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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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Hoar frost on a KPC tree Photographer: Bettie Wallace
Posted: 01/22/2020
This is new news!KPC Kenai River Campus Residence Hall Goes on 1-Year Hiatus
KRC Res Hall

KPC’s Kenai River Campus, after considerable thought and discussion, has decided to pause residence hall operations June 30 to determine how the campus can move forward in the future. Student residency in the hall, built in 2013, has continually decreased the past two years, said KPC Director Gary J. Turner.

Per University of Alaska (UA) Board of Regents policy, residence halls are considered auxiliary units and must be self-sustainable being able to operate with the revenue they generate through student housing fees. Since 2016, the 92-bed hall has been unable to attract the 55-60 students needed to break even. Last year, the hall housed 32 students. Last fall and spring, the number fell to 21 and 26 residents, respectively. In the current semester, 15 students are staying in the hall.

UA’s Land Management department contacted local real estate brokers and appraisers to determine if there might be interest to lease the facility for a year, but no interest has been expressed to date. KPC’s leadership will hire a consultant to help develop a plan with the goal of reopening the hall in the future. If the consultant doesn’t think it’s viable in the near term to reopen it as a residence hall, then KPC will consider leasing it as a revenue opportunity.

KRC staff will work with the current students living in the residence hall on housing alternatives for the fall semester. Interested local renting companies may contact the residence life staff at 741-2224.

During the hiatus, KPC will place the hall in a warm status meaning the utilities will remain connected and the site will be continuously monitored by facilities staff.

As the University continues to address major budget reductions and increase enrollments, Turner said that it is important to look at all programming and evaluate its impact on the university’s core mission of educating students.

Find more information about the Residence Hall on the KPC website. 

Posted: 01/22/2020
This is new news!A Winter Concert of Traditional Irish Music
Pat Broaders holding a guitar and singing into a microphoneCome enjoy an evening of traditional Irish music and folklore held at  7 p.m., Jan. 24, at KRC. This free event will feature John Walsh on tenor banjo, John Skelton on flute and whistle, and Pat Broader on vocals and bouzouki.

For information regarding interpreter services, email Diane Taylor at dttaylor@alaska.edu or call 907.262.0328.

This event is funded by a grant from the Anna Fossett Goodrich Program of the Damon Memorial Fund. Other sponsors include Kenai Peninsula College Multicultural Consortium, University of Alaska Diversity Action Council, KPC Showcase, and KRC Student Union

Posted: 01/22/2020
This is new news!KRC Non-Credit Beginning Ukulele
Ukulele sitting on a couchThis course will be offered from 5:30-7 p.m., Mondays, Feb. 3 - March 2, at KPC. A second-course offering will be held from 5:30- 7 p.m., Mondays, March 16- April 13, at KPC. Learn to perform songs, melodies, solos and accompaniment on the ukulele! Students will become familiar with ukulele notation, tablature, and chord charts. They will learn seven basic chords in the first position and several popular strumming patterns.

No prior musical experience necessary!

The course fee is $100 and includes a book.

Advanced registration for the Beginning Ukulele class is required.

Posted: 01/22/2020
This is new news!KRC CNA Prep Class for English Language Learners
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This class will be held from 11 a.m.- 12:15 p.m., Mondays, at KRC. Students will learn about communication skills, medical vocabulary, resumes, and reading comprehension, in preparation for taking a CNA class.

For more information, or to register, stop by the KRC Learning Center, or contact Bridget Clark, at bmclark2@alaska.edu, or 907.262.0327.

Posted: 01/22/2020
This is new news!Important Upcoming KPC Deadlines
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- Last day for 100% refund of tuition, 5 p.m., Jan. 24
- Last day to add/drop, 5 p.m., Jan. 24
- Deadline for KPC spring admission application, 5 p.m., Jan. 24
- Deadline to submit JumpStart & home school tuition discount forms, 5 p.m., Jan. 24
- Last day credit/ no credit change, 5 p.m., Jan. 24
- $125 late payment fee assessed, 5 p.m., Feb. 3

Posted: 01/22/2020
This is new news!KRC Chemistry Tutoring
beakers and pipets on a tableGeneral chemistry and chemistry-related math tutoring by Dr. Toby Long, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, will be available from 1-3 p.m., Mondays, in Ward 215.

Posted: 01/22/2020
This is new news!KBC Beginning Yoga
Person doing yoga in front of a glacier

This one-credit class taught by Melissa Reichman will be held from 12- 1 p.m., Mondays, Jan. 27-April 20. Experience a sweet, fluid style of movement in which breath serves as a bridge between body and mind to offer focus, challenge, and pleasure.

For more information, or to register, stop by KBC, or call 907.235.7743.

Posted: 01/15/2020
Rarefied Light 2019 at KRC
photo of winter by a river copyright by jason Lazarus, Rarefied Light 2019 Sponsored by Alaska Photograhic Center

Rarefied Light is a juried exhibition sponsored by Alaska Photographic Center, Anchorage. It will be on display from Jan. 13 - Feb. 13 in the Gary L. Freeburg Gallery at KRC.

Posted: 01/15/2020
SafeZone training for students
SafeZone logoWant to learn how to support the LGBTQ+ community by becoming an ally? 

Here is your chance!  Training will be held from 12-2 p.m., Jan. 30, at KRC, Ward 102. There will be activities aimed at helping participants examine their thoughts and views while helping them become better allies for the LGBTQ+ community.


Posted: 01/17/2020
City of Soldotna Mini-Grant application period open
Soldotna Mini-grant logoThe City of Soldotna is accepting applications from eligible non-profits for the 2020 Mini-Grant Program from Jan. 15 - Feb. 15. The program provides funding to a wide range of civic programs, services, projects, and events that contribute to the cultural and economic environment and/or the Health, welfare and overall quality of life for the community and residents of Soldotna.

Interested? Apply for the Mini-grant Program today.

Posted: 01/15/2020
Centennial Voices
KPCWord logoCentennial Voices, honoring 100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote, will feature Marge Mullen, homesteader, pioneer, and way-maker from 1-3 p.m., Jan. 25, at the Soldotna Library. There will be an open mic so bring your voice to share poetry, prose, and song.

For more information, contact barbaraewaters@gmail.com.



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