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Award-winning author to give reading

     NIC's literary magazine Trestle Creek Review and the NIC English Club are presenting a reading by author Gregory Spatz from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the Writing Center, Lee Hall Annex. The reading is free and open to the public.

     Spatz is the author of the novels Inukshuk, Fiddler's Dream, and No One But Us, and of the story collections Half as Happy and Wonderful Tricks. His stories have appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker, Glimmer Train Stories, and New England Review. More...



Mammography screenings offered

     The Women's Health Services Coach, a program of Sacred Heart Medical Center and Inland Imaging of Spokane, will provide mammography services on North Idaho College's campus from:

     9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

     9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

     The coach is a self-contained, 40-foot mobile unit equipped to provide mammography screenings and develop film on site. The staff on the coach also provides personalized breast self-examination education.Women must be at least 30 years old to have a screening performed on the coach. Those 40 and older can have a mammogram without a physician's referral and still have the service covered by insurance. Financial assistance may be available to those without insurance.

     Heel bone density/osteoporosis screenings will also be available for $15. Insurance cannot be billed for this service.

     The coach, which will be parked in front of SUB, will take patients by appointment. Patients should be prepared to provide insurance cards and films from previous mammograms if they were not taken at Inland Imaging.To schedule an appointment, please call (877) 474-2400between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.



Race as a Cardinal Sept. 21

     There's still time to sign up for the Cardinals Against Cancer NIC team in the Coeur d'Alene Komen Race for the Cure. Spend the morning with family, friends and coworkers at the 5k run/fitness walk Sunday, Sept. 21. Details, registration, and donation options are available here.





Agent Orange town hall on Sept. 20 

     The community is invited to a town hall meeting called "The Faces of Agent Orange" from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 in the SUB Lake Coeur d'Alene Room. Speakers will address the latest research regarding the effects of Agent Orange, which can have multi-generational effects. There will be service officers from Veterans Service Organizations to help with claims. There will also be a question and answer time after the presentation.

     Information: Doug Sams at Ext. 8027 or  



Volunteers recognized for hard work

     About 200 volunteers representing the Area Agency on Aging's Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) converged on NIC Sept. 6 for the 15th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet. It was a tremendous success! Special kudos to the staff of Communications and Marketing, Dining Services, and Events Coordination.



HR: work cards are mandatory 

     Supervisors, please do not let your part-time and work-study employees work any hours until they have completed their paperwork with the Human Resources office and received the Work Authorization Card (WAC). 

     It is not only a violation of federal law, it also creates unnecessary work for payroll and human resources. We would really appreciate your help on this!

-Human Resources



Assembly meeting to be held at noon 

     There is a staff assembly meeting at noon TODAY Thursday, Sept. 11 in the SUB Echo Bay/Blue Creek Room. The Edge training and work order processing will be among the topics covered.



Who's office is this?

     If you are new or have moved offices and need an updated door placard, please submit a work request through Facilities. For assistance, call Hiedi Schrader at Ext. 5992 or  




Idaho College understands that investing in employee training and development is an investment in the success of the institution. President's Cabinet and the Human Resources office are proud to announce the development of the NIC Employee Development and Growth Education program: The NIC EDGE.

     This program is open to full-time employees, part-time employees, student employees, and work-study employees -- anyone who wants to get an edge in their professional development.

     The calendar of face-to-face sessions is available now to view the calendar has sessions that go through June 2015. To access the calendar, go to the Human Resources portal page on MyNIC.

     For more information on this program, click here to view the NIC EDGE flyer.

     Questions about this program can be directed to Erin Norvell in Human Resources at or Ext. 7211.





Adopt a Crag crew cleans up trails

     The Adopt a Crag event organized by Outdoors Pursuits last weekend turned into another great day of giving back. Pictured is Shelby Macmanus spreading mulch in the Lady Fern Creek project.  

     Kudos to the 30-plus volunteers who participated in this great event!



Dress for Red, White, and Blue Day

     Head Start is celebrating 50 Years of Opportunity with local events each month throughout the year. On Wednesday, Sept. 17, take part in Head Start's 50th anniversary event: Red, White and Blue Day.

     On Sept. 17, Head Start programs across the country will join together in a celebration of Head Start pride by wearing red, white and blue. Children, teachers, staff, parents, and friends are all encouraged to wear the colors. When you participate, take photos in front of your Head Start program and share them with NHSA on social media with the tag #HeadStart50th or via email to Let's show the world our Head Start pride!



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. 



MyNIC unavailable

The MyNIC Services tab and Colleague UI will be unavailable for routine maintenance from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Bill Cleavinger at Ext. 3232 or



Half-staff for 9/11

Flags are being flown at half-staff TODAY Thursday, Sept. 11 to honor the events of 13 years ago.



Spread the Word

Gargoyle Contest 

Don't forget to let students know about NIC Molstead Library's Great Gargoyles Giveaway Contest. During the months of September and October, the library will give out a total of 18 gargoyle trading cards, each featuring one of the many unique Molstead Library gargoyles created by art students under the direction of well-known artist and NIC educator, Michael Horswill. The library will release two new cards each week, with each card having a specific point value. To enter the prize drawing, students can simply collect a set of cards totaling at least 200 points and bring the cards to the library check-out desk for verification. They can win Kindle Fire HD Tablets, Beats Headphones and many other great prizes! The prize drawing will be held in the library on Halloween, Oct. 31. Students can come in to the library for more information.



$5 Facials 

The Cardinal Spa at the Workforce Training Center is now open. For one week only from Sept. 8 to 12, esthetician students from the Cardinal Spa at the Workforce Training Center will be performing $5 facials. Call 769-3333 for an appointment.