Campus student union embraces concept of ‘University as a Public Square’

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Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2006

The Kenai River Campus Student Union is embracing the concept outline of the “University as a Public Square” that was initiated by UAA Chancellor Elaine Maimon.

The union is bringing the follwing events to campus and invits the community to join:

· Jan. 16-20 — Civil Rights Week. Celebrate civil leaders such as Martin Luther King and others.

· Jan. 20 — Open Mic Night. Musicians, poets and writers perform in an open format. Mature material may be presented.

· Jan. 28 — Blitz Chess Tournament. Join the student chess club as they host a Blitz Chess Tournament with members from all over the state.

Seafood Logistics Course offered for commercial processors, fishermen

The Kenai River Campus has added a new course to its spring schedule that has never been offered on campus before.

Seafood supply chain management, LOG 494G, a three-credit course, will be held from 1 to 3:45 p.m. Fridays beginning Jan. 20. The course will be delivered to the campus from UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy using interactive video conferencing.

Topics will include an introduction to seafood logistics, local and global supply chain concepts, structures, design and management.

The class will provide an overview of seafood production and processing, with a focus on the history of Alaska seafood processing and other global seafood processing methods. Analysis of best practices in seafood processing will be examined.

For more information about the class, call Steve Grabecki at (907) 272-5600 or e-mail him at

This column is provided by Suzie Kendrick, community relations coordinator at Kenai Peninsula College.

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