Nicolet College

Distance learning
4:29 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Nicolet College To Debut "telepresence"

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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...

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Too costly
2:53 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Nicolet Trustees Say No To Printpak Building

Nicolet College library
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Nicolet College won't be accepting a gift of the former Printpak building in Rhinelander.

The Board of Trustees Monday night voted not to pursue the gift offer from the large manufacturer to have Nicolet College take over Printpak's former building on Kemp Street.

Printpak recently moved to a 203,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility on Rhinelander's east side.

Nicolet Board Chair Ron Zimmerman says  they thanked Printpak for the offer to locate a college facility in the former building but Zimmerman says the numbers didn't add up....

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Police training
3:15 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Governments Save Money Training At Nicolet College

Law enforcement training at Nicolet College
Credit Nicolet Area Technical College

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.

Criminal Justice Instructor Phil Schmidt...

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Area 8th graders shown manufacturing jobs
4:00 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Heavy Metal Tour Stops At Nicolet College

Heavy Metal Tour at Nicolet College
Credit Nicolet College

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...

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Honors deputy who died
4:41 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Nicolet College Foundation Hosts Run To Remember

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.

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Nicolet College Foundation
11:22 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Large Land Donation To Aid Nicolet College Scholarships

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...

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Benefit Family Resource Connection
3:19 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Storyteller Joe McHugh Relives Radio's Past

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.

Joe McHugh talks about the performance...

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College Foundation
2:38 pm
Sun June 29, 2014

Record Number Of Scholarships At Nicolet College

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A record 308  scholarships for the  upcoming academic year have been awarded by the Nicolet College Foundation. The number is  nearly double the number awarded 10 years ago.

Foundation Executive Director Heather Schallock says exceptional students qualify...

"....our scholarships range from $500 up to $2,500 and they're for students in any and all of our programs...."

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Engaging with Options
4:22 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Nicolet Career Expo Draws Hundreds

Nicolet Career Expo for 7th grade students
Credit Peg Arnold

More than 600 middle school students learned about career options today in Rhinelander.  Seventh graders from schools around the Northwoods attended the Nicolet College Career Expo. 

Organizer and Career Coach Kelly Anunson says it’s the second time Nicolet has hosted the event…that tries to draw a variety of exhibitors.

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Art Show at Nicolet
3:16 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Northern National Entry Deadline Approaching

There's just over a week left to submit entries for the Northern National art exhibit at Nicolet College.

Gallery Director Katy Ralph says the show solicits work from around the country…in a variety of subjects and media.  A judge chooses about 80 pieces to for the show. 

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