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10/15/2014

 

Booster Luncheon at Emery's TODAY 

     The NIC Booster Club will host its first luncheon of October on the NIC campus. If you've never been to a booster luncheon, this is a great opportunity! The luncheon will highlight the work of NIC Culinary Arts students who prepare the menu for Emery's Waterfront Restaurant where the luncheon will be held at noon TODAY Tuesday, Oct. 14. All head coaches will give a season update or preview of their upcoming season. The Emery's lunch menu features a three-course meal for less than $10, and parking is free. The public is welcome to attend the luncheon.

     Also, the latest Booster Club News is available here

 

 

Sign up for Oct. 16 poverty simulation

      Come to understand what it might be like to live in a typical, low-income family trying to survive month to month. Experience the realities faced by low-income people. Register Here.

 

 

Halloween event changed to parade

     Due to the growing popularity of the Children's Center annual Halloween trick or treating/parade of costumes, the Children's Center will be changing its Halloween happenings this year. In order to make it easier for little feet and involve ALL of the campus community, the center will hold a campus-wide Parade of Costumes instead of coming in and out of the campus buildings.

     The parade will have stops in front of the SUB, the library, the plaza behind the Sherman Building, and the water fountain behind Lee-Kildow Hall. Everyone is encouraged to come out to these stops and participate. Departments are still welcome to provide "treats," but it is not required at all. If you are interested in participating and offering a "treat" please email Jessica Geiger, jjgeiger@nic.edu by Tuesday, Oct. 21.

 

 

Foundation Grant applications available

     The NIC Foundation Board of Directors is proud to be able to award $55,000 through the  NIC Foundation Grant Program again this year. All NIC faculty, staff and student groups funded by the college are eligible to apply. The goal of the grant program is to encourage outstanding instruction and strengthen support services at NIC. The focus of the funding will be on programs and projects that advance the college's Strategic Plan and are not currently funded through other budgetary sources. Obtain the required signatures and submit your grant request to the appropriate vice president for signature no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3. Contact the Foundation Office at Ext. 5978 with questions.

 

 

Flu Shots

NIC Student Health services will offer free seasonal flu shots in October to NIC students and employees with a current ID. Shots will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 in the SUB Blue Creek Bay Room. The full schedule is available here. Information: Sheri Hautala at Ext. 7818 or

sheri_hautala@nic.edu  

 

 

Meeting Cancelled

The Oct. 21 meeting of the NIC Board of Trustees has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting is 6 p.m. Nov. 19.

 

 

Tour Aerospace

The public is invited to tour the facility and learn about programs at an open house for the NIC Aerospace Center of Excellence from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at 1845 W. Dakota Ave. in Hayden.

 

City adopts NIC student's logo

     The Coeur d'Alene City Council has voted unanimously to adopt a new city logo designed by former NIC student Darcy Gross. More than 40 logos designed by NIC graphic design students were submitted for consideration. Great job everyone!

 

 

Basketball scrimmage moved to Oct. 16

     Due to the Coeur d'Alene High School and Lake City High School Oct. 17 football game, the North Idaho College men's basketball "Red vs. White" exhibition scrimmage has been moved to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. The event is free and open to the public.

 

 

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Registration times available

     Continuing students can now view their registration start time for 2015 spring in their MyNIC accounts. Students should go to "Registration" and then "Registration Start Time." Registration for continuing students begins Nov. 3. Registration for continuing dual credits students begins on Nov. 7.

 

Students can earn credit in Guatemala

     A two-week study abroad trip to Guatemala for NIC credit will run May 15 - 30. The trip is open to all students and faculty. Contact Scott Estes for more details at scestes@nic.edu.

 

 

We Care T-shirts now available to buy 

     The NIC Wrestling team is once again selling We Care T-shirts as a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which supports the fight against breast cancer. T-shirts are $10 each and can be purchased by calling NIC Wrestling Head Coach Pat Whitcomb at Ext. 7870 or Assistant Wrestling Coach Keri Stanley at Ext. 3353.

 

 



Flu Shots

NIC Student Health Services will offer free seasonal flu shots in October to NIC students and employees with a current ID. Shots will be offered until 2 p.m. TODAY Wednesday, Oct. 15 in the SUB Blue Creek Bay Room. Flu shots earn 200 Vitality points! The full schedule is available here. Information: Sheri Hautala at Ext. 7818 or

sheri_hautala@nic.edu  

 

 

Halloween Contest

Don't forget to enter the Mica Peak Bookstore Halloween Decorating Contest. Offices with the best decorations will receive prizes like a 29-inch LED TV, a Sony Blu-Ray/DVD player, and a USB Phone Power Mount (pictured). A flier with more information is available here. Judging will be Oct. 31. Anyone interested should email Sheila Johnson at sljohnson1282@nic.edu. Also, be sure to drop by the bookstore to check out great prices for the Halloween sale and tour the "House of Torment."

 



10/9/2014

 

 

 

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Facebook Fridays is back! Please help spread the word to students! NIC student Michael Carey is working with the Communications and Marketing Office to answer questions online on NIC's Facebook page from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday. Have you "liked" North Idaho College yet? Go to www.nic.edu/facebook.

 

Facebook Fridays 2014

 

 

Drop off your notes of appreciation for U.S. Military to Area Agency on Aging

 

     The Area Agency on Aging of North Idaho is part of the "A Million Thanks" program, which is a year round campaign to show appreciation for U.S. Military men and women, past and present, for their sacrifices, dedication, and service to our country.

     The Area Agency on Aging is the only official "drop off" location in Idaho. Drop off your letters and cards and they will be forwarded to "A Million Thanks" and distributed to our military men and women. Kudos to Patricia Glenn, the newest VISTA employee at the agency who coordinated the new program.

     The drop box is in the front lobby of the agency at 2120 N. Lakewood Drive, Suite B. More information on "A Million Thanks" program here. 

 

 

Flu shot clinic TODAY 

    

     NIC Student Health Services will offer free seasonal flu shots in October to NIC students and employees with a current ID. Shots will be given in the SUB in various rooms. The first shots will be given from 8 a.m. to noon TODAY Thursday, Oct. 9, in the SUB Driftwood Bay Room. The full schedule is available here.

     Information: Sheri Hautala at Ext. 7818 or sheri_hautala@nic.edu.

 

 

Wish Jimmie O'Harra farewell 

 

     eLearning invites you to wish farewell to eLearning Systems Administrator Jimmie O'Harra at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10 in Molstead Library Room 210. O'Harra has accepted a position at Colorado State University and his last day will be Friday. Refreshments will be available. 

 

Open Positions

eLearning Systems Administrator: Apply by Oct. 17

Art Instructor: Apply by Oct. 17

Instructor in Physics: Apply by Oct. 10

Part-time Classroom Assistant Children's Center: Apply by Oct. 10

Part-time Head Start Assistant Teachers at Kootenai County Center: Apply by Oct. 10

 

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



10/8/2014

 

Say farewell to Jimmie O'Harra 

     eLearning invites you to wish farewell to eLearning Systems Administrator Jimmie O'Harra at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10 in Molstead Library Room 210.

     O'Harra has accepted a position at Colorado State University and his last day will be Friday. Refreshments will be available.

 

 

Women learning to love science, math

Lillian Rhea and Sarah Daman, sophomores at Lakeside High School in Plummer, learn about the chemistry of honey while making lip balm during the annual Careers for Women in Math and Science event at North Idaho College. The annual event is a partnership between NIC, the University of Idaho, and Region 1 high schools to help 10th grade girls with an interest in math and science learn more about career opportunities in those fields. Kudos to everyone involved!

 

 

Learn about NIC's Wellness Program

     Come to a session on The Power of Vitality: Overview of NIC's Wellness Program. Vitality is NIC's interactive and personalized wellness program that will help benefit-eligible employees and their families to live their healthiest life. This session is offered to assist employees in creating their account and to help them learn more about the new program.

     Registration for the sessions should be made through the NIC Edge link on the Human Resources page in MyNIC.

    Questions about this training topic should be directed to Andrea Woempner in the Human Resources Office at Ext. 4371 or aewoempner@nic.edu. Questions about using GreenLight (such as log in issues) should be directed to Erin Norvell in the Human Resources Office at Ext. 7211 or ennorvell@nic.edu.

 

 

Fall Wellness Exercise Classes

 

Spinning - Monday and Wednesday, 12:05 to 12:45 p.m.

 

Yogalates - Thursdays, 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. (The Thursday afternoon class will be offered through the month of October. Yogalates combines Pilates exercises with postures and breathing techniques of yoga.)

 

     The classes are offered to all NIC employees regardless of their enrollment in benefits. Employees who attend wellness exercise classes and participate in the NIC Wellness Program will receive 35 additional points for each class attended. The 35 points is in addition to the physical activity points that can be earned under the Physical Activity category.

     Questions? Contact Andrea Woempner in the Human Resources Office at Ext. 4371 or aewoempner@nic.edu.

 

 

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Emery's for Lunch

 

Emery's is open for lunch service from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays on the second floor of the Hedlund Building. The new menu includes a hamburger with cheddar and mushrooms, pulled pork sandwich, shrimp and chips, Thai fried rice, a chicken Caesar salad, and more! Reservations are appreciated! Call Ext. 7763.

 

 

Save the Date: Health and Wellness Fair

 

Mark your calendars for the NIC Employee Health and Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 in the SUB Lake Coeur d'Alene Room.

 

 

Colleague, MyNIC UI down Oct. 12

 

The MyNIC Services tab and Colleague UI will be unavailable from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 while Information Technology staff performs routine maintenance. Contact Bill Cleavinger at bill_cleavinger@nic.edu if you have questions or concerns.

 

 

Open Positions

eLearning Systems Administrator: Apply by Oct. 17

Art Instructor: Apply by Oct. 17

Instructor in Physics: Apply by Oct. 10

Part-time Classroom Assistant Children's Center: Apply by Oct. 10

Part-time Head Start Assistant Teachers at Kootenai County Center: Apply by Oct. 10

 

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



10/7/2014

 

Hungry? Check out Emery's new menu 

     Emery's is open for lunch service from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays on the second floor of the Hedlund Building. The new menu includes a hamburger with cheddar and mushrooms, pulled pork sandwich, shrimp and chips, Thai fried rice, a chicken Caesar salad, and more!

     Reservations are appreciated! Call Ext. 7763.

 

 

MyNIC Services, Colleague UI to be down

     The MyNIC Services tab and Colleague UI will be unavailable from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 while Information Technology staff performs routine maintenance.

     Contact Bill Cleavinger at bill_cleavinger@nic.edu if you have questions or concerns.

 

 

College committee listings posted

     The 2014-2015 college committee listings have been posted here. If you have any questions, please contact the appropriate constituent leader for faculty, staff, or ASNIC.

 

 

Grant workshop to be held TODAY 

     Sara Fladeland, NIC grants coordinator, will be offering tips on grant writing and how to develop your NIC Foundation grant proposal. A round-table discussion has been scheduled for at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Fort Sherman Officers Quarters' Conference Room. Call Ext. 5978 to RSVP.

 

 

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Get your flu shot!

     NIC Student Health Services will offer free seasonal flu shots in October to NIC students and employees with a current ID. Shots will be given in the SUB in various rooms. The first shots will be given from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 9, in the SUB Driftwood Bay Room. The full schedule is available here.

     Information: Sheri Hautala at Ext. 7818 or sheri_hautala@nic.edu.

Women in Science

10th grade girls with an interest in math and science will be encouraged to explore their passion and careers in these fields during the annual Women in Science event Oct. 7-8 at NIC. The program is a partnership between NIC, the University of Idaho, and the regional school districts. Be sure to welcome these young women to campus! Click here for the complete schedule.

 

 

Open Positions

eLearning Systems Administrator: Apply by Oct. 17

Art Instructor: Apply by Oct. 17

Instructor in Physics: Apply by Oct. 10

Part-time Classroom Assistant Children's Center: Apply by Oct. 10

Part-time Head Start Assistant Teachers at Kootenai County Center: Apply by Oct. 10

 

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



10/3/2014

 

Bluegrass events planned for Oct. 7-9 

     The NIC Department of Music and Choral Union will present Dr. Tim Sharp and NIC Choral Union in a performance of "High Lonesome Mass" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center.

     As part of a three-day residency at NIC, Sharp will also give a presentation on American Bluegrass, the origins of the music of the "sacred harp" and "shape note" singing traditions at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 in Boswell Hall Room 102. From Oct. 7-9, Sharp will be working with choral students and the community as they prepare to perform his "High Lonesome Mass." All events are free and open to the public, but non-perishable food items will be taken at the door for the NIC Food Pantry.

     Sharp is a distinguished conductor and composer, as well as the executive director of the American Choral Director's Association. This is his fifth season as artistic director of the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, where critics characterize his performances as having "stunning power" and "great passion and precision."  Sharp previously served as the Dean of Fine Arts at Rhodes College in Memphis. He also served as director of choirs at Belmont University. Sharp is an accomplished banjo player, which he will play for the Oct. 9 performance. More... 

 

 

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Return direct deposit form TODAY

     Over the next few months, NIC will be working to transition employees receiving paper checks to direct deposit. As part of this transition, the college will no longer offer pick-up of payroll checks. Beginning with the Oct. 10 payroll, paper checks will be mailed to the employee's address on file with Human Resources. If the address on your most recent paycheck is incorrect, you can update your address through MyNIC under "Services," > "Employee Menu," > "User Account," > "Contact Information."

     To set up direct deposit for payroll, please complete the direct deposit form located on the portal. To avoid having your check mailed on Oct. 10, please return the direct deposit form to the business office before Friday, Oct. 3. Please remember to attach a voided check or bank-generated document to verify your account and bank routing number.

Buddhism Talk

Venerable Thubten Chodron, an American nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, will speak on "Courageous Compassion: Responding to Suffering with an Open Heart" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 in Molstead Library Todd Hall. More...

 

 

Grant workshop  

Sara Fladeland, NIC Grants coordinator, will be offering tips on grant writing and how to develop your  NIC Foundation grant proposal. A round-table discussion has been scheduled for at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Fort Sherman Officers Quarters' Conference Room. Call Ext. 5978 to RSVP.

 

 

Flu Clinic

NIC Student Health services will offer free seasonal flu shots in September and October to NIC students and employees with a current ID. Shots will be given in the SUB in various rooms. The first shots will be given from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 9, in the SUB Driftwood Bay Room.  The full schedule is available here. Information: Sheri Hautala at Ext. 7818 or sheri_hautala@nic.edu

 

 

Open Positions

eLearning Systems Administrator: Apply by Oct. 17

Art Instructor: Apply by Oct. 17

Instructor in Physics: Apply by Oct. 10

Part-time Classroom Assistant Children's Center: Apply by Oct. 10

Part-time Head Start Assistant Teachers at Kootenai County Center: Apply by Oct. 10

 

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



10/2/2014

 

NIC EDGE employee training round-up

     The NIC Employee Development and Growth Education program (NIC EDGE) is the on-going training and development program for NIC employees. There are several opportunities on the calendar for the month of October, including Advising 101, which is geared toward faculty advisors and others who advise students. Advising day is coming up on Oct. 28 so register for this session to make sure you have the tools to give your students the best chance for success!

     Click here to see the training round-up for October.

     All sessions require pre-registration. To register and to view calendars for the rest of the year, visit the NIC EDGE tab on the Human Resources portal page (via MyNIC). Benefit eligible, full-time employees must register through GreenLight, the employee learning management system. Information on GreenLight, as well as the login information is on the NIC EDGE page. Non-benefit eligible employees (part-time/work study) must contact Erin Norvell in Human Resources (ennorvell@nic.edu) to reserve a spot.

     Additionally, please keep in mind that all employees must attend a FERPA training session during the 2014-2015 year (dates are listed on the NIC EDGE page).

      If you have questions about the NIC EDGE program, please contact Erin Norvell in Human Resources at Ext. 7211 or ennorvell@nic.edu

 

 

Lynn Bates retirement party TODAY

      Everyone is invited to a retirement party for Lynn Bates from 2:30 to 4 p.m. TODAY Thursday, Oct. 2 in the Admissions Office in Lee-Kildow Hall. There will be cake and punch.
     Come celebrate Lynn's 19-plus years of service!

 

 

RSVP for Emery's Restaurant

     The student-run Emery's Restaurant is now open for brunch. Emery's will be open 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Reservations for Emery's Restaurant are encouraged, but walk-ins are accepted. Some items offered include huevos rancheros, Guatemalan eggs benedict, and biscuits with gravy.  A full menu can be found here. Make reservations at Ext. 7763.

 

 

Field Trip

Please excuse the students listed for a humanities field trip Wednesday, Oct. 1 and Thursday, Oct. 2.

 

 

Halloween contest

It's time again for the Mica Peak Bookstore Halloween Decorating Contest. Offices with the best decorations will receive prizes like a 29-inch LED TV, a Sony Blu-Ray/DVD player, and a USB Phone Power Mount. A flier with more information is available here.

Judging will be Oct. 31. Anyone interested should email Sheila Johnson at sljohnson1282@nic.edu.

Also, be sure to drop by the bookstore to check out great prices for the Halloween sale and tour the "House of Torment."



10/1/2014

 

Grant workshop to be held at noon

     Sara Fladeland, NIC Grants coordinator, will be offering tips on grant writing and how to develop your  NIC Foundation grant proposal. Round-table discussions have been scheduled for noon Wednesday, Oct. 1 and at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Fort Sherman Officers Quarters' Conference Room. Call Ext. 5978 to RSVP.

 

 

Staff performance appraisals kicks off

     It is performance appraisal time for full-time, benefit-eligible staff. As we did in October 2013, we will be using our online performance management system called WingSpan. All staff members in benefit-eligible positions will need to complete their self-appraisal process through WingSpan and all managers will complete their employee appraisals and document the appraisal meeting in WingSpan as well.

     The appraisal process will be launched Monday, Oct. 6. Staff members will receive an email to their NIC email account indicating they need to begin their self-appraisal. Emails will come from Administrator, WingSpan. The email will provide staff members with instructions on how to login and proceed through the appraisal process.

     The entire appraisal process in WingSpan is driven by a task-list and task deadlines. Each step in the process will not be triggered (or accessible) until the step before it is completed, so it is imperative that employees watch their emails and promptly take care of the tasks that are assigned to them. Please adjust your junk mail filter on your NIC email account to make sure it will accept emails from @silkroadtech.com.

     Click here to learn more about the annual appraisal process that will be handled through Wingspan.

     Questions? Contact Erin Norvell in Human Resources at ennorvell@nic.edu or Ext. 7211.

 

 

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NIC to host career workshop TODAY

     A variety of resources, information, and tools available to explore careers will be showcased at a one-hour workshop at NIC's Molstead Library Todd Hall at TODAY 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1.

     The public (feel free to send classes as well) is invited to learn how to find, evaluate, use, and easily access information that will help in the exploration of new careers, discovering the benefits of a job or occupation, or learning how to get started on a future career path. Following each workshop, knowledgeable staff will be available to assist in finding accurate and reputable information needed to make good career choices.

     The workshop is a collaboration of NIC's Molstead Library and Career Services and are free and open to the public. More information is available at  www.nic.edu/career.

 

 

Return direct deposit form by Oct. 3

     Over the next few months, NIC will be working to transition employees receiving paper checks to direct deposit. As part of this transition, the college will no longer offer pick-up of payroll checks. Beginning with the Oct. 10 payroll, paper checks will be mailed to the employee's address on file with Human Resources. If the address on your most recent paycheck is incorrect, you can update your address through MyNIC under "Services," > "Employee Menu," > "User Account," > "Contact Information."

     To set up direct deposit for payroll, please complete the direct deposit form located on the portal. To avoid having your check mailed on Oct. 10, return the direct deposit form to the business office before Friday, Oct. 3. Please remember to attach a voided check or bank-generated document to verify your account and bank routing number. If you have any questions regarding the new check distribution process or how to enroll in direct deposit, contact biweeklypay@nic.edu.

 

 

Nursing public forum held TODAY

     The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) will be conducting a site visit for re-accreditation of the Associate's Degree Nursing Program at NIC from Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. This occurs every eight years. There will be opportunity for public comment from noon to 1 p.m. TODAY Wednesday, Oct. 1 in the SUB Echo Bay Room. Please welcome our visitors and feel free to attend the public forum. The Associate's Degree Nursing Program would like to publically thank the college community in their support of the self-study process.

Field Trip

Please excuse the students listed for a humanities field trip Wednesday, Oct. 1 and Thursday, Oct. 2.

 

 

 

 

Bates Retirement 

Don't forget the retirement party for Lynn Bates from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 in the Admissions Office in Lee-Kildow Hall.

 

 

Work-study 

For anyone intending to supervise work-study students, there will be mandatory supervisor training from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 in the SUB Driftwood Bay Room. Those who have attended a training session after May 2014 do not need to attend. Without attending this training, you will not be able to hire or employ a work-study student. Please register through GreenLight.   Click here for instructions on how to log into GreenLight.

 

 

Emery's open

The student-run   Emery's Restaurant is now open for brunch. Emery's will be open 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Reservations for Emery's Restaurant are encouraged, but walk-ins are accepted. Some items offered include huevos rancheros, Guatemalan eggs benedict, and biscuits with gravy.  A full menu can be found here. Make reservations at Ext. 7763.



9/30/2014

 

Mayor Jacobson to speak to Boosters

      Post Falls Mayor Ron Jacobson will be the speaker at the NIC Booster Club Luncheon at noon TODAY Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the Coeur d'Alene Resort. Jacobson attended NIC and played basketball for the Cardinals, before receiving his accounting degree from the University of Idaho. More...

 

 

In the News

     NIC received its largest grant in school history this week. NIC has been awarded a $6.4 million federal grant to partner with three other Idaho colleges to meet workforce demand in the healthcare industry through a collaborative network of training programs. Huge kudos to Sara Fladeland, Christy Doyle, and everyone else involved for all their hard work! Read about it here or listen to the NPR story here.

 

     Read about a Kellogg woman who is reinventing herself though the Workforce Training Center's nursing assistant course in the Spokesman-Review here.

 

     Retired longtime NIC instructor Nils Rosdahl recently appeared in a book celebrating 100 years of the University of Montana Journalism program. Check out the picture below of Rosdahl working at the schools newspaper, The Kaimin, in 1967.

 

 

Pass along parking tips

     As of TODAY Tuesday, Sept. 30, Parking Services will no longer be voiding tickets. Tips and procedures for parking are available here.

 

 

Yellow backpack? Lend a hand

     In an effort to engage students visiting campus for the first time, the Admissions Office is launching a new welcoming campaign to help faculty and staff across campus identify who these visiting students are. Beginning next week, prospective students joining us for an individual tour or with a high school group will receive a bright "Cecil-beak yellow" sport backpack (pictured). If you see students carrying this bag, please make an extra effort to welcome them and assist them if needed. Even an extra smile can help them discover our NIC family!

 

 

Nursing public forum to be held

     The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) will be conducting a site visit for re-accreditation of the Associate's Degree Nursing Program at NIC from Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. This occurs every eight years. There will be opportunity for public comment from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 in the SUB Echo Bay Room. Please welcome our visitors and feel free to attend the public forum. The Associate's Degree Nursing Program would like to publically thank the college community in their support of the self-study process.

 

 

Campus battery recycling program

     NIC has started a campus battery recycling program.  Just put your batteries in an intercampus envelope routed to "Battery Recycling" in Facilities. We will accept the following types of batteries:

  • Lithium ion batteries (in cell phones and laptops)
  • Nickel-metal hydride (rechargeable batteries)
  • Any battery with a "recycle" label.

     Batteries will be taken to the Kootenai County transfer station and disposed of properly at no cost to NIC.

Questions?  Contact Facilities at Ext. 3413.

Field Trip

Please excuse the students listed for a humanities field trip Wednesday, Oct. 1 and Thursday, Oct. 2.

 

 

Trustees Video

Video of the Sept. 24 NIC Board of Trustees meeting is now available here.

 

 

Grant workshop

Sara Fladeland, NIC Grants coordinator, will be offering tips on grant writing and how to develop your  NIC Foundation grant proposal. Round-table discussions have been scheduled for noon Wednesday, Oct. 1 and at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Fort Sherman Officers Quarters' Conference Room. Call Ext. 5978 to RSVP.

 

 

Work-study 

For anyone intending to supervise work-study students, there will be mandatory supervisor training from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 in the SUB Driftwood Bay Room. Those who have attended a training session after May 2014 do not need to attend. Without attending this training, you will not be able to hire or employ a work-study student. Please register through GreenLight.   Click here for instructions on how to log into GreenLight.

 

 

Free pitch clinics

Learn how to make an elevator pitch at free clinics offered in October. More...

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NIC to host career workshop Oct.1

     A variety of resources, information, and tools available to explore careers will be showcased at a one-hour workshop at NIC's Molstead Library Todd Hall at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1.

     The public (feel free to send classes as well) is invited to learn how to find, evaluate, use, and easily access information that will help in the exploration of new careers, discovering the benefits of a job or occupation, or learning how to get started on a future career path. Following each workshop, knowledgeable staff will be available to assist in finding accurate and reputable information needed to make good career choices.

     The workshop is a collaboration of NIC's Molstead Library and Career Services and are free and open to the public. More information is available at www.nic.edu/career



9/29/2014

 

Advisors assignments ready

     Advisor assignments are complete! Faculty Advisors may access their current list of advisees through MyNIC. In order to view current advisees, advisors should enter the current date for the Start Date and the end of the semester for the End Date. Contact Advising Services at Ext. 7884 with questions.

 

 

Gallery walk to be held TODAY 

     NIC is hosting artist David Prince's "The Novelty of the Natural" exhibit in Boswell Hall Corner Gallery from Sept. 30 to Nov. 1. An artist presentation will be held at 1 p.m. TODAY Monday, Sept. 29 in Boswell Hall Room 156, followed by a gallery walk at 4 p.m. and an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Pictured is Prince's earthenware 

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Nursing public forum to be held

     The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) will be conducting a site visit for re-accreditation of the Associate Degree Nursing Program at NIC from Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. This occurs every eight years. There will be opportunity for public comment from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 in the SUB Echo Bay Room. Please welcome our visitors and feel free to attend the public forum. The Associate Degree Nursing Program would like to publically thank the college community in their support of the self-study process.

 

 

Mayor Jacobson to speak to Boosters

      Post Falls Mayor Ron Jacobson will be the speaker at the NIC Booster Club Luncheon at noon Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the Coeur d'Alene Resort. Jacobson attended NIC and played basketball for the Cardinals, before receiving his accounting degree from the University of Idaho. More...

 

 

Campus battery recycling program

     NIC has started a campus battery recycling program.  Just put your batteries in an intercampus envelope routed to "Battery Recycling" in Facilities. We will accept the following types of batteries:

  • Lithium ion batteries (in cell phones and laptops)
  • Nickel-metal hydride (rechargeable batteries)
  • Any battery with a "recycle" label.

     Batteries will be taken to the Kootenai County transfer station and disposed of properly at no cost to NIC.

Questions?  Contact Facilities at Ext. 3413.

 

 

Mandatory work-study training

     For anyone intending to supervise work-study students, there will be mandatory supervisor training from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 in the SUB Driftwood Bay Room. Those who have attended a training session after May 2014 do not need to attend. Without attending this training, you will not be able to hire or employ a work-study student. Please register through GreenLight.  Click here for instructions on how to log into GreenLight.

Free pitch clinics

Learn how to make an elevator pitch at free clinics offered in October. More...

 

 

Grant workshop

Sara Fladeland, NIC Grants coordinator, will be offering tips on grant writing and how to develop your  NIC Foundation grant proposal. Round-table discussions have been scheduled for noon Wednesday, Oct. 1 and at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Fort Sherman Officers Quarters' Conference Room. Call Ext. 5978 to RSVP.

 

 

Halloween contest

It's time again for the Mica Peak Bookstore Halloween Decorating Contest. Offices with the best decorations will receive prizes like a 29-inch LED TV, a Sony Blu-Ray/DVD player, and a USB Phone Power Mount. A flyer with more information is available here. Judging will be Oct. 31. Anyone interested should email Sheila Johnson at  sljohnson1282@nic.edu.

Also, be sure to drop by the bookstore to check out great prices for the Halloween sale and tour the "House of Torment."

 



9/26/2014

 

Trustees change some policies 

     During the Sept. 24 meeting, the board of trustees approved revisions to several policies. Click here for a full list of changes.

 

 

Bates retirement party on Oct. 2

      Everyone is invited to a retirement party for Lynn Bates from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 in the Admissions Office in Lee-Kildow Hall. There will be cake and punch.
     Come celebrate Lynn's 19-plus years of service!

 

 

Mandatory work-study training

     For anyone intending to supervise work-study students, there will be mandatory supervisor training from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 in the SUB Driftwood Bay Room. Those who have attended a training session after May 2014 do not need to attend. Without attending this training, you will not be able to hire or employ a work-study student. Please register through GreenLight.  Click here for instructions on how to log into GreenLight.

 

 

 

 

Halloween office decorating contest

     It's time again for the Mica Peak Bookstore Halloween Decorating Contest. Offices with the best decorations will receive prizes like a 29-inch LED TV, a Sony Blu-Ray/DVD player, and a USB Phone Power Mount. A flyer with more information is available here. Judging will be Oct. 31. Anyone interested should email Sheila Johnson at sljohnson1282@nic.edu.

     Also, be sure to drop by the bookstore to check out great prices for the Halloween sale and tour the "House of Torment."

 

 

Teaming up against cancer

     Pictured are some of the NIC women's basketball team volunteering at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The whole team turned out for this great cause. Pictured are, from left, Kara Staggs, Mariah Swanson, Katie King, Samara Hill, Caitlyn Behymer, Monica Landdeck, and Grace Varcoe. Great job ladies!

 

 

Be part of Red Hot Mamas video

     Everyone is invited to be a part of an audience for a video being filmed by the Red Hot Mamas at noon Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Silver Lake Mall. There will be 20-minute recordings starting at noon followed by the big recording at 1 p.m. The mamas will perform for the audience and the video will be sent to parade organizers. Come have fun and support one of North Idaho's most visible exports! More...

 

 

Free flu shots to be offered

     NIC Student Health services will offer free seasonal flu shots in September and October to NIC students and employees with a current ID. Shots will be given in the SUB in various rooms. The first shots will be given from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Sept. 29, in the SUB Driftwood Bay Room. The full schedule is available here

     Information: Sheri Hautala at Ext. 7818 or

 sheri_hautala@nic.edu

Ironman Thanks 

The NIC Foundation recently received a $600 Ironman Foundation Community Grant, which will support student scholarships. Thank you to everyone who volunteered as part of the NIC Volunteer Team for the 2014 Ironman Coeur d'Alene Triathlon. Because of your willingness to volunteer, we were invited to apply for the grant!  A special thanks to Heidi Schrader for her role in coordinating the team of volunteers!

 

 

Spread the Word

Be sure to remind high school students in your life that the new federal Fast Forward program is available to them. Fast Forward  provides every high school junior access to a maximum of $200 a year and each high school senior access to a maximum of $400 a year. These funds cover of up to 75 percent of the cost of taking dual credit courses, college-bearing exams, or professional-technical exams.

 

 

Grant workshop

Sara Fladeland, NIC Grants coordinator, will be offering tips on grant writing and how to develop your  NIC Foundation grant proposal. Round-table discussions have been scheduled for noon Wednesday, Oct. 1 and at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Fort Sherman Officers Quarters' Conference Room. Call Ext. 5978 to RSVP.

 

 

Open Positions

Art Instructor: Apply by Oct. 17

Instructor in Physics: Apply by Oct. 10

Part-time Classroom Assistant, Children's Center: Apply by Oct. 10

Instructor in Physics/Astronomy: Internal only. Apply by Oct. 10

 

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

 

Trustees change some policies 

     During the Sept. 24 meeting, the board of trustees approved revisions to several policies. Click here for a full list of changes.

 

 

Bates retirement party on Oct. 2

      Everyone is invited to a retirement party for Lynn Bates from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 in the Admissions Office in Lee-Kildow Hall. There will be cake and punch.
     Come celebrate Lynn's 19-plus years of service!

 

 

Mandatory work-study training

     For anyone intending to supervise work-study students, there will be mandatory supervisor training from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 in the SUB Driftwood Bay Room. Those who have attended a training session after May 2014 do not need to attend. Without attending this training, you will not be able to hire or employ a work-study student. Please register through GreenLight.  Click here for instructions on how to log into GreenLight.

 

 

 

 

Halloween office decorating contest

     It's time again for the Mica Peak Bookstore Halloween Decorating Contest. Offices with the best decorations will receive prizes like a 29-inch LED TV, a Sony Blu-Ray/DVD player, and a USB Phone Power Mount. A flyer with more information is available here. Judging will be Oct. 31. Anyone interested should email Sheila Johnson at sljohnson1282@nic.edu.

     Also, be sure to drop by the bookstore to check out great prices for the Halloween sale and tour the "House of Torment."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaming up against cancer 

     Pictured are some of the NIC women's basketball team volunteering at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The whole team turned out for this great cause. Pictured are, from left, Kara Staggs, Mariah Swanson, Katie King, Samara Hill, Caitlyn Behymer, Monica Landdeck, and Grace Varcoe. Great job ladies!

 

 

Be part of Red Hot Mamas video

     Everyone is invited to be a part of an audience for a video being filmed by the Red Hot Mamas at noon Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Silver Lake Mall. There will be 20-minute recordings starting at noon followed by the big recording at 1 p.m. The mamas will perform for the audience and the video will be sent to parade organizers. Come have fun and support one of North Idaho's most visible exports! More...

 

 

Free flu shots to be offered

     NIC Student Health services will offer free seasonal flu shots in September and October to NIC students and employees with a current ID. Shots will be given in the SUB in various rooms. The first shots will be given from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Sept. 29, in the SUB Driftwood Bay Room. The full schedule is available here

     Information: Sheri Hautala at Ext. 7818 or

 sheri_hautala@nic.edu

Ironman Thanks 

The NIC Foundation recently received a $600 Ironman Foundation Community Grant, which will support student scholarships. Thank you to everyone who volunteered as part of the NIC Volunteer Team for the 2014 Ironman Coeur d'Alene Triathlon. Because of your willingness to volunteer, we were invited to apply for the grant!  A special thanks to Heidi Schrader for her role in coordinating the team of volunteers!

 

 

Spread the Word

Be sure to remind high school students in your life that the new federal Fast Forward program is available to them. Fast Forward  provides every high school junior access to a maximum of $200 a year and each high school senior access to a maximum of $400 a year. These funds cover of up to 75 percent of the cost of taking dual credit courses, college-bearing exams, or professional-technical exams.

 

 

Grant workshop

Sara Fladeland, NIC Grants coordinator, will be offering tips on grant writing and how to develop your  NIC Foundation grant proposal. Round-table discussions have been scheduled for noon Wednesday, Oct. 1 and at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Fort Sherman Officers Quarters' Conference Room. Call Ext. 5978 to RSVP.

 

 

Open Positions

Art Instructor: Apply by Oct. 17

Instructor in Physics: Apply by Oct. 10

Part-time Classroom Assistant, Children's Center: Apply by Oct. 10

Instructor in Physics/Astronomy: Internal only. Apply by Oct. 10

 

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



9/25/2014

 

Enjoy lobby recital at noon 

     Pack a lunch and come to Boswell Hall at noon TODAY Thursday, Sept. 25 for Music Department lobby recitals. The recitals are free and open to everyone.

 

 

Claflin's retirement party at 3 p.m.

     Everyone is invited to a retirement reception for Pam Claflin from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 in the SUB Driftwood Bay Room. There will be cake, punch and a lot of stories shared from her 28-plus years of service here at NIC

 

 

Sign up for PERSI session

     Come to a session that will be presented by PERSI at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30. The session will focus on the value of PERSI. This PERSI session is geared towards those new to PERSI and those who would like more information on starting early in planning for retirement. It will help attendees understand how valuable the PERSI benefit is outside of simple retirement, go over financial resources/strategies ,and will provide a tour of the PERSI website. This session is scheduled for 90 minutes and space is limited, so register today! Registration for the session should be made through the NIC Edge link on the HR Portal page.

     Questions about this training topic should be directed to Andrea Woempner in the Human Resources office at Ext. 4371 or aewoemner@nic.edu . Questions about using GreenLight (such as login issues) should be directed to Erin Norvell in the Human Resources office at Ext. 7211 or ennorvell@nic.edu.

 

 

NIC Booster Club with payroll deduction

     NIC employees can now utilize payroll deduction to donate to the NIC Booster Club, a non-profit organization that supports NIC's nine intercollegiate athletic teams and cheer program and nearly 200 student-athletes! All employees who donate now to the NIC Booster Club using payroll deduction will receive a free Cardinals T-shirt as a thank you for supporting athletics as a lifelong learning experience.

     Click here and print off the NIC Booster Club Employee Payroll Deduction Authorization form, select your support level, and return it to Patty Stewart in Post Hall Room 11. Email Stewart with questions at mpstewart@nic.edu.

 

 

Attention Faculty: Please consider adding any of these civil rights movies in this series.

Emery's open

The student-run  Emery's Restaurant is now open for brunch. Emery's will be open 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Reservations for Emery's Restaurant are encouraged, but walk-ins are accepted. Some items offered include huevos rancheros, Guatemalan eggs benedict, and biscuits with gravy. A full menu can be found here. Make reservations at Ext. 7763.

 

 

Grant workshop

Sara Fladeland, NIC Grants coordinator, will be offering tips on grant writing and how to develop your  NIC Foundation grant proposal. Round-table discussions have been scheduled for noon Wednesday, Oct. 1 and at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Fort Sherman Officers Quarters' Conference Room. Call Ext. 5978 to RSVP.

 



9/24/2014

Fall wellness exercise classes offered

     Spinning - Monday and Wednesday, 12:05 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

     Yogalates - Thursday 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

     The Thursday afternoon class will be offered through the month of October.

     Description: Yogalates combines Pilates exercises with postures and breathing techniques of yoga.

     The classes are offered to all NIC employees, regardless of their enrollment in benefits. Employees who attend wellness exercise classes and participate in the NIC Wellness Program will receive 35 additional points for each class attended. The 35 points is in addition to the physical activity points that can be earned under the Physical Activity category.

     Information: Andrea Woempner in the Human Resources office at Ext. 4371 or aewoempner@nic.edu.

 

 

Don't forget Claflin's retirement party!

     Everyone is invited to a retirement reception for Pam Claflin from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 in the SUB Driftwood Bay Room. There will be cake, punch and a lot of stories shared from her 28-plus years of service here at NIC

 

 

Free flu shots to be offered

     NIC Student Health services will offer free seasonal flu shots in September and October to NIC students and employees with a current ID. Shots will be given in the SUB in various rooms. The first shots will be given from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Sept. 29, in the SUB Driftwood Bay Room. The full schedule is available here

     Information: Sheri Hautala at Ext. 7818 or

 sheri_hautala@nic.edu

 

 

 

NIC's service animal policy

     NIC welcomes service animals on campus. Please remember that service animals are not pets. A service animal is defined by the "Americans with Disabilities Act" as a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. When you see a person with a service animal, please keep these etiquette guidelines in mind:

 

  1. Don't ask personal questions about the person's disability or the purpose of the service animal.
  2. Don't approach the service animal. The dog is working and is not a pet.
  3. Don't distract the service animal with noises or calls.
  4. Don't offer food to the service animal.
  5. Don't be offended if the person does not want to talk about their service animal.
  6. Service animals are allowed to go anywhere the general public is allowed to go.
  7. Service animals do not need any documentation and they do not need to wear a vest or be identified in any way as a service animal.

     If you have questions about service animals, be sure to visit the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Americans with Disabilities Act website at www.ada.gov  or contact the North Idaho College Disability Support Services (DSS) office at Ext. 7794.

Emery's open

The student-run  Emery's Restaurant is now open for brunch!. Emery's will be open 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Reservations for Emery's Restaurant are encouraged, but walk-ins are accepted. Some items offered include huevos rancheros, Guatemalan eggs benedict, and biscuits with gravy. A full menu can be found here. Make reservations at Ext. 7763.

 

 

Lobby Recital 

Mark it on your calendars to pack a lunch and come to Boswell Hall at noon Thursday, Sept. 25 for Music Department lobby recitals. The recitals are free and open to everyone.

 

 

Run for Angels

Run for the Angels 2014 is Sunday, Oct. 5. The Children's Center team is showing their support to end SIDS. To register and be on the team, click here. The team name is "NIC Children's Center" and the password is "Stars13." Proceeds from the registration go toward the Safe Infant Sleep Education Outreach and Grief Support efforts of Idaho's Inland Northwest. More...

 

 

Story metrics workshop TODAY  

     Sign up now to to hear Martin Klubeck, a strategy and planning consultant and recognized expert in the field of practical metrics, who will lead an interactive workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. TODAY Wednesday, Sept. 24 in the SUB Lake Coeur d'Alene Room. This workshop is open to the public.  

     Klubeck is the author of Metrics: How to Improve Key Business Results. NIC is able to present this exciting opportunity free of charge to all NIC employees thanks to a grant from the NIC Foundation.Klubeck will share the simple truths behind creating and using story metrics and meaningful performance measures - helping us to see a clearer picture of our organizational health and what we could do even better today.

     How to register: Benefit eligible employees who wish to attend should register through GreenLight, the employee learning management system.Click here for instructions on how to log into GreenLight.

     Part-time, non-benefit eligible employees who wish to attend this workshop should contact Erin Norvell in the Human Resources Office at ennorvell@nic.edu to reserve a spot.

     For more information on this workshop, contact Ann Lewis at  ann_lewis@nic.edu. For questions about GreenLight, or problems using GreenLight, contact Erin Norvell at ennorvell@nic.edu.

 

 

RSVP for Foundation Grant workshop

     Sara Fladeland, NIC Grants coordinator, will be offering tips on grant writing and how to develop your NIC Foundation grant proposal. Round-table discussions have been scheduled for Wednesday, October 1 at noon and 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Fort Sherman Officers Quarters' conference room. Call Ext. 5978 to RSVP.

 

 

Schuh awarded Sterling Silver  

     Congratulations to Sue Schuh, Professional-Technical Education executive assistant, who was honored with the Sterling Silver Award this month.

     Schuh was cited for her dedication, diligence, and great attitude, among other attributes. For all the comments from her coworkers, click here. Numerica donates $100 to each monthly award winner. Pictured are, from left, Numerica Branch Manager Jeremy Wheeler, Schuh, and NIC President Joe Dunlap. Great job Sue!

 

 

Free flu shots to be offered

     NIC Student Health services will offer free seasonal flu shots in September and October to NIC students and employees with a current ID. Shots will be given in the SUB in various rooms. The first shots will be given from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Sept. 29, in the SUB Driftwood Bay Room. The full schedule is available here

     Information: Sheri Hautala at Ext. 7818 or

 sheri_hautala@nic.edu

 

 

Fall wellness exercise classes offered

     Spinning - Monday and Wednesday, 12:05 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

     Yogalates - Thursday 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. (Yogalates combines Pilates exercises with postures and breathing techniques of yoga.) 

     The Thursday afternoon class will be offered through the month of October. The Spinning class will be held upstairs in Christianson Gym and Yogalates will be held upstairs in the Winton-Post Hall. The classes are offered to all NIC employees, regardless of their enrollment in benefits. Employees who attend wellness exercise classes and participate in the NIC Wellness Program will receive 35 additional points for each class attended. The 35 points is in addition to the physical activity points that can be earned under the Physical Activity category.

     Information: Andrea Woempner in the Human Resources office at Ext. 4371 or aewoempner@nic.edu.

Emery's open

The student-run  Emery's Restaurant is now open for brunch!. Emery's will be open 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Reservations for Emery's Restaurant are encouraged, but walk-ins are accepted. Some items offered include huevos rancheros, Guatemalan eggs benedict, and biscuits with gravy. A full menu can be found here. Make reservations at Ext. 7763.

 

 

Retirement party

Everyone is invited to a retirement reception for Pam Claflin from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 in the SUB Driftwood Bay Room. There will be cake, punch and a lot of stories shared from her 28-plus years of service here at NIC

 

 

Lobby Recital 

Mark it on your calendars to pack a lunch and come to Boswell Hall at noon Thursday, Sept. 25 for Music Department lobby recitals. The recitals are free and open to everyone.

 

 

Run for Angels

Run for the Angels 2014 is Sunday, Oct. 5. The Children's Center team is showing their support to end SIDS. To register and be on the team, click here. The team name is "NIC Children's Center" and the password is "Stars13." Proceeds from the registration go toward the Safe Infant Sleep Education Outreach and Grief Support efforts of Idaho's Inland Northwest. More...

 



9/22/2014

New website redesign has launched

     It's here! The new redesign of the www.nic.edu homepage has launched. The new design features a mobile-friendly and user-friendly design and more modern look and feel. If you need help finding resources you were used to looking for in a certain area of the website, they're still there. We can help you get to them. Please contact NIC Web Designer Chris Pfeiffer at Ext. 5958 or chris_pfeiffer@nic.edu for assistance or to offer feedback.

 

 

Shakespeare one-man show TODAY
     NIC's Theatre Department is sponsoring "Shakespeare's Histories" an engaging one-man show featuring the irrepressible Tim Mooney at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 in NIC's Todd Lecture Hall in the Molstead Library. Mooney will be performing monologues and scenes from Shakespeare's history.
More...

 

 

In the News

Kudos to everyone who made The Race for the Cure held Sunday on NIC's campus a great success (above). Team Cardinals Against Cancer won the Largest Team Award! Great job to everyone who pitched in to help on their own time for such a worthwhile event!

     Read this great article in the  Coeur d'Alene Press about how veterans attending NIC employ service animals.   

 

 

Spread the word

Banned Books Week kicks off TODAY

     Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. From Sept. 21 - 27, the Molstead Library will highlight the value of free and open access to information. The large number of books featured in the library's display have all been targeted for removal or restrictions in libraries and schools, including Barbara Ehrenreich's "Nickel and Dimed," Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," and Khaled Hosseini's "The Kite Runner." Everyone is invited to exercise their First Amendment right to check out and read these books, many of which are American classics and award winners.