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New NIC Landscape Technology program open for enrollment

Posted: Friday, July 1, 2005
It is said that it's best to teach what you know, and Colby Weathers knows landscaping. Now Weathers will tie together his two passions as the instructor for North Idaho College's new Landscape Technology program. |photo1|Weathers studied landscape technology at Portland Community College and holds a bachelor's degree in landscape ... Read More

NIC Foundation's Really BIG Raffle drawing to be held July 6

Posted: Thursday, June 30, 2005
Community members and all ticket holders in the 12th annual North Idaho College Foundation Really BIG Raffle are invited to attend the raffle drawing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 6 in Fort Sherman Park, located behind Edminster Student Union Building on NIC's main campus. The event will include the drawing for the $200,000 grand prize ... Read More

NIC coaches and players to lead summer basketball camp

Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2005
The North Idaho College men's basketball staff is encouraging area youth to utilize summer break to improve their basketball skills. The Cardinal Basketball Camp Aug. 1-5 is open to school-aged boys and girls. Participants will receive instruction from NIC men's basketball coaches and players, including fundamental basketball skills ... Read More

NIC holds information night for professional-technical programs

Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Those interested in attaining a career through North Idaho College's professional-technical programs will have the opportunity to learn more about the programs during a Professional-Technical Information Night at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. Staff from NIC's Admissions and Financial Aid offices as well as advisers and faculty members ... Read More

Room still available in NIC summer softball camp

Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Room is still available for area youths to sign up for the North Idaho College's Cardinal Heat pitching and position play skills camp July 25-28 at Franklin Park, located just east of Rowan and Division in northern Spokane. NIC's softball coaching staff and players will lead the camp, which is divided into two heats, one specifically ... Read More

NIC hires new recruitment specialist

Posted: Monday, June 27, 2005
|photo1|North Idaho College recently hired Sara Schmelzer as the new recruitment specialist in the NIC Admissions Office. Schmelzer completed graduate level courses in business administration and holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Eastern Washington University. She has also earned an associate's degree from South Puget Sound ... Read More

NIC kicks off new orientation/registration system

Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2005
It's not uncommon for the North Idaho College campus to be full of students throughout the year. But something is different on campus this summer.   Once a week, approximately 100-150 students come to campus for a four-hour program filled with student success tips, advising sessions and registration for fall classes. NIC ... Read More

NIC Foundation's Really BIG Raffle sells out; Drawing to be held Wednesday, July 6

Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2005
The North Idaho College Foundation's Really BIG Raffle has sold out for the 12th year in a row. The last of the raffle's 4,500 tickets were sold Tuesday, June 21, the earliest sell out in the raffle's history, despite increasing the total number of tickets sold from 4,000 to 4,500 this year. All ticket holders and community members ... Read More

Ironman finisher to speak at NIC Booster Club lunch

Posted: Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Brenda Smith, a triathlete who successfully finished the Coeur d'Alene Ironman Triathlon in 2004, will be the featured speaker at the North Idaho College Booster Club luncheon at noon Tuesday, June 28 at Tony's Supper Club, located on Coeur d'Alene Lake Drive in Bennett Bay.  Smith, the Human Resources director at NIC, plans to ... Read More

NIC's Outdoor Pursuits to offer sailing clinics

Posted: Tuesday, June 21, 2005
North Idaho College's Outdoor Pursuits will offer a series of clinics in July to teach participants how to sail. The Thursday night clinics for adults will run in four sessions on the NIC beach. Clinics will be offered from 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 7, 14, 21 and 28. $40 covers the cost of instruction, boats and all related equipment. ... Read More

North Idaho College Board of Trustees meeting notice

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2005
The regular June meeting of the North Idaho College Board of Trustees will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 in the Driftwood Bay Room of NIC's Edminster Student Union Building, rather than its regular meeting time at 6 p.m. The time change is due to an Athletics Department fundraiser at Regal Cinemas, which begins at 6:30 p.m ... Read More

Still room available in NIC's ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire' class

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2005
There's still time to enroll in “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” a community education class offered through the North Idaho College Workforce Training Center in June. The one-session class will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 in Boswell Hall Room 138, on NIC's main campus in Coeur d'Alene. The class will teach ... Read More

Last Really BIG Raffle open house to be held June 19

Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Don't miss the last chance to see the North Idaho College Foundation's 12th annual Really BIG Raffle house, now in its final phases of construction by the NIC Carpentry students. Celebrate Father's Day by bringing Dad to the open house, which will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 19. Less than 450 tickets remain for the grand ... Read More

NIC's Idaho Small Business Development Center to present awards

Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2005
North Idaho College's Idaho Small Business Development Center will present awards at its annual luncheon Tuesday, June 21. Rob Randall of Randall Contracting will be presented the 2005 Idaho State Small Business Person of the Year Award. Idaho Commerce and Labor Consultant Mary Ann Gokee will receive the Small Business Advocate of ... Read More

NIC alumna contributes to NIC campaign to support local economy

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2005
|photo1|North Idaho businesswoman Eve Knudtsen is passionate about North Idaho College. She is an alumna, having earned her associate's degree from NIC in the early 1980s and knows firsthand the capacity for the college to change lives through education. But that's not the only reason she decided to contribute $15,000 to the ... Read More

NIC selects new Trades and Industry division chair

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2005
North Idaho College recently selected Maintenance Mechanic/Millwright Instructor Jim Cultra as the new chair of the Trades and Industry Division. Cultra will begin his new position July 15 upon the retirement of the current chair Walt Carlson, who has worked at NIC for 26 years. |photo1|Cultra began at NIC as the head of the ... Read More

Area youths encouraged to participate in NIC summer softball camp

Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2005
Area youths are encouraged to participate in North Idaho College's Cardinal Heat pitching and position play skills camp July 25-28 at Franklin Park, located just east of Rowan and Division in northern Spokane. NIC's softball coaching staff and players will lead the camp, which is divided into two heats, one specifically for pitching ... Read More

NIC auditorium receives new sound/lighting equipment

Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2005
The bedtime stories in the Travolta home were a little different from typical children's books. These stories were filled with the same imagination and wonder, but also character lines, developing plots and stage cues.   Helen Travolta used to read plays to her six children at night, so it's not surprising that Ellen, Sam ... Read More

Register now for NIC five-on-five basketball tournament

Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2005
Basketball players are encouraged to register their five-player team for the North Idaho College Five-On-Five Classic Basketball Tournament to be held in NIC's Christianson Gym July 15-17. The tournament will include men's and women's divisions as well as divisions for high school boys and high school girls. Teams are guaranteed ... Read More

NIC presents girls summer basketball camp

Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2005
North Idaho College women's basketball coaches and players will lead a weeklong girls basketball camp June 20-24 to help participants improve their basketball skills. The Girls Summer Basketball Camp will help players develop their skills in both individual skills and team concepts, including shooting, defense, ball handling ... Read More

Less than 1,000 tickets remain for the 12th annual Really BIG Raffle

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2005
Less than 1,000 tickets remain for the chance to win a $200,000 custom home during the North Idaho College Foundation's 12th annual Really BIG Raffle in Coeur d'Alene.   The grand prize $200,000 custom home, built by students in the NIC Carpentry program, is at 1374 Coquille Court in Post Falls. Located in the Montrose ... Read More

Regal Cinemas Riverstone celebrates grand opening with a VIP gala; all ticket proceeds benefit NIC athletics

Posted: Monday, June 6, 2005
How else would the new Regal Cinemas Riverstone Stadium 14 kick off its opening celebration other than with “A Regal Grand Opening.” The gala will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 at Regal Cinemas Riverstone, located in the new Riverstone development off Northwest Boulevard in Coeur d'Alene. The exclusive event will include ... Read More

Advisers available to meet with students in Sandpoint

Posted: Monday, June 6, 2005
Current and prospective North Idaho College students are encouraged to meet with NIC advisers Thursday, June 16 at the NIC Sandpoint Center, located at 101 N. 2nd St. in Sandpoint. Advisers will be available from 3 to 7 p.m. to assist students with admissions processes and registering for fall semester classes. Walk-ins are ... Read More

Advisers available to meet with students in Kellogg

Posted: Monday, June 6, 2005
Current and prospective North Idaho College students are encouraged to meet with NIC advisers Monday, June 20 at the NIC Silver Valley Center, located at 323 Main St. in Kellogg. Advisers will be available from 3 to 7 p.m. to assist students with admissions processes and registering for fall semester classes. Walk-ins are welcome ... Read More

NIC implements Video Relay Service station on campus

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2005
Last fall, North Idaho College's Center for Educational Access called upon student leaders to address the need for proper technology for the deaf community, and the Associated Students of NIC answered. The culmination of an ASNIC project came to life recently as the light of a table lamp on the lower level of the Edminster Student ... Read More

Triple Boat Float with The Fabulous Shadows to support NIC campaign

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2005
Supporting the North Idaho College Providing Opportunities—Fulfilling Dreams Community Campaign is all about threes—a three-hour evening cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene on three connected boats. The Triple Boat Float will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 16. Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m. at Independence Point in Coeur d'Alene. The ... Read More

NIC hires new residence hall coordinator

Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2005
|photo1|North Idaho College recently hired Yong Choo as the new coordinator of the NIC Residence Hall.   Choo completed a master's degree in counseling in May and holds a bachelor's degree in broadcast communication from Washington State University.   While working toward his undergraduate degree, Choo served for two years ... Read More

NIC volleyball program signs West Valley High School graduate

Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Lynnea Brown recently accepted a scholarship to play for the North Idaho College volleyball team for the 2005-2006 season. Brown is a 5-foot-7-inch athlete from Yakima, Wash. Brown was captain of the West Valley High School volleyball team her senior year and was voted most valuable player her junior and senior years. She earned ... Read More

Annual NIC golf tournament held in memory of Scott Hague

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2005
|photo1|The entry deadline for the North Idaho College Scott Hague Memorial Cardinal Classic is fast approaching for the June 10 event. The four-person scramble tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Friday, June 10 at the Avondale Golf and Tennis Club in Hayden. The event is being held in honor of NIC alumnus and ... Read More

North Idaho College provides vital resources for economic development

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2005
As a community college, North Idaho College not only fulfills its academic mission to provide students with affordable, quality education, but also serves as a driver for economic development in the region by providing services to business and industry. Assessing the education and training needs of the community and adjusting ... Read More

County Commissioner to speak at NIC Booster Club lunch

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2005
Kootenai County Commissioner Katie Brodie will be the featured speaker at the North Idaho College Booster Club luncheon at noon Tuesday, May 31 at the Coeur d'Alene Brewery, located at 209 Lakeside Avenue in downtown Coeur d'Alene.  The NIC Booster Club holds its regular weekly meetings Tuesdays at noon in the Coeur d'Alene Resort's ... Read More

NIC campus to close in honor of Memorial Day

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2005
North Idaho College will be closed Monday, May 30 in honor of Memorial Day. Normal business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays, will resume May 31. NIC offices will remain open regular business hours throughout the summer. Summer session begins June 6 and fall semester begins ... Read More

NIC student wins scholarship through scratch ticket design contest

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2005
North Idaho College graphic design student Marcelle Moe of St. Maries recently won a $100 scholarship from the Idaho Lottery for her winning design of a scratch ticket. |photo2|The Idaho Lottery Scratch Ticket Design Contest was initiated by the Idaho Lottery last year at Boise State University. This year, organizers expanded the ... Read More

Longtime college supporters contribute to NIC campaign

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Jack and Camie Beebe believe that North Idaho College plays a major role in what makes this community a success, from the positive business climate to the region's quality health care. |photo1|The Beebes have supported the college through the years and recently contributed $20,000 to the Providing Opportunities—Fulfilling Dreams ... Read More

NIC ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire' class open for enrollment

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2005
There's still time to enroll in “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” a community education class offered through the North Idaho College Workforce Training Center in June. The one-session class will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 in Boswell Hall Room 138, on NIC's main campus in Coeur d'Alene. The class will teach ... Read More

NIC student steps up selling awareness bracelets in support of campaign

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Although financial contributions to the NIC Providing Opportunities—Fulfilling Dreams Community Campaign are the focus of the community fundraising campaign set to raise a minimum of $2 million to equip the NIC Health and Sciences Building and provide student scholarships, non-monetary support of the college and campaign is also ... Read More

NIC men's basketball program signs recruits

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Several athletes recently accepted scholarships to play for the North Idaho College men's basketball team for the 2005-2006 season. Jordan Sutton is a 5-foot-10-inch point guard from Bethel High School in Spanaway, Wash. He led the Bethel High School team to the 4A state tournament all three years as starting point guard, capping his ... Read More

Early bird deadline for Really BIG Raffle is May 31

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005
Don't miss the May 31 deadline to qualify to win two additional early bird prizes in the North Idaho College Foundation's 12th annual Really BIG Raffle. Those who purchase a $100 raffle ticket on or before the deadline will be automatically entered into a drawing for a 32-inch color TV and a DVD/VHS player. Nearly 2,000 tickets have ... Read More

NIC recreational sports coordinator passes national certification

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005
|photo1|North Idaho College Recreational Sports Coordinator Paul Manzardo recently passed a national test certifying him as a recreational sports specialist.   Manzardo received the national certification at a recent National Intramural Recreational Sports Association conference in Orlando, Fla., after passing an exam that covers ... Read More

NIC recognizes outstanding faculty, staff with annual achievement awards

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2005
North Idaho College Communication Instructor Tim Christie believes that in life, all people strive to make a mark in the world. The profound impact he has had on students during his 33 years at NIC is the mark Christie left, changing literally thousands of lives during his tenure at NIC, and earning him this year's NIC Faculty ... Read More

Last Really BIG Raffle open house of May to be held May 22

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2005
Don't miss the last chance in May to see the North Idaho College Foundation's 12th annual Really BIG Raffle house, now in its final phases of construction by the NIC Carpentry students. The students will use the two weeks in between open houses to complete most of the finish work on the house before three more open houses are held ... Read More

NIC student selected as Rotary Student of the Month

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2005
North Idaho College student Mary Saxton of Coeur d'Alene was selected as May's Coeur d'Alene Rotary Club Student of the Month. Saxton returned to school after the age of 40 and after two years of completing prerequisites, has been accepted to the NIC Nursing Program for fall 2005. “My decision to enter college was exhilarating, but ... Read More

NIC to remain open for summer; some offices alter schedules

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2005
North Idaho College's summer session runs from June 6 through July 28. Campus will remain open throughout the summer, although several offices on campus will operate on altered schedules. Molstead Library will be closed from May 20 to the start of summer session June 6. Summer library hours through July 28 are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m ... Read More

NIC president elected to national community college board

Posted: Monday, May 16, 2005
North Idaho College President Michael Burke was recently elected to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) board of directors.   |photo1|The board comprises 32 members, 26 of which are elected by the association's member colleges. The remaining six positions are filled by board appointments. Burke was elected by ... Read More

NIC softball players earn All-Conference honors

Posted: Monday, May 16, 2005
Four North Idaho College softball players were recently named to All-Scenic West Athletic Conference teams. Erin DuBrock , from Spokane, Wash., was named to the All-Conference first team. DuBrock played short stop/middle infielder for the Cardinal team. She finished the season with a .285 batting average, a .938 fielding average and ... Read More

More than 700 students eligible to graduate from NIC

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2005
Camcorders will be rolling as approximately 350 North Idaho College graduates donning caps and gowns participate in this year's NIC commencement ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, May 20 in Christianson Gym on NIC's main campus. A total of 730 NIC students are eligible for graduation and an estimated 350 students are expected to ... Read More

Ticket to be given away at Really BIG Raffle open house

Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2005
More than 2,000 tickets have already been sold for the North Idaho College Foundation's 12th annual Really BIG Raffle. Don't miss this chance to buy a ticket and see the grand prize $200,000 custom house during one of the biggest open houses of the year from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 15. Tickets will be sold at the event and ticket ... Read More

Award winners announced at NIC Booster Club auction/banquet

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2005
The North Idaho College Booster Club announced the winners of this year's Athlete of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards at its annual Spring Auction and Athletic Awards Banquet May 7 at the Eagles Lodge. The award recipients are nominated and selected by the NIC coaching staff. The Male Athlete of the Year Award was ... Read More

Associated Students of NIC announce student leaders for 2005-2006

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2005
North Idaho College student body leaders were recently elected for the 2005-2006 school year.   The Associated Students of NIC (ASNIC) represent the college's 4,519 students with an eight-member senate, which is presided over by the ASNIC president and vice president. Senators are elected in both fall and spring semesters. A ... Read More

NIC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa earns honors

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2005
North Idaho College's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, recently won numerous awards at the regional conference for the Greater Northwest Region April 29 through May 1. This year's NIC chapter earned Five-Star status with the national organization, recognizing the chapter for ... Read More

Approximately 150 GED students to receive certificates

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2005
Many of the more than 700 students eligible for a General Education Development (GED) certificate through the North Idaho College Adult Basic Education program have overcome much adversity on their way to this milestone, which is what makes the GED Graduation Ceremony unique.   “There's a different atmosphere at this graduation,” ... Read More

First NIChallenge adventure race ends as a success

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2005
The first finishers crossed the finish line 3 hours and 23 minutes after tackling the course in North Idaho College's first adventure race, the NIChallenge, held May 7 at Farragut State Park. A total of 70 participants and 28 teams finished the course, which consisted of 14.8-mile bike ride, about four miles of running, a two-mile ... Read More

NIC Graphic Design Exhibit showcases student graphic design work

Posted: Friday, May 6, 2005
North Idaho College graphic design students, who have published their work through various venues throughout the region, will have the opportunity to showcase their work during the Graphic Design Exhibit May 9 through 19 in the Boswell Hall Corner Gallery. “This exhibit is meant to showcase the practical and relevant applications of ... Read More

NIC carpentry program graduate now a subcontractor for this year's Really BIG Raffle house

Posted: Friday, May 6, 2005
When Jason Krapfl entered North Idaho College's carpentry program in 1998, he had one child, was expecting a second and planning to marry his girlfriend. Trying to get his career in order too, he decided to enter the program thinking maybe he would learn to build cabinets and establish a career. “I had no idea the students in the ... Read More

NIC presents an afternoon of music for moms

Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2005
The North Idaho College Symphonic Band and the NIC Madrigal Singers will present “A Mother's Day Celebration,” an afternoon of music for moms beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 8 in Coeur d'Alene City Park.  This year's annual Mother's Day Concert in the Park will include the NIC Symphonic Band's performance of “America the Beautiful” ... Read More

NIC students earn honors at national conference

Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Students from the North Idaho College chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) earned honors at the BPA National Leadership Conference April 22-26 in Anaheim, Calif. The students qualified for the national competition by placing at the state conference in Boise in March. The students participated in workplace skills ... Read More

NIC Booster Club to hold spring auction/banquet

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2005
The North Idaho College Booster Club Spring Auction and Athletics Awards Banquet will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at the Eagles Lodge, located at 209 E. Sherman Ave. in Coeur d'Alene. The awards for outstanding male and female athletes as well as the awards for scholar-athletes will be presented after a dinner catered by Longhorn ... Read More

NIC celebrates Latino culture with Celebracion de la Raza

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2005
This year's annual Cinco de Mayo celebration at North Idaho College will celebrate the Latino culture with Celebracion de la Raza (celebration of the race) Thursday, May 5 in NIC's Edminster Student Union Building. Attendees will enjoy the music of Mariachi Guanajuato from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Grand Bay Dining Room of the ... Read More

Prospective students encouraged to attend NIC's First Fridays

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2005
Those interested in attending North Idaho College are encouraged to attend May's First Friday campus visitation program Friday, May 6. The First Fridays program offers prospective students the opportunity to visit campus and learn about NIC's programs and services. Visitors will meet in Edminster Student Union Building on NIC's ... Read More

NIC sells awareness bracelets in support of fundraising campaign

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2005
Although financial contributions to the NIC Providing Opportunities—Fulfilling Dreams Community Campaign are the focus of the community fundraising campaign set to raise a minimum of $2 million to equip the NIC Health and Sciences Building and provide student scholarships, non-monetary support of the college and campaign is also ... Read More

Slide lecture to explore the cultural history of barns in Idaho

Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Historian Madeline Buckendorf will present a slide lecture on “Barns in Idaho: Monuments of Our Cultural Heritage at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5 in Todd Lecture Hall, located inside Molstead Library on North Idaho College's main campus. Through slides of various barns throughout the state, Buckendorf will explore the types of barns that ... Read More

NIC offers dual enrollment information night in Kellogg

Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2005
All interested students and parents are invited to attend North Idaho College's Dual Enrollment Information Night at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 at the NIC Silver Valley Center, located at 323 Main Street in Kellogg. NIC's dual enrollment program gives high school juniors and seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA the opportunity to enroll in ... Read More

NIC machining students challenge drafting students in engine design competition

Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Sometimes, when building a machine, machinists will recognize a critical flaw in the design that could lead to the dysfunction of part or all of the mechanism. Conversely, designers often see ways to make a machine run more efficiently while still in the blueprint phase of construction. Both the designers and machinists in this ... Read More

NIC offers dual enrollment information night in Sandpoint

Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2005
All interested students and parents are invited to attend North Idaho College's Dual Enrollment Information Night at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 at the NIC Sandpoint Center, located at 101 N. Second Ave. NIC's dual enrollment program gives high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to enroll in NIC classes for both high school and ... Read More

Director selected to coordinate NIC's Educational Opportunity Center

Posted: Monday, April 25, 2005
|photo1|John Sarchio has been selected to direct North Idaho College's Educational Opportunity Center of Northern Idaho. Sarchio has worked as an advisor with the Educational Opportunity Center since October 2002, when the program was initiated. The NIC Educational Opportunity Center of Northern Idaho was established in 2002 with ... Read More

NIC's jazz band and jazz choir to jazz up the season

Posted: Friday, April 22, 2005
The North Idaho College Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Co., a choral jazz group, will spice up the season with music that will get the audience jazzed up for summer. “Swinging into Summer” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30 in Boswell Hall Schuler Auditorium on NIC's main campus. The NIC Jazz Ensemble will perform a program of ... Read More

NIC Board of Trustees Special Meeting Notice

Posted: Friday, April 22, 2005
The North Idaho College Board of Trustees will hold a budget workshop at 3 p.m. Monday, April 25 in NIC's Molstead Library. The workshops is held to present the trustees with budget information in preparation for the college budget presentation in May. Read More

NIC's Phi Theta Kappa chapter to present pop culture symposium

Posted: Friday, April 22, 2005
The North Idaho College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two-year colleges, will present the last seminar in its symposium focused on popular culture. The symposium is part of the chapter's exploration of this year's Phi Theta Kappa honors study topic “Popular Culture: Shaping and Reflecting Who We Are.” ... Read More

Gonzaga women's basketball coach to speak at NIC Booster Club lunch

Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2005
Gonzaga University head women's basketball coach Kelly Graves will be the featured speaker at the North Idaho College Booster Club luncheon at noon Tuesday, April 26 at the Red Lion Templin's Resort in Post Falls. Graves guided the Bulldogs to a record setting year, which included Gonzaga's first appearance in both the Associated ... Read More

NIC student's photography appears on magazine cover

Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2005
|photo1|North Idaho College student Kelly Cox has had the honor of seeing her photography on the cover of a magazine, not once but twice. Idaho Magazine, published by Idaho Magazine, Inc., out of Boise, selected her photo as the first place winner of the 2003 Photo Contest youth division. Cox was a junior in high school when she ... Read More

Human rights leader to speak on women and war in Colombia

Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Sonia Lopez, director of the Joel Sierra Regional Human Rights Committee and a leader of the Dawn of Women for Arauca women's organization, will present “Women and War in Colombia” at 1 p.m. Monday, April 25 in the Blue Creek Bay Room of North Idaho College's Edminster Student Union Building. |photo1|Lopez, 21, joined the Peasant ... Read More

NIC intramural sports officials t-shirt takes first place at conference

Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2005
North Idaho College's Recreational Sports Department won first place in a recent professional development competition at the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association Conference for its design of officials' t-shirts. The t-shirts, which are given to students who successfully complete a season as an intramural sports ... Read More

Science student presents before Idaho Academy of Sciences

Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2005
North Idaho College student Shane Moore from Weippe, Idaho, recently presented the results of a chemistry research project at the Idaho Academy of Science annual conference in Nampa, Idaho. The Idaho Academy of Science is an organization of faculty and students that promote and support math and science education. Each year at the ... Read More

NIC distance education offers dual enrollment information night

Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2005
All interested students and parents are invited to attend North Idaho College's Dual Enrollment Information Night at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 in the Driftwood Bay Room of NIC's Edminster Student Union Building. NIC's dual enrollment program gives high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to enroll in NIC classes for both ... Read More

NIC Job Fair to include 75 employers seeking new hires

Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2005
As one of the region's largest job fairs, the NIC Job Fair Friday, April 22 will feature 75 regional employers seeking part-time and full-time as well as permanent and seasonal employees. The job fair will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Christianson Gym on NIC's main campus and will feature various community agencies seeking ... Read More

NIC Foundation offers two continuing education units for charitable insurance strategies workshop

Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2005
The North Idaho College Foundation is offering two free continuing education units to participants in the educational teleconference titled “Creative Charitable Insurance Strategies” from noon to 2:15 p.m. Thursday, April 28. This teleconference is designed for professionals looking to learn more about charitable planning with life ... Read More

Coeur d'Alene Casino CEO to speak at NIC about storytelling

Posted: Monday, April 18, 2005
Chief Executive Officer of the Coeur d'Alene Casino Dave Matheson will present a talk about the importance of storytelling to the Native American culture from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 21 in Todd Lecture Hall, located inside Molstead Library on North Idaho College's main campus. The “Lawrence Aripa Memorial Storytelling Address” ... Read More

NIC men's basketball players sign with Division I colleges

Posted: Monday, April 18, 2005
Two North Idaho College men's basketball players have signed letters of intent with Division I schools. NIC sophomore Harry Disy, of Paris, France, has signed with Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La. Louisiana Tech finished 14-15 overall this season and placed fifth in the Western Athletic Conference with a 9-9 record. Disy ... Read More

Parents receive info on health care for kids during workshop

Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2005
Two free presentations will be held regarding free or low-cost health care coverage for children at noon and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21 in the Echo Bay Room of North Idaho College's Edminster Student Union Building.   Pat Schwartz of the Kootenai Medical Center Community Outreach Program will discuss options with parents and ... Read More

Former NIC student receives prestigious scholarship

Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2005
|photo1|North Idaho College alumnus Jesh Barlow of Coeur d'Alene recently received the prestigious Toni Robideaux Scholarship from the Spokane Advertising Federation.   Barlow was chosen as the recipient of the award in graphic design, one of five categories. He submitted examples of work he completed in NIC's graphic design ... Read More

All-girl band Raining Jane to perform at NIC

Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2005
The all-female band Raining Jane will perform at North Idaho College Thursday, April 21.   After a previous performance at the college, NIC's Student Events Committee decided to respond to student demand and bring the band back for another performance.   The rock-folk band is made up of guitarist and cellist Mai Bloomfield ... Read More

Coeur d'Alene family contributes $20,000 to NIC campaign

Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2005
The Adams family believes in education and knows well the value that North Idaho College brings to the community.   Which is why the family decided to contribute $20,000 to the NIC Providing Opportunities—Fulfilling Dreams Community Campaign for technology for the new NIC Health and Sciences Building as well as student ... Read More

NIC's Boesel named NJCAA second team All-American

Posted: Monday, April 11, 2005
NIC women's basketball player Boesel earns All-American honors Second-year North Idaho College women's basketball player Jeni Boesel, of Brewster, Wash., received second team All-American honors after leading the Scenic West Athletic Conference in scoring and three-point shooting.   Boesel averaged 16.7 points per game and hit ... Read More

NIC symphonic band concert to feature music of theater

Posted: Thursday, April 7, 2005
An evening at the theater just wouldn't be the same without the music.   The North Idaho College Symphonic Band is presenting its spring concert based on that premise with “An Evening at the Theater” Wednesday, April 13.   The concert will feature theater music, with each piece dedicated to a community organization devoted ... Read More

NIC student to attend congressional briefing on opportunity in education

Posted: Thursday, April 7, 2005
North Idaho College student Janette Jackson, of Pinehurst, can testify to the value of federal education opportunity programs to help adults attain an education. And on April 12, she will.   Jackson will share her story with the Council for Opportunity in Education while attending a congressional briefing in Washington, D.C.   ... Read More

NIC student receives esteemed scholarship award

Posted: Tuesday, April 5, 2005
North Idaho College student Kim Lee of Hayden was recently awarded a prestigious scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for two-year colleges, toward the completion of a baccalaureate degree.   Lee was chosen by the national Phi Theta Kappa office as a 2005 New Century Scholar, receiving a $2,000 scholarship ... Read More

NIC cheerleading tryouts held April 23

Posted: Tuesday, April 5, 2005
Men and women interested in trying out for the North Idaho College cheerleading squad must attend tryouts from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 23 in NIC's Christianson Gym.   All tryout material will be taught throughout the day, followed by tryouts at 3:30 p.m. and a mandatory meeting at 7 p.m.   Required stunts include ... Read More

NIC soccer program signs recruits for 2005 season

Posted: Tuesday, April 5, 2005
Several athletes recently accepted scholarships to play North Idaho College soccer for the 2005 season.   Women's soccer recruits:   Kathleen Bagan is a graduate of Lake City High School in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho who is transferring to NIC from Eastern Oregon University where she began her college career last year.   ... Read More

Variety of Events Slated for Earth Day

Posted: Tuesday, April 5, 2005
This year's Earth Day theme, as established by the international Earth Day Network, is “Protecting Our Children's Health and Our Future.” In line with this theme, Kootenai Medical Center will have leading bio-terrorism expert Laurie Garrett address the response of health care professionals to bioterrorism. This program, which is ... Read More

NIC to sponsor first ever North Idaho adventure race

Posted: Monday, April 4, 2005
North Idaho College's Student Activities Department will sponsor the inaugural NIChallenge, an adventure race Saturday, May 7 at Farragut State Park.   NIC's Outdoor Pursuits program is helping to coordinate the event, which is the first ever to be held in North Idaho.   “I think the closest other regular adventure race is ... Read More

Student Support Services receives grant renewal

Posted: Monday, April 4, 2005
North Idaho College's Student Support Services program recently received notification that the program will be funded for an additional four years thanks to a renewal grant for $235,689 from the U.S. Department of Education.   “This means current students are assured continuity in services as they work toward completing their ... Read More

NIC Theater Department presents dinner theater production

Posted: Friday, April 1, 2005
The North Idaho College Theater Department will present its spring production of Private Eyes in a special dinner theater-style format April 21-23 at NIC.    Private Eyes is a Steven Dietz comedy of suspicion where nothing is quite what it seems, according to NIC Theater Director Joe Jacoby who will be directing the play.   ... Read More

Workshops offered to teach small businesses marketing strategies

Posted: Friday, April 1, 2005
The Idaho Small Business Development Center will offer a series of workshops in April focused on teaching small business owners marketing strategies.   “Marketing Strategies That Fit Your Budget” will teach business owners marketing strategies that can be implemented for less than $100. The class will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday ... Read More

History Channel to air the end of the Aryan Nations in Idaho

Posted: Friday, April 1, 2005
For the past several year's, the History Channel has aired a documentary on the Aryan Nations and their presence in North Idaho. But since the program was filmed years ago, nationwide viewers were left seeing the Aryan Nations compound and its white supremacy group still alive in North Idaho and viewers did not know the end of the ... Read More

Week's activities to raise awareness of disabilities

Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2005
College staff and students as well as community members will learn about disabilities and the various organizations that support individuals with disabilities during Disability Awareness Days April 11-13.   Organizers are expanding on several successful years to include a variety of different agencies and events held at both the ... Read More

NJCAA national wrestling tournament to stay in Minnesota

Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2005
The North Idaho College wrestling team won't have the opportunity to compete in front of a hometown crowd for the 2007 National Junior College Athletic Association national tournament, but NIC Athletics Director Al Williams said he hasn't given up hope for 2010.   Following the submission of a bid from NIC and the Spokane Regional ... Read More

NIC student selected as Rotary Student of the Month

Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2005
|photo1|Former North Idaho College student Ana Burton was selected as February's Coeur d'Alene Rotary Club Student of the Month.   Burton was nominated in December when she was attending NIC, working toward a teaching certificate.   Burton began working as an office assistant in the NIC President's Office three years ago ... Read More

Elite stunt clinic offered by NIC cheerleaders April 16

Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2005
The North Idaho College cheerleaders will lead an elite stunt clinic Saturday, April 16 to give current or potential cheerleaders an advantage for the upcoming fall sports season.   Co-ed or all-female teams are welcome to participate from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in NIC's Christianson Gym.   Clinic participants will learn or ... Read More

NIC choir presents spring concert with new choir director

Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2005
The North Idaho College Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers will present their spring concert under the direction of a new conductor.   The NIC Spring Choral Extravaganza will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10 in Boswell Hall Schuler Auditorium.   Max Mendez, a local vocal performer, conductor and teacher, began at NIC in ... Read More

Prospective students encouraged to attend NIC's First Fridays

Posted: Monday, March 28, 2005
Those interested in attending North Idaho College are encouraged to attend April's First Friday April 8.   The First Fridays program offers prospective students the opportunity to visit campus and learn about NIC's programs and services.   Visitors will meet in Edminster Student Union Building on NIC's main campus at 9 a.m ... Read More

NIC Student Art Show to showcase student art in the Corner Gallery

Posted: Monday, March 28, 2005
North Idaho College students will have the opportunity to exhibit their artwork during the juried Student Art Show April 11 through May 5 in the Boswell Hall Corner Gallery.   “This is a great opportunity for our students to exhibit the pieces they've created throughout the year and to experience the last cycle of the artistic ... Read More

NIC announces spring Phi Theta Kappa inductees

Posted: Monday, March 28, 2005
North Idaho College recently announced the spring semester 2005 inductees for Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges.   To be eligible, a student must have completed 12 credit hours of courses that can be applied to an associate's degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.    Spring ... Read More

NIC offers community education classes in the Silver Valley

Posted: Monday, March 28, 2005
North Idaho College will offer several community education courses in the Silver Valley this spring that are open to the general public.   Courses will be offered at the new Silver Valley Center, located at 323 Main Street in Kellogg.   Nurse Assistant Training (CNA) will be offered in 30 sessions from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m ... Read More

NIC alum offers scholarship to graphic design student

Posted: Friday, March 25, 2005
Lila Smith remembers what it's like to be a student. After all, it was only a two years ago that she was sitting in the studio chairs in the North Idaho College graphic design program, struggling to make ends meet while trying to focus on school. “When I was a student, clients would utilize the program for designing logos and graphic ... Read More

NIC art students, Art on the Edge students create human rights sculpture

Posted: Friday, March 25, 2005
|photo1|Art can serve as a tool to teach expressiveness and problem-solving skills, which is the focus of Art on the Edge, a free art program for children offered through St. Vincent De Paul.   But a special project through North Idaho College's art department and Art on the Edge is teaching children about much more than art. They ... Read More

NIC announces All-Star Basketball Game participants

Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2005
Participants for the boys and girls Idaho State High School All-Star Basketball Games were announced Thursday by the North Idaho College Athletics Department. The second annual statewide all-star game is scheduled for Saturday, April 9 at NIC's Christianson Gym in Coeur d'Alene. The games are sanctioned by the Idaho High School ... Read More

NIC makes reductions in two programs

Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2005
Declining enrollment in two North Idaho College programs has brought about substantial change to those programs, including the non-renewal of teaching contracts for four NIC faculty members. NIC will eliminate its Electronics Technology program next fall. One of its two full-time faculty members will be reassigned to the college's ... Read More

NIC to remain open during Spring Break March 28 through April 1

Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2005
No classes are scheduled for North Idaho College students during Spring Break March 28 through April 1. Although administrative offices will remain open during Spring Break, hours in several departments will change. NIC's Molstead Library will be closed Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27. Hours will be modified the week of ... Read More

NIC Food Services Supervisor places in regional competition

Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2005
  |photo1|North Idaho College Food Services Supervisor Steve Taylor placed in a food preparation and presentation competition at a recent National Association of College and University Food Services Conference. NIC was the only two-year college at the regional convention, which was attended by dozens of college staff from the ... Read More

NIC interim men's basketball coach to stay at NIC

Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2005
|photo1|Jared Phay, who stepped in last September to serve as head men's basketball coach at North Idaho College this past season, will remain as Cardinal head coach, NIC Athletics Director Al Williams announced Monday.   "Coach Phay rose to the challenge we were presented with last fall and showed his dedication to the program," ... Read More

Eighth-grader wins second annual regional spelling bee

Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Eighth-grader Matt Harlow of Hayden out spelled 55 other fourth- through eighth-graders from the five northern counties of Idaho to become the champion speller in the second annual North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee March 19 at North Idaho College.   Harlow, a student from Canfield Middle School in the Coeur d'Alene School ... Read More

Memorial scholarship established in honor of Scott Hague

Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Through contributions from family members, the North Idaho College Foundation has established the Scott Hague Memorial Scholarship in honor of NIC alumnus and community supporter Scott Hague, 40, who died as a result of cancer March 1 in Coeur d'Alene. The scholarship will benefit deserving NIC students through the NIC Providing ... Read More

NIC's 2004-2005 Popcorn Forum to debate today's issues

Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2005
North Idaho College's Popcorn Forum Convocation Series Symposium was established 35 years ago to create a venue to explore topics relative to our society, from historical lessons to today's issues. Event organizers do not steer clear of the hot topics either, which is evident in this year's theme “Hot Talk: Passionate Debate for a New ... Read More

NIC nursing instructor contributes to community campaign

Posted: Monday, March 14, 2005
|photo1|North Idaho College Nursing Instructor Claudia Miewald knows the impact that the opening of the NIC Health and Sciences Building will have on the nursing program and its students as well as the campus as a whole. Miewald has been a nurse for 26 years,  and to her and husband Bruce, a Coeur d'Alene psychiatrist, donating to ... Read More

NIC presents Native American women's musical group ‘Ulali'

Posted: Friday, March 11, 2005
The three-woman musical group Ulali, which combines the sounds of traditional Native American song and contemporary music, will perform from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 17 in the Lake Coeur d'Alene Room of North Idaho College's Edminster Student Union Building Ulali features Pura Fe and Jennifer of the Tuscarora Tribe and Soni who ... Read More

Idaho Independent Bank donates to NIC campaign

Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2005
|photo1|North Idaho College Foundation Executive Director Rayelle Anderson and NIC President Michael Burke accept a check from Idaho Independent Bank Executive Vice President Rod Colwell for the Providing Opportunities—Fulfilling Dreams Community Campaign. Idaho Independent Bank made a $10,000 donation to the campaign and will name an ... Read More

Wells Fargo contributes $25,000 to NIC community campaign

Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2005
|photo1|Representatives from Wells Fargo present a $25,000 check to the North Idaho College Foundation for the Providing Opportunities—Fulfilling Dreams Community Campaign in support of technology and equipment needs for the Health and Sciences Building as well as student scholarships. The gift will go toward naming a classroom in the ... Read More

NIC lecture addresses use of term derogatory to Native American women

Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Co-Director of the Women of Color Alliance Sonia Rosario will present “The ‘S' Word,” a documentary showing and lecture about the use of the word “squaw” in names of places in Idaho, at 6 p.m. Monday, March 14 in Molstead Library's Todd Lecture Hall on NIC's main campus. The presentation will address the word “squaw,” a derogatory term ... Read More

Cowles family contributes to the NIC campaign

Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2005
The Harriet Cheney Cowles Foundation, a charitable foundation funded by Cowles Publishing Company of Spokane, recently contributed $25,000 to the North Idaho College Providing Opportunities—Fulfilling Dreams Community Campaign for technology for the new NIC Health and Sciences Building as well as student scholarships. W. Stacey Cowles ... Read More

NIC celebrates Women's History Month with film presentation

Posted: Tuesday, March 8, 2005
In honor of Women's History Month, North Idaho College is presenting “Iron Jawed Angels,” a film about women's suffrage, at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 10. The film recounts the struggle of suffragists who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Focusing on two defiant women Alice Paul, played by Hilary ... Read More

NIC students qualify for national BPA competition

Posted: Tuesday, March 8, 2005
Eleven students in the Business and Office Technology programs at North Idaho College placed at the recent state Business Professionals of America (BPA) competition in Boise March 4, qualifying them for the national competition. “These students compete against other Idaho two- and four-year colleges—even some master's degree students,” ... Read More

Workshops help people prepare for NIC Job Fair

Posted: Monday, March 7, 2005
North Idaho College will help prepare job seekers for the NIC Job Fair April 22 with a series of workshops in March and April. The workshops begin Monday, March 14 with two separate half-hour informational sessions at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Blue Creek Bay Room of NIC's Edminster Student Union Building covering what to expect and how ... Read More

NIC powwow to be held March 18-19

Posted: Monday, March 7, 2005
The piece of land on which North Idaho College now sits once served as the Coeur d'Alene Tribe's winter home and gathering place. Now years later, Native Americans representing numerous tribes from across North America will again gather at this site called Yap-Keehn-Um, a Coeur d'Alene term meaning “the gathering place,” to celebrate ... Read More

NIC English Instructor works as volunteer EMT; releases new book

Posted: Friday, March 4, 2005
An interest in medicine was not in Gala Muench's blood. Even as a child she had to hide any cuts from her mother who would immediately become a second patient from passing out at the sight of blood. Muench is a writer and artist with a master's degree in English. She writes poetry and most recently fiction and non-fiction in addition ... Read More

Prospective students encouraged to attend NIC's First Fridays

Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Those interested in attending North Idaho College are encouraged to attend March's First Friday March 4. The First Fridays program offers prospective students the opportunity to visit campus and learn about NIC's programs and services. Visitors will meet in Edminster Student Union Building on NIC's main campus at 9 a.m. before ... Read More

Booth space still available at NIC Job Fair

Posted: Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Expose your business to hundreds of job seekers during the North Idaho College Job Fair Friday, April 22 in NIC's Christianson Gym. This event is one of the region's largest job fairs, featuring a variety of employers and businesses seeking part-time and full-time as well as permanent and seasonal employees. Register by the early ... Read More

NIC Theater Department to hold auditions for spring play

Posted: Friday, Feb. 25, 2005
The North Idaho College Theater Department will be holding auditions for its spring production of Steven Dietz's play Private Eyes March 1 and 2. Auditions will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in Boswell Hall Room 001. Two females and two males who can play roles for characters in their 20s or 30s are needed as well as one male in his 40s or ... Read More

NIC athletes honored for academic excellence

Posted: Friday, Feb. 25, 2005
The North Idaho College athletes were honored recently for academic excellence by being named to the academic honor roll for fall semester. To be named to the honor roll, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits and have earned a 3.0 or higher GPA for fall semester (or have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher ... Read More

NIC hires new Idaho Small Business Development Center director

Posted: Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005
North Idaho College recently hired John Overby to serve as the director of the Idaho Small Business Development Center. Overby most recently served as the director of business development for ALLOPTIC, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Ethernet Passive networking equipment for fiber access owners and operators in California. Overby ... Read More

Ceramic sculpture exhibit to open March 1 at NIC

Posted: Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005
A. Lee Ayars, a studio artist and ceramic arts instructor at Spokane Falls Community College, enjoys working with clay because it's adaptable like his works often are once they begin to take shape. “I normally start forming my sculptures with an idea in mind, but find that my best results tend to happen when I go with an intuitive ... Read More

Participants in North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee announced

Posted: Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005
A total of 60 fourth- through eighth-graders from the five northern counties of Idaho will participate in the second annual North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee March 19, the winner of which will receive an all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in the 78th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee May 31 through June 2. Each ... Read More

North Idaho College wrestling team earns national honors

Posted: Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005
The North Idaho College wrestling team captured the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 18 wrestling title Feb. 12 with a lopsided win at the regional tournament at Highline Community College. NIC qualified 10 wrestlers for the upcoming NJCAA national tournament scheduled for Feb. 25-26 in Rochester, Minn. Five NIC ... Read More

Area middle schoolers take home awards from math competition

Posted: Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005
North Idaho middle school students were presented with numerous awards during the MATHCOUNTS regional competition Feb. 15 at North Idaho College. Approximately 70 middle school students from across the region participated in MATHCOUNTS, a national program intended to increase enthusiasm for math, as individuals and in teams of four ... Read More

Spokane athlete accepts softball scholarship to NIC

Posted: Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005
University High School athlete Angie Boardman, of Spokane, recently signed a letter of intent to play softball at North Idaho College. Boardman was Greater Spokane League honorable mention infielder her sophomore year at University High School and was the starting second baseman for the 2003 state championship team. She earned the ... Read More

NIC presents Buffalo Soldiers talk in honor of Black History Month

Posted: Friday, Feb. 18, 2005
Dressed in an authentic 1880s cavalry uniform, historical reenactor and educator Albert Wilkerson will act as Top Sergeant Wilkie as he brings alive the history of the “Peacekeepers of the Old West: The Buffalo Soldiers” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 in North Idaho College's Todd Lecture Hall inside Molstead Library. In 1866, Congress ... Read More

NIC campus to close in honor of President's Day

Posted: Friday, Feb. 18, 2005
North Idaho College will be closed Monday, Feb. 21 in observance of President's Day. Normal business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays, will resume Feb. 22. Read More

NIC music department to present faculty recital

Posted: Friday, Feb. 18, 2005
The North Idaho College music department will present its Faculty Music Recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 in Boswell Hall Schuler Auditorium. NIC music instructors will perform a variety of pieces including Mozart's “Adagio in E Major,” Chick Corea's “Crystal Silence” and “Discretion,” an original piece composed by NIC Music Instructor ... Read More

NIC to host second annual All-Star basketball game in April

Posted: Friday, Feb. 18, 2005
North Idaho College and the NIC Booster Club have been approved and sanctioned by the Idaho High School Activities Association to host the second annual Idaho High School All-Star Game for both boys and girls basketball April 9. The game, in doubleheader format, will match teams from Northern Idaho versus Southern Idaho and will be ... Read More

Former women's basketball player to speak at NIC Booster Club lunch

Posted: Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005
Former North Idaho College women's basketball player Mandy Jacques will be the featured speaker at the North Idaho College Booster Club luncheon at noon Tuesday, Feb. 22 at Cricket's Steakhouse and Oyster Bar on Fifth and Sherman in Coeur d'Alene. Jacques played on the 1997 women's basketball team, the last to go to the NJCAA ... Read More

NIC program to host TRIO Day

Posted: Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005
North Idaho College's Student Support Services program will provide information to the campus and community Friday, Feb. 25. The open house from noon to 1 p.m. is being held in conjunction with National TRIO Day activities across the country. “We wanted to take this opportunity to let the North Idaho College community know who we are ... Read More

NIC officials to present during national community colleges convention

Posted: Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005
North Idaho College officials were recently invited to present a seminar on Customized Training Opportunities in China during the national American Association of Community Colleges national convention. President Michael Burke, Assistant Vice President for Instruction Robert Ketchum and Customized Training Director Vern Jenkins will ... Read More

Film presented in honor of Black History Month

Posted: Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005
The power of music to motivate, communicate and unite is the focus of the film documentary “Amandla,” which will be presented at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 at North Idaho College in honor of Black History Month. The film tells the story of black South African freedom music and the central role it played in the long struggle against ... Read More

NIC offers community education classes in the Silver Valley

Posted: Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005
North Idaho College will offer several community education courses in the Silver Valley this spring that are open to the general public. Each course costs $15 per person and will be offered at the new Silver Valley Center, located at 323 Main Street in Kellogg. Rod and C.J. Clugston of the Edward D. Jones and Company investment firm ... Read More

NIC Theater Department to present winter production of Proof

Posted: Monday, Feb. 7, 2005
The North Idaho College Theater Department's winter production of Proof opens Feb. 17, a 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play about family, relationships and self-discovery. The title of the David Auburn play refers to a mathematical term meaning a process for checking the accuracy of an equation, which often involves ... Read More

NIC class schedule for summer session now online

Posted: Monday, Feb. 7, 2005
The class schedule for North Idaho College's eight-week summer session is now available online. The schedule contains various start times and locations for hundreds of courses to meet students' specific needs for summer session. In addition, more condensed classes with courses ranging in length from five to eight weeks, are available ... Read More

NIC Silver Valley Center to celebrate grand opening

Posted: Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005
The North Idaho College Silver Valley Center welcomed students with the beginning of spring semester in January, but now will open its doors to the whole community with a grand opening celebration Saturday, Feb. 12. The event will include an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, located at 323 Main Street in Kellogg. A short ... Read More

NIC spring enrollment down slightly

Posted: Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005
Spring semester enrollment at North Idaho College experienced a slight decrease from 2004, reflecting the slight enrollment increase in the fall. “We only gained a small percentage in the fall and because it's common for students to finish programs and transfer between semesters, the slight decrease for spring is not surprising,” said ... Read More

Tax filing services available at NIC

Posted: Friday, Jan. 28, 2005
North Idaho College accounting assistant students and other community volunteers will be offering free tax preparation services to those needing help this tax season. Through a grant from the NIC Foundation, the Accounting Assistant program was able to implement the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) ... Read More

Prospective students encouraged to attend NIC's First Fridays

Posted: Friday, Jan. 28, 2005
Those interested in attending North Idaho College are encouraged to attend February's First Friday Feb. 4. The First Fridays program offers prospective students the opportunity to visit campus and learn about NIC's programs and services. Visitors will meet in Edminster Student Union Building on NIC's main campus at 9 a.m. before ... Read More

Business entities course offered at NIC Workforce Training Center

Posted: Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005
Those who are thinking about starting a business or current business owners looking to change their business structure are encouraged to participate in the Idaho Business Entities class offered by the Idaho Small Business Development Center. In the course, participants will learn the different types of business entities and which one ... Read More

NIC career workshop helps participants find a career match

Posted: Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005
North Idaho College's Career Services will help match participants' skills to ideal careers during career workshops in January and February. The “Design Your Ideal Career” workshops will help match individuals with the career best suited for them. Using the Micro-SKILLS program, individuals will select the skills they would most like ... Read More

NIC's annual jazz concert promises high energy

Posted: Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005
It's not unusual to see audience members dancing in the aisles at the North Idaho College Jazz Ensemble's performance of JazzNIC. “It's a lot of fun,” said NIC Jazz Ensemble director Terry Jones. “Many people believe it's our best concert of the year.” JazzNIC comprises three days of jazz clinics Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 in addition to ... Read More

Idaho native to perform comedy at NIC

Posted: Monday, Jan. 24, 2005
Comedian Dan Cummins, who performs across the country at comedy clubs and colleges, will entertain an audience at North Idaho College with his personal and observational humor and comedic songs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 in the NIC Activities Center, on the lower level of Edminster Student Union Building on NIC's main campus. Cummins ... Read More

Gonzaga assistant coach to speak at NIC Booster Club luncheon

Posted: Friday, Jan. 21, 2005
Gonzaga University assistant men's basketball coach Bill Grier will be the featured speaker at the North Idaho College Booster Club luncheon at noon Tuesday, Jan. 25 at the Hot Rod Café in Post Falls. As the defensive coordinator for the Bulldogs, Grier has developed the program into one known for its defense as much as its offense ... Read More

NIC to add three new professional-technical programs; will reinstate welding program

Posted: Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005
North Idaho College will add three new professional-technical programs and reinstate a former program for fall semester 2005. Three new programs Outdoor Power/Recreational Vehicle Technology, Landscape Technology and the Human Resources Assistant program were added based on the current demand for these programs as well as the market ... Read More

Stimson Lumber Company contributes to NIC campaign; funds to support student scholarships

Posted: Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005
Stimson Lumber Company has been a neighbor to the North Idaho College campus since the company purchased the DeArmond mill in 2000. Stimson showed its commitment to education and the community recently through a $25,000 gift to the NIC Providing Opportunities—Fulfilling Dreams Community Campaign to establish the Stimson Lumber Company ... Read More

NIC presents Banff Mountain Film Festival

Posted: Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005
North Idaho College's Outdoor Pursuits program is presenting the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Sunday, Jan. 30 at NIC. The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an annual international competition featuring the world's best films on mountain subjects. In 2004, the festival screened 57 finalist films, chosen from more than 330 ... Read More

NIC offers class for seniors looking for partners

Posted: Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005
Single senior citizens looking for loving relationships can learn how to find a mature partner during North Idaho College's new “Seasoned and Single” class. The course instructor Kathleen Lamanna, who is a motivational speaker, teacher and certified personal coach, will share tips on dating, meeting places, eliminating anxiety and ... Read More

Painting exhibit based on teacher's experience to open Jan. 31 at NIC

Posted: Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005
MacKenzie Hawley has been teaching art to children, high school students and adults at the postsecondary level for 20 years. “I believe the arts provide a unique environment in which the students can think and process in nontraditional ways,” Hawley said. “Through the visual arts, many students can excel, find acceptance and discover ... Read More

NIC announces Dean's List for fall semester

Posted: Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005
North Idaho College recently announced the Dean's List for fall semester 2004. Students eligible for the Dean's List must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits and obtain a grade point average of 3.75 or above. Students are listed below by hometown: IDAHO Athol: Victoria Holmes, Molly Mallet, Robert Prochaska Bayview: Aaron Gross ... Read More

NIC Career Services director to speak at state conference

Posted: Friday, Jan. 14, 2005
North Idaho College Career Services Director Gail Laferriere was recently chosen to serve as the Idaho Career Development Association's Distinguished Speaker at the Idaho Counseling Association Conference in January. Laferriere is a Master Career Counselor through the National Career Development Association. This distinction is awarded ... Read More

Several area medical centers support NIC campaign

Posted: Friday, Jan. 14, 2005
North Idaho College plays a vital role in producing health care technicians in various fields throughout the region. Two northern Idaho health care organizations recognized NIC's role in helping to provide quality health care in the community by producing highly-trained health care workers through the college's health and sciences ... Read More

NIC campus to close in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day

Posted: Friday, Jan. 14, 2005
North Idaho College will be closed Monday, Jan. 17 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. Normal business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays, will resume Jan. 17. Spring semester classes begin Jan. 18. Read More

NIC workforce training officials to lead Seattle workshop

Posted: Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005
North Idaho College Assistant Vice President for Instruction Robert Ketchum and Customized Training Director Vern Jenkins were recently selected to present a workshop at the Globalization and the Community College conference in Seattle this month. The two will present “How to Create International Workforce Development Projects” along ... Read More

Open your heart to support NIC students

Posted: Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005
Open your heart to deserving North Idaho College students by attending the Open Your Heart Valentine's Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 in the Coeur d'Alene Resort Convention Center. People will be dancing the night away to music by well-known local band the Fabulous Shadows, who perform rock-and-roll hits from the '60s and ... Read More

NIC prepares for classes at new Silver Valley Center

Posted: Friday, Jan. 7, 2005
North Idaho College plans to open the doors of the new Silver Valley Center for spring semester classes beginning Jan. 18. “We've provided courses at various sites within Shoshone County for the past several years,” said NIC Distance Education Director Candace Wheeler. “But the new Silver Valley Center will allow us to provide a variety ... Read More

NIC new student orientation prepares students for the reality of college

Posted: Friday, Jan. 7, 2005
Reality is about to hit and NIC wants new students starting at NIC this spring to be ready when it does. That's why NIC will play host to about 250-300 new students during " Reality Hits NIC ,” this year's version of the spring semester new student orientation held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14. The reality TV-themed event will ... Read More

NIC Community Education instructor to support water project in Africa

Posted: Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005
North Idaho College Community Education Instructor Renee Bourque will travel to Ethiopia and Kenya later this month through her position as project manager and fund developer for 21st Century Basic Human Services, a nonprofit organization that supports water quality and education, community health and economic development ... Read More

NIC Workforce Training Center offers workshop for entrepreneurs

Posted: Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005
Those who currently own or are thinking of opening a small business are encouraged to attend a free workshop about the NxLeveL program Tuesday, Jan. 11 at the North Idaho College Workforce Training Center. The workshop will introduce participants to the NxLeveL program, which includes practical, hands-on business development courses ... Read More

Register now for spring semester classes at NIC

Posted: Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005
North Idaho College's spring classes begin Jan. 18 and individuals who are hoping to enroll must register for classes as soon as possible. New students should begin the process by applying for admission online at www.nic.edu or in person at the Admissions Office in Lee Kildow-Hall. After submitting an application for admission, students ... Read More

NIC softball players, coaches to lead clinic

Posted: Monday, Jan. 3, 2005
The North Idaho College softball coaching staff and players will host a three-session hitting clinic from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays Jan. 15, 22 and 29. This in-depth hitting clinic is open to participants age 12 to 18 and will be progressive in instruction, building on the previous session's lessons. Cost is $50, which includes all ... Read More

Five students top the NIC Speech Contest

Posted: Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004
Five students received awards for winning the annual North Idaho College Fall Speech Contest Dec. 17, earning awards for speeches written and presented through their coursework in Communications 101 classes throughout the semester. Students from 26 communications classes were selected by their peers to represent the class in the ... Read More

NIC Wild Game Feast to feature wild game menu

Posted: Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004
Attendees at the North Idaho College Alumni Association's sixth annual Wild Game Feast Saturday, Jan. 15 will enjoy wild game delicacies rarely available to the casual diner. This year's event features a four-course meal created by Coeur d'Alene Inn Chef Gene Tillman inspired by the Lewis and Clark Cookbook/Historic Recipes from the ... Read More

NIC to close for holiday break

Posted: Monday, Dec. 20, 2004
The North Idaho College campus will close for the holidays Dec. 24 through Jan. 2. Campus will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 3. NIC's Molstead Library will be closed from Dec. 23 to Jan. 18, the start of spring semester. Read More

NIC Student Support Services director elected to state board

Posted: Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004
North Idaho College Student Support Services Director Barb Lundberg was recently elected president of the Idaho Association of TRIO Programs, a position she will hold for a two-year term. TRIO programs, funded through the U.S. Department of Education, prepare disadvantaged persons for successful entry into, retention in and completion ... Read More

NIC coaches and players to lead Christmas basketball camp

Posted: Friday, Dec. 10, 2004
The North Idaho College men's basketball staff is encouraging area youth to use their Christmas break to improve their basketball skills. The Cardinal Christmas Basketball Camp Dec. 27-29 is open to boys and girls in third through eighth grades. Participants will receive instruction from NIC men's basketball coaches and players ... Read More

NIC Foundation awards more than $49,000 in grants

Posted: Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004
The North Idaho College Foundation announced Thursday the recipients of $49,487 in grant money awarded this year through the NIC Foundation Grant Program. Funded by gifts received throughout the year, the NIC Foundation has awarded $567,185 to fund 115 grants over the past 11 years. Of the 27 grants submitted this year from NIC ... Read More

NIC receives award for its Adopt-a-Crag event

Posted: Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004
Access Fund, a national climbing organization, recently presented the Western U.S. Adopt-a-Crag of the Year Award to North Idaho College for supporting Adopt-a-Crag Day in Post Falls this fall. NIC's Outdoor Pursuits Coordinator Paul Chivvis and Rusty Baille of the Kootenai Klimbers were chosen as recipients of the award for their ... Read More

NIC Student Activities director appointed to regional board

Posted: Monday, Dec. 6, 2004
North Idaho College Student Activities Director Dean Bennett was recently appointed to the Association of College Unions International Region 14 Leadership Team. He will serve as the web coordinator for the leadership team, a group that oversees the regional chapter's charge to cover a variety of educational issues for student union ... Read More

Tickets on sale now for NIC Foundation's Really BIG Raffle

Posted: Friday, Dec. 3, 2004
How about buying your loved one a house for Christmas this year? Tickets are on sale now for a chance to win a $200,000 custom home in the North Idaho College Foundation's Really BIG Raffle. “Think BIG this holiday season and give your loved ones a chance to win a beautiful home while helping deserving North Idaho College students at ... Read More

NIC Christmas concert to feature holiday sing-along

Posted: Friday, Dec. 3, 2004
This year's annual holiday concert at North Idaho College Dec. 11 and 12 will include the traditional holiday songs and the sing-alongs that bring the crowd to its feet each year. “Sounds of Christmas” will feature several military-themed pieces with marches performed by the NIC Symphonic Band led by Terry Jones. The band will perform ... Read More

NIC to pack the house Dec. 9 for wrestling match

Posted: Friday, Dec. 3, 2004
Wrestling fans will be admitted to a day full of action for just $1 with a food donation during North Idaho College's Pack the House event Thursday, Dec. 9. Coeur d'Alene High School will face off against Sentinel of Missoula at 3:30 p.m. in NIC's Christianson Gym followed by a match between Bonners Ferry High School and Sentinel at ... Read More

NIC Diversity Events Committee presents winter fiesta

Posted: Friday, Dec. 3, 2004
The North Idaho College Diversity Events Committee is hoping to spice up the winter season with “Fiesta de Diciembre” Friday, Dec. 10 at the Harding Family Center, located at 411 N. 15th Street in Coeur d'Alene. The winter fiesta will include children's crafts and a nacho bar from 6 to 8 p.m. Committee members will portray a special ... Read More

Tickets on sale now for NIC's Wild Game Feast

Posted: Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004
Have someone on your Christmas shopping list with wild taste? Tickets are now on sale for the North Idaho College Alumni Association's sixth annual Wild Game Feast Saturday, Jan. 15. This year's event features a four-course meal of unusual wild game delicacies created by Coeur d'Alene Inn Chef Gene Tillman. “Our wild game feast is an ... Read More

Wine festival to benefit NIC cheerleading squad

Posted: Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004
The North Idaho College cheerleaders are hosting a wine tasting event to raise funds for this year's squad. The Holiday Wine Festival will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6 at Beverly's Restaurant in the Coeur d'Alene Resort. The event will include samplings of a wide variety of wines by Coeur d'Alene wine distributor Idaho Wine ... Read More

NIC Nursing Department to hold admissions information sessions

Posted: Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004
Pre-nursing students interested in applying for admission to either the Registered Nursing or Practical Nursing program at North Idaho College are encouraged to attend an information session Dec. 10. NIC Nursing Department staff and faculty will hand out admission packets to those who will have completed the prerequisites and will be ... Read More

NIC leadership class to host reception for Art on the Edge children

Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004
Each year the students in the North Idaho College leadership development class develop their leadership skills by creating and completing a service project within the community. This year, the class decided to work with Art on the Edge, a nonprofit organization operated through St. Vincent de Paul that offers free art classes to area ... Read More

NIC partners with The Backup to provide computer-based training

Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004
Using traditional instructor-led classes and experiential hands-on training, North Idaho College's Workforce Training Center has delivered successful customized training programs to the private and public sectors locally, nationally and even internationally. And while instructor-led training still has valuable applications, some ... Read More

NIC volleyball team takes 10th at nationals

Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004
The North Idaho College volleyball team placed 10th in the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament Nov. 22-24 in West Plains, Mo. This was the Cardinals' first national berth in NIC history after a 24-30, 30-22, 30-19, 30-19 win over Snow College in the Nov. 13 tournament won them the Region 18 North championship. The ... Read More

NIC career workshop helps participants design careers

Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004
North Idaho College's Career Services will help match participants' skills to ideal careers during career workshops in December. The “Design Your Ideal Career” workshops will help match individuals with the career best suited for them. Using the Micro-SKILLS program, individuals will select the skills they would most like to use in a ... Read More

NIC players selected to the soccer NWAACC All-Stars team

Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004
Five North Idaho College soccer players were selected to the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Northeast Division All-Stars team for the 2004 season. NIC men's soccer NWAACC All-Stars include Garga Caserta, a forward originally from Araqatuba, Brazil that graduated from Idaho Falls High School, forward Peter Hiel from ... Read More

NIC to present address by Coeur d'Alene Tribal Chairman

Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004
North Idaho College's Diversity Events Committee is sponsoring a presentation by Coeur d'Alene Tribal Chairman Ernie Stensgar at noon Tuesday, Nov. 30 in the Driftwood Bay Room of NIC's Edminster Student Union Building. The presentation during American Indian History Month is this year's Henry SiJohn Memorial History Address, an annual ... Read More

NIC presents performance by comedian Kyle Cease

Posted: Monday, Nov. 22, 2004
The North Idaho College Student Events Board presents a performance by comedian Kyle Cease at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 in the Activities Center on the lower level of NIC's Edminster Student Union Building. By the age of 18, Cease became the youngest headlining comedian in the Northwest. He had toured nationally, won the International ... Read More

Prospective students encouraged to attend NIC's First Fridays

Posted: Monday, Nov. 22, 2004
Those interested in attending North Idaho College are encouraged to attend December's First Friday Dec. 3. The First Fridays program offers prospective students the opportunity to visit campus and learn about NIC's programs and services. Visitors will meet in Edminster Student Union Building on NIC's main campus at 9 a.m. before ... Read More

NIC softball player named All-American scholar-athlete

Posted: Friday, Nov. 19, 2004
Former North Idaho College softball player Jill Oglesbee was recently named as an All-American Scholar-Athlete for the 2003-2004 season by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Oglesbee received the award in the junior college division for earning a 3.5 GPA or higher. Oglesbee, a graduate of University High School in Spokane ... Read More

NIC campus closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Posted: Friday, Nov. 19, 2004
The North Idaho College campus will be closed Nov. 24 through Nov. 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. NIC's Molstead Library will reopen at noon Nov. 27. Regular classes will resume Nov. 29. Read More

Regional sports official to speak at NIC Booster Club Luncheon

Posted: Friday, Nov. 19, 2004
Dan Malcolm, longtime Coeur d'Alene resident and regional sports official, will be the featured speaker at the North Idaho College Booster Club luncheon at noon Tuesday, Nov. 30 at the Outback Steakhouse in Coeur d'Alene. The NIC Booster Club holds its regular weekly meetings Tuesdays at noon in the Coeur d'Alene Resort's Shore ... Read More

NIC volleyball team heads to national tourney

Posted: Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004
The North Idaho College volleyball team is heading to nationals for the first time in the college's history after a 24-30, 30-22, 30-19, 30-19 win over Snow College in the Nov. 13 tournament for the Region 18 North championship. Kara Kiefer was named MVP of the regional tournament and Tiana Maua and Collese Dornan were named to the ... Read More

NIC soccer players earn academic honors

Posted: Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004
Two North Idaho College soccer players have been selected to the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges All-Academic Team. Forward Michael Wold of the NIC men's soccer team was selected to the NWAACC All-Academic Team with a 3.29 GPA. Wold is a former home school student from Clark Fork, Idaho, majoring in history at ... Read More

NIC to present Warren Miller's ski and snowboard film 'Impact'

Posted: Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004
If you missed the Spokane showing of this year's Warren Miller film, here's your second chance. North Idaho College's Snowriders Club will present the 55th annual winter sports film from Warren Miller Entertainment titled “Impact” at NIC Wednesday, Dec. 1. “Impact” showcases winter sports' top athletes and local heroes on the big ... Read More

NIC spring semester registration begins Nov. 19

Posted: Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004
New and returning student registration for spring semester 2005 at North Idaho College begins Friday, Nov. 19 and continues through Jan. 12. New and returning students must meet with an academic adviser in NIC Student Services to register. Registration appointments can be made once the student has been accepted to NIC. Continuing ... Read More

Human rights leader to speak at NIC about African AIDS epidemic

Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004
The 35th year of North Idaho College's Popcorn Forum Convocation Series continues with a presentation by human rights philanthropist Greg Carr Tuesday, Nov. 23 at NIC. Carr has recently spent time in Africa and has signed an agreement to work with the Mozambique government on a project to address the AIDS epidemic in Africa. Carr will ... Read More

Monk to speak about Tibetan government at NIC

Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004
The venerable Geshe Thupten Phelgye will speak about the Tibetan Parliament In-Exile as well as his charitable work serving the poor and sick and advocating vegetarianism and compassion for animals at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 in Molstead Library's Todd Lecture Hall. Phelgye was born in Tibet's Yufuk, near the River Yuchu of the present ... Read More

NIC honors American Indian History Month

Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004
North Idaho College is hosting a variety of events and lectures in honor of American Indian History Month in November. The following events are free and sponsored by the NIC Diversity Events Committee: Nov. 18 American Indian Film “Smoke Signals” 7 p.m. in Molstead Library's Todd Lecture Hall Sherman Alexie's “Smoke Signals,” which ... Read More

NIC Theater Department to hold auditions for winter play

Posted: Monday, Nov. 15, 2004
The North Idaho College Theater Department will be holding auditions for its winter production of David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play Proof Nov. 22 and Nov. 23. Auditions will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Boswell Hall Schuler Auditorium. Two females who can play roles for characters in their 20s to 30s are ... Read More

NIC Idaho SBDC director earns state award

Posted: Monday, Nov. 15, 2004
Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Regional Director John Lynn was recently selected as the recipient of a statewide award from the Association of Small Business Development Centers. Lynn received the State Star Award, which is presented annually to a SBDC employee in each state who is committed to small businesses, has ... Read More

Silver Valley workshop covers how to enroll in college

Posted: Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004
Learn the benefits of higher education and how to apply for financial aid and admission during two free workshops sponsored by the Educational Opportunity Center of Northern Idaho (EOC) Tuesday, Nov. 16 in Kellogg. The workshops will cover determining a career or college major, applying for college admission and how to apply for federal ... Read More

NIC to jazz up holiday season with fall concert

Posted: Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004
The North Idaho College Jazz Ensemble will team up with the vocal group JazzCo. to spice up the holiday season with a fast-paced jazz concert “Two Groups, One Night” Saturday, Nov. 20. The NIC Jazz Ensemble will perform a Latin piece by Stan Kenton called “Malaguena,” Oliver Nelson's up tempo jazz waltz “Back Woods,” the classic “I'll ... Read More

North Idaho consortium receives grant to improve long term care and supportive services systems

Posted: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004
Coeur d'Alene, ID – North Idaho Linkages Caring for Older Adults, a consortium of North Idaho College Aging and Adult Services, Region 1 of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and the Panhandle Health Department, was selected to receive a $150,000 grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through its Community Partnerships for ... Read More

NIC to host regional volleyball tournament; CSI disqualified

Posted: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004
North Idaho College Athletics Director Al Williams was notified Wednesday morning that NIC will host the Region 18A National Junior College Athletic Association volleyball tournament on Saturday, Nov. 13 in NIC's Christianson Gym. The NJCAA executive committee announced that it did not uphold an appeal by the College of Southern Idaho ... Read More

NIC's Phi Theta Kappa chapter to present pop culture symposium

Posted: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004
The North Idaho College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two-year colleges, will present the last forum of its two-part symposium at NIC this fall focused on popular culture. The symposium is part of the chapter's exploration of this year's Phi Theta Kappa honors study topic “Popular Culture: Shaping and ... Read More

NIC coaches and players to lead Christmas basketball camp

Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004
The North Idaho College men's basketball staff is encouraging area youth to use their Christmas break to improve their basketball skills. The Cardinal Christmas Basketball Camp Dec. 27-29 is open to boys and girls in third through eighth grades. Participants will receive instruction from NIC men's basketball coaches and players ... Read More

Area high schoolers take home awards from NIC's math contest

Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004
North Idaho high school students were presented with numerous awards during the North Idaho College math department's 23rd annual Math Contest Nov. 9. High school students from Lake City, Lakeland, Post Falls, Sandpoint, Kootenai, Potlatch, St. Maries, Timberlake and Troy high school as well as Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy and Post ... Read More

NIC Booster Club to host basketball all-class reunion

Posted: Friday, Nov. 5, 2004
The North Idaho College Booster Club will celebrate 65 years of the NIC basketball program by honoring basketball players of the past and present during the Men's Basketball All-Class Reunion Nov. 12-13. Current and former NIC men's basketball players and coaches will gather for a reception at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 at the Coeur d'Alene ... Read More

NIC's Outdoor Pursuits offering Utah desert backpacking trip

Posted: Friday, Nov. 5, 2004
North Idaho College's Outdoor Pursuits program is offering a desert backpacking trip to Southern Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Nov. 23-28. Participants will travel 800 miles by van to Escalante, Utah, spending the first night in The Petrified Forest State Park. The group will visit the “redwell” trailhead through ... Read More

Workshop offered in Sandpoint to cover how to enroll in college

Posted: Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004
Learn the benefits of higher education and how to apply for financial aid and admission during free workshops sponsored by the Educational Opportunity Center of Northern Idaho (EOC) Tuesday, Nov. 9 in Sandpoint. The workshops will cover determining a career or college major, applying for college admission, and how to apply for federal ... Read More

NIC to present crime prevention techniques during workshop series

Posted: Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004
North Idaho College is presenting a series of workshops to teach people crime prevention techniques for protecting oneself from violence, crime and identity theft. The “Refuse to be a Victim” workshops are designed to help people crime-proof their lives. The first workshop will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 in the theater of the ... Read More

NIC's United Way fundraising events raise more than $13,500

Posted: Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004
|photo1|This year's North Idaho College United Way Week fundraising campaign raised approximately $13,500 for United Way through various events. A total of 12 teams participated in the chili cook-off dressing to the theme “For the Love of Books” and raising $883, an increase of $231 from the amount of money raised from admission to last ... Read More

Popcorn Forum presenter speaks on race issues from new book

Posted: Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004
North Idaho College's Popcorn Forum Convocation Series will explore the power and influence of racial groups in America with a presentation by author Dominic Pulera on his book “Sharing the Dream: White Males in Multicultural America” at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8 in the Lake Coeur d'Alene Room of NIC's Edminster Student Union Building. As ... Read More

NIC Nursing Department to hold admissions information sessions

Posted: Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004
Pre-nursing students interested in applying for admission to either the Registered Nursing or Practical Nursing program at North Idaho College are encouraged to attend an information session Nov. 12. NIC Nursing Department staff and faculty will hand out admission packets to those who will have completed the prerequisites and will be ... Read More

NIC band director selected to state music board

Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004
North Idaho College Band Director and Music Instructor Terry Jones was recently selected to the board of the Idaho Music Educators Association, the state division of the National Organization for Music Education. Jones will serve as the chair of higher education on the board, which is a function designated to oversee the music programs ... Read More

Prospective students encouraged to attend NIC's First Fridays

Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004
Those interested in attending North Idaho College are encouraged to attend November's First Friday Nov. 5. The First Fridays program offers prospective students the opportunity to visit campus and learn about NIC's programs and services. Visitors will meet in Edminster Student Union Building on NIC's main campus at 9 a.m. before ... Read More

Explore career options during Career Development Week at NIC

Posted: Monday, Nov. 1, 2004
North Idaho College's Career Services has the resources to help individuals discover the perfect career and the education and training necessary to attain it. Career Services will show NIC students and community members how to utilize those resources during Career Development Week Nov. 8-12 at NIC. The NIC Career Center will host a ... Read More

NIC to show students options for transferring to four-year schools

Posted: Monday, Nov. 1, 2004
North Idaho College will help link students with four-year colleges and universities during Transfer Day Tuesday, Nov. 9. More than a dozen colleges and universities will display information in NIC's Edminster Student Union Building foyer from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., helping students learn more about degree opportunities and programs at ... Read More

Area middle school students to perform with NIC Symphonic Band

Posted: Friday, Oct. 29, 2004
About 300 middle school students from throughout the region will perform with the North Idaho College Symphonic Band in the Gathering of the Bands concert Wednesday, Nov. 10. This annual event brings together eighth-grade band members from area middle schools for a joint performance with peers and mentors. “This concert allows them to ... Read More

NIC announces United Way Chili Cook-Off winners

Posted: Friday, Oct. 29, 2004
More than 100 people attended this year's North Idaho College United Way Chili Cook-Off taste-testing chili concoctions brewed up by 12 teams. Each team dressed and decorated their station to the theme “For the Love of Books.” Participants included: Workforce Training Center's “Wizard of Oz,” Campus Safety and Support Services' ... Read More

Typography exhibit to open Nov. 8 in NIC Corner Gallery

Posted: Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004
Graphic artist Matt Tullis knows that typestyles say much more than just the words they spell. Tullis' extensive research in typography led to the creation of “Alternative Typestyles,” an exhibit on display Nov. 8 through Dec. 3 in North Idaho College's Boswell Hall Corner Gallery. Tullis, an assistant professor at Western Kentucky ... Read More

NIC to hold annual alumni wrestling match

Posted: Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004
The North Idaho College Red-Gray Intra-squad wrestling match will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 in NIC's Christianson Gym. The match will determine the starting lineup for the alumni match at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 in Christianson Gym. The alumni lineup will feature Shaun Williams, a former NIC national wrestling champion ... Read More

NIC's Phi Theta Kappa chapter to present pop culture symposium

Posted: Monday, Oct. 25, 2004
The North Idaho College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two-year colleges, will present a symposium at NIC this fall focused on popular culture. The two-part symposium is part of the chapter's exploration of this year's Phi Theta Kappa honors study topic “Popular Culture: Shaping and Reflecting Who We ... Read More

NIC presents annual United Way Chili Cook-Off

Posted: Friday, Oct. 22, 2004
North Idaho College students and employees are rolling up their sleeves for the college's zaniest event of the year—NIC's United Way Chili Cook-Off. The 12th annual event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 in the Lake Coeur d'Alene Room of the Edminster Student Union Building. Visitors to the chili cook-off ... Read More

NIC elementary education students to host Family Math Night

Posted: Friday, Oct. 22, 2004
North Idaho College elementary education students are presenting Family Math Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 at Skyway Elementary School in Coeur d'Alene. Skyway Elementary third, fourth and fifth graders will choose from 13 activities that explore geometry, measurement, statistics, algebra and number operations through fun ... Read More

NIC hosts activities in honor of drug and alcohol awareness week

Posted: Friday, Oct. 22, 2004
North Idaho College students will learn about alternatives to drugs and alcohol and the consequences of use during Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week Oct. 25-29 at NIC. The event is being held in conjunction with Red Ribbon Week, which was established after the murder of a drug enforcement officer to promote alcohol- and drug-free ... Read More

PFHS football coach Lee to speak at NIC Booster Club Luncheon

Posted: Friday, Oct. 22, 2004
Jerry Lee, head football coach at Post Falls High School, will be the featured speaker at the North Idaho College Booster Club luncheon at noon Tuesday, Oct. 26 at the International House of Pancakes on Fourth Street in Coeur d'Alene. The NIC Booster Club holds its regular weekly meetings Tuesdays at noon in the Coeur d'Alene Resort's ... Read More

Women's Health Coach to visit NIC

Posted: Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004
The Women's Health Services Coach, a program of Sacred Heart Medical Center and Inland Imaging of Spokane, will provide mammography services on NIC's campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29. The coach is a self-contained, 40-foot mobile unit equipped to provide mammography screenings ... Read More

NIC Workforce Training Center to celebrate 10th anniversary

Posted: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004
The North Idaho College Workforce Training Center in Post Falls will celebrate its 10th anniversary Wednesday, Oct. 27 with an open house. Community members are welcome to attend from 2 to 4 p.m. for refreshments and to learn about the offerings of the Workforce Training Center. A short program will begin at 3 p.m. and will include ... Read More

Vegetable oil-powered bus to visit NIC to encourage outdoor recreation

Posted: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004
A 36-foot bus powered by used vegetable oil and solar power will visit North Idaho College's campus Friday, Oct. 29 spreading awareness of outdoor activities and encouraging leadership. The bus is a mobile program of the National Outdoor Leadership School, a wilderness school based in Wyoming that trains participants on becoming skilled ... Read More

NIC Foundation selects new board officers for 2004-2005

Posted: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004
|photo1|The North Idaho College Foundation Board of Directors recently selected its officers for the 2004-2005 academic year. Dick Sams will serve as NIC Foundation board president. Sams has spent the past eight years at the Coeur d'Alene branch of Wells Fargo Bank as the North Idaho community banking president. He also serves as one of ... Read More

NIC Nursing Department to hold admissions information sessions

Posted: Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004
Pre-nursing students interested in applying for admission to either the Registered Nursing or Practical Nursing program at North Idaho College are encouraged to attend one of two information sessions Oct. 21 and 22. NIC Nursing Department staff and faculty will hand out admission packets to those who will have completed the ... Read More

Community invited to NIC Board of Trustees Candidate's Forum

Posted: Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004
The community is encouraged to attend the North Idaho College Board of Trustees Candidate's Forum at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25 in the Lake Coeur d'Alene Room of Edminster Student Union Building on NIC's main campus. Two positions are open for the Nov. 2 general election. Rolly Williams is an incumbent running unopposed for Position A on ... Read More

NIC nursing students host Whole Person Health Fair

Posted: Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004
North Idaho College nursing students have a natural interest in public health and the student nursing association is always seeking community service projects to reach out to the community. So when the North Idaho Parish Nurse Association approached the student nurses to take over the organizing of the Whole Person Health Fair, formerly ... Read More

NIC Theater Department to present fall production of 'Gint'

Posted: Monday, Oct. 11, 2004
The North Idaho College Theater Department's fall production of "Gint" opens Oct. 28 and with fast-paced scenes and tongue-in-cheek humor. “This is a beautiful play that promises to be a unique and exciting evening of theater,” said NIC Theater Director Joe Jacoby. The Romulus Linney play is based on the classic play "Peer Gynt" about ... Read More

NIC Booster Club to host basketball all-class reunion

Posted: Monday, Oct. 11, 2004
The North Idaho College Booster Club wants to celebrate 65 years of the NIC basketball program by honoring basketball players of the past and present during the Men's Basketball All-Class Reunion Nov. 12-13. The NIC Booster Club is currently seeking former NIC basketball players to participate in the reunion. Events will include a ... Read More

North Idaho College Board of Trustees meeting notice

Posted: Monday, Oct. 11, 2004
The North Idaho College Board of Trustees will meet in executive session at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 in the Sherman Administration Building Conference Room. The purpose of the meeting is covered by Idaho Code Section 67-2345 (c), which addresses deliberations concerning labor negotiations or to acquire an interest in real property ... Read More

NIC Columbus Day presentation to explore historical inaccuracies

Posted: Friday, Oct. 8, 2004
A Columbus Day presentation at North Idaho College will explore the historical accuracy of how the nation's public education system portrays Christopher Columbus and his voyage to America. NIC History Instructor Sharla Chittick Trainor will present The Real Columbus at noon Monday, Oct. 11 in the Blue Creek/Echo Bay Room of Edminster ... Read More

NIC presents performance of Utah Repertory Dance Theatre

Posted: Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004
The public will have the chance to experience the foundations of modern dance during a performance by the Utah Repertory Dance Theatre at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at North Idaho College. The Utah Repertory Dance Theatre was founded in 1966 as a professional modern dance repertory company dedication to the creation, performance, perpetuation and ... Read More

NIC hires new alumni coordinator

Posted: Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004
North Idaho College recently hired Sara Fladeland as the new coordinator of alumni relations in the NIC Development Office. In that role, Fladeland will be responsible for overseeing the NIC Alumni Association and its more than 2,000 members while building and maintaining relationships with all NIC alumni. “I look forward to working ... Read More

NIC's student body officers elected

Posted: Friday, Oct. 1, 2004
North Idaho College student body leaders were recently elected for the 2004-2005 school year. The Associated Students of NIC (ASNIC) represent the college's 4,519 students with an eight-member senate, which is presided over by the ASNIC president and vice president. Senators are elected in both fall and spring semesters. ASNIC oversees ... Read More

NIC officials to speak about China initiative at national convention

Posted: Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004
North Idaho College workforce training officials will lead a presentation on “Business and Industry Training in China” during a national convention of an American Association of Community Colleges council. NIC Workforce Training Center Director Robert Ketchum and Director of Customized Training Vern Jenkins will present information on ... Read More

NIC Small Business Development Center to host patent researching seminar

Posted: Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004
The North Idaho College's Idaho Small Business Development Center will host a one-day workshop designed for inventors and entrepreneurs on how to conduct patent and trademark research on Friday, Oct. 8. The first session from 9 to 11 a.m. is free and will offer an overview of conducting patent searches, effective trademark searching and ... Read More

NIC adult education program utilizes partnerships: Profile featured on U.S. Department of Education website

Posted: Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004
When North Idaho College's Adult Basic Education (ABE) program began forming partnerships in its five-county northern Idaho service area, directors aimed to link programs that share clientele. Administrators knew that the collaboration would benefit the dozens of partners involved, but never dreamt that its network of partnerships ... Read More

NIC Residence Hall advisers get involved

Posted: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004
North Idaho College's Residence Hall is nearly full this year with 200 student residents in the state-of-the-art facility that holds 202. Six resident advisers in the NIC Residence Hall provide all live-in support for residents under the direction of NIC Residence Hall Coordinator Tina Metzger. “It just seems like it keeps getting ... Read More

NIC to dedicate soccer field in honor of former coach Eisenwinter

Posted: Monday, Sept. 20, 2004
The North Idaho College Athletics Department will dedicate the NIC soccer field in honor of former NIC soccer head coach Bill Eisenwinter between the women's and men's soccer games in the doubleheader against Walla Walla Community College Wednesday, Sept. 22. Eisenwinter died in a car accident in 2003 on his way to a soccer tournament ... Read More

Diversity speaker to present community workshop at NIC

Posted: Friday, Sept. 17, 2004
Well-known human rights and diversity speaker Sam Byrd will present a free community workshop focused on “Creating Inclusive Communities and Organizations” from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 in the Lake Coeur d'Alene Room of Edminster Student Union Building on North Idaho College's main campus. Byrd has more than 25 years ... Read More

Collaborative mixed media exhibit to open Oct. 4 in NIC Corner Gallery

Posted: Friday, Sept. 17, 2004
Spokane artists Gordon Wilson and Scott Kolbo have worked together before, Wilson the current chair of the Whitworth College art department and Kolbo a Whitworth assistant art professor. But the two teamed up in a different way recently to create a collaborative mixed media exhibit called “Collaboration” on display Oct. 4 through 29 in ... Read More

Troxel to speak at NIC Booster Club Luncheon

Posted: Friday, Sept. 17, 2004
Van Troxel, head football coach at Lake City High School, will be the featured speaker at the North Idaho College Booster Club luncheon at noon Tuesday, Sept. 28 at Tony's Supper Club in Coeur d'Alene. Troxel has been the football coach at Lake City since 1994. Football is in his blood. Troxel's father Ed coached 11 years at the ... Read More

NIC women's basketball signs two new recruits, two assistant coaches

Posted: Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004
North Idaho College Women's Basketball recently added two new players and two new coaches in preparation for the 2004-2005 season. Megan McIntyre, a 5-foot, 11-inch forward from Watsonia Melbourne, Australia, was selected as her team's most valuable player during the team's Australian Basketball Association championship in high school ... Read More

Scates' believe in giving to education; make $25,000 gift to NIC campaign

Posted: Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004
Bob and Elisabeth Scates believe that North Idaho College plays a significant role in the economy of North Idaho, especially in the field of health care. Both in the health care industry themselves, Bob as a former dentist and Elisabeth as a former registered nurse, the Scates' believe that to support the future of health care in North ... Read More

NIC student earns $1,000 scholarship from Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Posted: Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004
|photo1|North Idaho College student Kyle Pringle, Old Town, Idaho, was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. Pringle is one of 350 two-year college students nationwide to receive the scholarship, which is awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence and participate in community service ... Read More

NIC's Jared Phay to serve as interim men's basketball head coach

Posted: Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004
North Idaho College Athletics Director Al Williams announced today that current men's basketball assistant coach Jared Phay will serve as the interim head coach for NIC's men's basketball team this season. “The interest in the men's basketball head coaching position was even more extensive than I envisioned at this time of the school ... Read More

The journey of a lifetime: NIC ABE instructor completes 2,600-mile hike

Posted: Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004
Everyone has had that “someday” dream that they've kicked around in their head for years. “Someday, I'm going to…” take a cruise, build a dream house, skydive, or a leave on an uncharted road trip. But somehow the seemingly unattainable dream is often left unfulfilled. But not in North Idaho College Adult Basic Education Instructor ... Read More

NIC sets new enrollment record; up 1.5 percent

Posted: Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004
With increases in full-time academic students as well as its dual enrollment program for high school juniors and seniors, North Idaho College has established a new all-time enrollment record of 4,519 students for the 2004 fall semester. The increase of 67 students reflects a 1.5 percent increase over fall of 2003, according to NIC ... Read More

Space still available for seminar on doing business in China

Posted: Monday, Sept. 13, 2004
North Idaho College and the Coeur d'Alene Area Chamber of Commerce are cosponsoring an international business seminar focused on the rapidly-expanding market in China. The introductory seminar “Doing Business in China” will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 17 at the NIC Workforce Training Center in Post Falls. The seminar ... Read More

Dozens of volunteers involved in NIC community campaign

Posted: Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004
The various backgrounds and experiences of each of the more than 200 volunteers for the North Idaho College Foundation's Providing Opportunities—Fulfilling Dreams community campaign is what NIC Foundation Executive Director Rayelle Anderson credits with the campaign's steady progress and overwhelming communitywide support. “These ... Read More

NIC Theater Department to hold auditions for fall play

Posted: Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004
The North Idaho College Theater Department will be holding auditions for its fall production of Gint. Auditions for five female and four male roles will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7 and Wednesday, Sept. 8 in Boswell Hall Schuler Auditorium. Community members ages 20 to 50 are encouraged to audition. Auditions will ... Read More

NIC head men's basketball coach to lead Tennessee program

Posted: Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004
North Idaho College men's basketball coach Hugh Watson announced today that he is resigning from his head coaching position at NIC. Watson has accepted a head coaching position at a NCAA Division II school in Tennessee, where Watson hales from originally and where many of his family members still live. “We hate to see Coach Watson ... Read More

NIC to hold information sessions for LPNs seeking RN degree

Posted: Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004
North Idaho College's Health Professions and Nursing Division will host two separate informational sessions for current licensed practical nurses interested in advanced placement in NIC's Registered Nursing program. The informational sessions will be at noon Wednesday, Sept. 8 and at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9 in Winton Hall Room 11 on ... Read More

Book exhibit closes Sept. 9 in NIC Corner Gallery

Posted: Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004
A collection of artist-made books are currently on exhibit in the North Idaho College Boswell Hall Corner Gallery's Handmade Books Exhibit. The exhibit features books from the James Castle Collection as well as pieces from A Buncha Book Artists (ABBA), a student-based group of bookmaking artists from Arizona State University. The ... Read More

NIC's Outdoor Pursuits encourages climbing community to give back

Posted: Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004
North Idaho College's Outdoor Pursuits in conjunction with the Kootenai Climbers and Spokane Mountaineers is encouraging the community to give back to their local climbing area by participating in Adopt-A-Crag climbing crag cleanup at Q'emiln Riverside Park in Post Falls Sept. 12. This event is part of Adopt-A-Crag Day, a nationwide day ... Read More

Seminar to focus on doing business in China

Posted: Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004
North Idaho College and the Coeur d'Alene Area Chamber of Commerce are cosponsoring an international business seminar focused on the rapidly-expanding market in China. The introductory seminar “Doing Business in China” will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 17 at the NIC Workforce Training Center in Post Falls. The seminar ... Read More

NIC campus to close for Labor Day

Posted: Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004
North Idaho College will be closed Monday, Sept. 6 in honor of Labor Day. Normal business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays, will resume Sept. 7. Read More

NIC cheerleaders bring home five awards from camp

Posted: Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004
The North Idaho College cheerleading squad returned from a recent Universal Cheerleaders Association summer camp with top awards in every category they participated in. The three-day camp held at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash. included instruction on pyramids, partner stunts, cheers, sidelines and a camp-taught fight ... Read More

NIC presents outdoor film festival

Posted: Monday, Aug. 30, 2004
North Idaho College will present an outdoor film festival Sept. 17 featuring a series of short and feature-length films from the Mountain Film Festival. The program showcases animations, cultural documentaries and adventure films woven into the presentation on tour from the Mountain Film Festival, which is presented in Telluride, Colo ... Read More

NIC Shuttle Express offers a no-hassle parking option to NIC students

Posted: Friday, Aug. 27, 2004
For the fourth year, North Idaho College will offer Shuttle Express services beginning with the start of fall semester Aug. 30 to help alleviate the parking pinch on campus. NIC will once again provide shuttle service for NIC students, employees and visitors between designated free Coeur d'Alene city parking lots and five pick up/drop ... Read More

Number of scholars enrolled this year at NIC up from last year

Posted: Friday, Aug. 27, 2004
Recruiting student leaders and scholars from area high schools is a win-win situation for North Idaho College. Student scholars benefit by receiving academic scholarships to help them financially at NIC and the college benefits by investing in students who have already shown a commitment to education. “We specifically target these ... Read More

NIC new student orientation prepares students for the reality of college

Posted: Friday, Aug. 20, 2004
Reality is about to hit and NIC wants new students starting at NIC this fall to be ready when it does. That's why NIC will play host to about 750 new students during “Reality Hits NIC,” this year's version of the annual fall new student orientation held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27. The reality TV-themed event will familiarize ... Read More

Filing deadline nears for NIC Board of Trustees election

Posted: Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004
The deadline for filing a declaration of candidacy for the two open positions on the North Idaho College Board of Trustees is Sept. 1. NIC is governed by a five-member board of trustees elected from within Kootenai County for staggered terms. Seat A and Seat B, both six-year terms, will appear on this year's general election ballot ... Read More

Community encouraged to join NIC Concert Choir

Posted: Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004
The first rehearsal for the North Idaho College Concert Choir will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31 in Boswell Hall Room 102 on NIC's main campus. Those interested in joining the choir should attend this rehearsal to become a choir member. The choir is free and open to the community and there is no limit on the number of choir ... Read More

Five recruits sign with NIC women's basketball

Posted: Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004
Five athletes recently accepted scholarships to transfer from other regional colleges to play for the North Idaho College women's basketball team in the 2004-2005 season. Juli Pearson graduated from Coeur d'Alene High School and is transferring to NIC from Brigham Young University-Hawaii. Pearson, a 6-foot-1-inch inside player, has ... Read More

Lake Coeur d'Alene cruise to benefit NIC Booster Club

Posted: Monday, Aug. 16, 2004
The North Idaho College Booster Club is celebrating the end of summer and preparing for the upcoming 2004-2005 athletics season with a sunset cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2. Let's Go Cruisin' is a double-boat cruise featuring the Coeur d'Alene and the Shadow, the newest boat in the Coeur d'Alene Resort ... Read More

New NIC Booster Club president aims to increase membership

Posted: Friday, Aug. 13, 2004
Linda Davis believes that with the right synergy in an organization, the sum of the whole can truly be greater than the sum of its parts. That's why as the new president of the North Idaho College Booster Club, she plans to increase the “number of parts” by aiming to triple the 180-person membership. Davis hopes to encourage new ... Read More

Space still available in three-on-three tournament

Posted: Friday, Aug. 13, 2004
Space is still available for teams to sign up for the Coeur d'Alene Shootout, a three-on-three basketball tournament Aug. 28 and 29 at North Idaho College. Coeur d'Alene Shootout is a double-elimination tournament with standard half-court games played to 20 points or 25 minutes. Anyone age 8 and older can participate in eight different ... Read More

NIC community campaign leadership directs fund/friend-raising efforts

Posted: Friday, Aug. 6, 2004
The North Idaho College Foundation knew that the people it chose to direct the Providing Opportunities—Fulfilling Dreams community campaign would be the first and most integral step to ensuring the success of the campaign. Not only because their hard work would reap results, but because their enthusiasm for the college and the campaign ... Read More

Community college ties: NIC alum reconnects with former instructors

Posted: Friday, Aug. 6, 2004
Going to college is not always easy. Beginning students are often caught up in a whirlwind of unfamiliarity—in a new place with new people and new responsibilities. However, everything was new to Peter (Bao) hong Truong when he enrolled in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho's North Idaho College in the mid-1970s, including the culture and the ... Read More

Deadlines approaching to apply for admission and register for fall classes at NIC

Posted: Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004
There is still room available for North Idaho College fall classes, but deadlines to apply for admission and register for fall semester are fast approaching. In order to register for fall semester classes, which begin Aug. 30, students must apply for admission by Aug. 25. Students are encouraged to apply for admission online at ... Read More

NIC presents outdoor film festival

Posted: Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004
North Idaho College will present an outdoor film festival Sept. 17 featuring a series of short and feature-length films from the Mountain Film Festival. The program showcases animations, cultural documentaries and adventure films woven into the presentation on tour from the Mountain Film Festival, which is presented in Telluride, Colo ... Read More

NIC partners with chamber to provide business courses

Posted: Monday, Aug. 2, 2004
The North Idaho College Workforce Training Center in cooperation with the Idaho Small Business Development Center and the Coeur d'Alene Area Chamber of Commerce will offer a series of 12 business courses this fall tailored to small business owners and business professionals. The courses will cover marketing and advertising, managing ... Read More

NIC to asphalt former Robin Hood Campground

Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2004
North Idaho College will begin laying recycled asphalt on the former Robin Hood Campground Monday, Aug. 9 and is cautioning drivers to watch for work vehicles when driving onto campus and in the Fort Grounds area. Work began in April to convert the campground to a parking lot in order to expand the college's parking capacity. All ... Read More

Softball player named to NJCAA Academic All-American Team

Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2004
North Idaho College softball player Jill Oglesbee was recently named to the National Junior College Athletic Association 2003-2004 Academic All-American Team, which honors athletes for maintaining a 3.6 GPA or higher. Oglesbee, a third baseman from Spokane and a graduate of University High School, maintained a 3.67 GPA during the ... Read More

Register now for three-on-three tournament

Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2004
Basketball players are encouraged to register their team of three for the Coeur d'Alene Shootout, a three-on-three basketball tournament Aug. 28 and 29 at North Idaho College. Coeur d'Alene Shootout is a double-elimination tournament with standard half-court games played to 20 points or 25 minutes. Anyone age 8 and older can ... Read More

NIC students earn communication award

Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2004
Ten North Idaho College students recently earned honors for excellence in communication. The Achievement and Excellence in Communication Award was initiated last year to honor students who excelled in communication and provide them a certificate that could be used as a reference to show their competence as a communicator, according to ... Read More

NIC awarded $280,000 grant for biomedical studies

Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2004
North Idaho College was recently awarded a $280,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health to promote biomedical research. The five-year grant will enable NIC Natural Science Division faculty to modify an existing course or develop a new course in biomedicine. It will also allow ... Read More

NIC Workforce Training Center enrollment up 11 percent

Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2004
North Idaho College's Workforce Training Center reported an 11 percent increase in enrollment for fiscal year 2004. “The Workforce Training Center is a regional model for how to do training right,” said NIC President Michael Burke. “This enrollment increase speaks to the high quality programs we provide to businesses and individuals ... Read More

NIC Foundation announces fundraising campaign at $1 million

Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2004
North Idaho College and the NIC Foundation announced that $1,015,000 has already been raised through the Providing Opportunities—Fulfilling Dreams Community Campaign, which officially kicked off Tuesday. Several major gifts were announced at the kickoff by Campaign Tri-Chairs President and CEO of J-U-B Engineers, Inc. Jim Coleman ... Read More

Advisers available to meet with students in Sandpoint

Posted: Friday, July 16, 2004
Individuals interested in attending North Idaho College this fall are encouraged to meet with NIC advisers Thursday, July 22 at the NIC Sandpoint Center, located at 101 N. 2nd St. in Sandpoint. Advisers will be available from 1 to 4 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. to assist with admissions and registering for classes. To make an appointment ... Read More

Former NIC student designs Idaho Lottery scratch ticket

Posted: Friday, July 16, 2004
North Idaho College graduate Nicolet Laursen recently received a $1,000 scholarship from the Idaho Lottery for her design of a scratch ticket. Her winning design “Super Splatters” will be printed by the Idaho Lottery and the scratch ticket will be available to the public in October. Laursen, a 2003 graduate of NIC's graphic design ... Read More

NIC Foundation to kick off community fundraising campaign

Posted: Thursday, July 15, 2004
North Idaho College and the NIC Foundation will officially kick off the Providing Opportunities—Fulfilling Dreams Community Campaign with a celebratory event at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 20 on the NIC soccer field. The event will include exciting announcements from campaign leaders including a presentation by Special Gifts Division Chair ... Read More

NIC volleyball program signs recruits

Posted: Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Several athletes recently accepted scholarships to play for the North Idaho College volleyball team for the 2004-2005 season. Sarah Johnston, a 5-foot-8-inch opposite hitter, graduated from Priest River Lamanna High School in Priest River, Idaho. She is a three-time All-Tournament team league player and she earned the offensive player ... Read More

NIC's Outdoor Pursuits to sponsor beach volleyball tournament

Posted: Monday, July 12, 2004
North Idaho College's Outdoor Pursuits program will host a two-on-two beach volleyball tournament July 17 and 18. The Hot Foot Classic will begin at 8 a.m. at the sand volleyball courts on NIC's beach, located on the west end of Coeur d'Alene city beach. The tournament is open to adults and will be divided into several divisions ... Read More

Spokane man wins $200,000 grand prize house

Posted: Wednesday, July 7, 2004
A crowd of more than 2,500 ticket holders and community members gathered for the North Idaho College Foundation's Really BIG Raffle drawing Wednesday night. More than $230,000 in prizes was given away at the 11th annual event, including the $200,000 custom house built by NIC's carpentry program. Winners were: Grand prize $200,000 ... Read More

Area youths encouraged to participate in NIC summer softball camp

Posted: Tuesday, July 6, 2004
Space is still available in the North Idaho College softball skills camp for children ages 8 to 18 to be held July 26 through 29. NIC's softball coaching staff will lead participants as they hone their skills in the fundamentals of softball, including throwing, fielding, hitting, bunting, sliding and catching. The first session for ... Read More

Space still available in NIC fitness camp

Posted: Friday, July 2, 2004
Space is still available in the first ever fitness camp at North Idaho College for children in first through sixth grades. NIC Assistant Men's Basketball Coach Jared Phay, who holds a master's degree in physical education, will join NIC physical education majors and student-athletes in leading the NIC Fitness Camp July 12-16. The camp ... Read More

NIC Foundation's Really BIG Raffle drawing to be held July 7

Posted: Friday, July 2, 2004
Community members and all ticket holders in the 11th annual North Idaho College Foundation Really BIG Raffle are invited to attend the raffle drawing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 7 in Fort Sherman Park on NIC's main campus. The event will include food and drink vendors and drawings for various door prize giveaways. In addition, NIC ... Read More

NIC campus to close in honor of Independence Day

Posted: Friday, July 2, 2004
North Idaho College will be closed Monday, July 5 in honor of Independence Day. Normal business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays, will resume July 6. Read More