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10/25/2014

 

Enjoy lobby recital at noon 

     Pack a lunch and come to Boswell Hall at noon TODAY Thursday, Sept. 25 for Music Department lobby recitals. The recitals are free and open to everyone.

 

 

Claflin's retirement party at 3 p.m.

     Everyone is invited to a retirement reception for Pam Claflin from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 in the SUB Driftwood Bay Room. There will be cake, punch and a lot of stories shared from her 28-plus years of service here at NIC

 

 

Sign up for PERSI session

     Come to a session that will be presented by PERSI at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30. The session will focus on the value of PERSI. This PERSI session is geared towards those new to PERSI and those who would like more information on starting early in planning for retirement. It will help attendees understand how valuable the PERSI benefit is outside of simple retirement, go over financial resources/strategies ,and will provide a tour of the PERSI website. This session is scheduled for 90 minutes and space is limited, so register today! Registration for the session should be made through the NIC Edge link on the HR Portal page.

     Questions about this training topic should be directed to Andrea Woempner in the Human Resources office at Ext. 4371 or aewoemner@nic.edu . Questions about using GreenLight (such as login issues) should be directed to Erin Norvell in the Human Resources office at Ext. 7211 or ennorvell@nic.edu.

 

 

NIC Booster Club with payroll deduction

     NIC employees can now utilize payroll deduction to donate to the NIC Booster Club, a non-profit organization that supports NIC's nine intercollegiate athletic teams and cheer program and nearly 200 student-athletes! All employees who donate now to the NIC Booster Club using payroll deduction will receive a free Cardinals T-shirt as a thank you for supporting athletics as a lifelong learning experience.

     Click here and print off the NIC Booster Club Employee Payroll Deduction Authorization form, select your support level, and return it to Patty Stewart in Post Hall Room 11. Email Stewart with questions at mpstewart@nic.edu.

 

 

Attention Faculty: Please consider adding any of these civil rights movies in this series.

Emery's open

The student-run  Emery's Restaurant is now open for brunch. Emery's will be open 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Reservations for Emery's Restaurant are encouraged, but walk-ins are accepted. Some items offered include huevos rancheros, Guatemalan eggs benedict, and biscuits with gravy. A full menu can be found here. Make reservations at Ext. 7763.

 

 

Grant workshop

Sara Fladeland, NIC Grants coordinator, will be offering tips on grant writing and how to develop your  NIC Foundation grant proposal. Round-table discussions have been scheduled for noon Wednesday, Oct. 1 and at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Fort Sherman Officers Quarters' Conference Room. Call Ext. 5978 to RSVP.

 



10/1/2014

 

Grant workshop to be held at noon

     Sara Fladeland, NIC Grants coordinator, will be offering tips on grant writing and how to develop your  NIC Foundation grant proposal. Round-table discussions have been scheduled for noon Wednesday, Oct. 1 and at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Fort Sherman Officers Quarters' Conference Room. Call Ext. 5978 to RSVP.

 

 

Staff performance appraisals kicks off

     It is performance appraisal time for full-time, benefit-eligible staff. As we did in October 2013, we will be using our online performance management system called WingSpan. All staff members in benefit-eligible positions will need to complete their self-appraisal process through WingSpan and all managers will complete their employee appraisals and document the appraisal meeting in WingSpan as well.

     The appraisal process will be launched Monday, Oct. 6. Staff members will receive an email to their NIC email account indicating they need to begin their self-appraisal. Emails will come from Administrator, WingSpan. The email will provide staff members with instructions on how to login and proceed through the appraisal process.

     The entire appraisal process in WingSpan is driven by a task-list and task deadlines. Each step in the process will not be triggered (or accessible) until the step before it is completed, so it is imperative that employees watch their emails and promptly take care of the tasks that are assigned to them. Please adjust your junk mail filter on your NIC email account to make sure it will accept emails from @silkroadtech.com.

     Click here to learn more about the annual appraisal process that will be handled through Wingspan.

     Questions? Contact Erin Norvell in Human Resources at ennorvell@nic.edu or Ext. 7211.

 

 

Spread the Word!

NIC to host career workshop TODAY

     A variety of resources, information, and tools available to explore careers will be showcased at a one-hour workshop at NIC's Molstead Library Todd Hall at TODAY 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1.

     The public (feel free to send classes as well) is invited to learn how to find, evaluate, use, and easily access information that will help in the exploration of new careers, discovering the benefits of a job or occupation, or learning how to get started on a future career path. Following each workshop, knowledgeable staff will be available to assist in finding accurate and reputable information needed to make good career choices.

     The workshop is a collaboration of NIC's Molstead Library and Career Services and are free and open to the public. More information is available at  www.nic.edu/career.

 

 

Return direct deposit form by Oct. 3

     Over the next few months, NIC will be working to transition employees receiving paper checks to direct deposit. As part of this transition, the college will no longer offer pick-up of payroll checks. Beginning with the Oct. 10 payroll, paper checks will be mailed to the employee's address on file with Human Resources. If the address on your most recent paycheck is incorrect, you can update your address through MyNIC under "Services," > "Employee Menu," > "User Account," > "Contact Information."

     To set up direct deposit for payroll, please complete the direct deposit form located on the portal. To avoid having your check mailed on Oct. 10, return the direct deposit form to the business office before Friday, Oct. 3. Please remember to attach a voided check or bank-generated document to verify your account and bank routing number. If you have any questions regarding the new check distribution process or how to enroll in direct deposit, contact biweeklypay@nic.edu.

 

 

Nursing public forum held TODAY

     The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) will be conducting a site visit for re-accreditation of the Associate's Degree Nursing Program at NIC from Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. This occurs every eight years. There will be opportunity for public comment from noon to 1 p.m. TODAY Wednesday, Oct. 1 in the SUB Echo Bay Room. Please welcome our visitors and feel free to attend the public forum. The Associate's Degree Nursing Program would like to publically thank the college community in their support of the self-study process.

Field Trip

Please excuse the students listed for a humanities field trip Wednesday, Oct. 1 and Thursday, Oct. 2.

 

 

 

 

Bates Retirement 

Don't forget the retirement party for Lynn Bates from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 in the Admissions Office in Lee-Kildow Hall.

 

 

Work-study 

For anyone intending to supervise work-study students, there will be mandatory supervisor training from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 in the SUB Driftwood Bay Room. Those who have attended a training session after May 2014 do not need to attend. Without attending this training, you will not be able to hire or employ a work-study student. Please register through GreenLight.   Click here for instructions on how to log into GreenLight.

 

 

Emery's open

The student-run   Emery's Restaurant is now open for brunch. Emery's will be open 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Reservations for Emery's Restaurant are encouraged, but walk-ins are accepted. Some items offered include huevos rancheros, Guatemalan eggs benedict, and biscuits with gravy.  A full menu can be found here. Make reservations at Ext. 7763.



9/30/2014

 

Mayor Jacobson to speak to Boosters

      Post Falls Mayor Ron Jacobson will be the speaker at the NIC Booster Club Luncheon at noon TODAY Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the Coeur d'Alene Resort. Jacobson attended NIC and played basketball for the Cardinals, before receiving his accounting degree from the University of Idaho. More...

 

 

In the News

     NIC received its largest grant in school history this week. NIC has been awarded a $6.4 million federal grant to partner with three other Idaho colleges to meet workforce demand in the healthcare industry through a collaborative network of training programs. Huge kudos to Sara Fladeland, Christy Doyle, and everyone else involved for all their hard work! Read about it here or listen to the NPR story here.

 

     Read about a Kellogg woman who is reinventing herself though the Workforce Training Center's nursing assistant course in the Spokesman-Review here.

 

     Retired longtime NIC instructor Nils Rosdahl recently appeared in a book celebrating 100 years of the University of Montana Journalism program. Check out the picture below of Rosdahl working at the schools newspaper, The Kaimin, in 1967.

 

 

Pass along parking tips

     As of TODAY Tuesday, Sept. 30, Parking Services will no longer be voiding tickets. Tips and procedures for parking are available here.

 

 

Yellow backpack? Lend a hand

     In an effort to engage students visiting campus for the first time, the Admissions Office is launching a new welcoming campaign to help faculty and staff across campus identify who these visiting students are. Beginning next week, prospective students joining us for an individual tour or with a high school group will receive a bright "Cecil-beak yellow" sport backpack (pictured). If you see students carrying this bag, please make an extra effort to welcome them and assist them if needed. Even an extra smile can help them discover our NIC family!

 

 

Nursing public forum to be held

     The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) will be conducting a site visit for re-accreditation of the Associate's Degree Nursing Program at NIC from Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. This occurs every eight years. There will be opportunity for public comment from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 in the SUB Echo Bay Room. Please welcome our visitors and feel free to attend the public forum. The Associate's Degree Nursing Program would like to publically thank the college community in their support of the self-study process.

 

 

Campus battery recycling program

     NIC has started a campus battery recycling program.  Just put your batteries in an intercampus envelope routed to "Battery Recycling" in Facilities. We will accept the following types of batteries:

  • Lithium ion batteries (in cell phones and laptops)
  • Nickel-metal hydride (rechargeable batteries)
  • Any battery with a "recycle" label.

     Batteries will be taken to the Kootenai County transfer station and disposed of properly at no cost to NIC.

Questions?  Contact Facilities at Ext. 3413.

Field Trip

Please excuse the students listed for a humanities field trip Wednesday, Oct. 1 and Thursday, Oct. 2.

 

 

Trustees Video

Video of the Sept. 24 NIC Board of Trustees meeting is now available here.

 

 

Grant workshop

Sara Fladeland, NIC Grants coordinator, will be offering tips on grant writing and how to develop your  NIC Foundation grant proposal. Round-table discussions have been scheduled for noon Wednesday, Oct. 1 and at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Fort Sherman Officers Quarters' Conference Room. Call Ext. 5978 to RSVP.

 

 

Work-study 

For anyone intending to supervise work-study students, there will be mandatory supervisor training from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 in the SUB Driftwood Bay Room. Those who have attended a training session after May 2014 do not need to attend. Without attending this training, you will not be able to hire or employ a work-study student. Please register through GreenLight.   Click here for instructions on how to log into GreenLight.

 

 

Free pitch clinics

Learn how to make an elevator pitch at free clinics offered in October. More...

Spread the Word!

NIC to host career workshop Oct.1

     A variety of resources, information, and tools available to explore careers will be showcased at a one-hour workshop at NIC's Molstead Library Todd Hall at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1.

     The public (feel free to send classes as well) is invited to learn how to find, evaluate, use, and easily access information that will help in the exploration of new careers, discovering the benefits of a job or occupation, or learning how to get started on a future career path. Following each workshop, knowledgeable staff will be available to assist in finding accurate and reputable information needed to make good career choices.

     The workshop is a collaboration of NIC's Molstead Library and Career Services and are free and open to the public. More information is available at www.nic.edu/career



9/29/2014

 

Advisors assignments ready

     Advisor assignments are complete! Faculty Advisors may access their current list of advisees through MyNIC. In order to view current advisees, advisors should enter the current date for the Start Date and the end of the semester for the End Date. Contact Advising Services at Ext. 7884 with questions.

 

 

Gallery walk to be held TODAY 

     NIC is hosting artist David Prince's "The Novelty of the Natural" exhibit in Boswell Hall Corner Gallery from Sept. 30 to Nov. 1. An artist presentation will be held at 1 p.m. TODAY Monday, Sept. 29 in Boswell Hall Room 156, followed by a gallery walk at 4 p.m. and an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Pictured is Prince's earthenware 

More...

 

 

Nursing public forum to be held

     The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) will be conducting a site visit for re-accreditation of the Associate Degree Nursing Program at NIC from Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. This occurs every eight years. There will be opportunity for public comment from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 in the SUB Echo Bay Room. Please welcome our visitors and feel free to attend the public forum. The Associate Degree Nursing Program would like to publically thank the college community in their support of the self-study process.

 

 

Mayor Jacobson to speak to Boosters

      Post Falls Mayor Ron Jacobson will be the speaker at the NIC Booster Club Luncheon at noon Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the Coeur d'Alene Resort. Jacobson attended NIC and played basketball for the Cardinals, before receiving his accounting degree from the University of Idaho. More...

 

 

Campus battery recycling program

     NIC has started a campus battery recycling program.  Just put your batteries in an intercampus envelope routed to "Battery Recycling" in Facilities. We will accept the following types of batteries:

  • Lithium ion batteries (in cell phones and laptops)
  • Nickel-metal hydride (rechargeable batteries)
  • Any battery with a "recycle" label.

     Batteries will be taken to the Kootenai County transfer station and disposed of properly at no cost to NIC.

Questions?  Contact Facilities at Ext. 3413.

 

 

Mandatory work-study training

     For anyone intending to supervise work-study students, there will be mandatory supervisor training from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 in the SUB Driftwood Bay Room. Those who have attended a training session after May 2014 do not need to attend. Without attending this training, you will not be able to hire or employ a work-study student. Please register through GreenLight.  Click here for instructions on how to log into GreenLight.

Free pitch clinics

Learn how to make an elevator pitch at free clinics offered in October. More...

 

 

Grant workshop

Sara Fladeland, NIC Grants coordinator, will be offering tips on grant writing and how to develop your  NIC Foundation grant proposal. Round-table discussions have been scheduled for noon Wednesday, Oct. 1 and at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Fort Sherman Officers Quarters' Conference Room. Call Ext. 5978 to RSVP.

 

 

Halloween contest

It's time again for the Mica Peak Bookstore Halloween Decorating Contest. Offices with the best decorations will receive prizes like a 29-inch LED TV, a Sony Blu-Ray/DVD player, and a USB Phone Power Mount. A flyer with more information is available here. Judging will be Oct. 31. Anyone interested should email Sheila Johnson at  sljohnson1282@nic.edu.

Also, be sure to drop by the bookstore to check out great prices for the Halloween sale and tour the "House of Torment."

 



9/26/2014

 

Trustees change some policies 

     During the Sept. 24 meeting, the board of trustees approved revisions to several policies. Click here for a full list of changes.

 

 

Bates retirement party on Oct. 2

      Everyone is invited to a retirement party for Lynn Bates from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 in the Admissions Office in Lee-Kildow Hall. There will be cake and punch.
     Come celebrate Lynn's 19-plus years of service!

 

 

Mandatory work-study training

     For anyone intending to supervise work-study students, there will be mandatory supervisor training from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 in the SUB Driftwood Bay Room. Those who have attended a training session after May 2014 do not need to attend. Without attending this training, you will not be able to hire or employ a work-study student. Please register through GreenLight.  Click here for instructions on how to log into GreenLight.

 

 

 

 

Halloween office decorating contest

     It's time again for the Mica Peak Bookstore Halloween Decorating Contest. Offices with the best decorations will receive prizes like a 29-inch LED TV, a Sony Blu-Ray/DVD player, and a USB Phone Power Mount. A flyer with more information is available here. Judging will be Oct. 31. Anyone interested should email Sheila Johnson at sljohnson1282@nic.edu.

     Also, be sure to drop by the bookstore to check out great prices for the Halloween sale and tour the "House of Torment."

 

 

Teaming up against cancer

     Pictured are some of the NIC women's basketball team volunteering at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The whole team turned out for this great cause. Pictured are, from left, Kara Staggs, Mariah Swanson, Katie King, Samara Hill, Caitlyn Behymer, Monica Landdeck, and Grace Varcoe. Great job ladies!

 

 

Be part of Red Hot Mamas video

     Everyone is invited to be a part of an audience for a video being filmed by the Red Hot Mamas at noon Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Silver Lake Mall. There will be 20-minute recordings starting at noon followed by the big recording at 1 p.m. The mamas will perform for the audience and the video will be sent to parade organizers. Come have fun and support one of North Idaho's most visible exports! More...

 

 

Free flu shots to be offered

     NIC Student Health services will offer free seasonal flu shots in September and October to NIC students and employees with a current ID. Shots will be given in the SUB in various rooms. The first shots will be given from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Sept. 29, in the SUB Driftwood Bay Room. The full schedule is available here

     Information: Sheri Hautala at Ext. 7818 or

 sheri_hautala@nic.edu

Ironman Thanks 

The NIC Foundation recently received a $600 Ironman Foundation Community Grant, which will support student scholarships. Thank you to everyone who volunteered as part of the NIC Volunteer Team for the 2014 Ironman Coeur d'Alene Triathlon. Because of your willingness to volunteer, we were invited to apply for the grant!  A special thanks to Heidi Schrader for her role in coordinating the team of volunteers!

 

 

Spread the Word

Be sure to remind high school students in your life that the new federal Fast Forward program is available to them. Fast Forward  provides every high school junior access to a maximum of $200 a year and each high school senior access to a maximum of $400 a year. These funds cover of up to 75 percent of the cost of taking dual credit courses, college-bearing exams, or professional-technical exams.

 

 

Grant workshop

Sara Fladeland, NIC Grants coordinator, will be offering tips on grant writing and how to develop your  NIC Foundation grant proposal. Round-table discussions have been scheduled for noon Wednesday, Oct. 1 and at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Fort Sherman Officers Quarters' Conference Room. Call Ext. 5978 to RSVP.

 

 

Open Positions

Art Instructor: Apply by Oct. 17

Instructor in Physics: Apply by Oct. 10

Part-time Classroom Assistant, Children's Center: Apply by Oct. 10

Instructor in Physics/Astronomy: Internal only. Apply by Oct. 10

 

Unless noted as "Internal recruitment only," all application materials must be submitted online at  https://nicjobs.silkroad.com/.  Internal-only job postings must be applied for in hard copy. To obtain an application packet, stop by the Human Resources Office in Sherman Building Room 108 or contact Erin Norvell at Ext.7211 or erin_norvell@nic.edu