Although KPC has been fortunate over the years to have received financial support from supporters, until now there has not been a public way to recognize the "Friends of KPC." The modular installation has been hung on the wall that faces the entrance in the Brockel Building of the Kenai River Campus. The intent is to help raise awareness of KPC's fundraising efforts and to publicly thank those people who have provided support either through monetary donations, in-kind donations, real estate or bequests. KPC hopes to someday see a donor appreciation wall installed at the Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer.
Various films from the "Ripple Effect" film series will be shown at 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 11, March 11 and April 8 in room 115 at KRC. The films all focus on exploring our connection to and impact on our planet. On Feb. 11, the film being shown is called "The Power of Community", about Cuba, an isolated island nation, rebuilding its quality of life following the collapse of cheap oil, supplied by the former Soviet Union. The movie shows how communities pulled together, created solutions, and thrived in spite of their decreased dependence on imported energy. These films are cosponsored by Kenai Resilience and the Kenai Peninsula College Sustainability Club. For more information, contact Dave Atcheson at 262-0346 or Krista Timlin at 262-0337.
In conjunction with the Thursday film, there will be a local foods discussion and finger food potluck at the Donald E. Gilman Center (formerly the Kenai River Center) from 6 - 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12. This discussion will delebrate existing local food projects, generate ideas and encourage community action For more information, call Katie at 260-4669 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For planning purposes, KPC's Kenai River Campus 2010 summer course schedule is now available for viewing on the KPC Web site. Summer web registration opens at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 22. Walk-in registration opens on Feb. 22 when KRC Campus Services opens at 8 a.m. There is no priority registration period for the summer semester. This applies to JumpStart students as well. There are more than 45 classes offered, with lots of general education required courses available.
Nikiski High School's junior and senior girls are looking for used fancy dresses, shoes or accessories. All donated items will be given to students free of charge. Drop off locations are at the Nikiski Rec Center, Nikiski High School, or KRC (room 128). Donations are being accepted until March 2. There will be a prom dress drive from 2:30 - 7 p.m. March 2 at the Nikiski Rec Center. For more information, call Samantha Playle at 394-2320 or 776-5741.
This article was provived by Naomi Hagelund, Kenai Peninsula College, advancement communications specialist.
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