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Monday, November 23, 2020
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The Northern cardinal is the most popular state bird.
ALASKA NATIVE LANGUAGE PHRASE OF THE DAY
Dena'ina- shu
English- maybe, probably
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Sand Patterns Photographer: Diane Taylor
Posted: 11/23/2020
This is new news!Registration is now open!
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Registration is now open to the general public and JumpStart students!

For more information on dates and deadlines, visit the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar

KPC Spring 2021 Searchable Schedule


Posted: 11/23/2020
This is new news!KPC Showcase and UAA/APU Books of the Year Project Presents: A Changing Kenai Peninsula, Climate Change's Possible Impact on the Future of Hunting and Fishing
KPCWord logoThis two-part virtual series will be held at 6 p.m., Dec. 2 and 9, via Zoom.

Part one, Fisheries, will be held at 6 p.m., Dec. 2, via Zoom. This event will begin with a discussion about the changes seen over the years in local fisheries, Hope Roberts, Owner of Surrell Saltwater’s fishing charter; Brent Johnson, Cook Inlet Commercial Fisher; and Dave Atcheson, local author and sports-fisher.

Sue Mauger, Science and Executive Director, Cook Inletkeeper, and Dr. Erik Schoen fisheries biologist, University of Alaska Fairbanks, will follow up with: Kenai Peninsula Fisheries in a Time of Change: Historic Trends, Glimpses of the Future, and Strategies for Building Resilience.


Part two, Wildlife, will be held at 6 p.m., Dec. 9, via Zoom. This event will include presentations title Climate Effects on Moose, Caribou and Sitka Black-tailed Deer on the Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound, with Dr. John Morton, and Imaq ileum quip” (the ocean is part of me): Climate Change and Subsistence in the Church Region, with Hope Roberts and Erin Shew.

For more information, contact Dave Atcheson at daatcheson@alaska.edu


Posted: 11/23/2020
This is new news!COVID-19 Financial Relief For KPC Students
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Support for Kenai Peninsula College students experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic is now available on a limited basis. Please review the following funding opportunities and apply today.

Kachemak Bay Campus COVID-19 Scholarship

Kachemak Bay Campus Covid-19 Funding Application

Applicants must meet the criteria below in order to qualify:

  • Resident of Homer, Alaska
  • Admitted or have pending admission to the University of Alaska
  • Enrolled in 6 or more KPC credits
  • Conduct in good standing
  • Student employee wage replacement is not a qualifying factor
  • Complete all required information on the application

This funding is available through December 18, 2020. Prompt submission of applications for assistance is strongly encouraged. Contact Kim Frost 907.235.1658 kafrost2@alaska.edu if you need further assistance.

Kenai River Campus COVID-19 Scholarship

Kenai River Campus Covid-19 Funding Application

Applicants must meet the criteria below in order to qualify:

  • Resident of Soldotna, Alaska
  • Admitted or have pending admission to the University of Alaska
  • Enrolled in 6 or more KPC credits
  • Conduct in good standing
  • Student employee wage replacement is not a qualifying factor
  • Complete all required information on the application

This funding is available through December 18, 2020. Prompt submission of applications for assistance is strongly encouraged. Contact KPC Financial Aid Department at kpc.financial.aid@alaska.edu 907.262.0332 if you need further assistance.

Damon Foundation Endowment Emergency Funding for COVID-19 Related Expenses

Damon Foundation Endowment Emergency Funding Application 

The Damon Foundation Endowment through Kenai Peninsula College is offering up to $500 in funding for KPC students who are experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds are specifically dedicated to helping students with expenses other than tuition. 

Applicants must meet the criteria below in order to qualify:

  • Kenai Peninsula Resident
  • Enrolled in 6 or more KPC credits
  • Conduct in good standing
  • Financial hardship must be related to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Student employee wage replacement is not a qualifying factor
  • Complete all required information on this form

The amount of founding from the Damon Foundation Endowment is limited. If you need assistance with tuition, there may be other resources. Contact KPC Financial Aid Department at kpc.financial.aid@alaska.edu 907.262.0332 if you need further assistance.


Posted: 11/23/2020
This is new news!Thanksgiving Holiday
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Kenai Peninsula College will be closed November 26-29 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Have a good break!


Posted: 11/16/2020
This is new news!UAA celebrates Alaska Native/Native American Heritage Month
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Join us this November to celebrate Alaska Native/Native American Heritage Month. Native Student Services, Native Student Council, in partnership with the UAA committee for Cultural and Heritage Month celebrations and a variety of other campus and community partners, have put together a wonderful month of events. See below for the complete schedule.

Please follow UAANativeStudentCouncil on both Facebook and Instagram for the most up-to-date information on events and fun engagement through questions and videos all month long. In addition, you can visit the diversity website for information on events, read the history of the month and stay up to date on all our cultural and heritage month celebrations happening this year.

TODAY Movie Screening of “Gather” & Panel Discussion - Take 2
Nov. 23, 6 p.m.
To give thanks and honor Alaska Native/Native American Heritage, UAA Native Student Services, Student Life and Leadership and UAA Dietetics and Nutrition have partnered to bring you a second screening of Gather, which is "an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide" followed by a panel discussion of Alaska Native and Native American scholars who have experience in nutrition, traditional foods and gathering. Sign up for the movie

Instagram Takeover with Native Student Council President Annmarie Iya
Nov. 24
Follow along on Instagram as UAA Native Student Council President Annmarie Iya takes over the UAANativeStudentCouncil account.

T-Shirt Sales — all month long!
A fundraiser benefiting Native Student Council and the Canoe Project. Indigenous resilient art created by Amber Webb in honor of Missing Murdered Indigenous Women. To order a shirt, visit tinyurl.com/nscfundraiser.

Information gathered from UAA Green & Gold.


Posted: 11/23/2019
This is new news!KPB Housing Relief Update
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The deadline for applications  is 5 p.m.,  November 30, 2020.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough has partnered with the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) to provide rent and mortgage relief for residents who have suffered economic hardship due to COVID-19.

The KPB Housing Relief Program will provide up to $1,200 each month to eligible households outside of city limits for the months of September through December 2020. Payment will be issued directly to the lender or landlord.

Things to keep in mind when applying:

-Applications are currently being verified; Catholic Social Services (CSS) is calling in order that the application is received. If CSS has to leave a message, the applicant will have TWO WEEKS to respond before their application is closed.

-Applicants may call the toll-free number 1-855-926-0195 for basic program information or how to look up application status.

-Need to email documents for your application? Applicants should email their support documents to Statewide Homeless Housing Office: housingoffice@ahfc.us. Be sure to include your application ID# in the subject line.

-If you’ve made an error on your application, you can click the link in the confirmation email to make updates OR you may email help@kpbhousingrelief.org and ask for the correction. Be sure to have your application ID# available.

For more information, visit the KPB Cares Website.


Posted: 11/23/2020
This is new news!Community Job Postings
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There are two community job postings available. These jobs are not affiliated with Kenai Peninsula College.

Day Care Director
-Full-time
-Applicant must be 18 years of age or older
-Skills to work with children, family members, department staff, community agencies, and staff of the child care facility
-Management and supervisory skills necessary to handle finances, plan and evaluate programs, and select and supervise personnel, including delegation of responsibility and motivation of staff
-At least 12 semester hours of college credits in early childhood development, child development, child psychology, or the equivalent, or must hold either a current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential from the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition or a Montessori certificate issued by a program accredited with the Montessori Accreditation Commission for Teacher Education.
-Will need to pass a full background review with fingerprints as well as a drug test.

Child Care Teacher
-Skills to work with children, family members, and staff of the child care facility
-Must be able to lift children and supplies safely.
-Must be able to have flexible hours. Some split days, part-time and full-time days.
-Will be responsible for the daily care of children, (infants-pre-school), as well as cleaning and sanitizing of the facility, toys, furniture, dishes, etc.
-Will need to pass a full background review with fingerprints as well as a drug test.
-Will be required to have or get a Food Handler's Card and a CPR Card.

To apply for either position, contact:

Brenda Clyde
Hope For the Future Office Administrator
907-231-6796
105 W Redoubt Ave
Soldotna, AK 99669


Posted: 11/23/2020
College 101 Classes
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Kenai Peninsula College presents: College 101

Today is the last session! 

Tips and Tricks for Succeeding in College
Monday, 11/23, 6-7:30 pm. FREE, online

Whether this is a first attempt at college or a return to college after a break in education, this class will discuss tips and tricks to help make your first semester a successful one. Everything from attending orientation, to finding and utilizing valuable campus resources, and connecting with an advisor.

Register for College 1010 online, call 235-1651, or Zoom in to participate.

Posted: 11/23/2020
LGBT: An Alliance Group at KPC
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Who: Any sexual and gender orientation. Ages 16 and up (Under 16 welcome with parent or guardian permission).

What: A social group providing safe and confidential peer support, cultural awareness, community outreach, and community service.

When: 3 p.m. December 11, January 29, February 12 & 26, March 26, April 9 & 30, via Zoom

To participate register online (registration is confidential and required for safety purposes). 

For more information, email kpcalliance@gmail.com, or request to join the alliance Facebook group.


Posted: 10/26/2020
 KPC is on Instagram!
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Did you know that KPC has an Instagram account?

Give us a follow kpc_ua to stay up to date with events, registration, new courses, employee highlights, and more!


Posted: 10/26/2020
Student Job Opportunity!
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Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai River Campus has a NEW student job opening:

  • Position: Student Union Officer Job
    Work Type: Student Employee
    Location: Kenai River Campus, Soldotna

For more information, and to apply for this position, go to KPC’s employment page.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.




 

 

 

 







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