Campaign participants (53 employees and 6 College Council members) that have contributed to the internal fundraiser for student scholarships and campus support funds this year. Every donation matters and the campaign is all about participation. This year’s campaign will wrap up at noon on Friday, May 9 at the KRC end-of-year barbecue. Thanks to our generous sponsors, Alaska Airlines, Alaska Railroad, Ravn Alaska (formerly ERA) and Princess Tours for the wonderful gifts that will be given away by drawing. Campaign participants (and employees who have taken the time to send their answers to KPC advancement to this question: What is the best thing about KPC?) will be entered into the drawing. There is still time to participate in the campaign! Access the paper form or the online giving form here. For more information, contact the KPC advancement office at 262-0320.

Momentum Campaign: A history of support for student scholarships!

2008: $9,324 from 53 donors
2009: $13,320 from 48 donors
2010: $16,704 from 56 donors
2011: $12,566 from 53 donors
2012: $15,339 from 63 donors
2013: $12,266 from 57 donors

SO FAR….2014: $12,518 from 59 donors…we only need 5 more participants to exceed our all-time record!

Posted: May 8, 2014
KRC textbook buyback period extended

The KRC Bookstore has extended their textbook buyback period this semester. Now students can continue to sell back their used textbooks today, Friday, May 9. Stop in and sell back textbooks for a good price! Please note that campus will be closed until 2 p.m. today. Questions? Contact the bookstore at 262-0312.

Posted: May 8, 2014
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive coming up May 10
The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank encourages the community to participate in the "Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive" on May 10. It's easy to participate; individuals who would like to donate can leave non-perishable, non-breakable food donations in a bag by their mailbox or at their Post Office on May 10 and their donations will be picked up by letter carriers and delivered to the Food Bank. Donations are also being accepted at IGA Country Foods, Save-U-More and Three Bears. Questions? Call the Food Bank at 262-3111.
Posted: May 7, 2014
Moose River Hustle fun run coming up this weekend
The "Moose River Hustle" fun run will be held on May 10 at the Sterling Senior Center. Registration will be open from 8:30-9:45 a.m. and the run will kick off at 10 a.m. Participants can choose to do the one mile, 5K or 10K walk/run. The entry fee is $10 for youth and $15 for adults; t-shirts will be given at registration! All proceeds will go to benefit the Sterling Senior Center "Meals on Wheels" program. For more information, please call 262-1721.
Posted: May 8, 2014
Support KPC: Don't forget to sign up for the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program!

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KPC just received their first check from the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program! A big thanks to the 21 households that registered for the program and chose KPC as their community non-profit of choice. KPC received $294.07 after just a month and a half of being part of the program. Signing up for this generous program really does help KPC.

Visit this site to register and remember to designate KPC (non-profit number 84066) as the charity of choice. Customers who participate in this program will still earn their Rewards Points, Fuel Points and Rebates, as usual.

Posted: May 8, 2014
Farmers' Fresh Market to open at KP Food Bank June 3
The Farmers' Fresh Market will once again be set up in the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank's parking lot this summer. The market will be open from 3-6 p.m. every Tuesday from June 3 through Sept. 30. Support local farmers and support the food bank!
Posted: May 7, 2014
KRC fall 2014 paramedic program application for admission due May 16

Students interested in applying for KRC's fall 2014 paramedic program must turn in their applications by May 16. View the application here. For more information about the program, please contact Paul Perry, assistant professor of paramedic technology, at 262-0378.

Posted: May 7, 2014
KRC 2014 Student Art Exhibition award recipients announced

According to the KRC Art Students' League Association, the following students received awards for their work in KRC's 2014 Student Art Exhibition:

  • Best of Show: Chelsea Springer ("Honey") and Lisa Franzmann ("Friends")
  • Juror's Choice: Alisah Kress ("Victoriam Aureum") and Brandi Kerley ("Inside Out")
  • Honorable Mention: Clarisa Frey ("Float"); Carol Beverly ("Dawn on Kachemak Bay"); Nita Dreyer ("My Immortal"); and Victoria Glick ("Feathers")

Congratulations to all award recipients and to everyone who entered work into this year's excellent show!

Posted: May 7, 2014
KPC closures

KPC will be closed the following dates in May:

  • TODAY (8 a.m.-2 p.m.) due to staff and faculty meetings
  • May 15 (all day) for UAA Staff Development Day
  • May 26 (all day) in observance of Memorial Day

Questions? Call Student Services at 262-0330.

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