Around Campus: KPC Student Health Clinic Health Fair scheduled

Posted: Monday, January 24, 2011

The Student Health Clinic at the Kenai River Campus is sponsoring the Fifth Annual Public Health Fair from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the Kenai River Campus.

Comprehensive blood tests, thyroid blood test screening, ColoCare Kits and prostate blood test screening will be available at a discounted rate. Those interested in blood tests are encouraged to drink plenty of water prior to testing and those interested in the comprehensive blood test are not to eat or drink (except water) for 12 hours prior to testing.

In addition, Providence Hospital's mobile mammography unit will be on campus offering screenings to women 40 years or older. Pre-registration is required and the cost will be billed to the patient's insurance. A detailed report will be sent to the patient's healthcare provider. To pre-register, contact Providence Imaging Center at 212-3151, or toll free at 888-458-3151.

For more information about mobile mammography, visit the Mobile Mammography website at

For more information about the health fair, call the Student Health Clinic at 262-0347.

College Goal Sunday

The 2011/2012 FAFSA is now available! For line-by-line assistance with the application, attend the Alaska College Goal Sunday event, scheduled for 2 - 4 p.m. on Jan. 30 in the Ward Building of the Kenai River Campus.

The event, which is traditionally offered around Super Bowl Sunday and conveniently just prior to tax season, provides on-site expert assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is used for many forms of aid, including grants, loans and work-study. The FAFSA is also the application for the new Alaska Performance Scholarship.

College Goal Sunday is a two-hour event where financial aid professionals from Alaska's higher education institutions and the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education will join other volunteers in key locations statewide to help Alaska's students complete the paperwork.

Students and parents are encouraged to visit FAFSA online ( and apply for a PIN prior to attending. Those interested can register online at to take advantage of reminders and stay up-to-date with information for the college site of choice.

For more information, contact the KPC Financial Aid Office at 262-0332 or e-mail

Students from KPC awarded DAC Student Diversity Award

UAA's Diversity Council is pleased to announce that Kachemak Bay Campus student LeAndra Macauly and Kenai River Campus student John Stenglein were selected as top recipients for the DAC Student Diversity Award for the spring semester.

Thank you to Caroline Venuti, Learning Resource Center coordinator for KBC, and Diane Taylor, Learning Center programs manager and OWL advisor, for nominating them. They will receive a formal letter from the DAC co-chairs Bruce Schultz and Marva Watson and up to six credits of waived tuition.

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