Sustainability Club hosts Ripple Effect series

Kenai Peninsula College

The 2012 Ripple Effect Film Series, presented by the KRC Sustainability Club, will begin at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 in room 109 at KRC's Ward Building. The film series features thought-provoking films that explore the human connection to and impact on earth.


The first film to be shown will be "Red Gold," a documentary showing the growing unrest among Alaska Native, commercial and sport fishermen who oppose the proposed Pebble Mine as well as the thoughts of mine officials who wish to argue their case.

For more information, contact Dave Atcheson at 262-0346 or e-mail or Krista Timlin at 262-0337 or e-mail View a full schedule series at

New exhibit open in KRC's Gary L. Freeburg Gallery
The Susan Share Books exhibition has recently opened in the Gary L. Freeburg Gallery and will run through March 2. There will be no opening reception for the show but the artist will be present for the closing reception entitled, "Closing of the Books", that will begin at 5 p.m. on March 2 at the gallery.

According to KRC Associate Professor of Art Celia Anderson, "This creative Anchorage artist gives a whole new meaning to the word 'book''!"

Geology of Pebble Mine presentation
Robin Smith, a geologist working for The Pebble Partnership, will be discussing the geology of Pebble Mine at an informational session from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 in rooms 107 and 108 at KRC's Ward Building. Learn about how Pebble Mine was discovered, the geology of the area, what it will take to extract materials from the ground and discuss newly released environmental baseline studies related to the project. There will be a question and answer session at the end of the presentation.

This event will be sponsored by the Alaska Miners Association and KRC Assistant Professor of Geology Leigh High. For more information, contact Leigh High at 262-0274 or e-mail

Major changes to UAA/KPC nursing program outlined in informational session

Dr. David Wartinbee, KRC professor of biology, has announced that the UAA School of Nursing has made major changes in the UAA/KPC nursing program and there will be an informational session to inform applicants of the changes taking place this spring. The session will take place at 10 a.m. on March 2, in room 109 at the KRC's Ward Building.  

Marie Samson, coordinator of Student Affairs at the UAA School of Nursing, will provide information about the new cohort size, starting times and dates and new application deadlines and procedures. There will also be individual advising sessions available starting at 1 p.m. Students can sign up for advising sessions at KRC's Campus Services. In addition, a representative from the KRC Testing Center at will be available to provide information about applying to take the mandatory NLN-PAX entrance test. For further information, contact Dr. David Wartinbee at 262-0377 or e-mail or Assistant Professor of Nursing Janet Gleason at 262-0333 or e-mail

This column is provided by Suzie Kendrick, Advancement Programs Manager at Kenai Peninsula College.