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2019 spring semester public registration opens Nov. 26

Registration for the 2019 spring semester for currently admitted, degree-seeking Veteran students opened on Nov. 9. Priority registration was designed to facilitate degree completion in required classes for students closer to graduation. Nov. 12-17 offers priority registration to other current, degree-seeking students depending on class standing with seniors (90+ credits) beginning first. The general public can register for next semester beginning at 12:01 a.m., Nov. 26. A listing of spring semester course offerings is available at https://www.kpc.alaska.edu/academics/schedule/. The spring semester begins on Jan. 14, 2019.

The KRC residence hall is currently accepting applications for spring. Students have an opportunity to be a part of a Residence Life community committed to academic excellence and personal growth. 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 the laundry machines are free. For more information, visit www.kpcreslife.com or call 262-0256. Because many students are unable to physically attend face-to-face classes, the college is continuing to offer more classes in online, web-based formats. Many classes are offered in blended formats so that some of the course material is delivered online and other components, such as lab intensives, have required face-to-face attendance. Other courses are delivered face-to-face in a videoconference format, with students, and/or instructors, in a different location.

For students who don’t live in the Soldotna area, but still want to attend the intensive part of a course curriculum, the KRC Res Hall can offer affordable housing for the short stay. Students may stay in the Res Hall for $45 per night if they bring their own linens and $50 for linens provided. The cost will be billed to the students account after their stay.

To make reservations contact Tammie Willis, KRC associate director of residence life, at 907.262.0275, or email tdwillis@alaska.edu or Leslie Byrd, KRC residence life coordinator, at 907.262.0253 or email lmbyrd2@alaska.edu.

New exhibit at KRC’s Gary L. Freeburg Gallery

The most recently installed exhibit is titled “Landfalls: Dedications to Alaskan Women Writers and Storyteller” by artist Katie Ione Craney.

According to her website, Craney works primarily with found materials. Her work explores isolation, memory, and identity in a rapidly changing northern landscape. She lives with her husband in a small community in Southeast Alaska, where they are in the process of building a home designed to run fully on renewable energy.

This exhibit will be in the gallery from Nov. 8 to Dec. 14 and is free and open to the public.

Alaska Native/Native American Heritage Month at KRC

Since 1990, November has been celebrated to acknowledge Alaska Native and American Indian Heritage month. As part of the increasing awareness surrounding the importance of indigenous peoples in Alaska and on the Kenai Peninsula, the Kenai River Campus will take part in, by sponsorship or collaboration, in the following events:

▪Alaska Native Studies Club, 7:30 – 9 p.m., every Thursday, Nov. 1 & 8 at the KRC Res Hall, Nov. 15 & 29 at KRC McLane commons

▪Elders Native Language Gathering, 5:30 – 9 p.m., Nov. 14, at KRC Steffy Building

▪Rock your Mocs, 3 – 5 p.m., Nov. 16, at the Dena’ina Wellness Center. Wear moccasins and/or other regalia and share in Native food and songs. Group photo at 3:30 p.m.

▪Aaron Legget, Anchorage Museum Curator of Alaska History and Culture, will be presenting on Indigenous Hip Hop Films, 6:30 – 9 p.m., Nov. 28, at KRC McLane Commons

For more information, contact Sondra Shaginoff-Stuart, Rural and Native Student Services, at 907.262.0213 or email slshaginoffstuart@alaska.edu.

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