Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

Instructors will be presenting a week of math to students who are working toward completing the math portion of the GED test. Numerous math sessions focusing on several different topics will be held throughout the week at the Learning Center. These sessions will be offered both face-to-face and online. View a schedule at


Students may choose to attend one or all of the sessions and no appointment is necessary. Tutoring and testing in all GED subjects will also be available.

For more information, contact the KRC Learning Center at 262-0327 or e-mail

Fifth annual Alaska Native Oratory Society regionals and open mic night

The public is invited to the fifth annual Alaska Native Oratory Society regionals and open mic night from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday in the Denali Room at Alaska Christian College located at 35109 Royal Place, off East Poppy Lane.

Participants will speak on the topic, “Stories from the Heart.” Anyone interested in speaking at the event can sign up at the KRC Learning Center (room 153) or at Alaska Christian College with Ron Browne.

Pre-registered participants may receive a $20 VISA gift card and will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle Fire. For more information, contact Diane Taylor at 262-0328.

Accuplacer testing for high school students

There will be a special Accuplacer placement testing session exclusively for high school students at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the KRC Ward Building, rooms 117 and 119 (late attendees will be asked to reschedule).

Participants are asked to contact Student Services at 262-0330 to schedule an appointment as space is limited. In order to participate in this Accuplacer testing opportunity, students must receive a KPC student ID number prior to the testing day, pay $15 for the test at the KRC Bookstore prior to the event (open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.) and bring the receipt on testing day. Every participant, no exceptions, is required to provide a photo ID on the day of testing.

For more information, contact Student Services at 262-0330 or e-mail

Share your home, change the world

The Learning Center is searching for host families for KPC international exchange students (through the Youth for Understanding program). Families are needed to host a student for a semester or the entire 2013-2014 academic year. Participating families will receive a monthly stipend of $200.

“Completing an application won’t obligate you but will let us know you might consider this. You don’t have to drive them everywhere. They’ll use CARTS and carpooling and they have their own funds for any other needs,” said Diane Taylor, KRC Learning Center program manager.

For more information about this opportunity or to apply, contact Diane Taylor at 262-0328 or Mark Larson at 252-0327.

Public presentation on "How Adolescents Make Decisions"

The KPC Student Health Clinic, in conjunction with the KBC psychology department, invites the public to attend a free presentation by Brian Partridge, assistant professor of psychology, which will shed light on the adolescent human brain, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. on April 18 in room 115 at the KRC Ward Building.

Partridge will discuss what the scientific community has discovered about the decisional capacities of adolescents and how this knowledge makes changes in the health and educational systems that work with them.

For more information, contact Kathy Becher at 262-0347.


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


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