KPC busy with new courses, aid workshops, art reception

Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Active Stock Trading Course

The Kenai River Campus will be offering a five-week course that introduces active stock trading, commonly referred to as day trading.

“We have had a lot of community interest and decided to put a class together,” said professor Scott Kraxberger, division chair of business and industry.

The course will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45 p.m. in Room 110 beginning Feb. 13 through March 20. The class will be taught by Mark Clore. According to Kraxberger, Clore is very familiar with much of the software used in online trading.

The course, CED A194X, will give an overview of concepts, tools and equipment needed to trade in “active mode.” Students will become familiar with trading terminology and learn the differences between day trading and long-term stock trading. Basic stock information analysis also will be explored. Students will be given paper trading projects.

KRC reminds potential students that securities’ trading involves significant financial risk and that course requirements will be entirely completed with simulated transactions that require no risk of personal capital.

Students can register for this one-credit class by coming to Campus Services prior to the first class meeting.

For more information about this course, contact Kraxberger at 262-0354.

Oil painting course slated

The course formerly known as oil painting for pleasure has been readjusted and renamed. According to instructor Melinda Hershberger, “The course is now being offered as a community interest, noncredit class that can be taken as many times as someone wants. The course has something for everyone, no matter what their experience level. The atmosphere in the class is relaxed and there is no pressure. Students can create their art at their own pace and can work alone or can ‘paint along’ with me. We have a well-rounded class that will touch on landscape, still life, floral, portrait and wildlife painting.”

The course, A049, is offered on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in Room 137 in the Brockel Building. The fee for the noncredit course is $100 and students need to have paints, brushes and canvas to paint on.

Hershberger will continue to accept students into the class for a couple more weeks. For more information, contact Hershberger at 262-5190 or 252-6069 or by e-mail at .

Financial aid workshop set

KRC will be one of the sites across Alaska providing free assistance with completing applications for college financial aid at 2 p.m. Feb. 12 in Room 101 in the Ward Building.

The College Goal Sunday event, sponsored by the Coalition of Alaskans Supporting Higher Education (CASHE), has been traditionally offered a week or two after Super Bowl Sunday. It is designed to help students and families, particularly low-income and first-generation college students, clear the paperwork hurdle when applying for college financial aid. Participating financial aid professionals from the University of Alaska and other Alaska institutions and agencies of higher education will fan out to communities across Alaska to help families fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the universally required financial aid application. For more information, contact the KRC financial aid office at 262-0332.

Artist reception planned

A new exhibit by ceramic artist Annette Bellamy will open in the G.L. Freeburg Gallery on Saturday. An opening reception will be held from 3-5 p.m. in the gallery located in the Brockel Building.

KRC art professor Celia Anderson characterizes Bellamy’s work as, “Clay like you’ve never seen it before.” Contact Anderson at 262-0361 for more information about the exhibit.

Kenai River Campus installs new sign

In an effort to highlight the entry to the campus, a large, river rock base and lighted sign has been installed at the entrance to KRC as part of the recently completed renovation project.

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

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