University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton and University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor Elaine Maimon will visit the Kenai Peninsula on Monday and Tuesday. While here, they will visit the Kenai River and Kachemak Bay campuses of Kenai Peninsula College, speak at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce lunch Tuesday and visit with Skyview and Soldotna high school students.
Also Tuesday, they will visit with students, faculty, staff and the College Council in Soldotna to provide insight on the state of the university and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
On Monday, Hamilton and Maimon will visit with Homer High School students, Kachemak Bay Campus faculty, staff and students and the Kachemak Bay Campus Advisory Board, and they will attend a Homer City Council meeting.
Online registration available
Now is the time to go online to the KPC Web site at www.kpc.alaska.-edu and register for spring semester classes.
Online registration is available and the “old-fashioned” walk-in registration will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 5 during the Kenai River Campus open house and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 6.
Registering via the Web site using UAOnline is quick and nearly painless, according to admissions and registration student assistant Sarah Shearer.
Shearer said students can obtain their ID number by showing a form of photo ID to the registration clerk, if they don’t already have the number. Students also need to know their PIN to log in to UAOnline, she said. If students have never used the system, their PIN will be preset as their six-digit birth date.
Once logged in, students will be forced to change the PIN. If students have used UAOnline before and forgotten their PIN, they can stop by Campus Services with a photo ID and fill out a reset form.
To register, go to the home page at www.kpc.alaska.edu. Near the bottom right of the page is a link to UAOnline. Click on that and enter the ID number and PIN. Another page will appear saying “Welcome, your name here, to UAOnline” Click on the student services, financial aid, and account information link.
On the next page, select the Registration link, then click on the Register/Add/Drop Classes link. Next, select the term you wish to register for (spring 2006). In the spaces provided, enter course reference numbers then click the submit changes button. Once you have registered for the classes you want, click on the Complete your Registration link at the bottom of the page.
Students need to pay tuition and fees or work out an EZ payment plan with the business office by Jan. 6. The first day of classes is Jan. 9.
For more information about online registration, call the Campus Services office at 262-0330 or come by the college and ask for help.
The public is invited to KPCs Kenai River Campus annual spring open house held in conjunction with the first day of walk-in registration at 5 p.m. Jan. 5. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new classroom addition will be held, followed by a public tour the facility.
Students who attend class at the Kenai River Campus and pay the student union fee are members of the student union.
As a benefit of being a student union member, students are eligible to receive an ID card. The card allows students to receive discounts on campus and in the community, including discounted entrance fees at special events and discounts at selected small businesses.
The student union thanks all those in the community who constantly support the students of KPC. Support materializes in many different forms and is always welcome. For more information on discounts, contact the student union.
This column is provided by Suzie Kendrick, community relations coordinator at Kenai Peninsula College.
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