Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

In coordination with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s high school counseling staff, KPC’s financial aid office will provide an information booth at the annual district College Fair from 10 a.m. – 1p.m. on Oct. 23 in the banquet rooms at the Soldotna Sports Center. There will be information about financial aid for college, internships, apprenticeships and other on-the-job training opportunities.


KPC’s Financial Aid Coordinator Carrie Burford will also be providing an in-depth presentation that evening from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (at the same location) on how to navigate the complexities of financial aid opportunities available for students (and their families) that are new to post-secondary education. The annual Financial Aid Night is invaluable for anyone planning on attending college.

For more information, call 262-0332 or e-mail

The KPC spring 2013 scholarship packet ( is now available to both current and prospective students. The packet makes applying for KPC scholarships easy; students can turn in just one application to be considered for all of the KPC scholarships available for the spring 2013 semester.

Applicants are cautioned to read the packet carefully, as some scholarships have extra requirements in addition to the general instructions that apply to all applicants. The scholarship packet must be submitted to the KPC financial aid office by 5 p.m. on Nov. 15. For more information, click on the link in the announcement section on the KPC homepage or call 262-0331.

This is the final reminder that the Kenai River Campus Student Union is hosting an open mic night this week from 7-9 p.m. on Oct. 18 in the Steffy Building that will feature special guest DJ Chris Pepper. Anyone interested in performing can sign up in the Student Union office (located across from the Freeburg Gallery in the Brockel Building) and everyone is invited to come and listen to the music. Admission to the event is free.

Need more information? Contact the KRCSU at 262-0339 or e-mail

The KRCSU is partnering with The Peninsula Smoke Free Partnership to show a free film titled “Addiction Incorporated” at 1 p.m. on Oct. 17 in the McLane Commons.

“In the film, you will hear from a former Phillip Morris employee regarding the true story of the tobacco companies’ commitment to addicting the human brain and how the world came to know about it,” said Theresa Cross, KRCSU vice president.

For more information on the film, call 262-0339 or visit

A new solo art exhibition titled Survival Series has opened in the gallery in the Brockel Building. Virginia artist Dymphna De Wild’s show will run through Nov. 5 and can be viewed in the gallery from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays.

Survival Series is a collection of drawings that explore De Wild’s fascination with outposts. “To me, an outpost represents a home-like safe haven, where I can go and do as I like, outside the pressures of today’s fast-paced, plugged-in, Facebook-ed world,” stated De Wild in her artist statements on her website.

Originally from the Netherlands, De Wild has won a number of prestigious awards throughout her career and is currently an adjunct professor of photography, and a teaching and gallery assistant at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

This column is provided by Suzie Kendrick, advancement programs manager at Kenai Peninsula College.


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