Kenai Peninsula College

Posted: Monday, January 18, 2010

Campus closed Jan. 18

In observance of Alaska Civil Rights Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, there will be no classes Monday, Jan. 18, and the Kenai River Campus will be closed. Classes will resume Tuesday, Jan. 19. KRC will be playing the "I Have a Dream" speech on the campus monitors Tuesday at 12:30 and 5 p.m.

Fall semester book buyback rewarding for KPC students

At the end of every semester, The KPC Bookstore buys back textbooks from students, as long as the textbooks will be used for the next semester's classes. The textbook buy-back is beneficial not only to the students who receive cash for their books, but also to future students who are offered money-saving used editions for the next semester. At the end of last semester, students received over $24,000 from KPC for their used books.

Community dialogue, art exhibit feature climate change

There will be a community dialogue at 7 p.m. on Jan. 22 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. The topic will focus on climate change on the Kenai Peninsula: How can the people of the peninsula build a resilient community that can cope with changing climate, rising energy costs and economic instability? There will also be a community potluck at 6:30 p.m., before the dialogue begins. There is an art exhibition titled, "The Art and Science of Climate Change" at the Visitors Center from Jan. 15-Feb. 27, featuring the work of KPC students. For more information, please contact Laura Forbes at 283-1991 or Krista Timlin at 262-0337 or e-mail

Photography exhibition at KRC

Rarefied Light 2009, an annual statewide traveling photography exhibition, is now on display at KRC's Gary L. Freeburg Gallery. Rarefied Light is Alaska's largest juried photography exhibition.

Art models needed at KRC

KRC is looking for art models for life drawing and painting classes. Models will be needed every Monday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and some Wednesdays from 4:30 - 9 p.m. Interested individuals need to be comfortable modeling nude and should be able to sit or stand for at least 30 minutes at a time. Applications can be found at (click on 'KPC Art Model Pool'). For more information, call Celia Anderson at 262-0361.

Scholarship deadlines approaching

There are several scholarship opportunities available for KPC students. The list of scholarships and deadlines can be found on KPC's Web site under "Student Services" and "Financial Aid". The UAA Scholarship and UA Foundation scholarships can be applied for until Feb. 15.

At the end of the month, KPC will be holding "College Goal Sunday", a free event dedicated to helping students and parents in their quest for college education. The event will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 31 in room 107 of KRC's Ward Building. For more information on this event, call 1-800-441-2962 or visit In February, KRC will also be hosting the annual "FAFSA Frenzy".

This article was provided by Naomi Hagelund Kenai Peninsula College, Advancement Communications Specialist.

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