Communication Breakdown: Campus food policy creates controversy

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster
May 6, 2014
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Two-year senator Josh Swan to leave ASNIC

Two-year senator Josh Swan to leave ASNIC

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster
April 21, 2014
Filed under Most Recent, News

With a rich 2-year history of service, departing ASNIC senator and former president of NIC’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance Josh Swan sat down with the Sentinel to discuss some of the perks of being entrenched in the campus community. How did you originally get involved with campus politics? That... Read more »

The Long Ear not ready to quit any time soon

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster
April 16, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Features, Life, Most Recent

400 records, 88 eight-track tapes, 3 cassettes and $6,000 was all it took to launch one of the longest running independent record stores in the country. [gallery... Read more »

Campus Crime Log: March 24

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster
April 8, 2014
Filed under Campus Crime Logs

(1) Feb. 23 - Due to weather conditions, a vehicle struck the campus map sign on River Avenue. (2) Feb. 25 - A vehicle struck a post on College Drive. (3) Feb. 28 - A vehicle struck and knocked over a crosswalk... Read more »

Campus Crime Log: Feb. 24

christina Villagomez, Webmaster
April 8, 2014
Filed under Campus Crime Logs

(1) Feb. 04 - Student reported hit-and-run damage to her vehicle in the Meyer Health and Science parking lot. (2) Feb. 10 - A student in the Hedlund Building was arrested for carrying a concealed handgun. See our website for the full story. (3) Feb. 10... Read more »

Campus Crime Log: Feb. 3

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster
April 8, 2014
Filed under Campus Crime Logs

(1) Jan. 13 - A student reported a hit and run incident on W. Garden Avenue after a parked vehicle was struck and damaged. (2) Jan. 14 - A microwave malfunction occured in Hedlund. Read the article (left) for more details. (3) Jan. 14 - Campus... Read more »

NIC explores options, effects of new guns on campus law

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster
March 28, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Most Recent, News

Campus administrators are struggling to find effective ways to alter existing policy in light of the new law passed by legislature allowing guns on campus. Under the law as it was passed, beginning on July 1 any person with an enhanced concealed carry permit will be allowed to have a gun on campus,... Read more »

Security opens online claims filing for lost and found

Security opens online claims filing for lost and found

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster
February 24, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Most Recent, Top Stories

Car keys, cellphones, iPads, wallets and a child’s pink fringe-covered dance costume are just a few of the things you might find in Campus Security’s lost and found. “How a person can lose one boot is beyond me,” said Patrick Murray, a supervisor in campus security. “There’s nothing weird... Read more »

Student robbed on campus

Student robbed on campus

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster
February 24, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Crime, Most Recent, Top Stories

Some athletic gear and a water bottle were the only things a student lost when she was robbed on campus. “I guess he was pretty disappointed when he opened [the backpack] up,” said Kelly Hopkins, a campus security officer. The student, an 18-year-old member of NIC’s athletic department, was... Read more »

Fire scare sets off false alarms

Fire scare sets off false alarms

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster
January 14, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Most Recent, Top Stories

A fire scare in Hedlund sent students and faculty out into the cold today.   A malfunctioning microwave in the culinary arts program set off the building’s upstairs smoke alarms.   “Me and my buddy were coming around and the whole room was filled with smoke, it smelt like rubber,”... Read more »

Campus Crime Log: Dec. 9

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster
January 10, 2014
Filed under Campus Crime Logs

(1) Nov. 21 - Campus security assisted a student with a minor medical issue. (2) Nov. 25 - Hit and run incident caused minor damage to a student’s vehicle. The student may file a report to the Cd’A Police. (3) Dec. 04 - Campus Security intervened... Read more »

Campus Crime Log: Nov. 18

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster
January 10, 2014
Filed under Campus Crime Logs

(1) Oct. 21 - Emblems were removed from the brick NIC sign on the corner of Northwest Boulevard and Hubbard Ave. A police report has been filed. The stolen emblems, part of the Vandals logo and the LCSC emblem (pictured below), are suspected to be related to the theft of mutliple veteran... Read more »

One year later: ATM vandal busted

One year later: ATM vandal busted

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster
January 10, 2014
Filed under Crime

The man who broke into a campus Higher One ATM last September pled guilty in Boise to a crime spree spanning several states. Edward Clarence Lancaster, 57, a Las Vegas native, admitted to 21 different cases of... Read more »

Campus Crime Log: Oct. 21

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster
January 10, 2014
Filed under Campus Crime Logs

(1) Oct. 4 - Campus Security responded to an unauthorized entry into the Christianson Gymnasium. (2) Oct. 4 - An alcohol-related incident on Rosenberry Drive occurred, and was responded to by the Cd’A Police and Campus Security. (3)... Read more »

Campus Crime Log: Oct. 7

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster
January 10, 2014
Filed under Campus Crime Logs

(1) Sept. 16 - Medical response to Fleet Services for a minor incident. (2) Sept. 19 - A stray soccer ball struck and damaged the window of a parked vehicle. (3) Sept. 23 - Theft of NIC property at the Hedlund building. The incident is being investigated... Read more »

Campus Crime Log: September 16

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster
January 10, 2014
Filed under Campus Crime Logs

(1) Aug. 26 - Minor non-injury vehicle collision at the intersection of W. Garden and College Drive. (2) Aug. 28 -  Minor non-injury vehicle collision in the Meyer parking lot. (3) Aug. 29 - An NIC golf cart was stolen from the SUB parking lot... Read more »

Review: Staffer reels in trouble on PlentyofFish

Review: Staffer reels in trouble on PlentyofFish

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster
December 9, 2013
Filed under Entertainment, Life

Feisty and vivacious 21-year-old blonde seeks tall, dark, and handsome man to watch bad movies with. Must love “Star Wars,” offensive jokes, pets and classical Russian literature. Guys who like to cry or watch The Notebook need not apply. With the US Census Bureau counting... Read more »

Kindling interest in survival

Kindling interest in survival

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster
November 7, 2013
Filed under Life, Most Recent, Top Stories

In most instances, lighting fires on campus would be frowned upon, but Matthew Peck is planning on doing just that. Peck, 17, a dual-enrolled NIC student is hosting a fire building survival class in McLain hall on Nov. 19. Hosting the class is part of Peck's outdoor leadership program, so he said... Read more »

‘Ghost hunters’ investigate NIC

‘Ghost hunters’ investigate NIC

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster
October 30, 2013
Filed under Most Recent, Special Features, Top Stories, Uncategorized, Video

What causes people to see ghosts? According to Sheena Dudley, member of the Idaho Paranormal Research Investigations & Society (IPRIS), the majority of ghosts people think they see are the results of electromagnetic fields (EMF) interfering with the electrons firing in their brains. “Electromagnetic... Read more »

Up in smoke: Relax in Cd’A’s Arabic-themed hangout

Up in smoke: Relax in Cd’A’s Arabic-themed hangout

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster
October 15, 2013
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Up in smoke: Explore Post Falls’ hookah bar/club hybrid

Up in smoke: Explore Post Falls’ hookah bar/club hybrid

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster
October 15, 2013
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Editorial: Appearance is key

Editorial: Appearance is key

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster
September 16, 2013
Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Perspectives

Judge not, lest ye be judged. Never judge a book by it’s cover. It’s not what’s on the outside, but the inside that counts. All of these are things are lessons everyone is taught from a young age, however, if 90 percent of communication is nonverbal, can any of that really be true? The... Read more »

NIC: Tobacco-Free no more

NIC: Tobacco-Free no more

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster
September 16, 2013
Filed under Campus News, Special Features, Top Stories

NIC is no longer an entirely tobacco-free campus. “There’s a compromise,” said Dean of Students and Director of Health Services Linda Michals. “We’ve created some smoking areas for people to be able to smoke.” Alex Harris, director of student development, said the large number of students... Read more »

Former student finds high-flying Internet fame

Former student finds high-flying Internet fame

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster
September 16, 2013
Filed under Life, Special Features, Top Stories

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NIC selects new Dean of General Education

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster
September 4, 2013
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ASNIC election results in

ASNIC election results in

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster/News Editor
May 6, 2013
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Board of trustee motion causes controversy

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster/News Editor
May 6, 2013
Filed under Campus Politics, Most Recent

After making a legally questionable motion, the board of trustees was forced to void an action regarding faculty tenure at a recent meeting. ... Read more »

Wholesale Sports closing leaves students without jobs

Wholesale Sports closing leaves students without jobs

Christina Villagomez, Co-Webmaster/News Editor
March 26, 2013
Filed under Campus News, Most Recent

It appeared to be business as usual at Wholesale Sports on Saturday, March 9, but the packed parking lot and busy employees belied the signals that something was amiss. Empty spaces now adorned the walls where mounted trophy animals once hung, and the occasional barren rack in a shopping aisle revealed... Read more »

Campus administrators discuss ‘Guns on Campus’

Christina Villagomez, Co-Webmaster/News Editor
March 26, 2013
Filed under Campus News

Despite a recent push from gun advocates statewide, campus administrators said they will continue to shoot down the concept of students being allowed to carry firearms on campus. “It doesn’t mean that we don’t believe in Second Amendment rights, there are just places where it is not a good choice,”... Read more »

Graphic design students sweep ADDYs

Christina Villagomez, Co-Webmaster/News Editor
March 26, 2013
Filed under Campus News

Four of NIC’s graphic design majors set sail for victory at Spokane’s annual ADDY Awards. NIC took home a record number of wins at this year’s nautically themed “Oscars” of graphic design. “We won more gold, more silver than in previous years,” said graphic design... Read more »

Campus Crime Log March 22

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster/News Editor
March 23, 2013
Filed under Campus Crime Logs

Campus Crime Log for the week of of March 22, 2013 (1) March 14: The CDAPD was notified after a unidentified female did not pay the fare for a taxi that she exited at Lee Kildow Hall. (2) March 18: A construction vehicle was vandalized in Parking... Read more »

Campus Crime Log March 4

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster/News Editor
March 11, 2013
Filed under Campus Crime Logs

Campus Crime Log for the week of of March 4, 2013 (1) March 4:  CDA Police were called to the Residence Hall for a student who was in possession of a possible illegal substance. (2) March 7: Report of graffiti that was found within the 2nd... Read more »

Campus multicultural center proposed

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster/News Editor
March 5, 2013
Filed under Campus News, Most Recent

A resolution endorsing the creation of a campus multicultural center was passed and signed into effect by ASNIC at a recent board meeting. The center’s proposal, which has been a year-long project of ASNIC Senator Josh Swan and Vice President for Student Services Graydon Stanley, recommended that... Read more »

NIC to stop distributing financial aid in lump sums

NIC to stop distributing financial aid in lump sums

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster/News Editor
March 5, 2013
Filed under Campus News, Most Recent, Top Stories

NIC will no longer pay financial aid in lump sums at the beginning of next semester. The process, called Incremental Disbursement, will result in half of the awarded amount being given to students at the beginning of the semester and the remainder to be distributed a week after midterms take place. “We’re... Read more »

NIC President proposes new athletic center

NIC President proposes new athletic center

Christina Villagomez and Garrett Cabeza
March 5, 2013
Filed under Campus News, Most Recent, Top Stories

North Idaho College athletes may get a new home. In his presentation to the board of trustees, NIC President Joe Dunlap proposed building a new athletic events center. “When you look at how well our athletic teams have done, whether it’s wrestling or basketball or volleyball, to some degree... Read more »

Student hosting house shows creating local music scene

Student hosting house shows creating local music scene

Christina Villagomez, Co-Webmaster/News Editor
March 5, 2013
Filed under Entertainment, Features, Most Recent, Top Stories

Rob MacDonald wore only a skimpy dress and a sweatband, but aside from the occasional shiver or self-conscious weight-shifting jig, he didn’t seem to acknowledge the freezing temperature of his back porch as he puffed away on a cigarette. The 23 year-old general studies major was engaged in spiritedly... Read more »

Campus Crime Log Feb. 21

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster/News Editor
February 25, 2013
Filed under Campus Crime Logs

Campus Crime Log for the week of of February 21, 2013 (1) Feb. 21: An alcohol related incident resulted in the banning on a non-student from the Residence Hall.  

Campus Crime Log Feb. 11

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster/News Editor
February 20, 2013
Filed under Campus Crime Logs

Campus Crime Log for the week of of February 11, 2013 (1) Feb. 11: A medical emergency was reported in Lee Kildow Hall. (2) Feb 11: Campus Security investigated the possible theft of funds from the College Skills Center. A review of surveillance... Read more »

Campus Crime Log Feb. 4-Feb. 7

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster/News Editor
February 11, 2013
Filed under Campus Crime Logs

Campus Crime Log for the week of of February 4, 2013 (1) Feb. 4 - A medical emergency was reported in Lee Kildow Hall after a student passed out in class. (2) Feb. 7 - Campus Security reported a hit-and-run that occurred on Rosenberry Drive to... Read more »

Man fleeing police crashes near campus

Man fleeing police crashes near campus

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster/News Editor
February 6, 2013
Filed under Crime, Most Recent

A man fleeing police crashed into a median near the intersection of Northwest Boulevard and Hubbard Avenue. “Taskforce detectives and deputies had been trying to capture a wanted felon, they made a traffic stop on his vehicle," said Captain Dan Soumas, of the Kootenai County Sheriff Department.... Read more »

Brief: Medical Response in Lee Kildow

Brief: Medical Response in Lee Kildow

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster/News Editor
February 4, 2013
Filed under Campus News, Most Recent

Coeur d'Alene Fire Department EMTs responded to a medical emergency in the second story of Lee Kildow Hall today. A student reported experiencing abdominal pain and vision problems after blacking out in class. The student appeared to be capable of walking after the incident and declined to go to the... Read more »

New ASNIC senators selected

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster/News Editor
February 3, 2013
Filed under Campus News, Campus Politics, Most Recent

ASNIC President Christopher Deane announced today the names of the three new senators to join the board. Robert Mertens, Nehemiah Musonda and Olivia Burkett will be sworn in at the next ASNIC meeting. “I corroborated [on the decision] with my Pro-Tempe, Benaiah [Cheevers], and the vice president,”... Read more »

Campus Crime Log Jan. 23-Feb. 1

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster/News Editor
February 1, 2013
Filed under Campus Crime Logs, Crime

 Campus Crime Log for the week of of January 23, 2013 1. Jan 23:  There was a medical response to the Student Union Building, Health Services after a student collapsed due to breathing issues. 2. Jan. 30: Vandalism to a student vehicle was reported... Read more »

New ASNIC President delays Rec Center proposal

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster/News Editor
January 30, 2013
Filed under Campus Politics, Most Recent

New ASNIC President Chris Deane announced to the board of trustees that the unveiling of a Rec Center proposal is delayed until March due to large changes in the student government. The January 30 meeting was Deane’s first trustee meeting as acting president since former president, ... Read more »

Campus Crime Log Nov. 17-Dec. 6

Christina Villagomez, News Editor
December 22, 2012
Filed under Campus Crime Logs, Crime, News

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NIC to open new lactation room

Christina Villagomez, News Editor
December 9, 2012
Filed under Campus News, Most Recent, News

For most, motherhood is a source of joy. For 22-year old Stephanie Gutterud, it can also be a source of unexpected stress. While the Post Falls resident juggles her psychology major and four month old daughter, she must also deal with the challenge of having chosen to breastfeed her child. “The... Read more »

State denies funding for Joint Use Building

Christina Villagomez, News Editor
December 9, 2012
Filed under Campus Politics, Most Recent, News

The final leg of NIC’s education corridor will not receive state funding. The college was denied the $4 million they requested from Idaho’s Permanent Fund Building... Read more »

Campus Crime Log Oct. 31-Nov.15

Campus Crime Log Oct. 31-Nov.15

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster/News Editor
November 19, 2012
Filed under Campus Crime Logs, Crime, News

Campus crime log Nov. 19. 1. Oct. 31 - A hit-and-run took place invovling an unattended vehicle parked at Boswell Hall. 2. Nov. 3 - Campus Security and the CDA Police Department responded to an alcohol related fight that took place... Read more »

False alarm brings fire department to campus

Christina Villagomez, News Editor
November 12, 2012
Filed under Campus News, Most Recent, News

The facility operations department tripped a fire alarm in the Hedlund building during a state building inspection, causing emergency personnel to hurry onto campus. "I was in class, and I wasn't sure what we were supposed to do, it was kind of confusing," said Angel Gable, a 37 year old GED student... Read more »

Board of trustee election results in

Christina Villagomez, News Editor
November 7, 2012
Filed under Campus Politics, Most Recent

NIC is projected to retain incumbent board of trustee member Judith Meyer and welcome fresh faces Todd Banducci and Ron Nilson to the fold. Meyer successfully fought off challenger Paul Matthews for Seat A, winning 53 percent of the unofficially tallied votes, and carving out a 3,198 vote lead over... Read more »

ASNIC hosts board of trustee forum

Christina Villagomez, News Editor
October 31, 2012
Filed under Campus Politics, Most Recent, News, Video

The nervous clicking of a ball point pen could be heard over the gentle murmur of the incoming crowd as board of trustee candidates Paul Matthews, Mic Armon and Fritz Wiedenhoff prepared themselves for the coming battle. The three men studiously jotted down notes and avoided making eye contact as... Read more »

Campus Crime Log Oct.8-Oct.29

Christina Villagomez, News Editor
October 29, 2012
Filed under Campus Crime Logs, Crime, News

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Drag queens cross gender lines

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster/News Editor
October 28, 2012
Filed under Entertainment

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Whooping cough reported in dorms

Christina Villagomez, News Editor
October 23, 2012
Filed under Campus News, News

There’s a bug creeping through the residence hall, and it could be coming to a dorm near you. Campus administrators sent out a notice on Oct. 22, warning students of a confirmed case of pertussis, also known as “whooping cough.” The student in question is receiving treatment, and those who... Read more »

NIC’s fall enrollment numbers are in

Christina Villagomez, News Editor
October 17, 2012
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Campus Crime Log Sept. 19-Oct. 4

Christina Villagomez, News Editor
October 8, 2012
Filed under Campus Crime Logs, Crime, News

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Golf cart and truck collide on campus

Golf cart and truck collide on campus

Christina Villagomez, News Editor
October 8, 2012
Filed under Crime, News

A collision took place on College Drive between a NIC Physical Plant golf cart and a student’s truck. Witness Mike Morgan, CITE major, Post Falls, said the cart was coming down College Drive after getting off of Hubbard Ave. at the same time the truck was approaching the parking lot outside the... Read more »

Economic impact report

Economic impact report

Christina Villagomez, News Editor
October 7, 2012
Filed under Campus News, Campus Politics, News

A new economic report released showed students exactly what kind of financial benefits they get from attending NIC. The report, filed by Economic Modeling Specialists, Intl. (EMSI), showed that while the student body may invest $95.4 million a year in the college, they’re actually receiving $341.4... Read more »

Warrants cleared for man who made veiled threats

Christina Villagomez, News Editor
October 7, 2012
Filed under Crime, News

The man who made veiled threats against NIC no longer has warrants out for... Read more »

Service dog creates controversy

Service dog creates controversy

Christina Villagomez, News Editor
October 6, 2012
Filed under News

While many people have close relationships with their dogs, Anthony Cruz depends on his for life saving-reasons. His dog, named Dog, is a service animal. He is used to closely monitor his master’s blood sugar levels, which are capable of crashing suddenly, in addition to aiding 58 year-old Cruz... Read more »

NIC seeks new ways to attract international students

Christina Villagomez, News Editor
October 4, 2012
Filed under News

With low fall enrollment numbers for international students predicted, one NIC administrator said you can expect to see this college target the market more effectively in the future. Graydon Stanley, vice president for student services, estimated that the upcoming fall enrollment report might show... Read more »

Crime Log Sept. 17

Christina Villagomez, News Editor
September 17, 2012
Filed under News

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ATM vandalized in Lee Kildow Hall

ATM vandalized in Lee Kildow Hall

Christina Villagomez, News Editor
September 17, 2012
Filed under Crime, Most Recent, News

The Higher One ATM in Lee Kildow Hall was vandalized and is currently out of service. The vault in the ATM does not appear to have been breached, but the full extent of the damage will not be determined until repairs can take place. Students needing to access their financial aid funds will have... Read more »

NIC Sees Large Summer Enrollment Drop

NIC Sees Large Summer Enrollment Drop

Christina Villagomez, News Editor
September 14, 2012
Filed under Most Recent, News

Summer enrollment numbers are in, and the results aren’t quite what administrators were looking for. “The picture isn’t as pretty as we would like it to be,” said former Interim Vice President for Student Services Jim Perez, as he braced the Board of Trustees at a recent meeting. With only... Read more »

NIC’s New Vice President For Instruction Takes Office

Christina Villagomez, News Editor
September 13, 2012
Filed under News

Dr. Lita Burns, North Idaho College’s new Vice President of Instruction, has come a long way. “I would say it would be important to know that I started out as a community college student,” Burns said. “I was a first generation college student and I know the challenges that brings.” Experiencing... Read more »

Diamond Parking Hired to Enforce Parking on Campus

Kaycie Baird and Christina Villagomez
September 7, 2012
Filed under Most Recent, News

North Idaho College has contracted a new parking security team to supplement the already existing parking and security team. Diamond Parking was hired by the college to make parking enforcement more efficient. Previously, there had been an overlap in security departments in order to handle parking... Read more »

Salinas elected ASNIC President

Christina Villagomez
May 8, 2012
Filed under Campus News, Campus Politics, News

ASNIC officially has a new president, vice president and eight senators. Julie Salinas won the presidential race, winning her race a 42 votes ahead of her nearest competitor “It feels good,” Salinas said on her victory. Joseph Pena, former president of the veterans club, won the vice presidential... Read more »

Milling Around

Milling Around

Christina Villagomez, News Editor
May 8, 2012
Filed under Campus News, News

NIC’s machine technical program received a new Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling machine. The machine was largely paid for through grant funds and private donations, and it took over a year for the program to gather enough money to make the purchase. According to machine technology instructor... Read more »

Van Zandt at Whitt’s end

Christina Villagomez, News Editor
May 8, 2012
Filed under Campus News, Campus Politics, News

ASNIC President Chloe Van Zandt stepped down from office after a disagreement over a board decision. David Whitt, ASNIC special events liaison resigned as well. Both had one month left in their respective terms. “I resigned for personal reasons,” Van Zandt said. “Some things came up, and there... Read more »

NIC chooses new president

Christina Villagomez, News Editor
May 8, 2012
Filed under Campus News, Campus Politics, News

North Idaho College has chosen a new president. The Board of Trustees will approve Joe Dunlap’s contract on April 30th at an open meeting. Dunlap will assume the presidency on July 1, the first official day of the 2012-2013 academic year. “I truly appreciate the trustees’ confidence in selecting... Read more »

New computer policy

Christina Villagomez
April 10, 2012
Filed under Campus News, News

NIC is in the process of updating its computer policy. The policy, which has now been divided into two separate policies, an email policy and a rules of use and privacy policy, is expected to be passed by the board of trustees at their next meeting. All... Read more »

Looking for candidates

Christina Villagomez
April 10, 2012
Filed under Campus Politics, News

On April 13, ASNIC will be holding spring elections. NIC students will elect eight new senators, as well as a new vice president and president. There are currently 15 candidates running. For senate: Clinton Marsters, Andy... Read more »

Budget projection falls short

Christina Villagomez, Staff Writer
April 9, 2012
Filed under Campus News, Campus Politics, News

Due to enrollment leveling off, NIC has fallen just short of its projected budget this semester. Spring tuition revenue fell short by $300,000 of projected estimates. “We have a higher number of part-time students than full-time, and so that... Read more »

Funding concerns prompt Citylink route changes

Funding concerns prompt Citylink route changes

Christina Villagomez, Staff Writer
April 9, 2012
Filed under Campus News, News

Citylink has proposed major changes to its urban routes. The changes include eliminating Red Route A, adding more stops to the other routes, reduction of service hours to 10 p.m., shortening route times to an hour, reduction of paratransit services and eliminating... Read more »

Interim VP assumes role at NIC

Christina Villagomez, Staff Writer
April 9, 2012
Filed under Campus Politics, News

NIC has a new interim vice president of instruction. Jim Perez officially took over the position March 6.  Perez will be filling the role for six months, until after a new college president is selected to replace current president Priscilla Bell, and the search for a new vice president... Read more »

New bills impact NIC

Christina Villagomez, Staff Writer
March 4, 2012
Filed under Campus Politics, News

Idaho legislators have recently looked at three pieces of legislation that affects North Idaho College. The first, House bill 385, involves the manner that the college gets funding from state liquor sales. “It doesn’t change the amount, just how we get it,” said Vice President of Communications... Read more »

VP of instruction bids goodbye to NIC post

VP of instruction bids goodbye to NIC post

Christina Villagomez, Staff Writer
March 4, 2012
Filed under Campus Politics, News

The Driftwood Bay room in the SUB has seen plenty of traffic, but perhaps not quite the level it had on March 1. More than 60 well-wishers gathered around to congratulate and bid farewell to one man: Vice President for Instruction Jay Lee. Lee is leaving NIC to accept the position of president... Read more »

GOP Presidential candidates visit Northwest

GOP Presidential candidates visit Northwest

Christina Villagomez, Staff Writer
March 4, 2012
Filed under Campus Politics, News

    Armed with a smile, homemade signs and freshly baked sugar cookies, Brandon Blasberg didn’t seem to mind being outside in the chilly February weather. “We’re here to see Ron Paul,” Blasberg said over the excited chatter of his preschool-aged daughter, Ava. “We just want... Read more »

NIC total enrollment plateauing after years of steady increase

NIC total enrollment plateauing after years of steady increase

Christina Villagomez
February 27, 2012
Filed under Campus News, News

Despite a slight growth in professional technical programs, overall spring enrollment at NIC has remained steady. The total headcount for North Idaho College this semester is 6,422, which is  four fewer students than the previous semester. “What... Read more »

Opinion: Beauty, brains, boobs, Barbie

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster/News Editor
February 13, 2012
Filed under Opinion

Is Barbie actually toxic to young girls? If you listen to certain lawmakers in West Virginia, the answer is yes. A bill, proposed by Democrat Jeff Eldridge, sought to ban the sale of the iconic doll in 2009 because Barbie “places too much importance on physical beauty instead of emotional and... Read more »

NIC Gay-Straight Alliance to hold speaker’s bureau

Christina Villagomez, Staff Writer
February 13, 2012
Filed under Campus News, News

The NIC Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), in coordination with the NIC Cultural Diversity Committee, is now offering an LGBT Speaker’s Bureau. The panel will include three to four panelists and a moderator. After being briefly introduced, each panelist will take a few moments to share a portion of their... Read more »

Presidential hunt finally commences

Christina Villagomez, Staff Writer
February 13, 2012
Filed under Campus Politics, News

The board of trustees’ search for North Idaho College’s next president is officially under way. After seeking community input, the board unanimously approved a profile detailing the qualities sought in a future president and agreed on the target date of March 1 for receiving... Read more »

Wilco rocks Spokane

Wilco rocks Spokane

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster/News Editor
February 12, 2012
Filed under Entertainment, Special Features

 A hundred ghosts waited for something to happen. They didn’t wait long; the lights dimmed and the soothing murmur of the crowd below the stage began to rise into a crashing crescendo of cheers. The ghosts, which in the previously well-lit auditorium had appeared... Read more »

NIC rejects money, helps sister school

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster/News Editor
January 30, 2012
Filed under Campus Politics, News

NIC turned down a potential $300,000 in the governor’s proposed budget in order to help the College of Western Idaho. The reason for the move, which included the College of Southern Idaho forfeiting its equal share of the $1 million budget proposal, was to boost the substantially... Read more »