Education, Tech. and Skills Workshop open

The KRC Learning Center will be offering a free, ten week workshop entitled, NETS: Focusing on Success for First Year Experience Students, from 1-3:30 p.m., Feb. 1 to April 11 in Ward building room 104.

This NETS course will focus on community service, learning about resources and career and college awareness. Instructor Terri Cowart will be leading the class. There is no registration fee for this course and everyone, 18 years and older, is invited to attend. Learn more and sign up by calling 262-0327 or email or

2016 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference

Registration for the fourteenth, annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference is currently open.

The popular, nationally-recognized writing conference, held at Land’s End Resort in Homer, features workshops, panel presentations, readings and craft talks on the topics of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s writing and publishing.

In addition, there will several supplemental events offered to participants, including, but not limited to, manuscript reviews, open mic sessions, agent/editor consultations, a boat cruise with authors.

This year’s conference will be held from June 10-14 and the keynote speaker will be Natasha Trethewey , winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and 2012 U.S. Poet Laureate.

There are 16 workshop faculty members, all distinguished writers, who lead conference workshops and presentations. In addition, there are several supplemental events offered to participants, including manuscript reviews, open mic sessions, agent/editor consultations, and a boat cruise with authors.

Access the registration form and learn more about the conference on the KBC Writers’ Conference website at

This prestigious conference is sponsored by KPC’s Kachemak Bay Campus with support from numerous business and individuals. For more information, please call 235-7743 or e-mail

Summer semester course offerings available

KPC’s 2016 summer semester will offer 69 sections of 41 different high, quality classes for students who want to take advantage of early planning.

Releasing the summer schedule in advance, available at under Academics, Searchable Schedule, allows students to seek advising to be sure they are getting the courses they need to complete their degree programs in the least amount of time possible.

Twenty three of the 41 classes offered meet general education requirements that fulfill most all university degrees. Many college students, whether they attend a UA campus or not, take advantage of the condensed delivery time KPC’s summer classes offer.

Kenai Peninsula Borough high school juniors and seniors who are eligible for the JumpStart program can also take advantage of the summer semester.

JumpStart students have discounted tuition, subsidized by the borough, which allows them to get a head start on their college degrees at a bargain tuition rate.

Veterans can register (walk-in ) for summer semester beginning on Friday, Feb. 19. Admitted, degree-seeking students can register online beginning Monday, Feb. 22.

Registration for the general public opens online Monday, Feb. 29. The first day of classes will be May 16.

Current and prospective students can seek advising at KRC Student Services located in the McLane Building.

For more information, call 262-0330 or email

Process Technology program receives national endorsement

KPC’s Process Technology program has again been endorsed by the North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA). A NAPTA endorsement acknowledges a program meets the alliance’s highest standards.

Jeff Laube, KRC assistant professor of process technology, will attend the upcoming NAPTA conference via an online presentation and accept the endorsement on behalf of KPC.

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