Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

  • By Suzie Kendrick
  • Sunday, October 30, 2016 9:42pm
  • NewsSchools

With the first snowfall, students need to be thinking about and planning for the upcoming spring semester. Priority registration opens for students who are admitted into degree or certificate programs the week of Nov. 14.

KPC’s veteran students are always given the first priority period and can walk in and register on Nov. 11 (for KPC classes only). The remainder of priority registration is staggered according to class standing, with seniors (90+ credits) registering beginning on Nov. 14, juniors (60-89 credits) on Nov. 15, sophomores (30-59 credits) on Nov. 16 and freshmen (0-29 credits) on Nov. 17. Beginning the following week on Nov. 21, students with pending spring admission applications can begin registering.

The spring 2017 schedule is accessible from the homepage of the KPC website and there are more than 350 course sections available, including many high-quality, online classes. Students should check the schedule often for changes before registering at UAOnline, the University of Alaska portal, from the KPC homepage.

General public web registration opens Nov. 28 and spring semester classes begin on Jan. 17, 2017.

For more information about the registration process, call Student Services at 262-0330 (toll free 877-262-0330) or to schedule an advising session, contact KRC Counseling and Advising at 262-0383.

Kachemak Bay Campus director receives award

Carol Swartz, KBC director for almost thirty years, has been chosen as one of ten Alaskan women to receive the 2016 YMCA Alaska/BP Women of Achievement Award. This is the twenty-seventh year the award program has been in place.

The official web site states: “The Women of Achievement & Youth Awards is an annual evening soiree that honors ten Alaskan women who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and excellence in their professional and personal endeavors as well as their contributions to the larger community.”

Swartz, along with Sheri Buretta, Mara Kimmel, Deena Paramo, Elizabeth Ripley, Ivy Spohnholz, Judith Crotty, Kris Norosz, Elizabeth Pierce and the Rev. Julia Seymour share the Women of Achievement awards this year. The women will be honored at an awards ceremony at 5:15 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts Discovery Theatre in Anchorage.

Register to attend online at http://ywcaak.corg/woa/

New exhibit to open this month

KRC’s G.L. Freeburg Gallery will open the month of November with an exhibit by Alisa Holen, art faculty from the University of Southern Indiana. Holen holds a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics, with an emphasis on sculpture, from the University of Iowa.

According to her website, since graduate school she has taught at eight different colleges and universities, including University of Nebraska at Omaha, Augustana College, University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse, and the University of Iowa. She is now in her fifth year at the University of Southern Indiana as an assistant professor of art and assistant department chair.

Holen exhibits both regionally and nationally, and dedicates time each fall to oversee and facilitate “Empty Bowls, Evansville” which uses clay to raise money each year for the undernourished in Southern Indiana.

“I am a ceramic artist and educator in Evansville, Ind., where I am an assistant professor of art. My professional clay work is both functional and sculptural, and plays with the nuances of relationships,” said Holen.

For more information on the exhibit, contact Cam Choy, KRC associate professor of art, at or call 262-0247.


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

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