Campus offers variety of activities, hockey action: Kenai Peninsula College

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Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Nonviolent Sexuality to be discussed

The Kenai Peninsula College invites the public to a free presentation dealing with alcohol and sexual violence issues. The presentation “Nonviolent Sexuality” is part of the national lecture series known as Campus Programs That Matter.

Bob Hall, lecturer and former board member for the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, will present research-based information through direct dialogue and nonadversarial, resolution-oriented interaction.

Hall has lectured on over 800 campuses nationally and in Canada.

There will be presentations at 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday in the Ward Building in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-0330.

Open Mic Night back

The first Open Mic Night of the semester is from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday in the McLane Building commons. The event is sponsored by the Student Union. This recurring campus event offers a public venue for musicians, poets, writers, dancers, comedians, performance artists.

The mix of entertainment already scheduled includes poetry readings, singing and guitar and vocals.

Anyone interested in performing can call 262-0339 to sign-up for a time slot.

Students gear up for ‘Bed Racing for Scholarships’

The pressure is on the Student Union to keep their undefeated status in the annual Soldotna Lion’s Club Vera Howarth Memorial Bed Race. The winning streak began three years ago when the race was first conceived.

The event is at 2 p.m. on Saturday at W. Park Avenue in Soldotna, with the starting line in front of the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center.

The Soldotna Lion’s Club uses this annual event as a fundraiser for several scholarships it awards area high school seniors and KPC students.

Student officers announced

The Student Union has three new officers and one returning from last semester.

The president is Camille Vega, a psychology major who will graduate with a bachelor’s degree. Vega, in her role as team leader, hopes to involve more students in campus activities, promote on-campus voter registration, and upgrade the campus vending machines operated by the Student Union.

Danielle Pettijohn, digital art major, is the vice president and her role is managing the finances for the group. In addition to college and her on-campus job, Pettijohn is an intern at Roy Mullin Photography in Soldotna.

The communications officer, Kristina Durrerova, rejoined the Student Union in the same role as last year. Durrerova is pursuing a psychology degree.

Nathan Brophy is the productions officer and his charge is the organization and promotion of campus events. Brophy is working toward an associate of applied science degree in general business.

UAA hockey tickets on sale

As part of the University of Alaska Anchorage, the college is partnering with the Kenai Peninsula Hockey Association to promote the UAA Seawolves exhibition hockey game Oct. 7 at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Two years ago, the Seawolves brought NCAA division I hockey to the peninsula for the first time. This year, UAA will play the University of Western Ontario Mustangs, with the puck dropping at 7:05 p.m.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door and are available at the KPC bookstore, Instant Replay, Red Line Sports and Lucky Puck Pull Tabs.

This column is provided by Suzie Kendrick, community relations coordinator at Kenai Peninsula College.

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