Music, art, tacos highlight week at KPC

Free performance planned on campus today

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2000

Direct From Ireland will perform a free musical stage production of traditional Irish music on the Kenai Peninsula College Campus today at 7 p.m.

Charlie Piggott, of De Danann fame, has joined with one of Ireland's most exciting fiddlers, Gerry Harrington, to produce the best box and fiddle sound since the dream team of Jackie Daly and Kevin Burke. Joining in will be recording artist Peter Gilmore, singer and guitarist.

Sponsored by KPC and the Alaska Irish Music Festival, this Irish trio of Piggott, Harrington and Gilmore will perform free to the public in the commons, complete with sound system. Their recent CD is titled "The New Road."

Art gallery presents 'Greeting Laticia'

Sculptures by Joy Falls, former KPC student turned KPC art instructor, are on display now. This exhibit ends Friday. Gallery hours are Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Student Union welcomes students

The Student Union officers would like to extend its welcome to all returning and new students by hosting a free taco feed Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the commons area of the KPC campus.

Students are invited to attend and meet their new Student Union officers:

Michael Woods, president

Susan Swartz, vice president

Jay Sjogren, commerce officer

Michelle Davis, productions officer

Sherri Dub, communications officer

Enrollment shows increase for semester

Early registration statistics this fall show a 10.3 percent increase over fall semester 1999 and will continue to increase during the semester with ongoing registration for late starting classes, special course offerings for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, courses offered at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Emergency Medical Technician training courses for the fire departments and miscellaneous other training courses that come in by request from the business community, area agencies and other organizations.

Enrollment figures for the college at the end of the "add-drop" period show 321 full-time students, 997 part-time students and 48 "noncredit" students for a total of 1,366 students.

The KPC home page can be found at: http://www.uaa.alaska. edu/kenai.

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