Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

  • By Suzie Kendrick
  • Sunday, January 22, 2017 7:58pm
  • NewsSchools

Even though the spring semester got underway last week, anyone who has not yet registered can still do so, with an instructor’s permission, through the end of the week (Jan. 20). Registration must be done in person and students must have their registration form signed by the instructor.

For more information, contact KRC Campus Services at 262-0330 or email

Free concert of traditional Irish music and folklore

Make plans to attend KRC’s spring semester Irish music celebration featuring renowned musicians John Walsh on the tenor banjo, Pat Broader playing the bouzouki and providing vocals, along with Tommy Martin playing the uilleann pipe.

This KPC Showcase event will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, in the Ward building. The free concert is always well attended and it is suggested that attendees arrive on time to secure seating.

This event is a collaborative effort of the UAA Diversity Action Council, KRC Student Union and the KPC Multicultural Consortium. For more information, contact Diane Taylor at 262-0328 or email

Free GED classes and instruction offered

KPC’s Kenai River Campus is the GED testing site for the Central Peninsula area. The GED classes are free and enrollment is open all semester. The classes provide instruction in reading/writing, social studies, science, math, and technology. After each class, instructors will be available for tutoring during study halls.

The Learning Center is again offering the NETS Workshop (Necessary Education, Technology and Skills) for 6 weeks beginning January 30 through March 8 from 1 -2:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. The enrollment is open until February 6. This workshop is free to the public and will focus on community service, available resources and the pathways available to career and college awareness.

Classes are offered daily, Monday through Thursday, in the KRC Learning Center. For more information, contact Terri Cowart at 262-0327 or

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Important upcoming deadlines

The first spring semester deadlines that students need to keep in mind will be Friday, Jan. 27. It will be the last day for 100 percent refunds of tuition, last day to drop semester-length courses online, last day for changing from audit-to-credit, credit-to-audit, and credit to no-credit.

The deadline to pay for spring semester tuition and fees will be Feb. 6.

For more information, contact Campus Services at 262-0330 or email

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

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