Advice and a Slice; A venue to explore options

KPC’s Kenai River Campus will be holding the fourth annual Advice and a Slice open house from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, April 1 in the McLane commons. This event provides an all-inclusive opportunity for current and prospective students (and parents) to learn what benefits that KPC/UAA has to offer while munching on free pizza and beverages.

Advisors, counselors and faculty will be on hand to provide information on the wide variety of certificates and degrees available through KPC/UAA.

Staff and faculty will answer questions about financial aid, campus health services, tutoring and other KRC Learning Center services, career resources, library processes and the importance of advising to student success. KRC residence life staff will provide information about application procedures and requirements related to living in the Res Hall. Tours of hall will be available and students can even pre-register to have a Res Life experience by staying overnight..

All freshmen, attending KPC for the first time, will be entered to win a $500 KPC tuition credit and a variety of door prizes will be given away by drawing.

For more information about Advice and a Slice, and/or pre-register for the Res Life experience, call 262-0330 or e-mail iyinfo@kpc.alaska.edu.

KRC food vendor request for proposals will be released to the public next week

​KPC is seeking new management for the Kenai River Cafe for the upcoming fall semester that begins in August. The vendor RFP will be released on Monday, April 4. The RFP will be available from the homepage of the KPC website in the “news” section. Hard copies of the packet will also be available in KRC Campus Services and can be requested by sending an email to Jennifer Anderson, director of administrative services (jeanderson7@kpc.alaska.edu). KPC is soliciting proposals that offer a creative menu, fast service and competitive pricing for students, staff and faculty.

The café food preparation area is approximately 450 square feet with modern, commercial grade appliances, including an espresso machine.

Prospective vendors must attend a mandatory site visit/pre-proposal conference on April 11. The deadline for submitting the RFP will be April 29.

“We are hoping to have several vendors to select from. Several potential vendors have already stopped by or called to ask questions about the opportunity,” Anderson said. “Selection of the vendor will be made public at the beginning of May.”

Fall semester: evening courses and upper division offerings

Due to demand from students and the general public, there will be an expanded selection of evening classes in the fall. Having the option of working toward a degree or certificate after work will assist students with family obligations and off-campus jobs.

These are some of the fall classes that will offer an evening section: Elementary Dena’ina Language I, Art Appreciation, Business Foundations, Fundamentals of Supervision, Fundamentals of Communication, Introduction to Composition, Technical Writing, Intermediate Algebra, Industrial Hand Tools, Industrial Process Instrumentation, Eastern Philosophy & Religion, Introduction to College Writing, Introduction to Process SHE Awareness, Research Methods in Psychology, Elementary Spanish I and II.

KPC students working toward bachelor degrees must complete upper division courses (300-400 level) to complete their degree requirements. To support these students’, KPC will offer these upper division courses this fall (and more will be added in coming weeks): ANTH A325 (Cook Inlet Anthropoolgy), ART A311 and ART 411 (Intermediate and Advanced Sculpture),ART A323 (Color Photography), ART A367 (History of Photography), BIOL A481 (Marine Biology), CHEM A321 (Organic Chemistry I), EDEL A395 and EDEL A495 (Elementary Education Practicum I and 2), HIST A341 (History of Alaska), HIST A355 (Major Themes in U.S History), PHIL A313 (Eastern Philosophy), PSY A366 (Perception), PSY A372 (Community Psychology), PSY A375 (Social Psychology).

More information can be found by using KPC’s searchable online schedule at: http://www.kpc.alaska.edu/academics/schedule/. Fall registration opens to KPC students (staggered by class standing) on April 1 followed by general public registration on April 18.

 

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