March Mini Mash Up

Two Kodiak bear cubs with noses touching and paws up

Join Kodiak College and the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce for a special Business After Hours event

From pickleball to painting, cannibal math, genes, gaming, comedy, learning to fly, or learning to lift a fingerprint - join us for the March Mini Mashup event on Friday March 31st from 4:30-7:30.  You'll be able to ask questions about degree planning in our mini advising sessions, learn about financing your college career, take fun mini classes, meet professors, participate in a campus-wide scavenger hunt, visit our community education art show, and enjoy complimentary appetizers and drinks.   In addition to providing college classes, degrees, and certificates, Kodiak College offers a wide range of activities and services for our community.  Stop by for a taste of all that Kodiak College has to offer!  

Doors open at 4:30 pm on Friday March 31, 2023

Some of the events will have specific start and stop times other events will be ongoing throughout the evening. Please investigate the tabs below to find out more. 

 

Throughout the evening there will be four short 20 min informational sessions. The sessions are designed to help you learn what one needs to be successful in college.

5:00 - 5:20 PM

Head shot of Nancy Castro

Join our Financial Aid Advisor, Nancy Castro, in Campus Center room 126 for information about how to pay for college.

Financial Aid Jeopardy!

5:30 - 5:50 PM

Academic advisor chatting with two students

Join Academic Counselor, Barb Brown, in Campus Center Room 126 to learn her Top 10 Tips for Getting Good Advising

Top 10 Tips for Getting Good Advising

6:00 - 6:20 PM

Five students sitting in a row

Meet current high school students taking college classes and hear their perspective on the experience!

Dual-Enrolled High School Student Panel

6:30 - 6:50 PM

Academic advisor chatting with two students

Join Robyn Callahan, in Benny Benson Building Room 128-130 and learn about options for earning college credit or a degree in high school and how to get started!

Earning College Credit in High School!

We are also providing a variety of activities that highlight our Community Education offerings and other fun events on campus. 

5:00 - 5:20 PM

Pens, rocks, and petroglyph images.

Join our Alaska Native Studies professor, Libby Eufemio, in the Wood Shop for painting rocks with petroglyph images.

Yaamangcuk! Mini rock decorating!

or

Three yellow pickle balls and two rackets on the ground.

Join our Math Professor, Jesse Mickelson, in the back of the parking lot to try your hand at pickleball.

Pickleball (weather permitting)

5:30 - 5:50 PM

Three yellow pickle balls and two rackets on the ground.

Join our Math Professor, Jesse Mickelson, in the back of the parking lot to try your hand at pickleball.

Pickleball (weather permitting)

or

Pens, rocks, and petroglyph images.

Join our Alaska Native Studies professor, Libby Eufemio, in the Wood Shop for painting rocks with petroglyph images.

Yaamangcuk! Mini rock decorating!

6:00 - 6:20 PM

Small dessert items on a tiered tray.

Join Jacelyn, in the Campus Center kitchen to make your tea breaks fun by learning to make Masala Chai (spiced milk tea) from scratch.  Learn a few fun facts about chai and tea in general.

Wee Tea Treats

6:30 - 6:50 PM

Small dessert items on a tiered tray.

Join Jacelyn, in the Campus Center kitchen to make your tea breaks fun by learning to make Masala Chai (spiced milk tea) from scratch.  Learn a few fun facts about chai and tea in general.

Wee Tea Treats

5:00 - 5:20 PM

Woman in black top with a green background

Join our Business professor, Kathrynn Hollis-Buchanan, in Benny Benson Building Room 106

Gaming Your Future

or

Instructor in classroom with students 

Join our Biology Professor, Cindy Trussell, in the science lab for an interactive lecture about genes and traits.

Are you only as smart as your genes?

5:30 - 5:50 PM

instructor writing on whiteboard with an essay projected

Join our English Professor, Jared Griffin, in Campus Center Room 101 

What Makes Something Funny?

or

student seated at flight simulator and instructor pointing to something on the screen

Join our flight instructor, Steve Pittman, in Benny Benson Building Room 111 

Learning to Fly

6:00 - 6:20 PM

mathematical symbols and notation

Join our Math Professor, Jesse Mickelson, in Campus Center 211 to use your logic and intuition to figure out how to save people without first being eaten! 

Cannibal Math

or

Instructor in classroom with students 

Join our Biology Professor, Cindy Trussell, in the science lab for an interactive lecture about genes and traits.

Are you only as smart as your genes?

6:30 - 6:50 PM

Fingerprints of Anna Timiriova

Join our Justice Professor, Kathleen Gambling, in the Campus Center Room 101 

Invisible Proof

or

Woman in black top with a green background

Join our Business professor, Kathrynn Hollis-Buchanan, in Benny Benson Building Room 106

Gaming Your Future

Throughout the evening there will be an ongoing Scavenger Hunt, Art Show and painting (while supplies last), Mini Food and Beverages, and Split the Pot.

Adults standing with deerstalker caps 

Start out in the lobby of the Benny Benson Building to discover places around campus.

Scavenger Hunt
Library lounge area

Stop by the library to view some of the art projects completed in the recent community education classes taught by Bonnie Dillard.

Art Show
aa pile of jigsaw pieces

Come visit us at Adult Education! Try one of a variety of puzzles and see our resources. There is something for everyone.

Puzzle it Out
Fox in the grass

There will be prizes and the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce will run a Split the Pot Drawing,

Split the Pot Drawing
logos of the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce and Kodiak College
appetizers on a pink plate

Find yummy treats in different locations around campus and enjoy beverages in the library.

Food and Beverages

 

logos of the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce and Kodiak College