Around Campus: UA Board of Regents members’ terms expiring

  • By Suzie Kendrick
  • Sunday, October 12, 2014 2:05pm
  • NewsSchools

The 11-member University of Alaska Board of Regents manages the university’s property, land, and financial assets; sets tuition rates; appoints the university president; and governs the government and instruction of the university. Appointees to the board are selected by the governor and are subject to confirmation by the Legislature.

Four Board of Regents seats will become available on Feb. 1, 2015. These seats are currently held by Regents Brady, Cowell, Jacobson and Wickersham. The seats are for eight years and there are no term limits.

Anyone interested in more information about applying for a BOR appointment can do so by submitting an application at this website: http://gov.alaska.gov/parnell/services/boards-commissions.html .

The Kenai Peninsula has had two regents since the University of Alaska was established in 1917: Leo Rhode (Homer) served from 1948-1955 and Robert Williams (Kenai) served from 1985-1993.

KRC Health Clinic sponsoring Fall Health Fair

The KRC Health Fair has been scheduled from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1 in room 140 in KRC’s new Career and Technical Education Center. The event is organized to help people take advantage of the low cost blood tests and health screenings.

General health education materials provided by a variety of vendors will be offered at the event and the Providence Hospital Mobile Mammogram Van is scheduled to be available. Women interested in scheduling an appointment for their annual screening mammogram must pre-register prior to Nov. 1 by calling 1-888-458-3151 (toll free).

Anyone planning on getting a blood panel drawn should be fasting to ensure the most accurate results for tests including cholesterol, triglyceride and glucose (blood sugar) levels. Typically a 12-hour fast is recommended and no liquids, other than water, should be consumed. Usually people taking medications on a regular basis can do so even while fasting, but this should be cleared with their physician.

For more information, please contact Kathy Becher, KPC’s advanced nurse practitioner, at 262-0362 or e-mail kbecher@kpc.alaska.edu.

Thousands of tree seedings planted at KRC

In an effort to reclaim land that had been previously cleared, a team of KRC staff members, with help from a UAA Facilities crew, planted more than 2,000 spruce and birch tree seedlings on the former MAPTS fire training site (located one mile south of campus on the west side of College Road).

The trees were planted as part of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA program. UAA is one of 229 universities and colleges nationwide who are recognized for effectively managing campus trees in an effort to foster healthy forests.

Gearing up for Annual Halloween celebration

KRC’s annual Halloween celebration will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. The community is invited to attend and bring the kids for a fun and free afternoon of trick-or-treating in a warm, safe environment.As always, prizes will be awarded for best student costume and best decorated department. The KRC Student Union will be assisting trick-or-treaters by distributing maps that will provide directions to each participating departments.

High School Senior Tuition Scholarship app now available

The 2015/2016 KPC High School Senior Tuition Scholarship application is now available. Recipients will have full-time tuition (up to 15 credits) waived for the fall and spring semesters of the 2015/2016 academic year. View the scholarship application at this link: http://bit.ly/1qjyl6W or pick up a copy at the financial aid office (room 139N, KRC McLane commons).

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on April 2, 2015. For more information, please contact, Kathi Overpeck, financial aid coordinator, at 262-0332.

 

This column is provided by Suzie Kendrick, Advancement Programs Manager at Kenai Peninsula College.

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