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Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

Posted: April 14, 2013 - 12:30pm

General public registration opened for the fall 2013 semester at 12:01 a.m. this morning, April 15 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.

Today, for the first time in history, students can apply to live in a residence hall on a KPC campus. After years of preparation and anticipation, processes are in place for students to apply to be a part of the new residence life program being launched in the fall at the Kenai River Campus.

The new 96-bed residence hall project is currently under construction and will be ready for student move in day on August 19. The four bedroom, two bath apartment suites are in various stages of dry wall finishing and painting and multiple sub-contractors are busy working on mechanical systems. Installation of carpet and other floor covering will proceed after the apartments are painted.

“All the furniture has been ordered and siding is being placed on the backside of the facility now. The look of the building will be dramatically changed when all the siding is installed,” said Phillip Miller, construction project manager.

Students can apply to live in the new residence hall online at www.kpcdorms.com. To be eligible for the residence life program, students must meet the criteria for student status and be registered for at least nine credits — preference will be given to students signed up for twelve or more credits. A $40 application fee and a refundable $300 security deposit must be paid at the time the application is filed online. The online form allows payment with a credit card. Students under 18 years old must apply using the paper application form that requires the signature of a parent or guardian.

For more information, contact KRC Student Services at 262-0330 or toll free (877) 262-0330 or e-mail tdwillis@kpc.alaska.edu.

KRC’s Learning Center is hosting a ‘Writing Rocks Week’ from April 15-19. Instructors will provide writing instruction to students working toward completing the writing portion of the GED test. Several sessions covering many different topics will be presented daily, both face-to-face and online.

Refreshments will be provided. Stop by the KRC Learning Center (Brockel Building room 153), call 262-0327 or e-mail Diane Taylor at dttaylor@kpc.alaska.edu for more information about the event or to review the week’s schedule of sessions.

The public is invited to a free presentation provided 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.

The event is being coordinated by Kathy Becher, advanced nurse practitioner at KRC’s Student Health Clinic. Becher says that the presentation will provide information about how adolescents approach decision making and how this knowledge is used in current health and educational systems tasked with working with this age group.

For more information, contact Becher at 262-0347 or e-mail kbecher@kpc.alaska.edu.

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

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