Around Campus for the week of Oct. 1, 2018

KPC’s nursing students administering influenza vaccines

The 2018 class of nursing students at the Kenai River Campus will once again be on the front lines of Central Peninsula Hospital’s free, drive-through influenza vaccine clinic. KPC nursing students have participated in this community service project for more than seven years.

To be eligible, participants must be 18 years old or older. The drive-through event will be held from 3 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Oct. 3 at CPH. The public is asked to enter the covered parking garage from Binkley Street and follow the signs.

First come, first served, while supplies last. For more information, call 907-714-4404.

Job opening at the Kenai River Campus

Kenai Peninsula College/UAA invites applications for a Custodial Maintenance Service Worker at the Kenai River Campus in Soldotna.

The successful candidate will provide routine custodial and general labor services. They must have knowledge of indoor and outdoor commercial cleaning tasks, methods, functions and needs.

This is a 12-month, 40-hours per week position available for a shift that runs from 12:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Fridays. The position requires flexibility, which will include evening and weekend hours. The position is union represented, includes employee benefits and employee tuition waivers and is fully benefited.

For more information, visit this URL: http://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/510413/custodial-maintenance-service-worker.

Native Dance Gatherings celebrate community and cultural awareness

Avegtaaq Slats (Trish) Tuluk, KRC student and Res Hall resident advisor, originally from Chevak on the west coast of Alaska, has been instrumental in embracing activities that benefit rural and Alaska Native students. She has coordinated a series of community service projects, including working with other students and Sondra Shaginoff-Stuart, KPC’s Alaska Native and Rural Student Services, to pick numerous gallons of berries, and processing and then distributing more than 60 bags to local native Elders.

Her newest contribution to cultural awareness and the embracing traditional values on campus is hosting and participating in weekly Native Dance Gatherings at KRC. The gatherings will include drumming and dancing and enjoying one another’s company.

The public is invited to participate in the dance gatherings that will be held from 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. each Thursday at KRC, most often in the McLane Commons, unless posted otherwise.

“We’re starting small, but hope to reach out to people. We want to keep our ancestors’ traditions alive and one of them is yuraqing, Eskimo dancing! One of the great ways to keep a connection with them,” said Tuluk on her Facebook page. Which is one of the reasons why we are in the process of organizing a KPC Alaska Native Studies club. We want native students to be less homesick so they can keep striving to achieve their career goals! This has pulled many people together talking, laughing, and meeting new people. I’d like to thank all the drummers, dancers, and the supporters for coming out! I hope this turns out great!”

KBC offering a non-credit course: Chinese Painting

This interesting course will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays, Oct. 3 through 17. Students will receive a brief introduction to the four treasures and six principles of Chinese Painting. They will also learn composition, expressive brush strokes of the Lingnan style, and mixing color on the mau bi (Chinese brush) to convey the spirit and beauty of flowers.

There is a $90 fee, and students can register online at this link: https://kbcnoncredit.asapconnected.com/

All skill levels are welcomed and supplies will be provided. Please check the online registration page for additional information.

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