North Idaho College invites everyone to the free presentation “The Story Continues” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 in the Edminster Student Union Building Lake Coeur d’Alene Room.
English Instructor and author of “The Gathering Place: A History of North Idaho College” Fran Bahr will speak. Bahr’s book chronicles the history of the college, which was established during the challenges of the Great Depression.
“Many hands make good history,” Bahr said. “This adage is especially true when writing an institutional history.” Bahr will review how “The Gathering Place: A History of North Idaho College” came together, tell colorful stories of NIC’s past, and suggest avenues to plan for a 10-year update. Bahr retired from NIC after teaching English for 29 years. She has since returned part-time to teach Survey of Art online.
This event is part of the annual NIC Cardinal Connections Symposium, which connects campus and community through shared learning about issues relevant to today’s world. The topic of this year’s events is “Stories of the Gathering Place.” The next presentation in the series will feature Quanah Matheson leading a discussion on “History of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe,” on Nov. 19.
The presentation is free and open to everyone. Free parking is offered at Cardinal Connection events; drop by the Sherman Building for a free visitor’s parking pass.