Music, fishing, art, wireless: KPC provides variety of activities

Around Campus

Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Vusi Mahlasela will perform for the at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Ward Building at KPC.

Mahlasela’s is a guitarist, percussionist, composer, arranger, band leader and performer. Mahlasela’s songs address themes of political and social significance.

Mahlasela was a contributing artist on fellow South African musician Dave Matthews’ multiplatinum CD “Everyday.” Mahlasela’s U.S. album debut, “The Voice,” was released last summer.

This KPC Showcase event is being co-sponsored by KPC’s Multi-Cultural Consortium and is made possible in part by a grant from the Anna Fosset Goodrich Humanities Program of the Damon Memorial Fund.

General admission to the concert is $15 and students and seniors admission is $13. Tickets are available at the door only.

Learn to fly fishing

Dave Atcheson, author of “Fishing Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula”, coordinator of the KPC Fishing Academy, and contributing editor to Fish Alaska magazine, will teach beginning fly fishing this semester.

The one-credit class is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings in Room 133 beginning March 15 until April 26.

“We have great equipment that students can use so that they will know what they need or don’t need, to buy.” Atcheson said.

The course introduces the basics of the sport, including selection of equipment, types of line, flies and casting techniques geared toward area lakes and streams.

Registration for the course must be done at Campus Services prior to the first class meeting.

For more information, call 262-0346 or e-mail

Art faculty news

Art Professor Celia Anderson had a painting accepted into the state-wide All-Alaska Juried Exhibition. The show travels to different venues around the state, including the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center for a year.

She also will have a solo exhibition of her paintings at Alaska Pacific University in the Carr Gottstein building gallery from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 3.

Both Anderson and Jayne Jones, art and photography professor, have been invited to exhibit works in the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center’s summer exhibition, “The Kenai Experience” which opens in April.

PARW conference set

Last April the school hosted a Putting Alaska’s Resources to Work conference at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai. The purpose of the conference was to bring together representatives from the oil, gas and mining industry with education and training providers to determine work force development needs and training capacity between now and 2010.

The PARW planning committee has been meeting since September to determine the next step. The committee has developed a strategic plan which will be reviewed at the second PARW conference March 1 at the BP Energy Center in Anchorage.

I.T. expands wi-fi,

establishes help desk

According to network administrator Mark Jensen, students will soon be able to hook-up to the Internet in the library via a WAP—wireless access point. Currently wireless Internet access is available in the central commons areas of the campus. Jensen says that eventually wireless access will be available campuswide.

This month the I.T. department will move from two locations on two floors, to a centralized space that will house all computer servers, offices and a help desk.

Suzie Kendrick is the community relations coordinator at Kenai Peninsula College.

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