Around Campus for the week of Nov. 5, 2018

Learn what it takes to become a paramedic

Paul Perry, KRC assistant professor of paramedicine, has announced that he invites the public to an informational session about KPC’s paramedic program. The hour-long presentation will be held at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 in the Emergency Medical Services classroom (KRC Goodrich room 144).

Perry will briefly cover the history of the program, including student pass rates, state laws, program requirements, including required courses, labs and clinical rotations and performance standards. He will also outline the program’s required financial commitment and resources that may help students reach their financial goals.

For more information, email Perry at or call 262-0378.

KPC Showcase presents Hugs and High Fives with Dave Hale Sylvester

The public is invited to what will be a unique, free presentation that will feature Sylvester sharing his story of why he has, since 2002, traveled the world spreading positivity through hugs and high-fives. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 8, in the KRC McLane Commons.

His journey began as a way to make sense of the senseless day of September 11, 2001, when his friend Kevin Browser, was one of the many lives lost in the terrorist attack.

KPC Kachemak Bay Campus interim director announced

Dr. Paula Martin has been appointed as the interim director for KBC. She will serve in this role Dec. 3, 2018-June 10, 2019, when Dr. Reid Brewer will begin his duties in the permanent position.

Martin served as the KPC assistant director for academic affairs and associate professor from 2008-2015. In this role, she oversaw all KPC academic affairs and made monthly visits to KBC.

In 2015, Paula became the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) Sitka Campus director serving in this role until 2017 when she was asked by the UAS Provost to be the Interim Dean of the UAS School of Arts and Sciences and Interim Vice Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs. She served in these roles until July 2018.

Martin has had a home in Homer for more than ten years and is respected by KBC faculty and staff, and is known in the Homer community. She said, “I’m happy to help out on the transition for the Homer campus during this leadership change. Knowing the campus, the community, Carol, and Reid, I can create a stable bridge for the students, faculty, and staff.” She received her B.S. in Entomology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts, and has taught for the Semester by the Bay program.

KBC Watercolor workshop: Painting the Northern Lights

This non-credit class will be held from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Nov. 10, at KBC Pioneer Hall room 213. Students will learn how to create vibrant, painting of lively Northern Lights in watercolor. The class will include tips and techniques for a soft, glowing Aurora Borealis.

All skill levels are welcome and supplies are included. Advanced registration, available at, is required by Nov. 7 and there is a $100 fee.

For more information, call 907.235.7743.

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