Dr Priscilla Bell

NIC president retiring, but not going away

June 24, 2012 at 5:00 am

"Retire from work, not from life." - M.K. Soni Late June brings many things to our community and its college campus: summer (most years!), Ironman, Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre and many, many other wonderful events and memories. And...

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Summer - A time for relaxation, reflection

May 27, 2012 at 5:00 am

These near summer-like days filled with glorious sunshine and warmth are a perfect setting for relaxation and even some reflection. Here at North Idaho College we just celebrated the Class of 2012 with a wonderful commencement ceremony duri...

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The standard is the standard

April 29, 2012 at 5:00 am

Here at North Idaho College one of the many areas in which we take great pride is our athletic programs. Year after year, our programs are some of the most highly decorated in the region. Mike Tomlin, the Super Bowl winning head coach o...

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The meaning of community

March 18, 2012 at 5:00 am

When disaster strikes, we depend on a network of people surrounding us to help us get back on our feet. We've seen examples of this time and time again from widespread natural disasters to local families in need. Providing that support and ...

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People make the difference

March 04, 2012 at 5:00 am

As Mother Nature struggles to figure out just what she wants to do with the remaining days on winter's calendar, we at North Idaho College have no difficulty in knowing what to do. This last week we held our third annual Employee Day on...

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A continual process of evaluation and evolution

January 29, 2012 at 5:00 am

Bob Dylan once sang, "The times, they are a changin'," and given our recent strange weather, I would agree. Abnormal weather aside, you can also see change at North Idaho College. We are in a continual process of evaluation and evolutio...

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An NIC year has three distinct cycles

December 25, 2011 at 5:00 am

Just as life is a cycle of beginnings and endings, so too is life at North Idaho College. We experience three distinct cycles. The first is our academic year which runs from fall through winter into spring. The second is our budget year whi...

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A new reality for job seekers

November 03, 2011 at 10:23 am

“Complete what you start.” We’ve all heard that before. Students at North Idaho College and colleges and universities across the nation are hearing it more than ever before. It is a charge from educators and elected officials that comes fro...

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Affordability while maintaining quality

September 25, 2011 at 5:00 am

Benjamin Franklin is credited with the old adage, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." People are always trying to add to that very short list of certainty and I'm no exception. With apologies to Mr. Fr...

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Construction project will be worth it for NIC

August 28, 2011 at 5:00 am

While the weather says that it is still summer, the college calendar tells me it is already fall - fall semester that is. Along with the excitement and anticipation that accompany the start of a new academic year, we are also navigating new...

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