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Around Campus: KRC Learning Center hosts Open House

Posted: Monday, February 14, 2011

The Learning Center is inviting the public to an open house from 2 to 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 14 in room 153 of the McLane Building. The event is designed to showcase the many services offered to the public and KRC students. Staff will be available to answer questions and light refreshments will be served.

Small Business Workshop

KRC will host Bryan Zak, regional director of UAA's Kenai Peninsula Small Business Development Center, who will provide a free, informational presentation regarding small business management at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 15 in room 211 of the Ward Building. Zak will provide a question and answer period at the end of the presentation. Zak's assistant, Bunny Kishaba and KRC Associate Professor of Business Ray Zagorski will be present to assist those who need small business information. For additional information, contact Professor Zagorski at 262-0348.

Health Fair at KRC

There will be a health fair from 9 a.m. -- 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16 in the McLane Building. Blood draws will be available from 9 a.m. -- noon. Blood tests being offered include a comprehensive blood test for $40, thyroid screening for $30 and prostate screening for $25. There are also ColoCare Kits available for $5. Remember to drink plenty of water prior to having blood drawn. The comprehensive blood test requires fasting (nothing to eat or drink anything but water for 12 hours prior to the test.)

This year the Mobile Mammography Unit from Providence Hospital will be on campus to provide women 40 or older their annual screening mammograms. Pre-registration is required and the cost will be billed to the patient's insurance and a report sent to their healthcare provider. To register, call Providence Imaging Center at 212-3151 or toll free at 888-458-3151. For more information about mobile mammography, call 800-410-6266.

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

Biannual nursing informational/advising session scheduled

The Kenai River Campus is offering a nursing informational and advising session designed to provide specific details regarding the UAA/KPC nursing program from 10 a.m. -- 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18 in room 109 of the Ward Building. The event is hosted by Lynn Senette, KRC assistant professor of nursing, and Dr. David Wartinbee, KRC professor of biology. They both serve as advisors for the nursing program.

Attendees can sign up for individual 15-minute advising slots with either advisor between 11 a.m. -- 1:30 p.m. Students may sign up for advising sessions in KRC Campus Services or by calling 262-0330.

For additional information, contact Professor Wartinbee at 262-0377 (e-mail: ifdcw@uaa.alaska.edu) or Professor Senette at 262-0333 (e-mail: ifcls@uaa.alaska.edu)

New show opening in Gary L. Freeburg Gallery

UAA Professor of Art Hugh McPeck is presenting a collection of his drawings and sculptures in KRC's gallery in the Brockel Building. The exhibition will run through March 4 and the artist will give a gallery talk at a date yet to be determined.

McPeck teaches Life Drawing and Sculpture classes at UAA. In his spare time he trains horses and riders.

His most current work is an ongoing series of drawings involving raven myths of different cultures and that theme is reflected in some of his work presented in the exhibit.



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