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NIC Alumni Association honors outstanding alumni

Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006
The North Idaho College Alumni Association recently named this year’s outstanding alumni awards recipients.   |photo1| Dick Compton , ’53, was selected by the NIC Alumni Association as the 2006 Alumnus of the Year for his commitment to the college and the community.   A fifth generation Idahoan, Compton graduated from high ... Read More

NIC Foundation's Really BIG Raffle sells out; Drawing to be held Wednesday, July 12

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2006
The North Idaho College Foundation’s Really BIG Raffle has sold out for the 13th year in a row. The last of the raffle’s 5,000 tickets were sold June 29, 14 days before the drawing despite increasing the total number of tickets sold from 4,500 to 5,000 this year.   All ticket holders and community members are invited to attend the ... Read More

NIC Outdoor Pursuits plans mountain biking trip to Canada

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Adults of any skill level are encouraged to participate in the North Idaho College Outdoor Pursuits overnight mountain biking trip to one of the most renowned mountain biking areas in Canada. Nelson, British Columbia has been featured in many outdoors magazines as an area tailored for mountain biking enthusiasts.   The group will ... Read More

NIC softball team earns academic honors

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2006
The North Idaho College softball team was named as an Academic All-American Team by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).   The team’s average GPA for the season was 3.30. Teams must earn an average 3.0 GPA to qualify for the designation. This is the second consecutive year that the NIC softball team has earned ... Read More

Advisers available to meet with students in Sandpoint

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Current and prospective North Idaho College students are encouraged to meet with NIC advisers Wednesday, July 12 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 ... Read More

Advisers available to meet with students in Kellogg

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Current and prospective North Idaho College students are encouraged to meet with NIC advisers Tuesday, July 11 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 ... Read More

NIC offers last summer seminar in the Silver Valley

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2006
North Idaho College is offering the last in the series of free “Be Your Best” seminars June 29 at the NIC Silver Valley Center in Kellogg.   “The Five Love Languages” focuses on the principles of the book of the same title by marriage expert Gary Chapman. The best-selling bookexplores the idea that all people long to feel loved ... Read More

NIC Outdoor Pursuits offers summer clinics

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2006
North Idaho College’s Outdoor Pursuits program is offering several clinics this summer to get people started with the basics of some of the area’s many outdoor activities.   “Learn How to Rock Climb” will be offered Wednesday nights from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 12, 19, 26 and Aug. 2. Instruction will begin on the climbing wall ... Read More

See this year's Really BIG Raffle house during the last open house of the year

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Don’t miss the last chance to see the North Idaho College Foundation’s 13th 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 from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 18.   Fewer than 700 tickets remain for the chance to win the ... Read More

Softball players named to NJCAA Academic All-American Team

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2006
North Idaho College softball players Stephanie James of Coeur d’Alene and Vanessa Wood of Hamilton, Mont., were recently named to the National Junior College Athletic Association 2005-2006 Academic All-American Team, which honors sophomore athletes for maintaining a 3.6 GPA or higher.   James, catcher, was the valedictorian of her ... Read More

NIC hires new vice president for student services

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2006
North Idaho College has selected Eric Murray, the current dean of student affairs at the University of Montana-Western, as its new vice president for student services.   “Eric has an impressive breadth of experience in student services, both at the University of Montana-Western and at UCLA,” said NIC President Michael Burke. “He ... Read More

Founding member of NIC Foundation retires from board

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Amidee “Ace” Walden, 99, has witnessed many changes in the history of North Idaho College—73 years worth. So it was with a heavy heart that Walden recently decided to retire from the board of the NIC Foundation, a nonprofit organization that he and eight others founded nearly 30 years ago.   “I will miss all of them,” Walden said ... Read More

NIC hires new human resources director

Posted: Friday, June 9, 2006
North Idaho College recently hired Robert Ficken, Jr., as its new human resources director. Ficken has more than 17 years of senior-level human resources experience and is a certified professional in human resources.   Ficken holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in organizational management ... Read More

NIC coaching staff and players offer summer softball camp

Posted: Thursday, June 8, 2006
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 24-27 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 ... Read More

NIC hires new director of radiography technology program

Posted: Thursday, June 8, 2006
After nearly a year of searching, North Idaho College recently hired a director for its new radiography technology program.   Debra Ortiz was most recently the program director of the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology in Torrance, Calif. For the past two years, she has been responsible for overseeing the ... Read More

NIC students earn scholarships through Business Professionals of America

Posted: Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Two North Idaho College students recently received scholarships through Business Professionals of America (BPA).   Kelsey Bonds , a St. Maries High School graduate now of Post Falls, earned $500 from the 2006 Tomorrow’s Business Professional Scholarship Program. She is transferring to the University of Idaho to pursue a degree in ... Read More

Ticket to be given away at Really BIG Raffle open house

Posted: Tuesday, June 6, 2006
Less than 1,400 tickets remain for the chance to win a $250,000 custom house in the North Idaho College Foundation’s 13th annual Really BIG Raffle.   Don’t miss this chance to buy a ticket and see the grand prize house during one of the biggest open houses of the year from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 11. Tickets will be sold at ... Read More

NIC's Outdoor Pursuits to offer sea kayak clinics

Posted: Tuesday, June 6, 2006
Kayakers of all ability levels are encouraged to take part in a series of sea kayak clinics offered by North Idaho College’s Outdoor Pursuits.   The clinics will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays June 15, 22, 29 and July 6, meeting on the NIC beach.   The clinics will teach participants the basics of kayaking, including ... Read More

NIC welding students build stall fronts for new therapeutic riding program

Posted: Friday, June 2, 2006
Horses always brought out the best in Diana Clemons. She grew up with them as a child in Boise and even jumped competitively on the riding circuit. But it was her son Caleb and his relationship with horses that made her realize just how valuable using horses for therapy can be.   |photo1|Caleb was diagnosed with autism at 2 years ... Read More

NIC's Outdoor Pursuits to offer sailing clinics

Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2006
North Idaho College’s Outdoor Pursuits will offer three separate clinics this summer to teach participants how to sail.   Each Tuesday night clinic for adults will run in four sessions on the NIC beach. The first series of clinics will be offered from 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 6, 13, 20 and 27. The second clinic will be offered July ... Read More

NIC staff members earn awards from the City of Post Falls/Chamber

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2006
Two North Idaho College Workforce Training Center officials were recently presented awards during a May 16 Post Falls Chamber of Commerce luncheon.   |photo1| Robert Ketchum , NIC assistant vice president for instruction and Workforce Training Center director, was presented the City of Post Falls Mayor’s Public Service Award from ... Read More

Registration now open for summer/fall semester at NIC

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2006
Registration for North Idaho College summer and fall classes is now underway.   The course schedule contains various start times and locations for hundreds of courses to meet students’ specific needs for both summer session and fall semester. This year’s summer schedule also offers more convenience with two four-week sessions and ... Read More

NIC nursing students establish scholarship in honor of fellow student's daughter; endowment fund surpasses $5,000

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2006
Second-year students in North Idaho College’s renowned registered nursing program reached out to one of their own when they established a memorial scholarship in the name of the child of one of their fellow students who passed away.   And in just slightly more than a month, the endowment fund has grown to more than $5,860.   ... Read More

NIC campus to close in honor of Memorial Day

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2006
North Idaho College will be closed Monday, May 29 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 30.   NIC offices will remain open regular business hours throughout the summer. Summer session begins June 5 and fall semester ... Read More

NIC selects new vice president for instruction

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2006
|photo1|North Idaho College announced Monday its selection for the vice president for instruction position. After a nationwide search, NIC hired Barbara Hanson, the current dean of instruction at Arizona Western College in Yuma, Ariz., as its new vice president for instruction.   “I am looking forward to having the opportunity to ... Read More

NIC program wins Postsecondary Training Program of the Year Award

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2006
The North Idaho College Business and Office Technology program was selected as this year’s first place Postsecondary Training Program of the Year by the Idaho Division of Professional-Technical Education.   The award recognizes programs with high standards for excellence in occupational preparation. The designation includes a ... Read More

NIC softball team earns first ever berth to national tournament

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2006
The North Idaho College softball team (34-18) won the Region 18 softball championship May 6, earning its first-ever berth to the National Junior College Athletic Association national tournament May 18-20 in Plant City, Fla. Click here for complete results.   The No. 8-seeded Cardinals lost 1-0 to the No. 9-seeded Odessa College of ... Read More

NIC students earn honors at national conference

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Seven students from the North Idaho College chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) earned honors at the 40 th annual BPA National Leadership Conference May 10-14 in Orlando, Fla. The students qualified for the national competition by placing at the state conference in Boise in March.   The students participated in ... Read More

NIC recognizes outstanding faculty, staff with annual achievement awards

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2006
To North Idaho College Business and Office Technology Instructor Kathie O’Brien, being an educator is about more than just teaching classes.   “As a positive role model, I can help my students become contributing members of society,” O’Brien said. “I strive toward this goal on a daily basis and continually work to affect positive ... Read More

NIC pre-nursing student earns biology award

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2006
North Idaho College pre-nursing student Molly McCarthy of Post Falls was recently selected as the recipient of the Burns Award at NIC.   The Burns Award, which is given annually to an outstanding student in the NIC biology department, is named in honor of W. James Burns, Jr., who taught in NIC’s biology department for 21 years and ... Read More

NIC Booster Club wraps up the year with a social May 30

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2006
The North Idaho College Booster Club will wrap up the school year with a social in celebration of the college’s successful athletics season and to show appreciation for NIC Booster Club members, sponsors and friends.   The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 30 at Centennial Distributing, located just west of ... Read More

Annual NIC golf tournament held in memory of Scott Hague

Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2006
The entry deadline for the North Idaho College Scott Hague Memorial Cardinal Classic is fast approaching for the June 9 event.   The four-person scramble tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Friday, June 9 at the Avondale Golf and Tennis Club in Hayden. The event is being held in honor of NIC alumnus and community ... Read More

NIC president selected to AACC executive committee

Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2006
|photo1|North Idaho College President Michael Burke was recently selected to the executive committee of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).   The executive committee comprises a chair, chair-elect and past chair along with five committee chairs that oversee public policy and government relations, program ... Read More

Business student chosen as Rotary Student of the Month for May

Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2006
|photo1|NIC student Stuart Henry was selected as May’s Coeur d’Alene Rotary Club Student of the Month.   Henry is a native North Idahoan, growing up in Coeur d’Alene and attending Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy.   He is finishing his last semester at NIC, graduating this month with an associate’s degree in business ... Read More

Kellogg High School students complete nurses assistant training through NIC

Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2006
The North Idaho College Silver Valley Center will pin its first class of dual credit certified nursing assistants (CNAs)at 7 p.m. Monday, May 22 at Kellogg High School. The 11 students from Kellogg High School are the first to complete the CNA course for college credit through a partnership between Kellogg High School and NIC’s dual ... Read More

NIC student earns chemistry award

Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2006
North Idaho College student Veronica Hendricks of Harrison was recently selected as this year’s NIC Outstanding Freshman Chemistry Student.   Each year the faculty members in NIC’s chemistry department select an outstanding student who completed general chemistry to receive one semester of tuition and fees at NIC as well as a ... Read More

Lake Chelan graduate signs with NIC women's basketball

Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Cassy Pilkinton, a senior at Lake Chelan High School in Chelan, Wash., has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for North Idaho College next season.   Pilkinton was named to the Washington State 2A all-state girls’ basketball team this year and averaged 17 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals for Chelan, which ... Read More

NIC's Molstead Library closed May 19 through June 5

Posted: Monday, May 15, 2006
North Idaho College will adjust its hours during the summer months.   NIC’s Molstead Library will close at noon Friday, May 19 and will reopen at the start of summer session Monday, June 5. Summer library hours through July 29 are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays; and 8 a.m. to 2:30 ... Read More

NIC offers summer seminars in the Silver Valley

Posted: Monday, May 15, 2006
North Idaho College is offering a series of free “Be Your Best” seminars this summer focused on a variety of personal enrichment topics at the NIC Silver Valley Center in Kellogg.   The seminars will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday evenings at the NIC Silver Valley Center, located at 323 Main St. in Kellogg.   ... Read More

NIC offers summer seminars in Sandpoint

Posted: Monday, May 15, 2006
North Idaho College is offering a series of free “Be Your Best” seminars this summer focused on a variety of personal enrichment topics at the NIC Sandpoint Center.   The seminars will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings at the NIC Sandpoint Center, located at 101 N. 2nd St. in Sandpoint.   “What Do Employers ... Read More

More than 750 students eligible to graduate from NIC

Posted: Monday, May 15, 2006
Of the 765 North Idaho College students eligible for graduation, an estimated 350 students from both academic and professional-technical programs are expected to walk in the 2006 commencement ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, May 19 in NIC’s Christianson Gym.   “This is the highlight of our academic year,” said NIC President ... Read More

Award winners announced at NIC Booster Club auction/banquet

Posted: Friday, May 12, 2006
The North Idaho College Booster Club announced the winners of this year’s athletics awards at its annual Spring Auction and Athletic Awards Banquet May 6 at the Eagles Lodge.   The award recipients are nominated and selected by the NIC coaching staff.   The Female Student-Athlete of the Year Award was presented to two ... Read More

Ticket to be given away at Really BIG Raffle open house

Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2006
More than 2,000 tickets have already been sold for the North Idaho College Foundation’s 13th annual Really BIG Raffle.   Don’t miss this chance to buy a ticket and see the grand prize $250,000 custom house during one of the biggest open houses of the year from noon to 4 p.m. on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14. Tickets will be sold at ... Read More

NIC supporter contributes painting to college

Posted: Tuesday, May 9, 2006
Longtime North Idaho College supporter Marie Whitesel, 90, recently gave NIC a gift more tangible than her time and talents, of which she gives generously. Whitesel contributed to the college a watercolor painting of the NIC Meyer Health and Sciences Building, depicted from the southeast view of the building.   “This work of art ... Read More

NIC Alumni Association awards $6,900 in scholarships

Posted: Tuesday, May 9, 2006
Although Shannon Duncan of Post Falls has many roles in life, including full-time North Idaho College Nursing student, she considers her role as wife and mother to be the most important. In fact, it was her two daughters that inspired her to return to college and her husband that has supported her throughout the journey.   “My ... Read More

Approximately 150 GED students to receive certificates

Posted: Monday, May 8, 2006
Many of the nearly 500 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

NIC softball team earns first-ever national berth

Posted: Monday, May 8, 2006
The North Idaho College softball team (34-18) won the Region 18 softball championship May 6, earning its first-ever berth to the National Junior College Athletic Association national tournament May 18-20 in Plant City, Fla. The tournament schedule is available online. The NIC softball team was ranked No. 20 going into the Scenic West ... Read More

Community invited to meet NIC vice president for student services candidates

Posted: Monday, May 8, 2006
After a nationwide search, the search committee for the North Idaho College vice president for student services position has selected four candidates with whom to begin the interview process.   NIC staff, faculty, students and community members will have the opportunity to meet the candidates in a series of open forums from 3 to 4 ... Read More

NIC softball players earn regional honors

Posted: Monday, May 8, 2006
Several North Idaho College softball players were named to all-region teams in Region 18 of the Scenic West Athletic Conference.   Pitchers Kelcey Cavan , of Skyview High School in Billings, Mont., and Melodee Mildenberger of Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Mont., as well as Christine Shollenberger of University High School in ... Read More

NIC volleyball program signs recruit from Cheney

Posted: Friday, May 5, 2006
A Cheney High School athlete recently accepted a scholarship to play for the North Idaho College volleyball team for the 2006-2007 season.   Meghan Cogley lettered in three sports at Cheney High School. She received three varsity letters in volleyball and was voted best offensive player four times. She received the Cheney Free ... Read More

NIC Children's Center staff establishes memorial fund in honor of child

Posted: Thursday, May 4, 2006
The staff of the North Idaho College Children’s Center recently established a memorial fund for the son of an NIC employee that died over the weekend.   The two-year-old son of Heather and Steve (Richard) Taylor, the production supervisor for NIC Food Services, died in a drowning accident while visiting relatives in Oregon. The ... Read More

NIC presents an afternoon of music for moms

Posted: Wednesday, May 3, 2006
The North Idaho College Symphonic Band and the NIC Madrigal Singers will present “Celebrating Motherhood,” an afternoon of music for moms beginning at 2 p.m. on Mother’s Day Sunday, May 14 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 the ... Read More

NIC Graphic Design Exhibit showcases student graphic design work

Posted: Tuesday, May 2, 2006
|photo1|North Idaho College graphic design graduate Krista Brand may not have known who Nell Shipman was before she began working on a project to preserve the work of the classic silent filmmaker. But she knew Shipman and her work intimately after the project was complete.   Her father Paul Brand recently started his own video ... Read More

NIC presents girls' summer basketball camp

Posted: Monday, May 1, 2006
North Idaho College women’s basketball coaches and players will lead a weeklong girls’ basketball camp June 19-23 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

Community invited to meet the NIC vice president for instruction candidates

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2006
After a nationwide search, the search committee for the North Idaho College vice president for instruction position has selected four candidates with whom to begin the interview process.   Community members will have the opportunity to meet the candidates in a series of open forums from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. May 3, 4, 8 and 9 in the ... Read More

NIC coaches and players to lead summer volleyball camps

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2006
North Idaho College volleyball staff and players are offering two volleyball camps this summer for junior high and high school volleyball players.   The NIC Volleyball Setter-Hitter Camp is designed for junior high school and high school volleyball players who want to perfect their skills. The camp will be offered from 9 a.m. to ... Read More

NIC Graphic Design student wins film award

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2006
North Idaho College Graphic Design student Nick Burdett of Sandpoint recently won an award in the 2006 Idaho Panhandle Film Festival.   Burdett’s animations “Conserving Water” and “Seahawks Win” were two of three entries in the animation category of the festival and Burdett received a first place award for his environmental ... Read More

NIC recognizes outstanding employees throughout the year

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2006
North Idaho College recognized three outstanding employees throughout the year with the Sterling Silver Employee of the Month Award. Recipients of the award are nominated by their colleagues and students for outstanding service to NIC.   Carol Jones   NIC Business Office Executive Assistant Carol Jones is always willing to ... Read More

Prospective students encouraged to attend NIC's First Fridays

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2006
Those interested in attending North Idaho College are encouraged to attend May’s First Friday campus visitation program Friday, May 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 the Driftwood Bay Room of ... Read More

Tibetan nuns present about religious persecution in Tibet

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2006
The Venerable Lobsand Dechen and Elizabeth Napper, co-directors of the Tibetan Nuns Project, will speak about religious persecution by the Chinese government in Tibet at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6 in Molstead Library’s Todd Hall on North Idaho College’s main campus.   Dechen is from the Geden Choeling Nunnery in upper McLeod Ganj ... Read More

Space still available to sign up for North Idaho adventure race

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Space is still available in the second annual North Idaho College NIChallenge adventure race Saturday, May 6 at Beauty Bay Special Recreation Management Area on Lake Coeur d’Alene.   The NIChallenge is a sprint adventure race that incorporates 10 to 15 miles of mountain biking, four to six miles of trail running and two to five ... Read More

NIC welcomes community to learn about college during Info Night

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Learn about North Idaho College’s programs and services as well as its academic and professional-technical programs during NIC Info Night from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2 in the Lake Coeur d’Alene Room of Edminster Student Union Building.   The event is intended to provide an opportunity for community members, parents ... Read More

Presentation/workshop to be held at NIC on peace

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2006
|photo1|The Venerable Thubten Chodron, a nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, will speak about how to contribute to a more peaceful world during “Peace Begins With Me” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 12 in Molstead Library’s Todd Hall on North Idaho College’s main campus.   In her May 12 presentation and in two workshops held from 10 a.m ... Read More

NIC business development center to offer class on exporting

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Small business owners and other business representatives are encouraged to sign up for this spring’s Idaho Small Business Development Center’s class on the export development process.   “Going Beyond Our Borders” will be offered in four sessions from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays May 3-24 at the North Idaho College Workforce Training ... Read More

Coeur d'Alene recreation director to speak at NIC Booster Club luncheon

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2006
Recreation Director Steve Anthony of the Coeur d’Alene Parks and Recreation Department will be the featured speaker at the North Idaho College Booster Club luncheon at noon Tuesday, April 25 at Cricket’s Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, located at 424 E. Sherman Ave. in downtown Coeur d’Alene.    The NIC Booster Club holds its ... Read More

NIC coaches and players to lead summer boys' basketball camp

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2006
The North Idaho College men’s basketball staff is encouraging area boys to utilize summer break to improve their basketball skills.   The Cardinal Basketball Camp June 12-15 is open to school-aged boys. Participants will receive instruction from NIC men’s basketball coaches and players, including fundamental basketball skills and ... Read More

NIC student wins scholarship through scratch ticket design contest

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2006
North Idaho College graphic design student Jamie Murphy of Coeur d’Alene recently won a $100 scholarship from the Idaho Lottery for her winning design of a scratch ticket.   Colleges and universities from throughout the state participated in the Idaho Lottery Scratch Ticket Design Contest, submitting more than 100 entries to the ... Read More

NIC art student wins scholarship award

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2006
|photo1|North Idaho College art student Claire Blahnik of Coeur d’Alene was recently selected as a recipient of the Ruth Clark Scholarship. The $300 award is distributed by the Idaho Watercolor Society and includes a one-year membership for the award recipient.   Blahnik was nominated by NIC Art Instructor Donna Bain, based on the ... Read More

NIC assistant vice president earns 2006 Women of Leadership Award

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2006
|photo1|North Idaho College Assistant Vice President for Planning, Assessment and Research Kathy Christie recently received the Women of Leadership Award at the eighth annual Spokane Area Women’s Leadership Conference awards luncheon April 11.   Christie received the award in the academic staff/administrator category, one of five ... Read More

Southern Idaho boys' and girls' teams sweep All-Star Basketball Game

Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2006
The southern Idaho boys’ and girls’ teams swept the third annual Statewide All-Star Games, which are sanctioned by the Idaho High School Activities Association, April 8 at North Idaho College’s Christianson Gym in Coeur d’Alene.   The southern Idaho girls’ team beat the northern Idaho girls’ team 103-46. Kolay Mickelson of ... Read More

NIC offers mandolin class through Workforce Training Center

Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2006
There’s still room to enroll in “Beginning Bluegrass Mandolin,” a community education class offered through the North Idaho College Workforce Training Center this spring.   The class will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in eight Tuesday sessions May 16 through July 11 (with the exception of July 4) at the NIC Workforce Training ... Read More

NIC graphic design students to exhibit work again at Silver Mountain

Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2006
The work of North Idaho College graphic design students will be exhibited at the Mountain Tapas Café and Bar in Kellogg beginning April 25.   The exhibit will remain on display throughout the Leadman competition April 29 and through May 6. The Tapas is located in the heart of Gondolla Village at the base of Silver Mountain Resort ... Read More

Flute/guitar duet featured in concert

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2006
|photo1|Flutist Rhonda Bradetich and guitarist Paul Grove will perform their own blend of ethnic, folk and jazz music during a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30 in North Idaho College’s Boswell Hall Schuler Auditorium.   The concert “Music of the Americas” will include Brazilian jazz, Latin-American folk music as well as some ... Read More

NIC celebrates birthday of Fort Sherman with presentation and walking tour

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2006
|photo1|North Idaho College will celebrate the 128 th birthday of Fort Sherman, the historic military fort active in the late 1800s where North Idaho College now sits, with a presentation, concert and walking tour of the Fort Grounds at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 in Molstead Library’s Todd Hall on NIC’s main campus.   Fort ... Read More

Colombian women's rights activist to speak on women and war in Colombia

Posted: Monday, April 17, 2006
Yaneth Perez, president of the Dawn of Women for Arauca women’s organization, will present “Women and War in Colombia” at noon Tuesday, April 25 in Molstead Library’s Todd Hall on North Idaho College’s main campus.   Perez is a single mother of three living in Arauca, one of the most war-torn regions of the South American nation ... Read More

NIC holds Saturday campus visitation program

Posted: Monday, April 17, 2006
Prospective college students are encouraged to visit North Idaho College’s campus and learn more about NIC’s programs and services during the campus visitation program Saturday, April 22.   This is a special weekend event, since the First Friday campus visitation program is typically held on Fridays, intended to allow prospective ... Read More

Five students top the NIC Speech Contest

Posted: Friday, April 14, 2006
Five students received awards for winning the annual North Idaho College Spring 2006 Speech Contest April 11, earning awards for the first speech they wrote and presented in their Communications 101 classes at the beginning of the semester.   Of more than 440 total communications students, 20 were selected by their peers to ... Read More

NIC student selected as Coeur d'Alene Rotary Student of the Month

Posted: Friday, April 14, 2006
|photo1|North Idaho College student Jessica Beehner of Wallace was selected as April’s Coeur d’Alene Rotary Club Student of the Month.   Beehner started at NIC as a dual credit student while still attending Wallace High School. She graduated in 2004, having already completed 18 college credits.   At NIC, Beehner is an active ... Read More

NIC choir presents spring concert featuring work of Mozart

Posted: Friday, April 14, 2006
The North Idaho College Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers will present their spring choral concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23 in Boswell Hall Schuler Auditorium. The “Spring Choral Extravaganza” will feature the music of Mozart in celebration of his 250 th birthday.   In addition to the music of Mozart, other concert ... Read More

NIC soccer program signs several recruits for 2006 season

Posted: Friday, April 14, 2006
Several athletes recently accepted scholarships to play for the North Idaho College women’s soccer team during the 2006 season.    McKenzie Favero , of Ben Lomond High School in Ogden, Utah, helped lead her team to a second-place finish in the 2005 state tournament. She was named team MVP and Region 11 MVP in 2005 in addition to ... Read More

NIC Theater Department to present one-act plays

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2006
The North Idaho College Theater Department will present several one-act plays in the performance of “Themes on Variations: An Evening of One-Act Plays” April 19-22. The one-act plays will include “Variations on the Death of Trotsky,” directed by guest director Jack Green and written by playwright David Ives. The evening will also ... Read More

Earth Day activities planned for Coeur d'Alene

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2006
What do a wolf and a Honda Civic Hybrid have in common? Both will be featured guests at Earth Day Coeur d’Alene’s seventh annual Earth Day celebration on Thursday, April 20 through Saturday, April 22 at North Idaho College and the Harding Family Center.   “An Evening with Predators” will kick off the week on Thursday, April 20 ... Read More

Landscape Technology program to renovate NIC soccer field

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Through collaboration with the athletics department, students in the North Idaho College Landscape Technology program began a renovation project on the NIC soccer field this week.   “The renovation was initiated due to the hazards on the soccer field,” said NIC Soccer Head Coach Dan Hogan. “The condition of the field was poor and ... Read More

NIC basketball players sign with four-year schools

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Five North Idaho College athletes signed with four-year schools today.   Mac Hopson , a 6-foot, 2-inch freshman point guard from Portland, Ore., on the NIC men’s basketball team, signed a letter of intent with Washington State University today. Hopson was a key contributor to NIC’s 23-8 season this year and led the Cardinals to ... Read More

Chicago singer/songwriter to perform at NIC

Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Chicago singer/songwriter Dave Tamkin will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20 in the NIC Activities Center, on the lower level of Edminster Student Union Building on North Idaho College’s main campus.   Tamkin performs his own style of rhythmic-acoustic rock. He tours nationally with shows ranging from solo acoustic ... Read More

NIC earns all awards in college category at North Idaho Sports Banquet

Posted: Monday, April 10, 2006
North Idaho College swept the 2005 college awards during the 44 th annual North Idaho Sports Banquet April 8.   The NIC men’s soccer team was named Team of the Year in the college category and NIC men’s and women’s head soccer coach Dan Hogan earned Coach of the Year. The men’s soccer team closed the season 12-2-3, finishing with ... Read More

NIC to sponsor second annual North Idaho adventure race

Posted: Monday, April 10, 2006
North Idaho College’s Student Activities Department will sponsor the second annual NIChallenge, an adventure race Saturday, May 6 at Beauty Bay Special Recreation Management Area on Lake Coeur d’Alene.   NIC’s Outdoor Pursuits program is helping to coordinate the event, which is the only race of its kind held in North Idaho.   ... Read More

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

Posted: Friday, April 7, 2006
The North Idaho College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two-year colleges, will present a seminar focused on Jesus as a cultural icon April 20.   The seminar 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

NJCAA poll ranks NIC softball team in the nation's top 20

Posted: Friday, April 7, 2006
The North Idaho College softball team (26-9) was ranked 20th in the nation in the National Junior College Athletic Association softball poll released April 5.   Santa Fe Community College (35-2) of Gainesville, Fla., was ranked No. 1 in the poll followed by Central Arizona College (48-5) and Temple College of Texas (39-3).   ... Read More

NIC receives third largest gift in the history of the college; $735,000 to nursing program through estate of John L. Harrison

Posted: Thursday, April 6, 2006
North Idaho College received the third largest gift in the 73-year history of the institution late last week.   Through the estate of John L. Harrison, a memorial gift was received by the NIC Foundation for use by the NIC Nursing Department for $735,000.   “We at the North Idaho College Foundation are sincerely grateful to ... Read More

NIC highlights Latino culture during weeklong event

Posted: Wednesday, April 5, 2006
As Cinco de Mayo time draws near, North Idaho College is utilizing the increased interest in Latino traditions to spread awareness of the various Latino cultures during Latino Culture Week April 17-21.   The weeklong event will include a series of speakers, performances and other events held on NIC’s main campus in Coeur d’Alene ... Read More

Applications to NIC's Pharmacy Technology program available

Posted: Tuesday, April 4, 2006
Application packets are now available for the North Idaho College Pharmacy Technology program. It is a selective admission program and the deadline to apply for fall semester 2006 is June 1.   The Pharmacy Technology program is an 11-month, technical certificate program that begins in August.   The program prepares graduates ... Read More

NIC nursing class gives an eternal gift: Students establish scholarship in honor of student's daughter

Posted: Tuesday, April 4, 2006
Students in North Idaho College’s renowned registered nursing program enroll for a variety of reasons. Some for better pay, others the chance at a lifelong career. Still there is one attribute that most nursing students share—the desire to help people.   “We’ve gone to school all these years to learn how to care for other people,” ... Read More

Advisers available to meet with students in Sandpoint

Posted: Monday, April 3, 2006
Current and prospective North Idaho College students are encouraged to meet with NIC advisers Tuesday, April 4 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 ... Read More

Advisers available to meet with students in Kellogg

Posted: Monday, April 3, 2006
Current and prospective North Idaho College students are encouraged to meet with NIC advisers Thursday, April 6 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 ... Read More

NIC presents concert in honor of Popcorn Forum founder Tony Stewart

Posted: Monday, April 3, 2006
The North Idaho College Symphonic Band will honor NIC Popcorn Forum founder and longtime NIC political science instructor Tony Stewart with the “Bring on the Popcorn” tribute concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 in Boswell Hall Schuler Auditorium.   |photo1|Tony Stewart is a professor, lecturer, author and community activist ... Read More

Slam poet to perform at NIC

Posted: Monday, April 3, 2006
Slam poet Mayda Del Valle will entertain audiences at North Idaho College with her poetry performances at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6 in the NIC Activities Center, on the lower level of Edminster Student Union Building on NIC’s main campus.   Slam poetry is the modern competitive art of performance poetry that puts dual focus on ... Read More

Final rosters set for Idaho All-Star Basketball Game

Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2006
Final rosters have been set for the third annual Idaho All-Star Basketball Game and several members of the recently-published Idaho All-State teams are represented on all four teams.   The All-Star Basketball Games are scheduled for Saturday, April 8 at NIC’s Christianson Gym in Coeur d’Alene. The games are sanctioned by the Idaho ... Read More

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

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2006
North Idaho College students will have the opportunity to exhibit their artwork during the juried Student Art Show April 10 through May 4 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

Week's activities at NIC to raise awareness of disabilities

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2006
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 10-13 held at both the NIC campus and Kootenai Medical Center.   “It is important that non-disabled individuals take the time to ... Read More

UI students to present on mountaineering trip to Peru at NIC

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2006
University of Idaho students who traveled to South America as part of a mountaineering trip offered through UI’s Outdoor Program will present on their experiences at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13 in Room 106 of North Idaho College’s Meyer Health and Sciences Building.   The group traveled to the Cordillera Blanca Mountain Range in ... Read More

NIC to implement no feeding zone for geese on beach

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2006
The North Idaho College Facilities Operations staff is implementing a no feeding zone on the NIC Beach in an attempt to reduce the number of geese that make the half-mile stretch of beach their year-round home. However, a beachgoers will be encouraged to feed the geese in a designated feeding zone that will be added to the northernmost ... Read More

NIC to show film in honor of nonviolence

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2006
North Idaho College will host the last event of the “2006 Gandhi and King: A Season for Nonviolence” series held this spring in promotion of nonviolent activism with a showing of the documentary Peace One Day at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 5 in Todd Lecture Hall, inside Molstead Library on NIC’s main campus.   Peace One Day is the ... Read More

NIC to host third annual All-Star Basketball Game April 8

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2006
The third annual Statewide All-Star Game is scheduled for Saturday, April 8 at North Idaho College’s Christianson Gym in Coeur d’Alene. The games are sanctioned by the Idaho High School Activities Association.   The event will be in doubleheader format with high school seniors playing on teams representing northern and southern ... Read More

Prospective students encouraged to attend NIC's First Fridays

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2006
Those interested in attending North Idaho College are encouraged to attend March’s First Friday campus visitation program Friday, April 7.   The First Fridays program offers prospective students the opportunity to visit campus and learn about NIC’s programs and services.   Visitors will meet in the Driftwood Bay Room of ... Read More

Former NIC soccer player goes pro

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2006
|photo1|Former North Idaho College soccer player Brian Farber is enjoying a successful first season in the Major Indoor Soccer League as a rookie midfielder for the California Cougars.   Farber, a 23-year-old from Sandpoint, played at NIC from 2000 to 2001 and went on to play at Oregon State University before joining the Cougars ... Read More

Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2006
|photo1|New inductees gather for a photo at the Spring 2006 Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony. More than 100 new members were inducted during the 2005-2006 school year. Pictured are: (front) Jaylene Anthis, Hillary Pruitt, Emily Pruitt, Cynthia Rogers, Megan Bircher, Desire’ Aguirre, Adriana Flygare, Melissa Corallino, Michelle Hanson ... Read More

NIC to remain open during Spring Break March 27-31

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2006
No classes are scheduled for North Idaho College students during spring break March 27-31.   Although administrative offices will remain open during spring break, hours in several departments will change.   NIC’s Molstead Library will be closed Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26.   Hours will be modified the week ... Read More

NIC men's basketball players receive honors

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Several North Idaho College men’s basketball players received honors following the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 18 Basketball Tournament March 8-11 in Coeur d’Alene. The No. 2-ranked men’s team earned a first round bye in the tournament and lost to Dixie State College of Utah 84-66 in the tournament semifinals ... Read More

NIC class schedule for summer/fall now available online

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2006
The class schedule for North Idaho College’s summer session and fall semester 2006 are now available online. Summer session begins June 5 and fall semester begins Aug. 28.   The summer schedule contains various start times and locations for hundreds of courses to meet students’ specific needs for summer session. This year’s summer ... Read More

Sixth grade home schooler wins third annual regional spelling bee

Posted: Monday, March 20, 2006
Sixth-grader Rachel Pinkerton of Coeur d’Alene outspelled 45 other fourth- through eighth-graders from the five northern counties of Idaho to become the champion speller in the third annual North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee March 18 at North Idaho College.   Pinkerton, a 10-year-old home school student from Coeur d’Alene, received ... Read More

New job listing service available to job seekers/employers

Posted: Friday, March 17, 2006
North Idaho College’s Career Services Office recently unveiled its new online job listing program.   “Since the program serves both students and the community, the online job listing program will be a valuable service to both job seekers and employers,” said NIC Career Services Director Gail Laferriere.   Go to ... Read More

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

Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2006
The North Idaho College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two-year colleges, will present a seminar focused on stereotypes March 23.   The seminar 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.” The topic is ... Read More

NIC men's and women's basketball teams wrap up postseason

Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2006
North Idaho College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams wrapped up their postseasons at home, as NIC hosted the Scenic West Athletic Conference Region 18 Basketball Tournament March 8-11.   The No. 2-ranked men’s team earned a first round bye in the tournament and faced No. 3 Dixie State College of Utah in the second round. Dixie ... Read More

NIC students qualify for national BPA competition

Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Twelve 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 3, qualifying them for the national competition.   “These students compete against other Idaho two- and four-year colleges,” said Kathie O’Brien, NIC ... Read More

NIC women's basketball players receive honors

Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Several North Idaho College women’s basketball players received honors following the Region 18 Basketball Tournament March 8-11 in Coeur d’Alene. The Cardinals finished first in the Scenic West Athletic Conference with a 24-7 season and lost to Salt Lake Community College by a score of 75-59 in the championship game of the Region 18 ... Read More

NIC community education classes offered in Post Falls

Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006
There’s still room to enroll in several community education classes focused on basket weaving and a natural approach to treating children’s health problems offered through the North Idaho College Workforce Training Center in Post Falls this month.   “Random Weave Basket” will be offered in one session from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m ... Read More

NIC community education Spanish class offered in Sandpoint

Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006
There’s still room to enroll in “Introduction to Spanish,” a community education class offered through the North Idaho College Workforce Training Center this spring.   The class will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays March 27 through May 1 at the NIC Sandpoint Center, located at 101 N. 2 nd Ave. in Sandpoint.   ... Read More

NIC's BPA chapter supports Special Olympics through cell phone campaign

Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006
The North Idaho College chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) participated in a statewide BPA community service project collecting used cell phones as a benefit for Special Olympics.   Through NIC and Idaho State University’s “Turn Old into Gold” used cell phone campaign, the Idaho BPA State Officer team was able to ... Read More

NIC students receive $1,000 scholarship

Posted: Thursday, March 9, 2006
North Idaho College student Jamie Murphy and NIC alumna Krista Brand, both of Coeur d’Alene, recently received the prestigious Toni Robideaux Scholarship from the Spokane Advertising Federation.   |photo1|Murphy, a graphic design/fine arts and theater major, was chosen as the recipient of the award in the graphic design/set design ... Read More

NIC Outdoor Pursuits offers spring break trip to Olympic Coast

Posted: Thursday, March 9, 2006
Community members are encouraged to spend this spring break backpacking along the Olympic Coast with North Idaho College’s Outdoor Pursuits March 26 through April 1.   Participants will spend the week exploring the scenic coastline within Washington’s Olympic National Park. The group will navigate the wilderness environment using ... Read More

Slam poet to perform and lead workshop at NIC

Posted: Wednesday, March 8, 2006
|photo1|Slam poet Buddy Wakefield will entertain audiences at North Idaho College with his poetry performances at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14 in the NIC Activities Center, on the lower level of Edminster Student Union Building on NIC’s main campus.   Wakefield will also lead a workshop on slam poetry at noon March 14 in the Blue ... Read More

NIC Board of Trustees Meeting Notice

Posted: Wednesday, March 8, 2006
The North Idaho College Board of Trustees will meet in Executive Session at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2006 in the Powderhorn Bay Room of the Edminster Student Union Building.   The purpose of the meeting falls under Idaho Code Section 67-2345 Subsection C:   To conduct deliberations concerning labor negotiations or to ... Read More

Learn what Silver Valley Center has to offer during NIC info fair

Posted: Wednesday, March 8, 2006
North Idaho College representatives will provide information about college services and programs available at the NIC Silver Valley Center in Kellogg as well as the main campus during the NIC Info Fair Wednesday, March 15.   Information will be available regarding financial aid and scholarships, applying, registration, advising ... Read More

NIC softball game vs. Colorado Northwestern canceled

Posted: Wednesday, March 8, 2006
The North Idaho College softball games versus Colorado Northwestern Community College scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, March 10 and noon Saturday, March 11 at home have been canceled.   Colorado Northwestern forfeited the game due to a lack of eligible players. Read More

NIC announces All-Star Basketball Game participants

Posted: Tuesday, March 7, 2006
Participants for the boys and girls Idaho State High School All-Star Basketball Games were announced Tuesday by the North Idaho College Athletics Department.   The third annual statewide all-star game is scheduled for Saturday, April 8 at NIC’s Christianson Gym in Coeur d’Alene. The games are sanctioned by the Idaho High School ... Read More

Human Rights Banquet to feature Mississippi attorney general

Posted: Tuesday, March 7, 2006
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood will be the keynote speaker at the ninth annual Human Rights Banquet Monday, March 20. He will be welcomed to Idaho and introduced at the banquet by Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden.   Hood, along with Neshoba County Prosecutor Mark Duncan, helped lead a Philadelphia, Miss., jury to ... Read More

NIC presents last seminar of health and wellness series

Posted: Monday, March 6, 2006
North Idaho College will wrap up a series of seminars this spring focused on health and wellness with a presentation on maintaining wellness while traveling.   Dr. Richard Gower, who specializes in internal medicine as well as travel medicine and immunizations at the Rockwood Clinic in Spokane, will present “Traveling Well” from ... Read More

North Idaho College Board of Trustees Meeting Notice

Posted: Friday, March 3, 2006
The North Idaho College Board of Trustees will meet in executive session at 6 p.m. Monday, March 6 in the Sherman Administration Building Conference Room.   The purpose of the meeting falls under Idaho Code Section 67-2345, Subsection B:   To consider the evaluation, dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or ... Read More

NIC to host the SWAC Region 18 basketball tournament March 8-11

Posted: Thursday, March 2, 2006
North Idaho College will host the Scenic West Athletic Conference Region 18 Basketball Tournament March 8 through 11 in NIC’s Christianson Gym.   The tournament kicks off Wednesday, March 8 (Session A) with three women’s quarterfinals games. No. 4 Dixie State College will take on the No. 5-seeded College of Eastern Utah at 3 p.m ... Read More

NIC wrestlers earn second place at NJCAA tournament

Posted: Wednesday, March 1, 2006
The North Idaho College wrestling team brought home a second place award from the 2006 National Junior College Athletic Association National Championships Feb. 24 and 25 in Rochester, Minn. NIC wrestlers Josh Edmondson (184 pounds) and Jake Kallestad (285) won national titles for NIC and the team had eight All-Americans at the close of ... Read More

Film presented in honor of International Women's Day

Posted: Wednesday, March 1, 2006
The formation of women’s circles and the movement that connects them worldwide will be the focus of a documentary shown March 7 at North Idaho College in honor of International Women’s Day.   “Peace by Peace: Women on the Frontlines” is a documentary by the organization PEACE X PEACE, which focuses on peace as a component of ... Read More

NIC bookstore account technician restores, races vintage bikes

Posted: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006
Like the old saying goes about classic cars, they just don’t make motorcycles like they used to.   At least that’s what North Idaho College Bookstore Account Technician Dale Walter believes. And he would know. Walter, who is in his 60s, has spent most of his life riding motorcycles. He first started riding with neighbors who rode ... Read More

Participants announced for the 2006 North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee

Posted: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006
A total of 52 fourth- through eighth-graders from the five northern counties of Idaho will participate in the third annual North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee Saturday, March 18, the winner of which will receive an all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in the 79 th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee May 31 through ... Read More

Prospective students encouraged to attend NIC's First Fridays

Posted: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006
Those interested in attending North Idaho College are encouraged to attend March’s First Friday campus visitation program Friday, March 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 the Driftwood Bay Room of ... Read More

NIC accounting assistant student earns national award

Posted: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006
|photo1|Velda “Cindy” Kuhn, an accounting assistant student at North Idaho College, was recently honored with a national award from the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium.   The organization selects one postsecondary student in the nation each year for the Star of Education Post ... Read More

NIC wrestlers compete in national tournament

Posted: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006
North Idaho College wrestlers seek to improve upon last year’s second place finish as they compete in the 2006 National Junior College Athletic Association National Championships Feb. 24, and 25 in Rochester, Minn.    NIC’s lineup includes:     Wt.            Name                          Record 125            Jeff ... Read More

Instructors sought for NIC center located in Bonners Ferry

Posted: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006
The North Idaho College center located in Bonners Ferry is scheduled to open this summer and qualified individuals are needed as instructors.   Instructors are sought to teach courses in a variety of subjects, including communications, art, psychology, sociology, creative writing, English, economics, history, math ... Read More

Post Falls business honored by Idaho SBDC as ‘Star Entrepreneurs'

Posted: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006
Post Falls business owners Gary and Jennifer Trefz were recently honored by the Idaho Small Business Development Center as “Star Entrepreneurs” during the organization’s 20 th anniversary celebration this month in Boise.   The owners of Living Springs in Post Falls were among six businesses from across the state honored for taking ... Read More

Openings in LPN course at the NIC Silver Valley Center

Posted: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006
Several openings are available to enroll in the “Intravenous Therapy for LPNs Part II” course offered from the North Idaho College Silver Valley Center, located at 323 Main Street in Kellogg.   The two-credit class is offered from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, Sunday, March 5 and Saturday, March 18 at the NIC Silver ... Read More

NIC students encouraged to apply for NASA scholarships

Posted: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006
Undergraduate scholarships are available to North Idaho College students through the NASA Idaho Space Grant Scholarship Program.   Because the Idaho Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) was granted designated status by NASA this year, the organization’s funding doubled and now at least one ISGC scholarship will be awarded to a student ... Read More

Northwest printmakers to exhibit work in NIC's Corner Gallery

Posted: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006
Printmakers from across the Northwest will display their work in the “Printmaking” exhibit Feb. 27 through March 24 in the North Idaho College Boswell Hall Corner Gallery.   The exhibit includes pieces featuring a wide range of printmaking techniques and images.   “This is a great exhibit for visitors to the exhibit to get a ... Read More

NIC graphic design students to exhibit work at Silver Mountain

Posted: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006
The work of North Idaho College graphic design students will be exhibited at the Mountain Tapas Café and Bar in Kellogg beginning Feb. 25.   Through their coursework in a level-three illustration class, students in NIC’s graphic design program created a visual arts project based on a literacy theme.   NIC graphic design ... Read More

NIC sponsors University of Idaho Faculty Recital Feb. 26

Posted: Friday, Feb. 17, 2006
The North Idaho College Music Department is sponsoring a University of Idaho Faculty Recital featuring violinist Ferenc Cseszko and pianist Catherine Allen, both members of the University of Idaho music faculty.   The recital begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 in Boswell Hall Schuler Auditorium.   |photo1|Cseszko, a native of ... Read More

NIC's 2006 Popcorn Forum returns to Chautauqua performances from some of the great minds in history

Posted: Friday, Feb. 17, 2006
North Idaho College’s Popcorn Forum Convocation Series Symposium is returning to its popular Chautauqua format for this year’s series “A Journey Through Time: Dialogue with Great Minds From History” March 20-24.   Dozens of distinguished presenters will portray thinkers and innovators throughout time during the 36 th annual ... Read More

NIC offers free self defense class Feb. 28

Posted: Friday, Feb. 17, 2006
Learn how to recognize and avoid danger during “Common Sense Self Defense,” a free self defense workshop, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the Lake Coeur d’Alene Room of North Idaho College’s Edminster Student Union Building.   The workshop will be led by certified instructors from Common Sense Self Defense Northwest Greg ... Read More

NIC campus to close in honor of Presidents' Day

Posted: Friday, Feb. 17, 2006
North Idaho College will be closed Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of Presidents’ 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. 21.  Read More

Area middle schoolers take home awards from math competition

Posted: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006
North Idaho middle school students were presented with numerous awards during the Math Counts regional competition Feb. 14 at North Idaho College.   Students from 10 middle schools throughout the region participated in Math Counts, a national program intended to increase enthusiasm for math.   The top three teams of four and ... Read More

NIC community education classes offered in Post Falls/Coeur d'Alene

Posted: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006
There’s still room to enroll in several community education classes focused on digital photography, home buying, pilates and yoga offered in Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene this spring through the North Idaho College Workforce Training Center.   “Beginning Digital Darkroom” will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 ... Read More

NIC presents health and wellness series

Posted: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006
North Idaho College will continue a series of seminars this spring focused on health and wellness.   |photo1|Dr. Madeleine Geraghty, a nationally-recognized neurologist practicing in Spokane, will present the latest information on early intervention for stroke during “Brain Attack! Stroke” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 in ... Read More

NIC announces dean's list for fall semester

Posted: Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006
North Idaho College recently announced the dean’s list for fall semester 2005.   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: Tom Broughton, Jodi Cleveland, Tori Holmes ... Read More

NIC community education classes offered in Sandpoint

Posted: Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006
There’s still room to enroll in community education classes focused on national parks and creative writing offered in Sandpoint this spring through the North Idaho College Workforce Training Center.   “Visit Our National Parks” will be offered in one session from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the NIC Sandpoint ... Read More

NIC community education classes offered in the Silver Valley

Posted: Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006
There’s still room to enroll in community education classes focused on creating birdhouses and weaving baskets offered in the Silver Valley this spring through the North Idaho College Workforce Training Center.   “Make a Gourd Birdhouse” will be offered in one session from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 at the NIC Silver Valley ... Read More

NIC offers presentation on the Mullan Military Road

Posted: Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006
North Idaho College will offer a presentation on Captain John Mullan and the Mullan Military Road Feb. 21. “Mullan’s Road” will cover the 624-mile military road from Fort Walla Walla on the Columbia River in Washington to Fort Benton on the Missouri River in Montana at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 in Molstead Library’s Todd Hall.   ... Read More

Silver Valley residents/businesses step up to support NIC students

Posted: Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006
Many Silver Valley residents believe that supporting Shoshone County students equates to a contribution toward the future of the county. And since the opening of the North Idaho College Silver Valley Center last year, the people of Shoshone County have invested in their future both through support of the center and by establishing ... Read More

NIC theater presents winter production of Baby with the Bathwater

Posted: Friday, Feb. 10, 2006
The North Idaho College Theater Department’s winter production opens Thursday, Feb. 16 with Baby with the Bathwater ,a dark, satirical comedy with elements of farce, dealing with the neuroses of parenthood and childhood.   “Hang on tight because you’ll be going for a wild ride,” said NIC Theater Director Joe Jacoby. “The play ... Read More

Kootenai-Benewah Medical Alliance contributes scholarships

Posted: Friday, Feb. 10, 2006
|photo1|The Kootenai-Benewah Medical Alliance presents scholarships to North Idaho College second-year nursing students. The scholarships are presented annually by the organization that comprises members who are spouses of physicians in Kootenai and Benewah counties. The scholarship money is raised through an annual charity auction in ... Read More

Films presented in honor of Black History Month

Posted: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006
The effect of music and dance during different time periods in black history will be the focus of two films presented at North Idaho College this month in honor of Black History Month.   “Rize” is a documentary directed by David LaChapelle about the street dance phenomenon “krumping.” The dance evolved as an escape from the ... Read More

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

Posted: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006
Tickets are on sale now for a chance to win a $250,000 custom home in the North Idaho College Foundation’s Really BIG Raffle.   Tickets are $100 each and only 5,000 tickets will be sold before the July 12 drawing.   This year marks the 13 th year of the Really BIG Raffle, which is sponsored in part again this year by Stock ... Read More

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

Posted: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006
North Idaho College and the NIC Booster Club have been approved and sanctioned by the Idaho High School Activities Association to host the third annual Idaho High School All-Star Game for both boys and girls basketball April 8.   The game, in doubleheader format, will match teams from Northern Idaho versus Southern Idaho and will ... Read More

NIC athletes honored for academic excellence

Posted: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006
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 ... Read More

NIC spring enrollment news mixed

Posted: Monday, Feb. 6, 2006
Spring semester enrollment at North Idaho College was up and down, as credit-producing enrollment experienced a fractional decrease from 2005.   Meanwhile, short-term and noncredit enrollments in NIC’s Workforce Training Center jumped by 11 percent, noted NIC President Michael Burke.   “NIC’s workforce training enrollments ... Read More

NIC math instructor trains, shows dogs in agility competitions

Posted: Monday, Feb. 6, 2006
One would never know it judging by their modest lifestyle, but the Davis family shares its home with celebrities.   Three national champions, two-time world silver medalists and international competitors well known for their performance, attractiveness and fitness level.   But North Idaho College Math Instructor Barbara ... Read More

NIC Outdoor Pursuits offers snowshoe/cross country ski clinic

Posted: Monday, Feb. 6, 2006
North Idaho College’s Outdoor Pursuits program is offering a chance for casual winter fun for the entire family during a snowshoe/cross country ski clinic.   The Family Day clinic Monday, Feb. 20 is open to the entire family. All ages are welcome, as long as children are accompanied by a parent or guardian.   Cost is $5 per ... Read More

NIC employee joins group of 27 for mission to Honduras

Posted: Friday, Feb. 3, 2006
Pam Claflin heard the call of God, and she answered. She couldn’t explain it, but when the opportunity to participate in a Christian medical mission to Honduras was presented to her, she knew what she was supposed to do.   “It was the Lord that called me to do this,” said Claflin, executive assistant in the North Idaho College ... Read More

NIC athletes GPA averages nearly 3.0 for fall semester

Posted: Friday, Feb. 3, 2006
North Idaho College athletes ended fall semester 2005 with an average grade point average (GPA) of nearly 3.0, indicating that NIC’s athletes are as competitive in the classroom as they are in their respective sports.   Athletes from NIC’s seven sports finished the semester with a team average GPA of 2.956, which is higher than ... Read More

NIC student chosen as Rotary Student of the Month for February

Posted: Friday, Feb. 3, 2006
North Idaho College student tutor and participant of the TRIO Student Support Services program Monique Hanson of Coeur d’Alene was selected as February’s Coeur d’Alene Rotary Club Student of the Month.   |photo1|Hanson is earning a 3.603 GPA while taking 13 credits and raising three children, all under the age of 6, including ... Read More

NIC presents Buffalo Soldiers talk in honor of Black History Month

Posted: Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006
|photo1|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 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 in North Idaho College’s Todd Hall, located inside Molstead Library.   In ... Read More

NIC community education yoga class open for enrollment

Posted: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006
There’s still room to enroll in “Beginning Hatha Yoga,” a community education class offered through the North Idaho College Workforce Training Center in March.   The class will be offered from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays March 22 through April 26 at the NIC Workforce Training Center in Post Falls.   The course teaches ... Read More

NIC presents health and wellness series

Posted: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006
North Idaho College will present a series of seminars this spring focused on health and wellness.   “Recognizing and Treating Depression” will be presented from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 in Room 106 of the Meyer Health and Sciences Building on NIC’s main campus. Dr. Amy Anderson, who specializes in family medicine in ... Read More

NIC Booster Club Night offered at Triple Play Feb. 6

Posted: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006
People can enjoy celebrating North Idaho College Spirit Week by attending an open house event from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 at Triple Play Family Fun Center in Hayden.   For $15, attendees will receive three-hour unlimited access to Triple Play attractions, including bowling, laser lag, mini golf and a rock climbing wall as well ... Read More

Civic organization members and college employees receive reduced admission to NIC basketball game

Posted: Monday, Jan. 30, 2006
Members of civic organizations as well as North Idaho College faculty and staff will receive reduced admission to the basketball doubleheader versus the Cardinals’ Scenic West Athletic Conference rival Snow College during NIC Faculty/Staff and Community Service Groups Appreciation Night Saturday, Feb. 4.   Adults will receive $2 ... Read More

NIC Outdoor Pursuits offers snowshoe/cross country ski clinics

Posted: Monday, Jan. 30, 2006
North Idaho College’s Outdoor Pursuits program is offering a chance for casual winter fun for the entire family during a series of snowshoe/cross country ski clinics.   Participants will snowshoe or cross country ski by the light of the moon during Full Moon Day Saturday, Feb. 11.   The Family Day clinic Monday, Feb. 20 is ... Read More

NIC Outdoor Pursuits offers telemark ski clinics

Posted: Friday, Jan. 27, 2006
Learn the art of telemark skiing during two ski clinics presented by North Idaho College’s Outdoor Pursuits program Saturdays Feb. 4 and 25.   Telemark is a type of turn, first developed in the Telemark region of Norway. Telemark skiing allows a stable and controlled turn on skis when heels are not attached.   Each clinic is ... Read More

University of Idaho women's basketball coach to speak at NIC Booster Club luncheon

Posted: Friday, Jan. 27, 2006
University of Idaho head women’s basketball coach Mike Divilbiss will be the featured speaker at the North Idaho College Booster Club luncheon at noon Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company, located at Second and Lakeside in downtown Coeur d’Alene.    |photo1|Divilbiss, a 1981 graduate of Winona State University in ... Read More

Prospective students encouraged to attend NIC's First Fridays

Posted: Friday, Jan. 27, 2006
Those interested in attending North Idaho College are encouraged to attend February’s First Friday campus visitation program Friday, Feb. 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 the Driftwood Bay Room of ... Read More

NIC Outdoor Pursuits offers snowshoe/cross country ski clinics

Posted: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006
North Idaho College’s Outdoor Pursuits program is offering a chance for casual winter fun for the entire family during a series of snowshoe/cross country ski clinics. Women are encouraged to sign up for Women’s Only Day, a daylong snowshoe/cross country clinic Sunday, Jan. 29.   Participants will snowshoe or cross country ski ... Read More

NIC names Olscamp interim vice president of instruction

Posted: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006
Former Western Washington University and Bowling Green State University President Paul J. Olscamp has been appointed interim vice president for instruction at North Idaho College, NIC President Michael Burke announced Wednesday.   |photo1|Olscamp will fill the position until a replacement is hired for departing Vice President for ... Read More

NIC hosts events in honor of nonviolence

Posted: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006
North Idaho College will host a series of speakers and films during spring semester promoting nonviolent activism.   All events for the “2006 Gandhi and King: A Season for Nonviolence” series will be held in Molstead Library’s Todd Hall on NIC’s main campus.   The series will kick off with a biographical film presentation on ... Read More

NIC presents Banff Mountain Film Festival

Posted: Monday, Jan. 23, 2006
North Idaho College’s Outdoor Pursuits program is presenting the Banff Mountain Film Festival Sunday, Jan. 29 at NIC.   The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an annual international competition featuring the world’s best films on mountain subjects.   Films on the tour range from original and experimental shorts, eye-opening ... Read More

Community invited to help send off NIC vice president of instruction Jan. 26

Posted: Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006
The community is invited to help celebrate North Idaho College Vice President of Instruction Jerry Gee’s 14 years of service to the college with a send off party Thursday, Jan. 26.   Refreshments will be available in the Grand Bay Dining Room of NIC’s Edminster Student Union Building from 2 to 4 p.m.   Earlier this month ... Read More

NIC's annual jazz concert promises high-energy music

Posted: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006
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 and definitely a high-energy concert,” said NIC Jazz Ensemble director Terry Jones.   JazzNIC comprises two days of jazz clinics Jan. 30 and 31 in addition to the grand finale ... Read More

NIC dance instructor earns Mayor's Award; performs during taping of ‘Dancing with the Stars'

Posted: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006
Most little girls love to dance, but when Sheryl Bentz-Sipe was growing up, she knew this was what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. And for the past 20 years, she has been making her dream come true devoting both her life and her career to her art.   Bentz-Sipe earned an associate’s degree from North Idaho College and a ... Read More

NIC offers presentation on the life of 18th century radical Thomas Paine

Posted: Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006
North Idaho College will offer a presentation on the life of 18 th century radical Thomas Paine in celebration of his birthday Jan. 29. “An Evening with Tom” will cover Paine’s life in America, France and his native England at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 in Molstead Library’s Todd Hall.   |photo1|Two local historians will present in ... Read More

NIC faculty members to exhibit work in NIC's Corner Gallery

Posted: Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006
North Idaho College faculty members have played a role in inspiring many young artists to explore their creativity and utilize their artistic abilities. Now NIC instructors will have the chance to display their own artistic talents during the 2006 NIC Art Faculty Exhibit Jan. 30 through Feb. 24 in the Boswell Hall Corner Gallery.   ... Read More

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

Posted: Friday, Jan. 13, 2006
North Idaho College will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 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 Tuesday, Jan. 17. Read More

NIC offers presentation on the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns

Posted: Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006
North Idaho College will offer a presentation on the life of 18 th century Scottish poet Robert Burns in celebration of his birthday Jan. 25.   |photo1|NIC instructor Amy Wilkerson, who is originally from Scotland, will share elements of Burns’ life, poetry and songs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 in Molstead Library’s Todd Hall. ... Read More

NIC Wild Game Feast to feature wild game menu

Posted: Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006
Attendees at the North Idaho College Alumni Association’s seventh annual Wild Game Feast Saturday, Jan. 28 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, designed to provide attendees with a unique culinary ... Read More

NIC Foundation awards more than $50,000 in grants

Posted: Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006
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 ... Read More

Rescheduled NIC men's basketball game to continue where it left off

Posted: Monday, Jan. 9, 2006
The North Idaho College men’s basketball game versus Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 at NIC’s Christianson Gym will be played from the point of cancellation.   The Dec. 13 game at Post Falls High School was canceled during the first half due to slippery conditions on the court caused ... Read More

NIC men's soccer player earns national honors

Posted: Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006
|photo1|North Idaho College men’s soccer team captain Garga Caserta has been named to the 2005 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I All-American honorable mention soccer team.   Caserta, a sophomore from Araqatuba, Brazil, is the first NIC player to be named to the NJCAA All-American team.   ... Read More

Financial Aid Night planned Jan. 12 at Silver Valley Center

Posted: Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006
Current and prospective college students are encouraged to learn more about financial aid during Financial Aid Night at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 at the North Idaho College Silver Valley Center, located at 323 Main St. in Kellogg.   Information will be presented about the different types of financial aid and how to apply for ... Read More

NIC softball players, coaches to lead Saturday hitting clinics

Posted: Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006
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. 14, 21 and 28 at the NIC Hitting Facility, located at Walnut and Seventh streets in Coeur d’Alene.   The in-depth hitting clinic is open to youths ages 8 to 18 and will be progressive in ... Read More

NIC vice president of instruction announces plans to leave NIC

Posted: Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006
North Idaho College Vice President of Instruction Jerry Gee announced Tuesday his plans to leave NIC after nearly 14 years in his position. His departure will be effective Jan. 31, 2006.   |photo1|“Jerry has provided distinguished service to North Idaho College,” said NIC President Michael Burke. “He has been a strong leader and a ... Read More

NIC softball players, coaches to lead hitting clinics

Posted: Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005
The North Idaho College softball coaching staff and players will host two separate three-session hitting clinics from 6 to 7 p.m. or from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Thursdays Jan. 12, 19 and 26 at the NIC Hitting Facility, located at Walnut and Seventh streets in Coeur d’Alene.   The in-depth hitting clinics are open to all youths and will ... Read More

NIC softball players, coaches to lead pitching clinic

Posted: Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005
The North Idaho College softball coaching staff and players will host a softball pitching clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 at Lake City High School in Coeur d’Alene.   The in-depth pitching clinic is open to youths ages 8 to 18. The clinic will cover pitching mechanics, breaking and off speed pitches, how to identify ... Read More

Priest River woman follows dream of being an artist by entering NIC welding program

Posted: Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005
On the first day of class in the North Idaho College welding program this fall, the instructor asked students to individually introduce themselves and tell why they were in the program.   |photo1|When it was her turn, Betty Gardner who is not only the oldest student in the program but also the only female, felt the curious stares ... Read More

NIC hires new regional director of Small Business Development Center

Posted: Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005
|photo1|North Idaho College recently hired Bill Jhung as the new regional director of the Idaho Small Business Development Center, which operates out of the Workforce Training Center in Post Falls.   Jhung holds a master’s degree in business administration with a focus in finance and entrepreneurial management from the Wharton ... Read More

Five students top the NIC Speech Contest

Posted: Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005
Five students received awards for winning the annual North Idaho College Fall Speech Contest Dec. 16, earning awards for speeches written and presented through their coursework in Communications 101 classes throughout the semester.   Students from 22 communications classes were selected by their peers to represent the class in the ... Read More

Inland Northwest Health Services supports NIC campaign

Posted: Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005
Inland Northwest Health Services showed its support for North Idaho College’s role in helping to provide quality health care in the community by contributing to the NIC Providing Opportunities—Fulfilling Dreams Community Campaign.   The campaign was initiated in the summer of 2004 to raise support for technology and equipment in ... Read More

NIC offers in-state tuition rates to out-of-state summer students

Posted: Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005
North Idaho College recently announced that it plans to offer in-state tuition rates for summer classes to students who live outside the state of Idaho.   The North Idaho College Board of Trustees approved the measure at a meeting Dec. 14. The change takes effect summer session 2006.   “We are just falling in line with ... Read More

NIC Nursing Department to hold admissions information sessions

Posted: Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005
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 the last information session prior to spring semester of 2006.   Students must have completed the prerequisites for the Registered Nursing or Practical Nursing ... Read More

NIC to close for holiday break

Posted: Monday, Dec. 19, 2005
The North Idaho College campus will close for the holidays Dec. 26 through Jan. 2. Campus will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 3 according to its normal business hours.   NIC’s Molstead Library will be closed from Dec. 23 to Jan. 16. The library will reopen with the start of spring semester Jan. 17. Read More

NIC opens condensed, evening machining program to fill employee void

Posted: Monday, Dec. 19, 2005
The machining industry in the North Idaho and Spokane region has readily-available jobs that are going unfilled because there are not enough qualified individuals in the job pool to fill the void. That is a problem that North Idaho College is poised to help fix.   A brainstorming session between NIC professional-technical ... Read More

NIC men's basketball game rescheduled for Jan. 17

Posted: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005
The North Idaho College men’s basketball game scheduled for Dec. 13 versus Spokane Community College has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 at NIC’s Christianson Gym.   The game played at Post Falls High School was canceled during the first half due to slippery conditions on the court caused by spectators tracking in ... Read More

Community philanthropists receive national award

Posted: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005
Judy and Steve Meyer feel that their community has contributed greatly to their success and believe it’s their duty to give back, giving generously of both time and resources to support community needs.   Their philanthropic nature and contributions to North Idaho College recently earned them the prestigious Council for Resource ... Read More

NIC volleyball player named to NJCAA team

Posted: Monday, Dec. 12, 2005
|photo1|North Idaho College volleyball player Collese Dornan was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association All-American first team.   Dornan is a sophomore setter from Fife, Wash.   Dornan finished seventh in the Scenic West Athletic Conference for hitting percentage with .333 and fifth in the SWAC for ... Read More

NIC coaches and players to lead Christmas basketball camp

Posted: Friday, Dec. 9, 2005
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. 26-28 is open to boys and girls. Participants will receive instruction from NIC men’s basketball coaches and players, including fundamental ... Read More

NIC announces new ride sharing program for students

Posted: Friday, Dec. 9, 2005
It won’t solve the parking issue on North Idaho College’s campus. But it could help, while offering students companionship and helping them save money on gas.   NIC announced recently the start up of its new ride sharing program, initiated by the Associated Students of NIC (ASNIC).   “Our ultimate hope is that we can provide ... Read More

NIC workforce training director receives award

Posted: Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005
|photo1|North Idaho College Assistant Vice President for Instruction and Workforce Training Center Director Robert Ketchum recently received the Lumens VIP Award.   Augusoft, Inc., the developer of the Lumens web-based lifelong learning management system, presents the award annually to a user of the Lumens program.   The ... Read More

NIC men's basketball player selected SWAC player of the week

Posted: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005
|photo1|North Idaho College men’s basketball player Frank Clair of Chicago, Ill., was selected as the Scenic West Athletic Conference Player of the Week for Nov. 27 through Dec. 4.   Clair, a 6-foot-6-inch sophomore from Chicago, Ill., scored a season high 28 points in a 86-69 victory against Columbia Basin College Nov. 29, going ... Read More

NIC graphic design students to exhibit logo designs at Human Rights Education Institute grand opening

Posted: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005
The work of North Idaho College graphic design students will be exhibited during the grand opening celebration of the Human Rights Education Institute at 11 a.m. on International Human Rights Day Saturday, Dec. 10.   At the request of leaders of the Human Rights Education Institute, a total of 16 students in a second-level graphic ... Read More

NIC to pack the house Dec. 15 for wrestling match

Posted: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005
North Idaho College athletics fans will be admitted to an action-packed wresting match at a reduced price by supporting their team or supporting an eyeglasses drive Thursday, Dec. 15.   NIC’s 13-time national championship wrestlers will face Clackamas Community College of Oregon City, Ore., at 7:30 p.m. in NIC’s Christianson Gym ... Read More

NIC athletics takes men's basketball/booster club to Post Falls

Posted: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005
The North Idaho College Booster Club will follow the NIC men’s basketball team to Post Falls Tuesday, Dec. 13 for a special game and pre-game celebration.   The NIC men’s basketball team will face Spokane Community College beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Post Falls High School gym.   This season, the Cardinals are 1-0 in ... Read More

NIC Art Students' Pottery Sale includes ceramics made by students

Posted: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005
Those searching for last minute gift ideas for friends and family on their Christmas lists are encouraged to attend North Idaho College’s Art Students’ Christmas Pottery Sale Wednesday, Dec. 14 and Thursday, Dec. 15.   Students in NIC ceramics classes created the dozens of items available for purchase, including various functional ... Read More

NIC Christmas concert to feature holiday sing-along

Posted: Monday, Dec. 5, 2005
This year’s annual holiday concert at North Idaho College Dec. 10 and 11 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 holiday-themed pieces by the NIC Symphonic Band led by Terry Jones. The band will perform the Irish version ... Read More

Author presents on Yellowstone fires and fire management at NIC

Posted: Friday, Dec. 2, 2005
The forest fires in Yellowstone National Park in 1988 changed the face of the park and the national forests surrounding it, scorching more than one million acres. But the fires also changed the face of America, raising a debate on fire management and whether the fires should be suppressed by firefighters or allowed to run their natural ... Read More

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

Posted: Friday, Dec. 2, 2005
How about buying your loved one a house for Christmas this year?   Tickets are on sale now for a chance to win a $250,000 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 ... Read More

NIC Diversity Events Committee presents winter fiesta

Posted: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005
The North Idaho College Diversity Events Committee is hoping to spice up the winter season with “Fiesta de Diciembre” Dec. 9 and 10.   The event will kick off Friday, Dec. 9 with a performance by the Mexican children’s dance group Los Sabrositos at noon in the Grand Bay dining area on the main level of NIC’s Edminster Student ... Read More

Tickets on sale now for NIC's Wild Game Feast

Posted: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005
Have someone on your Christmas shopping list with wild taste?   Tickets are now on sale for the North Idaho College Alumni Association’s seventh annual Wild Game Feast Saturday, Jan. 28.   This year’s event features a four-course meal of extraordinary wild game delicacies created by Coeur d’Alene Inn Chef Gene Tillman.   ... Read More

NIC vice president of Student Services announces his retirement

Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005
|photo1|North Idaho College Vice President of Student Services Bruce Gifford announced his retirement Tuesday after what will be five years in his position. It will be effective June 30, 2006.   “I don’t know if I’d call it retirement, because I’m sure I’ll find something to do,” Gifford said. “We’re really making this move to ... Read More

Former Major League Baseball player to speak at NIC Booster Club luncheon

Posted: Monday, Nov. 28, 2005
Former Major League Baseball player Jordan Robison will be the featured speaker at the North Idaho College Booster Club luncheon at noon Tuesday, Nov. 29 at Toro Viejo, located at 117 N. Second St. in downtown Coeur d’Alene.    Robison graduated from Bonneville High School in Idaho Falls before playing for two years at Hutchinson ... Read More

NIC explores history of Farragut Naval Training Station

Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005
In conjunction with a display featured in its Molstead Library, North Idaho College will explore the history of Farragut Naval Training Station during a presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in Molstead Library’s Todd Lecture Hall.   Local historian, living history performer and NIC instructor Robert Singletary will portray ... Read More

Prospective students encouraged to attend NIC's First Fridays

Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005
Those interested in attending North Idaho College are encouraged to attend December’s First Friday campus visitation program Friday, Dec. 2.   The First Fridays program offers prospective students the opportunity to visit campus and learn about NIC’s programs and services.   Visitors will meet in the Driftwood Bay Room of ... Read More

Advisers available to meet with students in Kellogg

Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005
Current and prospective North Idaho College students are encouraged to meet with NIC advisers Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the NIC Silver Valley Center, located at 323 Main St. in Kellogg.   Advisers will be available from 4 to 7 p.m. to assist students with admissions processes and registering for fall semester classes. Student ... Read More

Advisers available to meet with students in Sandpoint

Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005
Current and prospective North Idaho College students are encouraged to meet with NIC advisers Thursday, Dec. 8 at the NIC Sandpoint Center, located at 101 N. 2nd St. in Sandpoint.   Advisers will be available from 4 to 7 p.m. to assist students with admissions processes and registering for fall semester classes. Student ... Read More

NIC graphic design students to exhibit work at Riverwalk in Spokane

Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005
The work of North Idaho College graphic design students will be exhibited at Riverwalk in Spokane during Ignite Community Theatre’s production of Little Women , which runs Dec. 1-5.   Through their coursework in a level-three illustration class, students in NIC’s graphic design program created a visual arts project based on a ... Read More

NIC to present address by Coeur d'Alene Tribal Councilman

Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005
North Idaho College’s Diversity Events Committee is sponsoring a presentation by Coeur d’Alene Tribal Councilman Francis SiJohn at noon Tuesday, Nov. 29 in Molstead Library’s Todd Lecture Hall, on NIC’s main campus.   The presentation during American Indian History Month is this year’s Henry SiJohn American Indian History Address ... Read More

NIC campus closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005
The North Idaho College campus will be closed Nov. 23 through Nov. 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.   NIC’s Molstead Library will reopen at noon Nov. 26. Regular classes will resume Nov. 28. Read More

Few spots remaining for NIC softball hitting clinics

Posted: Monday, Nov. 21, 2005
The North Idaho College softball coaching staff and players will host a three-session hitting clinic from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesdays Nov. 29, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13 at the NIC Hitting Facility, located at Walnut and Seventh streets in Coeur d’Alene.   The in-depth hitting clinic is open to all youths and will be progressive in ... Read More

NIC volleyball players named to All-Region teams

Posted: Monday, Nov. 21, 2005
Several North Idaho College volleyball players were named to All-Region teams in Region 18 of the Scenic West Athletic Conference.   Freshman outside hitter Cintia Alessi of Curitiba, Brazil and sophomore setter Collese Dornan of Fife, Wash., were named to the All-Region first team.   Alessi was selected as the NJCAA ... Read More

NIC's Phi Theta Kappa chapter presents pop culture seminar

Posted: Monday, Nov. 21, 2005
The North Idaho College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two-year colleges, will present a seminar Dec. 1 focused on popular culture.   The seminar 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.”   In ... Read More

NIC Theater Department to hold auditions for ‘Baby with the Bathwater'

Posted: Friday, Nov. 18, 2005
The North Idaho College Theater Department will be holding auditions for its winter production of Baby with the Bathwater Nov. 28 and 29. Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. in Boswell Hall Room 001.   Two men and three women playing characters of various ages are needed. Community members are encouraged to audition.   Baby ... Read More

Timberlake grad selected as Rotary Student of the Month for November

Posted: Friday, Nov. 18, 2005
North Idaho College student Mandolyn Duclos , of Spirit Lake, was selected as November’s Coeur d’Alene Rotary Club Scholar of the Month.   |photo1|Duclos graduated salutatorian from Timberlake High School in 2004 before enrolling at NIC. Last spring, Duclos was appointed as a senator of the Associated Students of NIC. She said she ... Read More

NIC welcomes community to learn about college during Info Night

Posted: Friday, Nov. 18, 2005
Learn about North Idaho College’s programs and services as well as its academic and professional-technical programs during NIC Info Night from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 in the Lake Coeur d’Alene Room of Edminster Student Union Building.   The event is intended to provide an opportunity for community members, parents ... Read More

Northwest Specialty Hospital supports NIC campaign

Posted: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005
Northwest Specialty Hospital showed its support for North Idaho College’s role in helping to provide quality health care in the community by contributing to the NIC Providing Opportunities—Fulfilling Dreams Community Campaign to support new student scholarships and technology and equipment in the new NIC Health and Sciences Building. ... Read More

NIC men's basketball player selected to preseason All-American team

Posted: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005
North Idaho College men’s basketball player Darin Nagle was selected to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I men’s basketball All-American second team in the 2005-2006 preseason.   |photo1|Nagle is a 6-foot-10-inch post/wing from Potlatch High School in Potlatch, Idaho. He is a sophomore, returning for his ... Read More

NIC student newspaper brings home awards

Posted: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005
By NIC student Holly Bowen , winner of a news release writing competition in NIC’s news writing class.   North Idaho College’s student newspaper The Sentinel , its adviser and one of its reporters brought home honors from the National Collegiate Press convention in Kansas City Oct. 26-30.   The Sentinel won a Pacemaker ... Read More

NIC wrestler signs with University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005
North Idaho College returning All-American wrestler Josh Edmondson signed with the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.   Edmondson was a walk-on to the Cardinal wrestling team, redshirting in 2003-2004. He placed third at the 2005 National Junior College Athletic Association national tournament in 2005, his freshman year. He ... Read More

NIC volleyball team finishes regular season ranked fourth in the NJCAA

Posted: Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005
The North Idaho College volleyball team finished the regular season Nov. 9 with a 30-4 record (9-1 in the Scenic West Athletic Conference). The Cardinals tied for first in the SWAC with the No. 1-ranked College of Southern Idaho.   NIC will play the College of Eastern Utah of Price, Utah Friday, Nov. 11 at the Region 18A ... Read More

NIC to jazz up holiday season with fall concert

Posted: Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005
The North Idaho College Jazz Ensemble will team up with the vocal group Jazz Co. to spice up the holiday season with the high-energy jazz concert “Wee Dot” Saturday, Nov. 19.   The NIC Jazz Ensemble is directed by Terry Jones and features NIC students, community members and music educators from throughout the region. The ensemble ... Read More

NIC to present Warren Miller's ski and snowboard film “Higher Ground”

Posted: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005
North Idaho College’s Snowriders Club and Lookout Pass will present the latest winter sports film from Warren Miller Entertainment titled “Higher Ground” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 in NIC’s Boswell Hall Schuler Auditorium.   Warren Miller’s “Higher Ground,” an independent movie slated to visit nearly 200 cities nationwide this ... Read More

NIC men's soccer team misses national berth, finishes 12-2-3

Posted: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005
North Idaho College’s men’s soccer team closed the season 12-2-3, unable to make the berth to nationals in its first year in the National Junior College Athletic Association after Yavapai College defeated the Region 18 champion Cardinals Nov. 5.   NJCAA third-ranked Yavapai beat NIC 4-1, advancing to the nationals Nov. 17-20 in ... Read More

Explore career options during Career Development Week at NIC

Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005
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. 14-18 at NIC.   The NIC Career Center will ... Read More

NIC's Outdoor Pursuits offers Utah desert backpacking trip

Posted: Monday, Nov. 7, 2005
As the weather in northern Idaho turns wet and cold, North Idaho College’s Outdoor Pursuits program is inviting the public to enjoy the warm days and clear nights of southern Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument during a desert backpacking trip Nov. 22-27.   Participants will travel 800 miles by van to Escalante ... Read More

Area middle school students to perform with NIC Symphonic Band

Posted: Friday, Nov. 4, 2005
More than 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. 9.   This annual event brings together eighth-grade band members from area middle schools for a joint performance with peers and mentors.   “This ... Read More

NIC chapter of BPA collecting used cell phones

Posted: Friday, Nov. 4, 2005
The North Idaho College chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) is collecting used cell phones as a part of a statewide BPA community service project for Special Olympics.   Through the Recycle for Special Olympics program, Special Olympics will receive an average of $9 for each working cell phone donated. The funds ... Read More

NIC soccer teams finish regular season on top

Posted: Friday, Nov. 4, 2005
The North Idaho College women’s soccer team finished the regular season with an 11-7-1 record (5-2-1 in the Scenic West Athletic Conference). The Cardinal women finished second in the SWAC, falling 2-1 to Dixie State College in the regional championship match.   Women’s soccer player Meghan Kahnle , a freshman forward from ... Read More

NIC soccer teams finish regular season on top

Posted: Friday, Nov. 4, 2005
The North Idaho College women’s soccer team finished the regular season with an 11-7-1 record (5-2-1 in the Scenic West Athletic Conference). The Cardinal women finished second in the SWAC, falling 2-1 to Dixie State College in the regional championship match.   Women’s soccer player Meghan Kahnle , a freshman forward from ... Read More

Collage exhibit to open in NIC's Corner Gallery

Posted: Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005
An exhibit featuring the collages/assemblages of Spokane Valley artist Rik Nelson will open in the North Idaho College Boswell Hall Corner Gallery Nov. 7.   The exhibit titled Dam: Reflections on the Waste Stream will highlight Nelson’s collages created from materials typically thrown away by consumers.   “Western culture ... Read More

Area high schoolers take home awards from NIC Math Contest

Posted: Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005
North Idaho high school students were presented with numerous awards during the North Idaho College math department’s 24th annual Math Contest Nov. 3.   High school students from Lake City High School, Coeur d’Alene High School, Sandpoint High School, Post Falls High School, Lakeland High School, Kootenai High School, Potlatch ... Read More

Prospective students encouraged to attend NIC's First Fridays

Posted: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005
Those interested in attending North Idaho College are encouraged to attend November’s First Friday campus visitation program Friday, Nov. 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 the Driftwood Bay Room of ... Read More

NIC to honor American Indian History Month with events

Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005
North Idaho College is hosting a variety of events and lectures in honor of American Indian History Month in November.   The following events are sponsored by the NIC Diversity Events Committee:   The first American Indian Film Night presentation will be the film “Little Big Man,” about a centenarian recounting his life in ... Read More

NIC wrestlers distribute 3,000th book through reading program

Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005
The North Idaho College wrestling program distributed its 3,000 th book to a group of first-graders at Winton Elementary School Nov. 1 through the Shirley Parker Reading Program.   The reading program was established in 2000 by the NIC wrestling program in partnership with local auto dealership Parker Toyota in honor of owner Doug ... Read More

NIC to host math competition for area high schoolers

Posted: Monday, Oct. 31, 2005
The North Idaho College math department will host the 24 th annual Math Contest Thursday, Nov. 3 in the Lake Coeur d’Alene Room of Edminster Student Union Building.   High school students from Idaho’s five northern counties and Latah County will participate in this competition, intended to encourage students to take an interest in ... Read More

NIC men's soccer team wins Region 18 title

Posted: Monday, Oct. 31, 2005
The North Idaho College men's soccer team clinched the inaugural Region 18 men's soccer championship Oct. 29 by defeating Colorado Mountain College 5-0.    The Cardinals, playing in soggy fall conditions, dominated the entire match and were led by sophomore Garga Caserta's two goals. Also scoring for the Cards were sophomores ... Read More

NIC photography instructor's work to be featured in Cottage Gallery

Posted: Monday, Oct. 31, 2005
The work of North Idaho College Photography Instructor Philip Corlis will be on exhibit in the Cottage Gallery in downtown Coeur d’Alene through November.   The opening reception for the exhibit will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 at the Cottage Gallery, located at 1520 Sherman Ave.   |photo1|The black and white ... Read More

NIC Popcorn Forum to feature representative of the 9/11 Commission

Posted: Friday, Oct. 28, 2005
|photo1|Erin Smith, the senior assistant to the president of the 9/11 Commission’s Discourse Project, will speak on “The 9/11 Commission: A Look Behind the Scenes” during a North Idaho College Popcorn Forum presentation at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4 in the Lake Coeur d’Alene Room of NIC’s Edminster Student Union Building.   Smith will ... Read More

NIC Board of Trustees meeting schedule changes

Posted: Friday, Oct. 28, 2005
At the Oct. 26 North Idaho College Board of Trustees meeting, the board voted to cancel its November meeting and hold one meeting in December.    The rescheduled meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 in the Driftwood Bay Room of Edminster Student Union Building.  The Nov. 30 and Dec. 21 NIC Board of Trustees ... Read More

Rising above: NIC student overcomes learning disability to succeed in both school and life

Posted: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005
Cindy Taylor, 36, of Wallace was working as a certified nurse’s assistant when someone said to her she had a knack for nursing and encouraged her to return to school in pursuit of a nursing degree.   Her confidence high, Taylor enrolled at North Idaho College in 2003, leaping from an 11-year career as a nurse’s assistant to a ... Read More

NIC Nursing Department to hold admissions information sessions

Posted: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005
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 five information sessions being held during fall semester at NIC.   Students must have completed the prerequisites for the Registered Nursing or Practical ... Read More

NIC men's soccer team get votes in both NJCAA and NSCAA polls

Posted: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005
The North Idaho College men's soccer team (11-1-3 overall, 5-0-1 in the Scenic West Athletic Conference) continues to be ranked in the top 20 in the nation for the third week in a row in both the National Junior College Athletic Association and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America polls released today.    The top ... Read More

Still time to register for NIC men's basketball shooting clinic

Posted: Monday, Oct. 24, 2005
North Idaho College men’s basketball players and coaching staff as well as other coaches from throughout the region will lead a Cardinal Shooting Clinic Oct. 29, helping basketball players improve their shooting skills.   The clinic will cover basic shooting techniques and participants will receive individual instruction to ... Read More

NIC to present on the military aspects of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Posted: Friday, Oct. 21, 2005
The significance of the Lewis and Clark Expedition being formed as a military unit will be reinforced when local historians Robert Singletary and Mark Weadick discuss the military aspects of the expedition at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in Molstead Library’s Todd Lecture Hall on North Idaho College’s main campus.   When President ... Read More

NIC Outdoor Pursuits, Vertical Earth present Halloween-themed bike race

Posted: Friday, Oct. 21, 2005
Ghouls, ghosts and goblins won’t only come out to trick-or-treat this year. They’ll also be riding their bikes throughout Coeur d’Alene Oct. 29 during the Halloween Bike Festival, cosponsored by North Idaho College’s Outdoor Pursuits and Vertical Earth.   The event will include a cyclocross race from noon to 1 p.m. on a pavement ... Read More

Shriners Hospitals trustee to speak at NIC Booster Club luncheon

Posted: Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005
Shriners Hospitals for Children Board of Trustee Bob Smith will be the featured speaker at the North Idaho College Booster Club luncheon at noon Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Hot Rod Café in Post Falls.    Smith will present a short video about a world-class athlete while speaking about patients and former patients who have overcome ... Read More

Final session of 'The People's Law School' series begins Nov. 3

Posted: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005
The deadline for enrollment in the final session of North Idaho College’s “The People’s Law School” is Thursday, Oct. 27. "The People’s Law School” series of noncredit community education classes this fall were designed as an introduction to the law, giving participants a basic understanding of legal rights and how to effectively ... Read More

Awards presented for NIC's United Way Chili Cook-Off

Posted: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005
North Idaho College recently wrapped up its 13 th annual United Way Chili Cook-Off as a fundraiser for United Way of Kootenai County.   |photo1|A total of 11 teams participated in the chili cook-off dressing, decorating and creating chili concoctions to the theme “Chili of the World.”   More than 200 people attended the ... Read More

NIC to pack the house Oct. 29 for volleyball/wrestling matches

Posted: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005
Community members are invited to help North Idaho College Pack the House during a day full of athletics events at NIC Saturday, Oct. 29.   The day’s events will kick off with NIC’s All-Class Baseball Reunion at 2:30 p.m. in Christianson Gym. Former NIC baseball players and coaches will be honored. The NIC Athletics Department is ... Read More

NIC men's soccer team retains spot in national polls

Posted: Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005
The North Idaho College men's soccer team (11-1-3 overall, 5-0-1 SWAC) was ranked in the top 20 in the nation for the second week in a row in the NJCAA Division I national soccer poll released Oct. 18. Mercer County Community College in Trenton, NJ was ranked No. 1 followed by Louisburg College in Louisburg, NC and Yavapai College in ... Read More

Hastings donates $1,800 to NIC Adult Basic Education program

Posted: Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005
|photo1|Hastings presented North Idaho College with a check in support of NIC’s Adult Basic Education program. More than $1,800 was raised through change bins stationed at each cash register in the Appleway store. The money will be used to purchase low-level reading curriculum, provide scholarships for GED testing and to support other ... Read More

Men's soccer team clinches inaugural Scenic West Athletic Conference title

Posted: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005
The NIC men's soccer team closed out Scenic West conference play Oct. 15 with a dramatic 2-1 overtime win against Salt Lake Community College. Sophomore Garga Caserta tied the match with 44 seconds left to play on a penalty kick after freshman midfielder John Prugh drew a foul just inside the Salt Lake penalty area. Sophomore forward ... Read More

NIC to host all-class baseball reunion

Posted: Friday, Oct. 14, 2005
North Idaho College Athletics wants to celebrate the history of the NIC baseball program by honoring former NIC baseball players and coaches during the All-Class NIC Baseball Reunion Saturday, Oct. 29. NIC is currently seeking former NIC baseball players to participate in the reunion. Events will include a reception for all former ... Read More

NIC Theater Department to present fall production of Sylvia

Posted: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005
The North Idaho College Theater Department's fall production opens Oct. 27 with Sylvia, a funny and moving play about a man, his dog and his midlife crisis. “It's easy to see why this play is so popular,” said NIC Theater Director Joe Jacoby. “It's worth doing because it's beautifully written and it's an extremely funny comedy, so ... Read More

NIC men's soccer team earns first-ever national ranking

Posted: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005
The North Idaho College men's soccer team (10-1-3 overall, 4-0-1 SWAC) was ranked in the top 20 in the nation in the NJCAA Division I national soccer poll released Oct. 11. Mercer County Community College in Trenton, N.J. was ranked No. 1, followed by Louisburg College in Louisburg, N.C. and Yavapai College in Prescott, Ariz.   ... Read More

NIC presents photo/testimony project on U.S. policy in Nicaragua

Posted: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005
U.S. policy in Nicaragua during the contra war will be the topic of a photo slide show and testimony project presented at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 in Molstead Library's Todd Lecture Hall, on North Idaho College's main campus. In the 1980s, the United States supported a proxy army in Nicaragua, “the contras,” with the objective of ... Read More

NIC Residence Hall advisers oversee resident life on campus

Posted: Monday, Oct. 10, 2005
North Idaho College's Residence Hall is nearly full this year with 189 student residents in the facility that has 194 resident beds. Six resident advisers and one senior resident adviser in the NIC Residence Hall provide all live-in support for residents under the direction of NIC Director of Residence Life Yong Choo, who is in his ... Read More

Change made to NIC volleyball schedule

Posted: Monday, Oct. 10, 2005
A change has been made to the North Idaho College volleyball schedule.   The game versus Dixie State College scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 5 at home has been moved up from 3 p.m. to 11 a.m. in NIC's Christianson Gym.   Click here to view the updated NIC volleyball schedule . Read More

NIC men's basketball to present shooting clinic

Posted: Friday, Oct. 7, 2005
North Idaho College men's basketball players and coaching staff as well as other coaches from throughout the region will lead a Cardinal Shooting Clinic Oct. 29, helping basketball players improve their shooting skills. The clinic will cover basic shooting techniques and participants will receive individual instruction to improve ... Read More

NIC prepares for United Way Chili Cook-Off

Posted: Friday, Oct. 7, 2005
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 13th annual event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 in the Lake Coeur d'Alene Room of the Edminster Student Union Building. Visitors to the chili ... Read More

Monk to speak about Tibetan government at NIC

Posted: Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005
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 noon Tuesday, Oct. 11 in Molstead Library's Todd Lecture Hall, on North Idaho College's main campus. Phelgye was born in Tibet's ... Read More

NIC to present an evening with the David Thompson Mountain Men

Posted: Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005
Northern Idaho's era of exploration, trading posts and fur traders will come alive again when local historians Robert Singletary and Mark Weadick bring back the world of the David Thompson Mountain Men. The presentation, An Evening with David Thompson's Mountain Men, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 in Molstead Library's Todd ... Read More

NIC Columbus Day presentation to explore historical inaccuracies

Posted: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005
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 will present The Real Columbus at noon Monday, Oct. 10 in the Lake Coeur d'Alene Room of Edminster Student ... Read More

Native American actors to perform at NIC through Popcorn Forum

Posted: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005
A play writing project involving students from the Coeur d'Alene Tribal School in Desmet, Idaho will culminate with the performance of the children's one-act plays by professional Native American actors at a 1 p.m. Popcorn Forum Monday, Oct. 10 in North Idaho College's Schuler Auditorium. A total of 10 sixth- through eighth-grade ... Read More

NIC athletics director selected women's basketball standing committee

Posted: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005
|photo1|North Idaho College Athletics Director Al Williams was recently selected to be a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Standing Committee for Women's Division I Basketball. In this role, Williams will enforce NJCAA compliance rules, assist with All-American team selections and help to improve ... Read More

NIC Foundation announces new board members

Posted: Monday, Oct. 3, 2005
The North Idaho College Foundation Board of Directors recently announced several new members who have joined the board during the 2005-2006 academic year. The all-volunteer board of directors oversees the NIC Foundation, the college's private fundraising division. The multimillion dollar foundation provides supplemental support to ... Read More

NIC presents outdoor adventure film

Posted: Friday, Sept. 30, 2005
North Idaho College's Outdoor Pursuits program is presenting the outdoor adventure film Booter Crunk at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 in NIC's Boswell Hall Schuler Auditorium. The film takes the viewer through the exposed mountains of Europe, Alaska, Tahoe, Utah and Oregon. The filmmaker Rage Films, based in Bend, Ore., worked on more ... Read More

From cooking to tennis to massage therapy, NIC Food Services worker enjoys working with his hands

Posted: Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005
Matt Thurley may not be good with remembering names and faces. But when it comes to muscles and tension, his hands will remember you. “It's strange because I won't remember until I touch the client I'm massaging and then all of a sudden I can remember every tense muscle and problem area that person has,” Thurley said. “I might not ... Read More

Change made to NIC women's soccer schedule

Posted: Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005
A change has been made to the North Idaho College women’s soccer schedule. The women’s soccer game versus Western Nevada Community College scheduled for Oct. 8 at home has been moved up from noon to 11 a.m. Read More

Change made to NIC men's soccer schedule

Posted: Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005
A change has been made to the North Idaho College men’s soccer schedule. The men’s district playoff game with the Region 1 winner versus the Region 18 winner will be Nov. 5, not Nov. 4 as was listed on the original schedule. The game will be played at the home of the Region 1 champion. Read More

NIC offers classes through ‘The People's Law School'

Posted: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005
North Idaho College's Workforce Training Center is offering a series of noncredit community education classes this fall called “The People's Law School,” an introduction to the law designed to give participants a basic understanding of legal rights and how to effectively resolve legal issues when they arise. The classes will be ... Read More

Prospective students encouraged to attend NIC's First Fridays

Posted: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005
Those interested in attending North Idaho College are encouraged to attend October's First Friday campus visitation program Friday, Oct. 7. The First Fridays program offers prospective students the opportunity to visit campus and learn about NIC's programs and services. Visitors will meet in the Driftwood Bay Room of Edminster ... Read More

NIC volleyball team moves up NJCAA national poll

Posted: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005
The North Idaho College volleyball team (22-3) moved up one spot to fifth in today's National Junior College Athletic Association Division I volleyball poll.   The Cardinals were ranked ninth in the nation in the Sept. 13 and jumped to sixth the following week.   The College of Southern Idaho (33-1) in Twin Falls was ranked ... Read More

Eastern Washington volleyball coach to speak at NIC Booster Club luncheon

Posted: Monday, Sept. 26, 2005
Eastern Washington University head volleyball coach Wade Benson will be the featured speaker at the North Idaho College Booster Club luncheon at noon Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the Outback Steakhouse in Coeur d'Alene.  Benson is beginning his sixth season as volleyball coach at EWU. Under his direction, the Eagles have won the Big Sky ... Read More

Pastel exhibit to open in NIC's Corner Gallery

Posted: Monday, Sept. 26, 2005
A pastel exhibit featuring the drawings and paintings of regional artist Pauline Anderson Haas will open in the North Idaho College Boswell Hall Corner Gallery Oct. 3. The exhibit titled Impressions - Expressions Past and Present will highlight pastels created by Haas, professor of art emeritus at Whitworth College in Spokane, and be ... Read More

NIC offers free self defense class Sept. 26

Posted: Friday, Sept. 23, 2005
Learn how to recognize and avoid danger during “Safe In Your Own Skin,” a self defense workshop, from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 in the Lake Coeur d'Alene Room of North Idaho College's Edminster Student Union Building. The workshop will be led by Greg Beeman, a veteran law enforcement trainer and black belt in martial arts. ... Read More

NJCAA poll ranks NIC volleyball team sixth in the nation

Posted: Friday, Sept. 23, 2005
North Idaho College volleyball team (19-3) moved up from ninth to sixth in the nation in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I  volleyball poll released Sept. 20.   The College of Southern Idaho (28-1) in Twin Falls was ranked No. 1 in the poll followed by Miami Dade College in Miami, Fla., and Western ... Read More

NIC offers grant writing workshop Oct. 13-14

Posted: Friday, Sept. 23, 2005
North Idaho College Community Education in partnership with Grant Writing USA will present a two-day writing workshop Oct. 13 and 14 to help participants develop grant writing skills. The workshop will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 and 14 in Post Falls. Both beginning and experienced grant writers are encouraged to ... Read More

NIC to celebrate opening of Health and Sciences Building

Posted: Friday, Sept. 23, 2005
Community members are invited to help celebrate the completion of the North Idaho College Health and Sciences Building with a grand opening celebration at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 in the plaza in front of the new facility. The event will include an appearance by Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne, among other dignitaries. Tours of the new ... Read More

NIC's Outdoor Pursuits offers women's backpacking trip

Posted: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005
North Idaho College's Outdoor Pursuits program is offering an all-women's backpacking trip through the Selkirk Crest trailhead north of Sandpoint Oct. 1 and 2. Participants on the trip will experience mountain and rocky terrain and great views of mountain lakes. Backpacking experience is not required and the trip is open to ... Read More

NIC community education classes open for enrollment

Posted: Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005
There's still time to enroll in two several community education classes offered through the North Idaho College Workforce Training Center in October. “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 in Boswell Hall Room 138, on NIC's main campus in Coeur d'Alene. The course teaches participants how ... Read More

NIC hosts events in celebration of International Day of Peace

Posted: Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005
When North Idaho College alumnus Josh Misner learned that Idaho had not officially declared Sept. 21 a Day of Peace in Idaho, he decided to do something about it. The International Day of Peace was established by a United Nations resolution in 1982, to coincide with the opening of the general assembly, as a day to promote the ideals ... Read More

Harmonica legend Norton Buffalo to perform at NIC Oct. 1

Posted: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005
|photo1|Well-known musician Norton Buffalo will headline “An Evening with Norton Buffalo” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 in North Idaho College's Boswell Hall Schuler Auditorium. Buffalo will perform with two groups the night of the event, playing rhythm and blues with his band The Knockouts and folk, country and world music in an ... Read More

NIC enrollment down 3 percent for fall 2005 despite a jump in new students

Posted: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005
North Idaho College posted a 3.2 percent drop in enrollment for the fall of 2005, despite areas of major growth, such as in new students and in dual enrollment. Fall enrollment of 4,373 students, a decrease of 146 students, can largely be attributed to a strong economy and flourishing job market, according to NIC President Michael ... Read More

Workshops offered in Bonners Ferry and Sandpoint to assist adults in enrolling in college

Posted: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005
Have you ever thought about attending college, but didn't know where to start? The Educational Opportunity Center of Northern Idaho (EOC) is offering “Dare to Dream” workshops in Bonners Ferry and Sandpoint to help make dreams come true for dozens of North Idaho adults interested in enrolling in college. The workshops will include ... Read More

Kootenai Charities contributes to NIC scholarship

Posted: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005
|photo1|North Idaho College Foundation Executive Director Rayelle Anderson and NIC President Michael Burke accept a check for $1,000 from Craig Frei and John Goedde of Kootenai Charities, Inc. The funds will provide two $500 scholarships, one for an academic student and one for a professional-technical student, for the 2005-2006 ... Read More

NJCAA poll ranks NIC volleyball team ninth in the nation

Posted: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005
The North Idaho College volleyball team (15-3) was ranked ninth in the nation in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I volleyball poll released today. The College of Southern Idaho (22-1) in Twin Falls was ranked No. 1 in the poll followed by Miami Dade College in Miami, Fla., and Western Nebraska Community ... Read More

Workshops offered in the Silver Valley to assist adults in enrolling in college

Posted: Monday, Sept. 12, 2005
Have you ever thought about attending college, but didn't know where to start? The Educational Opportunity Center of Northern Idaho (EOC) is offering two “Dare to Dream” workshops in Kellogg to help make dreams come true for dozens of North Idaho adults interested in enrolling in college. The workshops will include information on ... Read More

A cappella group The Standards to perform at NIC Sept. 24

Posted: Friday, Sept. 9, 2005
The Standards, a group of five brothers originally from Twin Falls, Idaho, will perform in a concert Saturday, Sept. 24 to help raise money for North Idaho College athletics. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in NIC's Boswell Hall Schuler Auditorium. |photo1|The brothers, who range in age from 23 to 32 and now live in Nashville ... Read More

NIC nursing instructor named to Idaho State Board of Nursing

Posted: Friday, Sept. 9, 2005
|photo1|North Idaho College Nursing Instructor Janine Baxter was recently appointed by Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne to the Idaho State Board of Nursing. Baxter will serve a four-year term on the board, helping to fulfill the organization's mission to regulate nursing practice and education to safeguard public health, safety and ... Read More

NIC to offer chance to meet athletes during open house

Posted: Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005
North Idaho College athletes and coaching staffs from all collegiate sports will be on hand to visit with families and kids during “Meet the Athletes,” an NIC athletics open house, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 in NIC's Christianson Gym. Athletes from NIC's men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, wrestling ... Read More

NIC Latino Club purchases books for Honduran kids

Posted: Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005
The members of the North Idaho College Latino Club knew they were giving a powerful gift when they decided to donate proceeds of a fundraiser to a charitable cause. But when another student suggested a project close to her own heart, the fundraiser became more of a mission. |photo1|“The project became very, very meaningful to the ... Read More

Workshop offered in Coeur d'Alene to assist adults in enrolling in college

Posted: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005
Have you ever thought about attending college, but didn't know where to start? The Educational Opportunity Center of Northern Idaho (EOC) is offering a “Dare to Dream” workshop to help make dreams come true for dozens of North Idaho adults interested in enrolling in college. The workshop will include information on various career ... Read More

NIC offers classes through ‘The People's Law School'

Posted: Friday, Sept. 2, 2005
Studying law is not a common hobby. Most people don't shuffle through mounds of legal books to educate themselves in preparation for a legal situation they might someday face. Now they don't have to. North Idaho College's Workforce Training Center is offering a series of noncredit community education classes this fall through “The ... Read More

NIC's Outdoor Pursuits to offer kayaking clinics

Posted: Friday, Sept. 2, 2005
Beginners and experienced kayakers alike are encouraged to take part in a series of kayaking clinics offered by NIC's Outdoor Pursuits. Whitewater kayaking clinics will be Wednesdays Sept. 7 and 21 beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the NIC beach. The clinics will teach kayakers basic paddling and rolling techniques as well as more ... Read More

Lake Coeur d'Alene cruise to benefit NIC athletics

Posted: Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005
The North Idaho College Booster Club is kicking off the 2005-2006 athletics season with a sunset cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8. Let's Go Cruisin' will include refreshments and a chance to meet this season's Cardinal coaches and team captains during a pre-cruise function from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the ... Read More

NIC campus to close for Labor Day

Posted: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005
North Idaho College will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in honor of Labor Day.   Normal college 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. 6.   NIC's Molstead Library will also be closed Sept. 3-5 in observance of the holiday. Read More

NIC Alumni Association awards $3,500 in scholarships

Posted: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005
People say to Rebecca Nixon all the time… “I don't know how you do it.” The Lake City High School graduate is completing her second year at North Idaho College in the pharmacy technology program while working 60 hours per week and raising her four children, 9-year-old Stephanie, 5-year-old Harmony, 3-year-old Julie, who is deaf, and ... Read More

NIC division chair to lead Idaho Humanities Council book discussion

Posted: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005
Virginia Johnson, chair of the North Idaho College Communication, Fine Arts and Humanities Division, will lead a book discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8. at the Post Falls Library, located at 821 N. Spokane St. Johnson will lead a group discussion on Ivan Doig's first book “This House of Sky.” Doig, an award-winning western ... Read More

NIC women's basketball team earns academic honors

Posted: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005
The North Idaho College women's basketball team was named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association 2004-2005 Top 25 Team Honor Roll for the Junior College/Community College Division. The team's average GPA for the season was 3.147. Awards recognize teams nationwide with the highest GPAs based on nominations submitted by ... Read More

NIC Community Education courses still open for enrollment

Posted: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005
Several North Idaho College community education courses starting in October at the Silver Valley Center in Kellogg are still open for enrollment. Because these courses were confirmed after the printed Workforce Training Center catalog was mailed to all households in Kootenai County, they are not listed in the current edition of the ... Read More

NIC Alumni Association honors outstanding alumni

Posted: Friday, Aug. 26, 2005
The North Idaho College Alumni Association recently named this year's outstanding alumni awards recipients. |photo1| Jason Bay, '98, was recently honored with the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award for achievements in his Major League Baseball career. The Distinguished Alumni award is the association's most prestigious award ... Read More

NIC Theater Department to hold auditions for fall play ‘Heidi'

Posted: Friday, Aug. 26, 2005
The North Idaho College Theater Department will be holding auditions for its fall production of Heidi Sept. 12 and 13. Auditions will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Boswell Hall Schuler Auditorium. Six men and eight women playing characters ages 20 to 50 are needed. The cast also requires two girls playing 8- to 11-year-olds and two ... Read More

Community members encouraged to join NIC choirs

Posted: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005
North Idaho College's choral groups are beginning rehearsals for fall semester. The first rehearsal for the NIC Concert Choir will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30 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. There is no audition ... Read More

NIC soccer coach to speak at NIC Booster Club luncheon

Posted: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005
North Idaho College men's and women's soccer head coach Dan Hogan will be the featured speaker at the NIC Booster Club luncheon at noon Tuesday, Aug. 30 at the Fort Grounds Tavern, located at 705 River Ave. in Coeur d'Alene.   Hogan will speak about the move of NIC's soccer programs from the Northwest Athletic Association of ... Read More

Students 25 and older to be welcomed to NIC with reception

Posted: Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005
North Idaho College's Center for New Directions is sponsoring an Adult Student Reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 in the Blue Creek/Echo Bay Room of NIC's Edminster Student Union Building. The purpose of the Adult Student Reception is to welcome new 25-and-older students to NIC and familiarize them with campus and help ... Read More

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

Posted: Monday, Aug. 22, 2005
|photo1|North Idaho College student Sabine Krier , of St. Maries, Idaho, was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. Krier 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 ... Read More

NIC Business and Office Technology instructor receives state award

Posted: Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005
North Idaho College Business and Office Technology Instructor Kathie O'Brien was selected as the 2005 Idaho Postsecondary Business Teacher of the Year by the Idaho Business Education Association. The Idaho Business Education Association is the professional association for business educators in Idaho. The award was presented at the ... Read More

NIC to welcome new students with cruise, beach barbecue

Posted: Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005
North Idaho College will welcome new students to campus with the New Student Welcome Cruise and Barbecue Friday, Aug. 26 on the NIC beach.   The event, sponsored by Mountain West Bank, is free to all new, incoming NIC students and includes a cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene from 3 to 5 p.m. followed by a barbecue on the beach at 5 ... Read More

St. Maries/Worley classes still open for enrollment

Posted: Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005
Several North Idaho College distance education courses are still open for enrollment in St. Maries and Worley. Child Health and Safety , a three-credit class, is available from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Maries High School. The class will be broadcast through interactive video conferencing technology to the satellite site in St ... Read More

NIC's Outdoor Pursuits encourages climbing community to give back

Posted: Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005
North Idaho College's Outdoor Pursuits, in conjunction with the Kootenai Klimbers and the 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. 10. This event is part of Adopt-A-Crag Day, a ... Read More

Sandpoint/Bonners Ferry classes still open for enrollment

Posted: Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005
Several North Idaho College distance education courses are still open for enrollment in Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry. Intro to Word Processing , a one-credit class, will be taught on site from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. Tuesdays at the NIC Sandpoint Center. Infancy and Mid-Child Development , three credits, is available from 6 to 9 p.m ... Read More

Post Falls/Rathdrum classes still open for enrollment

Posted: Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005
Several North Idaho College distance education courses are still open for enrollment in Post Falls and Rathdrum. Lakeland High School students are encouraged to sign up for two dual credit courses offered through interactive video conferencing. Intro to Psychology , a three-credit class, is available from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. Monday ... Read More

Silver Valley classes still open for enrollment

Posted: Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005
Several North Idaho College distance education courses are still open for enrollment in the Silver Valley. Intro to World Processing , a one-credit class, will be taught from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at the Silver Valley Center. The following courses will be broadcast to the Silver Valley from NIC's main campus through the use of ... Read More

NIC Foundation director named to state women's commission

Posted: Monday, Aug. 15, 2005
|photo1|North Idaho College Foundation Executive Director Rayelle Anderson was recently appointed by Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne to the Idaho Women's Commission. The commission is focused on examining women and family issues throughout the state and communicating the concerns of their communities to policy makers and administrators in ... Read More

Lakeland School District partners with NIC to offer dual credit in the high schools

Posted: Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005
Most students participate in dual credit to get a head start on their careers.   In fact, that's the primary goal of the dual credit program, to give high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to enroll in North Idaho College classes for both high school and college credit. “It's an ideal partnership because we're helping ... Read More

NIC announces new radiography technology program

Posted: Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005
The Idaho State Board of Education approved a proposal Thursday, giving North Idaho College the okay to offer a new radiography technology program. “We're very pleased to have the opportunity to offer this program at NIC,” said NIC Vice President for Instruction Jerry Gee. “The need is definitely there, and we're answering the health ... Read More

Local engineering firm pledges $88,000 to NIC campaign

Posted: Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005
Brant Morris' roots in St. Maries go back three generations. His father and grandfather both grew up in Benewah County and attended St. Maries High School, as did Brant, a 1977 graduate. The family believes in community and education, which is why through his company Inland Northwest Consultants, Morris made a contribution to ... Read More

NIC president selected to AACC executive committee

Posted: Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005
|photo1|North Idaho College President Michael Burke was recently selected to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Presidents Academy Executive Committee. Burke was selected to the committee through a national election by administrators of community colleges. He will serve as the representative for the western United ... Read More

Register now for three-on-three tournament

Posted: Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005
Basketball players are encouraged to register their team for the Coeur d'Alene Shootout, a three-on-three basketball tournament Aug. 27 and 28 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 ... Read More

Advisers available to meet with students in Kellogg

Posted: Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005
Current and prospective North Idaho College students are encouraged to meet with NIC advisers Thursday, Aug. 11 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 ... Read More

Advisers available to meet with students in Sandpoint

Posted: Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005
Current and prospective North Idaho College students are encouraged to meet with NIC advisers Wednesday, Aug. 10 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 ... Read More

Blue Cross Foundation contributes to NIC community campaign

Posted: Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005
Blue Cross of Idaho showed its commitment to education recently through a $5,000 gift to the NIC Providing Opportunities—Fulfilling Dreams Community Campaign in support of technology and equipment needs for the NIC Health and Sciences Building.   “We recognize the important role nurses play in the delivery of quality health care ... Read More

NIC student newspaper honored as national finalist in two categories

Posted: Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005
The Sentinel, a student-produced newspaper at North Idaho College, was one of three contenders in each of two national student journalism categories.   After winning first place in the five-state Northwest Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) competition, The Sentinel was selected as a finalist in the categories of best ... Read More

Longtime NIC instructor, coach passes away

Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2005
|photo1|Longtime North Idaho College instructor and coach Robert Michael “Mike” Bundy, 64, passed away July 7 from prostate cancer at his home in Coeur d'Alene.   Bundy touched the lives of many students and athletes in his more than 30 years at NIC.   “Mike Bundy dedicated his career to North Idaho College and he will be ... Read More

NIC coaches and players to lead summer basketball camp

Posted: Monday, July 11, 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 softball team earns academic honors

Posted: Thursday, July 7, 2005
The North Idaho College softball team was named Spring Academic Team of the Year by the National Junior College Athletic Association.   The team's average GPA for the season was 3.16. Teams must earn an average 3.0 GPA to qualify for the honor.   In addition, sophomore third baseman Erin Johnson of Coeur d'Alene was named as ... Read More

NIC holds information night for professional-technical programs

Posted: Thursday, July 7, 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

NIC Workforce Training Center enrollment up 37 percent

Posted: Thursday, July 7, 2005
North Idaho College's Workforce Training Center posted a 37 percent increase in enrollment for fiscal year 2005. “The enrollment growth at NIC reflects our commitment to meet the diverse needs of our communities, neighbors and business and industry who serve them,” said NIC President Michael Burke. “We are their community college ... Read More

NIC announces Dean's List for spring semester

Posted: Wednesday, July 6, 2005
North Idaho College recently announced the Dean's List for spring semester 2005. 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: Brenda Cook, Lisa Gibson, Victoria Holmes, Timothy Kyker, Molly ... Read More

Hayden Lake couple wins $200,000 grand prize house

Posted: Wednesday, July 6, 2005
A record 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. Though none of the top four winners were in the crowd, more than $250,000 in prizes was given away at the 12th annual event, including the $200,000 custom house built by ... Read More

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

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