KPC is 'Celtic Tales,' music, job fair and 1 persistent student

Posted: Wednesday, February 07, 2001

KPC presents 'Celtic Tales'

The Kenai Peninsula College Multicultural Consortium will present "Celtic Tales" by San Francisco artist and storyteller Carolyn Power. She will be accompanied by Anchorage fiddler Mike Richardson.

Power will present original and traditional Celtic tales of adventure, greed and victory tonight at 7 in the KPC Soldotna campus commons.

She has a masters degree in children's theater and creative drama from San Francisco State University. She specializes in whole group audience participation and selects individual students from her audience to act out the characters during the telling of her story. Colorful props and costume pieces complete her performance. Admission is free.

Campus tidbits

Dr. Alan Boraas, KPC professor of anthropology, spoke at a recent meeting of the Soldotna Historical Society on the subject of archaeological excavations at the Kenai River site.

All KPC instructors are available as guest speakers for community organizations. For more information, call the college at 262-0330.

Persistence pays, according to KPC counselor Jim Morrison. Ron Russell, a correctional officer at Wildwood, finally received his degree after hunting and pecking away at KPC for 30 years. Russell received a bachelor's degree of technology conferred from the Anchorage campus, but all done at KPC with a few correspondence classes.

Morrison said, "He was one of the four or five full-time students here when I started 26 years ago."

KPC adjunct instructor Mike Morgan will attend the 13th annual International Folk Alliance Conference in Vancouver, B.C., Feb. 15 through 18, organized by the North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance.

The Folk Alliance fosters and promotes traditional, contemporary and multicultural folk music, dance and related performing arts in North America. The annual conference seeks to strengthen and advance organizational and individual initiatives in folk music and dance through education, networking, advocacy, professional and field development.

Hand-built ceramics up, running

Students are doing great work as they finish up their one-foot high coil pots, according to instructor Ann Wilson.

"It's great to see the creativity that is just flowing from this group of students."

The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Soldotna High School.

UAA to host job fair

More than 30 of tourism's top employers will be on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus Tuesday to search for summer employees for Alaska's tourism industry.

The fifth annual "We Hire Alaskans" Visitor Industry Job Fair is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Lucy Cuddy Center on the UAA campus.

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