Students interested in staying on track to complete their degree or certificate programs have an opportunity to register for fall beginning this week. The University of Alaska is emphasizing to students the importance of taking 15 credits per semester in order to complete their associate degrees within two years and bachelor degrees within four years. Along these same lines, it is vital that students are able to secure seats in required classes as they approach graduation.
Students of senior status (90 or more credits) can register April 2, juniors (60-89 credits) register April 3, sophomores (30-59 credits) register April 4 and freshmen (0-29 credits) April 5. Pending-degree seeking students can register between April 9 and April 15.
Public registration for the fall semester opens at 12:01 a.m. on April 16. Everyone hoping to secure a seat in a KPC class should not delay registering.
Summer semester enrollments continue upward trend
Gone are the days that the halls of KPC's Kenai River Campus are silent during the long days of summer. As enrollments have ticked up, KPC has responded with more course offerings and students are taking advantage of the summer semester.
According to KPC Student Services Director Bill Howell, enrollment for the upcoming summer semester is up more than 20 percent over the same time last year.
"We already have 13 class sections closed," said Howell.
Registration for the summer semester continues up until the first day of classes on May 21. Access the summer course schedule online at kpc.alaska.edu.
Gary L. Freeburg Gallery to host namesake's photography exhibit
Gary Freeburg will be at the Kenai River Campus for an opening reception for an exhibition of his fine art photographs from 4:30- 6 p.m. on April 5. Freeburg will be displaying photographic images from his project in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes that will appear in his book set to be published this summer.
Freeburg's work will be on display in the gallery over the summer and will open the fall academic year fall on Sept. 7 with a book signing and a closing reception. Gary Freeburg will be on campus for an opening reception for an exhibition of his fine art photographs from 4:30- 6 p.m.on April 5 as a First Thursday event.
Freeburg has a long history with Kenai Peninsula College, serving as the art department chairman for 20 years. He founded the KPC Gallery in 1987 as an educational vehicle for students and the public to view visual arts by artists from throughout Alaska.
The gallery was officially named in Freeburg's honor upon his retirement in 2002.
Homer College, Career and Job Fair at KPC's Kachemak Bay Campus
Missed the central Peninsula Job Fair? Attend the south Peninsula version in Homer from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on April 6 at the Kachemak Bay Campus. The fair will provide opportunities for students to learn about potential careers and the training they need to get them, as well as opportunities for the general public to apply for jobs and connect with potential employers. Attendees are encouraged to bring resumes and dress for potential interviews. There will be presentations on Alaska's high-growth jobs and apprentice and training opportunities and a session on how to pay for college.
This column is provided by Suzie Kendrick, Advancement Programs Manager at Kenai Peninsula College.