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8/28/2015

 

$5 payroll deduction deadline TODAY

     Win a Post Falls home on Syringa Park for just $5 per paycheck! Really BIG Raffle ticket $5 payroll deduction sign-ups are available until the end of TODAY Friday, Aug. 28.

     The Grand Prize of the 2016 Really BIG Raffle will be a beautifully upgraded three-bedroom, two-bath single level home with an open floor plan. Additional prizes include a $20,000 car, $10,000 boat, $3,500 vacation and $2,000 shopping spree. NIC employees that sign up now also will be automatically included for the early-bird prize - a $2,500 Costco gift card - and also all prizes in the Employee Giving Campaign. Tickets are $100 each and a maximum of only 5,500 will be sold before the July 13, 2016 drawing.

     Employees can sign up through the portal: Log into MyNIC and click the "Really BIG Raffle Payroll Deduction" link in the Bookmarks section.

 

 

Godspell auditions held Sept. 2, 3
     The NIC Theatre Department is holding open auditions for the play "Godspell," at 6 p.m. Sept. 2 and 3 in Boswell Hall Room 102. "Godspell" was written by John-Michael Tebelak and Stephen Schwartz. Production dates are Oct. 22 - 25 and Oct. 29 - 31. Rehearsals will be Monday-Friday from 6 - 9 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8. More...

 

 

Instructor publishes parenting book

     Pre-orders for NIC Communication Instructor Josh Misner's new book "Dadly Way" are now open! Pre-order your copy on Amazon today. Congratulations Josh! Order here.

 

 

Clery Act information available

     Do you know if you're a Campus Security Authority (CSA)? Campus Security Authorities are not only NIC Security Officers, but those who are involved with student groups, activities, athletics, etc.

     A slideshow on who CSAs are, what their responsibilities entail, and other information on the "Clery Act" is available here

     Information: Pat Murray at Ext. 5912 or pat.murray@nic.edu

 

 

Register for 'Getting started with Techsmith Relay and Camtasia Studio'

     Join eLearning to get started with classroom and lecture video recordings using Techsmith Relay and Camtasia Studio. Relay and Studio are programs available for free to all faculty at NIC. Topics include recording best practices, how to upload videos to Screencast from Techsmith Relay, and getting started with video editing and closed captioning in Camtasia Studio. This oportunity is available on the following dates and times:

     Sept. 2 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the ELF

     Sept. 4 from 10 to 11 a.m. as a Collaborate webinar

     Sept. 8 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the ELF

     Session pre-registration is required. To register:

     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.

     If you have questions about this training session content, contact Lynn Wahl or Cheryl Ryan in eLearning (rlwahl@nic.edu or cheryl.ryan@nic.edu). If you have questions about registering, contact Erin Norvell in Human Resources at erin.norvell@nic.edu.

 

Work Study Training

A work study supervisor training is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 in the SUB Powderhorn Bay. This training is a mandatory annual training for those who wish to supervise work study students. There will be an overview of work study, the benefits it provides to the college, students, and departments as well as the requirements for becoming a work study supervisor and employing those students who take part in the work study program. If you attended this training last spring, you do not need to attend.

Information: Donya Gadley at Ext. 3368 or donyagadley@nic.edu

 

 

For Sale 

$75 Wii Fit - controller, balance board, and two discs included. All in very good to excellent condition. Call Jessica at Ext. 3419.


Queen bed with mattress and box springs, black leather upholstered headboard and rails. $650 new -- asking $400. Call Kathleen at 665-4527 or 755-5189.

 

40-inch, round, oak pedestal table and four matching chairs for $100. Call Kelly at (509) 551-2975

 

 

Open Positions

Instructional Designer (ICEHP grant) - Apply by Sept. 11

Part-time Pharmacy Lab Technician - Apply as soon as possible

Part-time Facilities Technician Pool - Apply as soon as possible  

Part-time Cook (Shoshone Center) - Apply by Sept. 4

Part-time Graphic Designer (Students only) - Apply by Sept. 4

Part-time Head Start Center Assistant (Bonners Ferry) - Apply by Sept. 4



8/27/2015

 

MyNIC Office Web Apps available

     Office Web Apps are now available in the MyNIC portal! Office Web Apps enable you to edit files online without opening Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. After opening a file, you will see the option to either edit in the Web App or in Word/Excel/PowerPoint. In addition, you will no longer be prompted to log in when opening files in the portal. Please contact the IT Help Desk at Ext. 3280 or helpdesk@nic.edu with questions.

 

 

Check NIC EDGE training calendar

     The training calendar for the NIC EDGE program is now available. This program is open to full-time employees, part-time employees, student employees and work-study employees -- anyone who wants to get an edge in their professional development.

     The training opportunities on the calendar are listed through April 2016. You can also find the dates of the college-directed (required) training options for FERPA and Title IX on the NIC EDGE page. Please note that it is not advised to wait to register for your required trainings, as there is no guarantee that additional opportunities will be added. To access the calendar, go to the Human Resources portal page on MyNIC.

     Follow this link to see the roundup of all the great opportunities being offered just in September 2015!

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

 

 

First Lobby Recital at noon TODAY

     Everyone is invited to a Lobby Recital in Boswell Hall at noon TODAY Thursday, Aug. 27. Melody Puller, a former music department student, will play classical piano music. Pack a lunch and enjoy the first lobby recital of the semester!

 

 

Use caution driving on campus

     It's the first week of school with the hustle and bustle of campus as students rush to get to class and vehicles circle the lots looking for parking spots. But this scenario can be recipe for disaster when drivers and pedestrians are sharing space on our campus streets. A vehicle versus pedestrian accident occurred on our campus yesterday. Thankfully, this didn't result in a larger tragedy. I'm taking this opportunity to remind NIC students, employees, and visitors to please use caution when driving/walking on campus. We're all active participants responsible for each others' safety.
     Pedestrians: Be sure to use the sidewalks and crosswalks on campus. Drivers: Be extra alert when driving on campus as the pedestrian traffic on a college campus is heightened. Together, let's make sure fall semester starts well and ends well for everyone!

- Det. Gus Wessel, NIC SRO

 

 

$5 payroll deduction deadlines Aug. 28!

     Win a Post Falls home on Syringa Park for just $5 per paycheck! Really BIG Raffle ticket $5 payroll deduction sign-ups run now through Aug. 28.

     The Grand Prize of the 2016 Really BIG Raffle will be a beautifully upgraded three-bedroom, two-bath single level home with an open floor plan. Additional prizes include a $20,000 car, $10,000 boat, $3,500 vacation and $2,000 shopping spree. NIC employees that sign up now also will be automatically included for the early-bird prize - a $2,500 Costco gift card - and also all prizes in the Employee Giving Campaign. Tickets are $100 each and a maximum of only 5,500 will be sold before the July 13, 2016 drawing.

     Employees can sign up through the portal: Log into MyNIC and click the "Really BIG Raffle Payroll Deduction" link in the Bookmarks section.

 

 

Godspell auditions held Sept. 2, 3
     The NIC Theatre Department is holding open auditions for the play "Godspell," at 6 p.m. Sept. 2 and 3 in Boswell Hall Room 102. "Godspell" was written by John-Michael Tebelak and Stephen Schwartz. Production dates are Oct. 22 - 25 and Oct. 29 - 31. Rehearsals will be Monday-Friday from 6 - 9 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8. More...

 

 

Cardinal Reads tracking usage

     With the popularity of the common read, Cardinal Reads is asking faculty who have finished reading "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America" to help the committee pass the book along to others by dropping off their copies to Maureen Steinel in Lee-Killdow Hall Room 217B.

      Cardinal Reads will be tracking the implementation of the common read across the campus for the fall and spring semesters. If you plan to integrate the common read into your courses this semester, or if you are considering integrating the common theme and would like to see some of the resources to simplify this process, please contact Maureen Steinel at mesteinel@nic.edu or Karen Ruppel at krruppel@nic.edu. Please consider taking part in the common read this year. More...

Water Shutoff

Facilities will have a contractor working in Christianson Gym Friday, Aug. 28. Water to the building will be shut off while work on the women's lobby bathrooms is in progress.

Information: Garry Stark at Ext. 7769 or garry.stark@nic.edu.

 

 

Theatre Meeting

Everyone is invited to a general informational meeting for the NIC Theatre Department at 3 p.m. TODAY Thursday, Aug. 27, in Schuler Performing Arts Center. Information will be shared about Theatre Department classes, the season, faculty, staff, and students. Come to talk about Drama Club, theatre practice opportunities, and ways to be involved with the program.

Information: Joe Jacoby at joe.jacoby@nic.edu or Ext. 3220.

 

 

Work Study Training

A work study supervisor training is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 in the SUB Powderhorn Bay. This training is a mandatory annual training for those who wish to supervise work study students. There will be an overview of work study, the benefits it provides to the college, students, and departments as well as the requirements for becoming a work study supervisor and employing those students who take part in the work study program. If you attended this training last spring, you do not need to attend.

Information: Donya Gadley at Ext. 3368 or donyagadley@nic.edu

 



8/26/2015

 

Week of Welcome kicks off TODAY

     Full schedule available here.

 

 

Diversity events at Day of Welcome

     Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to pick up their free copy of the 2015-16 Common Read "Nickel and Dimed" at the Day of Welcome barbecue. A table will be set up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. TODAY Tuesday, Aug. 25.

      Also, this year at the Day of Welcome, NIC students, faculty and staff will have an opportunity to create a free-standing, free-form art mural that represents this year's Diversity Theme: Socioeconomic Diversity. The mural will then be displayed on campus for the year to help remind everyone of the realities of economic adversity in our college and community. Please take some time to contribute to the art mural and encourage your students to attend the Day of Welcome.

 

 

Volunteer at the fair, get free tickets
     Thank you to all of those who have volunteered for NIC at this year's North Idaho Fair! NIC will have a booth in Building 1, so if you are visiting the fair, come check us out. We do have a few spots still available if you would like to represent NIC. Please let Taylor Fore know as soon as you can if you are interested so  you get your parking pass and admission ticket for the fair. Open time slots include:

     Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (1 spot)

     Friday, Aug. 28 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (1 spot)

     Saturday, Aug. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (2 spots)

     Saturday, Aug. 29 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (2 spots)
     Information: Taylor Fore at Ext. 7806 or taylor.fore@nic.edu.

 

 

Booster luncheons start TODAY
     The NIC Booster Club will host the first luncheon of the fall season in conjunction with the start of the NIC school year at noon Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Coeur d'Alene Resort.

     The special NIC Booster Club lunch menu is $10 or less and the public is welcome to attend the luncheon. NIC coaches will provide updates on recruiting, season sports, and upcoming athletic tournaments and athletic department events. More...

 

 

Spread the Word!

Cardinal Chorale seeks community singers

     NIC Cardinal Chorale is looking for community singers to participate in the 2015-16 season. The first meeting/rehearsal will take place at NIC in Boswell Hall Room 102 at 7 p.m. TODAY Tuesday, Aug. 25, but the ensemble will take new singers through Sept. 8. The chorale is seeking singers in all voice parts. More...

 

 

Encourage students to take a 'Shelfie'

     Please remind students to head over to Molstead Library to pick up a stand-up Cecil paper cutout and begin snapping shelfies (also known as selfies) with Cecil Cardinal!
     The library is utilizing the contest as a great opportunity to get students to come in to the library to remind them of the many services available to students. Students can post their shelfies with the hashtag #CecilShelfie to enter to win prizes such as a Kindle Fire HD, Bose SoundTrue headphones, and certificates to the NIC Mica Peak Exchange bookstore. The contest is open now and runs through Sept. 20 (limit of two entries per person in each of the following categories: Library "Shelfie," Best Photo at an NIC Location, and Take Me With You) and only students are eligible to win prizes. Information: Library Information Desk at Ext. 3265.

 

Work Study Training

A work study supervisor training is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 in the SUB Powderhorn Bay. This training is a mandatory annual training for those who wish to supervise work study students. There will be an overview of work study, the benefits it provides to the college, students, and departments as well as the requirements for becoming a work study supervisor and employing those students who take part in the work study program. If you attended this training last spring, you do not need to attend.

Information: Donya Gadley at Ext. 3368 or donyagadley@nic.edu



8/24/2015

 

DeMoss memorial book available
    
Our dear friend and library colleague, Jim DeMoss (pictured to right), passed away on July 21 as he lost his battle with cancer. For the next two weeks, we're making available a memorial book in the Molstead Library for those friends and co-workers who would like to let Jim's family know how much he was valued and respected at NIC.

- George McAlister, NIC library director

 

 

Spread the Word!

Cardinal Chorale seeks community singers

     NIC Cardinal Chorale is looking for community singers to participate in the 2015-16 season. The first meeting/rehearsal will take place at NIC in Boswell Hall Room 102 on Tuesday, Aug. 25, but the ensemble will take new singers through Sept. 8. The chorale is seeking singers in all voice parts. More...

 

 

Welcome Ambassadors still needed   

     Volunteers are still needed to act as Welcome Ambassadors. There are slots open Tuesday, Aug. 25. The successful ambassador program assists students and presents them with services that are available at NIC. Volunteers should contact Mindy Patterson and let her know:

     1) The hour-long blocks of time when you can help;

     2) If you have a specific building where you would like to be stationed (Molstead, Boswell, Hedlund, Lee/Kildow Hall, SUB, Meyer Health and Science Building).

      Be sure to wear your Team Cecil T-shirt or "I'm In" T-shirt. Patterson can be contacted at mindy.patterson@nic.edu or Ext. 3316.

 

 

Take part in Common Reads

     Cardinal Reads will be tracking the implementation of the Common Reads across the campus for fall and spring semesters. If you plan to integrate the Common Reads into your courses this semester, or if you are considering integrating the common theme and would like to see some of the resources to simplify this process, please contact Maureen Steinel at mesteinel@nic.edu or Karen Ruppel at krruppel@nic.edu

. Please consider taking part in Common Reads this year. 

     More information is available on the Common Reads website.

 

 

Week of Welcome kicks off Aug. 25

     Full schedule available here.

 

 

Booster lunches starts Aug. 25
     The NIC Booster Club will host the first luncheon of the fall season in conjunction with the start of the NIC school year at noon Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Coeur d'Alene Resort.

     The special NIC Booster Club lunch menu is $10 or less and the public is welcome to attend the luncheon. NIC coaches will provide updates on recruiting, season sports, and upcoming athletic tournaments and athletic department events. More...

Water Shutoff

Facilities will have a contractor working in Christianson Gym Friday, Aug. 28. Water to the building will be shut off while work on the women's lobby bathrooms is in progress.

Information: Garry Stark at Ext. 7769 or garry.stark@nic.edu.

 

 

Theatre Meeting

Everyone is invited to a general informational meeting for the NIC Theatre Department at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, in Schuler Performing Arts Center. Information will be shared about Theatre Department classes, the season, faculty, staff, and students. Come to talk about Drama Club, theatre practice opportunities, and ways to be involved with the program.

Information: Joe Jacoby at joe.jacoby@nic.edu or Ext. 3220.

 

 

For Sale 

$75 Wii Fit - controller, balance board, and two discs included. All in very good to excellent condition. Call Jessica at Ext. 3419.


Queen bed with mattress and box springs, black leather upholstered headboard and rails. $650 new -- asking $400. Call Kathleen at 665-4527 or 755-5189.

 

40-inch, round, oak pedestal table and four matching chairs for $100. Call Kelly at (509) 551-2975

Silvas named new CTWE dean
    
I am pleased to announce Kassie Silvas (pictured to right) as the new dean of Career, Technical and Workforce Education (CTWE). Kathleen M. Silvas joined NIC in January 2013 as the director of Aerospace and Outreach. She currently holds the position of dean of Outreach and Educational Innovation.

     Prior to joining NIC, Silvas held the position of dean of Instruction at Spokane Community College and also served as faculty at SCC and the Institute of Extended Learning. She served as the chief school administrator at the Sherman Indian High School, Department of Interior in Riverside, Calif., and as a middle school principal in San Jacinto, Calif.
     Silvas holds a bachelor of science degree in economics and a master of arts, education and education administration degree. She is currently a Higher Education Leadership Doctoral candidate at Idaho State University.
     Silvas' acceptance of the CTWE dean position has provided an opportunity for an organizational restructure within Instruction. Details of the restructure will be communicated after the plan is presented to and approved by President's Cabinet and presented to the Instructional leadership team.
     Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Kassie to her new position.

 

- Lita Burns

Vice President for Instruction