University of Alaska Southeast offers a free Off to College event 4-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Glacier View Room of the Egan Classroom Wing. (Nicole Honeywell | Unsplash)

University of Alaska Southeast offers a free Off to College event 4-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Glacier View Room of the Egan Classroom Wing. (Nicole Honeywell | Unsplash)

Kenai Peninsula College Around Campus for the week of Nov. 26, 2018

Public registration for spring semester open

Although it’s not easy to tell by looking outside, the fall semester is rapidly coming to an end and students are looking forward to a break. Many current students have taken advantage of the priority registration period and are lined out for the spring semester.

Public registration for the upcoming spring semester opened today, Nov. 26. Search KPC classes at https://www.kpc.alaska.edu/academics/schedule/. Registration is available from the KPC homepage by clicking on UAOnline. Spring semester classes begin on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

First time college students are encouraged to meet with an advisor to plan the best approach to completing a certificate or degree program. They can assist with adjustment and transition issues, transcript requests and offer advice and help to resolve any individual concerns.

Something for everyone on the spring schedule

KPC strives to offer a diverse mix of classes to a diverse population of students throughout the peninsula and the state. Although many courses offered are part of set, degree-driven curricula, there are many electives and community-enrichment classes offered.

Some of the fun classes that are perfect for the dark months of winter include beginning Pilates and yoga, fingerstyle guitar, basics of ground-source heat pump systems, modern qaspeq making, a variety of art courses, beginning fly fishing, introduction to creative writing, film as/and literature, natural peer support and natural wellness, and theater appreciation.

The Kenai River Campus will also be offering a number of “flex college” courses that will hopefully make college accessible to working adults and parents. These are classes offered in the evenings and/or weekends. Some of the classes include business foundations, fundamentals of supervision, fundamentals of communication and life span development. Other opportunities include both pipe and TIG welding offered at night.

For more information, call 262-0330 or email iyinfo@alaska.edu.

KBC Semester by the Bay sponsoring Marine Biology Symposium

Dr. Debbie Tobin, KBC professor of biology and coordinator of the SBB, invites the public to learn about marine mammals and the intertidal zone organisms of Kachemak Bay and beyond from 12-6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 at KBC.

Biological science students will provide 10-15 minute oral presentations on the work they have done over the semester. The students will also prepare posters highlighting field trips, including research in Kenai Fjords National Park and the 2018 Beluga Count, as well as surveys of Kachemak Bay.

The symposium offers undergraduate students experience making presentations and fielding questions about their work. The event will provide the public with a rare look into the academic work completed by the SBB students.

Oral presentations will be held from 12-3:30 p.m. on topics including signature whistles in dolphins and whales, social behavior of harbor seals, feeding behaviors of humpback whales and much more.

Poster presentations will take place from 4-6 p.m. Subjects include photo-identification of marine mammals, harbor porpoises in Halibut Cove Lagoon, the intertidal zones of several bays in Kachemak Bay and a variety of other marine-related subjects.

For more information, call 235-7743.

More in News

Daily school district COVID-19 risk levels: Aug. 3

Risk levels are based on COVID cases reported in a community and determine how schools will operate.

A fire crew can be seen here at a containment line for the Swan Lake Fire in this undated photo. (Courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management)
Fire crew’s departure highlights different wildfire season

With fire season winding down, state sends firefigthers south

Photos by Jeff Helminiak / Peninsula Clarion 
                                Part of a newly installed interagency public lands display at the Kenai Municipal Airport.
Kenai airport gets public lands display

The murals stretch from floor to ceiling in the ticketing area of the newly remodeled airport.

File
Seward extends emergency restrictions

Emergency ordinance 2020-009 was adopted unanimously by the city council on July 27.

COVID-19. (CDC)
State reports 1 new COVID death, no new peninsula cases

The person who died was an Anchorage man who was in his 70s.

Image via Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
Daily school district COVID-19 risk levels: Aug. 1

Risk levels are based on COVID cases reported in a community and determine how schools will operate.

Rep. Gary Knopp is seen in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy Jayme Jones)
Lawmakers remember colleague killed in crash

State Rep. Gary Knopp, who represented Kenai-Soldotna area, was one of seven people killed Friday.

COVID week in review: Cases climb; state reports new deaths

18 new hospitalizations and four deaths associated with COVID-19 were reported this week.

A screengrab of Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintedent John O’Brien announcing in a Thursday, July 30, 2020 video that masks will be required in school buildings this fall, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Schools to require masks, face coverings

Masks are now mandatory for all staff and students in third grade and higher.

Most Read