Nicolet College

Nicolet Area Technical College

Nearly one million dollars in grants have been awarded to Nicolet Area Technical College in competitive grants from Wisconsin Technical College System.

Nicolet applied for 11 grants. For the second straight year, the college was awarded 100 percent funding for each application that was submitted

An innovative program at Nicolet College has saved  students tens of thousands of dollars in textbook costs.

The college has found a way to get the textbook course material online at a free source which students can tap into. Manager of Open Educational and Instructional Resources at Nicolet, Cindy Domaika outlines how it works...

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Best practices for businesses to recruit and retain military veterans will be the focus of a free Hire Up event at Nicolet College.

Nicolet Dean of Workforce and Economic Development Sandy Bishop talks about the focus of the session...

"....this program is the next in a series of programs the college is doing that focuses on local businesses recruit, work with and hire veterans, the unemployed and the underemployed. How best to provide services and work with them...."

Presentations by three experts highlight the half-day event.

One of the best art exhibits in Wisconsin will open Saturday when the 30th Annual Northern National Art Competition holds an opening reception at 5 p.m. in the Nicolet College Art Gallery.

Gallery Director Katy Ralph says it's a juried contemporary art competition that showcases high-quality work from around the country, with a few artists from the Northwoods....

" usual, our judge has selected a wonderful and very diverse exhibit. Photography and fiber art and all kinds of different paintings and I think it's going to be a wonderful show...."

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A look into the field of manufacturing is being offered Wednesday at Nicolet College in Rhinelander. Those interested in careers in Electromechanical, Industrial Mechanical or welding are invited Wednesday to the Lakeside Center.

College career coach Angeline Kesler says it's a good way to promote manufacturing careers... jan tik-Flikr

Personal safety will be at the center of two classes Nicolet College in Rhinelander will offer multiple times in July and August.

One class is a two-hour overview on how to stay safe and defend yourself. The second is a more in depth, four-hour class that will cover the same topics and feature additional demonstrations and hands-on activities.

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An innovative approach to inclusive post-secondary education for adult learners with intellectual disabilities had their graduation ceremonies Friday.

The program is based at Nicolet College in Rhinelander and is designed for students who require more than the traditional level of support in order to be successful in a college environment.

Katherine Garrison is Jump!Start liaison.

She says the program is just one of six of its type in Wisconsin and the only program in northern Wisconsin.

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Students at Nicolet College's AODA and Criminal Justice programs held a joint training session this week learning about how to work with a person having a personal crisis.

Tekia Longstreet is Nicolet College Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coordinator and AODA instructor.

She says the two programs held the mock drills as students in both programs at some point in their careers may have to deal with a person in crisis...

April is National Poetry Month and Nicolet College is holding its 7th Annual Poetry Project.

Ocie Kilgus is a Nicolet instructor and coordinator of the project. The best original writing from both a student and community member will be judged after the project ends on April 30. The winning student will be awarded the $300 Ron Parkinson Poetry Matters Student Scholarship. The community member will receive dinner for two at Church Street Inn in Hazelhurst.

Kilgus says aspiring poets will also have a chance to read their works at ArtStart in Rhinelander...

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High school students considering a health occupation will be about as close as you can get Wednesday morning to watching heart surgery without physically being in the room.

An estimated 180 students from five area high schools will view a live open heart surgery broadcast to the Nicolet College Theater. The surgery is part of the Live From the Heart program run by the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.

Dean of Health Occupations at Nicolet College, Lenore Blemke says the program is broadcast live as an open heart surgery is taking place....

Nicolet College Included In New UW Tuition Plan

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A new plan unveiled last week would give one free year of tuition at U-W Madison to some of the first students in their families to seek college degrees.

The students would have to transfer to Madison after two years of schooling at the U-W Colleges around the state and certain technical schools -- and it would only take effect if the state provides funding. The only technical college north of Madison and Milwaukee involved in the proposal is Nicolet College in Rhinelander.

College President Dr. Richard Nelson....

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This week the Northwoods have been privy to a very unique international tour.

South African musician Lorraine Klaasen and her ensemble have spent the week touring around northern Wisconsin ahead of her show this Saturday night, Nov. 19th at the Nicolet College Theatre.

WXPR’s Mackenzie Martin has the story.

In celebration of their new art gallery, Nicolet College is hosting Arts Day Saturday, September 24th. The event features several creative workshops and an opening reception for the Northern National Art Competition in the evening.

Executive Director, Sandy Kinney says Arts Day is open to anyone.

A spokesperson for the state Technical College system says a survey shows most 2015 graduates found work soon after graduating from school.

Technical College System spokesperson Conor Smyth says the placement level was high...

"....93 percent of our 2015 graduates were employed within 6 months of graduation. That percentage has not gone below 86 percent for the last 17 years...."