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KPC to offer bachelor's degree in elementary education

Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2002

The University of Alaska Anchorage's new bachelor of arts in elementary education degree will be available at KPC. The four-year professional degree results in certification for grades kindergarten through six.

Unique features of this new degree include a strong liberal studies emphasis, integration of educational technology and a year-long internship.

Because the course of study is quite different from most bachelor degree programs and does not allow for electives, students are encouraged to see an advisor early in their academic career.

The new degree also includes a certification-only component for students who already have a bachelor's degree in another area of study and would like to become certified to teach in elementary school.

For more information or to make an advising appointment, call Sherril Miller at 262-0390.

Students get discounts

Getting by financially while in college can be difficult for students. That's why the KPC Student Union strives to obtain as many student discounts from area merchants as possible.

KPC would like to thank these generous merchants for their commitment to KPC students: The Grind, Footworks, Healthy Changes, Orca Theater, The Chat Room, Body Master, Jersey Subs, Napa Auto Parts, The Fitness Place, Sugar Magnolias, Synergy Systems, Poppy Lane Dog Grooming, Acapulco Mexican Restaurant and Papa Murphy's.

If your business is interested in helping students along the road to higher education, the KPC Student Union would like to hear from you.

For more information about how your business can align itself with the KPC student body, call Lisa Greenleaf or Brian Baker at 262-0339.

KPC launches new Web site

KPC announces that its new Web site, www.kpc.alaska.edu, is no longer under construction. After many months of collaboration with Anchorage-based PangoMedia Inc., the Web site is up and running, with the exception of the Kachemak Bay Campus portion of the site. Kachemak Bay staff members are working with the contractor, and the site will be up and running soon.

The foremost consideration during the site construction was ease in navigation for the user. Finding information in a large site sometimes can be challenging and having information arranged in a logical, predictable fashion was the goal in the development of the site.

Users will see a general list on a left-hand sidebar that will help them decide what to click on. For example, one click on "academics and vocational education" finds all the degree programs offered at KPC. Another click takes the user to the degree requirements, along with the e-mail address of the advisor in that area.

Take the time to explore the new Web site and see what you think. The KPC Community Relations Department would like to hear any comments, concerns, corrections or additions. The Web site will continue to be a work in progress until all the bugs are worked out, so don't hesitate to direct Web site comments to insk@uaa.alaska.edu.

The perfect gift

With Christmas right around the corner, many people find there's just not enough time to shop for the perfect gift.

If you have a student, or potential student, on your list, KPC offers a gift choice that can have an impact for years to come.

Why not buy your student a three-credit class via a KPC Bookstore gift certificate. Can't afford a whole class? Try a gift certificate to the bookstore for the books your student will need next semester.

Give the gift of education. Call the KPC Bookstore at 262-0312 or stop in from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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



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