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2/24/2015

 

NIC participating in survey

     It's that time of year again when North Idaho College has the opportunity to participate in the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE); a national survey focused on teaching, learning, and retention in community colleges. The project is part of the Center for Community College Student Engagement and the Program in Higher Education Leadership at The University of Texas at Austin.

     Research shows that the more actively engaged students are - with college faculty and staff, with other students, and with the subject matter being learned - the more likely they are to persist in their college studies and to achieve at higher levels. Identifying what our students do in and out of the classroom, knowing their goals, and understanding their external responsibilities can help us create an environment that can enhance student learning, development, and retention.

     The survey will be administered in classes randomly selected by the centerto ensure a representative sample and to preserve the integrity of the survey results. Instructors whose classes are selected for survey administration will receive specific information from the appropriate administrator.

NIC is intent on being a leader in higher education, and this survey can assist us in improving course completion rates, as well as the rate of student persistence to the completion of their educational goals. To learn more about CCSSE visit www.ccsse.org, or contact the Center for Community College Student Engagement at 512-471-6807 or info@cccse.org.

 

Dr. Joe Dunlap

NIC President

 

 

Financial aid review specialists visiting campus this week

     Two Institutional Review Specialists from the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid School Participation Division will be on campus Feb. 23-27. The visit has been scheduled since January when NIC was identified as being due for a compliance initiative review this year, a requirement for higher education institutions that participate in the Title IV, Higher Education Act programs. Program reviews are mandated by law to strengthen the administrative capability and financial responsibility of institutions; NIC's program review is not related to the issues involving the former financial aid director currently under investigation by the Coeur d'Alene Police Department. 

     The Institutional Review Specialists have scheduled meetings with some employees on campus, but they also may schedule additional interviews with staff, faculty, and students once they arrive on campus. The review will initially cover the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 award years. 

     If you have any questions, please contact Interim Financial Aid Director Stephanie House at Ext. 3368 or stephanie.house@nic.edu.

 

 

Welcome new employees 

     Please give a big NIC welcome to Drue Hatfield and Kevin Freeman, who will be working in the health Professions and Nursing Division. Hatfield is the ICE Healthcare Partnership Project director and Freeman is the ICE Healthcare Partnership senior administrator/data analyst. The ICE Healthcare Partnership Project was funded $6,438,050 (100 percent of its total cost), under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants from the U.S. Department of Labor. Say hello if you see them on campus!

 

 

In the News

     Read about high school SkillsUSA regional welding competition hosted by NIC Friday. The highest scoring students will advance to the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference in Boise in early April. The article was in the Coeur d'Alene Press here.

Walden Reception

The Alumni Association, the NIC Foundation, and the Molstead Library invite you to the unveiling of the Walden History Project, a reception to honor the A.K. and Ellen Walden Memorial Endowment for their generous gift to help preserve the history of North Idaho College. Please join us in the Molstead Library from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 to celebrate the completion of the first in a series of digital collections featuring NIC yearbooks published between 1933 and 1974.

 

 

Booster Luncheon

NIC coaches will provide season updates at the North Idaho College Booster Club Luncheon at noon TODAY Tuesday, Feb. 24 at the Coeur d'Alene Resort. More...

 

 

Lobby Recital 

Pack a lunch and come to Boswell Hall at noon Thursday, Feb. 26 for Music Department lobby recitals. The recitals are free and open to everyone.

 

 

Cancelled Wellness

The spinning class on Wednesday, Feb. 25 and Yogalates on Thursday, Feb. 26 have been cancelled.

 

 

Nominate leaders

Do you know accomplished women in North Idaho? Nominate them for Women of the Year awards. Nomination forms can be found here. Categories include NIC student, NIC employee, and community members. The deadline is March 1. Awards will be presented during the Day of Dialogue event on March 17.

 

 

Blackboard Help

Join eLearning for an inside look at Blackboard's Discussion Forums. Topics include creating forums and organizing the Discussion Board, understanding settings, participating in and grading forums, and copying discussion boards each semester. This workshop will be offered twice at the following dates and times: 

     Feb. 26 at noon in the Employee Learning Facility (ELF). This is a face-to-face session.

     Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. as an online session via Blackboard Collaborate. The Blackboard Collaborate link will be available to full-time employees via SilkRoad Learning (in the event details), and sent via email to part-time employees who register for this session.



2/23/2015

 

LAST DAY to register for prizes!

      The NIC Foundation will be giving out these one-of-a-kind lanyards to everyone who participates during this year's Employee Giving Campaign, regardless of whether or not you make a donation. 

     Register TODAY and you will be eligible to win prizes, including: Silverwood Theme Park day passes (NEW!), Lunch for six at Emery's compliments of President's Cabinet, Coeur d'Alene Cellars wine tasting party, Really BIG Raffle ticket for a chance to win $335,000 in prizes, including a custom built home in Mill River!  While a donation is not required for some of the prizes, those who make a donation will be eligible for all prizes.Log on to MyNIC and select Employee Giving Campaign under Bookmarks.

 

     Please consider the Five for Five Dollars Plan-sign up for a payroll deduction of $5 per pay period for five pay periods. The true cost of a $25 gift could be as little as $4 after federal and state tax deductions and the Idaho State tax credit. If 120 employees were to each donate $25, NIC could award one deserving student a full scholarship for a year.  

 

 

Spread the Word!

 

 

'Inside Blackboard's Discussion Forum'

     Join eLearning for an inside look at Blackboard's Discussion Forums. Topics include creating forums and organizing the Discussion Board, understanding settings, participating in and grading forums, and copying discussion boards each semester.

This workshop will be offered twice at the following dates and times: 

     Feb. 26 at noon in the Employee Learning Facility (ELF). This is a face-to-face session.

     Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. as an online session via Blackboard Collaborate. The Blackboard Collaborate link will be available to full-time employees via SilkRoad Learning (in the event details), and sent via email to part-time employees who register for this session.

Nominate leaders

Do you know accomplished women in North Idaho? Nominate them for Women of the Year awards. Nomination forms can be found here. Categories include NIC student, NIC employee, and community members. The deadline is March 1. Awards will be presented during the Day of Dialogue event on March 17.

 

 

Raffle Winners

Approximately 350 tickets were sold for the Health Professions Club raffle! With Nancy Edwards and Emmalee Pecor helping with the drawing, the winners are Amanda Meyer, Sarah McIntyre, and Shellie Son. Meyer won the garden basket, McIntyre won the movie night, and Son won the Spa basket. Thanks to all of the participants for making this fundraiser success. Proceeds go toward club related activities and to a growing scholarship fund.  Information:   www.facebook.com/groups/nic.hpc  

 

 

For Sale

A Fitbit flex with charger and six extra various colored bands for $65. It is less than a year old. Call Diana at Ext. 3344.

 

Faculty win! 

     Thank you for supporting this year's Employee Giving Campaign. Overall participation reached an impressive 71 percent! Strong participation rates like this demonstrate to our community that NIC employees are engaged stakeholders who are invested in the success of NIC. Faculty Assembly Chair Erin Davis and Staff Assembly Chair Carol Jones challenged each other to a friendly competition and the race was very close. Congratulations to faculty for winning the 2015 Biggest Giver competition!

     Employees who submitted registrations will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win great prizes and winners will be announced later this week. The NIC Foundation will also be giving out one-of-a-kind lanyards to everyone who participated.

     Thank you again for your support. 100 percent of every dollar donated goes to support NIC programs and services, technology and equipment, and scholarships for deserving students. For additional information, contact the North Idaho College Foundation at Ext. 5978.

 

 

Spread the Word!

     The NIC Food Pantry is a safe and welcoming place designed to support NIC students or employees who are facing food insecurity. The pantry is open every Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon, or can be accessed by appointment by contacting Jess Bennett at Ext. 3299. The NIC Food Pantry is located in the lower level of the SUB Room 014.

     Help spread the word about this new resource on campus. Donations are always welcome.

 

     February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Statistics show that one-in-three people will experience some form of dating abuse. To better understand the warning signs and learn more on healthy relationships, click here. Please contact NIC SRO Gus Wessel at abwessel@nic.edu or pjmurray@nic.edu to report abuse or to request additional information.  

 

 

'Inside Blackboard's Discussion Forum'

     Join eLearning for an inside look at Blackboard's Discussion Forums. Topics include creating forums and organizing the Discussion Board, understanding settings, participating in and grading forums, and copying discussion boards each semester. This workshop will be offered twice at the following dates and times: 

     Feb. 26 at noon in the Employee Learning Facility (ELF). This is a face-to-face session.

     Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. as an online session via Blackboard Collaborate. The Blackboard Collaborate link will be available to full-time employees via SilkRoad Learning (in the event details), and sent via email to part-time employees who register for this session.

 

Booster Luncheon

NIC coaches will provide season updates at the North Idaho College Booster Club Luncheon at noon Tuesday, Feb. 24 at the Coeur d'Alene Resort. More...

 

 

Cancelled Wellness

The spinning class on Wednesday, Feb. 25 and Yogalates on Thursday, Feb. 26 have been cancelled.

 

 

Trustees Video

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

 

 

For Sale

A Fitbit flex with charger and six extra various colored bands for $65. It is less than a year old. Call Diana at Ext. 3344.

 

 

Lobby Recital 

Pack a lunch and come to Boswell Hall at noon Thursday, Feb. 26 for Music Department lobby recitals. The recitals are free and open to everyone.

 

 

Nominate leaders

Do you know accomplished women in North Idaho? Nominate them for Women of the Year awards. Nomination forms can be found here. Categories include NIC student, NIC employee, and community members. The deadline is March 1. Awards will be presented during the Day of Dialogue event on March 17.

 



2/19/2015

 

Team available to help 

     North Idaho College's Crisis Response Team consists of skilled, trained, and compassionate people who assemble to respond in cases of trauma and need. Employees or students struggling to process news related to the criminal charges brought against former financial aid director Joe Bekken should contact Tim Gerlitz, who is the Crisis Response Team chair, at Ext. 7794 or tim.gerlitz@nic.edu. Of course, benefitted employees also have access to counseling through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider. Contact Human Resources at Ext. 3304 for more information on the EAP.

     Since there is still an ongoing investigation into this case, it is important that all media inquiries are routed through the Communications and Marketing Office, as per NIC's typical procedures. If you receive a media inquiry, please direct them to Vice President for Communications and Governmental Relations Mark Browning at Ext. 3304 or mark.browning@nic.edu.

     If you have any questions related to financial aid services, please direct them to the Financial Aid Office and Interim Financial Aid Director Stephanie House at Ext. 3368.

 

 

'Inside Blackboard's Discussion Forum'

     Join eLearning for an inside look at Blackboard's Discussion Forums. Topics include creating forums and organizing the Discussion Board, understanding settings, participating in and grading forums, and copying discussion boards each semester.

This workshop will be offered twice at the following dates and times: 

     Feb. 26 at noon in the Employee Learning Facility (ELF). This is a face-to-face session.

     Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. as an online session via Blackboard Collaborate. The Blackboard Collaborate link will be available to full-time employees via SilkRoad Learning (in the event details), and sent via email to part-time employees who register for this session.

 

 

Register TODAY, win prizes

  Log on to MyNIC and select "Employee Giving Campaign" under Bookmarks to show your support. Employees who register by Friday, Feb. 20 will be entered into a drawing to win great prizes -- such as a free Really BIG Raffle ticket, which gives a chance to win $335,000 in prizes!

     While a donation is not required, those who make a donation will be eligible for other prizes such as a Coeur d'Alene Cellars wine tasting party, lunch for six at Emery's, a "Night Out" provided by President's Cabinet, iPod Shuffles, gift cards from STCU, and much more. In addition to prizes, ALL NIC employees that participate in the Employee Giving Campaign will receive a one-of-a-kind NIC supporter lanyard that is gray with a black logo and lettering.

Grading Workshop

Join eLearning for an inside look at Blackboard's Grade Center. Topics include creating, organizing, and labeling grade center columns, creating specialized total columns, troubleshooting calculation errors, removing unwanted Grade Center columns, and setting up due dates.

     This workshop will be offered twice week at the following dates and times:

     10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20 as an online session via Blackboard Collaborate. The Blackboard Collaborate link will be available to full-time employees via SilkRoad Learning (in the event details), and sent via email to part-time employees who register for this session. 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.
Information: Erin Norvell at Ext. 7211 or erin.norvell@nic.edu



2/18/2015

 

NIC statement on police investigation 

     On Feb. 4, Management Team was asked to share with employees that former Financial Aid Director Joe Bekken was no longer employed at NIC. An arrest has since been announced to the media by the Coeur d'Alene Police Department and the details can be found in the Coeur d'Alene Police Department press release here.

     Since there is still an ongoing investigation into this case, it is important that all media inquiries are routed through the Communications and Marketing Office, as per NIC's typical procedures. If you receive a media inquiry, please direct them to Vice President for Communications and Governmental Relations Mark Browning at (208) 769-3304 or mark.browning@nic.edu.  

     Assistant Financial Aid Director Stephanie House has stepped in as the Financial Aid Director for the interim. If you have any questions related to financial aid services, please direct them to the Financial Aid Office at Ext. 3368.

     The following is a statement that will be shared with the media regarding NIC's quick reaction to this incident and our continued cooperation with law enforcement during the investigation. 

     "The individual charged in this case is no longer an employee of the college and North Idaho College has been cooperating fully with law enforcement from the very beginning of the investigation. I am grateful for the knowledge and training of our staff that resulted in a swift and decisive response to this incident. Communication throughout this process has been greatly enhanced by the work of NIC's school resource officer, who serves both NIC and the Coeur d'Alene Police Department. In addition, our institution's emphasis on compliance with Title IX training requirements for all employees has resulted in a heightened awareness on reporting incidents within the college. All of these factors helped NIC respond to this situation promptly and proactively."

 

Joe Dunlap, Ed.D.

North Idaho College President



2/9/2015

 

Dine at Bardenay, support NIC athletics

     From 5 to 9 p.m. TODAY Monday, Feb. 9, dine with your family and friends at Bardenay in Coeur d'Alene's Riverstone and a portion of the proceeds will benefit NIC Athletics.

 

 

Advisor assignments done, accessible

     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. Please contact Advising Services at Ext. 7884 if you have questions.

 

 


In the News

     Read this article on how NIC's nursing program consistently earns the highest marks in the state here.

 

     In case you missed it, check out this editorial in the Coeur d'Alene Press discussing how NIC builds bridges to better tomorrows and deserves more state funding.

 

     Representatives from the Area Agency on Aging of North Idaho made a surprise visit to honor some community volunteers recently, which  made the paper here. 

 

 

Spread the Word! 

     This is a great opportunity for NIC students: There are $5 million in Idaho Opportunity Scholarship funds available for Idaho resident undergraduate students to attend an Idaho college or university in the 2015-2016 school year. Scholarship recipients can receive up to $3,000 in a single school year for tuition and fees. The deadline to apply is March 1.

More...

 

 

     Jennifer Allison-Oord, a transitional patient advocate from the Veterans Administration, will be in the SUB plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 to answer questions for veterans and dependents.

      Information: Doug Sams at Ext. 8027 or

doug.sams@nic.edu 

 

     Everyone is invited to a discussion on the book "Nickel and Dimed" by Barbara Ehrenreich during several "Coffee Talks" held during the spring semester. The first next talk will be held at noon Tuesday, Feb. 10 in the SUB Driftwood Bay Room.

More...

 

 

Booster car raffle tickets on sale

     Tickets are on sale for the NIC 2015 Booster Club Car Raffle. This year, a 1993 Toyota Camry (white with a sunroof) will be drawn April 25. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for five tickets. To buy a ticket, visit the NIC Athletics Office or contact Patty Stewart at Ext. 3348 or patty_stewart@nic.edu.

 

 

Coffee Talks link

 

Regalia Orders

All faculty and staff who need regalia for the 2015 Commencement ceremony should notify Chantel Black no later than Feb. 13. Please provide the following information when placing your order.

  • Name
  • Highest degree attained
  • Major of highest degree attained
  • College/University where that degree was attained
  • Height
  • Approximate weight
  • Whether you need the full regalia or only specific items (for example, if you only need a cap)

Information: Chantel Black at Ext. 3330 or chantel.black@nic.edu 

 

 

Yogalates Moved

Yogalates will be held in Winton Hall Room 218 from 12:05 to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12.

 

 

Club Raffle 

The Health Professions Club is selling raffle tickets for Valentine's Day baskets (themes include movie night, spa day, and gardening) for $1. They will be on sale until Wednesday, Feb. 11, when winners will be drawn. Tickets can be purchased at Cheri Zao's office in the Meyer Health and Sciences Building Room 205 or from the SUB between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information: Student Samantha Tyler-Blood at styler-blood@students.nic.edu.



2/6/2015

 

More information on FootstepsTake the first step!

     Registration is now open for "Footsteps," which will be held March 3-5 in the SUB.

     Footsteps is an interactive exhibit that highlights issues of social injustice, both current and historic. After being escorted through each exhibit groups will have a chance to discuss their reactions with a facilitator, and be offered resources to be involved with topics if they choose. Reservations, consent forms, and more information are online at www.nic.edu/footsteps.

 

 

New digital books availableNew books now available online 

     "The Gathering Place" and "Ace" are now available digitally here. Both books are searchable by clicking on the magnifying glass icon below the book. These books are part of Molstead Library's digitizing project.

     The books and other collections such as yearbooks from decades ago can be found at www.nic.edu/library by clicking the Digital Collections link on the right-hand side of the page.

 

 

Faculty Workshop 'Intro to Teaching with Blackboard' offered TODAY Feb. 6

     Join eLearning for an Introduction to Teaching with Blackboard Workshop. This workshop will provide an overview of Blackboard's instructional tools and capabilities for delivery of online content and courses. Topics include accessing and customizing your Blackboard courses, setting up syllabi, adding content, using assessments, setting up groups, understanding and navigating the Grade Center, and running course reports. This workshop is recommended for new faculty interested in teaching with Blackboard or current faculty that would like a refresher on Blackboard's tools and capabilities.

     This workshop will be offered Friday, Feb. 6 as an online session via Blackboard Collaborate. The Blackboard Collaborate link will be sent to those who register for this session. 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.

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

 

 

McLain, Lee-Kildow parking closed 

      The Coeur d'Alene street department continues to remove vegetation near Rosenberry Drive (the dike road) as part of the recertification process. Parking is expected to be restricted on Rosenberry Drive as well as south of the Hedlund Building.
     Some staff/faculty parking is expected to be closed TODAY Friday, Feb. 6 on the south side of McLain Hall and Lee-Kildow Hall.
     Overflow parking is typically open at Parking Lots A and B, near the Hubbard entrance to campus. During the duration of the dike project, parking permits will not be required in Lots A and B. NIC Landscape Services/Facilities Operations will be working closely with the city to ensure safety around work zones. Thank you for your patience during this process.

Yogalates Moved

Yogalates will be held in Winton Hall from 12:05 to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12.

 

 

Spread the Word! 

Jennifer Allison-Oord, a transitional patient advocate from the Veterans Administration, will be in the SUB plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 to answer questions for veterans and dependents. Information: Doug Sams at Ext. 8027 or doug.sams@nic.edu   

 

Everyone is invited to a discussion on the book "Nickel and Dimed" by Barbara Ehrenreich during several "Coffee Talks" held during the spring semester. The first next talk will be held at noon Tuesday, Feb. 10 in the SUB Driftwood Bay Room. More... 

 

 

Club Raffle 

The Health Professions Club is selling raffle tickets for Valentine's Day baskets (themes include movie night, spa day, and gardening) for $1. They will be on sale until Wednesday, Feb. 11, when winners will be drawn. Tickets can be purchased at Cheri Zao's office in the Meyer Health and Sciences Building Room 205 or from the SUB between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information: Student Samantha Tyler-Blood at styler-blood@students.nic.edu.

 

 

Deli specials

Freshly made cheesecake by the slice is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays and chili dogs are available Thursdays at NICularts Deli.

Emery's Restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and NICularts Deli is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both are open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Reservations for Emery's Restaurant are encouraged, but walk-ins are accepted. Please call Ext. 7763 to make a reservation.

 

 

Open Positions

Part-time Instructor - Programmable Logic Controllers Instructor (WTC) - Apply by Feb. 13

Part-time Office Assistant - Apply by Feb. 13

Assistant Men's Basketball Coach - Internal only. Apply by Feb. 13

Temporary Esthetician Instructor (WTC) - Internal only. Apply by Feb. 13

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  



2/5/2015

 

McLain, Lee-Kildow parking to be closed 

      The Coeur d'Alene street department continues to remove vegetation near Rosenberry Drive (the dike road) as part of the recertification process. Parking is expected to be restricted on Rosenberry Drive as well as south of the Hedlund Building.
     Some staff/faculty parking is expected to be closed Friday, Feb. 6 on the south side of McLain Hall and Lee-Kildow Hall.
     Overflow parking is typically open at Parking Lots A and B, near the Huetter entrance to campus. During the duration of the dike project, parking permits will not be required in Lots A and B. NIC Landscape Services/Facilities Operations will be working closely with the city to ensure safety around work zones. Thank you for your patience during this process.

 

 

Give to scholarships, win prizes 

     Register TODAY through the NIC Portal to participate in this year's Employee Giving Campaign. Log on to MyNIC and select Employee Giving Campaign under Bookmarks and show your support. Click on Participation Prizes under FAQs for a list of prizes, including gift certificates from STCU, Emery's Restaurant, Outdoor Pursuits, and more. While a donation is not required, those who make a donation will be eligible for additional prizes.

     Join the Five for Five Dollars Plan -- sign up for a payroll deduction of $5 per pay period for five pay periods. The true cost of a $25 gift could be as little as $4 after federal and state tax deductions and the Idaho State tax credit. If 120 employees were to each donate $25, NIC could award one deserving student a full scholarship for a year.

     For additional information, contact the NIC Foundation at Ext. 5978.

 

 

Faculty Workshop 'Intro to Teaching with Blackboard' to be offered Feb. 6

     Join eLearning for an Introduction to Teaching with Blackboard Workshop. This workshop will provide an overview of Blackboard's instructional tools and capabilities for delivery of online content and courses. Topics include accessing and customizing your Blackboard courses, setting up syllabi, adding content, using assessments, setting up groups, understanding and navigating the Grade Center, and running course reports. This workshop is recommended for new faculty interested in teaching with Blackboard or current faculty that would like a refresher on Blackboard's tools and capabilities.

     This workshop will be offered Friday, Feb. 6 as an online session via Blackboard Collaborate. The Blackboard Collaborate link will be sent to those who register for this session. 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.

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

 

 

FASA Completion Days

 

Spread the Word!

Everyone is invited to a discussion on the book "Nickel and Dimed" by Barbara Ehrenreich during several "Coffee Talks" held during the spring semester. The first next talk will be held at noon Tuesday, Feb. 10 in the SUB Driftwood Bay Room. More... 

 

 

Deli specials

Freshly made cheesecake by the slice is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays and chili dogs are available Thursdays at NICularts Deli.

Emery's Restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and NICularts Deli is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both are open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Reservations for Emery's Restaurant are encouraged, but walk-ins are accepted. Please call Ext. 7763 to make a reservation.

 



2/4/2015

 

JazzNIC concert to be held tonight

     The public is invited to a free special concert at 7:30 p.m. TODAY Tuesday, Feb. 3 in Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature the NIC Jazz Ensemble directed by NIC Instructor Terry Jones and special guests. It is free and open to the public. The concert is part of the three-day JazzNIC event in which several hundred middle and high school students participate in clinics on NIC's campus. More... 

 

 

Give to Employee Giving Campaign

     Thank you for supporting the annual Employee Giving Campaign each and every year. The 2015 Campaign is off to a great start: 202 employees have already made a donation or purchased a Really Big Raffle ticket this fiscal year. This equates to overall participation of 40 percent, with 36 percent of staff and 47 of percent faculty showing their support. The friendly competition to determine who is the biggest giver -- faculty or staff -- is sure to be another close race.

     To participate, log on to MyNIC and select Employee Giving Campaign under Bookmarks. Those who are currently making a payroll contribution do not need to complete the form unless they want to change their contribution. Register TODAY for a chance to win great prizes. While a donation is not required, those who make a donation will be eligible for additional prizes.

     100 percent of every dollar you donate goes to support NIC programs and services, technology and equipment, and scholarships for deserving students. 

     For additional information, contact the NIC Foundation at Ext. 5978.

 

 

Faculty Workshop 'Intro to Teaching with Blackboard' to be offered Feb. 4, 6

     Join eLearning for an Introduction to Teaching with Blackboard Workshop. This workshop will provide an overview of Blackboard's instructional tools and capabilities for delivery of online content and courses. Topics include accessing and customizing your Blackboard courses, setting up syllabi, adding content, using assessments, setting up groups, understanding and navigating the Grade Center, and running course reports. This workshop is recommended for new faculty interested in teaching with Blackboard or current faculty that would like a refresher on Blackboard's tools and capabilities.

     This workshop will be offered twice this week at the following dates and times:

  • At noon, Wednesday, Feb. 4 in the Employee Learning Facility (ELF). This is a face-to-face session.
  • Feb. 6 as an online session via Blackboard Collaborate. The Blackboard Collaborate link will be sent to those who register for this session.

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.

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

 

 

Last day to order Texas Roadhouse!

     Anyone who orders can pick it up from the Children's Center at noon Wednesday, Feb. 4. Everyone is welcome to drop off checks made to Texas Roadhouse or cash to the Children's Center TODAY.  

Parking Closures 

The Coeur d'Alene street department continues to remove vegetation near Rosenberry Drive (the dike road) as part of the recertification process. Parking is restricted during this process. Overflow parking is typically open at Parking Lots A and B, near the Huetter entrance to campus. During the duration of the dike project, parking permits will not be required in Lots A and B. NIC Landscape Services/Facilities Operations will be working closely with the city to ensure safety around work zones. Thank you for your patience during this process.

 

 

Hawk Dues

Macho Hawko flew too close to the sun Sunday and came crashing down to earth with Seattle losing a heartbreaker to New England. Stacy Hudson paid her dues wearing a Patriots jersey provided by Pats superfan Kari Hynes all day. Until next year.

 

 

Deli specials

Freshly made cheesecake by the slice is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays and chili dogs are available Thursdays at NICularts Deli.

Emery's Restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and NICularts Deli is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both are open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Reservations for Emery's Restaurant are encouraged, but walk-ins are accepted. Please call Ext. 7763 to make a reservation.

 

 

W-2s Online

This is just a reminder that employees now have the option of viewing prior and current W-2 forms online through the MyNIC portal. Employees who consent to view their W-2s online will no longer receive paper statements. Consent to view statements online can be changed anytime throughout the year. For 2014, all employee W-2s were mailed Friday, Jan. 16. Instructions for accessing your W-2 online can be viewed here or by accessing the Payroll tab of the Human Resources team site.  For any questions, please contact Josh Gittel at  josh.gittel@nic.edu or Annette Moore at annette.moore@nic.edu