Tag Archives: Kodiak College

Civic engagement class encourages community volunteerism

(right to left) Professor Thia Falcone and students Jeffrey Woods and Aaron Mells. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A new class at Kodiak College this year focuses on community engagement. Professor Thia Falcone says that’s anything from volunteering with local nonprofits to daily kindnesses, like helping someone across the street. While those acts may seem small, she says they ... Read More »

Kodiak College holds lecture on race

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A local lecturer is tackling race in a two part course. Kodiak College English professor Jared Griffin led the first class on Tuesday and traced ethnicity all the way back to the roots of the human race. “I begin 500,000 years ago with Lucy in Africa and you’ve gotta talk about migration patterns and then how groups of ... Read More »

Chugach Alutiiq Teachers Preserve Language in Villages

Brandon Moonin teaches students Alutiiq in village of Tatitlek. (Photo courtesy of Brandon Moonin) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Two remote learning students just graduated from a Kodiak College Alutiiq language program. They’re striving to keep the language alive in Port Graham and Tatitlek, two villages where Alutiiq, or Sugpiaq, people speak the regional dialect of Chugach Alutiiq. Libby Eufemio, who runs the ... Read More »

Kodiak College Nursing Program Adapts to Hospital Policy Change

Stethoscope. (Photo by jasleen_kaur / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak College, which is part of the University of Alaska Anchorage, will soon make a bachelor’s degree the go-to for aspiring nurses. In previous years, students have been able to get an associate’s degree at the college and then add classes to build up to a bachelor’s. In fall 2018, the college ... Read More »

Speakers Cover Climate Change From View of Humanities and Science

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A series of talks Saturday will apply many different academic disciplines to one overarching theme: climate change. The day’s schedule includes perspectives from English studies, science, and archaeology. The Kodiak College Community Engagement Committee is responsible for the event’s organization. Committee member Libby Eufemio, an assistant professor of Alaska Native studies, says in the past they’ve brought a ... Read More »

For Kodiak College, First Day of Classes Serves as Look Forward

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Yesterday was the first day of classes for Kodiak Island Borough School District middle schoolers and high schoolers, as well as for new and returning Kodiak College students. For some, that means the end of summer. For others, it’s the beginning of an even brighter season, at least for the mind: the school season. Kodiak College Director Alan ... Read More »

Kodiak College Registration Ongoing

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Now is the time for students to consider registering for classes if they plan to enroll at Kodiak College this coming semester. The last day to add classes for the fall semester is September 9, which gives students plenty of time to browse the catalog of courses or even to consider enrolling. Assistant Director for Academic Affairs, Jared ... Read More »

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