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1/15/2015

SilkRoad Learning service restored

     Access to the SilkRoad Learning system (formerly GreenLight) has been restored. Users should now be able to login via the SilkRoad Learning login link found on the NIC EDGE page of the Human Resources portal in MyNIC. As a reminder, currently only employees who are in full-time (benefit eligible) position have access to the SilkRoad Learning system.

     Your patience throughout the service disruption is very much appreciated. NIC's vendor, SilkRoad, experienced full-system disruption nationwide and will be issuing a report on why this disruption occurred and how they are ensuring it will not occur in the future. If users continue to have problems logging into the SilkRoad Learning system, please contact Erin Norvell in Human Resources at erin.norvell@nic.edu or Ext. 7211.

 

 

Expect work on campus doors

     Maintenance has recently started a process of adjusting door closures campus wide, which is expected to last about two weeks. The adjustments are part of a scheduled preventive maintenance plan that will extend the life of the doors and the accompanying hardware, improving user-safety, reducing long-term costs, and ensuring code compliance. Thank you for your understanding as you see crews in your area.

 

 

NIC EDGE training round-up

     The NIC Employee Development and Growth Education program (NIC EDGE) is the ongoing training and development program for NIC employees. There are several opportunities on the calendar for the month of January 2015, including "Handling Different Workstyles," which looks at the different work styles you may encounter and how you can make adjustments to allow the differences to work for your team and build it up, rather than tear it down.

     Additionally, there are twelve Title IX compliance training sessions now scheduled between January and May 2015. All employees are required to attend this compliance training. Many departments/divisions had this training delivered during a scheduled staff/division meeting during the fall semester. If you attended this training as a part of a staff/division meeting then you do not need to register for a session in the spring. If you did not have a Title IX training through your department/division during the fall semester, then you must register to attend one of the sessions before the end of May 2015.

      Click here to see the training schedule for January.

     All sessions require pre-registration. To register for a session, 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 SilkRoad Learning (formerly GreenLight), which is the employee learning management system. Information on SilkRoad Learning (formerly GreenLight) is on the NIC EDGE page. Non-benefit eligible employees (adjunct/part-time/work study) must contact Erin Norvell in Human Resources to reserve a spot.

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

 

 

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MyNIC Unavailable 

The MyNIC Services tab will be unavailable from 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14 to noon Thursday, Jan. 15 while students are dropped for non-payment. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Bill Cleavinger at Ext. 3232 or bill_cleavinger@nic.edu.

 

 

Host Families

The Cultural Academic Student Exchange Program (CASE) is currently seeking host families for foreign exchange students to be placed in area high schools for the 2015-2016 academic year. Hosting a student will give the host family an opportunity to learn about another country's customs, languages, and culture while building life-long international friendships. Host families can choose students based on country of origin, gender, age and interests. If you, or if anyone you know, is interested in learning more about hosting a student, contact Phil Hayes in Molstead Library in the evenings Monday through Thursday or email hhayes11@hotmail.com or 699-4897.

 

 

Peak Passes

Get fit and support the NIC Children's Center with a two-month, all-access pass for only $20. Stop by the Children's Center (between the SUB and Christianson Gym) between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday-Friday to purchase your pass. Information: Jessica Geiger at Ext. 3471 or jessica.geiger@nic.edu.

 



1/14/2015

SilkRoad Learning still disrupted

      There is still a complete service disruption of the SilkRoad Learning system (formerly GreenLight). The SilkRoad Learning system is the platform that is used by full-time employees to register for training sessions being offer through the NIC EDGE program. This disruption is widespread and SilkRoad is working to resolve it, although they have not provided a time when they expect that it will be up and running again.

     Your continued patience is appreciated while the vendor works to resolve this disruption. A notice will be sent out through NICNow when the service is functioning.

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

 

 

Discounted Peak passes for sale

     Get fit and support the NIC Children's Center with a two-month, all-access pass for only $20. Stop by the Children's Center (between the SUB and Christianson Gym) between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday-Friday to purchase your pass.

     Information: Jessica Geiger at Ext. 3471 or jessica.geiger@nic.edu.

 

 

'Journey to College' to air Jan. 26

     Idahoans who end their education in high school can expect to earn only half as much as those with a four-year degree, yet fewer than 47 percent of the state's 2013 high school graduates enrolled in a two- or four-year program. Why are Idaho's high school students not going on to college or other post-secondary education programs?

     "Journey to College," an Idaho Public Television special sponsored in cooperation with the Idaho State Board of Education, looks at some roadblocks to higher education and suggests solutions to help students and parents prepare for their future. The 90-minute live show will air at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26 on Idaho Public Television. More...  

 

 

Resources available for stalking

     January is National Stalking Awareness month and NIC would like to direct everyone to resources, which are available here. If someone is a victim of stalking, they should contact NIC School Resource Officer Gus Wessel or NIC Security for assistance.

     Information: NIC Campus Security Head Patrick Murray Ext. 5912 or pjmurray@nic.edu, or, Wessel at Ext. 3374 or abwessel@nic.edu.

 

 

 

MyNIC Unavailable 

The MyNIC Services tab will be unavailable from 5 p.m. TODAY Wednesday, Jan. 14 to noon Thursday, Jan. 15 while students are dropped for non-payment.

Colleague UI will be unavailable from 6 to 9 p.m. TODAY Wednesday, Jan. 14 while the Registrar's Office and Student Accounts run the process to drop students for non-payment.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Bill Cleavinger at Ext. 3232 or bill_cleavinger@nic.edu.

 

 

Host Families

The Cultural Academic Student Exchange Program (CASE) is currently seeking host families for foreign exchange students to be placed in area high schools for the 2015-2016 academic year. Hosting a student will give the host family an opportunity to learn about another country's customs, languages, and culture while building life-long international friendships. Host families can choose students based on country of origin, gender, age and interests. If you, or if anyone you know, is interested in learning more about hosting a student, contact Phil Hayes in Molstead Library in the evenings Monday through Thursday or email hhayes11@hotmail.com or 699-4897.



1/13/2015

 

Wellness Roundup

     Wellness workout classes have begun. Classes will be held at the following times:

     Spinning - Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:05 to 12:45 p.m. in the upstairs of Christianson Gym.

     Yogalates - Thursdays, 12:05 to 12:45 p.m. in Winton Hall Room 121.

     Open Gym - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 to 5 p.m. The gym is located downstairs in Winton Hall.

     Employees who participate in the wellness program can earn 35 employer-sponsored points for each instructor-led workout attended. (Open gym is not instructor-led.)

     Educational workshops are offered periodically for the Vitality Wellness Program. Check out the Wellness program calendar on the HR wellness program portal page for all wellness-related activities. All registrations for these sessions should be made through the employee learning management system: SilkRoad Learning (formerly GreenLight). To access SilkRoad Learning, go to the HR MyNIC portal page and use the login link on the NIC EDGE tab to register.

     Benefit Trainings - Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) educational workshop. You will learn what is considered an eligible expense, and how to submit supporting documentation for expenses and why it's important to submit requested documentation. These sessions will be offered in a WebEx format with live support staff from Wellness IQ (NIC's FSA/HRA Administrator).

     The Flexible Spending Account and Health Reimbursement Arrangement education workshops will be offered in the ELF at the following times: 9 a.m. on Jan. 22; 10 a.m. on Jan. 27; and 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 30.

     All registrations for these sessions should be made through the employee learning management system, SilkRoad Learning (formerly GreenLight). To access SilkRoad Learning, go to the HR portal page and use the login link on the NIC EDGE tab to register.

     Questions about this training topic should be directed to Andrea Woempner in Human Resources at Ext. 4371 or andrea.woempner@nic.edu

     Questions about using Silkroad Learning (such as login issues) should be directed to Erin Norvell in the Human Resources Office at Ext. 7211 or erin.norvell@nic.edu.  

 

 

Ferrell to retire 

     Joyce Ferrell will retire from NIC on Jan. 30 after 24.5 years! We would like to thank Joyce for her dedication and service to Health Professions and Nursing over the years and wish her the absolute best in her retirement. It is time for her to look back with pride and satisfaction on her years at NIC, look forward to all the things she has yet to enjoy, and to cherish every moment along the way. Please know we will respect Joyce's desire for a small private celebration in her honor.

     We would also like to offer a warm welcome to Leslie Slinkard, who will join Health Professions and Nursing on Jan. 26.

Christy Doyle

Dean of Health Professions and Nursing

 

 

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Sign-up for Safety Fest now open 

     NIC will offer free safety training at the seventh annual Safety Fest of the Great Northwest Feb. 18 - 20 at the Workforce Training Center in Post Falls.

     This three-day, free event is an opportunity for companies in construction and general industry to receive free safety training for their employees from the area's best safety instructors. Safety Fest offers over 40 classes to choose from for workers in construction, general industry, mining, agriculture and logging. Classes offered include OSHA 10, CPR/First Aid, MSHA refresher, Hazwoper refresher, Fall Protection, Forklift and Water Safety, among others. More... 

 

 

Hanggeli to speak to boosters TODAY 

     Author Beth Hanggeli will be the guest speaker at the NIC Booster Club luncheon at noon Tuesday, Jan. 13 at the Outback Steakhouse in Coeur d'Alene. Hanggeli is a writer and a lyricist who authored the book Soul Searching. She formerly served as the NIC Booster Club coordinator. More... 

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Students are invited to the Winter Welcome at 5 p.m. TODAY Tuesday, Jan. 13, in the SUB Lower Level. They can celebrate the beginning of the semester with free food, games, and prizes.

 

 

MyNIC Unavailable 

The MyNIC Services tab and Colleague UI will be unavailable from 5 to 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13 while staff members install tax form software updates for Colleague.

The MyNIC Services tab will be unavailable from 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14 to noon Thursday, Jan. 15 while students are dropped for non-payment.

The MyNIC Services tab and Colleague UI will be unavailable from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15 while the Registrar's Office and Student Accounts run the process to drop students for non-payment.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Bill Cleavinger at Ext. 3232 or bill_cleavinger@nic.edu.

 

 

Lobby Recitals 

Music Department to hold spring 2015 lobby recitals

Mark your calendars to pack a lunch and experience a Boswell Hall Lobby Recital put on by the NIC Music Department. The free recitals are offered once a month - just come listen! Recitals will be held Jan. 29, Feb. 26, March 26, April 30, and May 7.

 

 

Security Relocated

Campus Security has moved and is now located at 703 Military Drive (Building 30 on the NIC parking map.) All phone numbers will remain the same and literature will be updated when new orders are placed. Should someone need to stop by the security office, it is best to call Ext. 3310 in advance to ensure someone is present.