Kenai Peninsula College

Posted: Monday, April 13, 2009

Service appreciation event slated

KPC's annual Service Learning and Civic Engagement Appreciation Event will be held at noon April 15 in the Riverview Commons at the Kenai River Campus. Students, faculty and community partners who participated in service learning are invited to share in this year's accomplishments. The Career and Community Engagement Center will provide food and refreshments, certificates of appreciation and a slideshow presentation. For more information, call 262-0337.

Online job-finding service

The College Central Network offers an easy way for students and alumni to connect with future employers. Students and alumni can post their resumes search for jobs and internships, receive e-mail notification of potential matches and receive career development and employment related announcements. CCN offers employers the ability to post jobs and search the resumes of registered KPC student and alumni users for no charge. Those who register or access their existing accounts between March 1 and April 15 will be entered to win prizes from the KRC bookstore. CCN can be found at http://www.collegecentral.com/kpc/.

Scholarship deadlines loom

The Icicle Seafoods Resurrection Bay Extension Site Scholarship deadline for application is April 17. Eligible students must reside in Seward, Moose Pass or any other northeastern Kenai Peninsula community and be attending KPC during the fall 2009 and spring 2010 semesters. The Friends of the Joyce K. Carver Library scholarship and the Joyce K. Carver Memorial Scholarship, which are both open to students majoring in education, close on April 28.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill of 2009 increased the federal funding for the Pell Grant by 15.6 billion dollars, putting the 2009-2010 Pell Grant (full award) at a total of $5,350 in 2010 and $5,550 in 2011. To determine eligibility for a Pell Grant a student must first fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the web. Apply online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Art to be disscussed

The Roundtable Center for Mediation and Community Dialogue and the KRC Student Union are inviting the public to a Friday Community Dialogue on the topic "Community Through the Arts." Tours of the art collection at KRC will be held, and the role of art in building community will be discussed. The dialogue will be held at 7 p.m. April 17 in the McLane Commons at the Kenai River Campus, following light appetizers and art tours which will start at 6 p.m. For more information, call Dr. Chris Gehrett at 262-0367 or e-mail ifckg@uaa.alaska.edu.

Student art showcased

The 2009 Student Art Exhibition is now displayed in the Gary L. Freeburg gallery at the Kenai River Campus. The exhibit features juried work of KPC art students and will be shown through May 1. The exhibition will be judged for the first time this year by two Fairbanks artists and UAF art faculty, and awards will be given at the closing reception for the show at "Celebration of the Arts" from noon to 3 p.m. April 25.

This article was written by Naomi Hagelund, communications specialist at Kenai Peninsula College.



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