Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

  • By Suzie Kendrick
  • Sunday, January 25, 2015 7:16pm
  • NewsSchools

The KRC Learning Center will be offering a free, ten week workshop entitled, NETS: Focusing on Success for First Year Experience Students, from 1-4 p.m., Jan. 26-April 6 in room 153.

This NETS course will focus on community service, learning about resources and career and college awareness. Terri Cowart and Stan Vogel 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.

KRC Career Day this week

Students and members of the community who are interested in exploring careers and/or connecting with employers and exhibitors are invited to participate in the KRC Career Day activities. The 24th Career Day held at KRC will highlight 60 different careers with local professionals, who work in the fields, providing an overview of the career choice. Access a time schedule of the career topics that will be presented at

This free event will be held throughout the Kenai River Campus from 8:45 a.m. – noon on Friday, Jan. 30, with more than 20 exhibitors and employers located in the McLane and Brockel commons.

For more information, contact the Career and Community Engagement Center at 262-0376 or email

2015 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference

Registration for the 13th 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 12-16 and the keynote speaker will be award-winning novelist and short story writer Andre Dubus III. There are 18 workshop faculty members, all distinguished writers, who lead conference workshops and presentations.

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 2015 summer semester will offer 79 sections of 44 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.

Eleven of the 44 classes offered meet the 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 that 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.

Current and prospective students can seek advising at KRC Student Services located in the McLane Building. For more information, call 262-0330 or email


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

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