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3/27/2015

 

Political activities policy revised 

     During their March 25 meeting, the NIC Board of Trustees approved revisions to Political Activities Policy #3.02.11. Revisions include a reference to the prohibition of the use of electronic correspondence, in accordance with college policy, when employees make political statements or use their signatures for political purposes. An additional revision is the inclusion of the president and an employee's supervising member of President's Cabinet in determining the leave and pay status of an employee who is elected to a part-time municipal or county office. The revised policy has been posted to the policy manual.

 

 

Times changed for softball TODAY

     The NIC softball home opener TODAY Friday, March 27  vs. Columbia Basin College has been moved to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. start times for the double-header.

 

 

Internet services unavailable March 28

     Information Technology will be performing network maintenance from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in order to replace old network hardware and improve NIC's protection from Internet malware and viruses. Services that rely on the Internet, such as web browsing, employee webmail, the NIC website, the MyNIC portal, and remote access will be intermittently unavailable for a brief period of time while some network services are restarted. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Paul Swaim at Ext. 3231 or paul.swaim@nic.edu.

 

 

Nominate that deserving someone!    
    
Nominations for the annual Staff Appreciation awards are now being accepted. These awards are provided by the NIC Foundation and will be presented at the commencement breakfast in May. The award categories are: 

      Rising Star Award 

      Staff Excellence Award for full-time employees 

      Staff Excellence Award for part-time employees

(at least one year in part-time position) 

     The complete award descriptions and electronic nomination forms can be found here. You may submit nominations through 5 p.m. Friday, April 10.  

     It is also time to consider full-time instructors and librarians for the NIC Foundation Faculty Achievement Award and part-time faculty for the Adjunct Faculty Achievement Award.

     The full-time awards given to a faculty member or librarian may vary from $500 to $1,500. Instructors must be full-time and have been involved in NIC classroom instruction for four or more years. The award is given based upon classroom effectiveness, dependability in meeting contractual obligations, and professional growth. For librarians, the criteria include exemplary library service to students and the NIC campus.  More information on the full-time faculty award can be found here.

     The adjunct award is $500 for one faculty member. Adjunct instructors qualify for the award during their fifth consecutive semester (including summer) and must teach at least six semester credits or the equivalent. Adjunct faculty will be judged on teaching effectiveness and contributions to the community. More information on the adjunct faculty award can be found here.

     All awards will be announced at the Commencement Breakfast on May 15. Please make sure nomination letters are submitted to the Vice President for Instruction's Office (Molstead Library 252) no later than Monday, April 6.

     If you have any questions, call Cheri Beard at Ext. 3305.   

 

 

     

Max Mendez spiced up everyone's day Thursday, leading a choir through campus buildings while singing a Brazilian procession from a rural festival similar to Mardi Gras.   

Wellness Break

There will be no wellness workout classes over spring break. Classes will resume April 6. Visit the wellness calendar, under wellness on the HR Portal page for a schedule of classes and activities.

 

 

Spring Break 

There will be different hours for various departments on campus during spring break.

Molstead Library:

Sunday, March 29 - closed

Monday to Thursday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, April 3 - 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 5 - 1 to 8 p.m.

Molstead Computer Lab:

Sunday, March 29 - closed

Monday - noon to 5 p.m.

Tuesday to Thursday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday - 9 a.m. to noon

Sunday, April 5 - closed. Regular lab hours will resume at 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 6.

Testing Center

Monday to Thursday - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday - 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Closed Saturday and Sunday

 

 

Open Positions

Chief Information Officer - Apply by April 3

Director of Financial Aid - Internal only. Apply by April 3

Division Chair - College Skills - Internal only. Apply by April 3

Unless noted as "Internal recruitment only," all application materials must be submitted online at https://nicjobs.silkroad.com/. Internal-only job postings must be applied for in hard copy. To obtain an application packet, stop by the Human Resources Office in Sherman Building Room 108 or contact Erin Norvell at Ext.7211 or erin_norvell@nic.edu



3/26/2015

 

Come to Nead retirement party TODAY 

     Everyone is invited to a retirement reception for Marsha Nead from 1:30 to 3 p.m. TODAY Thursday, March 26, in the SUB Driftwood Bay Room. Marsha has played an integral role in the Auxiliary Services Department for nearly 32 years. Please join us in celebrating her years of service and support of NIC students and community. Cake and refreshments will be provided. See you there!
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      "Congratulations Marsha. We wish you a retirement that is all that you dreamed that it could be... and so much more!"
-- Mica Peak Exchange Bookstore staff

 

 

Lobby recital to be held at noon TODAY 

     Bring your lunch and experience a Boswell Hall Lobby Recital put on by the NIC Music Department at noon TODAY Thursday, March 26.

 

 

Call for division chair candidates

     The Office of Instruction would like to invite interested, tenured instructors to consider applying to become the next division chair of the College Skills Division. Candidates should submit the required materials to the NIC Human Resources Department no later than noon, Friday, April 3. Please note, the start date is August 1 and not Sept. 1 as previously announced.

     To view the full announcement, including the required materials list and associated job responsibilities, click here. The required materials and job responsibilities can also be picked up in the Human Resources Department or be requested electronically via email to teresa.henderson@nic.edu.

 

 

Library reaches out to Outreach

Through a generous grant from the NIC Foundation, faculty and staff from the Molstead Library recently visited each of the NIC Outreach Centers at Kellogg, Bonners Ferry, and Sandpoint to set up three "honor libraries," which are spinning book racks that house over 150 popular paperbacks to be borrowed and returned using the honor system. Library staff also left promotional literature on library programs and resources, talked about library outreach services to students and staff, and most importantly, served delicious chocolate cake. The library plans to update and replenish the honor libraries with new book titles each year. Many thanks to the Outreach Center managers for hosting and promoting these events. Pictured is Bonners Ferry student Mercy Bushnell checking out what the library has to offer.

 

 

Internet services unavailable March 28

     Information Technology will be performing network maintenance from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in order to replace old network hardware and improve NIC's protection from Internet malware and viruses. Services that rely on the Internet, such as web browsing, employee webmail, the NIC website, the MyNIC portal, and remote access will be intermittently unavailable for a brief period of time while some network services are restarted. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Paul Swaim at Ext. 3231 or paul.swaim@nic.edu.

 

 

Times changed for softball opener

     The NIC softball home opener Friday, March 27  vs. Columbia Basin College has been moved to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. start times for the double-header.

Emery's Closed

Please note, Emery's Restaurant and NICularts Deli will be closed TODAY Thursday, March 26 so students can prepare for their annual spring dinner.

 

 

March field trips

Please excuse the students listed here for a humanities' field trip TODAY Thursday, March 26.

 

 

Wellness Break

There will be no wellness workout classes over spring break. Classes will resume April 6. Visit the wellness calendar, under wellness on the HR Portal page for a schedule of classes and activities.

 

 

Spring Break 

There will be different hours for various departments on campus during spring break.

Molstead Library:

Sunday, March 29 - closed

Monday to Thursday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, April 3 - 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 5 - 1 to 8 p.m.

Molstead Computer Lab:

Sunday, March 29 - closed

Monday - noon to 5 p.m.

Tuesday to Thursday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday - 9 a.m. to noon

Sunday, April 5 - closed. Regular lab hours will resume at 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 6.

Testing Center

Monday to Thursday - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday - 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Closed Saturday and Sunday



3/25/2015

 

Come to Williams concert TODAY

     Everyone is invited to the free concert "From the Pen of John Williams" featuring the NIC Wind Symphony at 7:30 p.m. TODAY Wednesday, March 25 in Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center. The concert is an exploration of the diversity of one of America's most well-known composers, John Williams.More... 

 

 

Call 911 at Workforce Training Center

     The Workforce Training Center's Fire Alarm system is malfunctioning and does not appear to be connected to 911. Until further notice, everyone in the center should be sure to call 911 in case of a fire.

 

 

Lobby recital offered Thursday

     Mark your calendars to pack a lunch and experience a Boswell Hall Lobby Recital put on by the NIC Music Department Thursday, March 26.

 

 

NASA awards $60,000 

     Twelve NIC students were each awarded a $5,000 scholarship through the NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium.

The grants are made available through NASA for students to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Students can apply the money to finishing their degree at NIC or at their transfer institution. Most plan to earn degrees in engineering, but the computer science, biomedical, and mathematics fields are also represented in this group. The students will participate in STEM-related activities through this spring, summer, and next year to qualify for 100 percent of the money. Great job to everyone involved!

 

 

Internet services unavailable March 28

     Information Technology will be performing network maintenance from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in order to replace old network hardware and improve NIC's protection from Internet malware and viruses. Services that rely on the Internet, such as web browsing, employee webmail, the NIC website, the MyNIC portal, and remote access will be intermittently unavailable for a brief period of time while some network services are restarted. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Paul Swaim at Ext. 3231 or paul.swaim@nic.edu.

 

 

Times changed for softball opener

     The NIC softball home opener Friday, March 27  vs. Columbia Basin College has been moved to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. start times for the double-header.

 

Trustee Meeting

The upcoming Board of Trustees meeting will be held at the earlier-than-usual time of 4 p.m. TODAY Wednesday, March 25 in the SUB Lake Coeur d'Alene Room.

 

 

March field trips

Please excuse the students listed here for humanities' field trips TODAY Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26.

 

 

Emery's Closure

Please note, Emery's Restaurant and NICularts Deli will be closed Thursday, March 26 so students can prepare for their annual spring dinner.

 

 

Spring Break 

There will be different hours for various departments on campus during spring break.

Molstead Library:

Sunday, March 29 - closed

Monday to Thursday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, April 3 - 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 5 - 1 to 8 p.m.

Molstead Computer Lab:

Sunday, March 29 - closed

Monday - noon to 5 p.m.

Tuesday to Thursday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday - 9 a.m. to noon

Sunday, April 5 - closed. Regular lab hours will resume at 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 6.

 



3/24/2015

 

McLean to address boosters TODAY
     Mike McLean, head boys basketball coach at Post Falls High School, will be the speaker at the NIC Booster Club Luncheon noon TODAY Tuesday, March 24, at the Coeur d'Alene Resort.
More...

 

 

Times changed for softball opener

     The NIC softball home opener Friday, March 27  vs. Columbia Basin College has been moved to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. start times for the double-header.

 

 

Internet services unavailable March 28

     Information Technology will be performing network maintenance from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in order to replace old network hardware and improve NIC's protection from Internet malware and viruses. Services that rely on the Internet, such as web browsing, employee webmail, the NIC website, the MyNIC portal, and remote access will be intermittently unavailable for a brief period of time while some network services are restarted. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Paul Swaim at Ext. 3231 or paul.swaim@nic.edu.

 

 

 

 

Advising workshop offered March 26 

     Advising Day is April 9 - make sure you have the tools to help your students. Join the Advising and Career Services staff for "Advising 101: Who are all these advisees and what do I do with them?" This workshop is geared toward faculty members who have advisees, as well as anyone else who acts as an advisor to students. Attend this workshop and learn how advisees are assigned; useful advising tools such as Degree Audit; the Academic Standings policy, and how to incorporate it into advising; emphasizing the relationship between Academic Advising and Career Services; what goes on during OARS2; and more!  

 

     This session will be offered Thursday, March 26, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Molstead Computer Lab (Bay 5).       

  • Benefit-eligible (full-time) employees must register through SilkRoad Learning (formerly GreenLight), via the login link found on the HR portal page.
  • Non-benefit eligible employees (adjunct faculty) must contact Erin Norvell in HR (erin.norvell@nic.edu) to check on session availability and reserve a spot.

Information: Erin Norvell at Ext. 7211 or erin.norvell@nic.edu

 

 

Williams concert slated for March 25

     Everyone is invited to the free concert "From the Pen of John Williams" featuring the NIC Wind Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 in Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center. The concert is an exploration of the diversity of one of America's most well-known composers, John Williams.

More...

 

 


Students qualify for BPA nationals
     Tahj McDaniel, Katherine Kuhn, and Michael Carey, great job at Business Professionals of America in Boise last weekend! All three qualified for the national conference this May in Anaheim.

 

Early Meeting

The upcoming Board of Trustees meeting will be held at the earlier-than-usual time of 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 in the SUB Lake Coeur d'Alene Room.

 

 

March field trips

Please excuse the students listed here for humanities' field trips Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26.

 

 

Emery's Closure

Please note, Emery's Restaurant and NICularts Deli will be closed Thursday, March 26 so students can prepare for their annual spring dinner.

 

 

Spread the Word

The 2015 Supplement Summer Financial Aid Application will be available at the end of March. Emails with a link to the application will be sent to students' Cardinal Mail accounts. 

 

 

Spring Break 

There will be different hours for various departments on campus during spring break.

Molstead Library:

Sunday, March 29 - closed

Monday to Thursday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, April 3 - 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 5 - 1 to 8 p.m.

Molstead Computer Lab:

Sunday, March 29 - closed

Monday - noon to 5 p.m.

Tuesday to Thursday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday - 9 a.m. to noon

Sunday, April 5 - closed. Regular lab hours will resume at 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 6.



3/23/2015

 

2015-2016 posted online

     The 2015-2016 NIC calendar is now available online.

 

 

Nominations sought for faculty awards

     It is time to consider full-time instructors and librarians for the NIC Foundation Faculty Achievement Award and part-time faculty for the Adjunct Faculty Achievement Award.

     The full-time awards given to a faculty member or librarian may vary from $500 to $1,500. Instructors must be full-time and have been involved in NIC classroom instruction for four or more years. The award is given based upon classroom effectiveness, dependability in meeting contractual obligations, and professional growth. For librarians, the criteria include exemplary library service to students and the NIC campus.  More information on the full-time faculty award can be found here.

     The adjunct award is $500 for one faculty member. Adjunct instructors qualify for the award during their fifth consecutive semester (including summer) and must teach at least six semester credits or the equivalent. Adjunct faculty will be judged on teaching effectiveness and contributions to the community. More information on the adjunct faculty award can be found here.

     All awards will be announced at the Commencement Breakfast on May 15. Please make sure nomination letters are submitted to the Vice President for Instruction's Office (Molstead Library 252) no later than Monday, April 6.

     If you have any questions, call Cheri Beard at Ext. 3305.

 

 

PF coach to speak to boosters
     Mike McLean, head boys basketball coach at Post Falls High School, will be the speaker at the North Idaho College Booster Club Luncheon noon Tuesday, March 24, at the Coeur d'Alene Resort.
More...

 

 

Thank you!

     Special thanks goes out to all the volunteers who helped make the spelling bee happen Saturday, like NIC employees Joe Jacoby, Audry Bourne, Tracy Struble, Sara Fladeland, Lynn Covey, and Rebecca Goodwin as well as PTK members Katie Price and Gavin LaPage. And thanks to the staff of Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center.

-- Mindy Patterson, bee organizer

     To read about the bee, click here for the article in the Coeur d'Alene Press.

 

 

 

Emery's Closure

Please note, Emery's Restaurant and NICularts Deli will be closed Thursday, March 26 so students can prepare for their annual spring dinner.

 

 

Tuition Waiver

Starting in summer of 2015, all Pell Grant, scholarships, and grant-in-aid will be applied before the tuition waiver. Please see the updated forms on the Benefits tab of the Human Resources portal site.

 

 

Early Meeting

The upcoming Board of Trustees meeting will be held at the earlier-than-usual time of 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 in the SUB Lake Coeur d'Alene Room.

 

 

March field trips

Please excuse the students listed here for humanities' field trips Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26.

 

 

PJs needed 

Help the NIC volleyball team collect pajamas for kids who are removed from homes where domestic violence and other abuses occur. Please bring new pajamas for ages 1 to 17 to the Athletics Office in Post Hall or contact Kelsey Stanley at kelsey.stanley@nic.edu.

 



3/20/2015

 

Call for division chair candidates

     The Office of Instruction would like to invite interested, tenured instructors to consider applying to become the next division chair of the College Skills Division. Candidates should submit the required materials to the NIC Human Resources Department no later than noon, Friday, April 3.

     To view the full announcement, including the required materials list and associated job responsibilities, click here. The required materials and job responsibilities can also be picked up in the Human Resources Department or be requested electronically via email to teresa.henderson@nic.edu

 

 

Come to Nead retirement party

     Everyone is invited to a retirement reception for Marsha Nead from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in the SUB Driftwood Bay Room. Marsha has played an integral role in the Auxiliary Services Department for nearly 32 years. Please join us in celebrating her years of service and support of NIC students and community. Cake and refreshments will be provided. See you there!   

 

 

In the News

Spelling Bee champ returns for 2nd title

     Read about the 12th annual North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee that begins at 9 a.m. in the Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center Saturday, March 21, in the Coeur d'Alene Press here. The champion will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the end of May.

 

HREI to host freedom rider talk TODAY

     The Human Rights Education Institute (HREI) will host a presentation from noon to 1 p.m. TODAY Friday, March 20 featuring Mr. Max Pavesic, who will share his experience as a "Freedom Rider" in 1961. More...  

 

 

Amazing dunk!

     If you haven't seen the Vine video yet that's going viral, check out this incredible dunk by NIC men's basketball players Jordon King and Lucas Antunez.

 

 

Auto Tech taking requests 

     Do you have a vehicle that is a 2000 model year or newer? The NIC Automotive technology program is accepting viable, live-work requests for specific, vehicle related subjects/repairs.

Click here for the specific vehicle subject/repair areas. If you are interested please request, through email only, to autotech@nic.edu. State your vehicle make, model and year as well as your concern that is related to the subjects listed.
     The vehicle repair policy can be found here.

Tuition Waiver

Starting in summer of 2015, all Pell Grant, scholarships, and grant-in-aid will be applied before the tuition waiver. Please see the updated forms on the Benefits tab of the Human Resources portal site.

 

 

Early Meeting

The upcoming Board of Trustees meeting will be held at the earlier-than-usual time of 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 in the SUB Lake Coeur d'Alene Room.

 

 

March field trips

Please excuse the students listed here for humanities' field trips Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26.

 

 

PJs needed 

Help the NIC volleyball team collect pajamas for kids who are removed from homes where domestic violence and other abuses occur. Please bring new pajamas for ages 1 to 17 to the Athletics Office in Post Hall or contact Kelsey Stanley at kelsey.stanley@nic.edu.

 

 

Open Positions

Instructor in Math/Engineering - Apply by March 27

Chief Information Officer - Apply by April 3

Part-time Instructor - Adult Basic Education - Apply by March 27

Part-time Instructor - Nail Technician - Apply by March 27

Instructor in Computer Apps/Office Technology - Internal only. Apply by March 27

Division Chair - College Skills - Internal only. Apply by April 3

Unless noted as "Internal recruitment only," all application materials must be submitted online at

https://nicjobs.silkroad.com/. Internal-only job postings must be applied for in hard copy. To obtain an application packet, stop by the Human Resources Office in Sherman Building Room 108 or contact Erin Norvell at Ext.7211 or erin_norvell@nic.edu



3/19/2015

 

Auto Tech taking requests 

     Do you have a vehicle that is a 2000 model year or newer? The NIC Automotive technology program is accepting viable, live-work requests for specific, vehicle related subjects/repairs.

 Click here for the specific vehicle subject/repair areas. If you are interested please request, through email only, to autotech@nic.edu. State your vehicle make, model and year as well as your concern that is related to the subjects listed. The vehicle repair policy can be found here.

 

 

Nominate for staff awards

     Nominations for the annual Staff Appreciation awards are now being accepted. These awards are provided by the NIC Foundation and will be presented at the commencement breakfast in May. The award categories are:
      Rising Star Award
      Staff Excellence Award for full-time employees
      Staff Excellence Award for part-time employees (at least one year in part-time position)
     The complete award descriptions and electronic nomination forms can be found here. You may submit nominations through 5 p.m. Friday, April 10. Please take the time to nominate one of your deserving colleagues!

 

 

NIC to host Ellucian conference

     NIC is host to this summer's Northwest Ellucian Users Group (NWEUG) regional conference. Participants from colleges and universities from around the Northwest will be on campus for the two-day conference July 30 - 31. Plan to attend or consider presenting a session at the first-ever combined conference with both Ellucian Colleague and Ellucian Banner institutions. There will be opportunities to network with colleagues, learn and share best practices, meet with solution experts and hear firsthand the current product direction from Ellucian representatives and strategic vendor partners. 

     Please visit the conference website at http://www.nic.edu/nweug/ and submit your session ideas via the session proposal form no later than Friday, May 1. Registration will be open soon.

     Information: Lisa Clark at Ext. 7867 or lisa.clark@nic.edu

 

 

 

 

In the News

Abdul-Bassit to play in NCAA tournament

     Be sure to cheer on former Cardinal Jalil Abdul-Bassit, who now plays for the Oregon men's basketball team, which faces Oklahoma State at 3:50 p.m. Friday, March 20 in the NCAA tournament. This season, as a starter, Abdul-Bassit has averaged 8.2 points and 1.8 rebounds per game. Read about it in the Statesman Journal here.

Faculty Workshop  

Join eLearning for an inside look at Blackboard's Assessments. Topics include creating assignment drop-boxes, creating tests and test pools, understanding test settings, setting up test exceptions, grading tests, and exporting tests and test pools into other courses. This workshop will be offered at the following dates and times:

March 20 at 10 a.m. as an online session via Blackboard Collaborate. The Blackboard Collaborate link will available upon registration.

  • Benefit-eligible (full-time) employees must register through SilkRoad Learning (formerly GreenLight), via the login link found on the HR portal page.
  • Non-benefit eligible employees (adjunct faculty) must contact Erin Norvell in HR (erin.norvell@nic.edu) to check on session availability and reserve a spot.

Information: Erin Norvell at Ext. 7211 or  erin.norvell@nic.edu

 

 

Whitcomb Keynote

Pat Whitcomb was the keynote speaker this morning at the North Idaho Violence Prevention Center "Engaging Men Stop Violence Breakfast." He even wore a tie! Great job, Pat!

 

 

March field trips

Please excuse the students listed here for humanities' field trips Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26.

 

 

PJs needed 

Help the NIC volleyball team collect pajamas for kids who are removed from homes where domestic violence and other abuses occur. Please bring new pajamas for ages 1 to 17 to the Athletics Office in Post Hall or contact Kelsey Stanley at kelsey.stanley@nic.edu.

 



3/17/2015

 

Advising workshops offered

     Advising Day is April 9 - make sure you have the tools to help your students. Join the Advising and Career Services staff for "Advising 101: Who are all these advisees and what do I do with them?" This workshop is geared towards faculty members who have advisees, as well as anyone else who acts as an advisor to students. Attend this workshop and learn how advisees are assigned; useful advising tools such as Degree Audit; the Academic Standings policy and how to incorporate it into advising; emphasizing the relationship between Academic Advising and Career Services; what goes on during OARS2; and more! This session will be offered on two dates:

     Wednesday, March 18, 3 to 4 p.m. in the Molstead Computer Lab (Bay 5)

     Thursday, March 26, Noon to 1 p.m. in the Molstead Computer Lab (Bay 5)       

  • Benefit-eligible (full-time) employees must register through SilkRoad Learning (formerly GreenLight), via the login link found on the HR portal page.
  • Non-benefit eligible employees (adjunct faculty) must contact Erin Norvell in HR (erin.norvell@nic.edu) to check on session availability and reserve a spot.

Information: Erin Norvell at Ext. 7211 or erin.norvell@nic.edu

 

 

Excuse students for March field trips

     Please excuse the students listed here for humanities' field trips Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26.

 

 

Spread the Word!

ASNIC elections coming up

     Packets are due March 20 to the ASNIC office. Students can email for an electronic copy at ASNIC@nic.edu or download one here.

 

Bookstore holding March Madness contest

     Let students know they can win a free NIC hoodie by winning the Mica Peak Exchange Bookstore March Madness Contest. Rules can be found here and the bracket to fill out is here.

 

 

Join March Madness bracket contest

     Selection Sunday is this weekend, so it's time to sign up for this year's NIC March Madness bracket contest. This is your chance to hold the prestigious NIC March Madness traveling trophy for one year! No money or big prizes -- just fun, bragging rights, and your picture in the NIC Now. There are trophies for the first and second place winners! To compete for the 2015 title, go here and enter the group password "teamcecil." The more people that get involved the more fun we will have. Get your bracket on! Contact Stacy Hudson at stacy.hudson@nic.edu with any questions. 

PJs needed 

Help the NIC volleyball team collect pajamas for kids who are removed from homes where domestic violence and other abuses occur. Please bring new pajamas for ages 1 to 17 to the Athletics Office in Post Hall or contact Kelsey Stanley at kelsey.stanley@nic.edu.

 

 

 

Sentinel wins national award

     NIC's student newspaper The Sentinel has been named the Best Newspaper for a two-year school by the College Media Association.

     Sentinel staff members will be discussing the award at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in Siebert Building Room 209. The discussion is open to the public. Congratulations! 

 

 

Faculty workshop offered: 'Inside Blackboard's Assessment'

     Join eLearning for an inside look at Blackboard's Assessments. Topics include creating assignment drop-boxes, creating tests and test pools, understanding test settings, setting up test exceptions, grading tests, and exporting tests and test pools into other courses. This workshop will be offered at the following dates and times:

     March 19 at Noon in the Employee Learning Facility (ELF). This is a face-to-face session

     March 20 at 10 a.m. as an online session via Blackboard Collaborate. The Blackboard Collaborate link will available upon registration.

  • Benefit-eligible (full-time) employees must register through SilkRoad Learning (formerly GreenLight), via the login link found on the HR portal page.
  • Non-benefit eligible employees (adjunct faculty) must contact Erin Norvell in HR (erin.norvell@nic.edu) to check on session availability and reserve a spot.

Information: Erin Norvell at Ext. 7211 or  erin.norvell@nic.edu

 

 

In the News

Volunteers honored at breakfast

     Wednesday, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of the Area Agency on Aging of North Idaho sponsored a breakfast honoring 14 volunteers at the Post Falls Police Department. The 14 volunteers have amassed more than 52,651 hours of service, which is estimated to be worth more than $1 million dollars in savings to the community. Great job to all the employees and to AAANI for organizing the event! Read about it in the Coeur d'Alene Press here.

March Madness  

Brackets are out! It's time to sign up for this year's NIC March Madness bracket contest. This is your chance to hold the prestigious NIC March Madness traveling trophy for one year! No money or big prizes -- just fun, bragging rights, and your picture in the NIC Now. There are trophies for the first and second place winners! To compete for the 2015 title,  go here and enter the group password "teamcecil." The more people that get involved the more fun we will have. Get your bracket on! Contact Stacy Hudson at stacy.hudson@nic.edu with any questions. 

 

 

March field trips

Please excuse the students listed here for humanities' field trips Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26.

 

 

PJs needed 

Help the NIC volleyball team collect pajamas for kids who are removed from homes where domestic violence and other abuses occur. Please bring new pajamas for ages 1 to 17 to the Athletics Office in Post Hall or contact Kelsey Stanley at kelsey.stanley@nic.edu.

 



3/13/2015

 

Chance for free all-star tickets!

     Free tickets to the 2015 Idaho State High School All-Star Basketball Game will be given to the first six people who contact Patty Stewart at Ext. 3348 after reading this NICNow.

The game, scheduled for Saturday, March 14, in Christianson Gym, will be a doubleheader format with high school seniors playing on teams representing northern and southern Idaho. The competition begins with the girls' game at 1 p.m. followed by the boys' game at 3:30 p.m. The event will include a three-point shooting contest with the girls competing against the boys and a slam-dunk contest between the games. Players are chosen by a selection committee of sportswriters and broadcasters from throughout the state. More...

 

 



 

 

Faculty workshop offered: 'Inside Blackboard's Assessment'

     Join eLearning for an inside look at Blackboard's Assessments. Topics include creating assignment drop-boxes, creating tests and test pools, understanding test settings, setting up test exceptions, grading tests, and exporting tests and test pools into other courses. This workshop will be offered at the following dates and times:

     March 19 at Noon in the Employee Learning Facility (ELF). This is a face-to-face session

     March 20 at 10 a.m. as an online session via Blackboard Collaborate. The Blackboard Collaborate link will available upon registration.

  • Benefit-eligible (full-time) employees must register through SilkRoad Learning (formerly GreenLight), via the login link found on the HR portal page.
  • Non-benefit eligible employees (adjunct faculty) must contact Erin Norvell in HR (erin.norvell@nic.edu) to check on session availability and reserve a spot.

Information: Erin Norvell at Ext. 7211 or erin.norvell@nic.edu

 

 

Quality Matters workshop offered

     Join eLearning for an online Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop (APPQMR). The Quality Matters Rubric is used to evaluate the design of online and blended courses. More information on Quality Matters can be found at http://www.qualitymatters.org.

     The APPQMR workshop will begin on March 23 and end April 6. The workshop is very rigorous. You should schedule 1-2 hours per day to complete the required activities. Availability is limited to 12 seats, so sign up early to reserve a spot. One face-to-face meeting will be required the week before the workshop start date. Contact Lynn Wahl in eLearning at lynn.wahl@nic.edu or call Ext. 3436 for more details and to sign up.

 

 

PJs needed for a good cause
     Help the NIC volleyball team collect pajamas for kids who are removed from homes where domestic violence and other abuses occur. Please bring new pajamas for ages 1 to 17 to the Athletics Office in Post Hall or contact Kelsey Stanley at kelsey.stanley@nic.edu.

MyNIC unavailable 

The MyNIC portal, services tab, and Colleague UI will be unavailable during routine maintenance from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 15. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Bill Cleavinger at Ext. 3232 or bill_cleavinger@nic.edu 

 

 

Free Toner

The Harding Family Center has some toner cartridges available for free. Black, yellow, cyan and magenta toner cartridges for a Hewlett-Packard 4600 printer are available. To claim the toner, contact Robin Blake at robin.blake@nic.edu. 

 

 

 

Open Positions

Instructor in Math/Engineering - Apply by March 27

Chief Information Officer - Apply by April 3

Part-time Instructor - Adult Basic Education - Apply by March 27

Part-time Instructor - Nail Technician - Apply by March 27

Part-time Assistant Teacher, Head Start - Shoshone Center - Apply by March 20

Part-time Assistant Teacher, Head Start- Kootenai County Centers - Apply by March 20

Instructor in Computer Apps/Office Technology - Internal only. Apply by March 27

Unless noted as "Internal recruitment only," all application materials must be submitted online at

https://nicjobs.silkroad.com/. Internal-only job postings must be applied for in hard copy. To obtain an application packet, stop by the Human Resources Office in Sherman Building Room 108 or contact Erin Norvell at Ext.7211 or erin_norvell@nic.edu