Kenai Peninsula College Around Campus for the week of Nov. 19, 2018

Thanksgiving holiday closures this week

There will be no classes held Nov. 21 at the Kenai River and Kachemak Bay campuses and the facilities will be closed Nov. 22-25 in recognition of Thanksgiving.

Classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 26, the same day that public registration opens for the spring 2019 semester. For more information, email or call 262-0330.

KRC Residence Hall applications available for 2019 spring semester

Tammie Willis, associate director of Residence Life, is encouraging potential residents to apply to live in the KRC Residence Hall for the spring semester. The 96-bed hall offers apartment suites that house four students. Each student has a private bedroom, a bathroom shared with one other student and a common, full kitchen, dining and living room area. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art security features, including advanced key card technology and closed-circuit surveillance cameras. The hall boasts a gym and a recreation room and Internet access and use of the laundry facilities are included in the overall cost.

“To be eligible to apply, students must be enrolled at KPC for the spring semester, taking at a minimum of 9 credits (some exceptions can be made). To apply, access UAOnline from the KPC homepage (top black bar) and log in. Choose Student Services & Account information, then Campus Housing and Dining and find KPC Housing, and then Apply Online,” said Willis.

There is a $40 application fee. We recently got approval to waive that fee for eligible Veterans.”

For more information, contact the Res Hall at 262-0256 or 262-0257 or email or

KPC Showcase screening documentary: “We Up”

Dave Atcheson, KPC’s evening coordinator, and longtime KPC Showcase coordinator, describes this film, being shown as part of the college’s celebration of Alaska Native Heritage Month, as a documentary film that traces the cultural, creative, and spiritual connections between indigenous hip-hop artists of Alaska and their peers across the circumpolar north.

According to the promotional material for the event, forty years after hip-hop culture was born in the multiethnic South Bronx neighborhood of New York City, it’s being reinterpreted in fascinating ways by indigenous artists throughout Alaska, as well as Greenland, Canada, Norway, and Finland.

After the screening of the film, Aaron Leggett, the film’s executive producer and curator of Alaska History and Culture at the Anchorage Museum, will be available to discuss the film and gather feedback.

This free event will be held at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 28, in KRC’s McLane Commons. For more information, email Atcheson at or call 262-0346.

New exhibit in the G.L. Freeburg Gallery

This new exhibit is titled “Landfalls: Dedications to Alaskan Women Writers and Storyteller” by Alaskan artist, Katie Ione Craney. According to her artist statement, “Landfalls is a dedication for the women who have helped shape my understanding of the physical, mental, and literary landscape that is as broad as Alaska is in size. This series will continue to grow and unfold as I read and listen. I hope this work inspires you to pick up a book, read a poem, and find solace and solidarity within the words.”

Craney’s website indicates that she works primarily with found materials to explore isolation, memory, and identity in the rapidly changing northern landscape. She has vast experience and has won many awards in Alaska and throughout the country. This exhibit will be in the gallery from Nov. 8 through Dec. 14. The gallery is free and open to the public.

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