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Student leader from KPC attends statewide conference

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2000

Sherri Dub, Student Union communications officer, represented Kenai Peninsula College at the Coalition of Student Leaders conference in Anchorage last weekend. Approximately 35 student union leaders from different branches of the university participated in a variety of workshops presented by SET (Student Empowerment Training) trainers Morgan Cowling and Jason Zauder.

The SET workshops explained techniques used in keeping the student union offices an efficient and powerful tool for representing students at university campuses worldwide.

Mark Hamilton, president of the university, addressed the group and urged the student leaders to take action on their our own campuses. He reminded them the University of Alaska is a large front with a powerful voice when it stands united.

"People are not expected to be flawless, they are expected to fix the flaws," Hamilton said.

Several Anchorage media professionals spoke to the group and explained ways the media can benefit the campuses. Daniel Perrien, Channel 2 News, encouraged all campuses to focus on becoming a single voice.

"If the parents can see that their children are benefiting from the University of Alaska system, they will become involved," Perrien said.

Library and Media Center news

The KPC Library and Media Center has new books on researching and writing college papers, a new and improved online catalog for finding books and state of the art media equipment available to faculty and students for class presentations.

And something else new this year: Jane Fuerstenau is filling in for Sandra Hershberger who is taking a leave of absence.

Some of the new books include:

"10,000 Ideas for Term Papers, Projects, Reports and Speeches"

"12 Easy Steps to Successful Research Papers"

"Inuksuit: Silent Messengers of the Arctic"

"Hunting Tradition in a Changing World: Yup'ik Lives in Alaska Today"

"Growing up Native in Alaska"

"T'ai Chi: The Supreme Ultimate Exercise for Health, Sport and Self-Defense"

"Signing Made Easy!" (VHS tape)

"PeopleSmart: Developing Your Interpersonal Intelligence"

"Handmade Tiles: Designing, Making, Decorating"

"New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind

"Love is A Story: A New Theory of Relationships"

"The Math Gene: How Mathema-tical Thinking Evolved and Why Numbers are like Gossip"

"The Language Imperative: How Learning Languages can Enrich your Life and Expand your Mind"

"The Girl in the Picture: The Story of Kim Phuc, the Photograph, and the Vietnam War"

"The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them"

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



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