Nicolet Area Technical College http://wxpr.org en Nicolet College Trustees Consider Possible Transitional Plan http://wxpr.org/post/nicolet-college-trustees-consider-possible-transitional-plan <p>The Nicolet College Board of Trustees has begun talking about the process they would take should they need to hire a new president.</p><p>Nicolet College President Libby Burmaster has been listed as a finalist for the president's position at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois. She had been a finalist for the presidency of Edgewood College in Madison. Edgewood College this week announced Dr. Scott Flanagan, a vice-president at the school, as it's president.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:55:13 +0000 Ken Krall 16156 at http://wxpr.org Paper on Display: Exhibit at Nicolet http://wxpr.org/post/paper-display-exhibit-nicolet <p>A gallery exhibition at Nicolet College closes Friday. It features paper and book arts made by people involved with the Mill, an arts nonprofit based in Rhinelander.&nbsp;</p><p>Executive Director Daniel Goscha says the show is a kind of retrospective of the nonprofit’s first year.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“It is a very diverse show.&nbsp; There’s examples of book arts, of printmaking, of letterpress and cyanotype.&nbsp; So it really is a broad show in terms of featuring paper making and book arts and all of the many facets that can take.”&nbsp;</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:07:44 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 13242 at http://wxpr.org Nicolet Students Set to Depart for Guatemala http://wxpr.org/post/nicolet-students-set-depart-guatemala <p>A Nicolet College group is heading to Guatemala Friday.&nbsp; Most of the ten travelers are students at Nicolet - but not all.&nbsp; The age range of those going is between 18 and 66.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Trip leader </span>Ocie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Kilgus<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;teaches Spanish and English classes at </span>Nicolet Area Technical<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> College.&nbsp; She says they’ll spend 16 days in Guatemala’s second largest city.</span></p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 12351 at http://wxpr.org Nicolet Students Set to Depart for Guatemala Gov. Walker Signs Youth Apprenticeship Bill In Rhinelander http://wxpr.org/post/gov-walker-signs-youth-apprenticeship-bill-rhinelander <p>Governor Scott Walker has signed a bill in Rhinelander that he says will help employers get more skilled workers to companies. Youth Apprenticeship integrates high school-based and work-based learning to instruct students in skills defined by Wisconsin industries. It works with local school districts and the area technical colleges.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:33:09 +0000 Ken Krall 12150 at http://wxpr.org Gov. Walker Signs Youth Apprenticeship Bill In Rhinelander Nicolet Board To Consider Possible LRC Remodel Referendum http://wxpr.org/post/nicolet-board-consider-possible-lrc-remodel-referendum <p>No decision was made, but a work team has recommended a possible referendum involving three projects deemed critical and five other projects at the Nicolet College LRC building.</p><p>The Board of Trustees assembled the team this summer after a proposal arose to use the maximum allowed borrowing authority without a referendum to remodel parts of the Learning Resources Center. When opposition to that approach surfaced, the work team met to recommend a course.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 00:45:55 +0000 Ken Krall 10929 at http://wxpr.org Nicolet Board To Consider Possible LRC Remodel Referendum Going Mobile at Nicolet College http://wxpr.org/post/going-mobile-nicolet-college <p>Nicolet College will put together two mobile classrooms by next year. &nbsp;</p><p>The project is thanks to a grant from the federal department of labor, totaling almost three-quarters of a million dollars.&nbsp; Nicolet President Libby Burmaster says the classrooms will serve as a new kind of educational platform.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;And so instead of students traveling to campus, we&rsquo;re taking some of the classroom instruction to them, which is gonna make training in these credentials available to people in a whole new way.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:18:22 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8714 at http://wxpr.org Going Mobile at Nicolet College Nicolet College Board Postpones LRC Decision http://wxpr.org/post/nicolet-college-board-postpones-lrc-decision <P>The Nicolet College Board of Trustees has voted to postpone a decision on sending proposals to remodel the Learning Resources Center to the state for review.</P> <P>Meeting last night in Lac du Flambeau, the board decided it was better to put a community committee together to decide the best course of action.</P> <P>The board proposed three remodeling projects within the LRC building totaling $4.5 million. The state requires technical schools to go to local referendum if a project tops $1.5 million. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:33:56 +0000 Ken Krall 8132 at http://wxpr.org Nicolet College Board Postpones LRC Decision Nicolet College EMT's, Firefighters At High Percentage http://wxpr.org/post/nicolet-college-emts-firefighters-high-percentage <P></P> <P>Nicolet College is turning out a new batch of EMTs and state certified firefighters. 25 out of 26 students passed the most recent national certification for Emergency Management Technicians. 17 out of 18 passed the state's practical firefighting exam. Director of public safety and campus security Jason Goeldner says a new curriculum helped bring in the high passing rates.</P> <P> </P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><I><U>"We've incorporated an online platform, which is either called a blending or a hybrid learning style. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 21:18:07 +0000 Natalie Jablonski & Nat 7946 at http://wxpr.org Nicolet College EMT's, Firefighters At High Percentage Nicolet's 'Empty Bowls' Supports Food Pantries http://wxpr.org/post/nicolets-empty-bowls-supports-food-pantries <p>A Nicolet College fundraiser has raised almost $2500 for local food pantries.&nbsp; Empty Bowls is based around a soup dinner served in bowls donated by local potters and Nicolet College students.&nbsp; Patrons make a donation for the soup and take home the bowl.&nbsp; Laura Wind Norton is an instructor at Nicolet, and she helped coordinate this year’s event.&nbsp; Wind Norton says hunger is an issue that touches many in the community.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 23:04:15 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 6435 at http://wxpr.org James Pace: How Not to Pop the Magic Bubble http://wxpr.org/post/james-pace-how-not-pop-magic-bubble <p>Winners have been announced for the Northern National Art Competition at Nicolet College. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The 26 winning works chosen by the judge hail from 17 states, and five are from Wisconsin.&nbsp; The winners will take home a total of $8500 in prize money.&nbsp; WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski met with competition judge and visual artist James Pace to hear about his selection process for the exhibition.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 5494 at http://wxpr.org James Pace: How Not to Pop the Magic Bubble