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KRC to observe Alaska Civil Rights Day

Kenai Peninsula College

Posted: January 16, 2012 - 10:05am

In observance of Alaska Civil Rights Day, all locations of Kenai Peninsula College will be closed today. Campuses and extension sites will reopen with normal hours on Tuesday, the first day of classes for the upcoming spring semester.

Friday Dialogues scheduled
Each semester, the KRC Student Union and Sustainability Club, in conjunction with the Roundtable: Center for Mediation and Community Dialogue sponsor open, community dialogues revolving around current events or issues, whether local, statewide, national or global. The purpose of the Friday Dialogues is to bring people in the community together and provide a safe forum for listening, speaking and learning. The sponsors welcome and respect diversity of opinion and believe that the constructive response to divisive issues is dialogue rather than polarization.

There are three Friday Dialogue events scheduled for the upcoming spring semester and all are free and open to the public. The first dialogue in the series will occur on Jan. 20 and will discuss: Homelessness and Hunger: A growing concern in today's economy; what are the causes and how are we addressing needs in our community?

All Friday Dialogues are at 7 p.m. in KRC's McLane Commons and there will be an optional community potluck at 6:30 p.m.

The next Friday Dialogue will be held on Feb. 24 (same time and location) and will discuss the following: The Occupy Movement and the Tea Party: Do they have similar concerns? Is there an action plan that both can buy into?

The final Friday dialogue of the semester, scheduled for March 23, will center on: Electronic Media: How it has changed our society?
For more information, contact Krista Timlin at 262-0337 or e-mail inklt@kpc.alaska.edu.

Still time to register for the spring semester
Late registration will available through Jan. 20. To register late, students must come to the campus to complete a late registration form and pay a $5 fee. For more information, contact Campus Services at 262-0330 or e-mail iyinfo@kpc.alaska.edu.

KRC to host 22nd annual Career Day
Since the first KPC Career Day in 1990, literally thousands of Kenai Peninsula Borough School District students have learned about career paths that might interest them from local professionals. The annual event is coordinated by the KRC Career and Community Engagement Center and staff and faculty provide assistance. This year the event will be held from 8:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 27.

According to Krista Timlin, CCEC programs manager, there will be approximately 78 presenters in more than 60 different career fields. Career fields will include health care, process technology and instrumentation, justice/legal, travel, tourism and hospitality, communications, education, information technology, business and finance, construction and mechanical trades.

In addition to the 30 minute career sessions, there will be 17 career resource information tables including representatives from the Alaska Sealife Center, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, BP Alaska, CH2M Hill and the U.S. Coast Guard.

KPC students are being encouraged to attend and at least seven high schools and two home school programs will participate this year. The free event is open to the public, but individuals are asked to call and reserve a space.

For more information, call 262-0337 or e-mail iyjobs@kpc.alaska.edu.
                
This column is provided by Suzie Kendrick, Advancement Programs Manager at Kenai Peninsula College.

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