Friday dialogue upcoming at KPC

Kenai Peninsula College

The second Friday Dialogue event of the spring semester will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24 in KRC's McLane Commons.


The dialogue will focus on the Occupy Movement and the Tea Party, addressing the following questions: Do they have similar concerns? Is there an action plan that both can buy into?

This Friday Dialogue will be presented by the KRC Student Union and Sustainability Club, in conjunction with the Roundtable: Center for Mediation and Community Dialogue.

This event is free and the public is welcome to attend. An optional potluck will begin at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Krista Timlin at (907) 262-0337 or e-mail 

Spring 2012 grants available
There are several excellent grants, prizes, awards and fellowships currently available to KPC students through the UAA Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship. Students are encouraged to apply for or nominate an individual for one or more of the available awards. Deadlines for submission and/or nomination are spread throughout February, March and April.

Interested individuals can view a complete list of available awards and their deadlines by visiting

Art and English departments team up for service learning project
KRC's Art and English departments will be teaming up on another service learning project entitled "Harvesting the History of Work," which will give verbal and visual reality to the world of work with special focus on the Kenai Peninsula. The project will culminate in a large exhibition of KRC student artwork at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center, opening the first week of March.

KRC's Art and English departments previously collaborated on, "Interdisciplinary Service-Learning: Making Connections in Art and Writing for Community Concerns," which received a 2012 Diana Hacker Award, a national award for innovative English instruction, in the "Reaching Across Borders" category.

Art proposal deadline coming up soon
The Kenai River Campus will is accepting proposals from artists interested in creating work to be placed on the sign base at the corner of Kalifornsky Beach Road and College Road in Soldotna.  Proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 1. Finalists will be selected by Friday, April 6 and installation will be completed by Wednesday, Aug. 1.

Interested artists are encouraged to visit the campus between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to view the sign base. The request for proposal and photos of the current sign are posted online at for artists who cannot visit the campus.

For more information, please contact Phillip Miller at (907) 262-0325 or

Summer 2012 registration opening in March
Several summer classes will be offered through KPC this summer. Registration will begin on Monday, Feb. 27 for returning admitted students and on Monday, March 5 for the general public. A draft of the summer 2012 course schedule can be found on KPC's web site at

This column is provided by Hannah Heath, Student Assistant in the KPC Advancement Office.