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KPC campus activities in full swing

Posted: September 22, 2013 - 4:46pm  |  Updated: September 23, 2013 - 9:51am

Opening reception at G.L. Freeburg Gallery

Make plans to see Richard Eissler’s traditional, film-based photography exhibit, “Thirteen + One,” with an artist’s reception being hosted at the gallery from 4:30-6 p.m., today. The exhibit will run through Oct. 11 and the gallery is located in the Brockel Building at the Kenai River Campus. The gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Fridays.

Anthropology professor provides Dena'ina presentation

Dr. Alan Boraas recently gave a presentation based on his article, “What is Good, What is No Good”: The Traditional Dena’ina Worldview (which can be accessed at: http://bit.ly/169Wn11) in conjunction with the opening of the Anchorage Museum’s new exhibit, “Dena’inaq’ Huch’ulyeshi: The Dena’ina Way of Living”. The article appears in the exhibition catalog that is available at the Anchorage Museum. Taking more than seven years to develop, it is the first major exhibition ever presented about the Dena’ina Athabascan people. The exhibit will be on view through Jan. 12, 2014.

Boraas has taught at the college for more than 40 years and he is well known for his research into the culture, history and archaeology of the peoples of the Cook Inlet. He is an adopted member of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe and has worked closely with the tribe to preserve the Dena’ina language.

Give blood, give life

KPC’s Kenai River Campus Health Clinic (located in room 106) is organizing a blood donation drive from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Oct. 9. The Blood Bank of Alaska will have the LIFEmobile onsite in the parking lot of the new KRC Residence Hall located at 949 E. Poppy Lane, just across the street from the campus.

Blood donors need to meet certain requirements including being at least 18 years old or a minimum of 16 years old with a signed parental consent form (available at http://bit.ly/14k1HLH). Other requirements include weighing at least 113 pounds and possessing photo identification. Potential donors are encouraged to drink plenty of water and eat a good meal the day prior to donating. Donors should forgo donation if they aren’t feeling well on the day of the blood drive. Donors will have their vital signs taken and their blood will be tested to ensure an adequate blood volume to donate.

Appointments are required and must be booked prior to Friday. There are 40 time slots available and a minimum of 25 slots must be filled in order to ensure the event happens. At press time, nine donors were needed to ensure the drive occurs. Those interested in signing up can contact the Health Clinic at 262-0347 or e-mail: iyclinic@kpc.alaska.edu.

GED changes approaching

The current version of the GED test, known as the 2002 Series GED, will be replaced with the new 2014 GED in January of 2014. Students who have started, but not completed, the GED testing process by December 20, 2013 at KRC’s Learning Center, will have their scores become null and void and will be required to start all testing over again in 2014.

The Learning Center is open from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays. Call 262-0327 or e-mail dttaylor@kpc.alaska.edu.

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