Summer registration open, fall registration just around the corner

Kenai Peninsula College

Public, online registration for the summer semester opened this morning at 12:01 a.m. Current, degree-seeking students have had a week of priority registration to ensure that this group of students can secure seats in classes they need to graduate. As expected, several classes have already filled so anyone wanting to attend KPC this summer should not delay registering. The first day of classes will be May 21.


Priority registration for fall semester is opening for admitted, degree-seeking students (based on class standing) beginning April 2. Senior status students register on April 2, juniors April 3, sophomores April 4 and freshmen register on April 5. The week of April 9, registration is reserved for students in the pending degree-seeking status. 

Fall registration opens to the general public beginning April 16 at 12:01 a.m.      

Fall 2011 Dean's and Chancellor's lists available online
KPC's best students are recognized every semester by the university in the release of two honors lists. The Dean's list recognizes students with a grade point average of 3.5 while the Chancellor's list recognizes students with a perfect 4.0 GPA. The latest honors lists are available from the home page of the KPC web site.  

Ripple Effect Film series continues
The KRC Sustainability Club is sponsoring a series of free, thought-provoking documentaries this semester. The Ripple Effect films explore topics that encourage environmental, social and economic responsibility.

The next film in the series, King Corn, will be shown at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 at the Kenai River Campus in the Ward Building room 109.

The documentary is about two friends, one acre of corn and the subsidized crop that drives America's fast-food nation.

The next installment in the series is a double feature showing Big River and Weather the Storm at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 at the Kenai River Campus in the Ward Building room 109.

For more information, contact club advisors Krista Timlin at 262-0337 or Dave Atcheson at 262-0346.

Kenai Peninsula College Council meeting scheduled
The College Council will hold their next meeting at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 8 at KPC's Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer.
The College Council is advisory in nature and members are recruited from all sectors of the Kenai Peninsula to provide input to KPC administration. Community members interested in serving can submit letters of interest and a resume to KPC Director Gary Turner, 156 College Road, Soldotna, AK  99669.

Final Friday Dialogue scheduled
The final Friday Dialogue event of the spring semester will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 23 in KRC's McLane Commons. The dialogue will focus on Electronic Media: How has it changed society?
The purpose of the Friday Dialogues is to bring people in the community together and provide a safe forum for listening, speaking and learning. Friday Dialogues are sponsored 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           

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