New semester brings new options

Around Campus

Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2002

Kenai Peninsula College is buzzing with activity as the new semester gets under way. The halls are full of students making constructive changes in their lives. What a great environment for anyone who is looking for a positive place to be.

It's not too late to begin your college career. Late registration runs through Friday, and KPC encourages those on the fence to come down on the side of higher education. Learning is a lifelong endeavor, and it never hurts anyone to learn more. For more information, call Student Services at 262-0330.

KPC continues to see an upward trend in the numbers of students registering for classes. Enrollment is up over last spring semester, and the college hopes to see more and more Alaskans taking advantage of the opportunities. The simple truth is more students on campus means more classes and programs offered. The college wants to continue to be sensitive to the needs of the communities it serves and wants to grow in areas important to the public.

New newsletter news

KPC would like every Alaskan to know what campus life is about. To that end, a new, student-driven newsletter has made its debut.

The KPC Connection's first edition was published on the first day of the new semester. What makes this newsletter news is the fact it is published online as well as in traditional hard copy.

Log on to the KPC Web site at and click on the KPC Connec-tion to find the newsletter.

News, book and music reviews, editorials, calendar of events and feature articles contribute to a fun format that connects the reader with the campus. Future editions hope to have letters to the editor, free classified advertisements and a bulletin board section.

Students currently enrolled in KPC English classes are encouraged to submit their writings for publication. Some instructors are offering extra credit to those who have their work published. What a great opportunity for budding writers to get published.

If you don't have access to the Internet, call KPC Com-munity Relations at 262-0320 to request a copy be sent to you. Get a glimpse of what KPC is all about.

Talk features inter-generation diplomacy

The college is excited to sponsor a free, informative and entertaining presentation that will discuss generational differences in American society today. "From Ricky and Lucy to Beavis and Butthead: Managing the New Workforce" will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 24.

No one will dispute that what motivates an 18-year-old is not the same as what motivates a baby boomer. This presentation is directed toward workplace issues and will aid anyone who manages employees. Look for more details in next week's column.

Open house a success

Congratulations to Tammi Bond and Jan Landess who won door prizes at KPC's open house. They each received free tuition for a three-credit class of their choice.

The staff thanks all who stopped by. Food, exhibits, demonstrations and entertainment throughout the day made for a fun atmosphere to sign up for classes.

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

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