Fall and summer registration open

Kenai Peninsula College

General public registration opened for the fall 2012 semester at 12:01 a.m. this morning, April 16 and trending shows that classes are again filling rapidly. 


To view all KPC class offerings for the fall, visit KPC website's searchable schedule from the homepage. Registration is available at UAOnline, also accessible near the top of the homepage, on the right in the yellow bar.
Summer semester registration remains open to the public up until the first day a class begins.

For more information, contact KRC Student Services at 262-0330 or toll free at 877-262-0330.

KRC construction update
Over a week has passed since land clearing began in preparation for the construction of the new Career and Technical Center and Student Housing facility at the Kenai River Campus and rapid progress has ensued.

According to KPC Construction Project Manager Phillip Miller, the land clearing contract work is being done by South Central Construction, based both in Soldotna and Anchorage.

"It looks like they should have this wrapped up as early as April 20, Miller said.

"In addition, on April 10 we released construction documents for KRC's new Career and Technical Center. Bid opening for the CTC is currently scheduled for May 1. Construction documents for KRC's student housing facility are anticipated to be released within the month."

For more information, contact Phillip Miller at 262-0325.

Earth Day at KRC
The KRC Sustainability Club, along with the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation and Kenai Resilience, will be sponsoring the fourth annual Earth Day celebration from 2-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 in KRC's McLane commons and the Brockel Building lobby.

The public is encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to visit informational booths with tips for self-sufficiency, environmental and economic stewardship. There will be presentations focused on food sustainability, gardening techniques and recycling.

Live music will be performed by Robb Justice, Andrew Hanrahan, Dan Pascucci and the Pepper Shakers (Chris and Robert Pepper). A variety of refreshments will be served and among the featured foods will be grass-fed beef from the Diamond M Ranch.

Displays will be provided by Kenai Resilience, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, UAF Cooperative Extension Service, Re-Group, Kenai Watershed Forum, Cook Inletkeeper, Earthships, KRC Sustainability Club, Central Peninsula Garden Club, K & A Design Studios, Kangen Water, KRC Compost Service Learning Project, Regroup and 350.org.

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

Guide Academy has new registration procedures
The Kenai River Guide Academy, a state-required course for anyone wanting to be a sport fish guide on the Kenai River has instituted new registration procedures.

KRGA courses, offered at Kenai Peninsula College's Kenai River Campus in Soldotna, will now follow the online registration dates and deadlines of the semester in which the college class is offered. Typically, registration opened in April for the fall semester and November for the spring semester.

The next 40-hour course will be Oct. 29-Nov. 2 with online registration beginning at 12:01 a.m., April 16. Spring semester classes will be held March 11-15 and April 29-May 3, 2013. Online registration for the spring courses will begin at 12:01 a.m., Nov. 26.

Additional information on how to register can be found at the KRGA web site, www.krga.org or by calling John Lagoutaris at (907) 262-0381.

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