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Two state legislators are working on a bill to allow people with concealed carry permits to have guns on state campuses. It also would revoke an exception granted to the technical college system to ban guns on campus. The bills are sponsored by Rep. Jesse Kremer and Senator Devin LeMahieu. The bills in each chamber are in response to recent campus shootings. At Nicolet College, Executive Dean Ron Skallerud says they're reviewing the situation...

Area Kids Learn What it Takes to be a Manufacturer

Oct 8, 2015
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  Nearly 600 local eighth grade students enrolled in shop classes participated in the Heavy Metal Tour at Nicolet College this afternoon. The workshop featured tours of local manufacturing plants, and hands-on activities in mechanical, Industrial and welding labs. Samantha from Northwoods Community Secondary School participated in the workshops and says she isn’t interested in the manufacturing business, but thought touring the ABX plant was an exciting experience.

Baladino to Bring Mediterranean Folk Music to the Northwoods

Sep 29, 2015

  A musical group who is touring around the Midwest is giving the Northwoods a taste of their musical traditions. Nicolet Area Technical College is hosting the Israeli ensemble Baladino, Friday. The five-member band plays a style of music that traces back to the medieval period, known as Ladino. Percussionist Yshai Afterman says their songs are original 15th century songs from when the Jews were expelled from Spain and dispersed throughout the Mediterranean region.

New technology is bringing Nicolet College courses to communities in its service area.

The school will be offering classes to Minocqua and Tomahawk areas using the state-of-the-art telepresence equipment at each location.

Nicolet College Budget Close To Last Year's Figure

Jun 18, 2015

The Nicolet College Board of Trustees recently approved the college’s budget for next year which is projected to slightly reduce the tax on a $100,000 home from $37.40 this year to $37.08.

The final tax rate won’t be known until October when the state releases final property valuation figures. The projected tax levy is based on an estimated valuation increase of 1 percent in the district. Last year valuations increased 1.75 percent.

The total budget unanimously approved by the board is $35,821,178, a 0.44 percent decrease from the previous year.

The Wisconsin Regional Arts Program, or WRAP, is celebrating its 75th anniversary with an art show, open now at Nicollet College. The exhibition is free and includes fiber artwork, sculpture, painting, photography, and collage. The WRAP program is designed to give exposure to non-professional artists, particularly in rural areas. “The whole WRAP program is designed for people who aren’t necessarily professional artists,” says Nicolet Art Director Katy Ralph. “It came into being particularly for rural artists, to get their art up on the walls somewhere and show it.”

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Nicolet College students looking to transfer to Northland College to earn a bachelor’s degree can now be guaranteed admission through one transfer agreement and have more options thanks to other agreements recently signed by officials from both colleges.

Located in Ashland, Northland is a liberal arts college with about 600 students.

Nicolet Transfer Coordinator Teresa Rose says after studying the offerings of both colleges, both schools felt it was a good fit....

Professional and family caregivers providing direct care at home or in long term care facilities are invited to the Direct Caregivers Conference next month at Nicolet College in Rhinelander.

Sandy Bishop, Director of Workforce Development at Nicolet, says the event is a draw for people providing service in skilled nursing facilities, but the conference is growing as another group of people want to find out more information...

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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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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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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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.

Joe McHugh talks about the performance...