Log construction seminar offered at KRC

KRC student Joe Meloche, owner and operator of JMC Log Home Institute, will provide a free log construction seminar at 7 p.m. on April 27 in Goodrich 149 at KRC.

Meloche, who has 34 years of experience teaching and building in the log construction trade, will discuss safe handling of logs, log species, tools needed to build, log pealing, construction techniques and foundation types.

A sign-up sheet for this seminar is available at the KRC Student Union office; to reserve a spot, stop by the SU office, call 262-0339 or email iysgov@kpc.alaska.edu.

Stay close to home: live and learn at the Kenai River Campus

KRC Residence Life has announced that both the summer 2016 and fall 2016 student housing applications are now available on UAOnline. The hall offers quad style apartments with private bedrooms, a full kitchen, free laundry and cable. Another bonus for students is that the hall is located just a short walk across College Road. To apply, log in to UAOnline. Once logged in, click on ‘Student Services & Account Information,’ and then, ‘Campus Housing & Dining.’ Click on ‘KPC Housing’ and access applications by pressing the ‘Apply Online’ button. To take a tour of the KRC Residence Hall or for more information, please contact KRC ResLife at 262-0256 or email reslife@kpc.alaska.edu.

Kenai Peninsula College closure schedule

KPC’s Kenai River and Kachemak Bay campuses and Anchorage and Resurrection Bay extension sites will be closed from 8-10 a.m. on May 2, 2016 for college meeting; all locations will re-open at 10 a.m.

Placer mining workshop set for next month

The UAF Cooperative Extension Service will present an Introduction to Placer Mining workshop from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on May 14 in room 121 of the Steffy Building, located at KPC’s Kenai River Campus.

This workshop will cover placer exploration and mining. Topics will include placer geology, claim staking, hand and mechanized methods, building prospect maps, mining agreements and methods, and more. Don Keill, mining engineer and geologist, will be the instructor for this workshop. The workshop fee is $50 perperson before May 4 and $75 per person after May 4.

Reserve a spot at the workshop by contacting Meg Burgett at (907) 746-9472 or email asburgett@alaska.edu.

Blood drive’s lifesaving results

Because community blood drives provide more than half of Alaska’s blood supply, KPC’s Kenai River Campus blood drives, like the one held on April 7, play a vital role in keeping Alaska’s blood supply at safe levels.

According to Troy Palmer, Blood Bank of Alaska’s community coordinator, 41 donors registered to donate blood and a total of 30 pints were collected. The donated blood has a potential of saving up to 90 Alaskan lives. Of the registered donors, six new donors gave the gift of life.

The next KRC blood drive is scheduled from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Nov. 10 in the BBA LifeMobile that will be stationed in the KRC Residence Hall parking lot. For more information on blood donation and to access the Life Mobile’s schedule of future blood drives, visitbloodbankofalaska.org.

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