Kenai Peninsula College
KPC's general Web registration began this morning at 12:01 a.m. Priority registration has already been open for a week, so classes are filling fast. Students should register as soon as possible to make sure they get the classes they need next semester.
The fall semester begins Aug. 23. Summer registration is still open, and the summer semester begins June 1. To see a list of fall and summer courses, see KPC's Web site at www.kpc.alaska.edu and look for the links on the front page.
KPC's Dr. Alan Boraas, professor of anthropology, will be teaching a UAA honors course at KPC in the fall 2010 semester. The 3-credit course, HNRS A192, is called "Enduring Books: 'The Guttenberg Galaxy' - Cultural Change from Gutenberg to Facebook". The class looks at the shift from books and paper text to electronic media and the changes in society the shift is causing. "Do people who grew up with social media think differently? We're going to be able to explore that." Boraas said. The course is restricted to students who have taken ENGL A111 "Written Communications" and have permission from Boraas before registering. The course will meet a GER humanities requirement. For more information, call Dr. Alan Boraas at 262-0360 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a seminar on alcohol safety and awareness from 2 - 4 p.m. April 17 in room 158 of KPC's Kenai River Campus. Admission is $5 for the public and free for students. All proceeds go to the Student Union scholarship fund. For more information, call the KRCSU at 262-0339.
There will be a talk, "Political Power, Patronage and Protection Rackets and Con Men and Political Corruption in Denver: 1889-1894", by KPC's Dr. Jane Haigh, at 7 p.m. April 15 in the KRC McLane Commons. Dr. Haigh recently joined the faculty at KRC as assistant professor of history. She is the author of a number of books on popular Alaska history, including "Gold Rush Women," and "Gold Rush Dogs." She was honored in 2007 as the Alaska Historian of the Year by the Alaska Historical Society for her most recent books, "Searching for Fannie Quigley: A Wilderness Life in the Shadow of Mt. McKinley," and "King Con: the Story of Soapy Smith." For more information on this event, call Dave Atcheson at 262-0346.
Students, faculty and community partners who are participating in a service-learning project for the 2009-2010 academic year are invited to attend the annual Service-Learning Appreciation Luncheon, which will be held at 11:30 a.m. April 14 in the Riverview Commons at KRC. There will be refreshments, a brief presentation and presentation of certificates of recognition. For more information, contact Krista Timlin at 262-0337 or John Lagoutaris at 262-0376.
This article was provided by Kenai Peninsula College Advancement Communications Specialist Naomi Hagelund.
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