Imagine being able to interact with students in classrooms far away from where you are, yet still have the feeling you are in the room with them.
That's what a new program through Nicolet College will do when it begins next month.
It's a new type of distance learning technology called "telepresence". Dean of Business and Instructional Effectiveness, Chuck Komp, says the experience is 'amazing', but the real benefit is cutting down on travel time and costs for students. Here's how it works...
Law enforcement agencies need to do much training to sharpen skills for police officers. That training often is done at locations far from the Northwoods and at a considerable cost. Nicolet College has designed a program to train law enforcement closer to home.
Careers in manufacturing were the focus for about 600 Northwoods 8th graders at the 3rd Annual Heavy Metal Tour Wednesday, at Nicolet College in Rhinelander. While the name implies a style of music, it's a twist on the idea of manufacturing as a career.
Teri Phalin is PK-16 Admissions coordinator at Nicolet and event coordinator. She says the goal is to give younger students an idea where they want to go with a career...
A scholarship fundraiser Saturday remembers a Northwoods deputy who died while on duty.
Nicolet College Foundation is sponsoring the Run To Remember and Family Fun Day at the Rhinelander campus. The event honors Kory Dahlvig, a Rhinelander High School and Nicolet College graduate who worked with the Lac du Flambeau and Eagle River Police Departments before joining the Vilas County Sheriff's Department in 2007. He was killed in a traffic crash in 2010 while responding to a mutual aid request from another department.
A well-known Northwoods physician has given a donation to Nicolet College that a spokesperson says should benefit students for many years.
Dr. Lee Swank of Rhinelander recently donated a five-acre, waterfront parcel of land to the Nicolet College Foundation which intends to sell the property with proceeds going to fund student scholarships.
Foundation President Heather Schallock says this type of donation provides an opportunity to help many students...
Saturday evening(7/19) at Nicolet College in Rhinelander you can relive the radio days of yesteryear with a live production at the LRC Theater. Raven Radio Theater presents "Doc Merriweather and the Case of the Carved Wooden Box". Local actors help build the story of a mystery with Northwoods roots. Storyteller Joe McHugh wrote the production. McHugh has been heard on NPR programs and has traveled widely collecting and writing stories.