With five and half months of construction yet to be completed, the new dorm facility at KPC’s Kenai River Campus is garnering lots of student interest and generating questions for the student peer advisors who answer telephone calls.
As part of their weekly staff meeting, Campus Services personnel and other KRC staff took a tour of the facility so they might be better prepared to field detailed questions.
“It was my idea for us to take the tour. Now we don’t have to just look at a drawing or read from a fact sheet. Seeing it all lets me accurately explain how big the apartments and bedrooms are. I have a better connection to the project — the concept is now a reality for me,” said Kathi Overpeck.
“I was surprised how big and really nice the apartments are. The entire hall is state-of-the-art and I can honestly say it’s awesome. I get that it’s more than just a place to live! Students will be a part of a community where they will make life-long connections.”
Fellow student-peer advisor Taylor Huf agreed with Overpeck about the residence hall.
“I went on a tour early on but now the walls are up, everything appears much larger, especially the workout and game rooms. The frolf (Frisbee golf) course is going to be cool. It’s really popular these days and I think students will love it,” said Huf.
The tour was led by Tammie Willis, associate director of residence life. She shared with the group that the hall will have a student governance council that will act as a liaison between students and administration. The group will provide leadership to other students and will organize events and fundraisers to benefit the hall community.
“The council will work closely with the KRC Student Union to make sure that all students’ concerns are addressed on both sides of the campus,” said Willis.
Willis said that the hall will have its own 15-passenger van to shuttle students without vehicles to local stores to shop, as well as transport student groups to activities around the Peninsula and Anchorage.
Applications to live in the new residence hall will be accepted beginning April 15. To receive more information, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
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 20.
Priority registration for fall semester is opening for admitted, degree-seeking students (based on class standing) beginning April 1. Senior status students register on April 1, juniors April 2, sophomores April 3 and freshmen register on April 4. 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 15 at 12:01 a.m.
Enjoy a free evening of chamber music by Musica Borealis at 7:30 p.m. on March 7 in room 109 in the KRC Ward Building. Musicians Emily Grossman (violin, viola and piano), Kevin Charlestream (cello), Jeanne Duhan (French horn), Tammy Vollom-Matturro (clarinet) and Maria Allison (piano) will be performing Beethoven, Brahms and Bruch.
This column is provided by Suzie Kendrick, Advancement Programs Manager at Kenai Peninsula College.