NIC Foundation awards more than $50,000 in grants


The North Idaho College Foundation announced Tuesday the recipients of $50,995 in grant money awarded this year through the NIC Foundation Grant Program.
 
Funded by gifts received throughout the year, the NIC Foundation has awarded $618,180 to fund 130 grants over the past 12 years.
 
Of the 32 grants submitted this year from NIC faculty, staff and student organizations, 15 grants were awarded. A committee of representatives from the Associated Students of NIC, Staff Assembly and Faculty Assembly, Student Services, Instruction and the NIC Foundation chose the recipients based on each grant proposal’s relationship to the college’s strategic plan and its potential to advance the vision and mission of NIC.
 
“The overall goal of the NIC Foundation Grant Program is to encourage outstanding instruction and strengthen support services at NIC,” said NIC Foundation Executive Director Rayelle Anderson. “Thanks to the community’s overwhelming support, the foundation is able to meet these important needs at NIC.”
 
The grant recipients are as follows:
 
— $3,566 to the Welding Technology Program for upgrading the gas tungsten arc welding equipment with water-cooled systems and the associated water-cooled torches.
 
— $1,799 to the Theater Department for a high-quality washer and dryer along with a maintenance contract for the costume shop to launder costumes.
 
— $3,560 to the Admissions Office for a laptop, projector and carrying case to use for marketing activities at high schools, college fairs and various other presentations.
 
— $4,300 to the Associated Students of NIC for two computers with desks for students to access NIC’s online student information network NICOnline, e-mail and other college resources from the second-floor common area in NIC’s Edminster Student Union Building.
 
— $4,350 to the Biology Department for electrophoresis lab sets to implement DNA analysis in NIC’s Natural Sciences Division and allow students to better understand biotechnology concepts.
 
— $3,536 to the Biology and Geology departments for 13 global positioning system (GPS) receivers to be used in the classroom and in field instruction.
 
— $2,500 to Career Services for video recording equipment to enable taping of mock interviews to assist students in interviewing for jobs and college entrance.
 
— $2,450 to the Center for Educational Access for a Telesensory Rainbow Elite Closed Caption Television to assist students who are blind or visually-impaired.
 
— $5,995 to College Relations for a large format printer to create banners, large posters and marketing display materials in order to enhance creative marketing and promotional efforts for all campus departments.
 
— $2,000 to College Skills for a podium to house a computer, DVD player, Elmo and other technology for Lee-Kildow Hall Room 138, which is the classroom used for the Writers Workshop and other courses.
 
— $5,506 to the Learning Resources for six iPods, an archive server, a mobile hard drive and related equipment in order to expand the number of students who will be able to access the library’s reserves and to encourage learning on the go.
 
— $6,595 to the Physical Education Division for new strength-training equipment and an audio system for the Strength and Training Facility in Winton Hall to meet the training needs of the campus community.
 
— $994 to the Psychology Department for a brain model and six anatomical charts for a psychology classroom to provide visual support for students and assist in lecture sessions.
 
— $934 to the History Department for tape recorders, microphones and recording equipment for an oral history project focusing on the 1996 Ice Storm as well as other future projects.
 
— $2,910 to the Student Activities for the purchase and installation of a flat-screen TV monitor and equipment in the Hedlund Building in order to expand MIAH Vision to other areas of the campus and deliver pertinent information to students.


For More Information
NIC Foundation Executive Director Rayelle Anderson, (208) 769-5978

Posted: Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006

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