Fall schedule posted online today

Planning is paramount to success when working toward a degree or certificate. Both current and prospective KPC students are urged to start researching required and elective courses needed to begin or complete programs now that the fall 2016 schedule is available.

Due to community and students’ requests, the fall semester will see an increased number of courses offered in the evening hours.

These are some of the 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 and Elementary Spanish I & II.

Fall priority registration for admitted, degree/certificate seeking students opens to Veterans on April 1 (walk-in), followed by students with senior status online on April 4, with registration available to junior status the next day, followed the next consecutive days by sophomore and freshman status students.

The following week, April 11-17, allows students with pending, degree-seeking status to register. The general public can register beginning April 18. Registration will be available via UAOnline.

Registration is currently open for the summer semester that begins May 16.

For more information, email iyinfo@kpc.alaska.edu or call 262-0330 or 235-7743.

KRC Student Union to host St. Baldrick’s Foundation event

The KRC Student Union will be hosting a St. Baldrick’s Foundation event from 4-7 p.m. on March 24 in the McLane commons. St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.

Community members are invited to come learn more about St. Baldrick’s, enjoy food and face painting, and even get their heads shaved in support of childhood cancer research.

Those who would like to donate, volunteer and/or shave their heads at this event can register at: https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/12380/2016.

For more information, contact the KRCSU at 262-0339 or email iysgov@kpc.alaska.edu.

Blood drive scheduled

It is often said that it’s only when someone needs a blood donation do they really understand the importance of someone willing to come forward to freely donate their blood to benefit someone else.

The Blood Bank of Alaska is committed to supplying blood to 21 Alaska hospitals.

They collect more than 20,000 units of blood annually from approximately 2,000 volunteer donors per month.

Community members are invited make their donation of the gift of life between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on April 7 in the Blood Bank of Alaska’s LIFEMobile, which will be located in the KRC Residence Hall’s parking lot (at the corner of College Road and E. Poppy Lane off K-Beach Road).

Appointments are required and can be made by contacting Leslie Byrd at 262-0253 or by email at lbyrd4@kpc.alaska.edu.

Donors are reminded that they should feel well the day of donation, bring a photo ID to their appointment and eat well and drink plenty of fluids before donating blood.

An evening with author Kim Heacox

The community is invited to attend a presentation by author Kim Heacox at 6:30 p.m. on April 11 in the McLane commons at KRC. This event is being sponsored by the KPC Showcase and River City Books.

Kim Heacox, a resident of Gustavus, Alaska, is the author of more than a dozen works, a National Book Award nominee, and a recent National Outdoor Book Award winner.

Heacox’s works include: “The Only Kayak,” “John Muir and the Ice that Started a Fire,” “Rhythm of the Wild,” and the highly acclaimed novel, “Jimmy Bluefeather.”

For more information about this free event, please contact Dave Atcheson at 262-0346 or daatcheson@kpc.alaska.edu.

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