Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

  • By Suzie Kendrick
  • Sunday, October 19, 2014 8:10pm
  • NewsSchools

“Twisted and Forged,” an exhibit created by Brad Nichols, assistant professor of metalsmithing at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, is currently on display in KRC’s Gary L. Freeburg Gallery. There will be a closing reception for the show from 4:30-6 p.m. on Nov. 13 and a demonstration by the artist from 9 a.m-12 p.m. on Nov. 14 in room 104 at KRC. Prior to the reception, the community is welcome to stop by the Freeburg Gallery between 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and enjoy the exhibit.

Recent blood drive results

The Blood Bank of Alaska’s Lifemobile held a blood drive at the KRC Residence Hall on Oct. 9. They report that overall, 45 donors registered to give blood and a total of 38 pints were collected. With the potential of each donation impacting three patients, up to 114 people’s lives could be saved with the blood collected at the drive. Out of the 45 individuals who registered to give blood, 16 were new donors.

The event was coordinated by Residence Life staff and everyone involved thanks the each and every blood donor who turned out to give the gift of life.

High Tunnel 101 offered this month

Individuals who are considering using high tunnels for crop production are encouraged to take High Tunnel 101, a free course offered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Cooperative Extension Service. Representatives from both organizations are teaming up to teach what it takes to apply for the NRCS high tunnel program, construction considerations from snow load to irrigation, soil and nutrient management, integrated pest control and management, record-keeping and more.

This course will be taught via distance delivery and in person at KPC’s Kenai River Campus and Kachemak Bay Campus, beginning Oct. 23.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, call (907) 235-7743 in Homer or (907) 262-5824 in the Central Peninsula. Learn more about this course, including meeting times, at this link: .

“Dead Reckoning” book discussion

Local author and KRC staff member Dave Atcheson will discuss his memoir “Dead Reckoning: Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on its High Seas” at 6 p.m. on Oct. 23 in the KRC Residence Hall’s multipurpose room. This event is free and open to the public and is being sponsored by the KRC Student Union and River City Books. For more information, please contact the KRCSU at (907) 262-0339.

Student Union officers take the reins

The 2014-15 KRC Student Union’s officers have been hired. Those selected for service are Kandyce Hignite, president; Mackenzie McGee, vice president; Cheryl Tuttle, marketing specialist; Erinlee Doty, student activities coordinator.

The KPC Student Union represents the student body statewide with the UA Coalition of Student Leaders, advocating for students on campus and within the UA system.

Their mission is to carry the students’ voices to the community. All students are encouraged to get involved as a Student Union representative and to bring their questions and ideas to the group.

Student Union events are designed to enrich campus life and are supported by activity fees paid by students taking face-to-face classes. Monthly and seasonal events are organized for the enjoyment of all students. They also organize fund raisers for scholarships and coordinate legislative messaging from the student body. The Student Union officers also coordinate community-wide student discount programs.


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

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