Prepare to laugh and be amazed

Magician Joseph Reohm and comedian Jamie Lissow will perform at 7 p.m. on Feb. 26 in the Ward Building at KRC. Admission will cost $5 for students and $15 for the public.

The performance is for individuals ages 17 and older.

The KRC branch of Phi Theta Kappa will host a bake sale and canned foods drive at this event. Attendees are encouraged to bring cans to donate.

The KPC Showcase and KRC Student Union will be co-sponsoring this event. For more information contact the KRCSU at 262-0339 or iysgov@kpc.alaska.edu.

Come visit the KRC community health fair this week

The public is reminded to take advantage of the upcoming health fair from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 in the KRC Career and Technical Education Center. This will be the last mid-winter health fair that will be held at KRC.

The event is organized by Alaska Health Fair, Inc. in conjunction with the KRC Student Health Clinic.

“We will begin holding one health fair event each fall, beginning this year. Residents who have depended on getting health screenings should plan accordingly for next year. It is likely we will have the fall fair in September or October,” said Audrey Standerfer, R.N. and KRC Health Clinic coordinator.

Attendees can expect more than 20 organizations providing free vision, hearing, blood pressure and height and weights checks and general health information, including navigating the Affordable Care Act.

Individuals 18 years of age and older will have access to high quality, low cost blood tests, including the following: comprehensive blood test (27 tests including metabolic panel, CBC and lipids panel) for $45; thyroid stimulating hormone for $30; estimated average glucose (A1C) for $25; prostate specific antigen for $25; vitamin D levels for $50; and ABO/RH blood typing for $20.

For best results, participants are urged to fast for 12 hours (nothing by mouth except water and prescribed medications) prior to having the comprehensive blood test drawn. Standerfer reports that the Providence Alaska Mammography Mobile Unit will not be available during this health fair, but she hopes it will be in the fall.

For more information, contact Standerfer at 262-0362 or email astander@kpc.alaska.edu.

KPC’s popular online class CHEM A105, gets even better

How about a chemistry class that includes a free textbook and solutions manual?

In an effort to increase students’ access by reducing overall costs associated with her course, Susan Mircovich, assistant professor of chemistry, has adopted an OpenStax textbook developed by Rice University.

Mircovich will premiere her newly-revamped course this summer and will also offer it in the fall.

The peer-reviewed text by OpenStax is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Microvich has won awards for the quality and organization of her online chemistry classes and she has attracted students from throughout the UA system.

Summer registration opens for admitted students KPC/UAA on Feb. 22 and on Feb. 29 for the general public.

To see an example of the OpenStax chemistry textbook, visit this link: openstaxcollege.org/textbooks/chemistry and click on “our books.” The solutions manual is available at the “more resources” button.

For more information about her progressive chemistry course, contact Mircovich by email at scmircovich@kpc.alaska.edu.

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