KPC around campus: Spring semester course schedule online now

Posted: Wednesday, November 02, 2005

The short version of Kenai Peninsula College spring semester course schedule, a list of courses without descriptions, is available on the KPC Web site. The complete schedule is available in PDF format for downloading. The printed document will be mailed to out the week of Thanksgiving.

Online registration begins Monday. Returning degree-seeking students already have been able to access the system. It is designed so those students can get into the classes they need. Online registration is available at, then click on UA online on the right side of the gray bar near the bottom of the page. For more information, call campus services at 262-0330 or e-mail

Scholarship available

The financial aid office has released a KPC-based scholarship application packet. It is available online from the KPC Web site.

A variety of scholarships are available and students can apply for all on one application. The application must be filled out completely with a personal essay outlining career and educational goals and transcripts. Some scholarships require full-time enrollment and others are reserved for students at the part-time level. Students must be KPC, UAA or UAS degree- or certificate-seeking students who are officially admitted. The deadline for applications to be received in the Kenai River Campus financial aid office is 5 p.m. Dec. 16.

Several of the scholarships are a result of donations and memorial funds. For more information on funding a scholarship for students, call Marci Zimmerman at 262-0304 or e-mail her at

Career Day slated

Since the first Career Day in 1989, it is estimated that more than 3,000 students have come to explore career options. This year the event is co-sponsored by the Soldotna Rotary Club and KPC. It is scheduled in the morning Friday.

There are four sessions that give students the opportunity to hear from presenters who work in the fields they spotlight. There are 59 presenters representing 57 areas. Industry categories include travel and tourism, health care, education, criminal justice and legal, science, communication, information technology, construction and mechanics, process technology, business and accounting, sales, cosmetology, culinary, military and nontraditional careers for women.

According to co-coordinator Krista Timlin, career services director, anyone in the community who wishes to explore career options is eligible to attend. Preregistration is required by calling 262-0337 or e-mailing

KPC showcase planned

Tamba! Marimba, an eight member marimba band from Homer, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Brockel Building at KPC. Deep rhythms and rich harmonies are hallmarks of the group's performances.

This free event is made possible in part by a grant from the Anna Fossett Goodrich Humanities Program of the Damon Foundation. For more information about the event, call Dave Atcheson at 262-0346 or e-mail him at

First Friday Dialogue

The public is invited to attend First Friday Dialogue on the topic, "Am I Crazy, or What" at 6:30 p.m. for a potluck or 7 p.m. for the discussion Friday in the commons. The public is encouraged to participate in order to learn how people process and understand things differently. The event is co-sponsored by the Roundtable Center for Mediation and Community Dialogue.

For more information, contact Dr. Gehrett at 262-0367 or e-mail him at

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

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