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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.