Kenai Peninsula College

Posted: Monday, December 01, 2008

Course demand escalates

Enrollment reports indicate that space in Kenai Peninsula College classes is at a premium for the spring semester. With six more weeks of registration before the first day of classes Jan. 12, this is likely to continue to be true.

"With more than 25 course sections already full, KPC is trying very hard to add more sections. We are also increasing some class sizes to satisfy the ever-growing demand for our courses," said KPC Director Gary J. Turner. "Students need to know that if the course they want is full, they should check the online class list on occasion to see if another section has been added. They can also call Campus Services and ask to speak to the department chair of whatever area they are interested in to see if an additional section is being considered."

Web registration continues until classes begin. Students new to college can attend new student orientation at 3 p.m. or 6 p.m. Jan. 6. High school seniors taking advantage of the JumpStart program, offering discounted tuition ($43 per credit versus $134 per credit), have a mandatory NSO at 3 p.m. Jan. 7 and high school juniors and younger have a mandatory NSO at 3 p.m. Jan. 8.

For more information, call Campus Services at 262-0330 or e-mail

Annual art extravaganza set

The KRC Art Students' League Association will host the Art Extravaganza from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Visitor's and Cultural Center. A live outcry auction will begin at 7 p.m. followed with gourmet desserts and refreshments. Admission to the event is $5 at the door. The ASLA is selling raffle tickets for an original Jim Evenson watercolor painting, currently on display outside KRC Books.

"This is the primary fundraising event for the ASLA," said Brandi Henry, ASLA treasurer and anthropology major at KRC. "We use the funds to sponsor workshops by local and national artists and to purchase art supplies for students who can't afford them."

For more information, call Celia Anderson at 262-0361 or e-mail

Need a good laugh?

The KPC Showcase, funded in part by a grant from the Damon Foundation, presents an evening of comedy by Andy Hendrickson at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Ward Building at KRC.

A regular on the comedy club circuit and on XM Radio's Comedy Channel, Hendrickson's Web site says he "delivers laughs and leaves the audience with sides hurting."

The opening act is Diggin' Roots featuring Robb Justice, Dan Spencer and guest Dan Pascucci. General admission is $12, and students, staff and seniors' admission is $10 with tickets at the door. Reminder: subject matter is intended for mature audiences.

Want more campus news?

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The purpose of the blog is to provide general internal and external communications. Bookmark this page and keep up with the daily news at Kenai Peninsula College.

This article was provided by Suzie Kendrick, advancement programs manager, at KPC.

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