Week’sWorth Newsletter of Weekly Events Week of May 14, 2012
Campus News NIC recognizes outstanding faculty, staff with annual awards
Beware of phishing scam Several outstanding NIC
staff and faculty members
A false email claiming to need your
were honored with achieve-
username and password has been deliv- ment awards during the NIC
ered to many campus employee email Employee Awards Breakfast
accounts. This is what’s known as a May 11. Pictured, from left, are
phishing scam. If you replied to this NIC President Priscilla Bell,
email, please contact the NIC Help Foundation President-elect
Desk at Ext. 3280. John Young, Dean of Students
An official NIC communication Linda Michal, Trustee Mic Ar-
from any department will never ask for mon, Information and Metrics
your password. Analyst Suzie Deane and Brad
Cabinet meeting notes available Hunter of STCU. Not Pictured:
Systems Administrator Jimmie
Notes from the May 8 President’s O'Harra. For the full story, click
Cabinet meeting have been posted to here.
the President’s Page. Items covered in-
clude a one-time allotment for expen- Pictured, from left,
ditures, possible City Link route reduc- are Brad Hunter
tions, and registration changes. of STCU, NIC
Student Activities, Student President Priscilla
Development to merge Bell, Foundation
The announcement was made ear- John Young,
lier this month that Dean Bennett, di- Trustee Mic Ar-
rector of Student Activities will retire mon, English/Hu-
on July 30. manities Instructor
After numerous conversations with Bob Bennett,
the Student Activities staff and other Carpentry Instruc-
campus stakeholders, Alex Harris has tor David McRae,
graciously agreed to take on additional and Math Instruc-
responsibilities under his current title of tor John Klassen.
director of Student Development. Alex
Harris’ expanded role will begin Aug. 1.
“This reorganization allows us to
use salary savings to address student Kudos
needs and goals that the Student Ac-
tivities staff have had for several years,” POST-approved NIC Basic Patrol Academy holds spring graduation
said Sheldon Nord, vice president for The POST-approved Basic
Student Services. “We are appreciative Patrol Academy graduated
to all those who were involved in this 10 new officers on May 4,
decision and believe that this reorgani- including, back row, from
zation will allow us to better serve NIC left: Samuel Kohl, of Athol;
students.” Brian Michels, of Coeur
d’Alene; Cody Robertson,
Condolences to Sielaff family of Spokane Valley; Chris-
topher Sabin, of Bonners
The NIC family sends its deep-
Ferry; Michael Stegner,
est condolences to NIC College
of Clarkston, Wash. Front
Skills Instructor Cynthia Sielaff
Row: Gregory Baker, Coeur
and her family. Cynthia’s husband,
d’Alene; Lianna Boni, Post
David Sielaff, passed away on April Falls; Brian Harrison, Coeur
28. David worked at various posi- d’Alene; Tanner Veillette,
tions at the college over the past 13 Post Falls; and Alexander
years. Shaw, Sandpoint.
Campus News Kudos
Hubbard leaving NIC
NIC Collision Repair Technology students win state awards
Assistant Director of Human Re-
sources Karen Hubbard is leaving NIC Students of
at the end of June. Hubbard’s husband NIC's Collision
has accepted a position in the Seattle Repair Technology
area, and they will be moving over the program took home
summer. A search committee is being es- silver and bronze
tablished now to fill the executive direc- medals from the
tor position as well as the assistant direc- annual Idaho Skills
tor position in HR by the end of June. USA competition in
Boise in April.
Northwest Blvd. to be paved NIC competed
Crews plan to install the loop for among 20 other col-
the traffic signal and then pave the por- lege contestants in
tion of Northwest Boulevard where the hands-on categories
new signal will be installed at River Av- including small dent
enue Monday, May 14. Crews will like- repair, estimating,
ly work into the evening on Monday to structural analy-
complete the paving. sis, plastic repair
,and welding. Par- Collision Repair Technology students recently placed in the
Make software requests for fall ticipants were also 2012 Skills USA state competition. Pictured are Ryan Hanley,
Molstead Computer Lab and In- judged on their per- instructor Calvin DeHaas, and Gavin Krieg.
structional Technology Services super- formance on a writ-
visors are now accepting new software ten test, interview, and resume.
installation requests and lab reserva- Ryan Hanley, of Post Falls, took home the silver medal in the competition.
tion requests for the fall 2012 term. Gavin Krieg, of Post Falls, took home the bronze medal.
All requests such as licensing and As the only one-year program in the state, NIC is typically the underdog go-
software must be in by July 27. All lab ing into the competition against two-year schools, said Calvin DeHaas, NIC Col-
reservations are on a first-come, first- lision Repair Technology instructor. Collision Repair Technology is a 10-month
served basis and must be reserved by professional-technical program at NIC.
using a request form or by email to the
computer lab supervisor.
Email or call Shelley Cobetto, Mol-
stead Computer Lab supervisor, with
any inquiries, software requests, or class
reservations for the Molstead Computer
Lab at Ext. 3380 or shelley_cobetto@
nic.edu. For software installations for
specific campus computer labs, contact
Steve Taylor at Ext. 7832 or steve_tay-
Free Math Boot Camp offered
Students who have applied
to NIC and also completed the
COMPASS Pre-Algebra Placement
Test with a score of 0-44 are invited
to take concentrated math instruc-
tion to prepare them for college or
program-appropriate level math. Faculty members honored at Tenure and Sabbatical Reception
Instruction is provided from Congratulations to the newly tenured faculty! Pictured are faculty and well-
9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Wednes- wishers, from left: Vice President Jim Perez, Tim Straw, Tony Christensen, Lonnie
days, and Thursdays July 10 through Raaum, Kathy Lewis, Richard Tanksley, Mary Jule Roletto Gabiou, Carrie Gibson,
Aug. 2 in the Hedlund Building. Anja Fredericks, Dale Arrington, Shellie Son, and President Priscilla Bell. Not pic-
Information: Mary Edwards at Ext. tured are Audrey Cameron, Paul Chivvis, Erin Davis, Keith Dionne, Jeremy Dodge,
5099 or email mary_edwards@nic. and John Trombold
edu. For an application, click here. And congratulations to Kim Johnson on her half-time sabbatical for 2012-2013.
Sign up now for NIC Group Students ‘Reach for New Heights’ in national leadership conference
Night at Avista Stadium Eight student
NIC Group Night with the Spokane members of Busi-
Indians will be held at 6:30 p.m. Satur- ness Professionals
day, June 16 at Avista Stadium. All em- of America earned
ployees are invited to watch the Indians multiple honors
take on the Vancouver Canadians for at the “Reach for
$9 per ticket. Also, enjoy Yoke’s Family New Heights” 2012
Feast Night for $1. To order tickets, call National Leader-
(509) 343-6886 or order online here. ship Conference in
Chicago, which was
Enjoy Mother’s Day in the Park held April 24-29.
Bring mom and the family to the BPA is a na-
annual NIC Mother’s Day Concert pre- tional organization
sented by the NIC Music Department that prepares stu-
in Coeur d’Alene City Park at 2 p.m. dents to succeed in
Sunday, May 13. The free concert will their chosen career.
feature music from the NIC Wind Sym- NIC’s BPA chapter
phony and Chamber Singers. members joined col-
A holiday staple for more than lege students from
20 years now, the Mother’s Day Con- across the nation NIC BPA members include, from left: Keifer Hofacker, Ryan
cert in City Park typically draws 800 to participate in na- Maskell, Ashley Chaffin, Vanesa Braun, Josie Tennison, Peter
to 1,000 concert-goers to enjoy music tional-level business Rustemeyer (University of Idaho student), Tabatha Taylor, and
titles picked out to perfectly compli- skill competitions, Cindy Kuhn. Front row: Taylar McClure.
ment mom’s special day. Pieces com- workshops and ses-
posed by John Williams such as “Hymn sions. More than 50 competitive events were offered in a variety of categories.
to the Fallen.” Other pieces include the “NIC students competed with college and university students from across
folk song “O Waly, Waly,” which is a the United States,” said NIC BPA advisor and Computer Applications and Of-
variation of “The Water is Wide,” and fice Technology Instructor Kathie O’Brien. “The quality of the education they
“Love’s Old Sweet Song.” Everyone is receive at NIC is demonstrated by students’ success at this national event.”
invited to dance to Carl Strommen’s For a full list of all the winners, go here.
“Fuego del Alma,” which embraces
Paso Doble and flamenco music.
In case of inclement weather, the 2012 award winners announced at NIC athletics banquet
concert will be moved to Boswell Hall The winners of this year’s athletics awards were announced during the annual
Schuler Performing Arts Center. NIC Athletics Hall of Fame Induction, Awards Banquet and Auction held May 5.
The award recipients were nominated and selected by the NIC coaching staff.
The Female Academic Athlete of the Year is women’s soccer player Tia Sharp,
Community News who helped lead the 2011 women’s soccer team to a 14-1 regular season record. She
has a 3.94 GPA, tutors other students and has been on the Dean’s List every semester.
Watch free human rights The Male Academic Athlete of the Year is wrestler Ryan Zumwalt from Spo-
documentary on May 20 kane. Zumwalt is a 4.0 GPA student, placed first in the Region 18 tournament and
earned third place at the NJCAA national tournament this year.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is The Female Athlete of the Year is Basketball player Korina Baker from Val-
hosting a free showing of the docu- leyford, Wash. Baker led NIC to the National Junior College Athletic Association
mentary “Color of Conscience” at national championship as a freshman.
4 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at 501 Wal- The Male Athlete of the Year is wrestler Kyle Sweedman. Sweedman is a state
lace Avenue in Coeur d’Alene. runner-up from Libby high School in Libby, Mont. This year, Sweedman was a run-
The documentary examines ner-up at the NJCAA national tournament and holds a 3.5 GPA.
the past 30 years of racial and The NIC volleyball team, led by first-year Head Coach Kandice Kelly, was se-
cultural relations in the state and lected as the NIC Team of the Year. The volleyball team earned ninth place at the
looks at current human rights is- NJCAA national tournament and finished second in the Region 18 tournament.
sues. Its producer, Marcia Frank- Parker Toyota was honored as the Booster Member of the Year.
lin, chronicles the 1981 formation Hall of Fame inductees included Len Mattei, Mary Anderson, Paul Wilson,
of Kootenai County Task Force on Crystal Smith Johnson, and Don Sausser.
Human Relations and the group’s
effort to confront the message of Nominations sought for NIC alumni awards
hate groups which continue today. The Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations for its annual alum-
Information: Betty Richard at ni awards. Nominations are due Tuesday, May 15. Additional information such as
664-2884 or firstname.lastname@example.org. the award descriptions, past recipients and a nomination form can be downloaded
Kudos Open Positions
Marketing Manager: Apply by June 1
Retirees honored at reception for years of service to NIC
A total of 13 NIC
Advocate at St. Maries Head Start
employees were Center (Internal recruitment
honored on May 2 for only): Apply by May 18.
their service to NIC at
the annual Retirees Part-time Assistant Teacher at Post
Reception. Pictured Falls Head Start Center (Internal
are, from left: Mike recruitment only): Apply by May 18.
Swaim, Priscilla Bell, Part-time Family Advocate at Post
Sharon Hoffman, Falls Head Start Center (Internal
Eva Anderson, Joyce recruitment only): Apply by May 18.
Lider and Dean Ben- Part-time Assistant Teacher at
nett. Not pictured are Shoshone Head Start Center
Marian Ackerman, (Internal recruitment only): Apply
Judy Boyce, Vic by May 18.
Gilica, Don Kobaly,
Bill Langer, Warren Part-time Family Advocate at
Moore, and Wayne
Shoshone Head Start Center
(Internal recruitment only): Apply
“Leroy” Sullivan. by May 18.
Unless noted as “Internal recruitment
Kudos only,” all application materials must
be submitted online at www.nic.
edu/employment. Internal-only job
Congratulations to new Staff Assembly Executive Committee members! postings must be applied for in hard
copy. To obtain an application packet,
Vice Chair - Nancy Edwards stop by the Human Resources Office
Secretary - Carol Jones in Sherman Building Room 108 or
Senators - Sandra Jacquot, Adam Mortenson, Jon Totten, Matt Sebby, and Ch- contact Erin Norvell at Ext. 3304 or
antel Black email@example.com.
Senate Alternates - Stacy Hudson and Leslie Slinkard
“Thanks again to everyone who accepted nominations,” said Alex Harris. “We
had a wonderful group.”
For Free: There are nine printer
Reminders cartridges that don’t fit any printers
in the Computer Applications and
Office Technology office. They are
Enjoy rafting trip down Grande Rhonde River Elite Image #75101 Compatible with
Sign up now for the Outdoor Pursuits staff and faculty 2012 raft trip on the HP 12A (Q2612A). If anyone could
Grande Rhonde River July 13-15. The trip is open to any staff or faculty member use them, contact Vicki Peterson
and one significant other 18 and older. The trip costs $180 with a $50 deposit due Ext. 3226.
at sign-up. To sign up, visit the Outdoor Pursuits office or contact Jon Totten at Ext. For Rent: An older woman is
7809 or firstname.lastname@example.org. looking for a mature female to share
a house with in Coeur d’Alene Place.
OP to sponsor eighth annual North Idaho adventure race For $250/month and $150 deposit.
The Outdoor Pursuits program will sponsor the eighth annual NIChallenge ad- Call Lucy at 964-1493.
venture race Saturday, June 16 in the North Idaho wilderness.
Register online at https://nichallenge.webconnex.com/2012 or in person at the
Outdoor Pursuits Office located in McLain Hall. Submissions
Community News Submissions: Submit items to
email@example.com for publication
in NICToday, the MyNIC portal, or
Free ‘Teach-Back Method’ workshop to be offered the Week’sWorth.
There will be a free workshop for all health care and social services profession- Contact: Tom Greene of
als or volunteers on the “Teach-Back Method” from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Communications and Marketing
May 23 in the Fox Auditorium-Room 3 in the Kootenai Medical Center. Sponsored at Ext. 2759.
by the Area Agency of Aging of North Idaho, the teach-back method is a way to
confirm that a patient has fully understood instructions on what they need to know. Calendar: Register events by
Certificates of completion will be provided to attendees. For reservations, call (208) calling Sharon Hoffman of
667-3179 Ext. 251. Campus Events at Ext. 3361.
Campus Events Calendar
Monday, May 14
No Events Planned
Business and Professional Tuesday, May 15
No Events Planned
May 16 Wednesday, May 16
Chad Ebert 7 a.m. SUB: Blue Creek Bay Room Children’s Center Program Review
Natural Sciences 9 a.m. SUB: Powderhorn Bay Room Student Support Team Meeting
Shantu Roy Thursday, May 17
Computer Science 9 a.m. SUB: Powderhorn Bay Room Vice President Student Services Meeting
2 p.m. SUB: Powderhorn Bay Room Tobacco Free Task Force
friday, May 18
Physical Plant 8 a.m. Schuler Performing Arts Center Kids Artistic Review
saTurday, May 19
8 a.m. Schuler Performing Arts Center Kids Artistic Review
sunday, May 20
No Events Planned
Cupcake Decorating Workshop
Charm City Cupcakes is a Baltimore, Mary-
land bakery and cupcake boutique offering Finally you have the tastiest way to
breathtaking pieces of dessert, and they are the spend an afternoon or evening, while
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vens! The pastry chefs at Charm City Cupcakes with your family and friends!
hone apprentices’ abilities to artistically adorn The North Idaho College Athletics
baked goods through fun-filled workshops that Department presents AMERICA’S
borrow directly from Charm City’s cupcake BIGGEST CUPCAKE DECORAT-
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During the Cupcake Decorating 101 work- The Girls’ Night Out evening workshop fea- ica.com), hosted by Charm City Cup-
shop, students learn to create frostings as well tures a wine-tasting session from popular North- cakes. The event will be held Satur-
as proper piping and filling techniques. They west wineries, sponsored by Odom Northwest day, May 26, at the Coeur d’Alene
slather prebaked chocolate and vanilla cupcakes Beverages! Inn-Best Western PLUS. Choose from
with mouthwatering buttercream icing, creating Afterwards, embellishment laureates in the the following options:
cupcake borders and icing flowers and allowing workshops can take home their finished prod-
tiny cakes to stylishly comply with standard “no ucts to complement dinner or display in edible $45: Cupcake Decorating 101
shirt, no service” policies. picture frames on the living-room wall! workshop from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30
Alternatively, the Mommy/Daddy & Me Reserve you spot now. Space will be limited. p.m., including a decorating kit (a $90
workshop facilitates quality time between par- Contact the NIC Athletics Department at total value).
ent and child as they take sweet-toothed cues (208) 769-3348 for more details. $60: Mommy/Daddy & Me cup-
from a friendly instructor. With prebaked cup- Workshop location: CDA Inn- Best Western Plus cake-decorating workshop from 2:00
cakes in hand, participants learn to create kid- (West 506 Appleway • Coeur d’Alene, ID • p.m. to 3:30 p.m., including a decorat-
friendly shapes and tasty floral arrangements. www.cdainn.com) ing kit (a $120 total value). Bring a
child age 6 to 12.
$50: Girls’ Night Out Cupcake
Decorating 101 workshop from 5:30
p.m. to 7:00 p.m., including a decorat-
ing kit (a $100 total value). This last
workshop includes a pre-event wine
tasting session sponsored by Odom
To reserve your spot, please fill in the following information and fax to NIC: 208-769-7779
NAME(S): _____________________________________________________________ PHONE: ____________________
ADDRESS: ________________________________________ CITY: __________________ ST:______ ZIP___________
WORKSHOP (# to Attend for each): ____ Decorating ($45) ____ Mommy/Daddy & Me ($60) ____ Girl’s Night Out ($50)
Credit Card # ___________________ Exp. Date:______ Code:____ OR Check #:________ Amt:______ OR Cash:______
(Visa/ MC ONLY) TOTAL DUE:$_______________ TOTAL NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: __________