Although the season just changed to fall, plans for spring semester consumes many of the staff and faculty hours at Kenai Peninsula College. Students who currently are admitted to a degree program will be able register online for spring semester classes Nov. 1 through Jan. 6.
Web registration for the general public will begin Nov. 7. The first day of classes will be Jan. 9.
The new course schedule is available online at the KPC Web site at www.kpc.alaska.edu. The upcoming semester will offer more than 240 courses.
There is an increasing number of courses offered in a distance delivery format, such as Web based, that offer flexibility to students who couldn't otherwise take a class and short courses, offered in accelerated formats, that require less time commitments than full-semester courses.
A printed version of the spring course schedule should be in mailboxes during the week of Thanksgiving. Early registration is encouraged. If class sections fill-up early and interest is high, the administration will consider adding sections. Such as courses that meet general college requirements, e.g. English composition and math courses.
The cover of the spring schedule has been designed by a KPC student who is working towards her digital art degree.
Traci Knutsen's images and design showcase the spring theme and illustrate the skills she has learned in digital art classes.
The Spirit Between the Lines: Spiritual Forces in U.S. Latina Literature, Dr. Barbara Christian will give a presentation at 7:30 p.m. today in the KPC commons as a part of the ongoing showcase series.
Christian will discuss her book "Belief in Dialogue: U.S. Latina Writers Confront Their Religious Heritage." Signed copies of the book will be available.
The Showcase series is supported in part by a grant from the Anna Fossett Goodrich Humanities Program of the Damon Memorial Fund.
EMT I, II classes offered
There have been inquiries regarding the likelihood of emergency medical technician I and II classes being offered in the spring.
Both courses will be offered. Students are encouraged to register as soon as they open, as they tend to fill up rapidly.
For more information about these courses, or the paramedic degree program, call instructor Paul Perry at 262-0378 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PTK recruits students
KPC students who maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 of higher are invited to the Phi Theta Kappa -Alpha Omega Omicron chapters annual fall semester recruitment coffee social at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Kaladi Brothers Coffeehouse in Soldotna.
Membership in PTK is by invitation only, but students interested in learning about being a member are invited to attend.
PTK International is the official honor society for two-year colleges.
Art exhibits open
The southern most campus in the Kenai Peninsula College system, the Kachemak Bay Campus, invites the public to the opening of two art exhibits from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the commons at East Pioneer Avenue in Homer.
The first exhibit is composed of student work from the three-dimensional design class taught by art instructor and area artist Asia Freeman.
The second exhibit, by artist Shirley Timmreck, is a collage of artwork created in response to Timmreck's reaction to the effects of Hurricane Katrina on her home city of New Orleans.
This column is provided by Suzie Kendrick, community relations coordinator at Kenai Peninsula College.
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