KPC Around Campus: Art students prepare for trip to Europe

Members from KPC’s Kenai River Campus’ Art Students’ League Association are preparing to become international jetsetters with a trip to Europe this summer. While airfare for the trip has been funded, the club is still looking to raise funds to cover lodging during the trip as well as art supplies that will be used to create original work for two gallery shows scheduled to open upon their return to Soldotna.


The Art Students’ League Association was founded in 2004 and has served as the driving force behind the professional development and artistic enculturation of KPC art students within the community. The club stays busy during the academic year, offering art workshops to students with nationally recognized artists in a variety of mediums; organizing their annual ‘Art Extravaganza’ auction that provides students with a professional buying/selling experience; hosting artist talks covering such subjects as Café, LinkedIn and website development; and training students to prepare, organize, set and hang artwork per gallery standards. The ASLA’s mission is to “embrace the arts, have a blast and prepare art students to enter the professional arena.”

The Art Students’ League Association’s upcoming trip to Europe will allow members to experience some of the world’s most influential artwork, providing professional and creative inspiration and enrichment.

Individuals interested in contributing toward their trip can donate online via (search “Artists: Students to Professionals with Gallery Credentials!”) or by cash or check (payable to ASLA), mailed to: ASLA, Kenai Peninsula College, 156 College Rd., Soldotna, AK 99669.

For further information, please contact ASLA Treasurer Brandi Kerley at 262-0353 or ASLA President Nicole Lopez at 262-0361.

Save the date: annual winter community health fair Feb. 12

KPC’s Kenai River Campus will be hosting their annual winter community health fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Feb. 12 in the McLane and Brockel Building Commons. The event is organized by Alaska Health Fair, Inc. in conjunction with the KRC Student Health Clinic.

The fair will offer free health education materials presented and distributed by local educators and health and safety providers, including local representatives for the Affordable Care Act.

Attendees will have access to many free health screenings, including blood pressure measurement, vision and Glaucoma checks and body mass index readings. Individuals 18 years of age and older will have access to high quality, low cost blood tests (9 a.m.-1 p.m. in WARD 107), including the following: comprehensive blood test (27 panels, CMP, CBC and lipids panel) for $45; thyroid stimulating hormone for $30; estimated average glucose (A1C) for $25; prostate specific antigen for $25; vitamin D levels for $50; and ABO/RH blood typing for $20.

For more information, please contact Kathy Becher, KPC’s advanced nurse practitioner, at 262-0362 or e-mail

Learn about the new GED series at the Learning Center

With the New Year came a new version of the GED test, replacing the 2002 series. Learn about the changes made in the new version by visiting the KRC Learning Center. The dedicated staff there offers free GED support to all interested in obtaining their diploma. Support includes instruction, study materials and computer basics.

For further information, please contact the Learning Center at 262-0327. The Learning Center is open from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Fridays.


This column was provided by Hannah Parker, Advancement Assistant at Kenai Peninsula College.


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