The Kenai River Campus is closed today

In observance of Alaska Civil Rights Day and Martin L. King Day, all locations of Kenai Peninsula College will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18. Campuses and extension sites will re-open with normal hours on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Pick. Click. Give. to benefit a KPC student scholarship

With the new year, Alaskans are applying for their PFD’s and it is very easy to choose to make a donation that will benefit a KPC student scholarship fund.

Many students couldn’t attend college without the financial aid they receive in the form of scholarships. Because scholarships, like grants, do not have to be repaid, students who take the time to apply for all scholarships they are eligible for are pleasantly surprised when they receive an award. To see how much it means to students who receive a KPC scholarship, visit this link,, to read their thank you letters to the donors who made their scholarships possible.

For more information about how to make a PFD Pick. Click. Give. donation to KPC, or any other donation to the college, contact Suzie Kendrick at 262-0320 or email

Rarefied Light 2015 exhibit relocated due to renovations

At this time of year, Rarefied Light, a renowned statewide juried photography exhibition sponsored by the non-profit Alaska Photographic Center, ordinarily shows in KRC’s Gary L. Freeburg Gallery. But this year, because the gallery is part of a campus renovation project, the exhibit is being housed at the Kenai Fine Art Center (816 Cook Dr., Kenai) through Feb. 26.

The guest juror, Susan Burnstine, selected 49 pieces of excellent fine art photography created by artists from Barrow to Kodiak for this year’s show.

Burnstine was asked to make her selections from 75 semi-finalists that were whittled down from 650 entries from 97 artists. Burnstine is an award-winning fine art photographer and journalist, originally from Chicago and now based in Los Angeles. She is known for dramatic black and white images that” illustrate her dreams” and also for making her own cameras and lenses to accomplish the dream effects, rather than by post-production manipulation.

The piece selected as the best in show was “House in the Birch Forest” by Kaitlin Wilson from Fairbanks.

Five honorable mentions were also chosen: “Jump” by Javid Kamali, “Kaden” by Shalem Mathew, “Sunbeam” by Meike Paniza, “High Five” by Greanna Peterson and “baby, you didn’t have a choice” by Cody Swanson. Next year’s Rarefied Light 2016 exhibit will again return to KRC’s G.L. Freeburg Gallery.

Traditional Irish music winter concert scheduled

The public is invited to come and enjoy an evening of traditional Irish music and folklore at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, in Ward rooms 102/104/106 at KPC’s Kenai River Campus in Soldotna.

This free, family-friendly event is an annual kick-off for spring semester. Returning performers include Dublin native John Walsh playing the tenor banjo, vocals and Bouzouki by artist Pat Broaders, and new to this year’s show, Dan Gurney on the button accordion. Support for this event is made possible by the UAA Diversity Action Council, the KPC Showcase, the KRC Student Union and the KPC Multicultural Consortium. For more information, contact Diane Taylor at 262-0328 or email

Last chance register for spring semester

Although the college is closed today, anyone who has not yet registered for the spring semester can still do so, with an instructors permission, tomorrow and through the end of the week (Jan. 22). Registration must be done in person and students must have their registration form signed by the instructor. For more information, contact KRC Campus Services at 262-0330 or email

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