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Wednesday, November 29, 2023
"Find your place at KPC."

There are 293 ways to make change for a US dollar.

Dena'ina - baydargi
English - canoe

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Winter Sunset in Anchor Point
Winter Sunset in Anchor Point Photographer: Alasha Brito

The KPC Word will be published monthly for the Fall 2023 semester. Weekly newsletters will resume in 2024.

Posted: 11/29/23
This is new news!KPC Showcase - Upcoming Events (Soldotna)
Flyers for Gasonomics with Larry Persily and Breaking Trail: Reflections of the Iditarod
KPC Showcase has two upcoming presentations for the community at our Kenai River Campus:
November 30 at 6pm - Gasonomics with Larry Persily
From dwindling natural gas reserves in Cook Inlet to the impact of the war in Ukraine on global energy dynamics, the economics of natural gas in Alaska have never been...weirder. Join oil and gas industry analyst Larry Persily for a presentation on what local, state, and international gas realities mean for Alaskans.
December 7 at 6pm - Breaking Trail: Reflections on the Iditarod
Iditarod champion Libby Riddles, the first woman to win the race, will join Jeff Schultz, the official race photographer since 1982, to reflect on the lure and adventure of Alaska's most iconic trail. Whether surviving a storm or trying to capture a photo at 50-below zero, come here about these extraordinary lives spent surrounded by sled dogs.

Posted: 11/29/23
This is new news!KRC Student Union Trivia Night (Soldotna)
pepperoni pizzaJoin the KRC Student Union for a holiday trivia night from 3pm-5pm on December 7th in the McLane Commons at the Kenai River Campus. There will be prizes, pizza, and root beer floats! Also, all students who attend will be entered into a drawing for a 3-credit tuition waiver, a $702 value.

Posted: 11/29/23
This is new news!Spring Registration Now Open
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Registration for Spring 2024 classes is now open! The course schedule is available to view in UAOnline. Schedule an appointment with KPC Academic Advising to help you select your classes. You can also view the Spring 2024 textbook list online.

Posted: 11/29/23
This is new news!Spring 2024 Scholarships
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Kenai Peninsula College is proud to announce two new scholarships for Spring 2024. To apply, please visit the KPC Financial Aid page or contact kpc.financial.aid@alaska.edu.

CNA Tuition Waiver Scholarship - Deadline December 12, 2023
Open to individuals seeking to enroll in the Kenai River Campus CNA program for Spring 2024 (excluding Jumpstart and Middle College students). Students have the opportunity to be awarded a 3-credit tuition waiver, a $702 value.

Spring Semester Scholarship - Deadline January 26, 2024
To be eligible, students must have submitted a 2023-2024 FAFSA (not required for Jumpstart or Middle College) and must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 credits that originate from KPC (Soldotna, Homer, Seward). Students have the opportunity to be awarded a 3-credit tuition waiver, a $702 value.

Posted: 11/29/23
This is new news!Bookstore Updates
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- Online buyback is available December 1 - December 31. Students can sell back any titles. You can visit your online bookstore account to find a link for textbook buyback or visit https://uaa.uofalaskabookstore.com/.

- Christmas Sale at KRC Bookstore December 4 - December 15

- Spring 2024 Book List is available to view. Online orders for Spring 2024 textbooks will be available December 12, 2023.

Posted: 11/29/23
This is new news!KPC Safety Updates
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Below are updates from the KPC Safety Coordinator, Leslie Byrd:

- We're in that season where it's starting to get slick outside. Please be cautious while entering the buildings if you are on campus. A complementary pair of ice cleats is available for anyone who needs them.
KBC - Please contact Reid Brewer (rsbrewer@alaska.edu - Pioneer 214)
KRC - Please contact Leslie Byrd (lmbyrd2@alaska.edu) or visit Student Services.

- KPC uses the Rave Guardian app as an integral part of our emergency notification process. Download the FREE app to receive KPC/UA Safety Alerts directly to your phone. Visit https://www.alaska.edu/news/emergency.php for more information.  Rave Guardian provides free safety features for use on UAA campuses. It can put you instantly in touch with University Police, who will help you through your situation, even at the community campuses. Check out features like "Chat" and "Safety Timer" as a community campus member. 

- Fire drills were conducted on October 26, 2023 at KBC and on Nov 4, 2023 at KRC. The drills tested and evaluated monitoring systems, ERT response times, device hardware functionality, how quickly students responded/evacuated, and how knowledgeable students were with the evacuation procedure. A federally required Cleary exercise drill was also conducted at KPC on October 13, 2023. All drills resulted in After Action Reports (AAR). 

- Campus Evacuation/Fire Drill Procedures
Only the College Director or designee may authorize the evacuation of the campus, except in the event of a fire alarm. The evacuation order will specify that all people are either to:
a) Leave the entire campus property, including the residence hall
b) Evacuate the academic and administrative buildings only
Exit the buildings and gather at the staging areas in the farthest parking lots at each end of the campus. The entrances and driveways must stay clear as emergency vehicles may arrive. The notice to evacuate will be facilitated by personal and mass notification. No one re-enters the buildings until directed to do so by the College Director or designee. 

Posted: 11/29/23
This is new news!KDLL Board of Directors Seeking Applicants
person laying down with foot on radioKDLL 91.9 FM is seeking applicants for its Board of Directors to serve a term from 2024-2026. Applications are due December 31, 2023 and can be found on the KDLL website.

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