KPC: College holiday closure reminder

  • By Kelly Sullivan
  • Sunday, September 6, 2015 3:21pm
  • NewsSchools

All KPC locations will be closed from Sept. 5-7 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. In addition, there will be no classes held on Monday, Sept. 7 or Tuesday, Sept. 8.

The campus will re-open at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7 and classes will resume on Sept. 8.

Getting new students up to speed with Set up for Success

KPC’s Kenai River Campus will be hosting the annual Set Up for Success event that’s designed to provide the tools necessary for a successful first semester at KPC. The event will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8 in rooms 102 and 104 in the Ward Building. Because of the Labor Day holiday, no classes are being held on Sept. 8 allowing students to attend this event without impacting class schedules.

Attendees will receive college success tips, interact with faculty members, learn how to utilize Blackboard (KPC’s online course management system) and UAA/KPC email, navigate financial aid procedures and gain an understanding of the DegreeWorks system on UAOnline.

Free pizza will be served and participants will be entered in a drawing for an Apple iPad Air. Due to seating limitations, this event will be limited to 80, current KPC students. All attendees must RSVP to reserve a seat at the Kenai Peninsula College Facebook page (at this link: or by calling Student Services at 262-0330.

Kenai River Campus gallery closing reception scheduled

Cam Choy, KRC associate professor of art, has announced there will be a closing reception at the G.L. Freeburg Gallery for artist Glenna Gannon’s exhibit titled ‘The View From Here’, from 4:30-6 p.m. on Sept. 10. The public is encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Professor Choy at 262-0274 or email

KPC professor tapped for interview regarding President’s Alaska trip

Mike Hawfield, associate professor of history and political science at KPC’s Kachemak Bay Campus, was recently contacted by reporter George Condon from the National Journal for comments regarding the historical significance of President Obama’s recent trip to Alaska. Hawfield says he thinks he was selected because of his role on the Alaska Historical Commission.

Hawfield was also asked about past presidential visits and about his opinion on Obama’s visits to villages and how these connect to environmental messages.

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Kenai River Campus new faculty spotlight

Dr. Cadie Buckley has been hired as KRC’s new assistant professor of biology and will be replacing Dr. David Wartinbee who recently retired. Buckley holds a doctorate in molecular bioscience and bioengineering from the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine) and a bachelor of science in biology from University of Alaska Southeast.

Buckley’s previous employment experience includes being a temporary instructor at the University of Washington, School of Medicine; as assistant professor of clinical neuroanatomy at University of Hawaii John A. Burnes School of Medicine; as a teaching assistant at University of Hawaii, Manoa; as a teaching assistant at UAS Department of Fisheries; as postdoctoral researcher and graduate research assistant for University of Hawaii; chemical analyst for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Juneau; research assistant and fisheries technician for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game; and co-captain of a research and supply vessel.

This semester Buckley is teaching two sections of human anatomy and physiology lecture and three sections of the associated lab class.

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